The hook for Steins;gate 0 is that it takes place in a world line where Makise Kurisu is dead. She has not been rescued. There is no happily ever after. And while the Amadeus A.I. is both a device that moves the plot forward and gives the audience the Kurisu fan service we so desperately… Read More We Can’t All be Makise Kurisu (or Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
Quarter one in our year-long anime fantasy league is over and one team is running away right now, while many of the rest of lying in wait for their big guns to air in following seasons. But before I show the results so far, let’s recap what this league is all about! Three months ago,… Read More First Quarter: 2018 Anime Fantasy League Update
Well, it happened. Like the original series, Steins;gate 0 has been on a steady rise, getting a little more heartbreaking each episode, a little more uncomfortable, a little more edge-of-your-seat, but never really slamming me with the feels—not until now that is. Episode eight does it. Boy does it do it. Warning: spoilers ahead for… Read More Kurisu and the Credit I’m Due
Okabe has been in a relationship with a beautiful genius. He has a remarkable group of friends. And he’s traveled through and across time. And yet, I don’t envy him—I don’t think of any of us do. As he remarks in episode five of Steins;gate 0, the year is almost over, but it wasn’t a… Read More Okabe’s Debilitating PTSD; Suzuha’s Authentic Community
If I learned anything from anime, it’s that a childhood friendship is basically an invitation to future romance. This is a truth gathered from Love Hina, Skip Beat, Nisekoi, and…just about every other anime in which there’s a road toward such a relationship. But in the Steins;gate anime series, things work a little differently. While… Read More Tu-tu-ru! Okarin and Mayuri’s Better-Than-Romance Friendship
Beneath the Tangles’ first anime draft is over, and it was an exciting one! If you follow us on Twitter, you’ve already seen the results, which we’ve been tweeting out one by one all day. But here they are below, round by round. Be sure to check out the full rosters at the bottom of… Read More On the Clock: Results of the 2018 Anime Draft
Hey, otaku! As I’m sure you know, a week from today the NFL kicks off the opening day of its annual draft, in which college players from around the country are selected to play professional football. I’m kidding of course—I know that you had no idea that it was next week. Most of you probably… Read More Join Us Live for Our Anime Draft!