So, here it is. My first published crossover with the anime series GATE: Thus the JSDF Fought There. While this isn't the first published crossover with the Potterverse, there are only two others. I have to admit, while Split-Girl's In Which Harry Ditches Everybody! Welcome to Ancient Culture Chop-Suey was an inspiration for this story, I wanted to take this story in its own direction. It took a lot of consideration, as well as a LOT of discussion with Leaf Ranger and Arawn D Draven, the only two of my correspondents to have watched this series (and thank you very much for putting up with my questions!), before I decided on a direction for this story.
GATE, for those of you not in the know, was originally a novel series written by a former JSDF soldier. It was turned into a manga and an anime, and it was the latter that I am basing this story off for the most part, albeit with what elements I could get through research and asking Leaf Ranger and Arawn D Draven. The series basically is yet another story of the 'Another World' or 'Isekai' genre, where a mysterious gateway opens in Japan and disgorges an army that is composed of fantasy beings and what look like Roman soldiers. After beating back said forces, Japan eventually decides to send the JSDF, their military forces, through the Gate to find who was responsible.
Now, the series is noted for its rather strong Japanese nationalism, something I will be addressing in this story to some degree. But most of the story will be revolving around the changes, big and small, Harry will make to the story. Indeed, from the get-go, he makes a pretty big splash in that a certain character does not suffer their canon fate. Namely, Queen Tyuule of the Bunny Warriors. Her fate in canon is a rather sad and repulsive one, and while she is portrayed as something of a villain in the anime, you can understand why.
I also took a leaf out of Anubis of the Highway Thieves' 'Of Jumping Dimensions and Drunken Marriages' challenge, a bit like Blood Brandy's infamous Vegas Vacation challenge. Keep in mind, though, Harry and Tyuule's marriage WON'T mean instant love. It's more like an arranged marriage they have to get used to. If you don't like that story, then don't bother reading.
Incidentally, the title means 'the small under the huge', meaning weaker people protected by the stronger, which will inform Harry and Tyuule's mission later in the story.
Anyway, time for the usual disclaimers. Firstly, there will be spoilers for both Harry Potter and GATE.
Secondly, there will be heavy annotations, as is usual for my works. You have been warned.
Thirdly, this is an M-Rated work. There will be coarse language, violence, dark themes and sexual references. Again, you have been warned.
Finally, the following is a fan-written work. Harry Potter and GATE are the properties of their respective owners. Please support the official release. Otherwise, Rory will slice you up with that halberd of hers…