Gate - Thus the JSDF Fought There
Between 2006 and 2009, Gate was serialized online in a novel website called Arcadia. Later in 2010 it was published by Alphapolis. Compared to the online serialization, the published volumes place a lesser weight on political commentary. Also, volume three has been substantially rewritten.
A manga adaptation of the story has been announced and serialization will start on 30th July, 2011.
 Story Synopsis
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 demigoddess in their circle of new friends. On the other hand, the major powers outside the Gate such as the United States,China and Russia were extremely interested in the abundant resources available in the Special Region. They began to exert diplomatic pressure over Japan.
A suddenly appearing portal to an unknown world - to the major powers it may be no more than a mere asset for toppling the international order. But to our protagonists it is an invaluable opportunity to broaden knowledge, friendship, and ultimately their perspective towards the world.
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Translators are asked to register which chapters they are working on
 Format Standards
Every Chapter (after editing) must conform to the general format guidelines. For character names, please follow the translations in the character introductions.
- June 11, 2011: Status of the prologue updated to 20% done.
- June 8, 2011: A snippet of GATE 1 uploaded.
- June 5, 2011: Project Page Created. Character introductions, prologue and a snippet of GATE 2 uploaded.
 The "Gate - Thus the JSDF Fought There" Series
 GATE 1: CONTACT
- Cover illustration
- Character introductions
- Prologue (~30%)
- Chapter 1
- Chapter 2
- Chapter 3
- Chapter 4
- Chapter 5
- Chapter 6
- Chapter 7
- Chapter 8
- Chapter 9
- Chapter 10
- Chapter 11
- Chapter 12
- Chapter 13
- Chapter 14
- Chapter 15
- Chapter 16
- Chapter 17
- Chapter 18
- Chapter 19
- Chapter 20
- Chapter 21
- Chapter 22
- Chapter 23
 GATE 2: FLAME DRAGON
 GATE 3: UPHEAVAL
 GATE 4: ALL-OUT ATTACK
 Project Staff
- Project Administrator: N/A
- Project Supervisor: DNK (tentative)
For such a long series we are extremely short of translators to work on it. We welcome anyone who has good Japanese comprehension capability to join our team. Please leave a message in the Discussion Thread if you are interested.
All editors who speak English proficiently are welcomed.
 Series Overview
 Main Series
- 自衛隊 彼の地にて、斯く戦えり / Jieitai Karenochinite Kakutatakaeri