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Steins;Gate Episode 2 — Time Travel Paranoia

Published November 29, 2011
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Rintarō is surprised that Kurisu is alive, before being humiliated by her during a lecture concerning time travel. After getting some provisions from crossdresser Ruka Urushibara, Rintarō meets Suzuha Amane, who is hired by his landlord, Yugo 'Mr. Braun' Tenoji, as a part time assistant in his electronics shop below Rintarō's apartment. Later, Rintarō investigates the supposedly altered events and learns that a man calling himself John Titor, who claimed in 2000 that he was a time traveller, has surfaced once more in 2010. However, all evidence of Titor's 2000 visit have vanished and, with the exception of Rintarō, noone remembers it. The next day, Rintarō encounters a strange woman named Moeka Kiryū who asks for information on a retro PC model called IBN-5100, which Rintarō gathers from Itaru. Later, Rintarō and Itaru conduct an experiment where a banana placed in their microwave vanishes, only to end up reattached to the bunch it came from in a gelled state. Kurisu visits the lab yet again.