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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As others have said, it's spoilerish to say why but both are similar in that they seem lighthearted at first, but then WHAM; something happens and changes everything.
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 anime focus around different time theories out there. They also have interesting characters.
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.
It'd be a spoiler telling you what's similar between these 2 anime, but they're both very good thriller anime. They're incredibly suspenseful anime that will keep you on the edge of your seat all the time.
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.
Even if series look very different at first glance, believe me when I say that they have a similar theme going on later on.
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.
It'd be spoilers to explain it...but both have a rather dark "Well...I didn't see that one coming" moment, followed by many more such moments.
Well, I don't want to spoil people who want to see this shows, so I'll just say that they share a lot, and both are masterpieces.
Both are some amazing anime.
Both have a character running around in a circle.
The authors seem to love giving despair to the cast.
The real similarities are in the spoilers.
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.
It would be too spoilery if I explained how. They are just similar. Dark, twists, awesome.
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.
Dark Plot, Time Travel. Going on would be a spoiler, just see for yourself.
Looks fun until shits goes down and everything changes.
It's kinda spoilerish to say precisely what makes those anime similar to each other, but i can say that both are Masterpieces and both do not really are what they look like.
Both dark themes.
Both have WTF moments.
It would be a spoiler to say how they are similar like others have said, just watch and you wont be disappointed.
Can't really say why these are similar without revealing some major spoilers...but if you enjoyed the later episodes of Madoka, you'll probably like Steins;Gate. If you enjoyed Steins;Gate, you'll probably like Madoka because of its later episodes.
Wel, without any spoiler,l they both have similar concepts :D
Both are light hearted at first but grow into dark, brilliant stories
It's all fun and games until...
Both series have very very strong characters and good writing, the characters' struggles are very comparable
Also both involve time traveling.
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.
All i can say without any spoilers is both show might start off slow and boring but it gets amazingly amazing later on.......
The stories aren't very similar, but both shows involve the characters desperately trying to save the people they love.
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 have unique drawing and story also both of them show you the brutality of fate and you feel sorry for the characters who try hard really hard to change that fate
Steins;Gate and Madoka★Magica both have a major plot twist were they go from casual mode to "wtf i did not see that coming" mode.
Both are great animes that are definitely worth watching if you ask me.
Both are great mind fucks if you choose to hang around for about 2-3 episodes. They will NOT disappoint you in any way shape or form.
Both have a epic story build up that you will remember and want to spread to all of your friends for a very long time.
Similar story arc and plot points. starts out slow and not great and then builds on itself and gets fantastic.
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. But gradually are shown deeper and darker layers of tragic story about desperate fight to change seemingly inevitable fate of heroines, who too late learn that every power has its price and sometimes brings great responsibility.
Dont be deceived by opening and first episodes!
PMMM is 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".
As a matter of fact, concept of both anime is the same, but in PMMM its revealed very late.
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.
Both shows a great drama-thriller series, and an aim to change their fate
Both series include drama because of same sort of tragedies. Also they both have same type of storyline with nearly same outcomes.
If you enjoyed the mystery and thought put into Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica, Steins;Gate is a very similar anime in that regard and is very smart at what it does- especially in the second half of the series.
The Anime work with similar theories. They have an interesting cast of characters and the overall story line is dark.
Mirai Nikki and Steins;Gate both involve the use of cellphones that hold the ability/power to change the future. Both are good thriller and suspense series.
A male teen boy who, threw the use of a moblie phone, can change the course of destiny. His love interest is heavily involved within the plot as a fellow lead and there's a strong element of 'God mode'.
Both deal with time and future. Same character scheme Okabe X Kurisu / Yukki X Yunno
Both shows involve using a cellphone to change the outcome of the future.
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.
time predicting, fighting with destiny and somekind of odd love. MIRAI is more HARDCORE ONE, keep it in mind.
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.
Each anime has the aspect of a cell phone that has the ability to change the future
Both are thriller animes, and both use cellphones in someway to change the future.
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 series have the idea of a cellphone/object that can alter time.
If you loved Steins;Gate, you will definitely love Mirai Nikki (Future Diary)! These series are very similar to each other. How they try and fight their locked fates. With fate as their opponent, they need to change what they can do. The anime of Mirai Nikki has just started, and I recommend this to all Steins;Gate fans out there!
similarities between the two
-the future is an important part of the story
-love story between the main characters
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.
Sending message to the future & past
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 anime have time travel themes.
• Both anime have unexpected plot / twists.
One Story is about time Travel the other about reading the future and serious Brainfuck in both
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.
Cell phones are highly involved in both S;G and MN and hold the power to manipulate the future and so both deal with fighting fate or destiny depending on your actions. There's one big similar point to the two animes but telling it kind of spoils MN. Both deal with fighting fate and conspiracy and using people to achieve the goal.
Both are moving psycho thrillers with a love story but MN is more violent and perverted (blood, boobs, blood, boobs, and so on) and the yandere character's actions can make you drop it. On the other hand, the number of episodes taken to introduce you to S;G also may make one drop it if one is not interested in the context. ^^
Has the sense of mindf*ck and are both very enjoyable series to watch.
If you like anime with good stories with changing futures and nice characters, than watch Steins;Gate and Mirai Nikki ^^^Love both
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 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 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.
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.
Time travels, drama and love story.
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.
The story are not totally alike but they have the same concept of time travelling.
Reworks ideology of time travel, people mess with it and gets screwed as a result.
Both deal with time travel and are quite emotional. Steins;Gate has a male lead and Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo has a female one. If you liked Steins;Gate, you'll like Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo, vice versa.
Both great Time travel stories with romance
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 are great sci-fi time treavel stories with a bit of comedy and romance. And Toki wo Kakeru Shojo is even referenced in Steins;Gate
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.
Both stories center around the consequences of time travel.
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.
Both are centered around the concept of time...and the consequences of fooling around with it.
Time travel, romance, living with your choices.
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 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 series dramatically change in tone as the season progresses. Both deal with time loops and trying to change fate.
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.
Bloodshed, parallel worlds, thriller, both are very interesting and worth watching
Both involve mysterious events that drive the main characters to attempt to change their fates.
I've found the same atmosphere in the second season of Higurashi as for Steins;Gate. The characters are fighting against their tragic destiny.
Both are at the same level in the way of mystery and in both the time it's relevant.
both have similar themes about trying to change the past to avoid death
I can't really fully say the reason why they are similar, as that would be a spoiler, but if you watch one I do recommend you watch the other one
Both anime deal with time loops and defeating fate.
Quite similar in terms of how the story/plot is showed and supernatural. The only difference I would say is Higurashi contains horror while steins gate doesnt
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 about revolving time to reach a better future
Both start off with a GREAT BANG that will keep you hooked the ENTIRE series.
Both have AWESOME characters you will LOVE.
If you enjoy a good mind scramble these anime will BLOW YOUR MIND
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.
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 deal with time travel, and a loop that seems impossible to break from
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
Has time travel in it.
Has psychological elements to solve the situations Kyon facing
In haruhi you need to watch both seasons in order to understand the movie storyline.
Both are great anime... though steins;gate is full anime series, but both tell you about to change something irregular. going back and forth through the time, with interesting story telling.
they are both the masterpieces
The 2 main characters in both anime experience the dreadfulness of experiencing time travel.
they both have time travelling and stuff also it has th ething were one character is the only one who knows nayhting about the past
The main protagonist gets into a parallel dimensions.
They are not satisfied from the place they get into and try to get back to their original dimension.
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.
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 :)
There are many things the shows have in common, especially the main characters who both chase an imagenary organisation. Steins;Gate is a bit darker and more serious than NHK.
Very similar characters and conspiracy madness.
Both entertaining and funny while still maintaining intelligence.
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..
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.
The main protagonists in NHK and in S;G both are what people would usually call weird and they both believe in a conspiracy theory against them. Pervertion is present in both animes although it's more in the dialogues in S;G.
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.
Okabe and Light are somewhat similar because they are both trying to change the world, although each of them has a different motive for doing it.
Death Note and Steins Gate are both dark, psychological shows that have lots of crazy twists that make them both so exciting!
(Also, both Okabe and Light are voiced by Miyano Mamoru)
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.
They are both great physiological thrillers
Both are thrillers with male leads voiced by Mamoru Miyano. Steins;Gate is imo better because it has more comedy in it.
Both animes have like a mind blowing feel to them but steins gate has a less evil main character and main plot feel while death note is kind of dark and like crazy.
Steins gate is crazy in a different way(more of a way where you have to think so much and makes you wanna go crazy. sorta)
The voice actor is the same for both protagonists of those two psycho thrillers, Mamoru Miyano, and both those try to change the world because the actual one is bad or is going to be. Both have to use their followers to achieve the goal. They're both intelligent and antisocial but Okabe Rintarou from S;G is funny while Light Yagami seems to do it willingly because he's bored of the world. Depression will eventually affect both.
Both are awesome psychological thrillers. Both includes greatly developed characters. Both includes some form of researching (Detective/Scientist)
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.
Dark psychological thrillers which keep you glued to the screen. Both contain complex characters with hints of insanity. Even if these characters aren't entirely realistic (as in the case of "Death Note") they are certainly interesting enough to watch. In addition to this, they have gripping plots with many twists and turns, which keep you glued to the screen (though "Steins;Gate" has a slightly slow start, it soon picks up the pace).
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 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.
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni aswell as the next seasons are also psycho thrillers like Steins;Gate with space and time taking a big part in it. Both deal with fighting fate or destiny, especially when starting the second season Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai, where you see a certain character going through a hell of a time and a friend (or friends) help him change the future despite not being the ones "fully" knowing the situation. Higurashi series is a very violent anime though, despite how innocent it looks at times. You might have to see the first season Higurashi no Naku Koro ni if you're interested in Kai.
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 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 brothesr were using the power to change time and people's destinies to furfill 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 furfill his selfish needs wether is 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.
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.
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 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
Is love stronger than time? Those two animes are different but both are somewhat moving love stories with a sense of fatality. Something can compare Nagisa and 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.
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 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.
If you wanted to sound smart you can always take the line from these shows and try saying it wearing a lab coat.
They are both supernatural and have a character in it that happens to get dragged into it mostly against their will, yet ends up connecting with the main character on a romantic level
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.
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 have slow-paced beginnings, but race to the finish, leaving the viewer breathless. They also have a mix of lighter, comedic routines and darker psychological aspects... with more of the latter and less of the former as the series progresses. The characters in both are lovable, if not entirely realistic, and easy to relate to. If you liked one, you shouldn't miss the other.
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!
I think that this anime has a quite similar plot to steins;gate
If you're an extreme otaku you should consider watching this :)
They are both masterpieces. They start out lighthearted, but things starts to change. The characters are great. There's also a teensy bit of well-done romance.
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.
Slow beginnings, but with a final sprint that leaves the viewer stunned. Both thrilling stories that make you desperate to see what happens next (when they start to get going, at least). There are supernatural elements, shocking scenes, and mysterious occurrences in both. Lastly, both are somewhat psychological and leave you with that delicious "Wait - that didn't just happen, did it?" feeling.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
In both series, Okabe and Kurou start out as complete losers but their life changes after meeting a tsundere, whom they grow, attached too. As events occur, both guys become obsessed with trying to beat the impossible odds, they face.
Demonbane is much more fantasy based, while Steins;Gate is more suspenseful and scientific. If you enjoyed Demonbane, you should watch Steins;gate and vice versa.
These two aren’t similar, more than that they are completely different. But the similarities are:
2)Main characters.( Yasaka Hajime=Okabe Rintarou and Makise Kurisu=Arashiyama Sayoko).
3)Lastly, both are quite good romance.
P.S. Steins;Gate is more serious than Natsu no Arashi!
If you liked Okarin's delusional mad-scientist rants in "Steins;Gate", you should check out Rikka's excessive chuunibyou fantasies in "Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!". Both anime have a balance of tragedy and comedy, though "Steins;Gate" has more of the former and "Chuunibyou" the latter.
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.
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.
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.
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. :)
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 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 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)
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 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.
It gives both a clever feeling... and when I watch these anime it let me stay up till morning just to finish this.. well both are good. and also these anime gives off a brainstorming ideas