Th Japanese anime "Gate" returns with the second season; "Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri - Enryuu-hen", aired January 9th in Japan, with the first episode seeing the JSDF moving forward with engaging with the new territories, and promoting "peace" (by way of showing them the military might of Japan).
We are also introduced to a new character; "Zorzal El Caesar" - half-brother to "Piña Co Lada" (of the 'Order of the Rose Knights') - who is depicted in the ep, defiling a "bunny warrior" female (one of the animal-human-hybrids of the kingdom), in veiled scenes of anal sex, and definitely not meant for the kids!
This series is rated "R-17+ (violence & profanity)" in Japan, just so you know, and I do not think it has anything to do with "fan service", maybe? And I somehow appreciate that, not too much waterdowned kid stuff, but still palatable for the (select) masses, IMO.
Regardless, it was a nice intriguing intro to a series I will definitely be following! And I see from the ending credit scenes that Leilei, Rory and Luna has donned the military uniforms of JSDF and learning their ways, so this should be fun too :)
Interestingly, as of this post, I have yet to find any further info of this anime online (bsides being listed on myanimelist.net) - maybe folks are still in the year-end festive mood? LOL
For folks in the United States, "Gate" is streaming "free" on crunchyroll.com, but alas not in Singapore, so you'd have to resort to "parallel" streaming sites to get your fix.
PLOT: "On August 20XX, a gate suddenly appears in Tokyo's Ginza district, unleashing a portal where monsters, medieval knights and other fantasy beings come from another world and wreak havoc on Tokyo. The Japanese Defense Force take action against these monsters and push them back into the "Gate". Third Reconnaissance Team is dispatched to the "Special Region" lead by officer (and otaku) Youji Itami. On their travels, they are joined by a beautiful elf girl who is a survivor from the dragon's rampage and guide the group across the dangerous new world."