About Gate: Jietai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri (GATE)
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: Jul 2015 – Sept 2015
Gate: Jietai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri tells the story of a JSDF officer known as Youji Itami. Itami is an otaku at best and only works so that he can fuel his hobbies. On the way home from a doujinshi convention, he suddenly notices that something is wrong as he is seeing creatures that should not exist in our world. With some quick work, he is able to save many lives and the day. Three months later, it is revealed that a portal allowed these creatures and fighters into our world; it is located in Ginza. No one knows what is on it, but Itami is put in charge of a battalion of Humvees and tanks as they go through the portal to this new world known as the “special region”. Eventually, they meet beings on the other side and are sucked into a war that will have serious consequences.
Liked Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri? Watch Re:CREATORS!
- Episodes: 22
- Aired: Apr 2017 – Sept 2017
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Souta Mizushino is just another high school boy who enjoys working on a light novels he has created. One day, while looking at his tablet, he is drawn into another world in midst of a battle that he knows from another novel! Somehow surviving, he makes it back home to his dimension, but then he looks around and realizes that Celestia Yupitilia, from the fight, is also in his room. After a few mishaps, it appears that multiple characters across multiple works have all been brought to our world by the same person–Gunpuku no Himegimi–and no one knows why. There is an issue though, she knows about our reality and what these characters need to do. They need to meet with their own creators as they are the Gods of this series. While Souta, Celestia, and their new companion, Meteora, try to piece together the puzzle, they also have to deal with these other characters descending into our world. One by one, these characters meet their creator but they all have the same question, who created Gunpuku no Himegimi?
Three Major Similarities Between Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri and Re:CREATORS
1. Both Are Isekai (Another World) Stories
Which is true. Now, Re:CREATORS is actually a dissection of the isekai trope, but nonetheless, some character has to come to a new world for this to be invoked. In Gate, it is Itami who has to go from our world to another while in Re:CREATORS, it is the other way around as the characters all come here to our world. There is also, as one would expect, massive confusion when either Itami arrives or when Celestia and Meteora arrive. Both are super confused as to why they are here and what is going on. It’s a simple setup but the outcome is basically the same. Not to mention too, both first episodes basically open up with fight scenes and keep the action going throughout.
2. Both Have Serious Conflicts That Need The Main Character’s Help
With Itami, he basically rolls up into the other world and almost immediately is thrown into battle. After it is resolved and he thinks he is okay, he learns quickly how he is wrong and there is conflict plaguing the land. They need his help, his wit, and his tactics in order to survive. The same is true for Souta. Even though he has no powers, no special talents, or anything like that, he is the one who is dealing with characters from fictitious settings that need his help. And of course, true to the Isekai setting, he is the only one who can help them. No spoilers in that this is revealed in the first episode. This is probably so because he quickly accepts things and is able to help them all.
3. Bounty of Characters to Like
There are some who are rather turned off by the fact that Gate is one giant billboard for the Japanese Self Defense Force. That being said though, the one benefit is that even if you do not like Itami, there is going to be someone that you like aka Lelei, Tuka, Piña, or Rory *coughallhailthegoddessRorycough*. The same is true with Re:CREATORS as well. Not feeling the core three main characters? Well Yuuya, Mamika, Rui, Blitz, Alicetelia, and Magane are more than happy to fill that void. In both Gate and Re:CREATORS too, the characters are very much diverse so it is not as if you are getting different personalities in the same school uniforms.
Liked Gate: Jietai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri? Watch Seikaisuru KADO (KADO: The Right Answer)!
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: Apr 207 – Jun 2017
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Everything is business as usual for Koujirou Shindou as his plane is taxiing to take himself and his subordinate, Shun Hanamori, to their next job site. Koujirou is the best negotiator in all of Japan. However as the plane prepares to take off, there is a flash in the sky and a very large object comes down directly onto the plane absorbing Koujirou, Shun, and the rest of the passengers. Inside, they are somehow alive and manage to get out of the plane. Outside, he meets Yaha-kui zaShunina who takes on a human appearance and tells them he means no harm. Coming from another plane of existence, Yaha-kui has come to help humanity out inside the object that came crashing down on the plane, a giant cube named KADO. Everything it touches, it can swallow into it. Yaha-kui wants to analyze humans and at the same time help humans evolve. So, Koujirou has to now negotiate with his former boss, the Japanese government, for the sake of not only himself, but also those on the plane, Japan, humanity, and most importantly, Yaha-kui zaShunina
Three Major Similarities Gate: Jietai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri and Seikaisuru KADO (KADO: The Right Answer)
1. Supernatural Another World Invasions
Just like with GATE, and probably a bit stronger here than with Re:CREATORS, KADO essentially opens up with the invasion. Right from the start, after a few minutes of introduction, you immediately hit the ground running. Itami is already doing damage control with the first invasion in the first five minutes as is Koujirou. Both respective series also have their supernatural/fantasy elements that we will get to below. But you still have one world being invaded by another.
2. Almost the Same Genres & Setups
Gate is Action, Adventure, Fantasy, and Military. KADO focuses on Sci-fi, which can be argued for Gate, Seinen, also arguable for Gate, Supernatural, and Fantasy. The problem with Seinen is that it is so broad of a term, and really both of these series would be geared towards men. Anyway, the series themselves both deal with the supernatural coming into the lives of humans and the effects that they have on our societies. Someone is an alien in either story; it just happens to be Itami in Gate and Yaha-kui zaShunina in KADO. Itami basically brings order and revolution to the other world, so does Yaha-kui with his inventions like with Wam and negating the need to sleep.
3. Both Itami and Koujirou are Negotiators
This may not seem like a solid point at first, but hear us out. Itami has to negotiate at first for peace from the side of the Japanese government, but then later subsequently has to negotiate for the various races that are in conflict on the other side of the portal. His job never really ends though. Koujirou is the best negotiator in all of Japan. In fact, that is essentially what Itami becomes throughout Gate too. Koujirou though is confident, serious, and is ready to tackle just about anything. Hence why he is so calm throughout the series even though the delicate thread of peace is supported by him. What is not to like about a main character that can negotiate well?