Ranked #2


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: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 9.181 (scored by 235034 users)
Ranked: #22
Popularity: #12
Members: 399,977
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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, ChäoS;Child
Sequel: Steins;Gate: Oukoubakko no Poriomania
Other: Steins;Gate: Soumei Eichi no Cognitive Computing
Parent story: Steins;Gate 0

Characters & Voice Actors

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


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

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Episodes  24 / 24
Aired  Apr 6, 2011 to Sep 14, 2011
Status  Finished Airing
  • #1 - Turning Point
  • Hajimari to Owari no Prologue (始まりと終わりのプロローグ)
  • Aired: Apr 6, 2011 (JST)

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Jun 1, 2014 11:53 AM
“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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Jun 4, 3:47 AM
"It's an intellectual drink for the chosen ones." -Okabe about Dr. Pepper.

Well, where can I begin? Too many things can be said about this anime.
I didn't play at the VN, so there some things that I don't know.
Okay, let's resume the story first. All the review may contain spoiler, especially one part.

Okabe Rintarou, also known as Hououin Kyouma, the auto-proclaimed mad scientist. That's the main character. His laboratory contains three members: him, Daru also known as Super-hacker, and Mayuri (Mayushii). In this laboratory, they developed what they've called "Future Gadget", all a bit strange, with epic names.
At the beginning, they met Makise Kurisu, a read more
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Jul 1, 4:50 PM
When dealing with time travel in story-writing, one has to look out for many things as such a topic is highly prone to having many plot holes due to being so vast and confusing but then also being so interesting. Steins;Gate takes on that very topic for itself, but does it manage to present itself in a way worthy of such a theme ?

The story of Steins;Gate starts off a bit slow at first but doesn't take long to take off with a fairly complex plot filled with many twists and also presents the tale of the famous internet legend of 'John Titor' into the read more
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Jul 3, 9:13 AM
When you walk the streets of Akihabara, you’re bound to run into many weird things. As the mecca of the otaku world, this district isn’t just a major electronics shopping center. In addition to supplying you with anime merchandise for all ages(and I do mean ALL ages, including those quite a bit older than 18), you’re also likely to find cosplayers, concerts, maid cafes, an entire AKB0048 theater, and enough sexual imagery to make anyone not used to the culture believe they had fallen down the rabbit hole into a perverse misogynistic wonderland.

And yet even the people who have been used to this read more
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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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