Japanese: シュタインズ ゲート
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2011 to Sep 14, 2011
24 min. per episode
R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
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Yes, it was that peaceful summer day, then lightning struck, changed my life forever. That sort of shit you heard all the time, the kick is this time what's changing is not some sunflower-carrying tuberculous girl's life but the multiverse instead.
Shock element rules the internet. Anything come unexpected goes viral faster and better than average school comedy. Both show utilize viral marketing well but you don't have to admire that, admiring a hot chick's head asplode is much more inspiring, as always.
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.
Time paradoxes, complex plot, interesting dialogues. Excellent animation.
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.
Both series are a roller coaster ride of plot twists and dark miss happenings. The setting is somewhat similar, the mood, the art and the unique characters that all play a part no matter how small. Love one and you will instinctively love the other. Two of the best anime ever made.. both completely different yet so alike.
Both series are centred around intricate and extremely well-thought out plots, and they are executed to near perfection. They feature a similar premise, in that a main character from both series must...shall we say, shoulder the burdens of the entire world in a manner that can't be appreciated by others.
Both based around the concept of time travel in order to change fate. Protagonists of both shows are trying to change fate/have their fate changed.
Both have similar plot formats in that they start off fun and lighthearted but change dramatically as the plot develops. Okabe and Homura have a very similar goal as well.
Both have a similar beginning in the essence where you have to watch past several episodes to get interest, while Steins;gate has a beginning where you have no clue as to what is happening, mahou shoujo madoka magica has a beginning where it shows a normal school girl, both after 3 or 4 episodes get really interesting.
The middle of both anime have the same plot related issue as well, but I won't spoil anything.
There's a HUGE amount of similarity in here that it'd be a spoiler to tell.
So in short, both are alike except one has to deal in the Science Fiction genre while they other one remains in it's Magical Girl genre.
Both of these are amazing! If you watched one, then you'll definately love the other regardless on the order you watched them. And they both have great music too!
Both initially seem juvenile and routine, but evolve into a much darker and original being as the series progress. Both deal with repitition to obtain a desired result, and both inject new life into genres that were previously thought to be exhausted.
These two anime are similar in that they both deal with the balance of the world and the changes in different timelines. They also show the different sacrifices that have to be made in order to obtain what is necessary. However, Steins;Gate provides more character development compared to Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica, probably because of the longer length in the number of episodes.
Like in Steins;Gate, first episodes of PMMM are carefree and joyful. In both shows are gradually shown deeper and darker layers of tragic story about desperate fight to change seemingly inevitable fate of heroines, who too late learn that using their new power has its price.
Don't be deceived by sugary opening and first episodes of Madoka! It's MUCH darker than it appears at first look, I would even say it is far more serious and dramatic than S;G. Story is written by Gen Urobuchi, who publicly "apologized for intentionally misleading people that Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica is a cute healing anime". Wikipedia describes its genre as "Drama, Horror, Magical girl, Tragedy", and MAL as "Magic, Psychological, Thriller".
Looking at them initially, you wouldn't think these two series would have anything in common, but they actually share quite a lot.
Both start out as what seem to be very lighthearted and playful only to suddenly become really dark and serious. Moreover, both have a heavy focus on the suffering of the characters.
This is just my opinion, but I wouldn't hesitate to say these two are both modern anime masterpieces.
Plot twists, and dark undertone that gets progressively darker as the show unravels. Both implement extremely similar time travel elements at certain points, and many other extremely similar plot devices that I can't say without spoilers. No doubt if you like one, then you will like the other, although it definitely doesn't look like you would by just looking at their box art haha.
-very good watch if you have enjoyed one of either you will enjoy the other
-both are about different struggles that the characters must over come to have a better life and a different future than that given to them by fate. . .
Very paeceful at the begin and very catastrofic at the end... Both talk about time travel... But I can't speak anymore (SPOILER) but if you don't watched this anime, you knew...
-Both animes start off with a lighter vibe to them but as the story progresses the plot of them both gets much darker and digs deep into the human's soul.
-Both animes deal with time-travelling
-Both animes will leave you with something to think about after their final episodes.
+ Both have fantastic plot twists.
+ Both start off as cheerful, but gets increasingly darker.
+ Both have a similar theme going on. Saying what would be spoiler territory.
+ Both come from 2011, and both are considered the best anime of this year.
- Steins;Gate still retains some lightheartedness even in the end. Madoka does not have this treatment.
- Steins;Gate focuses on the "theme" they share, while in Madoka's its one of many.
- Madoka is considered to be more emotional, while Steins;Gate to be inspiring.
In both series, the characters struggle to decide the outcome of the future with what they already know.
The love in the stories are quite different, both deal with some time travel one more so than the other but both are also very strong emotional "thrillers" if you will. You wont regret it.
Main character have mobile phone that can change fate and future. Both have conspiracy and somewhat twist ending.
Mirai Nikki and Steins;Gate have a lot in common. One thing is they both have to do with time. Steins; Gate looks at the mathematical aspect of changing it, while Mirai Nikki gives people to already see the changes and knowing them ahead of time. Both also use cellphones as their main device to manipulate time too.
Both series have to do with messages on cell phones. In S;G they send messages to the past as a way to 'time travel' while in MN!, a person's fate is written as a diary. Both animes are excellent psychological thrillers.
Cell phones, thriller, drama, and epic action scenes. What else could we ask for more in both of these incredible anime(s)? Both Mirai Nikki and Steins;Gate also incorporates the usage of cell phones although for different purposes. Additionally, there is romance in both series as well as comedy and emotional drama. As the series continues for both anime, we also see various plot twists and cliffhangers that leaves the audience asking "what's next"?
Both animes are related withe the time and situations that must be handled according to time rules, the main characters become sort of "time lord". Nevertheless Steins; Gate has a cientific approach while Mirai Nikki get a supernatural like.
Stories that work on similar science-fictional theories, in which old-styled cell phones play an important role. The protagonists have the ability to change future, but there may be consequences.
Both share an impossible romance, hard to endure emotional moments, similar time and space theories, character development and backstory, lots of plot twists, awesome music soundtrack and seiyus (voiceovers). In both case, you end up marathoning the whole thing in a day or two =)
Both animes deal with how the future can be changed through certain actions, the difference is that Steins;Gate is closer to reality, including elements that exist such as "SERN" and "IBN" (that would be the "CERN "and" IBM ") and characters using time machines, since the Mirai Nikki is a game where you can not return to the past but to predict the future, but it is a game of survival and all holders of" Mirai Nikki "have to kill the other carriers.
They both use cellular devices to depicts the future or time travel in steins gate case, they both have very strong plots that make sense for something like time travel being involved, the differences is that Mirai nikki is sooo much more violent I would not recommend it to people who dislike gore.
Both series has a complicated story that involve world line, which make interesting to watch if you like complicated story. really had a brilliant story and confusing if you don't watch it until the last episode.
Both are somehow about survival, but Steins;Gate is more about trying to get everyone alive, Mirrai Nikki is about being the last man standing. Both have sophisticated bonds between characters and unexpected moments. Both involve using mobile phones to something irregular.
-Both protagonists use their cellphones to change the future
-Both protagonists try to change the outcome of a future event to protect their loved ones
-Both include a female and male lead that try to interfere with "fate"
-Both have a complicated plot which plays with your mind
*P/S: Keep in mind that Mirai Nikki is a lot more twisted if you like that aspect.
These animes has one very similar aspect, but with one big difference.
In mirai nikki you know your future, in steins gate you know your past. They know how to change their future in mirai nikki and they know how to change their past in steins gate. But what they both do not know is what will happen if they change it. Even the fact if you make it worse or better is never clear. Of course you can always think that it cannot get any badder.
The other fact is that they know their past and future immediately after that. So they can change it once more.
The big difference is of course future and past in this theorie. Other difference are that steins gate has a more complicated plot and mirai nikki has yuno with all the battles accompanied with all the blood :).
Mirai Nikki and Steins;Gate both deal with changing the future, and past. Although one is more action orientated, and one is more scientific. Both contain amazing revelations and keep you on the edge of your seat. Mirai Nikki is more heart pounding and supernatural, but Steins;Gate is more intellectual. Both are deep and most importantly, these shows have AMAZING character development. We can feel their tremendous growth, their motives, and their ambitions. Tearjerker, heartwarming, and immersive, if you've seen one and want an anime that makes you think just as deep, check the other out.
Both series deal with the concept of using "time" to your advantage. While Steins;Gate is about changing the past, Mirai Nikki is about changing the future. Both stories are dark albeit Mirai Nikki pretty much starts out that way while Steins;Gate had a long buildup towards it. Both series have interesting characters and you'll enjoy learning more as the stories progress.
They both involve cellphones as a central plot device as well as complex time travel (this is more evident in S;G than MN). They also have psychological elements and a romantic subplot
Anything and everything can change something especially since both use cellphones to alter the future and outcomes of different events of course mirai nikki has a lot more gore and in my opinion Steins;Gate is better but they have similar base plots.
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.
Both focus on similar themes of time travel, exploring the Butterfly effect caused by the actions of the main characters in the series, and share the same buildup of consequences, from light-hearted developments to drastically affecting the lives of their friends.
Reworks ideology of time travel, people mess with it and gets screwed as a result.
Both Animes deal with Time Traveling and its consequences. Both shows try to portrait how one battles against this idea of FATE using the methods of Time Traveling. Both shows have concepts dealing with Tragedy, romance, and comedy and are both masterfully done.
Both revolve around the theme of time travelling and the consequences of it.
On the backdrop they both have a slowly developing romance between the main characters.
About time-travelling and its consequences. Stein's Gate is more focused on the science fiction aspect of time-travelling, while Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo is more about using time-travelling as a device of telling us an important life lesson.
Steins;Gate and Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo deal with a very similar concept of misuse of a tool that manipulates time and distorts the future. They both are character based in that the main character is the bond that will ultimately carry you to finishing them and both of these anime contain elements of suspense and comedy with a dash of romance. If you are a fan of any sort of science fiction element involving time travel or likable characters then this entry will certainly satisfy you.
These two anime have two main points in common:
- they are about time travels
- there is a romantic relationship that grows between two characters separated by time-distance
Moreover, there is a general common feeling about the stories and the various characters. Both anime are very very captivating and of the highest level: personally I highly recommend to watch both! ^^
Both stories have a main character who uses time travel for his/her own convenience and ends up dealing with the consequences attached to it. They both also contain a character who has come from the future with a mission to save the future but end up enjoying the past to the extent of it hindering their mission. Towards the endings, the true romantic nature of the animes are revealed as well.
Lots of time travel and drama with a little romance thrown in as well. Both start off a little slow and get more dramatic and intense as they go. Steins;Gate focuses more on how the time travel works while The Girl Who Leapt Through Time focuses more on it's effects on the world around the person.
Both anime display how playing with time, cause and effect has disastrous consequences. Both display strong lead female characters and light-hearted relationships.
Both focus on drama and love in their second half.
Both's theme is time travel.
The protagonist suddenly gets a power which heshe still not quite used to.
At first the charcters use it for fun and entertainment but eventually they reveal the true cost of this power.
Both animes deal with time travel and the main characters are trying to change the past. Both shows have serious moments mixed with a little bit of comedy and romance. Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo can be more shoujo oriented, while Steins;Gate ir more thriller, but if you liked one you definitely should try the other.
For those individuals that adored Steins;Gate,and have not watch,The Girl Who Leapt Through Time,you my friend are missing a gem in your anime movie collection.This is because both of this anime and movie revolves around the concept of time travel that I truly admire.Both of them are so enjoyable that it's hard to find a dull moment(unless you hate the concept of time travel,of course).
And if you haven't watch Steins;Gate,then watch it right now! Or if you have not watch both of them,boy,you got some serious watching to do. I hope you'll like at least one of them. Also,I hope that I helped at least one individual in this recommendation. Thanks for the quick read. ;D
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 :)
The protagonists in both series believe in the existence of a secret organization that is out there to get them. Both shows display a good balance between comedy and darker themes.
Both feature main protagonists who are slightly nutty, believe in some global conspiracy, and don't like to shave.
Both anime has an evil Organization and both Male leads is somewhat obsess to it and having delusion about it.. and the female leads also helps the male leads to overcome what's happening both anime has a funny side and serious sides..
In both shows, the male leads suffer from the delusion that a mysterious secret organisation is conspiring against him.
The female leads seem innocent and pure at the first sight, but upon closer inspection they have their own tragic stories to tell.
They are both great, have dark psychological humor, and leave you with a strange feeling of happy depression. In any case, they are both worth watching if you haven't seen either one.
While "Welcome to the NHK" and "Steins;Gate" aren't all similar in overarching plot nor animation style, there is something about the "normality" of the two shows that can't be overlooked.
Both are them are set in a realistic, believable world, without over-the-top characters. Dialogue is witty and sensible, and both start off relatively harmless, but eventually delve into the psychological drama type of anime.
The early episodes of Steins;Gate feature a lot of jokes about otaku culture that would fit right in in NHK, plus both shows feature semi-insane main characters who believe that there are secret organizations plotting against them.
Seto and Okabe are quite alike they both made up a conspiracy theory, they are both awkward to strangers, have a bit of a wrong view on the society and they both have their group where they can be themselves. These series have something big simular in the end but guess if I tell that it is considered spoiling.
and except all of this, these are just 2 big masterpieces.
Both anime have a dark tone with romance added in. Also both have very funny dubs.
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 anime is about time-travelling and the mechanism is used excellently in both stories. Noein spends a bit more time with the "future" worlds than Steins;Gate does and feels a bit more darker/moody than Steins;Gate because the latter had more funny dialogue. Aside from that, Steins;Gate generally had better characters so expect some differences in characterization (Noein had a younger cast in the present timelines), but character developments in both was quite well done.
Noein is the "kiddo" version of Steins;Gate. Both have time-travel plot, and in both the hero wants desperately to save the girl he loves and his friends from a terrible event and at the same time prevent an horrible future to humanity. Both are a great watch.
Parallel worlds, time travel, convergence, unlimited possible futures, hopelessness, despair, different space-time theories, inability to escape from fate and of course people who (un)willingly screw everything up... They share so many tropes! Even the character design is somewhat similar, although Noein takes more risks, I'd say. It seems to me that Steins;Gate is more otaku-oriented while Noein is more of a slice-of-life and romance. Nonetheless, both anime excel in plot twists and characterization, as well as entertainment value.
Both anime deal with time travel, quantum physics and theories of diverging time lines.
Travel through time lines, different dimensions, a continuous struggle for a better future and prevent chaos.
Also in both anime the protagonist struggles to protect the girl he loves and friends that he appreciates.
Both shows depict Time traveling with unlimited possibilities. Both shows that the main character has the ability to view the other timelines.
Noein focuses more on the Dragon Knights from La'cryma (one of Earth's possible future) coming to the present to retrieve an 'object' called 'Dragon Torque' in order to save their world. As the Dragon knights enters into this timeline (the present) by accident, one of the Knights realised that this timeline is very similar to theirs and swore to protect the dragon torque at all costs. The others insists that it is just an illusion and the torque is just a tool, but he swore to not cause damage into this timeline.
Steins;Gate focuses on one group of people who managed to create the worlds first time machine. The main character kept experimenting with it and realises that it can be used to change the past, present, future by sending just an message. He tries to help his friends to change the world into a pleasant world for them when he realises that, for each message that he sents, one of his friend would be killed a day earlier. Whats more, they found out that a few years later, a corporation would use their time machine to rule over the world, turning everybody into human slaves. In order to prevent these from happening, he needs to cause minimal changes onto a world to save his assistant to prevent this incident to occur. Thus he set off going trough crazy amount of time trying to save both people.
Both shows can cause a viewer to be confused although Noein's confusion occurs later in the show compared to Steins;Gate.
The two anime share a lot of background concepts, in particular parallel timelines and time travel within the framework of quantum physics. There are some subtle differences in their interpretations of these concepts and they differ quite a lot in their presentation, however they are both excellent, highly recommended sci-fi titles.
Both are Sci-Fi anime dealing with time travel and alternate realities/worlds. However, Steins Gate is the grown-up version of Noein--it does not have the amazing musical score that Noein has, but it definitely has more mature themes. This anime makes you think, while Noein captivates more than anything (though it certainly makes you think too).
Give this anime the first 10 episodes for plot and character development--THEN it gets exciting and addictive. But all of the episodes are beautifully done (acting and artwork are amazing). The artwork stays amazing throughout the whole series--there were probably only a couple of moments when I thought it was less than the best. Highly recommend both anime.
Some similarities include:
- Both consider time travel and infinite possible futures.
- Both are incredibly confusing for most of the show, so watch out. They also take a rewatch or two to fully understand (even then, there's still some confusion!).
- Both revolve around relationships with friends, family, lovers, and generally keeping together to reach a greater goal.
Some differences include:
- Noein is more fantasy whereas Steins;Gate tries to be more realistic.
- The art styles and music played throughout the shows are very different.
Both have different worlds and the concept of time travel
Both anime deal with time loops and defeating fate.
Both main characters have to go through painful experiences to finally save the people around them. Both of them repeat incidents.
Both Higurashi and Steins Gate carry this notion of correcting time to create the perfect world. Both the main protagonists have to figure out what keeps making their world go wrong and when sent back in time have to use their accumulated knowledge to predict the best possible solution. In this situation the comparison is between Rika and Okabe, both finding themselves in similar situations bearing a great responsibility to protect their loved ones.
Although Steins;Gate is not as gory and bloody as Higurashi, both have the concept of repeating the same scenes over and over again.
In Steins;Gate the protagonist repeats the same events multiple times to save the people he loves.
In Higurashi, Rika repeats the same events over and over again to try and save the town of Hinomizawa.
Note: This is a recommendation for both seasons of Higurashi
These two shows are similar in the sense that they are both about defying fate to reach a more perfect world. Both shows are placed in a world that have a seemingly unstoppable impending tragedy and the shows revolve around fighting what is said to be "fated." They also include some good humor and a lot of exiting mystery; you will be entertained from the first episode to the last. Both are amazing works and I would highly recommend one if you liked the other.
Both involve a complicated and confusing story that unfolds itself in the end. Both involve redoing the same period of time over and over again(though its repeated more in Higurashi). I thought that Higurashi was more physiological but it doesn't mean Stein's Gate was any less interesting. If you liked one you'll definitely like the other.
- Both have different timelines and worlds
- Each time they mess up in another world they jump to another one.
- Tries to save someone's life
Tragedy, frustration and efforts that seem vain are present in both of these series.
The sci-fi/supernatural approach is similar, but they have different plots overall.
The hooks in both series are also simlar, as they build questions and curiosity whenever they have the chance. Pretty much masters of pace.
Both are thriller anime with a great deal of suspense and mystery. They both start out with a light almost happy go lucky feeling then everything turns dreadfully..dreadfully wrong. They both have great plot's, and while at first they may actually confuse the other. Higurashi just has a considerably greater amount of gore than steins;gate, but both are excellent watches. IF you like one you will probably like the other too.
Both animes talk about parallel worlds. In either cases, it is about getting out of a vicious cycle of death and murder around a specific plot dimension: While Higurashi suggests to breaking a folk town's curse, Steins;Gate revolves around the creation of a technological device while fighting against an organization's conspiracy. Violence will be involved in both plots, however Higurashi has a tendency to have very gory moments. Steins;Gate will, on the other hand, keep some of its humour around.
Both start with a lot of humor and cute girls making cute sounds (Mayushii's "tuturu" vs Rika's "nipah") until bad things start to happen, very bad things. Both anime are essentially about going back in time, trying to prevent this from happening; thus you will see this bad thing happening over and over again in a different way.
Warning: Higurashi is much more disturbing and gory.
Looking for an anime to blow your mind away? With these two you really can't go wrong. Whether you're looking for an interesting story about time travel that turns darker towards the end (Stein's Gate), or you want to indulge yourself in horror and sadistic torture (Higurashi) that makes you want to keep your eyes open at night, you don't have to look any further. These anime are strong from start to finish and once you find out what's really going on, you'll be intrigued by how well both are put together.
Both are based off of visual novels and repetition is central to the advancement and understanding of the plot of the show.
Both have intense realization through the idea of world lines/time travel.
Although Steins Gate is more viewer friendly, Higurashi offers just as good, if not better thrilling experiences.
They use the same "concept" in their twists. Both thrillers will draw you in as you progress through the plot.
Both have mysterious feel. And there is a similar point that both animes share.
Both anime have time travel theme, but one is time traveling to correct/bring back to original what shouldn't have been done while another time traveling which leads to the current state. Which is which is for you to find out.
The both tackle with time travels and their logic.
Both have a cast of strong leads(although Steins;gate gets the edge in character interaction), are thought-provoking with a very intricate and well-thought out plot, in the middle of which the lives of certain characters are ended, serving as a driving force for others, an overreaching power as a villain which the cast does not know about immediately and oh, both involve time as an important part of the plot. Also, The two have certain plot holes too you will have to overlook but if you can ignore the ones in Steins;gate, you won't mind the ones in ZnT, and vice versa.
This one of my favourites animes.
The history it's very, very, very, good, amazing, it has got a lot of intrigue (well, I think that, it's my opinion) and a little of comedy, but mainly, is serious and well, I really recommend it a lot. It has got an OVA and a movie. The visual novel is very good too.
Not many seem to relate these two, but I think besides Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica, "Zetsuen no Tempest" is very similar to Steins;Gate because both portray a Well-Devised Plot and Sense of Complication. No further spoilers. Watch to find out! It's worth it! :P
Both seem nice and sweet, but then change into a dark, serious, and mysterious show.
Its about changing time/fate to save some one soo dear even if it means sacrificing oneself. So many twist keeps u on the edge of your sit every episode and story lines changes so you dont even know whats going one even when you thought you just had, it.
Both Amazing animes.
The Anime deal with other world lines and the story lines both make the viewer guess what is going to be happening next.
Mawaru Penguindrum is more of an acquired taste than Steins Gate and it won't appeal to everyone, but both deal with themes about:
- Love (Family, Friendship, Romantic and even obsessions), and the lengths people would be willing to go for a loved one
- Fate and changing fate
- Grief, death and self-sacrifice.
Both start out quite light-hearted and then all of a sudden become serious, both have a good drama element which will leave you wanting to watch more and both have twists in the plot that keep you interested until the end.
my recommendation is not like "oh the main character of this anime has a blue hair and in this anime, the main character also has a blue hair". My recommendation is more deeper than this. In this anime the brothers were using the power to change time and people's destinies to fulfill their selfish needs and just like this anime, In Stains;Gate, the main character also uses the power to change time and people's destinies to fulfill his selfish needs whether it's good or bad. If you liked the Mystery side of this anime than stains;gate is not really for you, but if you liked how science was used and how dark the anime was or how the brothers were trying to save their sister than this anime Stains;Gate is definitly for you! because guess what? the main character of Stains;Gate is ALSO trying to save two ppl that he loves so...watch this to see HIS version of trying to save someone using time :D
The essential 'flavour' of both anime is similar. They are both a confused and uncertain search for answers and exploration into the less well-understood. The manner of plot revelation is also similar, considering their timing and intensity.
The main difference between them is that Mawaru Penguindrum is a more abstract, idealistic take on the above.
similarities in both anime:
-have many plot twists.
-the theme is rather dark.
-since there are many mysteries in both anime, I think the audiences need high concentration while watching those.
Those two may have completely different plots, but if you take a close look, they are very similar. Both of them contain some romance. They also have features from a fantasy world and are psychological as well. Nevertheless, those two anime are amazing and worth watching for everyone.
Both series superficially focus on conspiracies involving shadowy organisations and mobile phones, but are actually most memorable for their eccentric and charming protagonists, excellent humour, entertaining central romances, a strong sense of interaction between the cast and fat shut-in hackers.
Conspiracies, neets, hikikomoris and interesting dialogs. Watch both of them !
Steins;Gate is a soft science fiction story about an ensemble cast who's recently discovered a wonderful invention, leading to trouble both with their own use of the device, and trouble with an intervening government body.
Both shows feature a similar group of characters and the viewer is slowly threaded along the plot until everything is revealed in the very end, and the basic premises are very alike. Both series implore the same sort of attention from the viewer, and are very alike thematically. They are also alike due to their lack of action scenes and the subtle/nuanced romance being slowly developed throughout the course of the show.
Both involve phones that are used to change the world and are mysteries and have romantic elements
Both of these series contain a great sense of mystery and suspense that leaves you constantly wanting to see more, while also having nice touches of romance along the way.
The story follows a similar group of characters, whose actions get the attention of a mysterious and shadowy organization. Although the plot is different (Eden of the East is not about time travelling), both animes have eccentric main characters, good humor, a subtle and nicely paced romance, hackers, neets and the same feeling of suspense and mystery. Also, both animes are obsessed with cellphones.
- Non-linier narrative
- Butterfly effect
- Time leap (S;G) Time Loop (YST)
I'm amazed that no-one has yet made any recs for these two. They are really similar in many ways.
-Both handles the concept between present and future (time lines). While S;G has reading steiner Tatami Galaxy has "Tatami room."
-Okabe is crazy dude trying to travel in time while Tatami Galaxy's nameless protagonist is wondering what to do with his life after graduating. It may not sound so similar but when you watch how the story improves you will realize how and how much. Can't really say cause would be spoiler but e.g. the choices and mistakes protagonist do.
-Both have character development which could be said to be on whole new level.
-There is also amazing comedy side on both of these.
The Tatami Galaxy's story develops in the way that you'll realize how brilliant the story actually is after watching more episodes, so if you start to watch it then you shouldn't drop it.
Both use the concept of different possibilities or realities really well.
Steins;Gate is a bit more straightforward sci-fi.
The Tatami Galaxy is more surreal. And strange.
There are multiple time lines, and the main character is currently in the wrong attractor field (where the bad ending always happens) and trying to get to the right one (where he is happy). Also, the main character of Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei sort-of gets Reading Steiner.
both are really well made, both deal with the butterfly effect and parallel worlds
Psychological dramas made up of comedy and a compelling storyline about time travel. Both utilize the time loop trope, contain similar themes, and will make you say "Please" as you uncover their plot twists.
Durarara!! and Steins;Gate share quite a few interesting themes:
* Both start off with a slow paced "slice of life" ambience that, very subtly, foreshadows the following...
* ...Jump into a neatly intertwined plot.
* Insane characters;
* Norse Mythology references;
* A sprinkle of metaphysics: Time Travel (in Steins;Gate) and Norse Myth Fairies (in Durarara!!).
If you liked any of these aspects in one series, you'll most likely also enjoy the other.
Also, there's the "same voice actor" bonus: Mamoru Miyano and Hana Kanazawa.
same feel - same atmosphere - common voice actors
if you enjoyed one you will probably like the other
Well, at first glance, you don't see much similarity between these two as both series starts out with an almost slice-of-life like scenario. However...
- Both later gets into complex plots
- Both have suspense and thriller like scenarios
- Both have comedy and drama
- Both have darker tone of the story as the episodes progresses
All in all, you will enjoy both of these series. At least, I hope.
They both have the same investigative type feel dealing with fictional topics like time travel or mystical creatures. If you liked one you'll probably like the other
Both shows start off very slow paced, but eventually builds up to an intense plot. Although the plot is completely different, they both gave off a similar vibe. There is a lot of suspense and unexpected plot turns.
-Both animes makes use of non-linear storytelling
-Good Plot twists
Steins;Gate are similar in the way that they both require critical thinking and your absolute attention for a clear understanding of what is really going on. Both these anime"s are dark, though Steins;Gate starts of with a lot of humour.Also, the voice actor of the main characters are indeed the same.
Death Note and Steins Gate are very close in nature, you got the whacked out kind of genius in both series, and both main characters love playing with fire (figuratively speaking). If you're looking for an anime that has psychological thrills and don't feel like watching all of code geass these are some good options.
I am a big fan of animes that require intelligent thinking, whilst the plots are not even similar, they both have a large sense of mystery as well as the ability to engage your mind! Both insanely brilliant animes that you're missing out on if you haven't watched them! Highly recommend on both sides.
Both shows have characters of great intelligence. Both have characters that mess the laws of nature. DN with a god and this Steins;gate with a time machine. Finally, both shows aren't very gory. They show blood on occasion, however it isn't everywhere and their deaths aren't shown. In my own opinion, they are very interesting shows. Each have unique characters that makes the shows what they are, and I enjoyed them.
Both series share a unique kind of way of looking at things.
Both have the same sort of drama and similar feel at some point
Both are very deep and sad.
Both have incredibly well-developed characters, and deal with parallel dimensions.
NOTE: Watch Clannad before watching After Story
Those two anime are different in context but both are somewhat moving love stories with a sense of fatality in relation to space and time. Nagisa is comparable to Mayuri. Tsundere characters are involved in both. Okabe and Tomoya, main protagonists in their series, will both eventually be affected by depression. I'd tell more if it was not for spoiling the story, but those are indeed similar.
These animes give a strong feeling of love between two people, as well as the love in a friendship. So strong in fact that this love makes the characters overcome obstacles with it. At the end I guess they are just both very moving.
both are Sci-Fi and mystery.
both have something to do with gadgets like television in persona 4 and in moblie phone Steins;Gate .
both are based on games.
both have a girl partner besides them.
both have mysterious or dark atmosphere.
both have same feelings and excitement while watching.
Both series are based off games that imo, are performed quite well.
In both anime(s), there is sci-fi elements containing themes of comedy, drama, and thriller. Of course, the plot deepens as the episodes progresses.
The characters also distinct themselves by having certain phsyical apperances such as the exclusive lab codes in Steins;Gate and the trademark glasses in Persona Four. Both of these series are great for some sci-fi fun of 2011.
Both series are highly addictive and the plots are awesome.
they both have sci-fi and mystery
both are based on games
both have dark atmosphere and is fun to watch :D
This movie deals intricately with witty character interaction, good character development, and extremely similar elements of time-travel. The animation and art are both great, and the music will really pull you into the show. There are tense moments that will keep you on the edge of your seat, and there will be light-hearted moments where you can laugh. Either way, if you watch either, be prepared for one heck of a ride!
Important note:The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya is only a movie you can only fully appreciate if you have watched the previous two seasons adapted before it.
Both of these series start of quite light and humorous, before the real plot takes place. in both stories the protagonist has to use time travel to change the world to the way it originally was. Going through a lot of mental strain and hardships.
Both Anime deals with time-travel, and the MC time-travel many times just so he can fix/save the world/time he came from, both anime starts off normally but it turns NUTS really quick and there's a lot of twist along the way, both series have amazing soundtrack & character art.......
Over all both anime is one of the best anime I ever watched
The plot lines are extremely similar because they follow a lone protagonist struggling through alternate or distorted timelines. Both shows do a great job of portraying the main character's thoughts feelings as they experience this dilemma. Both are brilliant pieces of work and should be watched not only be fans of Steins Gate and Haruhi Suzumiya, but by any fan of anime in general.
There are so many similarities between these two shows even though the plots/stories are incredibly different. first of all, both series are very dark and involve a lot of action. the main characters in both series are incredibly alluring and the female supporting cast is epic as well. mayushii and yin are both mysterious heroines whose roles and relations to the male protagonist remain a mystery throughout the series. most of all both shows own SUSPENSE!!! great thrillers that are both a MUST WATCH!
1. Young male lead character struggling with his decisions
2. Ends right where it begins
3. Same number of episodes
While neither are harem lots of girls fall for the main guy. And both protagonists are badass but Okabe is better than Hei.
where as Steins;Gate is mostly a mystery anime, and not high pased. Darker than Black have the same mystery element, but with cool fights and high pase.
if you like the one, you'll most likely like the other.
If you wanted to sound smart you can always take the line from these shows and try saying it wearing a lab coat.
It has a time travel pseudo-science feel and is a sorta slice of life anime with a plot if that makes sense. The jokes are similar and ITS GOT A REDHEAD IN IT!
Both revolve around time travel. Haruhi Suzumiya to a lesser extent to Steins;Gate but it's still there. In Steins;Gate, it's like changing the past to change the future but in Haruhi Suzumiya it's more of making sure the past will lead to the future they came from. Steins;Gate is better because it explains it a lot more.
As I make this recommendation, I am referring to each series as a whole. Both animes have an interesting and complex plot. Both are science fiction, and involve time travel as a major part of the plot.
This recomendation is made specifically for those looking for any and every Anime dealing with time travel. I prefer Seikimatsu, but each series has its own charm and own take on the whole matter. One is also more supernatural then the other, where as the one that is less simply deals with time travel. The characters I think are the best part of poth, as they have characters who are quite gripping.
Both of them has to do with time travel.Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin have failed to meet my expectations while Steins;Gate suceeded in meeting my expectations.
Both series revolve round a guy who has to time travel and ends up saving the world. While the lead male in SOA is a bit of a whimp, the male lead in Steins gate is a real freak who deliberately calls himself a mad scientist and tries to act according to fit the image of it. Though the male leads differ from eachother, they are both strongly connected to the female main character wich are both a bit of the tsundere types.
SOG has a lot more supernatural in it, while Steins gate is scifi. Both series have a lot of comedy, though Steins gate turns a whole lot more serious and dark half through. I absolutely enjoyed both series and think others will too.
Partly recommending for time travel but also because there's some funny dialogue going on between the strange cast of characters.
Parallel worlds, mystery,... very similar, if you like amnesia you'll like steins gate too. XD
Both are about time travel, though the principle through which they occur are slightly different.
Also, when the time travel happens, events become slightly different. The protagonist and one other person also retains their memories from the previous times they "travelled" back. In steins;gate, this is shown in the World-line shifts when d-mails are sent. (not when okabe actually travels back further in time), and in Amnesia, it just happens when the main character is in some sort of danger.
Though, Steins;Gate is more content-driven than Amnesia.
If you like stories where people move to different worlds and travel through time over and over again to save a dear friend, where the plot takes unexpected twists and turns, then Steins;Gate and Amnesia are exactly what you're looking for.
*side note Steins;Gate is the more mature and plot-driven one out of the two.
While the series themselves are not that similar, the protagonists in both "deceived" the world. Not to mention they both have amazing evil laughs!
Both are very exciting anime, with lots of plot-twists, well-made and rich stories, great voice acting and lots of thrills.
In Steins;Gate you get to see time-travel and all its effects on the human mind and its possibilities.
While in Code Geass you see the ambition of a young man who gets the power to command anyone to do anything and manages to create an uprising against an empire (Britannia).
Although Code Geass picks up immediately and it's engaging from the start, Steins; Gate manages to chill the viewer as you advance to the ending. Some are relatively unaffected by the plot behind Steins Gate due to the resentment caused by some of the "theories", which are held to be true in the anime + they also abhor simplicity of the plot for those who are connoisseurs in the effects of altering not only the past but the future. Nevertheless, I would think that many would enjoy how intricate the plot is - relative to most anime. I especially enjoyed steins; gate due to its incorporation of the principle of how space-time is primarily affected by what you think, perhaps even an apparition. The level at which the anime operates is similar to how Lelouch operates in its plots, albeit on a more profound level. In no way am I saying that I honestly know what I'm talking about, but this is my first review, and I just wanted people who haven't started steins;gate yet to realize why it's regarded as such a good anime.
Both has the same Visual Novel Company and it makes Science Fiction very realistic. A little bit fun in the first, but it will be getting very serious about the story and it can make you believe what will happen in the future.
both animes give you a sort of "ah ha!" feeling at points as you figure out what is going on in the plot. also both of these are based on visual novels made by 5pb and nitroplus.
on top of they they both give off a feeling of friends coming together to work on something
They both have a similar plotline with both hidden conspiracies and sci-fi elements. plus it's the third of a series of sci-fi games created by 5pb/nitro+ which also includes Steins;gate.
The settings are definitly different and at a first glance it may not seem that they are similar. They are both humouristic and have a nice feeling to them, but in both shows there are some events that puts the main characters on the edge and the story becomes a bit more complicated and darker. There are supernatural elements but both shows focus on the relationships between the characters and how they develop and deepens through out.
They're different, but the feeling you have after a certain awesomesadfunnycrazy moment in either one of them, now THAT is very much alike. Actually these series will flood you with so many different feelings that you'll find yourself confused at times.. BUT there is one feeling that I remembered experiencing a lot while watching these two, and that is . BUT again, it was worth it.
A group of friends, consisting primarily of 2 guys and multiple girls, deal with strange phenomena. In Kokoro Connect it's supernatural effects that start with personality-swapping. In Steins;Gate it's standard science fiction fare with teleportation/time travel.
Both are darker and more serious than they first seem.
Both are more character-driven than plot-driven.
Both are excellent anime that put their own spin on their respective genres (slice-of-life, science fiction).
Serious time travel plot which main character tried to save the one he love and both come from the same style of Visual Novel
I'ts also about time travel and paradoxes. Watching it immidiately made me think of steins gate.
Steins;Gate contains ideas and characters similar to Ushinawareta Mirai wo Motomete.
Character-wise, both shows maintain similar casts. Besides the main character, there's the male, slightly weird best friend, the childhood friend that the MC wants to protect/save, the tsundere that's in love with the MC, and a time traveller desperately trying to alter the future.
With regards to plot, both deal with Time Travel.
I would recommend Steins;Gate to anyone who enjoyed Ushinawareta Mirai wo Motomete, but Steins;Gate is infinitely better, and would likely leave a watcher going the other way unsatisfied.
Playing in a cat-and-mouse game, Steins;Gate and Zankyou no Terror (Terror in Tokyo) crafts thriller from the essence of its story. The main characters are intelligent but faces against dangerous adversaries. Throughout both series, there are mysteries unraveled and plot twists that unfold. Tragedy ensures at some turn points as well when we learn more about the the motives of the characters and story. I recommend both series if you are interested in a thriller story with intellect.
Both psychological, awesome art, and calm. they're just like each other, i don't know how to talk xD
The grafics of both animes look the same, even the intros realy look alike. In both animes the main characters work hidden for authorities to achieve their purposes.
Both give you the same calmness vibes and then they make something that will make your heart beat. Must watch series to everybody.
Both anime are dark/realistc style, with good characters and some mistery.
one is about time machine and the other about the mafia above the security system.
The worlds of Psycho-Pass and Steins;Gate are both science fiction worlds which each seems relatively realistic. They are also more serious with little or no comedy and have very good character development
- Realistic(ish) sci-fi themes
- Main characters are older than high school teens (finally)
- Have both a female and male leading character
- both a must watch for any anime/sci-fi lover!
Let's play the both game! Both:
Are based on video novel games
Are in the top 5 rated shows on the site (I'm talking about after story but that's Clannad to)
Are psuedo harems where the winner is pretty much clear from the beginning
Feature some altered timeline mumbo jumbo (Although in very different ways)
Have a slow start but likeable characters that suck you in
The difference starts to become clear after you've gotten to know the characters, these are very different series in almost every way. The main difference is that while Steins;Gate makes you feel miserable and very good and everything inbetween it does more of making you feel good and being funny than it does making you feel miserable. Clannad is basically that but inverted, most people cry when they watch Clannad but that same group of people would think of Steins;Gate as a sort of action film (you feel like everything will work out). That does not detract from the fact that both series are excellent in their own way and definitely a must watch for a true anime fan.
Though the differences may seem small at first, there is a similar atmosphere about them. Steins;Gate is essentially a slice of life anime in the disguise of a science fiction thriller. There are multiple episodes that, from the eyes of an outside viewer, would seem like filler added to pad out the plot; however, it becomes clear to one who is watching how necessary each episode is to tie the plot together. Multiple episodes towards the end of the series feel like they were yanked out of the end of a Clannad arc. Likewise, each miniature arc in Clannad is needed to reach the end. Steins;Gate essentially attempts to bridge slice of life with science fiction, while focusing on the sci-fi. Clannad works similarly but instead focuses on the slice of life, where the supernatural elements only come together at the very end.
Ultimately, though, the main similarities are the boundless, witty humor driven by each series' respective loveable male protagonist, his interactions with the people around him, how it is contrasted with a deeply moving drama, and the inevitable romance that sprouts from it.
They both have a mysterious feel to it, with a dark atmosphere and based around supernatural events.
This might seem like a weird recommendation but both these series have the sort of story where the protagonist stumbles onward trying different things only to realize the error of his ways and the way the world works way later in the series leading to an epic finale.
These two series don't feel the same but I can't help but think that if you like one you'll like the other. The pacing is similar in that it is slow at first but picks up speed constantly untill you're glued to the screen. There are even similar elements relating to memory (where one character has memories of something the others do not and is therefor isolated). The protagonists of both shows must face an overwhelming power on their own and while they have support from their friends it is not applicable to their situation some of the time.
There are some people who might be bothered by how relaxed the creators of these shows are about gender roles or whatever. In Steins;Gate there is the trappiest of traps and in Shinsekai Yori there is a boy on boy kiss - something which has horrified the communtiy to no end. If this somehow disturbs you too much to be able to enjoy good anime then I recommend Mars of Destruction.
Both dealing with unnatural phenomenons and surrounded in mystery. The emotional leaps and ecchi that were in Steins;Gate are not present in Another, but I would say you should at least give it a shot. I enjoyed it.
These two series gave me the same feelings, especially with the dark atmosphere and major surprising elements. If you have watched one, give the other a shot and you'll probably like the other.
Both are really boring in the first part, but get more and more exciting afterwards. Both are really dark as well.
Both animes are hard to follow,in which Steins;Gate exceeds with its amazing story.Although Chaos;Head "talks" about murders the design of its story is really similar to Stein;Gate but the way how its presented(in my opinion) is kinda stupid.
When talking about MCs,they are delusioned in their believes but also really inteligent when it comes to solving the mysteries.
Both Kuroshitsuji and Steins;Gate have there serious points and their not so serious points and have a bit of violence with something to do with a period in time Kuroshitsuji taking in place in the past and Steins;Gate getting involved with both past and future
The stories of Kuroshitsuji and Steins; Gate have nothing in common, but the way there stories are executed are similar. They are both on the darker side and have unique and interesting characters also the plots of both of the stories are intriguing and keep you wanting to know more. Over all they are both good anime that have a sci-fi/ fantasy bent to them.
While Baccano is not about time travel, I feel that people who enjoy Steins;gate should try out Baccano. It is bloodier than Steins;gate, but full of mystery and you get the thrill of understanding more and more each episode. Once you finish the series, you will want to rewatch it to understand it better just like Steins;gate.
both are pretty confusing at the start but makes more sense as u watch it.
both have supernatural theme
Both have a dark, mysterious thriller theme. In Denpa teki na kanojo, the main character and some other people searches for the killer. In Steins;Gate, a group of scientists researches about well... steins;Gate. Therefore, both of them includes some form of investigating. There are also no fantasy, magic, supernatural whatsoever elements in either of them too.
Both have plots involving gadgets like television and mobile phones and are adapted from a video game. Moreover, each series' MC has a girl partner beside them (and the latest one for P4G, Marie). Plus they're both of the mystery genre.
And last but not least...
...both have the same excitement and worth to watch!!
1) Both anime focus on trying to avoid death and being captured, although Steins;Gate executes this differently.
2) Both involve a relationship between tsundere female and male characters.
It's absolutely obvious that Popotan is not even close as good as Steins;Gate , but if you like the idea of time travel and want to see the effects of it in a decent story about 3 girls, then Popotan is actually a fair choice to watch.
Future gadgets lab - check
Time Travel Cellphones - check
Unintended Consequences - check
The main difference is that one has cellphones that email to the past and the other has cellphones that call to the future.
Both animes have a great amount of psychological thriller, both keep you guessing, both have intellectual methods to counter problems.
If you enjoyed Steins Gate intense twists and suspense, then I assure you Kaiji delievers a lot better.
However if you would like to add some comedy + romance in, Steins Gate is the one.
Similar feel, melancholic, character focused. It's science fiction, action and some suspense but all that takes a back seat to the characters' dynamic - again very similar in terms of feel - a combination of scifi and slice of life.
Shifting realities, trying to save someone you care about . . . Interlude is a 3 ep ova. Too bad because it could have been something quite good given time to evolve. As roriconfan said in his review of Interlude, it was original in its day but has been eclipsed by better titles. Still, if you are hungry for this type of theme, it is an o.k. watch.
I know this may seem like a bit of an odd recommendation, but I do genuinely think that these shows share a lot in common.
For one, although the humour in Steins; Gate only really lasts for the first few episodes before only appearing in rare cases it's very similar to the sort of humour in Gintama in that the characters are weird and quirky and have really amusing interactions with each other. So whenever there were humorous episodes/moments of Steins; Gate I was reminded of Gintama.
Another way in which these shows are similar is that both of them are really funny when they're supposed to be yet seriously epic and tense and amazing when the serious parts come in. In other words, they both convey two completely contrasting vibes within the same series but pull them both off brilliantly.
Generally, they're both just really great shows that're worth watching. :)
Two quality sci-fi anime. Whereas Steins;Gate tackles the concept of time-travel, GitS 2: Innocence questions the ethics of making cyborgs/robots, and reveals the vulnerability of AI to hacking and viruses. While SG's plot is slightly stronger, GitS 2: Innocence makes for a more compact viewing, and the graphics are stunning for a 2004 anime. Since GitS 2 is reminiscent of a good old cop story, be prepared for some gunfights and explosions!
Both have extremely deep and interesting characters with many sides to their personalities. Both have elements of the unreal while keeping true to a very realistic setting. Both have great endings. Both are instant classics to viewers who are somewhat experienced in watching anime.
Both animes have a great amount of psychological thriller, both keep you guessing, both have intellectual methods to counter problems.
If you enjoyed Steins Gate intense twists and suspense, then I assure you Kaiji delievers a lot better.
However if you would like to add some comedy + romance in, Steins Gate is the one.
Both are harem-based stories and the EDs for School Days are done by Haruko Momoi (who voiced Feiris in Steins;Gate) and Kanko Ito (who sings the OP for Steins;Gate)
Both anime rotates on a group of odd friends that seems to have a common goal. A Lot of Angst will be shown. prepare yourself if you want to watch both for they are not really the happy type of anime one usually see.
Both shows involve supernatural elements and as the plot progresses the audience finds themselves growing more and more fond of the characters as they are further developed. They both have extremely hard-hitting emotional moments involving these characters, and they both have very satisfying plots. In addition, both of these shows are masterpieces in my book. Definitely watch one if you have seen and enjoyed the other!