Oh, yes, Mayuri dies again for the hundredth time, like that was a big surprise for anyone. Then again, I’ve started to develop this sympathy for Mayuri. I actually care about what happens to her, and this time when she died, I had a heavy feeling in my heart. Okay, not really, but the sentiment’s still there. It’s a freaking tragedy.
What’s Okabe going to do from now on? Your guess is as good as mine, if I start talking about this honestly. A lot of people would have you believe that they know more about Stein’s Gate and they probably do…they’ve probably played the visual novel already. Anyways, leave a comment about what you think might happen soon and also, click to read more (Because you know there’s more).
Can I call ‘em, or can I call ‘em? I predicted way back in my previous Stein’s Gate post that there was possibility that Mr. Braun was FB all along. The initials were there, namely the B, and characters like him tend to take on a pivotal role despite their lack of development. Mr. Braun’s life story, though depressing, felt shoehorned and typical: Little boy grows up poor and gets taken in by a twisted organization. It’s happened before, and it sure as hell won’t be the last time someone will use this.
Moeka and Okabe join forces to track down FB and the IBN 5100 computer. At the end of a long trail, they end up staking out Mr. Braun’s house. When confronted by questions relating to his secret identity, Mr. Braun reveals his life story and regales of his previous trickery. He then pulls out a gun and kills Moeka for being a traitor before killing himself. Of course, Okabe is able to reverse this sorry fate via a D-Mail. However in doing so, he’s left Makise Kurisu to her demise. How will he get out of it? Read the rest of this entry
Not a very lush palette of colors, I know. The grays, blues, and blacks that permeate the scenes of this anime, Stein’s Gate, really serve nothing else than to set the mood of the piece, which it does well. Anyways, at the end of a tough road, we’d expect Okabe to have an easier time of things or to get some slack, but he doesn’t. Instead, he has to go hunting for that damned FB guy. Mark Zuckerberg, you have your work cut out for you. Read the rest of this entry
I ask you this, my loyal readers: you’ve gone coo-coo for coco puffs….But would you go gay for Ruko-Puffs? (Oh, and don’t even try to say that you have no idea what those “puffs” would be.) If Rukako stayed a girl, I’d actually consider that option, but as a boy, no. Just no. Don’t even ask me that (Ohohoho).
Anyways, Okabe tries to reverse the effects of Rukako’s D-Mail but wishes to get her blessing before he does so. Throughout the course of the episode, Okabe asks Rukako questions regarding her past life and makes her cry in the process. In order to set things straight as well as learn Rukako’s mother’s pager number, he goes on a date with her. They’re stiff and awkward the whole way through and the date ends on a bad note. Okabe runs back to Rukako at the end of the day and resumes his crazy antics, much to her pleasure. Oh, did I mention that Kurisu was tailing the two of them the whole way? Read the rest of this entry
I’m going to have to eat my words in regards to Feyris never showing up again since, you know what? She popped up! Man, was I surprised to see her. Unfortunately, this is probably going to be the last time that Feyris gets any serious screen time since this episode wrapped her problems relatively quickly and without too much drama.
Fast track to getting caught up: Mayuri notices that her watch stops working once again and Okabe calls out to Kurisu for help on this matter. She speculates that getting rid of the D-Mails that have been sent in the past is the key to reverting everything back to normal and retrieving that IBN computer. Read the rest of this entry
Stein’s Gate is one of those series that refuse to let you get on with your life. It’ll stay in your mind and make you wish for your very own time machine, not to travel into the past but to travel into the future. Oh, how I wish time would fly. At times like these, I’m tempted to get my hands on a copy of the visual novel. Given the fact that it hasn’t been translated though, I’d be in trouble when it comes to understanding the story, so I’ll hold off for now.
We all know that Mayuri’s tragic death was uncalled for and that Okabe will stop at nothing to ensure her safety, think about this though: who’s the real damsel in distress here? Sure Mayuri getting shot, getting run over by a bus, and getting pushed in front of a moving train are gruesome deaths, but have you ever stopped to think that there are things worse than death? Suzuha truly had a bad hand of cards in her deal with fate. Read the rest of this entry
Unlike Kamisama Dolls, Stein’s Gate keeps the heat up in this week’s episode and wouldn’t let me tear my eyes away from the screen. Okay, that was an exaggeration. I admit I glanced around the room a bit, but that’s besides the point. I’m glad that SG was given the “two-season” treatment as ending it somewhere around episode 12 would have been a huge disservice to the world at large. In contrast, Kamisama Dolls is withering with each passing week; I just can’t get into that show, may as well drop it soon.
Suzuha laid quite a shocker on us last week by revealing that she was a time traveler from the year 2036. In that dystopian future, SERN apparently controls the world by changing the past to suit its needs. Strange how a scientific organization turned into a totalitarian regime. One of my only complaints about this show is how odd that whole set up sounds. But it makes sense if you understand the power changing time can bring, and what power can do to twist you. I started to sound pretty intellectual myself, didn’t I? Read the rest of this entry
Anything new, whether it be shows or gadgets, tends to win the hearts of people as it’s a break from the usual and because it’s a change of pace. If that’s the direction most anime fans are going for the month of July, I am glad to be out of the majority. So, we’ve seen Mayuri get killed time and time again in brutal ways, and sometimes in downright stupid ways. But whatever the method, she winds up dead. What’s a mad scientist to do in all of this madness? How does the great Okabe Rintarou escape from his twisted reality?
The theory of fatalism struck a chord with me since it’s a pretty powerful idea: no matter what you do, something (it could be anything) is going to happen. No way in the world is that result going to change. No way, no how. But it seems like the cast of characters are getting closer to a solution towards all of this – a way out. If this idea actually works, all will be well. But if it’s to fail…Oh boy, is Okabe in for a world of hurt. Read the rest of this entry
Just like everyone predicted, Okabe immediately rushed over to the time leap machine in order to prevent Mayuri’s death. And who can blame him? He’s been with Mayuri forever, since they were kids, and without a doubt, she’s one of his most treasured companions. That being said, a lot of the other characters take a backseat this week as the whole episode focuses on Okabe’s efforts to get Mayuri back. At least Suzuha managed to have an awesome and badass scene (above).
As far as episode summaries go, you can tell that I’m not a big fan of them (I’m using “as far as” a lot these days). It’d be a safe bet to assume that most of you guys have already watched the episode by the time you read these posts, and if you haven’t…I just have to wonder why you would spoil the story for yourself. But whatever, it’s your choice. And it’s my choice to make these episode summaries as succinct as possible. Let ‘er rip! Read the rest of this entry
Compared to the other shows of the season, there really isn’t anything that I can complain about in regards to Stein’s Gate. The pacing is well done and the comedic scenes are well-balanced with the ones with more serious under-tones. I’m going to gloss over plot summaries for now because I’m sure that all of you out here have already watched this episode. And really, with a show this captivating, how could you not?
Not quite sure what to make of this particular development. So Mayuri in the “present” is not the original, and neither is the Okabe in the “present”, they are simply themselves in the future, but in a different timeline than their own. Hm, I guess that sums it up and it’s a bit confusing. What that implies is that both Okabe and Mayuri have some special significance that basically pulls them from the standard realm of reality and places them in a different position all together from everyone else. That would explain Okabe’s ability to retain memories from a world line shift, and there’s also the possiblity that Mayuri has the same power as well. She never did let on whether or not she had it. There’s more to her than meets the eye. Read the rest of this entry