Steins;Gate (First Look)

The story of Steins;Gate takes place in Akihabara and is about a group of friends who have customized their microwave into a device that can send text messages to the past. As they perform different experiments, an organization named SERN who has been doing their own research on time travel tracks them down and now the characters have to find a way to avoid being captured by them.

The story of Steins;Gate begins on July 28, 2010, in Akihabara, with Rintarō Okabe and Mayuri Shiina heading towards the Radio Kaikan building. Inside the building, Rintarō finds the body of Kurisu Makise with a pool of blood in a room. He leaves the building with Mayuri in a panic and sends a text message to Hashida Itaru about the incident when all the people around him suddenly vanish. They reappear moments later but no one around him seems to have experienced the same phenomena that he did.

Originially a Visual Novel created by the Nitro+, Steins;gate has been praised for it’s intertwining storyline. It has received many console ports since it’s originally PC release. It has been re-released for the XBOX 360 and planned to be released for the PSP. FYI, This is a Direct Sequel to Chaos;Head even though there’s no direct connection between those 2 stories.

Steins;gate is one of the complex anime that is aired in this season, the main topic within this anime is “Time Travel”, so occasionally, viewers needs to put on their “thinking caps” while watching this anime, since it involves many time travel scenarios and plot twist. Having played the VN first hand, the anime adaptation is showing good signs that it will keep the same Quality with the VN. So basically, another “MUST WATCH” anime for this season.

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“Hacking to the Gate” by Kanako Itou

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4 responses to “Steins;Gate (First Look)

    • I’m glad that you liked it.

      BTW, the Translation for the original Visual Novel is about to be finished, it’s now in Quality Checking.

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