New information has been revealed for the upcoming second season of Gate. The first of this being a newly released key visual which can be seen above. M9ind you that the second season for the anime is confirmed for a January 9th release. The opening theme song “Gate II Surpass the World” will be made by Kishida Kyoudan & The Akeboshi Rockets, they are returning from doing the first seasons opening theme song. The ending theme song which has yet to be titled will be preformed by voice actress Hisako Kanemoto, Nao Touyama and Risa Taneda. The first season for the series had originally begun airing July 4th 2015 and ended September 19th 2015 releasing 12 episodes. The series adapts a light novel series which released April 12th 2010 and ended December 22nd 2011 with 5 volumes releasing for it. A manga adaption later followed that by first releasing July 30th 2011 and has since then been ongoing publication. Now for those of you unfamiliar with the series below is am plot summary of it quoted from MAL:
In August of 20XX, a portal to a parallel world, known as the “Gate,” suddenly appeared in Ginza, Tokyo. Monsters and troops poured out of the portal, turning the shopping district into a bloody inferno.
The Japan Ground-Self Defence Force immediately took action and pushed the fantasy creatures back to the “Gate.” To facilitate negotiations and prepare for future fights, the JGSDF dispatched the Third Reconnaissance Team to the “Special Region” at the other side of the Gate.
Youji Itami, a JSDF officer as well as a 33-year-old otaku, was appointed as the leader of the Team. Amid attacks from enemy troops the team visited a variety of places and learnt a lot about the local culture and geography.
Thanks to their efforts in humanitarian relief, although with some difficulties they were gradually able to reach out to the locals. They even had a cute elf, a sorceress and a demigoddess in their circle of new friends. On the other hand, the major powers outside the Gate such as the United States,China and Russia were extremely interested in the abundant resources available in the Special Region. They began to exert diplomatic pressure over Japan.
A suddenly appearing portal to an unknown worldâ€”to the major powers it may be no more than a mere asset for toppling the international order. But to our protagonists it is an invaluable opportunity to broaden knowledge, friendship, and ultimately their perspective towards the world.