Today marks the 10th anniversary of the release of Science Adventure visual novel Steins;Gate, which originally released for Xbox 360 before being ported to the PSP and many other consoles since. In celebration of this, MAGES. president and Steins;Gate planner Chiyomaru Shikura left a special message that fits right in line with the series.
Check it out below:
Chiyomaru Shikura, MAGES. president and Steins;Gate planner: “Has 10 years really passed? Isn’t there a possibility that the world began 1 second ago. 10 years hasn’t passed. It’s only been 1 second. Even if I were to believe your purported claim that it has been ten years, you’d still need to show complete evidence that proves our existence 10 years ago. You say you have pictures from 10 years ago? That’s just observable matter that was born just a second ago. There must be some sort of relationship in between two processes occurring at two different times, and this is called causality. However, sadly humans are unable to turn these logical theories into absolute effects ethically, thus it’s impossible to disprove causality, and so it’s impossible to completely deny that the world actually began one second ago. By the way, it’s not limited to one second – one minute is fine too. Which means that the world may have began for you, dear reader, three minutes before reading this comment. Your memories of childhood were implanted with utmost logic so that there wouldn’t be any contradictions that would make you question otherwise.
Now then – it’s been about ten years of skepticism, suspicion, of proving and disproving, and debates without an answer. I’ve been supported by friends, by the many voice actors, and most definitely the fans, and have somehow made it to ten years. Thank you so much. These continuous thanks are the real thing, and are the reason I can continue to wax philosophy and get disproven as well, and this will become my happiness in the future standing alongside everyone. That’s why I believe there won’t be an end to this small amount of bravery and creativity. Thank you for 10 years! And here’s to the future as well. ヽ(*ﾟдﾟ)ノ”
Steins;Gate first released in Japan on October 15, 2009 for the Xbox 360. Its remake, Steins;Gate Elite, is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Steam.