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26th Jun '16 1:55:32 AM gewunomox
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* Some of the more mainstream [[NuMetal nu-metal]] bands like LinkinPark, {{Slipknot}}, and Music/{{Korn}}, while not particularly heavy (though heavy enough to be metal), have served as good Gateways to much heavier and varied subgenres of the heavy metal musical umbrella.

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* Some of the more mainstream [[NuMetal nu-metal]] bands like LinkinPark, {{Slipknot}}, Music/LinkinPark, Music/{{Slipknot}}, and Music/{{Korn}}, while not particularly heavy (though heavy enough to be metal), have served as good Gateways to much heavier and varied subgenres of the heavy metal musical umbrella.
25th Jun '16 9:07:17 PM nombretomado
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* The ''BaldursGate'' series, the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' series, and the ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series frequently serve as gateways to the Western Computer RPG genre.

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* The ''BaldursGate'' ''Franchise/BaldursGate'' series, the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' series, and the ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series frequently serve as gateways to the Western Computer RPG genre.
25th Jun '16 11:51:24 AM ryanson209
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** The movie PitchPerfect is one for mainstream audiences.
24th Jun '16 8:35:55 PM nombretomado
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** Heck, this is perhaps [[FourKidsEntertainment 4Kids']] sole redeeming grace, via their dubs of the Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh anime. It helps that both franchises were wildly successful as well.

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** Heck, this is perhaps [[FourKidsEntertainment [[Creator/FourKidsEntertainment 4Kids']] sole redeeming grace, via their dubs of the Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh anime. It helps that both franchises were wildly successful as well.
23rd Jun '16 9:29:09 AM StFan
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* In the [[LongRunner long running]] film review series, ''Series/SiskelAndEbert'', critics GeneSiskel and Creator/RogerEbert managed to convince at least a few of their viewers to give the [[{{Documentary}} documentaries]], small independent and foreign language films they praised a try.
* To say the ''Film/MarvelCinematicUniverse'' has gotten a ''lot'' of people into reading MarvelComics is an {{Understatement}}.
* Superhero films in general have played a large part in bringing comic books to the mainstream.
** For younger viewers they can also be a gateway to high-profile actors like Creator/PatrickStewart, Creator/IanMcKellen, Creator/SamuelLJackson, Creator/ChristianBale, Creator/RobertDowneyJr, Creator/JKSimmons, Creator/MichaelGambon, Creator/ScarlettJohansson, etc.
* Live action ''and'' animated kids films can serve as a gateway series to acclaimed actors/comedians [[SoMyKidsCanWatch known more for adult-oriented material]], with the target audience getting more familiar with these works as they get older ([[PeripheryDemographic not that they always wait that long]]).

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* In the [[LongRunner long running]] film review series, ''Series/SiskelAndEbert'', critics GeneSiskel Creator/GeneSiskel and Creator/RogerEbert managed to convince at least a few of their viewers to give the [[{{Documentary}} documentaries]], small independent and foreign language films they praised a try.
* To say the ''Film/MarvelCinematicUniverse'' ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'' has gotten a ''lot'' of people into reading MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics is an {{Understatement}}.
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{{Understatement}}. Superhero films in general have played a large part in bringing comic books to the mainstream.
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mainstream. For younger viewers they can also be a gateway to high-profile actors like Creator/PatrickStewart, Creator/IanMcKellen, Creator/SamuelLJackson, Creator/ChristianBale, Creator/RobertDowneyJr, Creator/JKSimmons, Creator/MichaelGambon, Creator/ScarlettJohansson, etc.
* Live action Live-action ''and'' animated kids films can serve as a gateway series to acclaimed actors/comedians [[SoMyKidsCanWatch known more for adult-oriented material]], with the target audience getting more familiar with these works as they get older ([[PeripheryDemographic not that they always wait that long]]).
4th Jun '16 8:05:51 AM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' are good start for those interested in the Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei series, seeing how they're generally considered the most accessible of SMT games (except for ''Persona 3'', whose PS2 versions were very rare for a while, until it was brought to PSN). In fact, the original ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' was designed to be an easier SMT in hopes of getting more teenagers interested in the main series.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' are good start for those interested in the Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei series, seeing how they're generally considered the most accessible of SMT games (except for ''Persona 3'', whose PS2 [=PS2=] versions were very rare for a while, until it was brought to PSN). In fact, the original ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' was designed to be an easier SMT in hopes of getting more teenagers interested in the main series.
2nd Jun '16 11:11:57 AM Willbyr
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* ''{{MD Geist}}'' was one of the first anime titles to break into the billboard top 10 video charts in the US in 1992 and introducing many people to both ultra violent anime for the first time.

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* ''{{MD Geist}}'' ''Anime/MDGeist'' was one of the first anime titles to break into the billboard top 10 video charts in the US in 1992 and introducing many people to both ultra violent anime for the first time.



* ''InitialD'' is something of a Gateway Series for car guys to get into manga and anime.

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* ''InitialD'' ''Manga/InitialD'' is something of a Gateway Series for car guys to get into manga and anime.



* ''KannazukiNoMiko'' could be considered a Gateway Series for [[GirlsLove Yuri]], or an attempted one, for mixing robots and the standard young male robot pilot that could get the girl...but really leading into {{Seinen}} about SchoolgirlLesbians.

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* ''KannazukiNoMiko'' ''Manga/KannazukiNoMiko'' could be considered a Gateway Series for [[GirlsLove Yuri]], or an attempted one, for mixing robots and the standard young male robot pilot that could get the girl...but really leading into {{Seinen}} about SchoolgirlLesbians.



* For several people, ''Manga/{{ARIA}}'' is a gateway series to SliceOfLife anime. For others, the gateway into this genre was ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'', ''LuckyStar'', ''Manga/KOn'' or ''VisualNovel/{{CLANNAD}}''.

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* For several people, ''Manga/{{ARIA}}'' is a gateway series to SliceOfLife anime. For others, the gateway into this genre was ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'', ''LuckyStar'', ''Manga/LuckyStar'', ''Manga/KOn'' or ''VisualNovel/{{CLANNAD}}''.



* ''TenchiMuyo'' or ''Manga/LoveHina'' as gateways to the HaremGenre.

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* ''TenchiMuyo'' ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' or ''Manga/LoveHina'' as gateways to the HaremGenre.



* ''VisionOfEscaflowne'' aired on Fox for a while, then got cancelled. Whether it was this or Bandai releasing the VHS tapes two years before its broadcast, no one knows how exactly, but this anime introduced a lot of fans to anime in general, and many cite it as their personal favorite because they were surprised at how different it looked from other shows. It took risks, it looked great, it had compelling characters, and it was basically unlike anything they've ever seen.

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* ''VisionOfEscaflowne'' ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'' aired on Fox for a while, then got cancelled. Whether it was this or Bandai releasing the VHS tapes two years before its broadcast, no one knows how exactly, but this anime introduced a lot of fans to anime in general, and many cite it as their personal favorite because they were surprised at how different it looked from other shows. It took risks, it looked great, it had compelling characters, and it was basically unlike anything they've ever seen.
31st May '16 1:28:35 AM Immortalbear
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** For older pre-teens and teenagers, ''{{Literature/Animorphs}}'' can be a gateway to StarfishAliens, AlienInvasion, and FirstContact. It can also be a gateway to DarkerandEdgier fiction since its endorsed by Scholastic and can be found in most school libraries.

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** For older pre-teens and teenagers, ''{{Literature/Animorphs}}'' can be a gateway to StarfishAliens, AlienInvasion, and FirstContact. It can also be a gateway to DarkerandEdgier fiction since its endorsed by Scholastic and Scholastic, meaning it can be found in most many school libraries.
31st May '16 1:26:05 AM Immortalbear
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** For older pre-teens and teenagers, ''Literature/Animorphs'' can be a gateway to StarfishAliens, AlienInvasion, and FirstContact. It can also be a gateway to DarkerandEdgier fiction since its endorsed by Scholastic and can be found in most school libraries.

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** For older pre-teens and teenagers, ''Literature/Animorphs'' ''{{Literature/Animorphs}}'' can be a gateway to StarfishAliens, AlienInvasion, and FirstContact. It can also be a gateway to DarkerandEdgier fiction since its endorsed by Scholastic and can be found in most school libraries.
31st May '16 1:23:16 AM Immortalbear
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** For older pre-teens and teenagers, Literature/Animorphs can be a gateway to StarfishAliens, AlienInvasion, and FirstContact.

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** For older pre-teens and teenagers, Literature/Animorphs ''Literature/Animorphs'' can be a gateway to StarfishAliens, AlienInvasion, and FirstContact. It can also be a gateway to DarkerandEdgier fiction since its endorsed by Scholastic and can be found in most school libraries.
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