This is part of a series of re-posts of older reviews on 100 Word Anime. The original review came out in July 2016 and can be found here. I'm going to be honest, after rewatching this one and re-reading my review, I'm not changing much. So this post is really just here for people who weren't … Continue reading Trigun Series Review: He’s The Most Wanted Man Ever But He’s Just Looking for Love and Peace
Right from episode one of Steins;Gate 0 I kind of sat on the fence about whether or not I was on board with this most recent addition to the Steins;Gate anime world. Overall it was an up and down experience but now we come to the final review and I have to figure out exactly how I feel about this show.
One final attempt at sending Mayuri and Suzuha into the past to change everything (or rather get Okabe back into trying to save Kurisu which the audience already knows happens so I'm not entirely sure if there was any point to this or not) and then we have a few loose ends to tie up but otherwise we're done. Okay, there's still an OVA to go so I guess there's more to this story but I think for me, I'm done.
I previously reviewed the anime of Black Bullet and I found it fairly problematic but enjoyed the underlying story. I decided to try the light novel to see if it left a better impression. The answer... well I'm still on the fence.
Okabe may have returned to the past after 3000 time leaps with new found determination but that doesn't mean the obstacles he was facing have gotten any smaller. Episode 22 of Steins;Gate 0 has some serious brainstorming taking place before the characters face an incredibly tough choice. Not a lot physically happens this episode. There … Continue reading Steins;Gate 0 Episode 22: Farewell Amadeus
Right, as much as I kind of feel Steins;Gate 0 has been overly drawn out for the amount of content it has and that about half the characters in it haven't been needed for much of anything, I cannot deny the pure joy I got out of this episode. Hououin Kyouma is back. There's been … Continue reading Steins;Gate 0 Episode 21: I’ve Missed Hououin Kyouma
You know when things go wrong and there's always that person who tells you not to worry because it isn't the end of the world? For Okabe that moment isn't coming because in this episode he really is seeing what happens after the failure to 'fix' the future back in 2011. I've made no secret … Continue reading Steins;Gate 0 Episode 20: It’s The End of the World
It's all well and good for Okabe to suddenly gain a sense of urgency and a desire to right wrongs and 'fix' things; however as Daru correctly points out, it is Okabe who has been ignoring them and stalling progress on the very machine that he'll now rely on to 'save' everyone. Even then, the consequences of his choices are unknown so he can't really assure anyone that he will in fact succeed.
While there are some things that can be known about the future, and some choices that once made that will set things in motion, but without experiencing it, there is no way for the characters to know the outcomes of changes they make. Okabe experiences the disappointment of this first hand when he realises his choice to stay in this world line didn't guarantee a happily ever after.
Okabe may have made his choice but he can't speak for all of the other lab members and this week it is their choices that will dictate the path the future will take. I guess the question we're left with is whether there was ever a 'right' choice or whether all there ever is are … Continue reading Steins;Gate 0 Episode 17: Choices and Consequences