Released in April 2013, Steins;Gate: Fuka Ryōiki no Déjà vu follows the Steins;Gate OVA. And we thought it was finally over during the OVA! But it was just a teaser perhaps?
I was very ecstatic when I found out about this movie as I was really impressed with the series. It may be very old, but its art is not really that “old” – what I mean is, they’re really like new anime shows of today.
As for my first impression of this movie, it was a bit surprising as in this movie, Makise Krisu is more of the hero rather than are usual Okabe (mad scientist).
The story continues after the last time Makise Krisu met up with everyone in the lab in the U.S. However, this time she explains to Okabe that somehow she believes Déjà vu is a form of Okabe’s Reading Steiner. Okabe starts getting misaligned with the Steins;Gate world as he starts to recall different events he went through of different worlds thus, he is lost and fades away in the current world. While Makise tries to bring him back, he tells her to just forget him as he fades away (seems to no longer exist) just as the others did because he doesn’t want any time machine to be invented or anyone to time leap anymore – knowing there’s so much pain to go through for every bad result that can be ended with.
We all though the cheesy ending for Makise and Okabe was “it” but there was so much more. Although, as I’ve read in a forum I’ve dropped by that had this as a topic – this movie is pretty much just a little bit of twist and nothing more. It focuses on emotions and not the sort of “facts” they did before. I do love how that little “addition” played its part well, you’ll understand once you’ve watched it! It’s a 9/10 :)