|Ride of the Valkyries|
|Season 1, Episode 06|
|Air date||August 7, 2015|
|Romaji||Ikusa Megami no Kikō|
|Directed by||Takahiko Kyōgoku|
|Written by||Takahiko Kyōgoku|
|The Battle of Italica||The Princess's Decision|
Ride of the Valkyries is the sixth episode of the Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri anime series. It aired on August 7, 2015.
Rory, Itami and two of his subordinates, Akira Tomita and Shino Kuribayashi, head to Piña's location to help her men. Meanwhile, the JSDF sends a helicopter unit to assist the 3rd Unit to defend Italica, defeating the invaders with extreme prejudice, much to Piña's astonishment, as the military weaponry and tech displayed by the Japanese soldiers lies beyond anything she had seen before. After Lelei sells the scales and Itami establishes some rather favorable conditions from Piña and the Italicans in exchange for their retaining their sovereignty, the 3rd Unit departs back to Alnus Hill, only to encounter Piña's Order of the Rose Knights on their way. Upon knowing their identities, the knights capture Itami, unaware of the peace treaty he and Piña established. In order to avoid escalated conflict, Itami orders his unit to return without him instead of fighting, and surrenders himself to the knights.