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The New Gate (Novel)  
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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.

Original Web Novel / Revised Web Novel


Related Series
The New Gate (Spin-Off)

Associated Names
ザ・ニュー・ゲート (小説)

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Latest Release(s)
v.9 c.4 by Shin Translations 12 months ago
v.9 c.3 by Shin Translations about 1 year ago
v.9 c.2 by Shin Translations about 1 year ago
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Status in Country of Origin
13 Volumes (Ongoing)
17 Web Volumes (Ongoing)

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User Rating
Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (221 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.42 / 10.0
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December 12th 2018, 9:54am PST



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Not good   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by Seregosa
November 2nd, 2018, 8:52pm
It's just an average novel at best. The author fails in so many ways, he doesn't know how to write an interesting story. The decisions he makes are horrible and it just gets worse and worse the further you read.

The start was pretty promising and nice, but as the mc meets more characters and the romance starts to develop and the author starts to introduce unnecessary drama that just shouldn't be there considering how OP the mc is, the enjoyment I get is reduced more and more and the times I thought "f*ck, I wanna drop this, why am I even forcing myself to read such garbage?" increased as well.

Let's start with the world, it's still way too gamelike. Menus, unexplainable parts, "no network" errors and spells that just can't be explained, not even by magic. Blacksmithing and everything else is never explained properly, all he does is place an ore down and hits it randomly without even knowing how anything works. I don't like how it feels like it's just a fake reality.

Then we come to the mc. First of all, he's ridiculously OP, but somehow this is never shown unless it's convenient. The author limits his powers greatly with a skill with bad excuses as to why he would do so when the mc can destroy everyone if he wants to and is literally invulnerable to anything and everything. Somehow, even when he goes full power he tends to be way too weak considering his stats and skills. When things should end instantly, he fights as if it's a bit challenging. His personality is also kind of annoying, the author pretends he's cool and that he's smart, but he's really not.

Then we get to other characters, I don't really like any of them except for one or two, they feel hollow. Even his new girlfriend pisses me off. His old girlfriend from the death game pisses me off even more though.

I never feel like "I want to read more" or "I can't stop, what'll happen next!?", I always felt kinda bored but not bored enough to drop it until the annoyances stacked up. The attempts at comedy sometimes only makes it worse, no one would laugh at that crap.

The author decided to make it so that the mc had a weird sob story and that he had a girlfriend back in the deathgame that he lost which made him go crazy. I absolutely hate her, everything from appearance to personality. She also seems to play an important role later on and it's so cliché I couldn't believe it at first. I always feel disgusted when mcs have a previous girlfriend who they love deeply when they're supposed to build a harem, scoring different girls and falling in love with them. It gets in the way, how could readers like some subhuman pig girlfriend that isn't even presented properly, we can't see how they got together and what happened, so she's just in the way.

This brings us to romance, god, I haven't cringed that much in a while. This was one big part of why it was getting worse and worse several volumes in. The mc haven't officially become a couple with anyone, yet everyone have started to act as if it's a romcom and not the good types, the bad types that are super cliché and extremely boring, not to mention repetitive. We're talking about the girls, especially one of them, glaring at the mc and punishing him or at least scolding him whenever he does ANYTHING to other girls. Be it giving them items that they need to protect themselves, looking at them(not in a perverted way), being close to them(for any reason) or accidents such as seeing someone naked because their armor broke. They will act as if they're his wives and the mc will demonstrate the perfect japanese male ultimate technique of being a f*cking doormat that lets them trample on him however they want, as if he truly did something wrong. It doesn't matter that he did absolutely nothing wrong, he will act as if he did when they confront him, shrinking back and having no balls or spine whatsoever. So, possessive, extreme girls and a male that can't say no even when he gets unjustifiably accused. That's a recipe for a garbage novel.

So, seeing how it just got worse and worse, how nothing interesting ever happened, how the world was extremely boring and couldn't immerse me at all seeing how bad the author is at writing a good story, I felt like it was time to drop this. The things I've mentioned is just a few of many more huge flaws. I pray that I'll never have to waste my time on anything this author writes every again. The score it has received her is absolutely not something it's worthy of. Perhaps people who scored had just read the first few volumes, because at that time I could reluctantly give this a 7/10 or 8/10 because it had a lot of interesting ideas at the start.

... Last updated on November 2nd, 2018, 8:53pm
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Slowly Bored to Death   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Veridis
June 14th, 2017, 12:57pm
This series slowly goes downhill after every chapter. Just him acting like he's weak makes it annoying as it is. I give it a seven for the first volume was average in my opinion. Afterwords though I'd drop it down to a five, so I'll leave it with a six. Just his companions in trouble and him just fooling around pretending.
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Rating: N/A
by Horiz0n
August 7th, 2016, 3:06pm
for me this is nice and unique. the author wrote what i love the most setting ofnovel (i love overlord though). this is true adventure seeking the way out while exploring the unknown world . leaving a legecy from the people he help.
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Pretty average, lacking ambition   
Rating: 5.5 / 10.0
by deathcoy
February 13th, 2016, 4:58am
Long story short, its about a player transported to real-life game world and trying to find his way back to our earth.

The long story, when he steps into this new world, it has been fast forwarded couple hundreds of years and also due the transformation from game to reality, lots of changes have taken place. The geography, history, factions and game mechanics are all different. The general population is much weaker compared to the game world and they use dumbed down and nerfed game abilities/skills/spells, most original game mechanics & knowledge have been lost and now regarded as ancient, powerful secrets. Seems like a pretty awesome setting right? But...

The MC, Shin, of course being a player retains all these original abilities, crafting professions, items and stats so he is pretty much OP(OP=Overpowered). Add to the fact that at the start of the novel he was rewarded with another OP stats boost/title due to being the hero of an apocalyptic event, he is friggin OP. Furthermore, previously in the game world he and his guild were the top, most powerful, most feared players, so he is even more OP in combat and even more OP in blacksmithing. He can craft super OP weapons and armor. Oh and his NPC companions are also considered OP in combat and crafts in the new world but they're still much weaker than players.

He starts out by finding his NPC companions(think NPC companions in Star Wars The Old Republic MMO or Mass Effect companions) who have, within the few hundred years have split up and established themselves famously well in the new world, there are also NPCs belonging to his guild members too. These NPCs have transition from the normal AI NPCs to full blown real life characters, i.e. they gain emotions, attitude, thought and personal agendas, i kinda like how the author sprinkles such elements into the novel. He also ends up meeting other players transported into the new world. His primary focus is to find hints on the happenings of the world and how to return back to Earth. He is a happy-go-lucky and kind so for the most part, lots of charity work i.e. saving people and being friendly to the folks, making more friends. What ticks me off is that he is unfortunately portrayed as the Good Guy with a great sense of justice and exceeding high morals, he'll stick his foot into anything that is not his business if it involves justice, personally i find this kills the immersion of the story as i'm an advocate of realism in novels. He also strives to keep a low profile as him as his guild are considered legendary figures in this new world so he wants to avoid the trouble and hassle of fights and faction politics. Probably a lot of readers get pissed off with this since he never goes all out, doesn't do anything epic, keeping everything stealth even when he is so OP. Which is actually the right choice, cos no doubt theres bound to be OP enemies in the future but i get that feeling of frustration from the readers because the narrative tends to get boring, monotonous & predictable that way, it turns into a 'slice of life of an adventurer' kinda story. Moreover his lack of ambition and simple wish of wanting to return to earth made the novel lose out on any great plot armor or grandiose storytelling.

So yea, that's that! The novel so far is pretty much very average in everything.
I feel this phrase best describe this novel: "MC and Co. are so OP but the adventures & story are never OP". The lack of ambition in the story makes for a boring plot...
Maybe it gets more exciting in later volumes but it'll be awhile since translations are quite slow at 1 mini-chapter every 2-3 months.

... Last updated on September 13th, 2016, 9:13pm
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Better then most   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by NomangaNolife
January 30th, 2016, 2:12am
The story starts off like SAO but he stays behind and such but with double the stats from the game. So we have another OP Mc like most genere like this, Basicly put Mc is strong but hides it and yeah its understandable due to it being on god level but come on he has no sense of purpose now that he is in that world permanently... Even if it's to find a way back home or try to find old friends and check on unfinished things from his game era then yeah that'ed be fine but no he has no sense of purpose other then going witht he flow and being modest to almost anyone who is high leveled in the worlds sense... It'd be better if he'd have a anger problem it'd make the situations much better like in Shield hero
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New gate - Same crap   
Rating: N/A
by clowred14
October 18th, 2015, 12:23am
The story is alright, everything that doesn't have to do with the MP is alright. The MP has the personality everyone expects a good person to have. Still, he holds 0 interest towards anything around him. I understand that making a perverted character is god shit tier, but having an MP that won't follow any kind of path is .. bland. I mean, why the heck would you introduce the hero to new powers only to show his humble side each time?
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UGH..Damn the Mc   
Rating: N/A
by LastKing405
September 11th, 2015, 9:40am
I Mean he`s a powerful dude with powerful items AND abilities.Yet he doesn`t use any of it.He`s just like a a HUGE pussy knowing that he could do so many amazing stuff yet he still hides his power,pretending he`s a weak and shit.I mean why the fuck would you do that?!If your strong dont hide,But don`t boast about it either.Youre a fucking hero for gods sake.Also it`s your best chance if you want your former companions to find you, cause if they heard rumor about another high humans in the world,of course they would wanna go there.

... Last updated on September 11th, 2015, 9:41am
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One of the better ones of this genre.   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Jandalman
June 13th, 2015, 5:14am
So okay we have an OP protagonist who is trapped in an mmorpg ala Sword Art Online, kicker is he's still trapped AFTER he beats the baddie of the game and is now the only "human" player in the game world. That's pretty interesting but nothing too far out of the mould. What makes this series notable for me is that the MC is a kindhearted guy who is NOT a thick-headed pervert (so far) and has shown, early in the story, genuine feelings of affection (not sure if love, yet) towards his female NPC comrade whom he sees as a "real" person. This is a notable improvement from the standard dumbass "heroes" that don't mind being pervy but can't handle true love even when it's thrown at them. Story is typical of the genre but so far am enjoying it mostly because of the MC as I described above.
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Coming along nicely as of vol 2 ch 3a   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Danae_D
May 28th, 2015, 9:21am
Although I'm not sure why the author would include a beginning as a 'death game' if he/she were just going to gloss over it, I'm glad it was glossed over. Too many stories like that focus too much on the death part, so this is a refreshing story to read.

Yes, this is another super over powered protagonist. This does not mean he goes looking for fights to show off, but he also doesn't hide his abilities to the point of endangering others. This right here is what makes me enjoy reading. He is a good guy who never hesitates to do what he should. And his accidental nonchalant attitude had a hilarious effect at times. What's not to like?
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It's interesting   
Rating: N/A
by kinunatzs
May 22nd, 2015, 1:39am
While it's interesting but it's a bit shame that the MC doesn't shout to the world his status though this kind of a MC I like too hiding things from others other than his most trusted companions

... Last updated on May 22nd, 2015, 4:25am
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