The New Gate, The New Gate. The Japanese manga follows Shin,
one of the most powerful players in an online game that had trapped its players
and turned into a death game. Thanks to Shin’s efforts, the thousands of players dragged into the game have now been released. However, after Shin defeated the last boss and freed everyone,
he was swallowed up by a strange light and found himself inside
the game world 500 years into the future, unable to leave.
In this manga, Shin explores the new world realizing that although centuries have passed,
the level of technology and civilization have stagnated and declined.
Many of the magical and fantasy beasts that were part of the original
game now inhabit the land as native creatures.
Shin uses his knowledge from the old era to help rebuild society by sharing information and techniques to improve agriculture, medicine, and infrastructure.
While Shin hopes to find a way back to the old world, he stumbles upon old ruins and relics from the original game triggering flashbacks of his time there. This makes his adjustment to the new era complicated since traces of the past that was familiar to him now remain but are no longer what they once were. Additionally, Shin discovers that descendants of other players who were trapped with him centuries ago have now appeared. Some descendants view Shin with reverence as a hero who saved their ancestors while others seek to use his power for themselves.
Shin’s presence introduces threats that the new era had never before encountered. His immense strength and arsenal of magical weapons from the old world could easily overpower anything in the new one. Many vie to control Shin whether through allegiance or subjugation recognizing that whoever wields Shin’s power could dominate the land. Although Shin only wants to return home, his existence becomes both a blessing and curse to the new world.
In summary, the manga chronicles Shin’s adventures navigating a world 500 years after being trapped in a game. While Shin aims to find a way to escape, he becomes entangled in the conflicts and politics of the new era. Shin must save this new world like he did the old one without being corrupted by those who seek to take advantage of his power. The story explores themes of changing times, responsibility, and what one leaves behind after they are gone.