We are returning to the fantastical dimension across the gate with the second season of GATE: Jieitai Kano Chi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri, or just simply known as GATE, as the continuation of the anime adaptation to Takumi Yanai’s popular fantasy novel has been set to return on 9 January 2016.

A new key visual has also been revealed by the anime’s official website:


The website also announced that Tokyo MX will be airing the new season on 9 July at 1:05 a.m. JST. TV Aichi, MBS, BS-11, and AT-X will also be airing the anime across Japan.

After performing the anime’s first OP song, Kishida Kyoudan & The Akeboshi Rockets will be performing the second season’s OP theme, which will be titled “GATE II ~Sekai o Koete~”. The single CD will be released on 27 January 2016. Meanwhile, for the second ED song, the anime’s three female lead cast members, Nao Touyama (Lelei la Lelena), Hisako Kanemoto (Tuka Luna Marceau), and Risa Taneda (Rory Mercury), will once again be performing the anime’s ED song. Like the new OP song, this ED theme song will be released as a single on 27 January 2016.

The second season will pick up where the first one left off, and will be following the Flame Dragon arc from the light novel series written by former Japan Self Defense Force (JSDF) officer, Kaku Tatakaeri.