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 - 609 user ratings
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THE NEW GATE
ザ・ニュー・ゲート
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03/20/17 Shin Translations v6 side story 1v6 side story 1
03/05/17 Shin Translations v6c2 part3v6c2 part3
02/12/17 Shin Translations v6c2 part2v6c2 part2
01/25/17 Shin Translations v6c2 part1v6c2 part1
01/07/17 Shin Translations v6c1 part5v6c1 part5
12/25/16 Shin Translations v6c1 part4v6c1 part4
12/19/16 Shin Translations v6c1 part3v6c1 part3
12/05/16 Shin Translations v6c1 part2v6c1 part2
11/20/16 Shin Translations v6c1 part1v6c1 part1
11/29/16 Shin Translations v5 side story 3v5 side story 3
11/13/16 Shin Translations v5 side story 2v5 side story 2
10/28/16 Shin Translations v2 specialv2 special
10/19/16 Shin Translations v5 side story 1v5 side story 1
10/12/16 Shin Translations v1 specialv1 special
10/05/16 Shin Translations v5c3 part2v5c3 part2
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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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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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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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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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Keimichi
Keimichi rated it
July 23, 2016
Status: v4
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. <<less
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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dark soul
dark soul rated it
September 25, 2016
Status: --
One of the better web novel out there. The plot is interesting but it is a little slow paced.
Character development is very good. Side characters are well defined.

For those who like an op Mc with beautiful side characters then this should be a proper choice.

My rating is 4/5 since the releases are damn slow. Otherwise it is a pretty good novel.
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lysander
lysander rated it
August 2, 2016
Status: v3c1 part3
Great characters, excellent world, story kinda of slow, but it's good to read. I don't read it in one go, but is still one of my favorites.

For the reviews I've read the story gets slower and boring... Till then I'll enjoy...
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captain crunch
captain crunch rated it
December 29, 2016
Status: v3c4
Synopsis: MC is a solo player who defeats the final boss in a fantasy RPG death game to release the players trapped inside with him (think Sword Art Online), but before he can log out he gets sent into the future of the game as if it were the real world and the other players had left. He attempts to investigate what happened and how to get out, while trying to search for any friendly NPCs or other players.

Genre/Features: MC is OP, was the top player of the game, and... more>> now the strongest individual in the new world. He just wants to investigate how to get back, so he keeps a low profile and avoids showing off his power. He starts off with no companions, and does not nation build. There is magic and skill combat involved, plenty of fighting scenes. The slow parts are a bit slice of life. Typical fantasy RPG world with different races. There is some romance, and hints of some harem so far.

Issues: The writing has problems with redundancy, relevance, and pacing. An example is the MC will say he is tired in quotation marks, after doing some hard work. The next paragraph will repeat the same exact thing with different variations. Then it will spend a page explaining why he is tired. We know he's tired because he just did a lot of work, why do we need an explanation??? This is like how students fill up space when they can't think of things to write about in essays. The chapters/volumes could probably be reduced in length by 50%. The description of the boss fight at the very beginning is an example of how the combat sometimes feels like reading the instruction manual to a game. There are a lot of slow parts, and the progression is interrupted by miscellaneous events. I don't think the character has found out ANY information of why he's stuck in this world as of V3c4. Some of the dialogue that intend to be emotional or funny feel flat. MC is maximum OP, does not improve or really have any development as a character. EVERY SINGLE TIME a female companion is standing next to him in a public scene, the author ALWAYS EVERY SINGLE TIME talks about how everyone is jealous. EVERY TIME. Please, we get the idea already.

Translation: 3 Commonly find sentences that I need to reread. Occasionally some that I can't understand. But no trouble understanding the gist of those parts.
[[5/5 = Minor spelling and grammar errors. 4/5 = occasional serious grammar errors, may need to reread sentences, but no loss of meaning. 3/5 = common serious grammar errors, some loss of meaning, but no loss of overall story. 2/5 = difficult to read, difficulty understanding parts of scenes. 1/5 entire scenes unreadable.]]

Recommendation: 3 stars. Maybe 2.5
The setting has potential. There are some occasional interesting twists. The relationships between MC and companions can be sweet. However, the issues listed above are serious. Minus 2 stars for all of those issues together. Possibly minus half star for the jealousy trope, because I facepalm when I see it again. Be aware that MC does not do stuff like conquest nor gets spotlight attention.
[[5 star = most readers will enjoy, the rest will probably not think it a waste of time. 4 star = majority of readers will enjoy, but the rest will be hit or miss whether they thought it was worth their time. 3 star = hit or miss on whether a reader will enjoy, hit or miss for whether anyone thought was worth their time. 2 star = a niche audience might enjoy, the rest will probably find it not worth the time. 1 star = even the niche audience may not enjoy.]]

Other Thoughts: Some reviews will label the MC as "wimpy," but I don't think that word means what they think it means. To me, wimpy means means backing away from necessary conflict or excessive/unreasonable fear. That does not happen to the MC. think the word they are looking for is "non-aggressive." <<less
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