A while ago I started to write my first novel (which is about a large modern military force invading a fantasy world) since I thought that it will be an interesting and unique topic to write. I pushed myself forward and kept writing…until I found a Japanese comic series online (it is called Gate: Thus the JSDF fought there) which's very similar to my novel even though I had no idea of its existence until about a week ago. I am worried that people may see my work as a rip off so part of me want to stop wrting. On the other hand part of me want to keep writting since I am infuriated by the sexist art style and right wing Japanese ideology in the comics and part of me want like to come up with a better product than the comic series. What should I do?