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5.0 out of 5 stars The microwave is a time machine?, 5 Jan. 2014
This review is from: Steins Gate Part 1 (Episodes 1-12) [DVD] (DVD)
This is a review of the show as a whole not just this first volume,

So I went in to steins: gate completely blind after a friend recommended it to me, he told me it's one of the few cases of a time travel story done right, and he was right, the story centres around okabe rintarou or houin kyouma as he prefers to be called and his friends who are members of the future gadget lab, after he accidentally finds the dead body of kurisu makise, a respected scientist he sends a message to his friend which eventually leads to him discovering that his latest creation, a phone connected to a microwave, can send text messages into the past,

It may sound stupid at first but the story and characters are very well written, it doesn't make up nonsense to explain everything either. it uses real scientific theories to try to explain certain things, granted they are just theories but it does help to make the made up science they use more believable

If I did have to say anything bad about the show it would be the slow start to it, and I don't just mean a slow opening episode, I mean the whole first half which is in this first volume but at the same time if you make the effort to invest in the characters this is also a good thing, it gives you the chance to get attached to the characters and get a feel for their personalities which is rare for a show,it also has one of the best Senses of humour that I have ever seen from a show like this, with references to doctor who and star trek littered throughout, there's even a sneaky little portal reference in there, round it off with one of the best English dubs in anime to date and you have one of the best anime in recent years in my opinion any way, if you have the money spare, definitely buy volumes one and two
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