Amazing special; everything i could have asked for; really liked the moments between Okabe and Kurisu, and for people who are complaining about the kiss not being shown, how much of implication do you need; it happened the exact same way it did with their first kiss, same music, same words "close your eyes" as long as we know it happens all is good; its not like we never saw them kiss before. I like how they sealed up the relationships, we get to see Daru future wife and Suzuha's mom, we seal up Okabe and Kurisu so it ended really well; i like how this special was different from the norm, just like the series; I've had enough specials at hot springs or beach so this was refreshing in that sense and was awesome just like the series was 10/10.
Daru's got swag
Awesome episode. Covered a bunch of things, still keeping the comedy, the romance, the characters. Amazing how it felt completed in 20 minutes while whole series take half the episodes to develop anything. Eagerly awaiting for the movie.
So... something like Rurouni Kenshin: Trust and Betrayal wouldn't get a 10 from people who don't give OVAs 9? Personally, a 9 is a general 10 in my book but 10's are reserved for my personal favorites.
But! On topic... it really summed everything up, perfectly. An OVA like this is more than a cherry on top for watching Steins;Gate. After it finished I felt it was necessary to watch. That it was really episode 25. That feeling is one of a kind.
This special was really good! I completely forgot that in the world line they are now in they didn't retain their memories, or rather they simply think of them as "dreams".
Plenty of comedy still(Lol'd at how Okabe got arrested twice) and laughed at how all the guys were staring at Ruka and said "He's a guy but we don't care!!"
Then of course the best of all was how even in this world line we see that Okabe and Kurisu end up together. Hence the end where Okabe confesses his love once again and she responds saying "close your eyes" where if you remember she says the exact same thing in the TV series when she kisses him.
Well I picked a great time to start and finish Steins;Gate haha. I literally watched the whole series in the first half of this week, and this special felt like a true episode 25.
As people have said, it was great for an OVA. It answered some questions that people had (mainly the one about Okabe and Kurisu), maintained its humor and style from the series, and still satisfied its fans without having to resort to lame fan service.
I look forward to the movie; even if it isn't a sequel to the anime, if the anime is anything to go by, the movie will be amazing.
Panaru said: I just love how an anime without "Romance" as a main genre of focus does romance better than most actual supposed "Romance" anime while still ALSO having a brilliant fucking story.
As others have said, Okabe definitely knows how to deliver a goddamn confession.
See you all in the movie discussion thread.
I can't help but to be worried.. I truly pray that the movie doesn't disappoint after one of the most epic (anime) TV series to come out in a while... Followed up by yet another one of the (my opinon) and by a LONG stretch best Specials.. It feels like we've stepped over the line of Epicness to where no one else has walked.. It's getting dangerously tricky!
I loved it and hated it. I loved it because it was just as good as usual. i hated it because it left me wanting more when I had just gotten over the awesomeness of the series. Good thing a movie is coming eventually :)
Brilliant as expected, funny, entertaining and i loved that scene between Okarin and Suzuha's mother that was so intelligently crafted and reminded me exactly why i love this anime so much. It just knows how to tug at the heart strings.
Now onto the long painful wait for the Movie. El Psy Congroo till then.