Alex: Since apparently my note format works best when it comes to plot based things like Steins;Gate, I figured i’d try it again and see if it grows on me a little more.
August 17th. Today is the day Mayuri dies in this world line, before 8:00pm at the Cominima. Okarin ends up trucking along with a very concerned Mayuri and an enthusiastic Daru. I see what Okabe’s up to, trying to find a way to get Mayuri to live in this worldline without needing to change to the next one, because that one will mean Christina’s the one in a dead-end fate.
I really wanna see the lab members in cosplay, now that Okarin and Mayuri spoke about it. Mayuri, Christina and Okarin.But, Mayuri dies yet again, despite Okarin’s efforts. I didn’t see who was in the car, but I assume it would be FB. Also, isn’t this the first time Mayuri lived to give a “death” speech. I wonder how long she’s felt useless and unhelpful.I kinda wish she got to say something everytime, it would help us to really see inside the mind of the one person who has the best view of the lab.
Also, Okarin x Christina moments where Okabe finally cracks and yells about how everything’s unfair and unreal. Christina really cares about it, and the scene where he shouted about “Houiun Kyouma” was a really, really, really good one. Christina was also amazing yet again, when Okabe told her about the Beta World Line and how she’ll be the one in a dead-end-fate. I gotta give props to her voice actor, she really knows how to play a good character.
Mayuri is yet another brilliant character, when she reveals that she’s also got the Reading Steiner, being able to retain her memories from world line to world line, remembering every time she died. I read that people called the characters here “2D”, but i’d have to disagree. If you’re able to let yourself get absorbed in a story, then you’ll slowly find out even more about the characters. It’s like real life, guys. You don’t meet someone and then find out everything, you slowly get to find more out, and slowly bond with them.
Last thing. What the hell was that cliffhanger? Christina has a reading steiner? The building is meant to be huge, but she could instantly tell which room she was killed in. I’m guessing the UFO isn’t there because Suzuha’s gone, but hmm…Steins;Gate has one hell of a hand to play for this finale.