But, from the ones I’ve seen. Time Travel Paranoia Okabe is beyond shocked to learn that the girl he saw murdered is not only still alive, but much smarter than he expected. The plot wasn’t that bad. I also agree that her father’s character was a very lame caricature. Returning to the Steins Gate world line, safe from the threat of a third world war, Rintaro and Kurisu manage to reunite by chance (or by fate) in the streets of Akihabara. This poster reveals the roles Kurisu and Okarin play in their battle with time in Steins; Gate. So I agree with your criticisms, although they stem from weak writing are aren’t plot holes per se. This alters him personality from his fun jokingly evil genius to his devolve methodical self. For veteran anime watchers: If you are looking for a story that gives an honest portrayal of people, their vulnerabilities and wants, as well as a complex and well-crafted thriller, then you will greatly enjoy Steins; Gate. Must have been allergies. As it is difficult to reach a general consensus on this, I will leave viewers to decide for themselves. If perfection is our standard then there’s no point in discussing any show, right? Kanan VA Nanaka Suwa Performs Battle Athletes New Anime's OP Theme, Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered Could Soon Allow Standalone Purchases, Shadowverse World Grand Prix 2020 rescheduled for June 4, 2021; Grand Finals on June 6, The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki – protagonist and heroine illustrations, The Rock Shows Off Callused Hands In Reflective Post About His Career, Marvel's What If...? A little far fetched and I totally called Okabe stabbing her when he was waiting in the room. It would make sense if fate had some kind of sentience or agency, but treated as a scientific law (like this show does) it seems a bit of a stretch that all these coincidences would occur, and the more you examine them the more implausible it becomes. Within the first few minutes, Okabe is angered after reading the speaker’s pamphlet, claiming Dr. Nakabachi had ripped off John Titor’s time machine theory—John Titor being a self-proclaimed time traveler who had posted the same theory in the year of 2000. The first half is filled with light-hearted humor and set-up, while the second half is significantly darker, dramatic, and fast-paced. Moments of silliness among Okabe and his friends are nice, but they become excessive during ep7-12. And in terms of the storyline with Kurisu’s father, I think it’s a fair statement to say you never know what a person is capable of. While certainly not without its own flaws—or features which may deter certain viewers—Steins; Gate is truly a rare piece of work among the vast heaps of shows the anime industry pumps out every year. Originally a Visual Novel on the 360, Steins Gate is a collaboration project between 5pb and Nitro+, their second after Chaos;Head, which was also made into an anime. It feels like a different story on a rewatch tbh. I’ve only seen one anime that I think is absolutely flawless (Shinsekai Yori), but I do think the show sets itself apart from the generic wave of anime that arrive with each season. In the Alpha timeline, Suzuha went back in time to retrieve the IBN 5100 so that the Future Gadget Lab could hack into SERN and delete the first D-mail. From the visual novel and anime/manga series Steins;Gate , where the term is used as a name for the ideal World Line. The whole show started with Kurisu’s death, which turns out to be a bit of a stinker. Glad to hear you enjoyed it thank you for your comment! Great review. They were necessary for building the characters and setting. Yes, it’s a great reward if viewers do stay put until episode 12…but the problem is they shouldn’t have had to wait that long to get fully engaged in the show. For example, I took a look at all of last season’s anime and all of them do not even come close to something like Steins; Gate or Hyouka or any of the other few anime out there that are objectively standouts. For an anime that is only 24 episodes long, and that expects its viewers to pay close attention at every moment, the first 11 episodes may feel like 15-20. And why is that whole inside of the building darker than night? As a result, this is a show that requires its viewers’ utmost attention at every moment. A story that includes microwaved bananas, a boy who looks and behaves like a woman, and a self-proclaimed mad scientist who seeks to “transform the world’s ruling structure.”. As to your question about why FB’s daughter is running around in the subway, I think you can assume that she was either hanging out with friends, or her father was somewhere nearby—the writers probably assume that they don’t need to explain every little detail in order for the viewer to understand why someone was at some place when something happened—especially with such a minor character when you can come up with a number of logical explanations as to why she was there. its said that every one has the ability just that okabes is more developed so it isn't developed enough to realize the change as its too minor but what about the divergence meter. The story found in STEINS;GATE is not your usual time traveling fare, but is a "hypothetical science adventure" focused on the structure of time travel itself. 3-4 years already. Most of the time, the show relies purely on the characters’ dialogues to fill the emptiness or the sound of minor background noises—like the typing of keys on a keyboard, the sound of footsteps against pavement, and the like. Prove you are human, type cats in singular form below: The Artifice is a long-form writing platform that covers a wide spectrum of art forms. As it is under the influence of both the Alpha and Beta Attractor Fields, it does not reach the final convergent result found in either field. I never had a problem with the first 12 episodes. "Calendar time": this is the time S;G allows to travel back and forth through, which is measured by the means of our dating system. It is about time travel, tinkering with science, and the desire to protect loved ones. This is easily right up there with the best. Since its series and film follow-ups were released years later, there is a good chance you never knew that this classic… Many of the situations and scientific concepts referred to in the game have been plucked from real science; the story-line is therefore credible and intellectual stimulating for players. This was a great review though! It gives time travel more of a devastation effect on a person’s personality. The ‘inevitable’ thing that some time travel fictions do is always a bit shaky. Personally, the transition from a goofy show to a very serious and personal drama was what got my attention. I might end up reviewing Robotics; Notes in the near future, so if you want to wait until then, or look at other sites that have reviewed the show already, it’s up to you. Haha I don’t expect it or any show to be perfect. For non-anime watchers: You do not need any prior knowledge or viewing experience of anime in order to enjoy this show. I read earlier, on this anime blog, that Robotics;Notes has a similar feeling/setting and references to S;G and am thinking of checking it out. Viewers may point to this as a flaw, especially considering that it falls under the thriller genre, but speaking from what viewers have said on multiple anime forums, subreddits, and my own personal experience, if you have the patience to stick it out until episode 12, you will be heftily rewarded. Satoru Fujinuma is a reclusive part-timer with no plans for the future. If your viewing experience with this show was not to your expectations, then perhaps the thriller genre in general is not something that personally appeals to you since they all follow a particular formula, that as you mention, does not impress you. But I agree, I love this show. However, because this is a show with a large cast of characters, involving several subplots, each episode is fairly dense in terms of the information and details in it, which subsequently affects the pacing. I think they didn’t focus on it for this reason, we just have to accept this (non-contradictory) principle of fate but not look at it too closely. Thus, the soundtrack’s infrequent appearances makes the few instances when it does show itself all the more powerful. All the time travel conspiracies are just theory No one has been able to create a working model on it.these theories are used by Sci -fi entertainment companies to create shows that people would be mesmerized to watch.Such an example is STIENS -GATE And while it is later revealed that everything has been moving towards a single event, all of the sub-plots prove significant not only in terms of the value they have for the main story, but for the emotional weight they bear for their own characters and their relationships to Okabe as well. After I finished this anime I was kind of just sitting there stunned. A significant and important event, object, location, or time period . Many of the situations and scientific concepts referred to in the game have been plucked from real science; the story-line is therefore credible and intellectual stimulating for players. Most of it was super boring and generic till the major plot twist happens. (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-03-28/steins-gate-0-follow-up-game-and-anime-teaser-video-staff-unveiled/.86476). Did we really need an entire episode of him going to America just so they could reiterate what the ending of episode 24 implied; that she will get her memories back. Time-travel theories. Part of the reason for this is because the main character is a self-proclaimed mad scientist who enjoys forced evil laughter, constantly pretending to be talking on his phone with someone about an agent sent after him by “The Organization,” and whose close friends enable his childish behavior, or even actively reciprocate it in some cases. In short, it’s up to you whether or not you want to take the plunge into the show, but I can’t offer any advice at the moment . During the first two episodes, all of the main characters are introduced: Okabe “Okarin” Rintarou—the childish, considerate, self-proclaimed mad scientist; Mayuri “Mayushi” Shiina—the sweet and innocent cosplay costume designer and Okabe’s childhood friend; Kurisu Makise—the level-headed, rational, slightly insecure, science genius; Itaru “Daru” Hashida—the overweight, perverted, stereotypical otaku and close friend of Mayuri and Okabe; Moeka Kiryu—the socially awkward girl who cannot bear to be parted from her phone; Ruka “Rukako” Urushibara—the highly feminine male and close friend of Mayuri and Okabe; Faris Nyannyan—the waitress at a maid-café and friend of Mayuri and Okabe; and Suzuha Amane—the spunky, carefree part-time worker of Mr. Braun’s. Steins;Gate uses the black hole theory mostly, by compressing the data of the brain (2.5 petabytes ), to a size sendable by the PhoneWave (name subject to change). While the subject of time travel is certainly not ground-breaking (as seen in notable live-action films such as the Back to the Future trilogy, 12 Monkeys, and Looper), it is not often you encounter an anime that delves into dark territory without it coming across as forced or contrived for dramatic effect. was just stupid. I very much enjoyed the anime, but holy fucking shit, did it start off slooooooow. i watched the first episode recently and saw something wired to what looked like a microwave. By using our Services, you agree to our use of cookies.Learn More, Theory 1 all jumps can be canceled by traveling back any thing you did last time you jumped still affects the jumper i.e you but not the world line the apply analogy works well here every time you jump no mater how it is simply retaking the throw how ever when you jump back across a world line its all about how you jumped, 1 time machine: in a way similar to the phone wave you replace the last you in not just the mental state but the physical one as you are physical moving, 2 phone wave: you send your conscious back in time replacing it as you never physical go back you so you don't replace the physical you, 3 d-mail: now this is a bit harder you can cancel this jump in a few ways 1 jump to a 3rd world line and via prediction jump back to the original or cancel the message by convincing the recipient to ignore it or the last way is the stone by changing the future from a different point e.g hacking sern deleting the data on the first d-mail via the IBN you change the flow and it falls on to another world line and events correct them self to follow that line if you don't get it its exactly like a d-mail just affecting the future at a later point as explained the flow corrects it self And while certain characters do receive more attention, naturally as a result of the story’s focus, everyone is given enough attention to be perceived as full-fledged, identifiable people in the viewers’ eyes. Perhaps one of the most satisfying parts of the show is watching how certain characters you may have found annoying, or who you simply didn’t find interesting at first, become endearing. Played through everything in STEINS;GATE ELITE 22.2% Rare: 54.87% Common: Prologue of the Beginning and the End Prologue Clear 78.1% Common: 86.86% Common: Time Travel Paranoia Chapter 1 Clear 50.9% Common: 72.73% Common: Interpreter Rendezvous Later, the name John Titor sends Okabe into a frenzy, and another banana experiment yields bizarre results. While I’m sure others have seen hundreds if not a thousand. @Jordan, thanks! Agreed, it’s one of my favorites as well thanks for the read! The story found in STEINS;GATE is not your usual time traveling fare, but is a "hypothetical science adventure" focused on the structure of time travel itself. Best anime of 2011, maybe of the last couple of years. It seems like there’s always some obvious way of avoiding, and when there isn’t it becomes a bit contrived and Final Destination-esq. Glad to hear you enjoyed it and thank you for your comment! and Nitroplus’ Science Adventure series, Steins; Gate is a sci-fi thriller that keeps its viewers at the edge of their seats, shocks them in ways that leave them speechless, and moves them with the sincerity and growing bonds of the main characters. In the VN, Kurisu mentions that although there are many theories, 11 of them are widely accepted in the … But ya, the girl getting excited and accidentally pushing her made me scratch my head… They should’ve showed FB there. What I believe appeals to viewers of this show is that Steins; Gate deviates from certain thriller norms particularly because it does not depend on numerous twists and suspense in order to create drama, but rather it uses in-depth depictions of its characters—the thriller aspect being less emphasized. Loved this anime. Nice work on the article too , @Trank a lot of anime fans would probably agree with you. Steins; Gate (2011) Review: Time Travel and Weirdness The cast of Steins; Gate from left to right: Moeka Kiryu, Mayuri “Mayushi” Shiina, Kurisu Makise, Ruka “Rukako” Urushibara, Suzuha Amane, Faris Nyannyan, Itaru “Daru” Hashida, and Okabe “Okarin” Rintarou. If viewers are looking for an anime that becomes more dark, mature, and surprising as the show progresses, then Steins; Gate is a solid pick. I agree about most of your points. Will Feature Chadwick Boseman's Final Black Panther Performance, The Prom: The 10 Best Songs In the Movie, Ranked, Genkaku Azuma: Anatomy of a Tragic Villain, The Character Development of Hikigaya Hachiman in OreGairu, In Defense of the Deadman Wonderland Anime. In terms of music, it is rarely heard. 2. It was unfortunate that the Chaos;Head anime was terribly done and ruined what I heard was an … What I attempted to get across in my review was that Steins; Gate is specifically exceptional for an anime–particularly for how dark (even disturbing) the themes are—which is not something you come across that often in anime without it being forced or contrived. This is a story about love. Granted I’ve only seen about 75 of them. On the one hand, this feature of the show presents a realistic depiction of friendships and how one’s weirdness is often accepted by those who enjoy another’s company. This series should have ended on episode 22 when Kurisu died. Steins; Gate Poster 5pb This is a promotional poster for the popular anime series, Steins; Gate. The story found in STEINS;GATE is not your usual time traveling fare, but is a "hypothetical science adventure" focused on the structure of time travel itself. [16] However, although there are many plot holes in the story, it is still well crafted that make it worth watching twice. Many of the situations and scientific concepts referred to in the game have been plucked from real science; the story-line is therefore credible and intellectual stimulating for players. So, the alpha Worldline is not just one timeline, in fact is a combination of infinite timelines where the outcome is always the same. The three pass the time by tinkering with their latest creation, a "Phone Microwave" that can be controlled through text messages. Whether or not you are willing to stick with it, though, until the 12th episode will shape your overall impression. This method of blending the present with distant events adds to the somber, reflective mood of the show. And since it’s a time travel narrative, it has rewatch value built into it—specifically, to catch everything you missed before and connect all the pieces of the puzzle. Kurisu, the girl with red hair, and Okarin, the guy in the lab coat, face opposite directions in the middle of a road. I kept thinking “why don’t he put her in an iron box so she can’t get shot” or something similar but it really wouldn’t matter. gonna repost this its a little cleaner this time round First off, why is he always trying to save her at night by keeping her out in the open. Feminity, gender roles, and girl power in magical girl anime, Existentialism in Shounen Anime and Manga, http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-03-28/steins-gate-0-follow-up-game-and-anime-teaser-video-staff-unveiled/.86476. After his childhood friend, Mayuri Shinna, interrupts him, the two of them head towards a conference that discusses successful time machine development. [UTW-Mazui] Steins;gate opening anime english subbed, Graduated from the University of Connecticut with a major in English. With such a large and diverse cast as this, viewers may find themselves dubious to the idea that each one is given ample enough time to fully develop as characters. @Darryl Satoru Fujinuma is a reclusive part-timer with no plans for the future. Her dad is nuts and loves to stab people including his own daughter? Want to write about Anime or other art forms? By this I mean that viewers may find themselves feeling awkward at various points during the first half due to the characters’ idiosyncrasies and the dialogues exchanged between them. Good review. Before Okabe’s conflict escalates further, he is led out of the room by a girl, Kurisu Makise, who is very interested in finding out who Okabe is. They also had a TON of foreshadowing of what was to come – something I noticed on my first watch but greatly appreciated on my second watch. All thrillers rely on a major twist that occurs at some point during the story, and as I mention at the beginning of my article, the genre of thriller and the subject of time travel are not “ground-breaking” for Steins; Gate. Again, Steins; Gate isn’t perfect, but is it exceptional comparatively speaking? Yes, daddy please meet me in the dark room on a floor where nobody is…. The only times when music is used is to enhance the eerie atmosphere surrounding bizarre or horrifying events/information, during which time orchestral music is employed. And if you enjoy a little bit of romance on the side, this show will give you that as well. Same basis, different execution. It kind of loses its impact after seeing it so many times. Same plot device every time. or having her be run over by cars in dark alleys (common in Japan??) I wish this aired on free to air so doctor who and sci fi fans in general could watch it. (wow this makes a smidgen of sense), Theory 2 Thank you so much! 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