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Apr 4, 2011 11:57 AM
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Ok, so what exactly does this ep tells us?
 
Apr 4, 2011 12:01 PM

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Nasty001 said:
Ok, so what exactly does this ep tells us?


It tells us to stick around for more then one episode.
 
Apr 4, 2011 12:13 PM

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Definitely piqued my interest. Gotta make sure to get a better version next time, one I got had no OP/ED. Guess I better go scour youtube for em.
 
Apr 4, 2011 12:40 PM

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Ravenhood said:
The two shows/manga/VNs are in the same universe, but have entirely separate stories. Not having seen one really won't make a difference in watching the other. Personally, I think you should watch C;H anyways. I really enjoyed it, though most people on the site seem to hate it (I honestly don't see why, so maybe someone can explain that).

Allow me.
ChaosHead started wonderfully. It had a story full of potential and seems like it could do no wrong. However then it nonchalantly threw aside it's most interesting points(Example: New Gene murders) and instead decided to focus on strange swords and supernatural bullcrap info dumped by various heroines. Each heroine being more pointless that the last. For example, what would change if you remove Kozue for the story completely? Answer? Nothing. Our protagonist became progressively more annoying and ended up a stereotypical shounen hero. Our story lost it's intriguing mystery and adopted stupid superpowers.
Basically we hate it because it gave us such hope and only horribly disappointed us.

So that's also why I can awry about this stow. I don't care what potential I see in the start. I am not getting my hopes up.

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Apr 4, 2011 1:34 PM

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Definitely good, just like Chaos. I hope that it will at least be as good, probably better. Chaos was screwed by the number of episodes, this will not.
 
Apr 4, 2011 2:07 PM

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Nice way to put up a confusing episode so that everyone will try to stick with this XDD

I actually liked the schizophrenic main character, it's unusual XDD also Hanazawa Kana made me like this series XDD

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Apr 4, 2011 2:43 PM
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Liked it but I'm so confused.
 
Apr 4, 2011 3:02 PM

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I really liked it so far, i hope they explain mroe in the next episode but it has great potentiel!
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Apr 4, 2011 3:03 PM

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Liked it but I'm so confused.


Don't worry, it will probably become worse. But in a good way. 5pb/nitro+ are really good at this.
 
Apr 4, 2011 3:15 PM

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Well, the show seems pretty interesting, so I'll keep watching it.

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Liked the maniacal laughter and "Okay. Your banana is all fl- " lol


That part was pretty funny, so far Mayuri is my favourite part of the show, but it's only the first episode so far.
 
Apr 4, 2011 3:24 PM
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I like it, I haven't seen a thought provoking anime in a while (as opposed to an anime which I can watch and not have to hypothesize what's happening). I'm curious if the show can stay interesting.

As for all the confusion, I am personally thinking: His text message was sent to the past (I don't have an explanation on why it split up), since his message was sent to the past the present was altered. (I'm probably not right, but whatever)
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Apr 4, 2011 3:33 PM

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steins;gate = kurisu + mindfuck

kurisu + mindfuck = joy
 
Apr 4, 2011 3:43 PM

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A good start for his 1st episode. I wasn't confused like others were and I can already see Okarin traveling back in time to try and save Makise.
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Apr 4, 2011 3:57 PM

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well good job on them being able to Mindfuck me in just the first episode,i'm enjoying the cast i like how crazy the male lead is don't get to many of those these days and Mayuri VA by Hanazawa Kana =win,and to all those wondering if they should watch Chaos; head to understand this better,it's not gonna help that much but i bet you'll find alot of easter eggs while watching this so i'm gonna keep a eye out for em and on top of all of this the art style is just like Black Rock shooter which i loved!
 
Apr 4, 2011 5:00 PM

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Multiple time tracks with memory seepage from one to the other, murdered characters coming back to life, gel bananas, and a microwave/cell phone that texts to the past.......o.k., I can see why the lead is a mad scientist.

Have we already had our Madoka moment or are there still bigger mfs to come?
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Apr 4, 2011 5:39 PM

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This episode was confusing, but I was starting to get it at the end. I might need to watch it again in order to understand it.

 
Apr 4, 2011 6:47 PM

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akovaski said:
I like it, I haven't seen a thought provoking anime in a while (as opposed to an anime which I can watch and not have to hypothesize what's happening). I'm curious if the show can stay interesting.

As for all the confusion, I am personally thinking: His text message was sent to the past (I don't have an explanation on why it split up), since his message was sent to the past the present was altered. (I'm probably not right, but whatever)


I really think you are right, it seems really logical after all, right?
And for the "split up"... time travelling is already rather hard, this divinding a message wouldn't be too surprising.

By the way it is a rather realistic way of looking at time travels, I love it. Rather than just changing ONE little thing without problems, here, a LITTLE and unrelated thing change litteraly EVERYTHING. A bit like the butterfly effect, for those who know.
(for those who don't, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butterfly_effect )

I don't dislike "classical" time travels. But it is a rather unusual and original way to do it.

And yes, a mind-screwing or a thought provoking anime sometimes is really a good thing, I agree with you. Usually, it means that the anime will be hard to understand, but it gives a different feeling from a typical anime.

well good job on them being able to Mindfuck me in just the first episode


You're nice here. I felt mindfucked after maybe 5 minutes. And I'm used to this kind of works and knew what was going to happen;. I can't even imagine how it was for newcomers.
 
Apr 4, 2011 7:05 PM

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This episode reminded me so much of Texhnolyze. I can feel Hamasaki Hiroshi's direction.

I don't worry about people dropping this show for this single episode. It was made to be confusing, and that's were the anime plot will shine. For mindblowing sake!

High hopes.
And... I really need to watch it with a better quality.
 
Apr 4, 2011 7:08 PM

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akovaski said:
I like it, I haven't seen a thought provoking anime in a while (as opposed to an anime which I can watch and not have to hypothesize what's happening). I'm curious if the show can stay interesting.

As for all the confusion, I am personally thinking: His text message was sent to the past (I don't have an explanation on why it split up), since his message was sent to the past the present was altered. (I'm probably not right, but whatever)


I think your on the right track. At the beginning when Kurisu Makise (hot dead chick) meets Rintarou (the crazy Dr) she says he was trying to say something to her. I'm guessing that's what this episode led us up to. Next episode he'll try and explain that he saw her death during the time travel lecture and then we'll probably have another time jump. As for the messages. I'm guessing they where sent all at the same time from different Rintarou's within the same realm of existence. kind of you being 3 places at once. You can grab hints from the guy talking about his time travel theories. These are all complete guesses though
 
Apr 4, 2011 7:23 PM

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Confusing, I like it
xDconfusing animes = FTW ...for me..
 
Apr 4, 2011 7:35 PM

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Kurisu Makise is soooo AWESOME :D



anyway,
this anime looks promising. this first part of the episode was compelling.
characters i liked, Kurisu Makise and the main char :D
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Apr 4, 2011 7:39 PM

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I was pretty confused to say the least.. Still liked it though. Loved the main characters personality's to.
 
Apr 4, 2011 7:40 PM

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Good first episode. It's going to be confusing because it's plot-based after all, and it's a complex story with different mechanics and characters. They need time to start introducing it all.

I liked it. All the characters were great and I can't wait to see more of Makise and Rin~~~ The laugh is perfect!
 
Apr 4, 2011 8:02 PM

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I don't see how it is confusing ;X
I actually found it more interesting.
I can't wait for the next episode......
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Apr 4, 2011 8:17 PM
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I haven't played the original game, but I'm sure this will be my Madoka Magica of this season. I mean seriously. I can feel all those foreshadowing thrown everywhere already. I was utterly blown when I saw Makise alive.

I feel similarly. This show is definitely hinting at what's going on, but doing so in such a roundabout way that it's impossible to figure out without already knowing. I just hope that it starts explaining things within the next couple of episodes, 'cause I don't want to go through the whole show not understanding why things are happening as they are.

On a slightly different subject, I like the main cast so far. They each have a unique personality, and Okabe in particular seems like a lot of fun. Unfortunately, we don't really know anything at all about Makise yet, so the only reason we have to care about her is because she's involved somehow. I don't think that only giving her a few lines of dialogue was a wise choice in light of that. Hopefully we can get to know more about her in the next episode.
 
Apr 4, 2011 8:39 PM

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Interesting beginning and I love Mayuri's voice. Might be better than Chaos;Head.
 
Apr 4, 2011 8:39 PM

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Takuto is everywhere this season. A bit confusing but looks promising.

"Banana Bunyi Bunyi" Kana Hanazawa sounds a lot like Yui Hirasawa in this anime.
 
Apr 4, 2011 9:08 PM
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I hadn't laughed so hard in days, thanks Steins;Gate.

 
Apr 4, 2011 9:43 PM

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Apr 4, 2011 10:28 PM

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Intruiging first ep. I'm waiting for the TV-version, as the Nico broadcast was pretty horrible, lacking BGM etc. However, it manages to create a nice dark atmosphere even without BGM. Also very nice to hear Mamoru Miyano in a mature sounding voice.

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At the beginning when Kurisu Makise (hot dead chick) meets Rintarou (the crazy Dr) she says he was trying to say something to her. I'm guessing that's what this episode led us up to. Next episode he'll try and explain that he saw her death during the time travel lecture and then we'll probably have another time jump. As for the messages. I'm guessing they where sent all at the same time from different Rintarou's within the same realm of existence. kind of you being 3 places at once. You can grab hints from the guy talking about his time travel theories. These are all complete guesses though

Yep, I think so too.
We've seen the timeshift after he sent the message about Makise's death, and moments earlier she hinted at the possibility of a 2nd Okarin.
It's mostly Okarin not able to comprehend matters that makes things confusing, not the events itself.

I wonder how that micro-wave phone works though, seeing how that microwave in their lab turns everything into green jelly.
 
Apr 4, 2011 11:15 PM

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Also, not understanding what is going on is not a sin. Give it some 10 episodes and then you might get a thing or two.


Pretty much this. Anyone who wants any major explanations in the next few episodes can pretty much give up about that now.
 
Apr 4, 2011 11:21 PM

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Honestly, I don't know what is making this series 'mindfuck'. Everything was clearly stated, except the fact that Okarin being Chunibyou and foreshadowing thrown everywhere.

What was stated?
1. Okarin saw satellite safely landing + Makise death.
2. Sent text, which sent to past, divided into three parts, and collision of time/space occurred.
3. New universe has new Okarin who has different memory from the parallel world, and it has Makise alive and satellite crashed for certain reason.

What was forshadowed?
1. Mayuri's past has something
2. Makise said she was told something from Okarin moment before, when Okarin himself knows nothing.
3. Microwave turning banana into green disgusting gel.

What was the mystery?
1. the reason for all these happenings.
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Anyway, since is called 'Kami-game' in Japan community by everyone I met, I automatically have to be biased to hype this series.
 
Apr 4, 2011 11:23 PM

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It's interesting and confusing at the same time.
This is Nitro+ we're talking about, I guess.
Let's see if this is worth the hype.
Eyecancer quality is eyecancer though
 
Apr 4, 2011 11:28 PM
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Interesting... I have a weak spot for Sci-fi thrillers.
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Apr 4, 2011 11:55 PM

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I understand the text going back in time but the change inmemories has confused me to no end. I look forward to this show and hope it will be great.
 
Apr 5, 2011 12:54 AM
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A very good start, I'm looking forward to the next episodes...:)
 
Apr 5, 2011 1:03 AM

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I want to watch it, but I think I'll hold off till a few more episodes air. There's nothing worse than reaching the end of a currently airing series and having to wait for the next episode to come out(.=_=.) The anticipation kills me each time....
 
Apr 5, 2011 1:25 AM

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Totally got me interested.
First up I really began to like Okabe as a character for some reason. Alsooooo, the dialogue did seem better than average as far as I'm concerned.

Yup, my slice of the cake - I liked it, can't wait to see more.
 
Apr 5, 2011 2:09 AM

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Really great start.

Animation was looking pretty damn good consistently except the webcasts vid quality was so bad that it was hard to tell if it really was as good as it seemed.

Music seems good. No OP or ED in the ep I saw but it was 20 mins so I'd guess it cut them out. DAMN YOU WEBCASTS. DAMN YOU.

Plot is looking awesome.

I'll have to rewatch it when it airs in hd.
 
Apr 5, 2011 2:18 AM

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>goes back into this thread
>sees everyone comparing to ChäoS;HEAd
I am disappoint. Really, just because the name is "similar", they're set in the same universe, and the original creator is the same doesn't necessarily mean they have anything to do with each other.
And besides, Steins;Gate is many, many times better than ChäoS;HEAd, just sayin'.

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Have we already had our Madoka moment or are there still bigger mfs to come?
Oh just you wait, as far as I know, things'll get much, much worse. ヽ(´ー`)ノ
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Apr 5, 2011 2:33 AM

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Second half of the show and I still didn't get what the show was about...

 
Apr 5, 2011 2:51 AM

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lol people in this thread complaining about an anime not making sense straight away. Get back to your transparent shows. You know, the crap ones.
 
Apr 5, 2011 4:15 AM

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lol people in this thread complaining about an anime not making sense straight away. Get back to your transparent shows. You know, the crap ones.


with this i agree ^^
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Apr 5, 2011 6:35 AM
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I just love Miyano Mamoru
 
Apr 5, 2011 7:13 AM

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Apr 5, 2011 7:47 AM

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Thank goodness Mayuri is not a stereotype airhead.
Last part interested me. Didn't get discouraged, Miyano Mamoru is awesome in here.
 
Apr 5, 2011 8:22 AM

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The plot looks interesting, but the humor totally kills any interest I have. :/ I could really do without "funny" dialogue in random places. Plus I already dislike both Mayuri and Rin. I may watch two more episodes to see where it goes...
 
Apr 5, 2011 9:37 AM
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I think somehow he's stuck in a time machine of some sort.
 
Apr 5, 2011 1:26 PM

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I hadn't laughed so hard in days, thanks Steins;Gate.


It was amazing.
 
Apr 5, 2011 1:40 PM
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Really interesting, can't wait to see how this unfolds
 
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