A D-mail conversation with Raistlin (part 1)

Hello Everyone,

Raistlin and I have been looking for a project to do together for some time now and after I published my recent completely biased non reviews of Steins;Gate 0, he suggested we try to find something on that theme. Don’t let the good times end… Raistlin had a somewhat different opinion of the original Steins;Gate than I did when he saw it and we decided a discussion of that series would be fun. We could go over our different view points. After a second viewing though, things did not quite go to plan… So Instead we bring you a semi fictional time travel review of Steins;Gate. Every Wednesday, one of us will post a bit of the story review, starting this week on my blog! Hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it!


November 2018

As you guys know, I’m a big fan of all things Steins;Gate. It’s not exactly a unique position, the original anime is beloved and even the new season was very well received (especially by me).

In fact, it’s a show that I love so much that it always makes me happy to read other fans’ thoughts on the subject. Especially when one of those fans happens to be a blogger I both admire and just plain like a lot.  Imagine my glee when I happened upon Raistlin0903’s February 2017 review of the series. Since I hadn’t started blogging yet, this little gem escaped my attention up until now. But today, we are all going to change that, let’s take a look shall we?

Raistlin SteinsGate.jpg

Let’s see here….Time travel fan – all the best people are! …

When Steins;Gate starts we meet up with the strange and pretty goofy character Rintaro Okabe. He sees himself as a “mad scientist” and pretty much can’t stop talking about that fact. Seeing conspiracies everywhere, he also runs a labarotory in his appartment together with his friends the loveable Mayuri Shiina and Itaru Hashida.”

Wait, why is there no mention of the others. Ok so Faris got character assassinated by the adaption but Ruka should still be taken into consideration. And Suzu! I mean Suzuha is an amazing character. No Moeka, Mr. Braun, is that the only mention of Daru…wait does he even talk about Kurisu at all? He loves Major, he should at least like Kurisu…

‘Cmon Michel, you can’t get a full view of a character driven narrative if you only mention the audience surrogate and the plot device damsel in distress. That’s not fair. And it’s just not like you.  


I mean you’re great and all, it’s just…

We need to remedy this situation. I can’t just let Michel miss out on such a wonderful cast. I mean, I can’t just tell him to change his feelings about a show, that’s stupid, but maybe if I could fix it at the source. Somehow nudge him into paying more attention to the rest of the cast in his initial viewing.

Oh I know. If anything deserves risking the integrity of space time itself, it’s making sure a friend enjoys a good anime. I’m sending him an D-mail guys! OK, we have to keep this short – we got 36 bytes to work with. Thankfully there are tons of text to byte converters out there.

Let’s see now… How about we try:

“It’s better with friends”

That should be clear enough and exactly 36 bytes. Ok – sent!


everything IS better with friends!


I'm much nicer than I seem, we should be friends!

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19 Responses

  1. bossils says:

    I really miss the mad scientist Rintaro from season 1. Definitely a more light-hearted atmosphere around him. I’m not the biggest fan of him in the following seasons though because I think he’s a bit more mature now haha.

  2. Dawnstorm says:

    You’re not going to accidently erase 5bp from existence in the course of this collaboration, are you?

  3. Jon Spencer says:

    What a fun idea 🙂 Look forward to it!

  4. This is going to be intriguing! I can’t wait to read more!

  5. raistlin0903 says:

    Yay! 🎉🎉 Just came home, and reblogged the post! It looks awesome! This has been so much fun indeed! Can’t wait to see everyone’s response to this one 😊

  6. kimchisama says:

    Fun! Every time I try and watch Steins Gate I get so lost and I feel stupid lol maybe you all will help me out.

  7. Scott says:

    Oh, a bit limit. Interesting. This colab is pretty unique!

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