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Christina! Second Steins;Gate Promotes IBM’S Cognitive Computing

You’re not dreaming, Steins;Gate fans. Today marks another fantastic day, where a new short has hit the web.

It’s another chance to get a three-minute glimpse into the lives of Okabe Rintaro and Makise Kurisu, outside of the familiar settings of the Future Gadget Lab and Akiba in general.

The new short, which was produced with the cooperation of IBM, is a continuation of the first short. The film focuses on Rintaro and Kurisu, following a particularly nasty fight, and shows how IBM’s cognitive computing can be used for navigation. In this ideal setting, the short argues how cognitive navigation can lead to some unexpected (and pleasant) surprises.

Due to strong international demand, the new short was subtitled in English. As a bonus, the first short was also uploaded in subtitled format:

Today’s release covers the second of four planned shorts. While the release dates aren’t known, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the remaining episodes surface in the near future. After all, more Steins;Gate is always a good thing.

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Samantha Ferreira is Anime Herald’s founder and editor-in-chief. A Rhode Island native, Samantha has been an anime fan since 1992, and an active member of the anime press since 2002, when she began working as a reviewer for Anime Dream. She launched Anime Herald in 2010, and continues to oversee its operations to this day. Outside of journalism, Samantha actively studies the history of the North American anime fandom and industry, with a particular focus on the 2000s anime boom and bust. She’s a huge fan of all things Sakura Wars, and maintains series fansite Combat Revue Review when she has free time available. When not in the Anime Herald Discord, Samantha can typically be found on Bluesky.

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