Gate – Thus the JSDF Fought There!
( ゲート 自衛隊 彼の地にて、斯く戦えり)
Author: Takumi Yanai (丸山くがね)
Illustrator: Daisuke Izuka and Kurojishi
Publisher: AlphaPolis

When a portal from another world appears in Ginza, Tokyo, a legion of soldiers and monsters emerge to attack the city. Thanks to their far more advanced weaponry and tactics, the Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) easily repels the enemy, passes through the gate and establish a forward base of operations to force the Roman-styled empire of the other world to open peace negotiations. Yōji Itami is a JSDF officer sent to investigate the other world, where magic, dragons and elves are real, using his knowledge of fantasy stories to make his way in this new environment.


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The Londel Conference. That was the shortened title which many places used, but the official name was the Londel Academic Degree Board of Examination.   It had a long history, stretching back about 3000 years or so.   The Academy City had originally been founded as a place to test the worthiness of apprentices to learn from the libraries of various Sages who had gathered there to conduct research.   In the Special Region, where there were no communal libraries, rare books were almost always in the care of various famous Sages. From time to time, the powerful and the

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The Academy City of Londel   The shroud of night fell over the silent Reader’s Rest.   From the outside, one could still see two or three lit windows on the side of the inn, but they were the exception ― for the most part, the windows of the four-story, 40-room inn were dark. However, this did not mean that the guest rooms were unoccupied. In fact, most of the rooms were taken. However, lamp oil was not cheap, so they were used to sleeping early to avoid wastage.   Rather than rely on a feeble light to exorcise the

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JGSDF Imperial Capital Akusho Operations Center   Normally, only the permanent staff would occupy the interior of this operations center, but this week it was full of people. The interior buzzed with heat and activity.   The displays that were everywhere showed footage from hidden cameras. Leading Private Sasagawa clutched the wireless handset as he spoke to all sorts of people, while Leading Private Tozu and the others placed red and green unit markers on the map of the Imperial Capital that was spread on a table.   Apart from that, the important intelligence personnel from 2nd Branch were trying

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It was sunset.   Every day, around this time, lessons ended and the students would return to their dwellings.   At the same time, the city’s residents would slowly began rousing themselves, as though to fulfil some silent pact with the students. To merchants, evening was when business picked up, and one could hear people shouting “We’re opening for business!”   To the housewives, the most important thing for them when evening came was to rush home so they could prepare dinner for their husbands and children, so they frequently appeared en masse on the streets whenever the time came.

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A HMV raced over the sprawling, grassy plains, under the light of the radiant sun. It threw up a trail of dust as it roamed leisurely over the plains, speeding towards the horizon as if aiming for the clouds in the distance. Inside the vehicle, the sounds of the engine blended with those of a lute. The lute’s player was Tuka Luna Marceau, who rode in the back seat. She was an elf girl who worshipped Lunaru, the goddess of music. Her fingernails — which looked as pink as seashells — strummed the instrument’s strings, producing beautiful melodies which sounded

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By the time the Flame Dragon’s head was placed upon the gates to the Imperial Capital, it had been several months since the earthquake, and in the meantime, the fear in everyone’s hearts had slowly faded away. The Flame Dragon was a force which could not be resisted by humanity, and people the world over considered it a natural disaster, much like an earthquake. Therefore, all people could do in the wake of the tragedy which the Flame Dragon brought was sigh and mutter, “Such misfortune”. They felt it was sent by the gods to torment humanity, much like floods

Gate: Volume 4 Afterword

Firstly, thank you very much, to all my readers — whether you have finished “Gate: Thus The JSDF Fought Here Vol. 2 Flame Dragon Arc (second part)”, or if you are just about to begin. In any case, this afterword will pertain to the events in this book. What did you think of the Flame Dragon Arc? In truth, this was the part of the work that I most wanted to write. I wanted to envision a clash in a fantasy world, of “Dragons”, the strongest creatures, against modern weaponry. I would fill it with my imagination and fantasy. Mm,

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The girl wore a set of white Goth clothing.   She looked to be around 20 or so.   Her deep blue skin was covered by lace-edged white cloth. A pair of firm, perky breasts swelled from her chest and pushed against her clothes, and the space from her cleavage to the shiny belly-button piercing was displayed for all to see. The clothes on her torso were held together by lace tapes, which compressed and bound her exposed flesh. The sleeves of her clothes seemed to have been torn off, while the white skirt of her clothing was torn and

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“Ooh…” Itami rubbed his forehead as he shook his head, his vision slowly returning to him. The ground, which should have remained still, seemed to be spinning back and forth. Had he fallen down? Or did something knock him down? He did not know. After being hit by Seimy and her LAM’s backblast, the semicircular canals in his ears were disturbed, and his sense of balance was disrupted. Every part of his body that had sweat on it was stained with dirt, and combined with the thick black exhaust smoke of the LAM, Itami looked like a filthy mudman. The

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It was clear that everyone did not know much about the Flame Dragon, but even so, they had to take up their weapons and fight. That was what it meant to be a warrior. The Dark Elves equipped themselves with the gear that they were familiar with — sabers, katars, bow and arrows, and their trademark black leather armor. There was something… special about the tight-fitting bondage armor they wore. It would have been one thing if only the women wore it, but more than half of the group were men and they wore the same armor that their female