Daily Archives: December 7, 2015

Steins;Gate (Shutainzu Gēto)

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Now if I said there was time travelling in an anime, you’d probably look at me and say “so what?” But what if I told you there was one that is based on the actual theory and not just jumping in a time machine? What if I told you that the name John Titor is heavily involved? Interested yet? I know that sci-fi can be over some people’s heads or be too obtuse but here it’s laid out in a way that is easy to follow.

Okabe the “mad scientist”, along with his childhood friend Mayuri and an otaku hacker Daru, have formed a club known as the “Future Gadget Research Laboratory,” and they spend their time hanging out and attempting to invent futuristic gadgets. None of their inventions really does anything much until they make the Phone Microwave which transforms bananas into a green ooze. When one of their tests goes sideways, they discover that thePhone Microwave can send text messages to the past. When they start sending messages and changing events, they are not prepared for the ramifications of messing with timelines. Especially Okabe who seems to be the only one unaffected by the timeline jumping and can remember everything from every timeline.

 

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