Steins;Gate 0 has presented quite the conundrum. The visual novel is coming to the States by the end of the year, but that’s not the version of Steins;Gate I fell in love with. 0 has gotten pretty solid reviews from people who have played the Japanese copy, but I don’t think I’ll be taking the plunge.
The real problem comes with an anime adaptation. First, there’s the inevitable dance to dodge spoilers until whenever that project is completed (probably end of next year bare minimum). Then, there’s a choice I’m not particularly thrilled about: sub or dub?
I’m pretty firmly in the dub camp, although I recognize there are certainly times when the voice acting in the Japanese version is better. I guess I’ve never liked having to read the bottom of the screen constantly while I’m trying to watch a show. But waiting for a dubbed version of Steins;Gate 0 probably puts me in the 2018/2019 range, and that feels like forever.
Seemingly in an attempt to compromise, the version of Gate of Steiner from 0 gives you the best of both worlds: the lyrics are in both English and Japanese. Normally I’m not a huge fan of adding lyrics to video game music (hello, OCRemix!), but here the words seem to fit perfectly. That video is at top, with a million other Gates of Steinerseses below it just to give you plenty of options.
Steins;Gate 0 (PC) – Gate of Steiner
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The one with lyrics sounds really nice, but I still lean more towards the one without. Unless the original music already had vocals accompanying the piece, it’s better to just leave them out. Listening to the music again makes me miss the anime.