Can someone explain to me how the FUCK Steins;Gate became basically "Normie's...

Easton Gray
Easton Gray

Can someone explain to me how the FUCK Steins;Gate became basically "Normie's First Anime?" I don't get it at all.

If you go anywhere outside of Sup Forums where anime is discussed, you'll see it brought up ENDLESSLY, even when it has no reason to be. Not only that, but these same people treat it like it's the holy grail of chinese cartoons.

I don't even understand how they would have found it in the first place.

Naruto, Dragon Ball, Death Note, One Piece: They all make sense. They aired on western TV and spawned a ton of off-shoots, but Steins;Gate? It was never broadcast in the west and the VN only got an official western release like last year.

Does anyone know how it grew to be so revered by entry-level people getting into anime? I mean, I like Steins;Gate, but I don't see how it could've gotten such a high status.

Isaac Smith
Isaac Smith

(You)

Colton Fisher
Colton Fisher

Naruto, Dragon Ball, Death Note, One Piece
These are genuine entry level, 'first anime ever' series. S;g is post entry level, 'first anime as an anime fan' series. And it's obvious why it appeals to newfags with the memes and otaku culture.

Joshua Robinson
Joshua Robinson

It's pretty much Doctor Weeaboo

Jose Cook
Jose Cook

A shit tier, disgusting dub by Funimation.

Gabriel Allen
Gabriel Allen

normies watch it
tell other normies
every normie watches it with other normies
endless discussion since nothing new comes through and even more normies that haven't seen it watch it(reddit)
OPM arrives and follows the exact same formula
I don't get what's so hard about this concept and why you needed a blog to figure out something so simple.

Christian Hall
Christian Hall

normalfags love time travel

put time travel in literally everything and they'll eat that shit up

Isaac Barnes
Isaac Barnes

This
Now add a vague harem, and pseudo science that is easy to understand but somehow makes the viewer feel smart, and presto. You now have something that western audiences will devour.
Oh, and non-permanent death along with suffering. That helps too.

Henry Torres
Henry Torres

KEK

Live in Texas
Have normie as fuck chad friend
His dad worked at Dr.Pepper
This fucker LOVES Dr.Pepper
Their house is like a Dr.Pepper museum
One day he googles "Dr.Pepper Anime" for some reason
Finds S;G
He watches it and becomes obsessed with it despite not liking any other anime/manga

Ayden Gutierrez
Ayden Gutierrez

What also makes it odd is that it's quite steeped in otaku culture, which most Westerners despise. Maybe they just didn't understand what they were watching.

Joshua Lewis
Joshua Lewis

It's like vaudville or something. It's like the opposite of japs seeing typical french or american culture. They think it's weird and whimsical.

Nolan Harris
Nolan Harris

Cute girls not doing cute things.

Christian Sanchez
Christian Sanchez

This is closer to the truth. Normalfags love stuff they don't understand because they mistake their ignorance for a large amount of depth in what they are watching. While Steins;Gate does tie together a lot of cultural references, conspiracy theories, and scientific background, I doubt most normalfags are in love with it because they understand those things.

Robert Powell
Robert Powell

normies
liking harems

Henry Diaz
Henry Diaz

which most Westerners despise
The sort of westerns who despise otaku culture gravitate to Cowboy Bebop, not s;g. This is definitely a series that appeals to those who like the idea of being an otaku, and there are plenty of those. Weeaboos have to be born somehow.

Nicholas Cook
Nicholas Cook

It appears on Netflix and isn't "anime" enough to ward off people who don't care for anime.

Andrew Taylor
Andrew Taylor

Otaku are to the Western anime community (and people orbiting it) what Satan is to Christians. That's why it's odd for S;G to be so highly rated.

Connor Scott
Connor Scott

Steins;Gate is an anime for otaku

Grayson Smith
Grayson Smith

normies

Owen Nguyen
Owen Nguyen

That's a nice image you complete and total faggot. Kill yourself

Oliver Jackson
Oliver Jackson

Not really, lots of people love the idea of fitting in with a niche subculture, especially if it's somewhat vilified. Nerd culture is already like that in the west and the memes and cultural references in s;g are ideal for those sort of special snowflakes.

William Brooks
William Brooks

Normalfags love stuff they don't understand
Doesn't everyone?
I mean one of the best things about Higurashi is not understanding what the hell is going on for the question arcs

Christian Smith
Christian Smith

It is.

Jordan Gray
Jordan Gray

The dub isn't COMPLETE shit like most animes, only somewhat mediocre
It has a cool and easily understandable high-concept (sending text messages back in time)
That's literally it. Exact same reason why Death Note is one of the go-to animes for normies and entry-level spergs

Justin Garcia
Justin Garcia

S;G had meme subs that appeal greatly to the reddit audience. Most sub groups and the official ones along with the dub filled it with western memes. WhyNot got it right, as did the VN's translation. It is an excellent series and VN, I hate that it is so tainted here.

Levi Reed
Levi Reed

it may deal with otaku culture to a degree, but you do not need any knowledge of it to understand that it is a show about time travel and drama. It's not a story aimed at otaku at all.

If you were talking about Chaos;Head, you would be more convincing.

A lot of normalfags liked Higurashi, too.

James Anderson
James Anderson

as did the VN's translation
Is that a fan translation or the official PS3/vita one?

Chase Young
Chase Young

Far as I know any fan projects were aborted early on. The official one is top notch and actually involved a few Sup Forums users.

Asher Morris
Asher Morris

A lot of normalfags liked Higurashi, too
the anime, yeah, but that was complete shit
normalfags probably just liked the gore
I was talking about the VN though

Jeremiah Cruz
Jeremiah Cruz

Fair enough. I'm not deriding Higurashi, nor Steins;Gate. I'm just trying to say that the curiosity aspect might be the reason it draws a lot of normalfags.

Justin Davis
Justin Davis

It's not a story aimed at otaku at all.
It's based on a visual novel. It's a late night anime. It's set in Akihabara. It has a maid cafe. It has a chuunibyou character. It has an otokonoko character. It's a semi-harem.

Lincoln Smith
Lincoln Smith

OP here, I still don't get how it got so popular in the first place, that's my question. Like how these people even got access to it in the first place.

Was it on netflix at some point, or something like that?

I don't think the fansubs matter at all when most entry-level fags don't even know what they are to begin with.

Juan Barnes
Juan Barnes

The dub adopted the same reddit memes, that'll be why.

Isaac Nguyen
Isaac Nguyen

It was really huge on Sup Forums, which caused it to get really huge on reddit and MAL.

William Perry
William Perry

It's set in Akihabara. It has a maid cafe. It has a chuunibyou character.
None of these require prior knowledge to understand the themes of the story, and add to the "lol so weird XD" factor that normalfags eat up.
It has an otokonoko character.
Young normalfags are more okay with this than you might think. I doubt their parents are the ones watching.
It's a semi-harem.
It's not nearly harem even in the visual novel, which is barely, if at all relevant in choosing what to watch on Netflix.
It's based on a visual novel. It's a late night anime.
Alright, you have a point.

Normalfag attactors: time travel, science, doctor pepper, memes (even in the JP version), references to American culture, eccentric main character, urban setting

Brandon Lopez
Brandon Lopez

I want /r9k/ faggots to go and stay go

Daniel Bailey
Daniel Bailey

Steins;Gate was made for the Japanese market. Western markets were not a consideration.

Brody Thomas
Brody Thomas

he thinks I'm talking about the Western market

Ayden Morris
Ayden Morris

What about this thread makes you say that? I see no Pepes or misogyny.

Grayson Scott
Grayson Scott

S;G is one of the only things in years to give me that special feeling. You know the one you get when you complete a series or game or whatever that reminds you why you partake in the medium? I got that from it.

Jeremiah Myers
Jeremiah Myers

Use of the word normie, and giving any shits about what normalfags do is a staple of /r9k/.

Caleb Richardson
Caleb Richardson

Making bait thread aren't going to keep your general alive.

Sebastian Morales
Sebastian Morales

Kurisu is too cute. I could never take her seriously no matter how much smarter she is than me.

Jace Garcia
Jace Garcia

Then what is this all about:
None of these require prior knowledge to understand the themes of the story, and add to the "lol so weird XD" factor that normalfags eat up.
Young normalfags are more okay with this than you might think. I doubt their parents are the ones watching.
It's not nearly harem even in the visual novel, which is barely, if at all relevant in choosing what to watch on Netflix.
Netflix

Mason King
Mason King

vague harem
easy to understand pseudo science
non-permanent death
suffering
why wasn't higurashi popular in the west

Jason Scott
Jason Scott

TUTURUU!

Adam Clark
Adam Clark

Because it was made in 2006 and casuals are still latching on to Naruto.

Sebastian Clark
Sebastian Clark

S;G is a great anime. Sup Forums is hipster as fuck and doesn't like it. Nothing new under the sun.

Ian Reyes
Ian Reyes

It actually is now. It even has stuff on Steam.

Eli Fisher
Eli Fisher

No it's just a group of shitposters talking smack.

Xavier Torres
Xavier Torres

It is or at least was. It's babby's first gore anime after Elfen Lied.

Jonathan Wood
Jonathan Wood

Alright, you caught me bullshitting. I still don't agree that it was targeted exclusively to otaku, which is what an otaku anime would be.

Angel Thomas
Angel Thomas

It was very popular back around 08

Adrian Nelson
Adrian Nelson

It's definitely aimed at otaku. The fact that non-otaku can also watch it doesn't change that.

Cooper Fisher
Cooper Fisher

See? How could you take that seriously? She's legitimately too cute.

Ayden Edwards
Ayden Edwards

Her emails are also adorable. She can't possibly communicate like that to the people she works with.

Nolan King
Nolan King

Shame about the Vita lacking proper formatting for the emails.

Aiden Gutierrez
Aiden Gutierrez

Can't have everything I suppose. Doesn't change how cute they are though.

Anthony Nguyen
Anthony Nguyen

Amane is so best it's not even funny. It's not even a fucking contest.

Jayden Morales
Jayden Morales

He didn't leap on top of them right then and there
Okabe is a stronger man than I.

Jaxon Cox
Jaxon Cox

You know the one you get when you complete a series or game or whatever that reminds you why you partake in the medium?
Brah

Gabriel Davis
Gabriel Davis

harems

Just because you hate them, doesnt mean normies like them

Elijah Rodriguez
Elijah Rodriguez

I tried Dr. Pepper after Okabe raved so much about it. I drank it quite a lot after that, but it's pretty expensive so I don't drink it as often now.

Ayden Bailey
Ayden Bailey

Considering that they're how you get on the waifu/true ending path with her you'd hope they are.

William Myers
William Myers

you will never ravage a soapy, wet Kurisu

Chase Lee
Chase Lee

She is not for ravaging. She is for tender loving.

Justin Robinson
Justin Robinson

Why not both, possibly at the same time?

Henry Wood
Henry Wood

normie normie normie normie normie

So much for keeping Sup Forums frog free.

Isaac Thompson
Isaac Thompson

Virgin.

Ryder Wright
Ryder Wright

Says the virgin.

Jordan Campbell
Jordan Campbell

Nothing, which makes it strange that she'd talk shit.

Brandon Evans
Brandon Evans

memes aside, it got a lot of attention as a translated vn because of official release, so it got the babbys first crowd who never read fan tls before. sg is no more normiecore than fsn, but fsn still isn't legally available in english

normies care a lot about accessibility. if something seems hard to do, they ignore it. part of the reason we hate spoonfeeding is the type of user it attracts, ie casual viewers who aren't obsessed enough to do something on their own

Easton Gomez
Easton Gomez

Because it's an insult you'd fling around in internet arguments. The whole virginity thing was also probably intended as an actual character trait (as in, part of the orgy of evidence that she has no social skills or any real connections) but that's dulled by the way that every franchise goes out of its way to point out the virginity of all women.

Adam Roberts
Adam Roberts

It's a fun show that has wild time travel shit in it. That's really it. Other than that it's no more weeb or "normie" than a lot of anime. You probably just got through downloading something that is more "normie" friendly than this.

Jackson Long
Jackson Long

That and she's just a plain old hypocrite.

Isaiah Reyes
Isaiah Reyes

That scene was one of the best in the game, almost enough to carry the entire chapter.

Julian Garcia
Julian Garcia

normie
/r9k/

Wyatt Peterson
Wyatt Peterson

That bit where she goes all weak at the knees at Okabe's idea of a romantic date
Shame they butchered the scene in the anime.

Jonathan Watson
Jonathan Watson

Meant to reply to

Gabriel Baker
Gabriel Baker

Why is she using shunpo?

Carson Jenkins
Carson Jenkins

I wonder how often she loses herself to that kind of idealism. Her dream in Darling was adorable.

Sebastian Roberts
Sebastian Roberts

Not too often, apparently.

Levi Hughes
Levi Hughes

I don't get why you losers care if other people like the series. "Normies" is such an amusing term. You are insulting normal people and taking pride in your autism. Watch your cartoons and don't care who likes it or not....or complain on an anonymous message board how you hate that "normies" love it.

Daniel Smith
Daniel Smith

Normalfag goes all the way back to when you were still in diapers, get the fuck out faggot.

Jace Jenkins
Jace Jenkins

I don't know if I'd completely trust what she says publicly with something like that. She has a habit of trying to hide parts of herself from others.

Parker Edwards
Parker Edwards

Stamping your feet and telling me to leave won't make me do so. I am more amused at how you guys are attacking and thinking that normals are invading your safe space.

Ryan Collins
Ryan Collins

Its good. Why does the image of a fat otaku come to mind when talking about "normies" in Sup Forums

Gavin Cooper
Gavin Cooper

Nice reply you retarded mobileposter.

Lincoln Moore
Lincoln Moore

i've seen enough people drop it because
"first season doesn't make any sense"

William Morgan
William Morgan

Holy shit u got triggered

Dominic Hernandez
Dominic Hernandez

Normalfags should leave.

Blake Richardson
Blake Richardson

so what you're saying is Steins;Gate is the Big Bang Theory of anime

Lucas White
Lucas White

lol secondaries

Anthony Bennett
Anthony Bennett

I didn't notice it being discussed until after I already watched it when I was curious which shows people rated as being the best. I honestly didn't expect this to show up but it is endlessly praised without people even knowing that there is a game.

Joshua Morales
Joshua Morales

people nowadays are unironically using the word normalfag as if it accurately described all the people outside Sup Forums
Eh.

Asher Scott
Asher Scott

they think they're important or good at baiting
Come back and try again after you've lurked for at least two years - preferably 5.

Leo Taylor
Leo Taylor

yeah pretty much
Captcha: Store front

Jack Rivera
Jack Rivera

not using legacy captcha

William Collins
William Collins

But Steins;Gate is actually good.

Carson Robinson
Carson Robinson

Bazongo

Sebastian Cooper
Sebastian Cooper

Can confirm, time travel is literally the best setting you can think of.

Gavin Turner
Gavin Turner

God I love her.

Isaac Green
Isaac Green

Rintaro
The more I see it, the more I think how lame it is. What a shitty parents.

Justin Moore
Justin Moore

Basically because it's really good it's accessible to people that don't even like anime.

/thread

Christopher Ross
Christopher Ross

It's a genuinely good show. The plot and characters are awesome enough to resonate even with those that don't often watch anime.
If we had more anime like this, shit that could appeal to long time fans and new ones, anime would be a lot better off.

Jack Kelly
Jack Kelly

safe space
Holy shit, that's what this is isn't it?

Colton Ortiz
Colton Ortiz

you will never bitch about normalfags with Kurisu

Thomas Russell
Thomas Russell

Need more virgin-Kurisu abuse.

Parker Torres
Parker Torres

You mean Kurisu mocking you or Kurisu being mocked?

Ian Sanchez
Ian Sanchez

Both.

Jayden Smith
Jayden Smith

using awesome unironically
/out/

Grayson Morales
Grayson Morales

For what purpose?

Bentley Gonzalez
Bentley Gonzalez

It's fun

Gabriel Moore
Gabriel Moore

CHICKEN
TENDERS

Kayden Rivera
Kayden Rivera

It's fucking epic m8.

Brayden Perez
Brayden Perez

Can't argue with that. However looking through my folder, there is virtually nothing of that specific nature apart from what's in this thread.

John Roberts
John Roberts

So we all agree that

Tuturu > Trap > Cat Idol Lady > Time Traveling neckbeard daughter > Cardboard Cutout assistant

Jaxson Bell
Jaxson Bell

As far as dubs go (which is to say, I'd still prefer the sub), I thought it was pretty good.
I really liked Okabe's voice (can't remember the VA) - I thought he handled his chuuni side and serious side, and the difference between them really well.
Mayuri was pretty annoying though, but I found her a bit annoying in the original too.

Parker Robinson
Parker Robinson

same for me.

its not the greatest show ever but i still know all the characters names

Oliver Thomas
Oliver Thomas

Here's your (You).

Isaiah Baker
Isaiah Baker

a virgin calling a virgin a virgin

Nigga doesn't even have friends. At least okaba could have had some mayuri pussy as far as she knows.

Caleb Morgan
Caleb Morgan

That is the joke, user.

Anthony Foster
Anthony Foster

Steins;Gate? It was never broadcast in the west
It's literally airing on German anime station Animax right now, along with Guilty Crown, Naruto, SAO and some lesser known anime. It's as entry level as it gets.

I'd also imagine a considerable chunk of people who played Life is Strange, discovered that it's basically a western adaptation of S;G and probably got into it as well.

Why would you care though? Do you feel like you have stopped liking it now that people like it who you don't want to be associated with? Do you hate these people because they're enjoying anime for all the wrong reasons or because they make AMVs you don't like? Are you, perhaps, retarded?

Landon Richardson
Landon Richardson

people who claim not to like S;G on Sup Forums
Why do people lie?

Levi Walker
Levi Walker

Don't you have a Holohoax to be apologizing for?

Isaac Taylor
Isaac Taylor

Normie

Go back to facebook

Joshua Long
Joshua Long

No I don't.

Josiah Foster
Josiah Foster

people don't like the show that I like.
It's impossible
They're either trolling or just don't like things that are popular.
I really hate people who think like that, everything is flawed.

Jeremiah Kelly
Jeremiah Kelly

It's a bad feeling. Too many mainstream girls in this world.

Hunter Campbell
Hunter Campbell

/pol/
Why are threads complaining about normies always full of /pol/

Cooper Gray
Cooper Gray

I fucking hate this show

Robert Hernandez
Robert Hernandez

Doctor Whoboo

Lincoln Wright
Lincoln Wright

I don't see how it could've gotten such a high status
Normies love "lol epic memes xD" and shitty Matrix plots that make them feel smarter even though its actually pretty shit.

Grayson Nguyen
Grayson Nguyen

SG actually got me into anime. I found it while skimming through a directory for ssbm home run videos and decided to download it.

Cooper Barnes
Cooper Barnes

What do you guys rate S;G with? I might get shit for this, but it easily 10/10 for me. I loved the characters, it was well directed, the ending was perfect, and the story sucked me in so much I finished it in a day. The big problem I hear with this series is that the first half is bad, but I thought it really entertaining. It was basically a great time-travel slice of life series a lot of the time and there was actually a lot of substantial plot movement

Robert Miller
Robert Miller

Not Elpsycongro

Camden Ortiz
Camden Ortiz

IT iS JUST THAT GOOD.

Also chances are that anyone interested in time travel fiction would recommend it.

Ayden Sanchez
Ayden Sanchez

very accessible
very "Western" in how it has minimal fan service (arguably most off putting for normies)
great plot semi rooted in science
deep characters (notably Okabe and Kurisu)
no asspull characters out of nowhere, the same characters are used everywhere
likeable characters overall

It's a great story and the anime adaptation is great from the VN. Also, arguably most "western" anime I've seen so far.

Colton Allen
Colton Allen

What I love about normies is how fucking stupid they are. They go into S;G and love the shit out of it, then they hear about Robotics;Notes and look forward to it. Then they start it and they hate it because they expect some kind of sequel to S;G. It's amazing. They also completely ignore Chaos;Head because they're just unaware it even exists.

Normies are, however, hyped for Steins;Gate 0. That's just a given though, considering how predictable they are. (Just look at the top anime on MAL. Holy shit.)

Carter Perry
Carter Perry

Holy fuck my sides

Gavin Stewart
Gavin Stewart

Doctor Weeaboo

Andrew Scott
Andrew Scott

"Normie" anime are a mixture of the following:

Appeals to a general audience
Easy to follow and understand
Decent length
Something emotional that it isn't too polarizing, usually deaths
Good visuals
The MC is a male and usually has some sort of wish fulfillment like getting the girl or saving the world.
Good animation
Bonus points for suffering, which the West seems to love

S;G fills that criteria, as well as shows like FMA, TTGL, Clannad, Death Note, SAO, so it's no wonder its popular with normalfags.

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