So I recently finished Steins;Gate, and while I can say it was far more entertaining than its pathetic precursor Chaos;Head, it was clearly made by the same band of retards responsible for that mess.
There are spoilers ahead. Too fucking bad if you haven’t watched the show yet.
Let’s address the biggest problem – the plotholes.
Let me just set the scene – Kyouma (main character-kun) and his team of Daru/women who love him have succeeded in creating two inventions — D-Mail and Time Transfer.
D-Mail allows people to send a text message to the past, the results of which change certain events, leading to a new future.
Time Transfer allows people to transfer their current memories up to 48 hours into the past.
We fucking set? All righty, onto the DERP.
For the greater part of two episodes, Kyouma attempts to save Mayuri’s life (Mayuri is his autistic cumslut) by transferring his memories three hours into the past. What a fucking retard. He could just use the D-Mail to send a message into the far past which would affect the present. You know, something like “Hey, make sure Mayuri doesn’t put ‘run into a train’ on her calendar.”
So basically all this goddamn guy does is send memories to his self in the past 48 hours. Now, he fails preventing Mayuri’s death the first time. And the second time. And the… yes, they pull the Japanese bullshit “he basically repeated this 1500 fucking times” but without the Haruhi “let’s drag this out for 8 episodes” crap. Yet he doesn’t fucking think “Hey, this isn’t working. Maybe I should stop being such a fucktard and try something different.”
But let’s talk about what happened when Okabe finally decides to use the D-Mail. Instead of sending a message that could significantly alter the past in a positive way (e.g. “Sup, past me? You know that Shining Finger bitch? Cap her like you’re black.”) he decides to go the route of most retardedness — undoing every D-Mail already sent.
This brings us to Feyris. Feyris used a D-Mail to prevent her father’s death.
Feyris sent a D-Mail telling her father that she was kidnapped to help avoid his death. So he sold his IBN 5100 for lots of money to pay the kidnappers. But… Feyris was never kidnapped. She just wanted her father to avoid a traveling accident that happened after he left town. Which begs the question, who the fuck did he pay the money for Feyris to? Yes, I am fucking serious. Watch the episode for yourself.
Even before asking that, why couldn’t there be a D-Mail sent that would tell her father a winning lottery ticket or something so he wouldn’t have to sell the IBN 5100. Or better yet, why couldn’t Feyris come up with a better scenario than “HEY DAD Im kidnapSED howsabout givng 10000000 milllions of dollars to kidnappers-kun?” I mean, that would make sense.
BUT WE CAN’T HAVE THAT NOW CAN WE?! GOTTA MAKE THAT DRAMA MORE ARTIFICIAL THAN IT ALREADY IS!
So Okabe is a douche and kills her father in order to save Mayuri. But oh shi- surprise, surprise. That doesn’t fucking work. So he goes to ruin Rukako’s life.
Rukako accidentally broke the IBN 5100 while it was being stored at her temple. So instead of sending a D-Mail that’s like “Hey, be careful around that old PC”, Okabe decides to ruin her life too by changing her into a guy CUZ THAT’LL FIX IT. Yes, this is his course of logic. What a fucking great character.
Then there’s the whole harem thing going on. I know Japan likes its harems, but Jesus Christ has this shit gotten old.
Makise Kurisu – “I-I’m not tsundere, you baka!” She is super tsundere for Okabe, which the writers try to play off as “Oh, haha, she knows what tsundere is, which makes her character unique!” No, it doesn’t. It just brings attention to her trite characterization.
Feyris – “Hey guys, I’m an otaku! I add ‘nyan’ to everything I say and I hardly appear in the series!” This dumb cunt sees Okabe as her personal prince for reasons unexplained. Also, Okabe killed her dad, so it’s like ~bitch, why you so stupid~
Mayuri – “Tuturu!” She is literally mentally handicapped. And not in a high-functioning way. It’s more like a “When is she start going to play tag with her friend Mr. Train?” which makes the arc where she constantly dies unintentionally hilarious.
And some of the other characters?
Big Bro Guy Who Owns the Place Where Okabe & Co. Rent Their Apartment – Apparently he’s like a major player in the evil organization that controls everything in the world. So, like, apparently his only goal was to retrieve the IBN 5100/destroy all evidence that time travel exists, which begs the question, what was he doing in the 20 episodes prior to this reveal? It’s like his thought process was “Okay, I know Okabe is developing a time machine. My goal is to stop this. So I’m just going to wait until he develops the time machine and gathers up a team of cool people.” Also, due to the fucking time travel bullshit, this girl who works with him was like a mother figure to him in the past. But he didn’t recognize that the girl who’s working for him looks anything like the woman who took him in when he was down? I mean, holy fucking what the fuck?
Okabe is the worst character of all. He just spazzes out whenever he wants to get anything done. For an unknown number of times, he tries to save Mayuri without explaining the situation to anyone. He literally just freaks out and starts running to where Mayushi was, not even bothering to remember where she was going to intercept her or anything. And heaven forbid he take five minutes to explain what’s going on to his friends and rally their help. No, that would be too convenient. He is fucking terrible.
People complained about Endless Eight being the same dull shit over and over again. Well, it was. The same could be said for Steins;Gate. After an interesting first few episodes, it all just falls apart once we get to the inevitable Groundhog Day bullshit that every time-traveling anime JUST HAS TO HAVE.
You Steins;Gate fans can’t explain away this bullshit. I’m sorry, but an anime can only rely on its interesting character designs and visuals so much.
For being such a shitty anime, I give Steins;Gate a 9/10. It is unfortunately, one of the best shows I’ve watched this year. Fuck you, Japan. Fuck you.