After the events of the anime, Rintarou begins to feel the repercussions of extensive time travel, and eventually completely fades from reality. Kurisu, being the only companion to remember him, now must find a way to bring him back.
An alternate ending to Steins;Gate that leads with the eccentric mad scientist Okabe, struggling to recover from a failed attempt at rescuing Kurisu. He decides to give up and abandons his ... See full summary »
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The film starts a year after the events of the anime series. After moving through different 'World Lines', Rintarou finally has reached the ideal one, the Steins Gate world line. However, the constant time traveling he has gone through in search of Steins Gate build some side effects to him, which will eventually cause him to...Written by
Time-leap machines and time machines should never be built! Even if you can figure out how to do it, you should never ever build one!
If I don't do something, you'll vanish. You will never have existed... I have no choice but to change the past!
And what if you fail? What if it doesn't go well? The answer is simple. You do it again. You keep going back to the past until you succeed. As long as they have the means to go back in time, that's what people will do.
But it'll only increase the ...
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In many ways, the Steins;Gate movie bears a lot of comparison to the Haruhi movie, The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya. Both have the feel of a TV episode extended, or possibly several episodes tacked together. Both revolve around the disappearance of the charismatic, fun-filled main character early in the story, leaving the long-suffering, sardonic love interest as the main character. In both cases, nobody else realizes anything has changed, so the proxy main character is forced to follow the clues - a succession of plot tokens - that integrate each of the supporting cast into events, one by one. In both cases, the plot is complicated by twisty, confusing developments involving time travel and parallel universes.
It's a bold move, taking out the heart of the series like that, but I don't think they really carry it off. The remaining story must be carried by Makise Kurisu, driven by her love for the missing Hououin Kyouma, but... I just wasn't feeling that connection between them. Maybe it has been too long since I saw the series, and the particular dynamic between them had slipped from my memory, but it no longer caught me and carried me through the way it needed to. My affection for the other supporting characters, whom I continue to genuinely like, wasn't enough either, as it turned out.
The panoply of odd camera angles is still there, and added to the title - I mean, "Steins;Gate the Movie: Loading Area of deja vu"? Come on! - successfully evokes Steins;Gate's distinctive brand of studied eccentricity, but one of the things I really liked about the original series was how neatly the time travel plot line was looped into a satisfying conclusion. Not any more. This time, I was simply confused, and although I may be wrong on this, I don't think it was my fault.
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