Animation: Many of its two-dimensional and seemingly flat characters have a great deal of relevance in the bigger picture of Japanese history, which is quite amusing given the heavily pro-Japanese propagandistic nature of the content. It's a good mix between Isekai or stranger in a strange land fantasy (hero summons) and modern Japanese SDF and otaku cultures. I recommend Zipang for the more military orientated audience. The hook of this show was a medieval civilization coming in contact with an advanced one. Stream or Watch Divine Gate (Dub) free online without advertisements on AnimeVibe | ディバインゲート, Divine Gate, ['ディバゲ'] Sypnosis : The legend of the Divine Gate is a story told to young children that depicts the merging of the living world, the heavens, and the underworld. Real life combat is not pleasant, and characters touched by mortars have limbs blown off. The source material would be rated seinen, as in dealing with mature themes from the 20-30 age grouping. They're basically the adrenaline crowd looking for thrills of some sort, they can take an Elfen Lied or two. Founded in 2001 as the first anime & manga recommendation database. In the same manner that Wotakoi never truly aims to be a serious romance, and yet underwrites a potent romance beneath its comedic layers, GATE masquerades as action-flicked, parody-packed comedy with just enough underlying drama to give it depth. 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. otherwise it's a very similar story line with different heroes facing up against other worldly creatures such as dragons, goblins and so forth. For example, they had the MC kill an enemy straight off using a blade across the throat, but they chose to use clothed male models rather than naked female models when an enemy army wanted to use psychological warfare to lure out the defenders. The audience is shown the interaction, but the focus is on somebody else. Anime-Planet is a site run by fans, for fans. Not knowing what to expect with GATE, the first episode took me quite a bit by surprise – Japan gets invaded by some otherworldly denizens, and some random otaku is running around directing people in the face of the calamity. EP 5. Create lists for what you've seen & read, watch over 40,000 legal streaming episodes online, and meet If you liked this, then you will probably like this too. A gate appears out of nowhere in Shibuya, Tokyo, and all kinds of creatures come charging in: orcs, trolls, goblins, wyverns -- and they begin attacking passers by. He discovers he is one of four heroes equipped with legendary weapons and tasked with saving the world from its prophesied destruction. Yet another example of why light novels are cancer and otaku pandering is what helps it spread. How will they interact, solve their differences, coexist, and learn from each other? The viewer is given the dialectic of “Japan good, everyone else bad” to a certain degree, sure, but the show spends a great deal of time bagging on the Japanese politicians just as much as it does the foreigners. Create lists for what you've seen & read, watch over 40,000 legal streaming episodes online, and meet This is what I meant by self-indulgence, since there is no attempt to make both sides grey. For one thing, people interested in this kind of fantasy meets modern military, really like blood, guts, and horror. While certainly no horror or gore flick, there’s a measure of gritty realism placed alongside elves in jeans and wizards in gas masks that balances the whimsicality of the humor with the grittiness of the underlying commentary. Sure the JSDF  are all too-good-to-be-true soldiers in terms of their real life aptitude (for example, in the real world many good soldiers on Itami’s level are enticed into not-good roles – take a look at Timothy McVeigh outside the mainstream narrative if you’re interested in what goes on) but they’re not terribly interesting beyond that. the reason i recomend outbreak is because both involve modern military and society invading or protecting the gates that bind the two worlds and the only difference between the animes so far is that outbreak seems to have magic preventing earths armys from moving foward while gate has modern military vs. spears and bows and dragons. The protagonist in particular is a clear example of a character not made to be an individual, but rather an archetype appealing to a certain demographic.