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English: Steins;Gate
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Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2011 to Sep 14, 2011
Premiered: Spring 2011
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 02:05 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: White Fox
Source: Visual novel
Genres: DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi, SuspenseSuspense
Themes: PsychologicalPsychological, Time TravelTime Travel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 9.071 (scored by 14117591,411,759 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #32
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #14
Members: 2,586,658
Favorites: 190,413

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Eccentric scientist Rintarou Okabe has a never-ending thirst for scientific exploration. Together with his ditzy but well-meaning friend Mayuri Shiina and his roommate Itaru Hashida, Okabe founds the Future Gadget Laboratory in the hopes of creating technological innovations that baffle the human psyche. Despite claims of grandeur, the only notable "gadget" the trio have created is a microwave that has the mystifying power to turn bananas into green goo.

However, when Okabe attends a conference on time travel, he experiences a series of strange events that lead him to believe that there is more to the "Phone Microwave" gadget than meets the eye. Apparently able to send text messages into the past using the microwave, Okabe dabbles further with the "time machine," attracting the ire and attention of the mysterious organization SERN.

Due to the novel discovery, Okabe and his friends find themselves in an ever-present danger. As he works to mitigate the damage his invention has caused to the timeline, Okabe fights a battle to not only save his loved ones but also to preserve his degrading sanity.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Steins;Gate is based on 5pb. and Nitroplus' visual novel of the same title released in 2009. It serves as the second entry in the Science Adventure series.

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Opening Theme

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"Hacking to the Gate" by Kanako Itou

Ending Theme

1: "Toki Tsukasadoru Juuni no Meiyaku (刻司ル十二ノ盟約)" by Yui Sakakibara (eps 1-21)
2: "Fake Verthandi" by Takeshi Abo (eps 22)
3: "Sky Clad no Kansokusha (スカイクラッドの観測者)" by Kanako Itou (eps 23)
4: "Another Heaven" by Kanako Itou (eps 24)

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Jul 12, 2024
A Masterpiece of Science Fiction and Emotional Depth

"Steins;Gate" is a shining gem in the realm of anime, brilliantly blending science fiction, thriller, and emotional drama into an unforgettable experience. From its intricate plot to its well-developed characters, every aspect of this anime is crafted with meticulous detail and profound creativity.

The story revolves around Rintarou Okabe, a self-proclaimed mad scientist, and his group of friends who inadvertently discover time travel through a simple microwave. What starts as a playful experiment soon spirals into a complex web of conspiracies and alternate timelines, each with its own set of challenges and heart-wrenching consequences. The narrative is a rollercoaster ...
Jul 8, 2024
Mixed Feelings
I initially watched this due to the high rating. Quite a high expectation I set for this anime. As a result, the psychological aspect got to me so much I felt like my brain was malfunctioning like the loading screen that comes up every once in a while due to poor connection.

Since I watched this a long time ago, I will give this a short review. It was a hurdle. I only managed to climb over it due to perseverance. I found out after watching this anime that I am most certainly not a fan of psychological genres. They really hurt!! And time-travel? It only ...
Jan 1, 2024
The story is basic, the art style is the same as most anime but less saturated, the male characters are gross and annoying, nobody has goals that I can relate to, and it takes way too long for any simple story beat to happen

Apparently this review need more words, but I'm not a professional reviewer so I think that's stupid, and don't want to waste your time with a whole essay essentially saying "I didn't like it" so instead I'll recommend some time travel stories that are better. Futurama. It's funny. I don't know why they're rebooting it though, it's such an early 2000s show. ...

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