Steins;Gate – 11
「時空境界のドグマ」 (Jikū Kyōkai no Doguma)
“Dogma of Time and Space Boundaries”
Gentlemen, shit just got real (really this time). It seems the issues with the D-mail from past episodes aren’t going to be investigated further, and with the development of the “time leap” method, the D-mail may be a thing of the past (lolwordplay). How the time leap works wasn’t all too surprising, and impinges on the most common problem philosphers tackle, the relation of the mind to the body. There is a connection between them that is unexplainable by science as of yet, but it’s pretty cool/convenient that machines at their core work with the same things biological beings do, such as electricity. Although the Phone Microwave is left essentially unexplained for enthusiasts, the reveal of the televisions below the lab acting as a lifter at least creates a parallel to SERN’s attempts at time travel, which have a little more root in scientific believability. Even so, I’m a little doubtful the typical memory of a human mind can fit under 36 bytes. Perhaps we’ll see amnesia side-effects.
Okarin totally copped out on Makise’s daddy issues, pulling the ol’ win over the tsundere’s heart and getting the response “you’re actually a good guy sometimes”. Rolled my eyes on that one. I was hoping for some solution only the Okarin’s mad scientist persona could come up with. Besides, after explaining that relationship with her dad, I don’t see how bringing Okarin would help much. By now, I’m just waiting for some serious issues to go down. Makise rumored to be a SERN spy (maybe in a different world line or simply the future), the lab being connected to from SERN, and constant foreshadowing of Mayushii’s potential demise (sadly, the impact of the whole sketchy chase to check on Mayushii was severely lessened by the fact that I couldn’t stop laughing because I just knew he was going to bust in on them naked). Something’s gotta give. Okarin’s seriously worried face was a significant contrast from the brief moments of past, and all of a sudden, it doesn’t feel like fun and games anymore. Great scene. “You know too much” sent chills down my spine. Most solid anime this season bros (at least out of what I’m watching). Seriously, there’s not a single bad episode.
And that bloody doll face creeped the hell out of me (a symbol of Makise’s head?), but then again I was watching it at 5 AM. What the hell am I doing up at 5 AM? Because S;G while half delirious is even more amazing.