Ranked #3


Alternative Titles

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


Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2011 to Sep 14, 2011
Genres: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


Score: 9.181 (scored by 215480 users)
Ranked: #32
Popularity: #15
Members: 365,608
Favorites: 38,857
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The eccentric mad scientist Okabe, his childhood friend Mayuri, and the otaku hacker Daru have banded together to form the "Future Gadget Research Laboratory," and spend their days in a ramshackle laboratory hanging out and occasionally attempting to invent incredible futuristic gadgets. However, their claymore is a hydrator and their hair dryer flips breakers, and the only invention that's even remotely interesting is their Phone Microwave, which transforms bananas into oozing green gel. But when an experiment goes awry, the gang discovers that the Phone Microwave can also send text messages to the past. And what's more, the words they send can affect the flow of time and have unforeseen, far-reaching consequences—consequences that Okabe may not be able to handle...

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Related Anime

Adaptation: Steins;Gate
Alternative setting: ChäoS;HEAd, Robotics;Notes
Sequel: Steins;Gate: Oukoubakko no Poriomania
Other: Steins;Gate: Soumei Eichi no Cognitive Computing, Steins;Gate 0

Characters & Voice Actors

Hashida, Itaru
Hashida, Itaru
Seki, Tomokazu
Seki, Tomokazu
Rinehart, Tyson
Rinehart, Tyson
Makise, Kurisu
Makise, Kurisu
Nishimura, Trina
Nishimura, Trina
Imai, Asami
Imai, Asami
Okabe, Rintarou
Okabe, Rintarou
Miyano, Mamoru
Miyano, Mamoru
Tatum, J. Michael
Tatum, J. Michael
Shiina, Mayuri
Shiina, Mayuri
Hanazawa, Kana
Hanazawa, Kana
Padoan, Eva
Padoan, Eva


Iwasa, Gaku
Sato, Takuya
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Hamasaki, Hiroshi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Kobayashi, Tomoki
Episode Director, Storyboard

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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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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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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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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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In both series, the characters struggle to decide the outcome of the future with what they already know.
Both are designed to deceive viewers and troll them afterwards. :3
They also share some tropes (perhaps because of Nitro+) and deal with hopelessness and despair. Amazing mindraping shows.
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Both series deal with unique takes on time travel and the consequences of changing the past. They both have elements of comedy and romance and both surprised me as they wouldn't normally be shows/movies I'm drawn to.
The idea that a secret organisation, according to the protagonist, is conspiring against him is a similarity. At the same time both series are perverted and both have a somewhat weird/special female side-character.

The main characters in both series also seems a bit awkward when trying to interact with 'normal' people, yet somewhat like a leader among their own small clique/group of friends (which seems to be a coding guy and the weird girl in both series).

Besides that, they also have in common that reality seems somewhat off or twisted to the protagonist. There might be more, but this is my impression after the first episode of Steins;Gate :)
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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 dimensions is a clear reality. Steins, on the other hand, shows nothing of its future; just mentioning what happens.

Okabe in Steins uses time travel between time-lines as a sort of... ladder. He has to do such and such to make a number go high enough to change from a few preset futures. Noein differs in its approach since it presents each dimension as an individual one that all lead to doom only because one of the other dimensions is destroying the others.
Both have different worlds and the concept of time travel

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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