Thursday, May 12, 2016

Steins;Gate

Steins;Gate is a sci-fi thriller based anime with comedy, romance, psychological and drama aspects. The anime is set in 2010 BCE in Akihabara, Japan. The main cast of characters are all in or eventually become lab members of the male protagonist Okabe Rintarou's "lab" where they try to make useful but fun things, all of their past experiments have failed. Okabe or as he likes to be called 'Hououin Kyouma' as he likes to act like a mad scientist and is a bit delusional but a lovable character. Our main female lead was forced to join the lab by Okabe and her name is Makise Kurisu, a genius girl from America who is a bit of a tsundere. The other members include cute and innocent Mayuri, the otaku pervert Daru, a rich girl who works at a maid cafe named Ferris, a silent and mysterious girl named Moeka, a part time worker at the appliance store beneath the lab named Suzuha, and a feminine crossdresser named Ruka. Together they figure out they can send text messages back in time with a microwave and then the crazy adventure begins. I love this anime because of the character interactions, the development and breakdown of our lead, how it kept me on the edge of my seat and I just couldn't stop watching it. This anime also definitely has a re-watch value and has 24 episodes, the beginning may be slow and a bit confusing but it gets a lot better! I find even the 'slow paced' beginning to be nice as we learn more about each character. This is a great anime I find that everyone should watch someday.