Hi everyone, TheFlyingSuns here. Ladies and Gentlemen today I present you….
Okabe Rintarou a.k.a. Hououin Kyouma is the main protagonist from the series Steins; Gate.
From what I know, Steins Gate has the visual novel, manga, and of course the anime, and film, among other forms of media.
Steins Gate largely deals with the theme of time travel and the consequences of changing something that occurred in the past.
From the anime, Okabe is the founder of the “Future Gadgets Laboratory”, where he and few other members invent “Future Gadgets” which are mostly comprised of modifications to everyday items, like TV controllers, Air Conditioners, Cameras, etc.
Okabe is a very interesting character. Throughout the series, he has a habit of referring to himself as “Hououin Kyouma” and claiming himself as a Mad Scientist that is fighting against the enemy he calls the “Organization”.
Add to that he frequently talks on the phone to supposedly make a report about the deeds of the “Organization” and ending the call with the catch phrase “El. Psy. Congroo.” Of course, in reality no one is on the phone, as someone close to Okabe would put it, “I see, so you were talking to yourself.”
“What!?!? Are you saying this is also a conspiracy by the Organization?!?! I see, if that’s the choice of Steins Gate. El. Psy. Congroo.”
Okabe also has a hilarious habit of calling people by nicknames he makes up for them. For example, he gave someone with godlike texting speed and skills “Shining Finger.” And of course he gives Makise Kurisu, another main character of the series, plenty of nicknames.
Okabe: Come on! You’re supposed to help us spread the Moe culture throughout AmEEEEEEeeeeeeerica! My Assistant, KurisuTIIIINA!!!!!!
Kurisu: I’m not your assistant, and don’t add the TINA!!!!!!!!
Even more interestingly, it is most likely due to Steins; Gate that the soda brand Dr. Pepper has apparently become very popular in Japan, of course especially among Steins Gate fans, like myself.
Why you ask?
Okabe loves Dr. Pepper.
“Only a Mad Scientist like myself can truly appreciate the Intellectual Drink for the Chosen Ones that is Dr. Pepper!”
Below are links to some of the articles I have found that talks about the influence Steins Gate has on Dr. Pepper in Japan.
Japan, I loooooove you! *Ahem
Also I’d like to mention when watching the anime in Sub version, the scenes where Okabe tries to speak English?
IT’S SO COOOOOOOO……wait he said that already?
Okabe has one figma released around December of 2013.
The blue gun thing Okabe has in his right hand in one of the photos is a “Future Gadget.”
As far as scaled statues are concerned, from what I know Okabe only has one released and it is by PLUM I believe.
Looks Okay I guess. I might get one if I can find one at a decent price. Fingers crossed GSC will release one, however unlikely it is.
Also I personally have wrote a review for Figma Okabe Rintarou with the link below. Hope it helps, so go ahead and check it ouuuuuuuuuut! becuz…..
IT’S SO COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So that’s Okabe Rintarou A.K.A. Hououin Kyouma from Steins; Gate.
Thanks for reading and good hunting!