Originally published 3/10/16. Interestingly, Okabe isn’t even the only viewpoint character of the game. Introverted Thinking (Ti): Rintarou teases his friends mercilessly. Because of this, I highly recommend doing your own inspection of the show to make your own interpretation. The theme extends to the ending of the anime where Okabe Rintaro’s trust in Kiryu Moeka as a lab member is ultimately rewarded with her joining his side at the end of Steins;Gate 0 which complemented the theme of forgiveness in the original Steins;Gate; the visual novel of Steins;Gate 0 unfortunately doesn’t carry this theme like it’s anime counterpart. Okabe Rintaro’s joke and Makise Kurisu’s response results in Okabe realizing everyone has Reading Steiner and his decision to engrave the sacrifices in his heart are metaphorically redeemed upon finding Makise Kurisu and learning to let go of his burdens. In an ingenious design by the game's creators, its routes can branch to form a zerowhen plotted out on a chart.1 The player navigates the game using their smartphone as a trigger. (Request reviews here. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! I had planned on jotting down and writing my thoughts on what I think Shiina Mayuri was a metaphor of, but outside of maybe the Steins;Gate 0 opening song arguably representing her personal perspective since she was the one who ultimately decided to go to the past; the opening cinematic of the first episode (excluding the pilot) was Shiina Mayuri’s thoughts on what she should have done on July 28th, 2010 and what she chose to do instead, so the song titled Fatima may actually be Mayuri’s thoughts and feelings. For the first half at least, Steins Gate 0 moves slower than a tortoise on a newly tarred highway. What’s interesting about this is that regardless of whether you chose to answer or not, both “choices” cause immediate shifts in the worldline. Steins;Gate is the first season. East is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. As further proof of having clear in Abrahamic cultural themes in the Steins;Gate series . You Have Been Warned. Recommendation: Avoid it. While we have spent countless hours getting to know the various characters in the original Steins;Gate, that was almost entirely in the Alpha worldlines. As a sequel to Steins;Gate and its 2011 anime adaptation, the series takes place in an alternate future to the original series' ending. Shiina Kagari is the metaphorical Al-Masih ad-Dajjal or “False Messiah, Deceiver, and Liar” which is the Islamic Anti-Messiah figure of Islamic mythology. Before his deceptive and disturbing nature is revealed, he seems like a goofy, compassionate, and hardworking man who Okabe Rintaro can form a relationship with in an effort to deepen his ties to his dearly departed Makise Kurisu since this man thought highly of Kurisu’s abilities and presumably cared for her in a platonic student-professor relationship. The Importance of Racial Integrity by Anthony M. Ludovici: General Impressions, Questioning Christianity: An Improved Book Edition. Help a group of young students bend time to their will and prevent the onset of World War 3. For characters appearing in both this … It is very similar and functionally the same as the mythic Anti-Christ from Christian mythology. The more vile aspects of Okabe Rintaro’s personality, explored in alternate endings like Suzuha’s ending in the Steins;Gate Visual Novel where he considers raping her since there would be no consequences after redoing the same days repeatedly for an indefinite but long period of time, can be seen as a metaphor for the real life actions that the mythology of Islam caused with the rise of Mohammad and his ilk as they took sex slaves, raped innocent women whom they kept as sex slaves, and killed anyone who disagreed with their mythology of Mohammad being the perfect example of a human being to live by. It is in this state that he meets Maho, a Japanese-American neuroscientist and coworker/best friend of the deceased Kurisu. The moral values of hers that are most consistent with the Jesus Christ character from Christian mythology is Makise Kurisu’s narcissism in believing her views to be correct – which is precisely why she believes Okabe in every Time Leap after he explains the situations to her – and her lack of hypocrisy for the aforementioned reasons of her being less altruistic as a result. Kagari carving out her own identity in as subtle a manner as cutting her hair in the anime adaption of Steins;Gate 0 provides a greater resolution than the visual novel counterpart where her plastic surgery is changed back in some unspecified way within the True ending by 2025. He decides to give up and abandons his lively scientist alter ego, in pursuit to forget the past. Dr. Reyes using her as a guinea pig to put Kurisu’s memories to unlock the secrets of Time Travel is representative of the Dajjal misusing the sacred knowledge and harming their own followers and themselves. Join the online community, create your anime and manga list, read reviews, explore the forums, follow news, and so much more! The story between the two is exactly the same upto (and including) Episode 22. Perhaps some of you are either scratching your heads, rolling your eyes, or furiously typing away in the comments about how clueless or idiotic I am with my classic “Jarin Jove logic” because clearly nothing like that resembles the plot or themes of the Steins;Gate series. «Steins;Gate 0» is a worthy sequel to the original story. There’s plenty of reasons to doubt what I’m saying since this isn’t just Japan that messes-up these meanings, but a vast amount of American films mess it up too. Within his ending route, after he captures Okabe Rintaro and prepares to torture him, he explains his motives during his revelation of being an agent of the Shadow CIA and civilian corporation called Strategic Focus known by conspiracy theorists as Stratfor. Watcher of way too much anime. After meeting scientist … Find out more about the rating system here.) Kurisu’s suggestions to Okabe in the main route with the use of her Consequentialist ethics in relations to Time Leaping, such as suggesting the use of physical violence or murder to get what is needed since the consequences can be undone through Time Leaping anyway, may also be a reference to the bloodshed caused by the mythologies of Islam and Christianity. One especially nice thing about Steins;Gate 0 on PC is the RINE message system. Recommendation: Avoid it. Kurisu’s memories are presented as too much to handle and personality destroying. Leskinen selling the knowledge of time travel to the entire world in order to personally enrich himself directly causes the deaths of Mayuri and Suzuha in his own route and it becomes a catalyst to plunge humanity into World War 3 even earlier than the future that Suzuha came from. 3 min read. Okabe Rintaro, or more precisely Hououin Kyouma, is the metaphorical Al Mahdi – translated as The Guided One – from the myth of Islamic eschatology. Okabe is technically dead due to being in a strange limbo where he is sure to suffer non-existence should Kurisu not change a problem in the timeline of Steins Gate. The Steins;Gate 0 visual novel may seem to lack references to Makise Kurisu’s metaphorical Godhood at first glance, but a deeper observation of the material reveals the reverse to be true. I decided to wait until I had completed reading both visual novels before forming any conclusions and it was the ample evidence of consistent mentions of Abrahamic cultural concepts, definitions, and references within both visual novels that led me to conclude that my notions weren’t pure coincidence or nonsensical. What appears to be a … Of course, while Okabe’s story is the prominent one, Steins;Gate 0 is not his story alone. Find out more about the rating system here.) As a Moments subpage, all spoilers are unmarked as per policy. Are Moeka and Mr. Braun still Rounders in a world where SERN’s power is diminished? Steins;Gate 0 is the highly anticipated follow-up to the critically acclaimed visual novel developed by 5pb. 2 - #FallHype2017. One especially nice thing about Steins;Gate 0 on PC is the RINE message system. Steins Gate 0 Finale: Analysis. The eccentric, self-proclaimed mad scientist Rintarou Okabe has become a shell of his former self. It is analogous to the myth of Christianity in which a Christian has their sins taken away by their mythical savior known as Jesus Christ. It is also one of the best visual novels ever made. Download for free on all your devices - Computer, Smartphone, or Tablet. The explicit to implicit themes essentially involve Abrahamic cultural concepts such as the definition of a Messiah, references to the Last Supper before Moeka’s betrayal as an Agent of Sern, the jokes involving Christian references between Okabe and Kurisu’s private discussions, and references to Kurisu being a God such as the Mayuri Ending of the original Steins;Gate Visual Novel where Okabe makes the reference to Kurisu’s Godhood explicitly when he thinks about her. Once the butterfly effect that creates Stein's Gate ripples forward through time, any strings of time travel going backward in time will also be severed as nobody has a reason to travel back in time now. Tags: Anime Giapponesi, VVVVID. With J. Michael Tatum, Monica Rial, Tyson Rinehart, Cherami Leigh. It is a loved one for a loved one, and Okabe’s cut his losses. Steins;Gate 0 VVVVID Daily. She has a secret that even Okabe doesn’t know: that she wasn’t alone on her trip to the past and now a young girl is lost in a time not her own. Steins;Gate 0 The eccentric, self-proclaimed mad scientist Rintarou Okabe has become a shell of his former self. Kurisu’s name in English which is “Chris” seems innocuous at first glance, but taken together with Okabe’s joke name for her “Christina” then it becomes a reference to Christianity. Leskinen’s motive is that he highly values information and he is willing to torture Okabe to gain more knowledge for his own self-interests. For Mayuri, it is a story of wanting to move from being the damsel in distress to the hero—or the story of her being a loving mother to an orphaned child no matter the timeline. Here are the top 3 psychological anime of 2018: 3. Steins;Gate 0 should have stayed lost in time. It’s made clear to the readers that he doesn’t care at all for his relationship with Kurisu, if it means that he can personally profit from selling the information about Kurisu’s theory of time machines and the knowledge of how Reading Steiner works to the entire world. Branching off from the ending of the original STEINS;GATE to an alternate worldline, STEINS;GATE 0 sees Okabe and the Future Gadget Lab members return once again in a story centred around Artificial Intelligence and the creation of 'Amadeus' - a means of interacting … Moreover, Kurisu doesn’t have full memories of her time with Okabe like Okabe does and so Okabe’s love for her somewhat unsettles her because it seems too sudden even if she does reciprocate to a certain extent. Player of Japan-first and Japan-only games. This list of psychological/thriller anime includes Kokkoku, Steins; Gate 0, B: The Beginning, Happy Sugar Life, and Angels of Death, etc. Much to the surprise of Christians in the West, Islam’s Messiah figure is also Jesus Christ and it is Jesus Christ that Islamic mythology teaches to await for on their interpretation of the Judgment Day myth in Abrahamic culture. He decides to give up and abandons his lively scientist alter ego, in pursuit to forget the past. I had strongly suspected that there were Abrahamic cultural themes after watching the anime ending of Steins;Gate 0, but I stopped myself from writing about it because I considered the possibility that it was purely coincidental and I worried that I was simply reading too deeply into the themes. Steins;Gate 0 is a science-fiction visual novel with a heavy dose of science, and as such, it contains a lot of jargon that players need to wrap their heads around. (Topic ID: 1742233) The resolve to Time Leap backwards 3000 times upon recognizing Suzuha had been right upon seeing the future for himself is a metaphor for Al Mahdi appearing when the world needs him most to guide the True Believers. Well, hold on a sec, let’s probe that deeper with first an examination of its subtle influence in Steins;Gate and then its more overt influence in Steins;Gate 0 because I promise that it’ll be clearer soon: First with the Steins;Gate visual novel, the influence of Islamic mythology in this one are sparse as it usually functions to add into the more explicit Christian metaphors, but it is noticeable. Japanese Correspondent. The difference is that the original game shows all the Alpha timelines it took to reach the final ending; Steins;Gate 0 shows all the Beta ones. I also wouldn’t say it’s worse than Steins;Gate. While having achieved his original goal, the price is so high that he is a shell of his former self. He speaks of how wars throughout history are fought over controlling or attaining information and not because of religious superstitions. However, even here it can be unclear because her lack of hypocrisy in her moral disposition makes her a far less ethical person; she is less altruistic, less compassionate, and far more willing to encourage Okabe Rintaro to commit unethical behaviors consistent with her consequentialist morality within the first Steins;Gate visual novel. Depressed and traumatized after failing to rescue his friend Makise Kurisu, he has decided to forsake his mad scientist alter ego and live as an ordinary college student. For Daru it is a love story where he is beginning a new relationship with the woman he knows he is going to marry (courtesy of future knowledge)—which adds a ton of extra stress into the budding romance. Characters, voice actors, producers and directors from the anime Steins;Gate 0 on MyAnimeList, the internet's largest anime database. But her failure is not the only guilt Suzuha suffers from. The Islamic equivalent of Satan called Shaytan is also killed by Al Mahdi in most accounts of the myth). Despite the “0” in the title, Steins;Gate 0 is not a prequel. An alternate ending to Steins;Gate that leads with the eccentric mad scientist Okabe, struggling to recover from a failed attempt at rescuing Kurisu. When confronted with the prospect of death so that Mayuri can live, Kurisu carefully thinks over her options by herself and then repeatedly demands that Okabe Rintaro sacrifice her so that Mayuri may live. Both are easily on par with the original game and grant deeper understanding of our heroes as they grow in one of the darkest collections of Steins;Gate timelines. However, I’ve noticed the Anime adaptions add extra layers to these themes that give both a deeper meaning to the narrative and a more satisfying resolution to the themes and story itself. - Wallpaper Abyss You Have Been Warned. 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