Jul 15, 2021
be wary of the numbers I put because I'm not very critical with my /10 ratings and usually put things I love over 7. It is a manga adaptation of a light novel that was created before Steins;Gate 0 and tells just about the same, albeit less convoluted and more straightforward, story. It is a great shame that this manga adaptation was canceled when production of the Steins;Gate 0 proper manga adaptations started because I consider this to be a much better version of the story in manga form. The emotion is told very well in the story, and the visuals are in one of
the best art styles I've seen in a Stein;Gate product, and I own a lot of spinoff mangas lol. It doesn't try to replicate Huke's style or create a very standardized style, but brings its own high level of detail and grit to the characters that is very appealing. The characters are also presented very well, with new clothing designs for each character that are sometimes, in my opinion, more varied and believable than the designs used in 0. Okabe's look better fits his personality and reflect his new priorities very well. Other characters that were first introduced in this and 0 have similar designs to 0 besides clothing tweaks, except for Leskinen who looks very different in a way I don't like as much(difference is probably a result of him not having a character design in the light novel or something idk) Overall great read, and would definitely recommend reading it after the Steins;Gate 0 visual novel to see the story in a new perspective and in an enjoyable style.
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