The New Gate

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“THE NEW GATE”, an online game that trapped its players and turned into a death game, was now releasing the thousands of players that had been dragged into it, thanks to the efforts of Shin, one of the most powerful players. But after having defeated the last boss and freed everyone, he was swallowed up by a strange light and found himself inside the game world 500 years in the future and unable to leave.

NOTE: Volumes 1 & 2 by Shin Translations were translated from the Web Novel while Volume 3 was translated from the Light Novel.

The New Gate average rating 4.2/5 - 689 user ratings
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THE NEW GATE
ザ・ニュー・ゲート
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06/29/17 Shin Translations v7c3 part2v7c3 part2
06/22/17 Shin Translations v7c3 part1v7c3 part1
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06/11/17 Shin Translations v7c2 part2v7c2 part2
06/01/17 Shin Translations v7c2 part1v7c2 part1
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05/14/17 Shin Translations v7c1 part2v7c1 part2
05/07/17 Shin Translations v7c1 part1v7c1 part1
05/01/17 Shin Translations v6 illustrationsv6 illustrations
04/25/17 Shin Translations v6c3 part4v6c3 part4
04/16/17 Shin Translations v6c3 part3v6c3 part3
04/08/17 Shin Translations v6c3 part2v6c3 part2
03/31/17 Shin Translations v6c3 part1v6c3 part1
03/20/17 Shin Translations v6 side story 1v6 side story 1
03/05/17 Shin Translations v6c2 part3v6c2 part3
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d3adlyjoker
New d3adlyjoker rated it
June 15, 2017
Status: v3c3
I actually like the characters, they are all decent human beings. But there are no villians. The story is very slow, much of the dialouge i found very "mechanic" (both the characters in the dialog talked in the same tone, felt very businesslike) and the fights feel more like a drag rather than exciting, im not really sure why though.
One thing i really dislike is how the author so far in the story, still hasn't given a proper explanation on why the MC wants to return home. His NPC's... more>> love him and will miss him, he has made so many friends, yet he cares more about some characters (presumable friends, family, players he met in the death game) we havent been introduced to.
And the characters express how they dont want him to leave, but understands "thats just like him", even though the reader dont know why its just like him, because their relationship building happened before the story started. <<less
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Victor DoUrden
Victor DoUrden rated it
May 6, 2016
Status: --
Some people have completely awful taste... Such people read like Zhan Long, ATG, Shuras Wrath, Close combat mage... Story's without a story, with poor writing, over used tropes and are rehashed action and awful pacing. If you're such a person this is not for you. aka WARNING there is an actual story to be found here

Critically speaking the speed here is more or less perfect but could even be better slowed down a bit more to show certain characters more. All the characters here are well done and fleshed out.... more>> The story is solid and not utterly aimless. Girls don't want to have sex with the MC just cause he is in the same room. The MC is a believable realistic character not eager to show that pure force is always the answer. This shows the character has a mind and is aware of ramifications... a concept not existing in other works and sadly many readers. He does not seek attention like an addict seeks drugs. Such things only improve the story and the world, as well as keep needless tropes away. The VR thing is barely emphasized outside passing comments, this makes it feel more akin to a real fantasy.

This story is a perfect 5/5 10/10 in quality, grammar/translation, pacing, depth. There could be a bit more information about the world at large for those interested. Translators have a great job translating this and keeping at it. <<less
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Randflag
Randflag rated it
December 29, 2016
Status: v3
Imagine this being the superman comics.

Now imagine if the superman comics was not about superman occasionally fighting and struggling to save the world from badass villians like darkseid, zod and doomsday.

Instead this superman comic is about superman overpoweredly helping grannies cross the street, gently suppressing muggers, and sometimes joining the olympics by running slightly faster and jumping slightly higher than our best athletes. Oh also this comic superman teams up with wonderwoman with her awesome wargear and they use their combined powers to complete riveting tasks like stop car... more>> accidents or superman using his super breath to dry a huge wall of paint really quick.

Now you might be thinking why would anyone read a superman comic like that? That's a good question, now you should ask yourself the same when reading this novel. <<less
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RANTMAN
RANTMAN rated it
April 22, 2016
Status: --
Four volumes Read

Reading this novel is like watching paint dry. The story has barely progressed from the start, with near whole volumes full of empty talk.

It is a shame since the translation is of good quality. The premise is interesting, and the characters introduced so far are adequately fleshed out.

While this novel has several more good aspects, these are again buried by boring and tedious interactions between characters.
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ninthlite
ninthlite rated it
March 5, 2016
Status: --
The main character is op, but this is a japenese novel so don't expect him to do anything. The world is interesting but the story is so focused on a boring mc that it neglects the most interesting aspect of the story. The writing is seems solid with no glaring flaws or mistakes that I rate it 2/5.

Really everything in this novel is meaningless as the author streches from could be done in one page to encompassing a entire volume.
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DeDraNix
DeDraNix rated it
June 18, 2016
Status: --
Was interesting at first but the MC got annoying because he didn't want to show his strength for some reason, even though he is the strongest being in that world. He keeps going out of his way to pretend his not that strong and eventually I couldn't handle it anymore, i'm sorry but this novel had potential but the MC ruined it.
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TerraEarth
TerraEarth rated it
November 19, 2016
Status: --
Nothing happens: the novel. I'd personally rather watch paint dry than have to read this again. It wouldn't have been so bad if we were given some kind of alluring atmosphere to read into (something along the lines of a SOL perhaps). But nope. Two volumes in and I've concluded that reading this novel is a waste of time.

It makes no sense to me that the MC while being basically 3x stronger than the final boss at this point goes out of his way to try and just fit in... more>> - of course he makes sure to show just enough that everyone wants to fellate his erect member, but otherwise it's a rather mundane and wearisome way of writing a power trip. It just feels like a chore whenever he 'shows off' to people in an attempt to get his ego stroked. But then you have scenes where he goes out and does low level quests like collect herbs for the entire day - but why? Why does he even need to register as an adventurer? He's practically a demigod at this point and can do anything and everything he wants to do so why does he choose to pick up weeds again pray tell? I don't understand it. He doesn't even seem to be concerned that he's trapped in this world, or if he's in some kind of danger as a result. It's a thoughtless, mindless approach to a story such as this. It's vapid to say the least.

Is it terrible? Not really, but there doesn't seem to be any kind of direction or plot or interesting characters or anything at all for that matter. <<less
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Keimichi
Keimichi rated it
July 23, 2016
Status: v6c3
Good, multi-dimensional characters. Very likeable OP MC.

Except nothing really happens.

I don't know, even at vol 4, so far the battles haven't been really that enjoyable. Maybe I have been spoiled by some of the other novels with flashy battles. I actually don't mind that the MC hides his strength. I like relaxing MC's that are powerful but pretty humble. He's calm and collected. So none of those unreasonable, hot-headed, hypocritical, perverted, weak or dumb actions. He's just someone who wants to lay low and progressively find a way... more>> to get home.

However, it's one thing to have an MC with little ambition, it's another thing if nothing really happens to push the story forward. Even the small interactions or events in the story doesn't really push the story anywhere. It felt like 4 volumes of introduction and lazing around that amounts to very little in the end. It felt like it's not doing things right. If you say it's a story focused on action and fighting, then obviously it doesn't have enough action and fighting. If you said it was a story about character development and world building, then there hasn't been really that much character development and world building. It's kinda awkwardly stuck in between, and you have no idea where it is going, or what the author is trying to do with the plot.

It is an interesting novel, but I still feel like it's lacking something substantial.

[Update vol 6: so more things happened. Except it still doesn't feel like much happened.] <<less
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Cryarc
Cryarc rated it
September 22, 2016
Status: --
There's no human touch in the story, it's extremely mechanical so a lot of people find it dry. There's no human interactions deeper than random and shallow chitchats. The arcs only resolved around: [visits new places--> meets some people--> gets into a party--> fights grunts--> fights boss--> 1-hit KO after the MC serious--> break up temporary party--> visit new places.] The relationship between the characters are superficial and only shown trough dialogues instead of being acted out.

Everytime that the MC is in battle, the author always repeated his explanation that... more>> the MC is actually OP and can 1-hit-kill the enemies if he wanted to but he just don't want to for dubious logic. The fights becomes prolonged unnaturally since the MC just don't want to go all out, and the author writes heavy expositions about weak skills that's being used in the fake fights. There's no tension at all. <<less
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naruhina
naruhina rated it
April 11, 2017
Status: v6c3
Remember, you can't please everyone. Everybody have different views and likes. So if you don't like the story, go away. To the supporters to this novel like me, we remain...

I really love it! To the author and translator, don't be discourage from other commentators and reviews. I read lots of novel too, not many online game novel but other realistic novel. But this online game story got me interested. I like the characters especially shin. Its good also keeping him a low-profile unlike others MC making boastful about powers and... more>> all. I like the conversations too between the characters, it shows more their feeling and emotions that grasp by the readers, so please keep it up. For others, the action might not enough, but for me its quite good because as the MC attitude, he doesnt want to be in light shine for the mean time. The story is solid and focus more in objective so i salute for that. I will keep reading so please continue this masterpiece. <<less
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MomTheDemonQueen
MomTheDemonQueen rated it
June 6, 2016
Status: --
In the midst of all of its' problem's it is a good story. It has a great plot and great character.

But that is all it has. The action is poor, the talking is long-winded and completely skippable, the MC doesn't want to reveal his power because he's... Afraid of something? I have no idea, there's nothing stronger than him in this world so there's nothing that could threaten him. There's probably not even anything stronger than his girlfriend in this world.

I give it a 3 just for the premise, and... more>> the development of the world, story and characters. But honestly, everything good about this story doesn't make up for the fact that most of the time it's so boring you skip 5-6 paragraphs just to get past this part, or sometimes even full chapters. Once, I skipped three chapters, and the part I was trying to skip still wasn't over. It's that slow.

Read it, give it a chance, if you're the type that can move this slow then go for it.

I can't. I want a brave MC who gets things done and shows off more than a good MC who does the right thing but hides in the shadows. Give me a family slaughtering psychopath any day over this Satou re-hash. <<less
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scribbledoutname
scribbledoutname rated it
July 16, 2016
Status: --
An awesome world, an awesome set-up, so much potential for crowning moments of awesome... and all of it's wasted on an MC that wants everyone to think he's a scrub. Why introduce all of these awesome elements if you're just going to play them down? Why wave all this stuff in the face of fans of the genre?

At the end of the day the author can do whatever he wants, but I can't get over the waste of potential, so my opinion is that the execution of the story sucks.

World:... more>> 5
Premise: 5
Unfortunately, Execution (aka the complete waste of the above two): 1 <<less
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Project Eden
Project Eden rated it
March 14, 2016
Status: --
Interesting take on “transported to another world” and “virtual reality” genre. MC is OP and has rather mature outlook compare to others and doesn’t suffer from cliche trope like being dense, harem-seeking pervert, or emo-like avenger. Compare to them, it’s a refreshing outlook. The plot is solid and each arc makes me want to read more.

While MC likes to keep low profile, the fact that he’s the only High Human left and was the strongest player in New Gate as well as being the master of Schnee Raizer (his support... more>> character who became very famous) means that it has potential to bring lot of drama. The political intrigue is always on the background without being too difficult to follow or simply boring.

Other than slow update and minor cliches, this is one of the best series I’ve read. <<less
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Arnissan
Arnissan rated it
September 23, 2016
Status: v3c1
A very dry read about MMORPG systems that everyone already know without anything much really happening. And what ever happens, everyone knows that the OP mc will deal with it pronto. Why this is so popular is beyond me.

The manga version is a bit more bearable due to a lot of the tedious MMORPG mumbo jumbo monologue being skipped but it does not make the story good. And that's the problem, the story just isn't good.
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sleed
sleed rated it
April 4, 2017
Status: v6c1 part1
A novel about showing how much you have a beautiful women, and how the use of conflicts in a novel serve as stepping stones to show how much of a secret royalty MC really is

This doesn't come in the start but later the autor seems to completely forget about the larger objectives feels like the immediacy of the moment social pressure -BY NPCS-[Non Player Characters] and such pressure it's more important than his life saving objectives

Why do I think this is? It because that's 85℅ percent of the novel:... more>> other people.

It was okay and wasn't a Shure thing. After 2 volumes it really becomes apparent the real reason why the autor ignores the MC strength potential and possible intelligence: to the experience of social self-gratification that his female NPC(bot) partners provides him.

I like the simple battles.
What's bad about this novel is that the autor spends WAYY to much time on:

Bromides about how much social proof this guy has -cute women by his side and the much "sorry I'ma guy" kinda Japanese fantasy service theme.

40℅ of the chapter can be about how MC walks with heroines and how much normal people envy him.

20℅ is getting red face when a few of the woman he interacts with proposes to him, just to be later,rejected as the nice Japanese duty he carries dictates" to not take any sort of meaningful action with women because to do so it is ultimately shameful, you little dirty and puny man"

I expected to at some time to read some plot advances but what this is about its a giant

Slice of life

Masquerade as a quest to return to real life but then real life is made a second priority and in this moment a third, potentially a 4rth.

This is made implicit by the countless meaningless every so interactions that gets written and takes every the more space in each of the upcoming the chapters pushing away anything that resembles importance to his real life objectives

This has turned from an epic adventure into a washing machine discussion of unintentional cavort demonstrations

This novel lacks a strong willed, intelligent action taking MC.

More like a suspicious middle of the roader they had already forgotten why he is there and has little differentiation from "I killed bad guys, therefore I got dark past but my character isn't developed yet" chunibuyouu archetype and very often had depressions over the things he could not control, his never- to- tell but just be inferred and not to think or be judged past.

Don't expect complex villains here, at most casual killers that are leader guys. Just evil npcs that happen to be spawned and emulated by the evil human nature program-system wich is barely touched and discussed

Probably this novel has target of 1k chapters+

Plannig on packing crucial explanations after miles and miles of trivialities and royalty experiences.

No clue as to the reason why he was put in such place

Events are happening without being epic

Mostly this is slice of life Through lot of surface talk, low and few critical context conversations, arised from an aura of self sufficiency,sprinkled with awe from the plebeian villagers born in trivial actions for trivial purposes, that in my opinion should just be omitted or resumed and just focus on what's important.

20℅ villager interactions talk and why they think that such is such: needless details about something unimportant wich can be fixed with MC five minute-effort based on already knowledge he posses

5℅ MC plotting with such villagers limited by the grace that he is hiding his ability

3℅ On the MC background

7℅ meaningful battles

5℅ exploration <<less
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Axelord
Axelord rated it
February 6, 2017
Status: v4
I got into it, then I dropped it. Liked the story somewhat. Characters were enjoyable.

But combat killed it. Best way I've come to describe it would be to compare the way the MC fights to the 'Goku vs Frieza' fight from DBZ. I'm strong. I'm stronger. I'm the strongest! No, I'm stronger. No, me! I'm the best! No, I am! Ad nauseum, etc.

Complete with small increments of powering up all the way. Unlike DBZ, however you might like or hate it, this story is obviously not supported by visual... more>> so you can't even get distracted by pretty lights and bulging muscles. This is about as exciting as a five minutes fight being stretched to five episodes.

MC's not a complete doormat but like 90% of protagonists in these kind of stories, he has zero libido. Or, if he has feelings for someone, he prances around the issue for no good reason, blue-balling the reader (and himself) needlessly. And somehow, he still tries to appear as selfish. More like no-backbone shell-fish! <<less
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MondoX
MondoX rated it
October 20, 2016
Status: v5c2 part2
The premise of this story had a lot of potential, but not much happened for five volumes. I forced myself to read more than I had to, because I was hoping for the story to get better. It turned into a slice-of-life story, which I was not expecting according to the genre.

I was not able to understand why the MC hides his power. He is probably the most powerful being in this world, and may be able to topple kingdoms on his own. One of his... more>> underlings may be the second most powerful person in this world. The MC has an OP pet companion that is growing, and other underlings that are powerful as well. Yet, he is afraid to show his true power. The MC and his companions could probably take over the world if they wanted to. It is not that the MC wants to relax, because he involves himself in many situations that he does not need to or that someone else may take care of it. The MC suppress his power by a lot, but he is still the most powerful person in this world. So, he suppress his power so people do not think he is overpowered by a large gap, only by a small gap? <<less
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SorakaNii
SorakaNii rated it
October 14, 2016
Status: v4c3 part2
Well here's what I thought. The realm is too narrow, no actual adventures, especially maybe that the main characters always shows actual context on what he is going to do, making it very obvious. Author shows a very bad habit, I don't know if this was a novel only for himself. Because of that some key points was a mess and not to mention, the characters are totally brainwash, shows a dry personality as though they are really NPC (if anyone say something about the face, I'll kill you). Author... more>> also doesn't know how write scenes, big context used on a small scene, but drawn out. And most of all, you can't feel anything reading this (No conflict nor romance). Like watching a dry plot.

Anyway, I hate the author for his self-sufficient tendencies. I'll refrain from giving actual spoilers but let me give you a brief meaning of what is supposed to be a good book. `is to try to reach out to the readers, and it itself is a world separate your own`, Sorry but, I had to bring this down on ranking. well as a suggestion
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Re:Monster, both are crap but at least you won't know it until you've reached far, that's how much character build-up is important

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StopREADING
StopREADING rated it
July 23, 2016
Status: --
Very boring read. If you read this, you will find yourself skimming most of time. There is barely any story. The author is mostly describing the MC's day in the market or what food he eat blah blah blah and sht like that. Barely any action happens.
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lonewolf93
lonewolf93 rated it
January 25, 2017
Status: --
FAIL.

Most disappointing LN the displeasure of reading. This LN doesn't do anything different ( though the story is a bit different from most LNs but it is all just dressing (if you read my reviews you probably know of my salad dressing metaphor). You can smooth talk a "lady of the night" as much as you want but she is still paid to cough* "pleasure" you at the end of the day. Conclusion, you are just wasting everyone one's time, you wanker.

I guess I need to give some kind... more>> of real review, otherwise I'm nothing but just a troll.
The problem with this LN, it's just that it is really unremarkable. it is trapped by all the tropes of this genre and never tries to do something different. Although I stopped reading around volume 2 or 3 it still had the potential to become better since everything was so underdeveloped, however I'm not willing to take the risk of ever continuing reading because the characters and the story are platonic and uninteresting (not kidding but the mc is soooooo bland and dense I'm afraid he may attract planets).

Overall, avoid it like the plague~~~ or the mouth of a toothless hobo, if you find a copy burn it, and wash your eyes with acid too, for having the misfortune of ever seeing this satanic "book".

real score is 1.5 I could have gone for 2 (not that it really matters) but , it just need some few things changed and it could have become better (mainly replacing the boring MC, I hate Sato from Death March the most of all LN MCs, but this one is so bland like air you could throw something at him and it would go right through that's just how bland he is. YOU MONSTER ) <<less
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sangyx
sangyx rated it
January 15, 2017
Status: v5c3 part2
People are definitely entitled to their own opinions, and I can see where people go when they say "nothing ever happens in this novel" because yes, it is slow, and yes, there isn't as much action (battle-wise) compared to other shounen, reincarnation/stuck in a game stories. However, I think that just makes it better - there's more of a "game" world to appreciate.

World-building:
It's a huge world, given its VRMMORPG setting, and Shin slowly progresses through these areas when he goes to meet up with his former "subordinates" from... more>> the game. I think there's a real tangible difference between saying a world has "elves, dwarves, beasts, etc." and actually going to each of the lands and visiting them.

Characters:
Other than Shin, the depth of the characters are admittedly not very deep. We see their issues get resolved pretty early on, and the characters themselves (minus Shin's small party) come and go. But we don't actually CARE that much about Schnee or Tiera because they don't have a background that makes them relatable. The one thing I do enjoy more about this story versus others is that
Spoiler

there are other people stuck in the MMO like Shin, living inside the world for "years" beforehand. It's similar to SAO, except everyone in SAO were fighting to escape, while here it's already past that point of no return.

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Plot:
Like others have mentioned, it's slow but not as slow as, say, Ascendance of a Bookworm. I personally find stories like ATG, Zhan Long, TDG, and other wuxia novels very, very repetitive and too fast in terms of world/setting jumping. To compare it to other novels, I'd say it's faster than AoaB and less random/pointless compared to Overlord. <<less
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