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Reviewed in Canada on April 11, 2019
For the crew of the Future Gadget Laboratory, the future is a series of trials and errors, to be shared and experienced amongst it’s motley crew of inventors and contributors. Every new day is another challenge and every test is a loop of hilarity, tragedy, and nonsensical ramblings. From episode one, Steins Gate will throw you for a loop, questioning each step in a convoluted mess of timelines and possibilities.
But unlike most shows of such nature, Steins Gate is emotionally and character driven and the payoff for investing in these characters is palpable. The show is a dark, questioning exercise is futility and ambition and isn’t afraid to ask difficult questions, make sacrifices, or leave threads open and unanswered.
As the audience, each twist will have you rushing to the next episode to find answers and the ‘series’ finale proves just as exhilarating as it is confounding.
Watch this first, then move on to Steins Gate 0, and continue to have your mind blown. Thus is truly classic anime, and not a series to be viewed light heartedly. But endure, and you shall be rewarded.