Steins;Gate

It’s been a while since my last post. The reason for it was I ran out of worthwhile content to review. I was also busy making 3D models.

Enough of that, so let me ask you this: If you could go back to the past to change the future would you do it? Me? I wouldn’t. I’m actually satisfied with how my life’s going right now. If you’re intrigue has been piqued with that question, I recommend watching Steins;Gate. It’s from the makers of Chaos;Head, but this anime is way better than that series.

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SUMMARY

Rintaro Okabe is a self-proclaimed “mad scientist” who believes that an international scientific organization named SERN is conspiring to reshape the world according to its own interests. He and his friend Itaru Hashida inadvertently create a gadget able to send messages to the past. The discovery and experimentation of this instrument become the catalyst of fundamental alterations to the present. Okabe is the only one aware of these changes because he possesses a Reading Steiner, the ability to retain the memories from previous experienced timelines. Oblivious of the consequences of their actions, Rintaro and his friends end up creating modifications of grievous proportions. He must then try to find a way to return as close as possible to the original timeline in order to save his precious lab partners.

[via ANN]

 

REVIEW

I’ll admit. I didn’t like this series from its first few episodes. It was like a random nerd/geeky/sci-fi show where they talk about scientific shit all the time. It was funny, but it wasn’t enough to keep it interesting. After episode 6 though, goddamn, it made magic and suddenly I got hooked. I thought it would all be comedy and geeky stuff from start to end,only to change it to things that will matter to you too.

The story is… perfectly executed. If I said that the ending of Code Geass has the most well planned ending of all time, then probably Steins;Gate has one of the best planned stories of all time. The concept of time travel made every little detail count. Those same details will mindfuck you when you realize that it was something relevant for the timeline.

Plot twists: I know you love them. Steins;Gate will serve you a bunch of the stuff. After witnessing some of those moments, I paused the video player then took a minute to understand what just happened, and absorb the epicness that ensued.

And most of all, what made this series much, much more interesting to watch is its character roster. Everyone from Okabe to Suzuha, has a unique personality that will stick to you. Who they really are, in the context of whether they’re just from the future or not, will rape your mind.

Another thing to like about this series is its setting is Akihabara! The Akihabara: the mecca of anime. It’s been faithfully recreated in the series. There are references to otaku culture as well. Like the “-dere” calls and 4chan. It’s a cool way to show the realistic flavor of the characters.

PRESENTATION

Most of the time, the animation is average. It isn’t ugly but it’s not that awesome too. IT DOESN’T MATTER. You didn’t watch this anime for its art and animation but for its awesome story.

Oh right, the Japanese voice-acting is superb. Did you know that the funny, eccentric Okabe is played by Mamoru Miyano, the same voice actor of none other than Light Yagami of Death Note. I just found out about that halfway through the series, and I never noticed it was him. Incredible voice acting.

VERDICT

Overall the concept of time travel can never be done again so perfectlythe likes of which the plot of Steins;Gate has achieved. Whether you’re into the theme or not, you should watch it. It’s an amazing series. There’s a reason why it’s the number 1 best rated anime in Anime News Network. So give it a try. You’ll love it. tootooroo~

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ANIME INFORMATION

Episodes: 24
Director: Hiroshi Hamasaki
Aired: April 6, 2011 – September 14, 2011
Producers: White Fox
Genres: Thriller, Sci-Fi, Comedy
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: Teens

Opening Theme: “Hacking to the Gate” by Kanako Itō

Ending Theme: “Toki Tsukasadoru Jūni no Meiyaku” (刻司ル十二ノ盟約) by Yui Sakakibara

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2 Responses to “Steins;Gate”
  1. darkness447 says:

    Reblogged this on Just my guilty pleasure reblog. and commented:
    MADO SCIENTIST! Steins;Gate is amazing and one of my favorite anime of all-time! I can’t wait for the movie!

  2. Awesome post. Steins;Gate is one of my all-time favorites and it’s definitely good to see you’ve enjoyed it. Just like you, I wasn’t quite so into it at first, and this is an unusual case in that each quarter or so into the anime, my score went up by 1 because it just kept on getting better and better. Started off as being pretty good but nothing that captivated me, but from the halfway point and beyond it just blew my mind and I couldn’t stop watching. Very well-written (and as you said, quite obviously planned out) story and the character development was amazing, I really don’t think there was a single useless character in this anime like I’ve seen in some other series. Even some of the ones who may not have had a big role in the anime seem to be important in the visual novel as well, though I still have to read that. One of these days I really need to rewatch this, Steins;Gate seems like it’d be one of the most rewarding series to rewatch just to see how brilliantly it lays everything out from the beginning to lead up to the story developments ahead.

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