Is Gate Season 3 happening? Here’s everything you should know about Gate Season 3 Release Date, Cast, and Plot.
Gate, also known as Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri in Japan, is a fantasy anime series based on a manga of the same name. There is also a light novel series written by Takumi Yanai and are illustrated by Daisuke Izuka and Kurojishi. It was first published on April 12, 2010. The final volume of the novel series was published on December 22, 2011. Before the novel series reached its climax, a manga series illustrated by Satoru Sao was released in July 2011.
Since then three spin-off manga series have been released based on the original. There are a total of 19 manga volumes. The latest volume being released on Jun 30, 2021. An anime TV series comprising of 12 episodes aired from July 4 to September 18, 2015. Season 2 also got 12 episodes that aired from January 9 to March 26, 2016. Since its release, the fans have been eagerly anticipating Gate Season 3.
The official plot synopsis reads, “A gate appears in Tokyo’s Ginza district in the 21st century. From the gate pours out monsters, knights from middle-age Europe, and other fantasy-like beings, and they kill many of the citizens of Tokyo. The government sends a small group of soldiers from the Japanese Self-Defense Forces to the alternate world beyond the gate. Led by otaku soldier Yōji, they find that the villages in the world are being attacked by a dragon. An elf girl joins the group in their travels across the dangerous new world.”
Will there be Gate Season 3?
It has been more than 5 years ever since we saw the group together. A-1 Pictures neither confirmed Gate season 3 nor did it announced anything about it. It’s very unlikely that the series will continue for another season after such a long time. However, one must never lose hope. There are many anime series that returned even after a decade and emerged as big hits. There’s enough source material left and we guess that Gate season 3 will be on cards. It’s just a matter of time that we get an official statement.
When will the third season release?
As for the release date of Gate Season 3, we can’t assert anything at the moment. There’s not even a confirmation on the series renewal and in that case assuming anything would be fruitless. Still, we would not keep you guys down. So here is our prediction.
Hoping that the anime gets a renewal in 2021, we can get new episodes in late 2022 or early 2023. Besides, A-1 Pictures, the studio which produced the first two seasons, is quite busy with other projects. Sword Art Online is currently under production and it’s possible that the studio work on Gaate season 3 later.
What storyline will Gate Season 3 follow?
The first two seasons of the anime series were quite promising. Gate Season 2 climaxed with a satisfactory ending so it’s unlikely that season 3 would continue from thereon. Therefore, Gate season 3 would adapt the Gate: Weigh Anchor arc of the light novel series. It sets four years after the gate was closed. As the gate reopens, the government sends the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Forces rather than the general forces. The novels depict that there is also a portal that opens and leads to the Xenomorph homeworld. We have to see whether the production and the director make it that adventurous.
Characters and voice actors
Nothing certain can be said for the cast of Gate season 3 either. But isn’t it obvious that almost all the characters will return in the third season? If that so, then the production wouldn’t compromise their voices. Hence, the previous voice actors will also return to give the very essence to all the characters. So below we have jotted down the list of all the main characters along with their Japanese and English voice actors.
- Yoji Itami: Junichi Suwabe (Japanese) and David Wald (English)
- Pina Co Lada: Haruka Tomatsu (Japanese) and Jessica Boone (English)
- Tuka Luna Marceau: Hisako Kanemoto (Japanese) and Juliet Simmons (English)
- Lelei La Lelena: Nao Toyama (Japanese) and Brittney Karbowski (English)
- Rory Mercury: Risa Taneda (Japanese) and Molly Searcy (English)
- Yao Haa Dushi: Yoko Hikasa (Japanese) and Rachel Landon (English)
Gate is available for streaming on Netflix with all the 24 episodes compiled in one season.