Gate S2 continues where Gate S1 left off with the troubles of the Fire Dragon burning any village that crossed its path. From S1, S2 is a much more darker story, there is much more violence and other personal matters that aren’t always safe for work. The battles are much more violent this time around, and there are also talks of prisoners of war, some being abused sexually. We also get a glimpse of the JSDF helping out those in the Red Light District (prostitutes) and handing them birth control pills. These issues create very dark situations and show how corrupt and broken the Empire itself. Three main issues were addressed in season 2: The mental stability of Tuka and how she’s convinced that her father is still alive, the rampage of the Fire Dragon, and the conflict between the JSDF and the Empire with possible flames of war. Which was much more than I anticipated it to be. When season 2 was greenlit only the Fire Dragon Arc was confirmed so I thought that’s where it would end but it went a little further ahead, which is great! Having Kishida Kyoudan & The Akeboshi Rockets perform the Opening was a AWESOME, since they also performed the Opening for the previous season. Overall Gate was incredible and I highly recommend it (for those that are okay with the dark parts of course).

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