Steins;Gate 24

Steins;Gate

… and they all lived happily ever after. The End.

First of the endings of this month, Steins;Gate bowed out decently. I can’t say I was excited about it since Wiki spoiled me a long time ago about the ending, but it still left a nice warm feeling in my heart.

For the show itself though, I felt like it could have been better, especially during the middle episodes where Okarin had to solve the characters’ problems one by one, which resulted in a few cringe-worthy episodes. Otherwise, it carried itself quite well for an adaptation and definitely did manage to bring out the struggle Okarin faced in unraveling the mess he started.

Another aspect that disappointed me is the whole CERN angle, which went to nowhere apart from being the sole scapegoat of Mayushii’s inevitable deaths. I was really hoping to have some exposition on that part, but it eventually got lost through all that looping around. In the end, the blame just fell on Mr. Braun and that was it. Some of the science-fiction parts did also get too fiction for me, but oh well, can’t really expect realism from this.

As much I’d like to say S;G is one of the better shows of the year, I don’t think I could honestly claim that without lying to myself. It IS a decent enough show, but was it impressive enough for me? No, unfortunately not that much overall. Still, it’s watchable, but I really wonder what is the movie that’s following it going to be about. Hopefully not a digest version of the series.

14 Comments

  1. Metalnsnakezero Said,

    September 14, 2011 @ 8:01 pm

    Thumbs up to the show. Now I wonder where the movie will go.

  2. sadakups Said,

    September 14, 2011 @ 8:41 pm

    slowclap.gif

    How I think of the whole show. Awesome shit.

  3. Athos Said,

    September 14, 2011 @ 8:57 pm

    The ending might have been entertaining if the show itself hadn’t told me EXACTLY how’d it go by the end of episode 23.

    …though I did like episode 23…

    Anyways… yeah, the final episode really killed it for me. It was more like a fun epilogue than a series finale or a climax. Seriously, I don’t mind Good Ends at all, but only if I can feel there was some real struggle getting there in the final stretch. Here they just told us that everything was gonna be alright in episode 23… and then showed us how everything went alright in episode 24.

    Can’t say I didn’t have a blast throughout a good part of the show, though. I stayed relatively spoiler free, except for the one about Suzuha being for the future, but that didn’t get in the way at all– even for episode 16 which I still think it was ridiculously heartbreaking.

    It was definitely the show I looked forward the most for in the the past few months. WHITE FOX fan for life.

  4. ewok40k Said,

    September 14, 2011 @ 9:02 pm

    Actually, kudos to Okabe for improvising when crucial plan element (lightsaber fluid) failed him. Other than that, best ending from the game translates well into “happily ever after”, and while I like tendency of anime th throw bittersweet or even downer endings from time to time, there is nothing bad with good one.

  5. Mentar Said,

    September 15, 2011 @ 1:54 am

    I’d easily rank SG within my top10 animes ever. Its strong points clearly supersede its weaknesses for me ;) … especially Chris, and her relationship with Okabe.

    Wonderful fun, with lots of smart ideas.

  6. Sloppy Said,

    September 15, 2011 @ 2:07 am

    I’d definitely show Steins;Gate to others, the emotions that it invokes in the latter half of the series is great stuff.

    That said, does anyone know what’s the name of the BGM that plays in the scene when Okabe and Kurisu meet up again in the end? I can’t find it anywhere.

  7. Alcren Said,

    September 15, 2011 @ 3:44 am

    I liked the show very much and after all the depressing stuff like mayuri getting killed off and okabe quite literally going almost crazy just re living the death of his childhood friend and his inability to save her.I really wanted him to get his happy ending even if it was obvious in advance. I think that a good point is that the reason CERN chose brauhn was cause he was knew Suzuha when she went back in time. But since she didnt stay there he most likely had nothing to do with CERN.

  8. Shizuo Said,

    September 15, 2011 @ 5:16 am

    Finally it’s over

    Operation Skuld: Successfull

    Moeka in apron totally HOT!

  9. gkbs Said,

    September 15, 2011 @ 8:23 am

    i will guess that the movie might be that side story where the story is told in suzuha’s point of view

  10. Sheba Said,

    September 15, 2011 @ 12:52 pm

    steins;gate characters don’t immediately grab by your throat in a “WATCH US AND LOVE US FOR WE ARE OVER THE TOP AWESOME” in the way TTGL did. They takes time to be used, you like them, you get annoyed by them but never their “otaku jokes” antics are without purpose. For when tragedy hit them, you realize how you actually care for them. This is what it did to me.

  11. Hitoribocchi Said,

    September 16, 2011 @ 2:23 am

    I watched the entire Steins;Gate show out of curiosity by an acquaintance on IRC who prodded me to watch it. Downloaded several episodes prior to uni studies (yeah, studies got to me), I completed the show this evening.

    I could agree that the show may need to cover some more material, but it was not as lackadaisical as people might like to label it as. There were pretty dramatic moments (the conclusion of Episode 22) that I consider moving. Nonetheless, I think it’s refreshing, considering how much anime I had consumed lately (note: not much).

    In contrast to Chaos;Head, Steins;Gate did better here. It was all mind-feckery in the former before the show starts to pick up action around Ep. 8 or 9. Here, the show starts off with a premise of awkward idiocy before, as I commented somewhere, “shit starts to happen.” Luckily, no shounen fistfights were involved (thankfully) unlike Chaos;Head.

    I suspect the movie is going to be like Eden of the East movie.

  12. kam Said,

    September 16, 2011 @ 8:05 am

    EL PSY CONGROO !

  13. Tenryu Said,

    September 16, 2011 @ 8:34 am

    maybe the movie is about the events in Renri no Sweets Honey (STEINS;GATE 比翼恋理のスイーツはにー)?

    or maybe a semi promotion for Robotics;Notes? that woukd be weird

    does anyone remember if they ever used Mr Bruan’s ‘real’ name in the show? because man what a surname!

  14. ahelo Said,

    September 16, 2011 @ 11:50 am

    Decent?!?!? This thing’s awesome!

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