Stein’s Gate Episode 10 – No More Traps!
Today is a glorious day for the people out there who found themselves being inexplicably attracted to Ruka-kun despite knowing full-well that he was a trap. Because you know what? Telling your parents to eat vegetables ten years in the past (logically) works. Science attests to it.
Besides some gender-benders and whatnot, this episode sees some pretty intriguing developments take place, not excluding the introduction of a new lab member. Who would that be?
Okabe is still reeling from the shock he received last week. Finally coming to grips with the fact that all the moe is gone from Akiba, he tries to come up with various explanations as to why his relationships with others haven’t been altered. Even though there was no May Queen Nyan Nyan to introduce Okabe to Feyris, it turns out that he still met her through another avenue. This scene leads to one where Okabe fondles Ruka in order to prove what gender he is. He’s full of confidence until he realizes there’s no junk in his trunk. Hrm…
Anyways, Okabe later meets Suzuha Amane, the part-time worker, and learns that she’s going to meet her father in Tokyo. He tells her to go for it and she thanks him, only to tell him that she’ll leave if she fails to do so. Okabe’s obviously worried and he decides to throw a party for her, whether she’s successful or not. At that moment, he gets a message telling him that he’s being followed. In typical Okabe-fashion, he starts getting paranoid and acts weirdly. He acts so strangely that Mayuri comments upon this. After a brief exchange and some reminiscing, Okabe realizes that the sensation of experiencing world line shifts is the same as the feeling he got when he was feverish in the past.
Suzuha doesn’t show up to Okabe’s party and instead leaves a message saying goodbye. Okabe starts to ponder whether or not he should a D-Mail, that is, before laughing maniacally and doing it anyways. He’s succeeds, and Suzuha stays in Tokyo and even becomes a lab member. Good for you, Okabe. Another girl for the harem!
And so, we have the pudding of doom and those crazy, random numbers. What could they possibly mean? I honestly have no idea, but it seems that the numbers are getting closer to zero, so expect something when it hits that mark. As for the pudding…I guess the stalker has some pudding fetish or simply delights in the stuff. Who knows?
The longer this anime goes on, the more I wish that the Xbox 360 visual novel got translated. From what I’ve seen, the art is simply gorgeous, and hey, it’s gotta be more immersive since there’s player input. Anyways, things are looking to get more “friendly” between Okabe and Kurisu. Okabe shows no signs of interest thus far, but Kurisu gets all flustered and deredere whenever they get close. “It’s not like she’s complimenting you or anything!”
And yeah, here we have the latest addition to the Secret Lab Group, Suzuha Amane. She seems to have a huge interest in the name John Titor, but that’s probably got to do with the fact that her father calls himself “Barrel” Titor. Whether there’s some special significance to the name Titor remains to be seen, but it’s clear from here that people with the Titor label are enigmatic.
Oh, and a few people might have picked up on this little tidbit already but, at the end of the episode, there was a faint flicker of a butterfly going across the screen. From what the anime has done so far with the Butterfly Effect, it’s definitely referring to that phenomenon. Okabe might have shrugged off all his worries when he sent that D-Mail into the past in order to get Suzuha back, but it doesn’t mean there weren’t consequences.
Posted on June 8, 2011, in Anime, Episode Reviews, Stein's Gate and tagged Anime, Butterfly Effect, Daru, Episode, Feyris, Houoin Kyouma, Kurisu, Mayuri, Moeka, Okabe Rintarou, Okarin, Review, Ruka Urushibara, Suzuha Amane. Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.