Episode 21 preview
Kanji デッドライン
Rōmaji Deddorain
Episode Number 21
Air Date March 4, 2016
Season 2
Opening GATE II ~Beyond the World~
Ending Always Communication
Previous Episode Lover
Next Episode The Empress in Slave's Clothing

Deadline (デッドライン Deddorain) is episode 21 of the Gate - Thus the JSDF Fought There! anime.


The Rose Knights manage to repel the Oprichnina and free Marquis Casel too, but this leads to an escalation of tension between Japan and the Empire.

Minister Kanou and other members of the government suggest to evacuate the japanese delegation from the Jade Palace, but the Prime Minister Morita refuses to give the green light to the operation, since representatives from other nations and the media are currently visiting the Special Region and the Alnus camp, so a demonstration of force or having no control of the situation could have bad diplomatic consequences for Japan.

However, things turn bad rapidly when Zorzal has Pina under arrest for her refusal to order the Rose Knights to let his soldiers enter the palace and orders his army to put the embassy under siege, which Morita finally authorizes the paratroopers' deployment in order to evacuate Sugawara, Shirayuri, Casel and Sherry from Sadera.

Meanwhile in Rondel, Itami and the others manage to neutralize an assassination attempt against them, and prepare a plan to capture the Pied Piper, the leader of the assassins sent to kill them.

Anime-Manga Differences

In the manga, the Battle between the Rose Order of Knight and the Oprichnina is shown in great detail. The anime only shows the dead body of the Rose Order of Knight and Oprichnina's members and the sound of the battle.

In the manga, Gimlet retreats by horse and he is nearly got killed by a Rose Order of Knight with a crossbow if not for the sacrifice of others Oprichnina's member. In the anime, he retreats by foot and no one shoots arrow at him.

In the manga, the Rose Order of Knight members wear standard Imperial Army helmet and armor unlike the anime, they wear knight armor without helmet.

In the manga, there are some JSDF personnel inside the Jade Palace to protect the envoy while arming FN P90 while in the anime, there are no JSDF personnel inside the Jade Palace.

Trivia and FYI

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