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25th Feb '17 11:18:15 AM nombretomado
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* ''AceCombat Zero: The Belkan War'''s usage of Hispanic-styled music has led many to look into the style.

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* ''AceCombat Zero: The Belkan War'''s ''VideoGame/AceCombatZeroTheBelkanWar'''s usage of Hispanic-styled music has led many to look into the style.
20th Feb '17 5:52:47 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Casablanca}}'' or ''Film/CitizenKane'' for classic films

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* ''{{Casablanca}}'' ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'' or ''Film/CitizenKane'' for classic filmsfilms.
13th Feb '17 3:40:12 PM Wyldchyld
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* A main gateway series to {{Visual Novel}}s is arguably ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'', and in a broader sense, the ''VideoGame/MeltyBlood'' fighting game series. While some eroge can surely bring with them a great story and be classified as PornWithPlot, it usually isn't [[FetishFuel marketed]] or [[PornWithoutPlot seen that way]] in the West. Many a Visual Novel has been consumed since then, and since something as broad as Visual Novels is rather variated, rather guiding newcomers to ''VisualNovel/{{Planetarian}}'', and from there:

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* A main gateway series to {{Visual Novel}}s is arguably ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'', and in a broader sense, the ''VideoGame/MeltyBlood'' fighting game series. While some eroge can surely bring with them a great story and be classified as PornWithPlot, it usually isn't [[FetishFuel marketed]] marketed or [[PornWithoutPlot seen that way]] in the West. Many a Visual Novel has been consumed since then, and since something as broad as Visual Novels is rather variated, rather guiding newcomers to ''VisualNovel/{{Planetarian}}'', and from there:
23rd Jan '17 5:21:26 PM Xtifr
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A '''Gateway Series''' is a series that introduces a significant niche of viewers to a genre that is new to them, and that is a positive enough introduction for them to hunt down other examples of the genre.

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A '''Gateway Series''' Gateway Series is a series that introduces a significant niche of viewers to a genre that is new to them, and that is a positive enough introduction for them to hunt down other examples of the genre.



* Devo is a definite gateway into 80's SynthPop, NewWave, and PunkRock.

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* Devo is a definite gateway into 80's SynthPop, NewWave, NewWaveMusic, and PunkRock.



* Music/ThePolice has served as a gateway for NewWave and 80's rock in general.

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* Music/ThePolice has served as a gateway for NewWave NewWaveMusic and 80's rock in general.
14th Jan '17 10:11:58 AM nombretomado
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* InteractiveFiction started the AdventureGame genre, but many felt it to be too inaccessible. The move to graphic adventures was fairly rapid, but despite some awesome games like ''VideoGame/KingsQuest'' and ''VideoGame/ManiacMansion'' they remained a niche genre for several years. Then LucasArts (at the time still a strict part of Lucasfilm) went and made a game called ''VideoGame/{{Loom}}'', one of the most accessible adventure games ever created. This created a veritable explosion in the PC adventure game market, which ended almost a decade later. And for those who were not yet fully convinced, Lucas Arts followed the left punch with the right soon thereafter, giving us the most famous PC Adventure Game ever created, ''VideoGame/TheSecretOfMonkeyIsland''.

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* InteractiveFiction started the AdventureGame genre, but many felt it to be too inaccessible. The move to graphic adventures was fairly rapid, but despite some awesome games like ''VideoGame/KingsQuest'' and ''VideoGame/ManiacMansion'' they remained a niche genre for several years. Then LucasArts Creator/LucasArts (at the time still a strict part of Lucasfilm) went and made a game called ''VideoGame/{{Loom}}'', one of the most accessible adventure games ever created. This created a veritable explosion in the PC adventure game market, which ended almost a decade later. And for those who were not yet fully convinced, Lucas Arts followed the left punch with the right soon thereafter, giving us the most famous PC Adventure Game ever created, ''VideoGame/TheSecretOfMonkeyIsland''.
13th Jan '17 2:12:39 PM pinkdalek
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* ''Anime/OnePunchMan'' often gets recommended as a good anime to show people who don't (know they) like anime. It has a cynical sense of humour that translates well, and focuses on superheroes, a Western genre. The spoofs of {{Tokusatsu}} tropes are done in a way general enough to make sense to anyone who has ever seen ''Series/PowerRangers'' or even ''Series/DoctorWho''.


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** The new series tends to be a good entry point to the Classic stuff, and a line of [=DVD=]s pairing New and Classic stories was even released for this purpose. There are many stories of people who fell in love with Series/DavidTennant, checked out the other new series Doctors, checked out the Classic serial "Genesis of the Daleks", and (some ArchivePanic later) became the sort of person who has very strong opinions about the writing in {{Missing Episode}}s.


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* ''Series/{{Dramaland}}'' serves as a good jumping off point for the world of Korean drama, starring an American protagonist, having the characters [[ConversationalTroping explain K-drama-exclusive tropes]] to each other as plot points, and featuring plenty of gorgeous Korean men and tongue-in-cheek humour. The fact that a lot of the tropes are ones familiar to Western viewers from American-style SoapOpera helps keep it accessible.
8th Jan '17 10:50:56 AM Pichu-kun
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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 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.



* ''Manga/SailorMoon'' is the main GatewaySeries to MagicalGirlWarrior series, though ''Manga/SallyTheWitch'' is an old gateway series for MagicalGirl works in general. ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' is another 90s magical girl series that is a gateway into magical girls. People who grew up in the 2000s often have ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'', ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'', and ''Manga/ShugoChara'' as their gateways into magical girls. In the 2010s however ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' is the gateway series into magical girls, but also has an averse effect as many fans of it dislike non-DarkerAndEdgier magical girl series. Rival ''Anime/YukiYunaIsAHero'' is also a mild gateway series as well, often when watched alongside ''Madoka''. In Japan, the ''Franchise/PrettyCure'' anime are consistent gateway series but the franchise is [[AmericansHateTingle less popular]] internationally and is usually viewed by people who already like magical girls.
* Sports anime has gone through several gateway series though the ages. ''Manga/HajimeNoIppo'' and ''Manga/AshitaNoJoe'' are old examples and are still popular gateway series for boxing fans. ''Anime/CaptainTsubasa'' is a 90s example for football fans while ''Manga/SlamDunk'' was for basketball fans. In the 2000s ''Manga/BigWindup'', ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'', and ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'' were gateways in sports anime. The genre received a resurgence in the 2010s with series like ''Manga/{{Haikyuu}}'', ''Manga/DiamondNoAce'', ''Manga/YowamushiPedal'', and ''Manga/KurokoNoBasuke''. ''Anime/{{Free}}'' and ''Anime/YuriOnIce'' are two 2010s series that attracted people to sports anime with their use of CastFullOfPrettyBoys and HoYay.

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* ''Manga/SailorMoon'' is the main GatewaySeries to MagicalGirlWarrior series, though ''Manga/SallyTheWitch'' is an old gateway series for MagicalGirl works in general. ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' is another 90s magical girl series that is a gateway into magical girls. People who grew up in the 2000s often have ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'', ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'', and ''Manga/ShugoChara'' as their gateways into magical girls.girls, while older fans often got into magical girl series through ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha''. In the 2010s however ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' is the gateway series into magical girls, but also has an averse effect as many fans of it dislike non-DarkerAndEdgier magical girl series. Rival ''Anime/YukiYunaIsAHero'' is also a mild gateway series as well, often when watched alongside ''Madoka''. In Japan, the ''Franchise/PrettyCure'' anime are consistent gateway series since the mid-2000s but the franchise is [[AmericansHateTingle less popular]] internationally and is usually viewed by people who already like magical girls.
* Sports anime has gone through several gateway series though the ages. ''Manga/HajimeNoIppo'' and ''Manga/AshitaNoJoe'' are old examples and are still popular gateway series for boxing fans. ''Anime/CaptainTsubasa'' is a 90s example for football fans while ''Manga/SlamDunk'' was for basketball fans. In the 2000s ''Manga/BigWindup'', ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'', and ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'' were gateways in sports anime. The genre received a resurgence in the 2010s with series like ''Manga/{{Haikyuu}}'', ''Manga/DiamondNoAce'', ''Manga/YowamushiPedal'', and ''Manga/KurokoNoBasuke''. ''Anime/{{Free}}'' and ''Anime/YuriOnIce'' are two 2010s series that attracted people to sports anime with their use of CastFullOfPrettyBoys and HoYay.HomoeroticSubtext.
7th Jan '17 9:50:36 PM C2
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* If you're a wrestling fan under 30, with very few exceptions, you started out watching [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} WWF]] or Wrestling/{{WCW}}. As well, chances are you still watch WWE.

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* If you're a wrestling fan under 30, with very few exceptions, exceptions,[[note]]The Japanese and Mexican scenes being the biggest[[/note]] you started out watching [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} WWF]] or Wrestling/{{WCW}}. As well, chances are you still watch WWE.
7th Jan '17 9:05:41 AM Gamermaster
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* ''VideoGame/PokerNightAtTheInventory'' got a lot of ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' fans into ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice'', ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' and "WebAnimation/HomestarRunner''.

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* ''VideoGame/PokerNightAtTheInventory'' got a lot of ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' fans into ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice'', ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' and "WebAnimation/HomestarRunner''.''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner''.
4th Jan '17 10:06:32 PM MarkLungo
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->''"It starts with an innocent game of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cake_Mania Cake Mania]], and soon you've bought a NintendoDS, and before you know it, BAM! You're out on the street corner, teeth chattering, waiting in line for Burning Crusades."''

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->''"It starts with an innocent game of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cake_Mania Cake Mania]], and soon you've bought a NintendoDS, UsefulNotes/NintendoDS, and before you know it, BAM! You're out on the street corner, teeth chattering, waiting in line for Burning Crusades."''
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