Steins;Gate: Kyoukaimenjou no Missing Link - Divide By Zero

Steins;Gate: Open the Missing Link - Divide By Zero

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Synonyms: Steins Gate: Episode 23 (β), Open the Missing Link
Japanese: シュタインズ・ゲート境界面上のミッシングリンク-Divide By Zero-
English: Steins;Gate: Open the Missing Link - Divide By Zero
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Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 3, 2015
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: White Fox
Source: Visual novel
Genres: Sci-FiSci-Fi, SuspenseSuspense
Theme: Time TravelTime Travel
Duration: 24 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.261 (scored by 147286147,286 users)
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Ranked: #3052
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Popularity: #928
Members: 263,548
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Having reached his emotional breaking point, Rintarou Okabe refuses to continue aiding time traveler Suzuha Amane in her mission to prevent World War III, believing any further efforts to save Makise Kurisu will be in vain. Shortly after, Okabe abandons his mad scientist persona and becomes a seemingly regular university student.

Okabe's close friend Mayuri Shiina perceives him to be recovering from his trauma and is visibly happy. However, something still seems to be bothering Okabe. Steins;Gate: Kyoukaimenjou no Missing Link - Divide By Zero marks the beginning of a critical divergence—a timeline in which the burden of fate escalates beyond one's limits.

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Steins;Gate: Kyoukaimenjou no Missing Link - Divide By Zero aired on December 2, 2015 during the rebroadcast of Steins;Gate to promote the Steins;Gate 0 visual novel, which was subsequently released on December 10, 2015. It was bundled with the Steins;Gate complete Blu-ray box set, released in Japan on February 5, 2016 and in North America on February 5, 2019 by Funimation Entertainment.

The special incorporates a majority of the Steins;Gate anime's 23rd episode, "Open the Steins Gate," but features an entirely new alternative ending in its latter half.

Characters & Voice Actors


Yoshikawa, Tsunaki
Ozawa, Kazuhiro
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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"Hacking to the Gate" by Kanako Itou


Dec 7, 2015
(Spoilers obviously lol)

This episode is fantastic. THIS is how I wanted Steins;Gate to end. One of my only complaints with the original series is how they had to have episode 24 and how it felt like they undermined the tragedy in the story to give everyone a happy ending. To me, it was like the creators were afraid of leaving it as a tragedy for fear the fans wouldn't like Kurisu actually dying as if to discard the entire point of the series itself: The choice. Who do you choose to let die? Your childhood friend who has become part of your identity? Or the ...
Aug 4, 2018
Mixed Feelings
This Steins;Gate alternate episode cuts into the main series and changes the story completely to make it possible to have Steins;Gate 0. It's hard to rate or review something that is simply another episode of a series. It's not like the sequel special (Steins;Gate: Oukoubakko no Poriomania) where that has a beginning, middle and end. It's just a convenient replacement for episode 23. I don't know if to rate it the same as the main series or try to dissect it as a stand-alone. It fits perfectly, picks up just fine, and feels very natural to the main series; but, it doesn't do anything in ...
Oct 4, 2018
In 2011, when Steins;Gate was uber-cool, and I was just taken away how intricate, search-able terms, and mind-boggling Steins;Gate is. To this date, in 2018, no time-travelling anime can top it. Erased is a different breed, but others like it sounded childish compared to this.

So what happened, then, in 2015, we're given this "alternate version", and this is an appalling, offensive OVA. I'm all for emphasizing story points, arc, plot, and character development, however, 2011 was such a long time that by 2015, we'll have to be convinced that "no, no, there's an alternate version ending and here it is!".

Steins;Gate is a visual novel to ...

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