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22nd Jun '17 11:41:12 AM advent_child
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* Chinese animation (''donghua'') tried to get exposure and interest beyond the Chinese market before, but none has truly gotten Western audiences' attention until ''Literature/TheKingsAvatar''. Aside from its quality being considered on par with Japanese {{Anime}}, the story's premise and setting of the RealLife "e-sports" scene by using a fictional MassivelyMultiplayerOnlineRolePlayingGame, yet doing away traditional {{Fantasy}} and ScienceFiction elements entirely from other animated works influenced by the genre, has been lauded by viewers.
19th Jun '17 3:33:27 AM pinkdalek
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Compare BreakthroughHit, the gateway to a creator; StarMakingRole, the gateway to an actor; and KillerApp, the gateway to a console. Contrast ItsPopularNowItSucks. Not to be confused with the ''Literature/{{Gateway}}'' series or its [[VideoGame/{{Gateway}} video game adaptation]]. See also TvTropesAsAGatewayDrug.

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Compare BreakthroughHit, the gateway to a creator; StarMakingRole, the gateway to an actor; and KillerApp, the gateway to a console. Contrast ItsPopularNowItSucks. Not to be confused with the ''Literature/{{Gateway}}'' series or its [[VideoGame/{{Gateway}} [[VideoGame/{{Gatewathy}} video game adaptation]]. See also TvTropesAsAGatewayDrug.



** The Beatles can also serve as a gateway for BubblegumMusic. Bubblegum historian Bill Pitzonka, when asked how he got into the genre, said:

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** The Beatles can also serve as a gateway for BubblegumMusic.BubblegumMusic, if you want to go the LighterAndSofter route rather than DarkerAndEdgier. Bubblegum historian Bill Pitzonka, when asked how he got into the genre, said:
19th Jun '17 3:23:34 AM pinkdalek
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-->I got into The Beatles. And then... instead of most people going from The Beatles to [[Music/TheStones The Stones]] to [[Music/LedZeppelin Zep]], Music/TheDoors, I went from The Beatles to Music/TheMonkees to Music/TheArchies to Music/TheCowsills.

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-->I got into The Beatles. And then... instead of most people going from The Beatles to [[Music/TheStones [[Music/TheRollingStones The Stones]] to [[Music/LedZeppelin Zep]], Music/TheDoors, I went from The Beatles to Music/TheMonkees to Music/TheArchies to Music/TheCowsills.
19th Jun '17 3:22:49 AM pinkdalek
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** The Beatles can also serve as a gateway for BubblegumMusic. Bubblegum historian Bill Pitzonka, when asked how he got into the genre, said:
-->I got into The Beatles. And then... instead of most people going from The Beatles to [[Music/TheStones The Stones]] to [[Music/LedZeppelin Zep]], Music/TheDoors, I went from The Beatles to Music/TheMonkees to Music/TheArchies to Music/TheCowsills.
8th Jun '17 1:49:38 AM pinkdalek
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** Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand has been shown to be a good introduction to avant-garde music; the production is psychedelic and weird, but the actual songs are accessible and catchy pop, based on an aesthetic that was TwoDecadesBehind and sounded comforting and nostalgic even at the time. It's especially good for children, since the lyrical content is [[SugarBowl whimsical]] rather than DarkerAndEdgier like a lot of the other experimental rock of that time, with even the HigherUnderstandingThroughDrugs references limited to DoubleEntendre. Many a 10 year old fell in love with ''Pepper'', then moved on to ''Music/PetSounds'', and then through to decidedly spicy freak music like ''Music/TroutMaskReplica'' and ''Music/TheMadcapLaughs''.

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** Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand has been shown to be a good introduction to avant-garde music; the production is psychedelic and weird, but the actual songs are accessible and catchy pop, based on an aesthetic that was TwoDecadesBehind and sounded comforting and nostalgic even at the time. It's especially good for children, since the lyrical content is [[SugarBowl whimsical]] rather than DarkerAndEdgier or TrueArtIsIncomprehensible like a lot of the other experimental rock of that time, with time - even the HigherUnderstandingThroughDrugs references are limited to DoubleEntendre. Many a 10 year old fell in love with ''Pepper'', then moved on to ''Music/PetSounds'', and then through to decidedly spicy freak music like ''Music/TroutMaskReplica'' and ''Music/TheMadcapLaughs''.
8th Jun '17 1:37:33 AM pinkdalek
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* For listeners who don't remember the 1960s (for reasons other than drugs), Music/TheBeatles can function as a gateway band for music of that decade and "oldies" in general.



* Music/TheBeatles and Music/TheBeachBoys for [[TheSixties '60s]] pop.
** Music/TheBeatles also made many people across the world aware of traditional Indian music, thanks to songs like [[Music/RubberSoul "Norwegian Wood"]], [[Music/{{Revolver}} "Love You To"]] and [[Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand "Within You Without You"]]. Music/GeorgeHarrison's association with Music/RaviShankar also made the musician more famous in the West. Not to mention the fact that the band going to India and invoking South East Asian culture and mythology in their lyrics also made many Westerners familiar with it.

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* Music/TheBeatles:
**For listeners who don't remember the 1960s (for reasons other than drugs),
Music/TheBeatles can function as a gateway band for music of that decade and Music/TheBeachBoys for [[TheSixties '60s]] pop."oldies" in general.
** Music/TheBeatles **Music/TheBeatles also made many people across the world aware of traditional Indian music, thanks to songs like [[Music/RubberSoul "Norwegian Wood"]], [[Music/{{Revolver}} "Love You To"]] and [[Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand "Within You Without You"]]. Music/GeorgeHarrison's association with Music/RaviShankar also made the musician more famous in the West. Not to mention the fact that the band going to India and invoking South East Asian culture and mythology in their lyrics also made many Westerners familiar with it.it.
** Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand has been shown to be a good introduction to avant-garde music; the production is psychedelic and weird, but the actual songs are accessible and catchy pop, based on an aesthetic that was TwoDecadesBehind and sounded comforting and nostalgic even at the time. It's especially good for children, since the lyrical content is [[SugarBowl whimsical]] rather than DarkerAndEdgier like a lot of the other experimental rock of that time, with even the HigherUnderstandingThroughDrugs references limited to DoubleEntendre. Many a 10 year old fell in love with ''Pepper'', then moved on to ''Music/PetSounds'', and then through to decidedly spicy freak music like ''Music/TroutMaskReplica'' and ''Music/TheMadcapLaughs''.
* Music/TheBeachBoys for [[TheSixties '60s]] pop.
29th May '17 9:44:48 PM nombretomado
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** Some songs of Music/{{Nightwish}} and WithinTemptation making it into the pop music charts made and make some people interested in SymphonicMetal, if not Metal in general.

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** Some songs of Music/{{Nightwish}} and WithinTemptation Music/WithinTemptation making it into the pop music charts made and make some people interested in SymphonicMetal, if not Metal in general.
26th May '17 2:43:59 AM ryanson209
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* NobuoUematsu in particular, with his extensive work on the Final Fantasy series, his love of using leitmotif, and the acclaim his music has garnered in all forms, is a common entry point.
25th May '17 3:45:46 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* ''Franchise/FullmetalAlchemist'', which boasts good animation, fabulous story-telling, great characters, and a pinch of dark themes. Even those who don't even like anime love it. Traditionally the [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 anime]] is the most popular however the TruerToTheText ''[[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Brotherhood]]'' has become a gateway series as well.

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* ''Franchise/FullmetalAlchemist'', which boasts good animation, fabulous story-telling, great characters, and a pinch of dark themes. Even those who don't even like anime love it. Traditionally Traditionally, the [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 anime]] is the most popular however popular; however, the TruerToTheText ''[[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Brotherhood]]'' has become a gateway series as well.
21st May '17 5:46:22 PM nombretomado
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* Many games designed by Creator/{{Nintendo}} for the DS, Wii, and [=WiiU=] were intended to be gateway videogames for people who never tried them before -- like ''WiiSports'', ''VideoGame/Nintendogs'', ''VideoGame/EliteBeatAgents'', ''VideoGame/NintendoLand'', and so on.

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* Many games designed by Creator/{{Nintendo}} for the DS, Wii, and [=WiiU=] were intended to be gateway videogames for people who never tried them before -- like ''WiiSports'', ''VideoGame/WiiSports'', ''VideoGame/Nintendogs'', ''VideoGame/EliteBeatAgents'', ''VideoGame/NintendoLand'', and so on.
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