Steins;Gate 09

Steins;Gate

The transition to the ED was amazing this week.

Exactly my face too if I just found out I ‘wiped’ out Akiba with a time machine that sends messages to the past.

Oh wow, where do I start with this episode? All that build up over the last 4 episodes finally climaxed with this episode as Kyouma finally realizes the true consequences of changing the past and remembering about it. At least he hasn’t tried to send mail 70 years back to get Hitler killed!

This was also Feyris-tan’s episode too and she threw out that really crazy surprise about her family owning the land that Akiba sits on and that’s not even counting her claim that she made Akiba in to the otaku mecca that is it now (which got proven to be true too!). No cookies for guessing what her D-mail was about, but it proves that the D-mail can really create crazy time-line divergences with the right usage.

Also equally fun is the continuing development between Kyouma and Kurisu(tina). Not sure if it’s due to the D-mail, but lol at Kurisu suddenly pulling out 2chan slang on Kyouma. And the part where they fucked around with the phone calls was hilarious too. Polite Kyouma wwwwwww

So… what’s going to happen now that Nakano’s the new otaku mecca? wwwwww

15 Comments

  1. sadakups Said,

    June 1, 2011 @ 8:05 pm

    Man, I seriously laughed when Chris started doing a yo dawg quote.

    But holy shit indeed, this episode was.

  2. tomphile Said,

    June 1, 2011 @ 8:44 pm

    I don’t think the location of where all the otaku fandom is has much importance to the storyline, of more significance, like you stated already, is the fact that one D-mail can have far-reaching consequences. And if it was sent over 10 years into the past, the Butterfly Effect would have a long time to take hold.

  3. Beruchi Said,

    June 1, 2011 @ 9:07 pm

    Since the location doesn’t matter, does it mean that any mail will be sent to the past while the microwave is operating?

    Why didn’t Okabe ask his question before allowing to send a D-mail? It’s kinda dump…

    Too bad, no tuturu~ this episode.

  4. Saber Said,

    June 1, 2011 @ 9:37 pm

    haha I had to re-watch this episode like 5 times to absorb the epic of those last few minutes.

  5. Athos Said,

    June 1, 2011 @ 11:18 pm

    Proof that WHITE FOX has already made this series at least twice as epic as the VN could’ve possibly been:

    – Mayuri.
    – Suzuha meeting Kurisu for the first time.
    – “Not that! How many times must I tell you, Christina! I’m Hououin! Also… *dramatic close up* Kyouma as well.”
    – The gang discovers the truth behind “Jellyman’s report”.
    – The entire “Kurisu finds out about Rukako” sequence. Not to mention the two consecutive “psychological attacks”.
    – This week’s episode.

    I’ve only listed what I thought couldn’t have been accomplished outside anime format, because there are a whole lot of jokes and interactions that were just priceless on their own.

    Am I the only one that’s expecting this series to jump the shark at some point? I seriously hope that it gets a not sucky ending, because it really looks like something I’d be glad to recommend based on what I’ve watched so far.

  6. Nights Said,

    June 2, 2011 @ 12:03 am

    Anyone notice that Ruka was wearing the same FEMALE uniform as Mayuri? Does that mean s/he is a girl now?

  7. Kerfirou Said,

    June 2, 2011 @ 12:28 am

    from what I’ve seen, It seems reasonable to say that the D-Mail have something to do with Feyris father.

    Feyris father might have some accident back in the past or something like that, that compel Feyris making Akiba into moe heaven.

    the mail sent, making the ‘accident’ never happened, thus make moe heaven Akiba never exist at all.

  8. Dakkar Said,

    June 2, 2011 @ 1:20 am

    There also was a pretty clear indication that Moeka is Ferris from the future. And I suspect that the D-mail she’s sent to herself some time ago was not about changing the cellphone…

  9. Kaisos Said,

    June 2, 2011 @ 5:41 am

    I think my biggest problem with this show is how it assumes you’re not familiar with time travel fiction at all.

    It ends up making Rintaro look like a sci-fi nut who has… never read any sci-fi.

  10. Anime Said,

    June 2, 2011 @ 6:54 am

    This episode was really good…..can’t wait for the next

  11. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    June 2, 2011 @ 7:25 am

    That “yo dawg” translation was quite unintentionally funny considering what exactly she said.

    Also, yes, it’s kinda lol he can remotely send the D-mail now without any explanation on that. And is Ruka female now? I’m not quite sure since I’ve seen him wear that sailor outfit earlier in the series when he was still male.

    Thankfully, the anime has been really decent on the buildup, pacing, jokes and execution. At least this won’t be another Chaos;Head.

  12. sadakups Said,

    June 2, 2011 @ 12:53 pm

    Does anyone know what the original line that was replaced by the yo dawg quote?

  13. Inushinde Said,

    June 3, 2011 @ 12:47 pm

    With things getting more and more out of control, mostly at the behest of side characters, Steins;Gate has become a bit more interesting. While it was fun before, now it’s starting to feel like it’s really kicked off, getting more and more extreme with each passing episode, and just a tiny bit more confusing.

    The end was honestly a big surprise as well, even though I had a feeling what Feyris-tan would send to the past.

  14. Azure Said,

    June 3, 2011 @ 11:37 pm

    Ruka is very much female now because do vegetables change your gender! No, really.
    Anyone actually noticed that the more mail they send back in time, the more in sync and closer Kurisu and Oka-I mean Hououin get? And the whole business with Kurisu crying over the phone call…

  15. Van Cockenberg Said,

    June 4, 2011 @ 10:32 pm

    About the ED Transition: I never understood why this isn’t used more often. In my opinion it’s so much more awesome when the ED does not “cut” the episode but instead kind of fades out the episode. Same with AnoHana.

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