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Steins;Gate Part 1 - Preview

Steins;Gate

Preview by Jack Foley

ONE of the best sci-fi anime we’ve seen on a long while, Steins;Gate is a gripping, stunningly imaginative psychological thriller packed with plot twists and great comedy moments.

As well as being a tense sci-fi adventure in its own right, Steins;Gate is also an affectionate, tongue-in-cheek homage to the time travel genre as a whole.

Synopsis

Wannabe mad scientist Rintaro ‘Okarin’ Okabe and his friends, ditzy teen Mayuri and otaku hacker Daru, run the Future Gadgets Lab – in reality an apartment above an Akihabara electronics store. But one day while tinkering with the microwave, Okarin and Co. hit the big time – they accidentally invent an honest-to-goodness time machine.

Now Okarin can send text messages to the past: that’s good. Those messages may be messing with the fabric of time: that’s not so good. He’s attracted the attention of a sinister scientific organisation that will stop at nothing to hunt him down: that’s really, really bad.

Plunged into a whirlpool of conspiracies, murder and ever-changing realities, it’s down to Okarin to undo all the chaos he has caused – and time may not be on his side!

Co-directed by Hiroshi Hamasaki (Texhnolyze, Shigurui: Death Frenzy) and Takuya Sato (Strawberry Marshmallow, Armitage III), Steins;Gate‘s protagonist Rintaro Okabe is voiced by Mamoru Miyano, best known for playing Light Yagami in Death Note and Death the Kid in Soul Eater.

Steins;Gate is released on Blu-ray and DVD on July 15, 2013.

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