So I did recently finish Steins;Gate, and these are my thoughts on it. If you get past the slow beginning, it might be very enjoyable actually. Be prepared to be confused at the start, there's no real golden thread, and to be honest I was skeptical to see where this was going. But I really wanted to give the anime a chance, since it is after all ranked as the 3rd best anime on Myanimelist.net's top anime page.
If you saw my video, you will already be familiar with the main character of the anime, and in my opinion, one of the most amazing characters ever. Okabe Rintarou is just wonderful.
Now the anime itself is simply about him and his friends experimenting with and trying to build time machines, and it IS properly explained if you just wait it out a few episodes. There is also a lot of friendships, love and sacrifice. I'm afraid if I say more I'll be spoiling too much. Just go watch it ok.
|Genre? Must be psychological thriller or something like that..|
Though I usually do not favour harem animes, this one is one of the better. Characters have proper depth, and play important roles in the storyline. They can make you cry. The music's fantastic. The art is also fantastic. The story's a bit messy, but still, isn't that exactly what time is supposed to be? I think that is one important point they are trying to make here.
"People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually, from a non-linear, non subjective viewpoint it's more like a big ball of wibbly wobbley ... timey wimey ... stuff"
- The Doctor
Everything is just fantastic. Although I hesitated to rate this anime, I thought to myself, "what the heck, it kept me up at night" (and it honestly did, and I even dreamt about my endeared Okarin), and gave it 10/10.
|These are my favourite charcters.|
Feel free to share opinions. I will be back with comments on the OVA episode. Until then.