Ranked #2

Steins;Gate

Alternative Titles

English: Steins;Gate
Japanese: シュタインズ・ゲート

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2011 to Sep 14, 2011
Premiered: Spring 2011
Broadcast: Sundays at Unknown
Studios: White Fox
Source: Visual novel
Genres: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 9.171 (scored by 293,895 users)
Ranked: #22
Popularity: #10
Members: 500,666
Favorites: 53,740
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Synopsis

The self-proclaimed mad scientist Rintarou Okabe rents out a room in a rickety old building in Akihabara, where he indulges himself in his hobby of inventing prospective 'future gadgets' with fellow lab members: Mayuri Shiina, his air-headed childhood friend, and Hashida Itaru, a perverted hacker nicknamed "Daru." The three pass the time by tinkering with their most promising contraption yet, a machine dubbed the "Phone Microwave," which performs the strange function of morphing bananas into piles of green gel.

Though miraculous in itself, the phenomenon doesn't provide anything concrete in Okabe's search for a scientific breakthrough; that is, until the lab members are spurred into action by a string of mysterious happenings before stumbling upon an unexpected success—the Phone Microwave can send emails to the past, altering the flow of history.

Adapted from the critically acclaimed visual novel by 5pb. and Nitroplus, Steins;Gate takes Okabe through the depths of scientific theory and practicality. Forced across the diverging threads of past and present, Okabe must shoulder the burdens that come with holding the key to the realm of time.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Steins;Gate is an adaptation of the visual novel of the same name.

Steins;Gate is the second release in the science adventure series, taking place two years after the events of Chaos;Head.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Okabe, Rintarou
Okabe, Rintarou
Main
Miyano, Mamoru
Japanese
Miyano, Mamoru
Makise, Kurisu
Makise, Kurisu
Main
Imai, Asami
Japanese
Imai, Asami
Shiina, Mayuri
Shiina, Mayuri
Main
Hanazawa, Kana
Japanese
Hanazawa, Kana
Hashida, Itaru
Hashida, Itaru
Main
Seki, Tomokazu
Japanese
Seki, Tomokazu

Staff

Iwasa, Gaku
Iwasa, Gaku
Producer
Hamasaki, Hiroshi
Hamasaki, Hiroshi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Sato, Takuya
Sato, Takuya
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Tachikawa, Yuzuru
Tachikawa, Yuzuru
Episode Director

More episodes Episodes(24/24)

Episode Title Aired
1 Turning Point
Hajimari to Owari no Prologue (始まりと終わりのプロローグ)
Apr 6, 2011
2 Time Travel Paranoia
Jikan Chouyaku no Paranoia (時間跳躍のパラノイア)
Apr 13, 2011
3 Parallel World Paranoia
Heiretsu Katei no Paranoia (並列過程のパラノイア)
Apr 20, 2011
4 Interpreter Rendezvous
Kuuri Houkou no Rendezvous (空理彷徨のランデヴー)
Apr 27, 2011
5 Starmine Rendezvous
Denka Shoutotsu no Rendezvous (電荷衝突のランデヴー)
May 4, 2011

Opening Theme

"Hacking to the Gate" by Kanako Itou

Ending Theme

#1: "Toki Tsukasadoru Juuni no Meiyaku (刻司ル十二ノ盟約)" by Yui Sakakibara (eps 1-21)
#2: "Fake Verthandi" by Takeshi Abo (ep 22)
#3: "Sky Clad no Kansokusha (スカイクラッドの観測者)" by Kanako Itou (ep 23)
#4: "Another Heaven" by Kanako Itou (ep 24)



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Furbylicious
Jun 1, 2014
“No one knows what the future holds. That’s why its potential is infinite.”
Okabe Rintarou (Steins;Gate)


Such a powerful quote, from an anime at least just as powerful. It’s one of the many wise quotes featured in the excellent time travelling tale called Steins;Gate. It is a story praised by many, and I think the show is definitely worthy of all its praise: it’s an excellent piece of work. Steins;Gate is, in essence, a unique anime. There’s not a single show that I found to be comparable to Steins;Gate.
But why does everyone think of Steins;Gate as such a masterpiece?



Story: 10/10
Steins;Gate is about Okabe Rintarou, a “mad scientist” read more
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Archaeon
Sep 14, 2011
"People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually, from a non-linear, non subjective viewpoint it's more like a big ball of wibbly wobbley ... timey wimey ... stuff" - The Doctor

When it comes to entertainment, one of the easiest things to get wrong is the concept of time travel. Part of the reason for this is because our scientific understanding of "reality" is still in its infancy, and this means that the writers for shows like Doctor Who, Quantum Leap, even Star Trek, must apply their imagination and creativity in order to resolve some of the inherent paradoxes that read more
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HaiiroTama
Oct 13, 2013
The subject of time travel is no stranger to the world of anime, so it takes a lot of work to make a time travel story stand out. For Steins;Gate, that hard work paid off. This is by far the best-executed time travel story that I've ever seen in my experience with anime, and if you haven't seen it yet, you're definitely missing out!

Story: 10
The story revolves around the antics of Rintarou Okabe, a self-proclaimed mad scientist that goes by the alias "Hououin Kyouma," as he essentially dicks around with time and subsequently deals with the consequences of his selfish actions. I'll be completely honest read more
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Kuruna
Oct 1, 2013
As you may have noticed, Steins;Gate is revered as a masterpiece by most. For those of you who haven't had the privilege of watching this show yet, i'm writing this (belated) review to emphasize just how much you're missing out on.

First of all, you have to understand that Steins;Gate is completely unique compared to other anime, in terms of story line. Now, with such a complex plot, it would be incredibly easy to mess the series up. Except that they didn't. If they did, it wouldn't a masterpiece. Steins;Gate explores the world of time travelling and time lines, putting in acknowledgements to theories read more
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I cannot say the detail as it is a huge spoiler, but both has exact same theme and plot complexity with repetition. There are also tons of surprising factors, too. 
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In both series, the characters struggle to decide the outcome of the future with what they already know. 
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Anime: Boku dake ga Inai Machi
Boku dake ga Inai Machi like Steins Gate is about the main guy who has the ability to time-travel to the past to save someone dear to him. He ends up also having to save another girl from a tragic fate which he has romantic feelings for. Both anime start with a light mood and change drastically to a darker tone, dealing with the constant struggle of the hero endlessly trying to change the outcome of the future by changing the past. Also, If you watch Steins Gate the movie, you will find extra similarities with BDGIM.
Really enjoyable animes with lot of mystery,  read more 
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Anime: Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo
Time traveling. Changing the past has consequences on everything. Chaos theory. If this interests you, you'll love these animes. 
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Anime: Noein: Mou Hitori no Kimi e
The many-worlds interpretation and quantum physics. Not your usual anime bedfellows. Both series deal with time travel under the assumption that every choice we make can create an alternate, divergent time-line / dimension.

Noein is a lot more ambitious than Steins;Gate, which preferred to stay within time travel limited to days-weeks and the same area. In Noein, the other selves of the child cast time travel with enhanced bodies; conversing with their younger selves as they fight using superpowers and struggle to sustain their bodies in a dimension they don't belong in. The future involving an entity known as 'Noein' destroying all alternate  read more 
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