Posted by psgels on 4 November 2012 with categories: Robotics;Notes

This episode was mostly basic fodder for competition-based series: the part where the rivals end up working together after having shown off once, while other build-up stuff happens at the same time and new characterts get properly introduced. These were the most unremarkable parts of this episode: Fraukojiro turned out to be this shut-in who talks with internet speak, who really needs some time to warm up, and to be honest the world championships felt rather boring to me.

But then there were some parts in this episode that really impressed me: the background for the characters and the mystery. In particular the latter, as it’s finally revealed what some of the strange moments of the previous episodes were about, and it’s this strange phenomenon that occurred putting everyone to sleep. I really like the idea of one person experiencing time really fast, and the other really slow.

I like how they establish that this is a realistic setting, with supernatural events, right at the beginning, rather than pulling the magic card somewhere in the middle. This was a problem I had with Steins;Gate and Chaos;Head, so what I like about Robotics;Notes, even though Steins;Gate’s first four episodes still were much better, is that it does attempt to fix some of the issues that I had with its predecessors.
Rating: 5/8 (Great)

6 Responses

  1. Blast says:

    We had a time-loop sequence in the first episode of Steins;Gate. Maybe you forgot?

  2. sushiyassin55 says:

    psgels, you have quite a few typos…-.-‘

  3. Cytl says:

    Steins;Gate had a satellite crash and a supposed-to-be-dead girl walking right at the first episode.

  4. neowai says:

    “psgels, you have quite a few typos…-.-’”

    I say hang him XD

  5. Avalon says:

    We knew that Steins;Gate would have time travel based on the description before the anime even aired…yet again I can’t agree with you.

    While I can’t say I like the shut in girl, most everything else was decent enough. The main guy will get on my nerves at this rate though. Him being a lazy ass is only bearable for so long.

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