While I’m still not sold entirely on this anime, spending time with Okabe and Kurisu bickering is probably the best way to get me hooked again on this franchise. Where do you stand on the new series of Steins;Gate?
While it has taken some time to warm up, this episode sees far more of the character interactions I enjoyed in the original though the dialogue still seems to be slower paced and the characters all still seem to be genuinely subdued. And I get that part of this is that Okabe isn’t the only character who has been affected by the previous events and the fact that he has become so flat is most definitely impacting on the rest of the crew, it also impacts on the overall enjoyment of watching the anime. But Okabe talking to Kurisu as they walked around Akihabara was definitely fun.
However, this show has not forgotten to progress the plot while it deals with these past demons. There are definitely things in motion and a sense of something coming and coming soon. The question the audience is left with is how does it tie in with the AI and what will Okabe do.
Still, if we learned nothing else from this experience, we probably should take on-board the lesson that surprising the time travel warrior is probably not the best survival strategy.
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