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Pellissier 2011-08-30 06:05

Steins;Gate - Episode 22 Discussion / Poll
 
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gecd 2011-08-30 13:36

oh man...I cried.
but we really need the BD episode because that earthquake alarm
- very touching episode
- not really like how they draw kurisu's face. It's weird
- and they played the ED just like the game

Raiga 2011-08-30 14:05

Man I haven't reacted so strongly to every episode of an anime since Gurren Lagann. Just when I was wondering how this was going to play out after this obvious false conclusion (two more episodes for just an epilogue? Everything reset to how it was in the beginning? No way...) all of a sudden the ED starts breaking up and then...

MIND BLOWN.

And of course OkabexKurisu = SO DAMN CUTE.

Darklord_bg 2011-08-30 14:45

Umm....WOW!

I'm just speechless...

I haven't seen such a great anime episode in a long time...

Sheba 2011-08-30 14:49

The first episode I have rated a 10 for years. And rightfully so, everything worked out in my eyes, ears and heart. From the wonderful performances of Mamoru Miyano and Asami Imai (someone please give them fucking awards for their performances), the character chemistry that is one of the strongest selling points of steins,gate, the pacing to the post credits scene that left me full of FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF!!!

To hell with logic, and critical thinking, this is 10/10 on emotional value mostly. If Asuki had award for individual episodes, steins;gate episode 22 would have been a strong challenger.

Kopi 2011-08-30 14:52

Fantastic episode. That's all.

...really... at the part after the ending theme.. Poor Okabe...it's to be expected but still..

Edit: Forgot to mention that it isn't a bad thing. This calls for Charlie timeline!

LKK 2011-08-30 14:58

I've been holding back giving any episode a 10 rating just in case a better episode came along.

A better episode just came along. :D

Darklord_bg 2011-08-30 14:58

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sheba (Post 3748097)
the character chemistry that is one of the strongest selling points of steins,gate

It's been a long time since I've seen two people more perfect for each other...

Saturn Beaver 2011-08-30 15:07

I'm not usually a shipping person, but there is no doubt in my mind that Okabe and Kurisu is what one would call OTP, the one true pairing. Hell, if I play the VN, I probably wouldn't bother playing other routes than her, and not because I don't like any of the other girls. I've shipped them from the beginning, but if there's an episode that shows how perfect they are for each other, it's this one.

As far as plot goes, this episode didn't go far, but for character development, and relationship development...boy, it got aplenty. Great writing and excellent performances from their VA as well to carry all the pain and love in their sentences. And what makes it perfect is that it doesn't come from nowhere - all the other episodes has been building it up to here, capped with a glorious kiss. Call me a romantic, but I love it when things go like this - when love and happy endings has to be earned by going through hell, it only makes it sweeter when you finally get it.

Although, by the end of the episode it might not be all that happy an ending after all...or is it? For those who missed it, unlike other episodes be sure to watch the ED all the way to the end, there's crucial information given at the end. Something huge, something important, and most importantly, something that gives us hope that things may still be able to change after all, and a change for the better.

RadiantBeam 2011-08-30 15:13

My heart. My heart, it feels a great pain. Gah.

This is how you write a romance, dear God. That is all.

Reckoner 2011-08-30 15:13

Very emotional episode. Probably the best one. 10/10

We're reaching the final moments. There has been a lot of sacrifice to get to this point. Can Okabe reach the perfect timeline still? Or is he doomed to the loss of the one he loves or his best childhood friend?

World War 3 now?... Seems like fun.

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Originally Posted by Sheba (Post 3748097)
From the wonderful performances of Mamoru Miyano and Asami Imai (someone please give them fucking awards for their performances)

Seriously. The VA performance by both this episode was absolutely amazing...

Sheba 2011-08-30 15:17

Quote:

Originally Posted by Darklord_bg (Post 3748109)
It's been a long time since I've seen two people more perfect for each other...

Know what? In my opinion, it IS worth going through all "the otaku jokes", that unpleasable naysayers kept complained about. This is what I mean when I said that it is THOSE smallest details, and little scenes, that, when used well, adds to the characters and their interactions.

So when I see what happened in episode 22, watching them goofing around in the seven or so first epsiodes,and watching them suffer for the next ones after, made it all the more worth it.

So we can bitch about how the hell a cellphone connected to a microwave can trigger changes in the timeline, but damn, the plot and the characters ARE the selling points of steins;gate, not that its take on the finest details of time travel and time machines.

And I think that the romantic angle had been handled "right", just enough to not feel like being shoe-d in, or cancerous like the Star Wars preguel trilogy.

ars89 2011-08-30 15:20

Speechless

Darklord_bg 2011-08-30 15:20

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Originally Posted by Saturn Beaver (Post 3748114)
I'm not usually a shipping person, but there is no doubt in my mind that Okabe and Kurisu is what one would call OTP, the one true pairing. Hell, if I play the VN, I probably wouldn't bother playing other routes than her, and not because I don't like any of the other girls. I've shipped them from the beginning, but if there's an episode that shows how perfect they are for each other, it's this one.

I usually hate shipping but I will ship those two to the ends of the earth...

Rarely do I see romance developed so well in anime - and in a show whose main genre isn't even romance (although based on a VN). It's not about forgotten childhood promises or chance meetings or spending 20+ episodes just nervously blushing and beating around the bush. It's about two people who are just meant for each other, which can be easily seen from the way they interact, to the way they connect and have similar interests (like the scene where they were wearing lab coats or drinking Dr. Pepper together). True, the romance was never a driving factor in this show, but it was always there, subtly suggested in their interactions and it was executed just perfectly.

Now I can only wait for the final two episodes and hope they deliver an EPIC and satisfying conclusion...

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sheba (Post 3748121)
Know what? In my opinion, it IS worth going through all "the otaku jokes", that unpleasable naysayers kept complained about. This is what I mean when I said that it is THOSE smallest details, and little scenes, that, when used well, adds to the characters and their interactions.

So when I see what happened in episode 22, watching them goofing around in the seven or so first epsiodes,and watching them suffer for the next ones after, made it all the more worth it.

It's those little scenes - some of which I mentioned above - that make this show so enjoyable and their relationship so damn believable.

Demoned Away 2011-08-30 15:21

Really good episode! I'm just nervous about the ending... they are starting this thing about World War 3 but are they going to be able to deliver a good true ending in just 2 episodes?

GDB 2011-08-30 15:23

Great episode. I expected something to happen after the ED, rather than during it, only because it seemed too "complete" despite still having two more episodes to go. So now Okabe has to stop SERN, as we knew he'd have to... too bad he just sent the Telephone Microwave off to the dump/recycling center.

Klashikari 2011-08-30 15:25

Quote:

Originally Posted by GDB (Post 3748133)
Great episode. I expected something to happen after the ED, rather than during it, only because it seemed too "complete" despite still having two more episodes to go. So now Okabe has to stop SERN, as we knew he'd have to... too bad he just sent the Telephone Microwave off to the dump/recycling center.

SERN is no longer the issue. It is a "WWIII" which will be explained in the next episode.

Anyway, a very good composition and direction in the script, dealing quite well the plight between Okabe and Kurisu.
I'm however a bit disappointed they were stingy on the budget for this episode, leading to a lot "underwhelmed" expressions from both Okabe and Kurisu, while the voice acting was definitely on spot with the mood (which leads some sort of incompatibility feelings).

Raiga 2011-08-30 15:28

Quote:

Originally Posted by GDB (Post 3748133)
Great episode. I expected something to happen after the ED, rather than during it, only because it seemed too "complete" despite still having two more episodes to go. So now Okabe has to stop SERN, as we knew he'd have to... too bad he just sent the Telephone Microwave off to the dump/recycling center.

HE'LL DO IT WITH THE POWER OF--

... you know, I don't even know. He's Okabe! He'll figure something out!

RadiantBeam 2011-08-30 15:29

Quote:

Originally Posted by Raiga (Post 3748138)
HE'LL DO IT WITH THE POWER OF--

... you know, I don't even know. He's Okabe! He'll figure something out!

I sense the return of Kurisu from this new WWIII plot...

Demoned Away 2011-08-30 15:31

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Originally Posted by RadiantBeam (Post 3748140)
I sense the return of Kurisu from this new WWIII plot...

Wasn't she one of the reasons why the war/dictatorship/whatever-it-was started during Suzuha's arc? I could be wrong, my memory certainly isn't what it used to be.


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