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Steins;Gate Zero – Update and Character Profiles

The Steins;Gate Zero website has updated once again with a more expansive homepage and full descriptions for the cast members, I’ve translated these beneath.

“This is the story of the future that could not be saved.”

November 2010, Attractor Field Beta.
The story of the World Line in which Okabe Rintaro, after suffering through great hardship and many trials, ultimately gave up on saving “her”.
Griefstricken, he is confined to the deepest pit of despair.
His friends are concerned for him and his worrying behaviour.
But what happened to “she” who was never saved?
Featuring new characters that never appeared in the original Steins;Gate, this is the story of the “Zero”.
The story in which “she” still exists…

Kurisu couldn’t be saved.
Okabe was swallowed by regret and despair.

Okabe returns to his everyday life, constantly feeling the crushing pressure of his own regret for being unable to save Kurisu, crossing many World Lines to save everyone, only to fail miserably at the end.

Then he meets them, those that knew Kurisu.

Okabe attends a University seminar and meets Professor Alexis Leskinen along with his assistant, Hiyajo Maho.

From there, Okabe learns of the “Amadeus” system.

A system that allows the storage of human memories in a computer interface, creating perfect emulation of that person.

A chance meeting with Kurisu’s “Memories”

A meeting with this “Kurisu” within the “Amadeus” changes Okabe’s life completely…

Edit: Forgot to mention the voice actors –
Shiina Kagari: Han Megumi
Alexis Leskinen: Yōji Ueda
Nakase Katsumi: Honda Mariko
Kurushima Kaede: Kino Hina
Judy Reyes: Nishimura Maya

Character Profiles

Zero Okabe

Zero Kurisu

Zero Mayuri

Zero Daru

Zero Suzu

Zero Maho

Zero Kagari

Zero Luka

Zero Faris

Zero Moeka

Zero Yuki

Zero Nae

Zero Fubuki

Zero Kaede

Zero Leskinen

Zero Reyes

July 28th – Kurisu’s Death Day

Today is the day Kurisu died in the Beta Attractor Field. The Steins;Gate Zero Website has been updated with parting messages from her friends and another desktop background.

I’ll translate what it says here;

Makise Kurisu, born July 25th 1992, died at the age of 18.
A student of the American Victor Chondria University, she skipped several grades and graduated at a young age.
She proceeded to become a researcher at the very same university, specializing in the field of Neuroscience. Another notable accomplishment was having a thesis published in the well-known Sciency Magazine at the tender age of 17.

“Try as I might, I don’t believe I’ll ever find another scientist anywhere near as cute, wise, inquisitive, captious, and merciless as you were, Kurisu.”
– Alexis Leskinen

“Kurisu. It would be no stretch of the imagination to say that you had the talent of someone favored by God. You were amazing.
Time and again you took what I held to be common sense and tore it to shreds, and time and again my respect and admiration towards you only increased…
And of course, the last thing I learned from you is that I’ll never be able to become like the person you were.”
– Maho Hiyajo

Bonus, wallpaper again:

Kurisu SadBackground

July 25th – Kurisu’s Birthday

It is now Kurisu’s Birthday in Japan. The Steins;Gate Zero website has been updated accordingly with a few messages and a desktop background.

http://steinsgate0.jp/
I’ll translate what it says here;

Makise Kurisu, born July 25th 1992
A student of the American Victor Chondria University, she skipped several grades and graduated at a young age.
She proceeded to become a researcher at the very same university, specializing in the field of Neuroscience. Another notable accomplishment was having a thesis published in the well-known Sciency Magazine at the tender age of 17.

“HAPPY BIRTHDAY KURISU!!
Try as I might, I would be hard-pressed to find another scientist anywhere near as cute, wise, inquisitive, captious, and merciless as you.”
– Alexis Leskinen

“Kurisu, Happy Birthday.
It would be no stretch of the imagination to say you have the talent of someone favored by God, you’re amazing.
Of course, I could never say such a thing to your face… that’d be way too embarrassing.”
– Maho Hiyajo

Bonus: Translated version of the Wallpaper.

Kurisu Background.

Steins;Gate Zero – Website and Famitsu Scans

The Steins;Gate Zero website recently came online, I’ll translate what’s said there, though it’s mostly stuff we’re familiar with. At least you should be if you’re familiar with the Epigraph Trilogy.

“This is the story of the future that could not be saved.”

November 2010, Attractor Field Beta.
The story of the World Line in which Okabe Rintaro, after suffering through great hardship and many trials, ultimately gave up on saving “her”.
Griefstricken, he is confined to the deepest pit of despair.
His friends are concerned for him and his worrying behaviour.
But what happened to “she” who was never saved?
Featuring new characters that never appeared in the original Steins;Gate, this is the story of the “Zero”.
The story in which “she” still exists…

So yes, currently it seems that Zero will be a straight adaptation of the Epigraph Trilogy with some plot modifications. I’m not sure what to expect but if done well it could be very good. It’s set to release November 19th and I’ve already pre-ordered my copy. So once it comes out I’ll likely make a post about my first impressions and thoughts on the game in general.
Additionally, some Famitsu magazine scans were uploaded recently with some information about the game, I will translate them later on if time permits.

EDIT: I have now translated the images. I strongly disagree with the use of “Legitimate Sequel” when talking about Zero, because it isn’t, but the Japanese is 正統続編 and there’s no real way of getting around that. Thanks Chiyomaru.

Famitsu1

STORY
The story in which “she” still exists…
The story of the World Line in which Okabe Rintaro, after suffering through great hardship and many trials, ultimately gave up on saving “her”.
Griefstricken, he is confined to the deepest pit of despair.
His friends are concerned for him and his worrying behaviour.
But what happened to “she” who was never saved?
Featuring new characters that never appeared in the original Steins;Gate, this is the story of the “Zero”.

New characters spin the wheels of a new future.

(Top-left image) <- Conversing with Kurisu is Hiyajou Maho, a character introduced in the popular Light Novel Epigraph Trilogy.

A new type of “trigger” makes an appearance?! Large changes in the game’s system, too?!
How exactly will the SNS image sending feature impact the course of the game?

Amane Yuki (VA: Tamura Yukari)
Suzuha’s mother, and Daru’s future wife. A positive thinker, she doesn’t let the little things get to her.

Hiyajou Maho (VA: Yahagi Sayuri)
Kurisu’s senior in university, and fellow researcher. Often mistaken for a child due to how young she looks.

Kurushima Kaede (VA: ???)
One of Mayuri’s cosplay friends. She sometimes appears in public events wearing costumes that Mayuri has made.

Nakase Katsumi (VA: ???)
One of Mayuri’s cosplay friends. She uses the stage name “Fubuki”. Popular for her boyish looks.

Shiina Kagari (VA:???)
An orphan adopted by Mayuri in the year 2036. She lost both of her parents in the war.

Tennouji Nae (VA: Yamamoto Ayano)
Only daughter of Tennouji Yugo, owner of the Braun Workshop located directly beneath the Future Gadget Lab. Normally keeps to herself, but is always brimming with curiosity.

Famitsu2

(Top-right image: “Just what the hell is happening to Akiba…?”)
Steins;Gate’s “legitimate sequel” due for release on November 19th!
The “sequel” to Steins;Gate, making it the first proper continuation to be one of the mainline Science Adventure series entries. Bringing in new characters, Zero tells the story of the “Beta World Line” in which Kurisu was not saved. Familiar characters appear with new designs, and their actions and personalities have also changed considerably.

Okabe Rintaro (VA: Miyano Mamoru)
Leader of the Future Gadget Lab (AKA. The Laboratory). Has been in a state of unbridled despair ever since a certain incident in which he realized how powerless he really is.

Shiina Mayuri (VA: Hanazawa Kana)
Okabe’s childhood friend, and the one person who understands him best. One of the Labmems (Lab Members) of Okabe’s Lab.

Makise Kurisu (VA: Imai Asami)
The girl that Okabe once tried to save. If Okabe is the heart of The Lab, then she would have been the brain. After Okabe failed to save her, this new story begins…

Urushibara Luka (VA: Kobayashi Yuu)
Often mistaken for a girl due to his appearance and behaviour. Nicknamed “Lukako”.

Hashida Itaru (VA: Seki Tomokazu)
Called “Daru” by the Labmems, he is a super hacker. Also an expert in the culture surrounding Akihabara.

Amane Suzuha (VA: Tamura Yukari)
A time traveler from the future. Her actions often stand out as making her seem strange, due to the gap in culture between the future and the present.

Kiryuu Moeka (VA: Saori Goto)
A silent woman with a poker face, she’s unexpectedly talkative when it comes to text messages. Has a serious cellphone addiction.

Faris NyanNyan (VA: Momoi Haruko)
A girl who works at a maid cafe in Akihabara. She lives life at her own pace. Likes to add “Nyan” to the end of her sentences.

Pandora of Eternal Return – Chapter 10

Here’s the 10th chapter.
You can get that here.
This is currently the latest chapter out in Japan, as well. So we’ll have to wait until they publish Chapter 11 before I can work on it.

For now I’ll think about what I want to pick up next, since I’m not sure what to go for.

– Steiner

Pandora of Eternal Return – Chapter 9

Here’s the 9th chapter! Things are getting exciting.

You can get it here.

Next chapter should be out tomorrow, I hope you enjoy.

– Steiner

Pandora of Eternal Return – Chapter 8

Time for the next chapter, things are starting to heat up.

Here’s the link.

Should have Chapter 9 out either on or by the weekend.

– Steiner

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