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Steins;Gate


Alternative Titles

English: Steins;Gate
Synonyms: シュタゲ
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: Wednesdays at 02:05 (JST)
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 336,597 users)
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Ranked: #32
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #8
Members: 577,827
Favorites: 60,114

Recommendations

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 
report Recommended by Akarioru
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. 
report Recommended by ringoo4
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.  
report Recommended by HikariKite
Time traveling. Changing the past has consequences on everything. Chaos theory. If this interests you, you'll love these animes. 
report Recommended by johnisnothisdate
Interesting plot that doesn't ever seem to let up!
Both are time travel series.
Both have the concept of going back in time to save someone.
Hilarious protagonists that are total air heads XD


The method of time travel is different.
Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu? is a fantasy while Steins;Gate which has a more realistic point of view.
 
report Recommended by mike52dl
Both have different worlds and the concept of time travel  
report Recommended by Dashiawia
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 
report Recommended by AironicallyHuman
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  read more 
report Recommended by Skaya
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. 
report Recommended by kokopuffs591
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. 
report Recommended by Enderesonix
Both animes are about the main characters trying to change the world through unnatural means (Death Note / time travel). The protagonists Light and Okabe are both geniuses, but while Light is a self-confident evil mastermind, Okabe is a good-hearted 'self-proclaimedly mad' scientist with a fair bunch of ridiculous inventions. Both have clever plotlines that will always keep you on attention and at the edge of your seat, wanting to learn more. 
report Recommended by ilmare
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. 
report Recommended by BeautifulViolet
Both have mysterious feel. And there is a similar point that both animes share. 
report Recommended by atobesama
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. 
report Recommended by ShadowOfThePast
Both have the same sort of drama and similar feel at some point 
report Recommended by Meau94
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  read more 
report Recommended by aleatorio
Time traveling, Cellphones, romance, and plotholes 
report Recommended by MagicFlier
Both ZnT and S;G shares the same fashion of thriller-inducing stories and mysteries. Both stories goes on like nothing is going to happen except for what is already happening (protagonists carrying out terrorism in ZnT/conducting time machine experiments in S;G) while leaving several hints and mysteries for the audience to figure out throughout the story. At some point, both stories has its own plot twist but still shares the same fashion: a conspiracy being responsible for the existence of the plot twist and mysteries that were left unanswered to this point.

Personally I'd recommend this if you enjoy some thriller with storyline that leaves  read more 
report Recommended by Frizz925
Serious time travel plot which main character tried to save the one he love and both come from the same style of Visual Novel 
report Recommended by SOS_Sama
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. 
report Recommended by TrOjAnHoRsE
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. 
report Recommended by JaeDough
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. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Both are really boring in the first part, but get more and more exciting afterwards. Both are really dark as well. 
report Recommended by Gladeo
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). 
report Recommended by alkimo
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. 
report Recommended by getkampredx
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  read more 
report Recommended by PawnDa
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. 
report Recommended by SheasonDuerulo
They both have a mysterious feel to it, with a dark atmosphere and based around supernatural events.
 
report Recommended by Vodkas
Parallel worlds, mystery,... very similar, if you like amnesia you'll like steins gate too. XD 
report Recommended by gapi200
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! 
report Recommended by aelove
Male protagonist who is fighting to save those he loves with the support of those around him. You have to watch the entire anime if you want to unravel the mysteries and get the entire story. These two animes have a lot in common, but I do not want to spoil anything. 
report Recommended by CoffeeBean
Both series are very computer oriented. They also explore the concept of time manipulation and time traveling. 
report Recommended by SailorKagome
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. 
report Recommended by Nay_Killer
If you wanted to sound smart you can always take the line from these shows and try saying it wearing a lab coat. 
report Recommended by lapisdragon
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 
report Recommended by lilkk4321
They both have two protagonists, a male and a female, who get closer and closer in their relationship as time goes on and the more time that they hang out with each other. Both Okabe and Mizugaki face problems when they realise they are going to lose companions they have worked with and gotten to know after spending time with them. Steins;Gate goes into more detail of this problem with a slower pace and how the main character overcomes it.  
report Recommended by fillyy
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. 
report Recommended by cipheron
Ookami to Koushinryou (Spice and Wolf) and Steins;Gate are similar in being both serious and humorous at times followed by the growing bond of relationships and the troubling events that follow. 
report Recommended by LovelyKatie-chan
Both Death Parade and Steins;Gate are filled with comedy and death. They both will keep you guessing and at the edge of your seat wondering what could happen next. 
report Recommended by LovelyKatie-chan
Both of those anime are partially about time travel and it's consequences. Both are rather grimdark and sad. Both are excellent. If you liked the time travel theme of Madoka Magica 2 then you will most certainly like Steins;Gate. 
report Recommended by NeutroNShivA
The male leads get themselves involved with matters they probably should have left alone, be it time travel or making wishes on cat god statues, and set off to undoing the damage that has been done by their actions. Both are assisted in their quest by a girl they meet by pure chance. 
report Recommended by AO968
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. 
report Recommended by SamuraiSnap
Shows that introduce you to the characters through comedy, then show you how they deal with drama and matters of life and death. 
report Recommended by BoyHime732
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. 
report Recommended by butterflystudios
Involve a repeat of time,somebody who remebers every timeline,and they are very good. 
report Recommended by brlyan
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.  
report Recommended by akira_kuruza
in steins gate, different world line is in the dream, and in black rock shooter the fighting is in the dream, realistic dream 
report Recommended by pakin
Similar to the Millefieore part of Katekyo Hitman Reborn (Time Traveling and different worlds) 
report Recommended by Shin1
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. 
report Recommended by Lovelle
Travelling back in time and altering world lines by means of a catalyst is the most patent building block of these two exciting series. In addition, both are taking place during summer recess, has funny moments but can take a serious turn abruptly. 
report Recommended by UNIC
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!! 
report Recommended by NajSuarez94
While the whole plot of Monogatari is not centered about it, both deal with time travel, paralel worlds and the consequnces of small changes which then affect the whole world. 
report Recommended by abystoma2
The two Animes starts with a humorous beginning where there are two male protagonists. The two protagonists are intellectual of their surroundings and will make the impossible into a possible situation. Although Steins;Gate was in more of a fantasy realm, and Grisaia no Kajitsu is more of a realistic realm, Steins;Gate is a very mysterious and mind-blowing Anime to watch. 
report Recommended by Mik33o
Althrough both made in different way, both are about parallel/virtual worlds. 
report Recommended by abystoma2
Both series revolve around the concept of time to fix things that were there from the start. Note that there is a dark tone within each messages unveiled from episode to episode that will shock you as if it was a rollercoaster. 
report Recommended by SlaughterDagger
They don't have a similar setting at all, but they share the same thriller feeling.
Both are heavily psychological and involve mysterious characters from different timelines. 
report Recommended by msfredb7
Both Steins;Gate and A Certain Scientific Railgun look at the scientific side of things. Steins;Gate is more so for science and inventing a new time machine, while Railgun is more into the science of trying to create more advanced beings and finding a faster way to level up. Believe me, they're really good anime. You'll fall in love with the characters and completely be drawn into the story. 
report Recommended by LittleAtisuto
Both shows are similar in that they have a lot of tension, mixed with occasional humor and romance; however, Steins;Gate is more focused on the science fiction aspect while Kyoukai no Kanata is more focused on the fantasy aspect. They both have more complex plots that unfold as the series goes on. 
report Recommended by TsuiTsui
In case you're a physics nerd then look no further. Or even if you're not and are just looking for something to exercise your brain cells with, then you should definitely give this series a try. Your hunger for science-related adventures will certainly be quenched in a visually and emotionally stunning way.

The show takes place in a what-if scenario in which astrophysics/the multiverse theory is a major influence in the story. Also, in both cases the consequences can often be lethal or at least extremely hazardous to the main cast. So prepare your napkins, because you're going on a feels trip - to  read more 
report Recommended by mimiiria
They are both sci-fi anime and considered among the best of the genre. Both are deep and are well-rounded (they have comedy, sad scenes, happy scenes, intense scenes, etc.). 
report Recommended by Jacob-Killmaki
Both of theses tell very unique stories. Once your about 6 episodes in its very hard to stop till the end cause you need the final answers to all your questions. Makes you sad when they end cause the story is over :( 
report Recommended by SleepySRH
The basic feel of the anime is similar in both. Both feature a group of friends, each with own drama and uniqueness, who are all in the same club/lab. The focus remains on actions of the characters instead of the situations they face. 
report Recommended by kpsc
both anime time travel and both anime have mad scientist Invents a time machine 
report Recommended by khayder66
The thriller and the suspense. You will not know what is going to happen at the end of the series until you watch the end of the series. The story and the characters are well developed that will make you think that you are in their world. The difference is that Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood has more action and fighting scenes. 
report Recommended by Duo02
Powerful organizations target the main characters. Conspiracies/terrible secrets are uncovered.

While Steins;Gate deals with time-travel theories, avoiding world domination, and preventing death (and a serious love story), Canaan explores a past involving human experimentation, rivalry, and loss. Both involve a character shouldering a burden while doing whatever they can to save a dear friend.

Canaan has a lot more intense fighting, but lacks a traditional love/relationship development. 
report Recommended by Corruptbomber
Both are thriller anime with a great deal of suspense and mystery.
Both are similar in that they handle a scientific air and a kind of group of laboratory.
Similar feel melancholic.  
report Recommended by akashimo
Both have people that are sent back to the past.
Zipang, they have a vast amount of knowledge to draw from that will help change a large war and subsequent events to come but try not to leave any significant impact on the timeline for fear of the butterfly effect and grandfather paradox.
Steins;Gate, they use time travel freely and consequently create many paradoxes in which they need to keep using a time machine to go to the past and close/fix the paradoxes. 
report Recommended by ADShieldWall
It involves; super-humans, ghosts, government conspiracies, Engrish speaking Americans, main character desperately trying to save his friends from a future where everyone dies and much more. Of, course if you watch the first couple episodes of punchline, you may have doubts as punchline is more Wacky with over-the-top humor but if you watch till the end you'll realize it was actually not what you would have expected and turns out to be different. 
report Recommended by U_V_
Great animes that deal with SCIENCE! Both main characters are named "Kyouma" and are a bit older than your average main anime character, what gives the story a different and refreshing feel. Also, they manage to step out of many character and storytelling cliches (especially Steins;Gate) and have amazing art and soundtrack. 
report Recommended by Z_Tetriminos
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. 
report Recommended by liddymae71
They both have a dark story involving time travels. 
report Recommended by raykable
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.  
report Recommended by Leinchetzu
Steins;Gate, like many other visual novels, follows the same basic story structure as Kanon. A happy comedic first half, a tragic second half, and then a happy ending. Kanon is a far superior anime though, and probably also visual novel, though i will admit to not having read the Steins;Gate VN. 
report Recommended by arilando
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. 
report Recommended by lisnoire
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. 
report Recommended by CEMPUNK
It's a surprise this isn't within the top recommendations. The art style is similar, creating an environment of surreal and realism at the same time. Main characters are similar, with both main lead male roles fighting desperately against fate for the person they care about. Menma= Mayuri
Daru= Hasida
Anju= Kurisu 
report Recommended by celephaise
They both feature plots revolving heavily around divergence theory, though in very different ways. 
report Recommended by NavyCherub
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  read more 
report Recommended by SaraSlurpsCoffee
First arc has a similar existential dilemma involving time paradoxes that is present later on in SG, although executed in a more comedic fashion, in contrast to SG's thriller. 
report Recommended by Seyfert
Steins Gate deals with time travel, while Saiyuki deals with demons trying to find out why demons are attacking. Both contain a great story and are worth a watch though. 
report Recommended by crazyisgood
Both share a main character blessed (or cursed) with a special power. Allowing them to change the world. Or try to... Awesome soundtrack, character development, an impossible romance, lots of plot twists, incredible seiyus (voiceovers). In the end you can't stop watching this after 4-5 episodes, you're hooked and need to finish it off =) 
report Recommended by Hyunckel
Both involve a person trying to do the impossible to save others. Both have incredible animation and storytelling. 
report Recommended by ninryu
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.  
report Recommended by InvisibleMelody
Psychological thriller with lots of romance. More intense and tragic than Steins Gate, but definitely has a similar romantic and dark vibes as Steins Gate. 
report Recommended by st-clouds
The animation is very similar.
The main characters of each show are similar as they both start to lose their humanity.
Both shows have great music and stories.
Both shows are fighting against something bigger then themselves.
both make you take a trip on a feels train... /人 ◕ ‿‿ ◕ 人\ 
report Recommended by Russell7x7
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. 
report Recommended by CEMPUNK
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! 
report Recommended by Deagle_zero
similiar animation style, mystery and thriller and various well done characters. 
report Recommended by Zockte
Both are stories dealing with changes in time flow and main characters who notice the changes and their [mostly negative] effects.

C has more of an internal, personal conflict, while Steins;Gate's conflict is more external. 
report Recommended by jigglyppuff8
Both are mind blowers,if you want to change your perception of the world watch steins gate. 
report Recommended by animescavenger
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. 
report Recommended by st-clouds
Both anime have this parallel world universe that makes the MC decide on his path. 
report Recommended by YukiNatsu
Steins;Gate has both sad and funny parts, just like Oda Nobuna no Yabou. Romance is also a huge part of the anime; without the romance, both anime will not have an interesting plot. 
report Recommended by Kaxospere