What Makes Steins;Gate Special
The really strange thing about Steins;Gate, as compared to most of my other favorite series, is that it doesn’t stand out aesthetically. It’s competent, mind you. It just doesn’t boggle the mind with its animation. It’s not showy. The music is good but never in a way that made me want the soundtrack or even to pay attention to who composed it. The show lives and dies on incredibly well-written characters, who are voiced spectacularly in both the sub and dub, and on the incredibly intricate plot which becomes FAR more impressive upon a second viewing. But this show breaks ground in other interesting ways.
*spoilers below the cut*
If you like it that much, you should really check out the original visual novel! It got an official English release earlier this year by JAST, so you can easily buy it online!
Also, if you want to, read the Chaos;Head visual novel first. This is the predecessor to Steins;Gate, and takes place 1 year earlier. However, this does not have an official English release, but it does have a fan translation. Also, DO NOT WATCH THE CHAOS;HEAD ANIME, as it is a very poor adaptation.
I want to do a thing
I want to start playing visual novels like I did in the past with sweet pool but I have a lot of visual novels I want to play. I’m going to list the ones I am ost excited about.
- Kara no Shoujo
- Grisaia no Kajitsu
Please reply with your answer
Do Chaos;Head then Steins;Gate. You’ll catch some interesting stuff in Steins;Gate if you do Chaos;Head first.
I feel like the phone microwave was the product of Mayuri actually believing you can charge a phone in a microwave.
I refuse to accept any other explaination.
According to the visual novel, it came about because Okabe was trying to make it so that a microwave could be activated remotely, so you could heat up your food while on the way home.
Steins;Gate is great and all but
The reason they undo the d-mails in the first place is because it’s the only sure fire way to retrace their steps in order to get the IBN 5100 back. For when Okabe tries something else, check out the Faris ending of the VN, which you can see here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlfOlyJ86B0