As you scroll through the blog, you glance at the list of the pseudonyms of the authors of this blog on the right of the screen. And you notice a random Japanese name that seems pretty out of place, sandwiched between two other more well-known English names.
Your eyes are fixated on the name for a moment, trying to process this new name.
You do not know who he is. And you are lazy to Google. Admit it.
And you just dismiss him as just another anime character.
Well then, allow me enlighten to you on who exactly is Hououin Kyouma.
Not really one of the best ways to get people to think that you're totally not weird.
Kyouma plays the main role in the anime series Steins;Gate, where he and his lab members have created the Phone Microwave, which is able to send messages back to the past.
His real name is Okabe Rintarou. Hououin Kyouma is just a nickname he gave to himself. He frequently uses his nickname to introduce himself to others.
However, he actually is a kind and caring individual, which is shown later in the story as he time leaps over and over again to save his friend from the seemingly inescapable cruel fate - death.
He still does it despite the fact that every time leap he makes would mean that the people around him would have their memories of the present erased completely as they are bound by causality, which is actually pretty sad, as only Okabe will remember those memories.
Despite the fact that he is a total weirdo with his self-proclamation as a mad scientist and his eccentric behaviour, I find his determination to save his close childhood friend, Mayuri, from the cruel fate of the Alpha timeline both admirable as well as heart-breaking at the same time.
He refused to accept fate just like that and made numerous attempts to save her despite the fact that he has to witness her die before hsi own eyes, over and over again.
Imagine how heart wrenching it would be to witness your closest friend's life fade away every single time your plan to save her fails.
It's not only the feeling of devastation.
It's more than that.
It's like an arrow piercing your heart, as you see her lifeless body lying in front of you. And as you attempt to try and save her again, you continue yielding the same result.
You do not give up and you try again, again, and again. You console yourself, telling yourself that you can always go back to the past and redo whatever that has happened.
You no longer feel anything when you witness her death.
You take your ability to travel back through time for granted.
That's when your heart is already broken.
I'm sorry I think I may have strayed off a little bit back there.
Back to the topic.
Hmm, wished I had that ability too :3
Note: The others retain no or minimum memories whatsoever due to the fact that they are bound by causality.