Sekai Project sets first Gate manga volume for 2nd quarter in 2016

It has been announced by Sekai Project today at their Otakon Vegas panel, that it is will be taking pre-orders for the first two volumes of the Gate Jieitai Kanochi nite Kaku Tatakaeri manga this month. Now the first volume will be released with an “estimated ship date” of the second quarter of 2016. The release however has not been confirmed yet for the second volume. It should also be noted that the Gate Jieitai Kanochi nite Kaku Tatakaeri manga is the first manga to undergo release by Sekai Project. The following manga mind you which first released July 30 2011 is a adaption from the original light novel series. The light novel series released April 12 2010 and ended December 22nd 2011 with 5 volumes releasing for it. The series also received an anime which started July 4 2015 and ended September 19th 2015 with 12 episodes. Its second season also began January 9th 2016 and will end March 26th 2016 with 12 episodes set for release. For those unfamiliar with the series below is a 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 world—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.
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