It's quite a frequent misunderstanding when the fans take another cour of twelve episodes for a next season. In the case of Gate: Jieitai Kano Chi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri, we faced the same issue. Many fans are looking forward to Gate Season 3 while there has been no Season 2, in fact. The first season of the anime has been split into two parts, which are called "cours" in Japan. In spite of this, the question remains open, whether or not A-1 Pictures will produce another installment of the Gate anime? To simplify the following narrative, we will call the next television adaptation of Gate as Season 3. As usual, there are several indicators in favor of renewal or cancellation. We will attempt to explain you the most important sides of this question below.
In fact, everything is in favor for the next installment of Gate. However, let's sort it out in order. Despite the fact that A-1 Pictures used many volumes for their television adaptation, there remained several volumes in the original light novel series for another television installment. Generally speaking, the first season of Gate covered six volumes out of ten. Thus, there is enough source material in the rest of the volumes for Season 3. Moreover, the series of light novels is ongoing. Gate Season 2 Self Defense Force was issued this summer. Therefore, it's clear that the A-1 Pictures studio will have no lack of source materials for another television adaptation.
Another good news is that Gate: Jieitai Kano Chi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri showcased quite impressive results in the DB/DVD sales. About 4,700 items were sold out in the first week. As of 2017, this figure is approximately 900 copies per week, which is excellent. In general, the amount of the BD/DVD sales is the primary indicator affecting the decision of renewal. Relying on such data, we may conclude that Gate is a commercially successful franchise. As a rule, this meant that the show's creators would have to extend the anime for at least one installment.
Finally, Gate: Jieitai Kano Chi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri is very popular among the viewers. An overwhelming majority of fans was satisfied with the first season of the anime. We did not manage to find any negative reviews about this fantasy series. On MyAnimeList, Gate has a score of 7.91/10 based on over 188,700 votes. On Crunchyroll, the anime has a rating of 4.3/5 stars (~ 400 votes). So, the target audience was demanding the next season of this show. It seems that A-1 Pictures would take their opinion into account.
Summing up, Gate: Jieitai Kano Chi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri has all the attributes of successful anime series which deserves renewal. This show has a robust fandom, impressive ratings, and excellent BD/DVD sales. Furthermore, there is enough source material for the next season. We conclude thereby that Gate has substantial odds for Season 3.
Gate premiered in July 2015 on Tokyo MX. Shortly after that, MBS, BS11, AT-X, and other Japanese broadcasters picked up the anime for airing. A-1 Pictures Inc. served as a creator of the television adaptation. Sentai Filmworks acted as a licensor of the series in North America. The first season of Gate consisted of twenty-four episodes came to an end March 26, 2016. Since then, there has been no official statement about the next season.
Gate: Jieitai Kano Chi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri SummaryThe story begins when a mysterious gate appears amidst in Ginza, Tokyo, serving as a portal to another dimension. The hordes of magical creatures pass through this gate into our world. It appears that they are aggressive and attack the city thereby. However, thanks to the modern weaponry, proper tactic, and strategy, the Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) easily coped with this attack.
To prevent the possible further attacks, a special group of soldiers passes through the portal to investigate the likely dangers, as well as in an attempt to conclude an amicable agreement, if possible. The storyline thereby follows Youji Itami, a JSDF officer, embarked on a mission to explore this unknown parallel universe. But being on the other side, Youji learns that this world isn't aggressive that much. Moreover, this place more resembles the medieval Europe, inhabited by various supernatural beings, such as dragons and elves. Most of them, as appears are inoffensive and harmless. Moreover, this world is less advanced regarding technology.
As a result, Youji finds here new friends and plenty of places to explore. Meanwhile, the rest of the world considers this portal as a valuable source of resources.