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Between our conscious, waking world and the subconscious state of slumber, there is a thinly veiled plane of lucid dreaming. While the conscious state belongs to individuals, the hidden plane of dreams is one shared by all human minds, past, present, and future. Yet only a few have ever possessed the power to enter this secret realm at will - where a war is being waged to control the waking world. For our earthly wishes and desires are not our own, but under the manipulation of these unseen masters of dreams. The heroine of Gate 7 is Hana, a high-school girl hailing from Kyoto, the daughter of a temple caretaker. Her peaceful ways give her the self-control to act in the hidden realm. But Hana can only reach it through the strange beast that acts as her totem in the world of dreams - and her companion on a journey to confront the puppeteers of our reality!
Takamoto Chikahito is a high school student on a trip to Kyoto, Japan. He is overwhelmed by the historical structures and shrines around him. While crossing a bridge he slips into an alternate world where he encounters 3 strangers and aberrations. A girl named Hana appears and saves his life. These abnormal people take Takamoto in to question him. They are curious to know how he was also to slip through the barrier and want to erase some of his memories. Takamoto is immune to the spell and Hana helps his escape back to the world he knows. [Akiyama]
Note: Gate7 was first published as a one-shot in Jump SQ.19, but it was later serialized in Jump Square in 2011.