This is a review for the film, so if you haven’t seen the anime then this will contain spoilers for that.
Steins;Gate: Load Region of Déjà Vu is a brilliant addition to the Steins;Gate series. It takes place one year after the anime’s events in the Steins;Gate world line. Okabe has successfully tricked the universe and the attractor field line into believing Makise Kurisu was successfully killed off, meaning that Mayuri Shiina’s death is no longer set in stone later. Creating a world line he calls Steins;Gate that allows both Kurisu and Mayuri to live, and World War III won’t happen.
Kurisu returns to Japan for a press conference, and meets up with all the Future Gadget Lab Members. However, later on Okabe starts encountering flash backs from events that happened in other world lines, such as Mayuri being killed in front of him. While Kurisu is talking to Okabe at the laundromat, he suddenly disappears and everyone forgets who he is.
Overall, the story is very good and it’s very interesting. It wasn’t rushed and it all fit so well in the space of an hour and a half. When I started watching it, I had no idea what it was about. The story wasn’t confusing at all and it was easier to understand compared to the anime (which still confuses me now).
The animation has improved, since the animation wasn’t the best in the anime but it’s a lot better in the film. This is obviously going to happen since the movie was made a few years after the anime.
The characters were the same as they were in the anime.
What I loved the most about this film is that it added more to Kurisu and Okabe’s relationship. This is my favourite part of the film, since I ship them and they work very well together. Their relationship as a couple wasn’t developed in the anime, so to have it developed more in the film was a bonus.
Overall, I loved this film so much. It was very enjoyable to watch, and is probably my favourite anime movie. I recommend it, especially if you loved watching Steins;Gate.
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