|The Battle of Italica|
|Season 1, Episode 05|
|Air date||July 31, 2015|
|Directed by||Takahiko Kyōgoku|
|Written by||Takahiko Kyōgoku|
|To Unknown Lands||Ride of the Valkyries|
The Battle of Italica is the fifth episode of the Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri anime series. It aired on July 31, 2015.
Itami's party arrives at Italica, just as the city's forces, led by Princess Piña have just repelled a siege from an invading bandit force made up of deserters from the armies defeated at Alnus. Knowing that her knights combined with the local soldiers have not enough strength to keep holding off the bandits until help arrives, Piña finds herself in a predicament until meeting the 3rd Recon Unit. Upon being informed of the situation, Itami decides to help defend the city and agrees with her plan of positioning himself and his soldiers in the least guarded side of the walls, in order to act as a decoy. However, the enemy does not fall for their trap and launch an attack on the main force instead. As the city's defenses are broken, Itami wonders about what will be the princess' next step as she sees herself on the verge of despair.