In August of 20XX, a portal to a parallel world, known as the "Gate," suddenly appeared in Ginza, Tokyo. Monsters and troops poured out of the portal, turning the shopping district into a bloody inferno. The Japan Ground-Self Defence Force immediately took action and pushed the fantasy creatures back to the "Gate." To facilitate negotiations and prepare for future fights, the JGSDF dispatched the Third Reconnaissance Team to the "Special Region" at the other side of the Gate. Youji Itami, a JSDF officer as well as a 33-year-old otaku, was appointed as the leader of the Team. Amid attacks from enemy troops the team visited a variety of places and learnt a lot about the local culture and geography. Thanks to their efforts in humanitarian relief, although with some difficulties they were gradually able to reach out to the locals. They even had a cute elf, a sorceress and a demigGATE featuring Nao Touyama and Hisako Kanemoto has one or more episodes streaming with subscription on Hulu, free on Crunchyroll, free on Viewster, and 1 other. It's an action & adventure and animation show with 36 episodes over 2 seasons. GATE is no longer running and has no plans to air new episodes or seasons. It has a high IMDb audience rating of 7.6 (1,596 votes).