When someone you hold dear is met the fate of losing their life, and you have the ability to go back in time to that moment to try and save them, do you have what it takes to do it? In Steins;Gate, science is used to create a time a machine, rewinding the clock and changing the course of fate and time by saving the one life (or two) In Erased, it is a slightly more chaotic as there is no science involved, only a lingering sense of guilt and the ability to rewind the clock before a drastic event occurs.
These parallel lines were what drew me to Erased, and I wasn't disappointed. It did remind me of Steins;Gate with the aspect of time traveling to save a loved one. Changing the course of the present and time itself by making that one change and saving this one life, no matter the outcome. Hence, if you have enjoyed those elements in one of those anime shows, you will definitely enjoy watching the other. read more
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, great soundtrack and voice acting that will keep you interested from the beggining to the end. If you're a fan of Time-Travel both are a must watch and you'll definitely like one if you liked the other.  read more
I suppose its tiny bit of a spoiler, but both shows deal with time travel a fair bit. In particular, the main hero of both shows travels to the past for a chance to save the life of someone dear to him, while unraveling the mystery of what is happening around him. Both shows also contain elements of romance.
The pacing of the shows is a bit different, as Boku Dake goes a bit faster, and the methods of time travel are different as well. S;G has more slice of lifey moments, and the main characters are fairly different. Theyre both outcasts of a sort, but S;G's protagonist could be seen as more immature.
That said, both shows are very solid and if you like one, theres a decent chance youll like the other. read more
I found that when I first started watching this anime, it instantly reminded me of Steins;Gate. The concept of going back in time and altering the past, and also with the incidents involving the protagonists I found were similar in a sense. Both have the male protagonist going back in time. This leads them to the future to see how what they have changed in the past has affected future events. However, I believe that Erased is more emotional and much shorter than Steins;Gate.
Both involve time travel and heavily feature attempting to change the past for a better outcome. Erased focuses more on mystery and the changes Satoru makes as he relives his life while Steins;Gate centres more around the close relationships between Okabe and his lab assistants.
-Both features the theme of time travel.
-Both has the same plot of trying to prevent deaths by changing the future.
-Both protagonist act as the leader of a group.
-Both protagonist have special time-travelling ability.
Both animes consist in saving important people to the main character, it is done in a way to make them understand better the mechanics of their ability to time travel.
In each anime is presented a mystery about the murder, they unravel the mystery throughout the anime presenting new characters and linking the pieces of the puzzle together.
They have extremely amazing history and direction, worth watching and recommending even for non-anime fans, the only bummer for non anime-watchers would be Okarin's personality (Steins;Gate main character) who is an outgoing character that yells and make jokes most commonly observed in japanese midia.
Both shows involve similar time travel mystery.
They are similar in many more ways that I cannot describe, yet I can assure you that you won't regret watching Steins;Gate if you liked Boku dake ga Inai Machi.
Don't let the first 6-8 episodes of S;G let you down, it gets better, trust me.
Erased has a very visual novel-like atmosphere which is why people are reminded of Steins;Gate, an anime actually based on a VN. The colours used in both shows are quite drab and dark, with a similar atmosphere of desperation. Both shows have an adult cast.
Aside from the main point re: time travel and chick-saving; the characters, their interactions, and the themes are all very different.
Steins;Gate and Boku dake ga Inai Machi (Erased) both contain elements of time travel (Steins;Gate more than Erased). Both have really good characters and animation, both have a very interesting and engaging story and really get you invested in whats going on. I highly recommend this!
This show is frail in comparison to the time travel in steins;gate. In stiens;gate the main character has a personality while retaining the basic urge to save his friends and loved ones. Yeah, you can do that with a personality. Also the time travel itself is the premise and the plot. In Erased time travel is just a tool the main character uses to attempt to capture the killer. In stiens;gate the killer is not obvious and it's very hard to tell when the plot twist will be. Meanwhile in Erased it was so obvious who was the killer. In fact I didn't think the person could be the killer because it was too obvious. Anyway basically Steins;Gate>ERASED because Erased just wasn't written as cleverly.  read more
ON the surface these shows are very similar. There is time travel and the goal of saving people. One of these shows is consistent with its plot and characters (Steins Gate) and one is not (ERASED). One hints at things slowly and one clumsily hits you with blunt clues. I could make this list forever. But at the end of the day I recommend Steins Gate for fans of Erased and not the other way around.
Steins;Gate and Boku dake ga Inai Machi revolve around the central idea of trying to save a life of someone dear to you by going back in time, only to find out that more problems and challenges have arisen. Steins;Gate explores more in depth into the time-travel theory and where the ability to time travel came from, thus the longer than usual 24 episodes while Boku dake ga Inai Machi takes are more simpler and easy-to-digest approach; just 12 episodes, on the time travel theme to take preventative measures to resolve a death and change the future.
Both anime shows have a complex plot line. Both ERASED and Steins;Gate involve time travelling to prevent something bad from happening. In my opinion, both animes are very similar and both shows are a must watch.
Time travelers, butterfly effect, grandfather paradox...Steins; Gates is, above all, an incredible story about friendship. Boku take ga Inai Machi shares the framework, the main idea and goal: change the future from the past.
Both consist of the protagonist having to time travel back to save someone he cares for. Only Steins;Gate does it better in my opinion and actually has a solid explaination for the time travel mechanism.
Both animes series are based on the ''Time travelling'' subject.
In both of the series the main character is trying to save someone dear to him.
There are major differences in the two animes , like Steins;Gate has a comedy side too and it's not as serious as BDGIM.
BDGIM is more emotional and dramatic.
Both of the series are worth watching , If you liked one of them you will like the other one for sure.
Both include the theme of time travel, only difference being Boku dake ga Inai Machi is based on supernatural, whereas Steins;Gate is based on science. Boku dake ga Inai Machi is currently airing, showing another theme of having to go back in time to save someone.
Above Standard Animation
Only difference is Steins gate did everything else better but took longer to develop it plot.....hence why its above Boku dake on MAL. So if you watched boku dake, go watch this classic.
Main character in both series are able to time-travel from the present to the past. The story centres itself with the theme of good versus evil with the main character having to make each and every small decision which can greatly affect the future depending on the actions done from the past.
- Both revolve around the same idea of someone trying to change the future to prevent a murder
- Both have protagonists that originally look bland but are actually great characters
- Both have quirky looking, realistic characters
- The biggest difference is that Boku Dake gets going much faster than Steins; Gate, but even this little detail has made some people think these series are very different
Similar time travel concepts and psychological elements, and the main characters of both series have very similar experiences. Both series also have a fantastic story and good character development too.
--In both animes MC go back in the past to change their fate..Though in Steins;Gate, the repeated failure can make you cry... :'(
--In both animes... The MC go back in the time to save their beloved ones..
--Both of them start off with a light start and then paces up....
--And of course, How can I forget about THEM... The cliffhangers in both are just...OTHERWORDLY...(Keep an eye out when watching them, U might actually DIE!)
Steins;Gates is a more Sci-Fi based anime...and makes use of time travel theories which actually exists...While Erased does not make any use real life theories and is a bit more Supernatural...
But, No Doubt, Both are a MUST WATCH! read more
Time Travel? Changing the Past? Both of these got it. Plus a whole deal with the psychological effect. Also, each MC has a smart person that figures out that something is up and tries to help. I don't want to spoil either of these series, so just watch it
Both animes are about time travel. Fujinuma Satoru and Okabe Rintarou time travel to past to save someone. Both endure failure and had to travel through time in several times to achieve their goal. This allows them to experience multiple timelines.
Both series feature spirited protagonists, that might feel isolated from those around them, but are determined to the right thing and fix their mistakes - this may sound clichéd, but they both have enough quirks and enough charm to keep them interesting. From a genre perspective - both feature time travel and the idea of alternate worlds and realities, and the idea of preserving relationships across these boundaries. The artwork, particularly the backgrounds, is something definitely worth noting, as there as some stunning scenes throughout. Steins;Gate has more "lighter" moments, perhaps due to the added length, but both series definitely have plenty of suspenseful moments that'll have you moving onto the next episode as quickly as you can.
And they both feature ambiguously-gendered boys. :P  read more
Time travelers, butterfly effect, grandfather paradox...Steins; Gates is, above all, an incredible story about friendship. Boku take ga Inai Machi shares the framework, the main idea and goal: change the future from the past. Rintaro –Steins; Gate– and Satoru –Erased–, are in charge of it. The characters share more than it could seem.
Both stories involve time travel used for the purposes of preventing a terrible event
Both stories have a murder mystery and friendship as central plot points
Both have light romantic undertones
Both stories have a deep emotional impact and are overall quite touching
In general, there is a very similar thematic feel between these two animes, and if you like one then you will most likely enjoy the other.
Both anime series involve a male protagonist going back in time to prevent a death. The difference is that one involves the use of technology to intentionally time travel and in the other, time travel is a super natural ability that the protagonist has little control over. I highly recommend both series and am confident you will enjoy both series' unique approach to stories involving time travel.
Changing the future by fixing the mistakes done in the past plays a huge part in both series. In both anime, the main character tries to save someone important to them by traveling to the past. Both shows also keep you at the edge of your seat as you follow the protagonist on their mission and see the consequences of the actions and mistakes done by them.
Steins;Gate and Boku dake ga Inai Machi revolve around the concept of the butterfly effect, where one action causes a chain effect into the future. Both protagonists continually travel back in time to fix the main cause and to fix their futures from something both Okabe and Satoru don't want to have. Both are great fiction animes with Steins;Gate more on a technical, machine level and Boku dake ga Inai Machi with a simple ability.
The concept is a bit different but it's definitely a very good one.
The whole repetitive thing of overdoing things over and over again is the same in this anime, that's why you will feel some sort of good connection to this anime too if you like Boku dake ga Inai Machi.
Both involve time-travel, emotions and mystery. Both has main characters in the age range 20-30 (Although, boku dake ga inai machi has the childhood past of the main character where he is a boy). Also, both has some romantic moments.
Why? because they both have deep emotional story lines. Though both have a slow start if you get past the first few episodes, you will be entering a battlefield of emotions. I cried watching both, and so will you. Enough said!
Another time-travel theory is present in this series, though compared to Steins;gate, Boku dake ga Inai Machi's time-travel occurs as a natural phenomenon instead of actually (and specifically) manipulating time.
Both protagonists are on a quest to change the future by saving their loved ones, and their journey of fighting the evil ones (Criminal in ERASED, Organization in S;g) from being successful in their evil deeds.
Boku dake ga Inai Machi is a very confusing anime and it isn't very easy to figure out whats going on,similar to Steins;Gate where your mind gets blown when the main character discovers something important. This isn't the only reason it is similar to Steins;Gate as the main character in Boku dake ga Inai Machi gets sent backwards in time,with his previous memories when a death or negative things happen around that he has to prevent.
A powerful and pur love story! This affirmation is perfect for those anime.
Like in ,,Stein;Gate", ,,Boku dake inai machi has a unique way to tell a story by breaking time and help the protagonist to protect his lover and his friends.
Those anime are REALLY similar but they stil have their original and exciting story involving time traveling and friendship.
-Both series are based on time travelling
-While in 'Erased' its the main character's ability to do so, 'Steins;Gate' tries to put it in a scientific and logical way
-In both anime, the main character time travels to save the ones close to them specifically females
-Both seem very boring in the first parts of the anime but get excellent later
-Erased focuses on the main character most of the time when but steins;gate puts the characters in groups and give an overall view of whats happening not just the main character's thoughts
-Both have some great plot twists and one of them revolving around a character
-Both have the main character having some psychological conflicts later in the series
While I think Erased fans will love steins;gate, i can not say the opposite because some say steins;gate has that 'Masterpiece' element but everyone has different views so feel free to try read more
Both features the ability to time travel. They also bring up the subject of tragedy and sadness of attempting to go back in time to save loved ones. Steins;Gate does go on a more scientific route when it comes to time traveling while Erased tends to gear towards the subject of crime and mystery.
Steins;Gate and Erased share a lot of similar traits:
- both involve time travel (though it's explained more thoroughly in Steins;Gate)
- MC travels back in time to save a loved one
- both have a similar atmosphere/feel
- intriguing plot and keeps you on edge
Even though Erased is more of a mystery anime than Steins;Gate, I found myself frequently drawing similarities between the two shows. If you liked the feel and premise of one anime, you will most likely enjoy the other
ERASED had a potential that was unfortunately never utilized to its full potential, with its conclusion failing to wrap up things as satisfyingly as it should have been. This may have been recommended time and time again, but Steins;Gate is the epitome of time-travel anime, after all, with its science fiction elements fully explored within the course of its whole run and a deeper and darker feeling...that ERASED should've had, mind you, if it was only ever expanded upon aside from being a mere plot device.
Both anime focus on the male protags travelling through time to save the girls most important to them. However, SG focuses more on the science aspect of the story, while Erased's focus is more on solving a mystery, as well as the protag's feelings about the "new" set of people around him.
In my opinion, SG is far better because it does not have one tenth the number of plot holes that Erased does, but then again, others will have a different opinion.
In both cases the protagonist returns to the past, trying to stop something from happening in the future, while struggling to cope with the fact that he is the only one that knows of this future event. Both protagonists are also seemingly helpless when it comes to action, so their struggle is completely intellectual.
Steins;Gate is very similar to Erased. It has a similar plot and both anime are classified as psychological thrillers. Steins;Gate, however, is more complex as the main character can travel back in time through scientific means. In Erased, it is all supernatural as the main character can travel back in time without the use of any scientific methods. Both series are excellent, but Steins;Gate is the better overall anime.
Both of the shows are based on the chaos theory called "The Butterfly Effect" which is quite interesting to watch - because I, myself am a big fan of the theory.
Both of them have likable characters!
Both of them are serious but still have humor in them, even though "Boku dake ga Inai Machi" is more serious and much shorter than the epic "Steins; Gate"
Beginning with the obvious, both Re:Zero and Steins;Gate were animated by the same studio, White Fox and both main protagonists have time traveling related abilities.
Now for the juicy stuff, both Okabe and Subaru are quite different from the usual anime protagonist and aren't meant to be self-inserts for viewers. They both must overcome obstacles to save the ones they love and both feature thrilling story lines and engaging characters that break the mold of most anime tropes like Tsunderes (with Steins;Gate's Kurisu) and Moé characters (Re:Zero's Rem). The authors want you to see the MCs go through very difficult (and sometimes gory) hardships in order to reach their goals. In a nutshell both are:
- Animated by White Fox
- Time Traveling Related
- Have fresh Non-Self Insert Protagonists
- Mold Breakers of Anime Tropes
and both anime titles have a thing for colons and semi-colons.  read more
Time traveling is always a popular theme for anime.But it is risky because it can cause a lot of plot holes.Then again those two anime don't have a problem about that at all.Both mc have similar goal and reason for using time travel again and again.Steins;Gate hasn't got any real fight scenes but it has much philosophical approach about time travel.Both are done by the same studio so animation style is similar too.
Both anime revolve mostly around an ordinary guy who does his best to protect those he cares about, no matter how many times he has to do it:
- Both Guys who are suddenly caught in a spiral of disastrous events
- Both have something to do with the Butterfly Effect/Travelling back in time
- Both MC's are pretty powerless and non-significant at first
- Both MC's will stop at nothing to save those they care about
Main character desperately tries to save the people that he loves while trying to repair his mistakes during his previous attempts. Both of the animes are getting more and more psychological as the main character tries to do what he can to make things work. Both are incredibly thrilling and suspenful.
Re:Zero and Steins;Gate featured an MC with similiar power: time travel. And the 'time travel' aspect of these series isn't just some cool sci-fi material, it has a little dark element attached to it: 'death'. Both MC tried to save people around them from the hand of the reaper, they also touched upon the psychological aspect of the MC as the only one who remember the events from before the timeline is altered. Also, both series are produced by the same studio and have fantastic, fluid animation. However, while Steins;Gate is a bit slow on the beginning, Re:Zero show its dark element right on the very first ep. read more
Despite opposite settings, both of these series feature time looping as the main plot device and strong character development, plus similar themes of selflessness and looking forward rather than behind.
Both of these animes have the same theme of going back in time to save a life, but in one the person has to die in order to change time while the other simply has to microwave a burrito. Other than that the series as a whole seems completely different.
“Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu” and “Steins;Gate” have the concept of going back in time. Problems are always arising for the main characters. Whenever they think they can catch a break, something around them has to go wrong. Furthermore, their mental state will be affected from seeing the people around them suffer. With that being said, these anime can have a very dark and serious tone. While “Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu’s” storyline is set in a fantasy world, “Steins;Gate” focuses on a real life aspect.
In Steins;Gate the mc makes a time leap machine and the plot becomes saving his friend by time leaping. In re:zero, The mc also uses time leap to save his friends. In the both series, they need to figure the way how to save people. In rezero, by triggering specific events, meanwhile in Steins;Gate by redoing his actons.
If you've seen them both then you'll know this is an obvious comparison.
Slight spoilers for story premises here, but nothing that would ruin either for you if you haven't seen them yet.
Both of these Anime are by White Fox, and have more or less the same story structure and premise: The main character has the power to rewind time somehow, and this interferes with the natural order of things. As such, they lose people they care about, and end up going back again and again, growing increasingly desperate, as they try to get the perfect result.
Both stories have a great deal of intrigue and mystery to them as well and are, at least in my opinion, utterly unpredictable.
Both well worth watching, I highly recommend both. read more
Both shows have a very similar concept around them. Steins;Gate and Re:Zero are both produced by the same studio, White Fox. The main protagonists of both shows can act like goofballs at times, but become serious and dependable when it comes to helping others out. I don't want to say too much as it's best to go into both of these shows blind and I definitely recommend both of them. Steins;Gate and Re:Zero are both fantastic shows produced by White Fox though Re:Zero is very controversial at times. This is only my opinion though.
Both have to do with going back in time to save someone they care about. The protagonists are both funny and goofy but have a darker tragic side. However,
Re:Zero has more gore and takes place in a fantasy environment and Steins;Gate is more realistic.
Aside from having time-travel present in both anime these anime differs from Boku Dake ga Inai Machi and Charlotte. This is because the MCs are able to move forward through various trials and errors which most of the time draws our emotions. Both also has more than 12 episodes.
-both are related to different worldline and travelling back time
-both the MC are air headed but serious in tough situations
-both MC travel back time to save someone
-both shows have really cute girls...
and interesting plot and twist....
Both start happy and lighthearted but descend into madness.
The main character undergoes extreme stress, due to certain events.
Both involve time travel and returning to the same time.
The main guys have many similarities.
Both involve a romance.
Both have a cat girl named F(a/e)ris and a trap.
The vibe from both series are very alike; intense, hilarious and much more. The main characters are also very similar; they are not afraid to speak their mind to express themselves, and they often go out of their way to help other people. What's more similar is that both series deal with time-travel where the main character is able to go back into time to make better decisions to avoid similar incidents of occurring again.
-Both feature hilarious protagonists
-Both involve... hmm... how shall we say this without giving to much away.. A way of 'resetting'
-Made by the same studio, similar art style
-Start slow but reveal the truth later
Even though ReZero and Steins;Gate have a different setting (Fantasy - Sci-Fi), they have a lot in common when it comes to the story and characters.
- Both ReZero and Steins;Gate revolve around time travelling.
- They both seem to have their funny, relaxing moments and their more dramatic and intense ones.
- Similar protagonists, they both are often goofy and in a light-minded mood, but when the time comes, they become serious and strong-minded.
- Both protagonists travel back in time in order to save a person they care for (Although, the conditions to do that are different in each anime).
- ReZero and Steins;Gate are, also, made by the same studio (White Fox).
If you watched and liked either ReZero or Steins;Gate, you will probably enjoy the other one, too.  read more
In both anime the main character starts from the beginning each time he fails to save his beloved person, both see them die again and again in multiple ways and that experience takes its toll, They both lose hope at one point but someone gives them the courage to not stop and continue.
Trime travel plays a major role in both animes. Rintarou Okabe and Subaru Natsuki are able to travel backward in time in order to save someone they care about. This time travel happens multiple times throughout the anime.
Made by the same studio,Re:Zero features many simiarities to Steins;Gate,most notably the premise of time travel. The shows protagonists also resemble each other,with a at the start of their respective series rather whacky personality, and as the series go on a gradual detoriation of their mental health.
-Both anime tell about LIVE - FAIL/DIE - REPEAT sequence.
-Both main character try to save someone that important to them using time machine (for Steins;Gate) and using checkpoint (for Re:Zero).
-Both anime contain a lot of emotion, especially desperation, fear, and love.
-Both anime have most popular waifu (Kirisu for Steins;Gate and Rem for Re:Zero).
Both the series , the guys have an ability to go back to the past , in both the series the girls are targeted for their life , in both the series the guys go back again and again to prevent the deaths of their nakama , and in both the series they reach success but by passing through a long line of pain !!
The two main protagonists, Okabe and Subaru, work with time whether it is through a machine or an ability (There is more similarities with this. However, I will leave it a surprise.). The story revolves around take action and changing the future, otherwise known as the Butterfly Effect. Both animes are made by the same studios and are enjoyable to watch after the first few episodes.
The male protagonists are very alike, as they share the traits of being humorous, caring, energetic, and emotional. The female protagonist believes in the male protagonist, which is something both anime share as well. Both shows have a lot of humor now and then, and they also have mysteries that the protagonists have to solve through thorough investigation. In the end, I honestly think that if you loved Steins;Gate, you most likely will love Re: zero as well. Not only that, they are from the same studio. The only difference between the two is the setting and the difference darkness between the two anime. Re: Zero is mostly the definition of Steins;Gate and the fantasy world. My favorite of this season, as I love deep and dark psychological anime. If you love dark and psychological anime, you most definitely will like this as well. read more
Before you click away because you're thinking, 'this can't be an accurate recommendation', just hear me out. There's only one thing that these two have in common: redo parts of life to save the ones you love. It sometimes may seem impossible to keep on going, but keep trying and don't give up - this is the core message in both.
So if you like these kind of underlying messages (like I did), you won't regret watching them.
Rather than being able to time-travel, Re:Zero gives Subaru(Main character) the ability to "reset" time up to a particular point as soon as he dies.
Similar to Steins;Gate, the main protagonists are both thrown in the dilemma of going through trials again and again to obtain the desired result. However, this journey of trying to get the best situation affects their character and drains them of their "Humanity" at some point.
Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu is probably the most popular anime released during the summer of 2016. From watching both Steins gate and Re:zero I've noticed how both the Main Characters go back in time some how to stop current events from happening. Steins Gate is by far the most confusing anime I've every seen, even episode 1 was very confusing, but everything makes sense when they explain it around the middle part of the series. If you are looking for romance in Steins Gate, then theres not that much at the beginning but there is quite a lot of romance towards the end. Steins Gate is also one of the most "Feels" anime I've seen. Be sure to check it out! I'd rate Steins Gate 9/10 read more
Arguably the best time travel story I have ever had the pleasure to watch, Steins;Gate offers the time traveling thriller story with genuinely interesting characters without using as much gore as portrayed in Re:Zero.
Both shows deal with time travel and a main character who has to go through a tremendous amount of trauma before reaching their desired results, furthermore they're both animated by the same studio with the same amount of care and polish in both series.
Both shows are about how time travel has consequences, and can cause emotional stress for the time traveler. Re:Zero has more fantasy than science, but if you want a show to give you similar feels to Steins;Gate, this is the show.
Steins;Gate and Re:Zero are both fantastic time-travel shows. They are similar in that:
- Both protagonists have the ability to travel back in time, which they use in an effort to save the ones they care for
- Both protagonists face serious hardships and grow as characters throughout the series
- Both series have a similar tone (hard to elaborate on this, but you'll understand after watching both series)
- Both created by the same studio (White Fox)
They do differ quite a bit though. Re:Zero's protagonist Subaru has been given the gift of time travel through death. He is mysteriously whisked away into a fantasy RPG-style land where he discovers this gift after quickly being killed in this unknown world. It's arguably an easier-to-follow story that Steins;Gate, but it's masterfully told.
If you enjoyed Steins;Gate, you'll very likely enjoy Re:Zero. read more
Both share a high level of comedy and writing. But what really links these shows are the main characters. They start off with a (seemigly) happy MC surrounded by friends they care a lot for. Then said friends die. Again. And Again. And Again. Inability to change the past leads to worsening mental states as they begin fighting not only fate, but themselves as well. In Steins;Gate this only happens in the second half of the show; in Zero, it's the whole thing. If you liked Okabe's character deconstruction and are looking for something similar, then I highly recommend this show. Just beware, it's a very dark show, despite what the first few episodes might lead you to believe. read more
Both series are a roller coaster ride of plot twists and dark miss happenings. The setting is somewhat similar, the mood, the art and the unique characters that all play a part no matter how small. Love one and you will instinctively love the other. Two of the best anime ever made.. both completely different yet so alike.
Both series are centred around intricate and extremely well-thought out plots, and they are executed to near perfection. They feature a similar premise, in that a main character from both series must...shall we say, shoulder the burdens of the entire world in a manner that can't be appreciated by others.
Both 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.
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.
Both of these animes are like a rollercoaster. First, it seems to progress steadily and introduce many seemingly-positive characters and ideas, then the intense sh*t happens and you have an absolutely amazing and dark, twistiness of a plot that will most likely cause you to binge-watch the rest of the series until you finish and/or your probably boggled mind leads to an explosion of multiple feels all at once, in an outstanding way!
These two anime are similar in that they both deal with the balance of the world and the changes in different timelines. They also show the different sacrifices that have to be made in order to obtain what is necessary. However, Steins;Gate provides more character development compared to Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica, probably because of the longer length in the number of episodes.
Like in Steins;Gate, first episodes of PMMM are carefree and joyful. In both shows are gradually shown deeper and darker layers of tragic story about desperate fight to change seemingly inevitable fate of heroines, who too late learn that using their new power has its price.
Don't be deceived by sugary opening and first episodes of Madoka! It's MUCH darker than it appears at first look, I would even say it is far more serious and dramatic than S;G. Story is written by Gen Urobuchi, who publicly "apologized for intentionally misleading people that Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica is a cute healing anime". Wikipedia describes its genre as "Drama, Horror, Magical girl, Tragedy", and MAL as "Magic, Psychological, Thriller". read more
Looking at them initially, you wouldn't think these two series would have anything in common, but they actually share quite a lot.
Both start out as what seem to be very lighthearted and playful only to suddenly become really dark and serious. Moreover, both have a heavy focus on the suffering of the characters.
This is just my opinion, but I wouldn't hesitate to say these two are both modern anime masterpieces.
-very good watch if you have enjoyed one of either you will enjoy the other
-both are about different struggles that the characters must over come to have a better life and a different future than that given to them by fate. . .
-Both animes start off with a lighter vibe to them but as the story progresses the plot of them both gets much darker and digs deep into the human's soul.
-Both animes deal with time-travelling
-Both animes will leave you with something to think about after their final episodes.
These two are considered rollercoaster anime. They start off slow, but once you get about half-way, the intense, thrilling, dark stuff happens. Both have the same plot related issue, that'll be a spoiler to tell. In both anime there are sacrifices to be made in order to obtain their goal.
+ Both have fantastic plot twists.
+ Both start off as cheerful, but gets increasingly darker.
+ Both have a similar theme going on. Saying what would be spoiler territory.
+ Both come from 2011, and both are considered the best anime of this year.
- Steins;Gate still retains some lightheartedness even in the end. Madoka does not have this treatment.
- Steins;Gate focuses on the "theme" they share, while in Madoka's its one of many.
- Madoka is considered to be more emotional, while Steins;Gate to be inspiring.
Both of these anime have a very strong cast that are both funny and adorable. The warmth set off by the main characters is absolutely wonderful. The cast will get you attached and begging for more. The art style is very different between the two, a very pleasing type of different. Madoka has a very abstract style that it goes by while Steins; Gate uses more of a realism. Both art styles fit the anime beautifully and bring out the true feel for who the characters are. The characters are wonderful and the overall feel will leave you to wonder what will happen next. />
Both are my personal favorites. A recommendation for both of them.
Steins; Gate- After you watch it rewatch it.
Madoka- I feel it should be watched through the movies, Beginnings (1), Eternal (2) and Rebellion (3, also different story). The first two are just all of the episodes put together with new scenes that add onto the feel I feel it adds onto the character development as well.  read more
Both of these series are psychological thrillers and involve the main characters determined to do anything to save the one they love. They both also have a very similar concept that actually compliments each other quite well though you have to watch both to understand what I mean. This is just my opinion, but both series have been regarded as masterpieces in their own right though your own opinion can vary. Madoka Magica in particular, is a controversial series that may have things that you might not like. Don't let that turn you off as both Steins;Gate and Madoka Magica are special series that contain a lot of meaning and hidden messages in it. For anyone that hasn't seen Madoka Magica, it may not look like a psychological thriller at first. There are slight hints, but the series really shows its true colors on episode 3 so I recommend giving this the otaku three episode rule. Overall, if you enjoyed one, then you'll most likely enjoy the other and personally, these series both deserve a watch. But then again, this is just my opinion. read more
Mindbending excitement.....there is also, surprisingly huge similarities in the plot. I feel like both of them are those "expect nothing, get EVERYTHING" kind of animes. Both anime start off with simple, easy to understand plots, that don't bore you before they get REALLLY good. Trust me, to those who watched Stein's;Gate and think it is as original and one of a kind as it get's....well it is. But Madoka sure make's a good counter. Personally, I perfered Madoka to Stein's;Gate (barely, but there both FANTASTIC IN EVERYWAY POSSIBLE), but if you've watched and enjoyed one of them you will love the other as well!
Both anime are extremely similar in the tones that are conveyed throughout. Both Steins;Gate and Madoka Magica begin with a rather light-hearted, almost ideal scenario where the viewers expect nothing short of happiness and fun all around. And both shift into a rather serious, dark tone that prevails throughout the rest of the show in a manner that one does not expect (and that unexpectedness is great, especially given how many anime are rather predictable these days).
As both anime share similarities in tone, they also share similarities in the themes/motifs conveyed. In an effort not to spoil anything, I will simply say that both explore the concept of fate, the illusion of multiple possibilities, the desire to change fate, and the psychological consequences that come from pursuing these.
Both anime will put you through an intense, emotional rollercoaster that really makes you think, consider, and hope. That's why I would highly recommend watching Madoka Magica if you are looking for something truly similar to Steins;Gate. read more
I personally think that the recommendation of Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica next to Steins;Gate is a spoiler.
This should be removed.
Now that I think of it, this is valid for not just a single direction, recommending either for either is a spoiler for both of these stories because the both of these stories have implemented a surprise factor in to the way of how the story is told.
This way you know what to expect, at least somewhat, and thus the surprise won't be a legitimate as it could've been.
This says enough about how much of complementive recommendations these two stories are for each other. read more
Madoka seems kiddy, but it's actually dark. It's not your average lucky go lucky magical girl anime type. From a description I read on YouTube, we can say it's like a candy shop built on the Native American burial ground.
These two share so much similarities, though they don't look like it:
- Madoka Magica seems light-hearted, funny, just like your typical cute magical girl anime at the beginning... but it's not. Don't be fool by the look.
- The main characters learn that they have some sort of special power, but eventually they learn about the serious consequences to using it.
- This show turns darker and deeper through the series, with psychological implications.
Both are brilliant shows. S;G focuses more on science, theories and time traveling while Madoka seems more about emotions, hope and despair (sometimes Christianity related). Madoka seems more depressing than S;G, that ending though. read more
Both start out slow paced and happy, then slowly delves into a dark engaging plot. The MC of Stein Gate's experience with tragic repeated time loops is very similar to that of one of the characters from Madoka Magika. The ending of both are deux ex machinas.
I absolutely love both of these series. Both are the type that make involve great and amazing plot twists and action that will keep you on your toes. I love how everything ties together, and almost nothing isn't important. Absolutely recommend both!
Both series have to do with messages on cell phones. In S;G they send messages to the past as a way to 'time travel' while in MN!, a person's fate is written as a diary. Both animes are excellent psychological thrillers.
Cell phones, thriller, drama, and epic action scenes. What else could we ask for more in both of these incredible anime(s)? Both Mirai Nikki and Steins;Gate also incorporates the usage of cell phones although for different purposes. Additionally, there is romance in both series as well as comedy and emotional drama. As the series continues for both anime, we also see various plot twists and cliffhangers that leaves the audience asking "what's next"?
Both animes are related withe the time and situations that must be handled according to time rules, the main characters become sort of "time lord". Nevertheless Steins; Gate has a cientific approach while Mirai Nikki get a supernatural like.
Both series have something to do with the future and time travelling. The main character goes to so much trouble he never asked for that you will start to feel sorry for him. The emotions in these series are see deep that you just cannot do otherwise than feel along with the characters. I am really sure that you will enjoy them both.
Both share an impossible romance, hard to endure emotional moments, similar time and space theories, character development and backstory, lots of plot twists, awesome music soundtrack and seiyus (voiceovers). In both case, you end up marathoning the whole thing in a day or two =)
Both animes deal with how the future can be changed through certain actions, the difference is that Steins;Gate is closer to reality, including elements that exist such as "SERN" and "IBN" (that would be the "CERN "and" IBM ") and characters using time machines, since the Mirai Nikki is a game where you can not return to the past but to predict the future, but it is a game of survival and all holders of" Mirai Nikki "have to kill the other carriers.
They both use cellular devices to depicts the future or time travel in steins gate case, they both have very strong plots that make sense for something like time travel being involved, the differences is that Mirai nikki is sooo much more violent I would not recommend it to people who dislike gore.
Both series has a complicated story that involve world line, which make interesting to watch if you like complicated story. really had a brilliant story and confusing if you don't watch it until the last episode.
Both are somehow about survival, but Steins;Gate is more about trying to get everyone alive, Mirrai Nikki is about being the last man standing. Both have sophisticated bonds between characters and unexpected moments. Both involve using mobile phones to something irregular.
-Both protagonists use their cellphones to change the future
-Both protagonists try to change the outcome of a future event to protect their loved ones
-Both include a female and male lead that try to interfere with "fate"
-Both have a complicated plot which plays with your mind
*P/S: Keep in mind that Mirai Nikki is a lot more twisted if you like that aspect.
These animes has one very similar aspect, but with one big difference.
In mirai nikki you know your future, in steins gate you know your past. They know how to change their future in mirai nikki and they know how to change their past in steins gate. But what they both do not know is what will happen if they change it. Even the fact if you make it worse or better is never clear. Of course you can always think that it cannot get any badder.
The other fact is that they know their past and future immediately after that. So they can change it once more.
The big difference is of course future and past in this theorie. Other difference are that steins gate has a more complicated plot and mirai nikki has yuno with all the battles accompanied with all the blood :). read more
Mirai Nikki and Steins;Gate both deal with changing the future, and past. Although one is more action orientated, and one is more scientific. Both contain amazing revelations and keep you on the edge of your seat. Mirai Nikki is more heart pounding and supernatural, but Steins;Gate is more intellectual. Both are deep and most importantly, these shows have AMAZING character development. We can feel their tremendous growth, their motives, and their ambitions. Tearjerker, heartwarming, and immersive, if you've seen one and want an anime that makes you think just as deep, check the other out.
Both series deal with the concept of using "time" to your advantage. While Steins;Gate is about changing the past, Mirai Nikki is about changing the future. Both stories are dark albeit Mirai Nikki pretty much starts out that way while Steins;Gate had a long buildup towards it. Both series have interesting characters and you'll enjoy learning more as the stories progress.
Anything and everything can change something especially since both use cellphones to alter the future and outcomes of different events of course mirai nikki has a lot more gore and in my opinion Steins;Gate is better but they have similar base plots.
They both include the concept of time. However they do it in different ways. Steins;Gate uses time travel while Mirai Nikki uses the concept of predicting the future using diaries. In Steins;Gate, you can also somewhat figure out the future if you travel back in time. They both execute these ideas perfectly, in different ways and they both work.
Changing the future plays a large part in both series. Both the protagonists discover the ability to alter the future and use that power to try and change it to their liking. If you enjoy thrillers that keep you at the edge of your seat you might like both the series.
Similarity: Just as Mirai Nikki literally translates to "Future Diary," Steins;Gate is also all about altering the future with information that is known beforehand—and both anime alter the debacles of time through the use of particular phones! Now, what could be more thrilling and exciting than that! I mean, both anime are highly fascinating, not because the future is no longer a secret in both, but because these two shows are captivating in their own right. Suspense, thrills, action, and twists—there’s plenty more where that came from, and you’ll find quite a lot in Steins;Gate.
Both series deal with unique takes on time travel and the consequences of changing the past. They both have elements of comedy and romance and both surprised me as they wouldn't normally be shows/movies I'm drawn to.
Both focus on similar themes of time travel, exploring the Butterfly effect caused by the actions of the main characters in the series, and share the same buildup of consequences, from light-hearted developments to drastically affecting the lives of their friends.
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.
About time-travelling and its consequences. Stein's Gate is more focused on the science fiction aspect of time-travelling, while Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo is more about using time-travelling as a device of telling us an important life lesson.
Steins;Gate and Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo deal with a very similar concept of misuse of a tool that manipulates time and distorts the future. They both are character based in that the main character is the bond that will ultimately carry you to finishing them and both of these anime contain elements of suspense and comedy with a dash of romance. If you are a fan of any sort of science fiction element involving time travel or likable characters then this entry will certainly satisfy you.
These two anime have two main points in common:
- they are about time travels
- there is a romantic relationship that grows between two characters separated by time-distance
Moreover, there is a general common feeling about the stories and the various characters. Both anime are very very captivating and of the highest level: personally I highly recommend to watch both! ^^
Both stories have a main character who uses time travel for his/her own convenience and ends up dealing with the consequences attached to it. They both also contain a character who has come from the future with a mission to save the future but end up enjoying the past to the extent of it hindering their mission. Towards the endings, the true romantic nature of the animes are revealed as well.
- female play with the time -TOKI-.
- guy play with the time -STEINS-.
-Ofc is not just the same, i mean S;G 26 ep, Toki movie, but the feling is the same.
-After a cupple of events the plot will become darker and the protagonist will start a race to beat the time itself.
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 animes deal with time travel and the main characters are trying to change the past. Both shows have serious moments mixed with a little bit of comedy and romance. Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo can be more shoujo oriented, while Steins;Gate is more thriller, but if you liked one you definitely should try the other.
Time traveling sounds really cool, now doesn't it? You can go through time and change your decisions. But is that really all there is too it? These are two really great entries which explores this factor and what can actually happen if you timetravel too carefree, they also have some romance at the side.
For those individuals that adored Steins;Gate,and have not watch,The Girl Who Leapt Through Time,you my friend are missing a gem in your anime movie collection.This is because both of this anime and movie revolves around the concept of time travel that I truly admire.Both of them are so enjoyable that it's hard to find a dull moment(unless you hate the concept of time travel,of course).
And if you haven't watch Steins;Gate,then watch it right now! Or if you have not watch both of them,boy,you got some serious watching to do. I hope you'll like at least one of them. Also,I hope that I helped at least one individual in this recommendation. Thanks for the quick read. ;D read more
These anime tackle themes of Time-Travel, and they both seem to hit this very-difficult-to-achieve theme, right on point. They both act on this recent ability to travel through time, in order to save someone who they love; albeit in Toke wo Kakeru Shoujo, its initially used to screw around, while in Steins;Gate its originally used for experimental reasons.. but I digress.
- Travels in time provoke an evil both for the traveler, but even worse for the rest of the others, to be used only by whims, trying to change tragic facts or just things that seemed innocent.
- We have a touch of romance, hidden behind that anguish that brings the trip in time, which is related to the courage it feels to see how everything is getting more and more complicated.
Time traveling and changing the past plays a major role in both anime. Being able to alter simple and mundane events to your favor can seem convenient at first, but what if those small changes lead to something major and unexpected? These two sci-fi anime both keep you on the edge of your seat wondering what's going to happen next.
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 :) read more
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..
While "Welcome to the NHK" and "Steins;Gate" aren't all similar in overarching plot nor animation style, there is something about the "normality" of the two shows that can't be overlooked.
Both are them are set in a realistic, believable world, without over-the-top characters. Dialogue is witty and sensible, and both start off relatively harmless, but eventually delve into the psychological drama type of anime.
The early episodes of Steins;Gate feature a lot of jokes about otaku culture that would fit right in in NHK, plus both shows feature semi-insane main characters who believe that there are secret organizations plotting against them.
Seto and Okabe are quite alike they both made up a conspiracy theory, they are both awkward to strangers, have a bit of a wrong view on the society and they both have their group where they can be themselves. These series have something big simular in the end but guess if I tell that it is considered spoiling.
and except all of this, these are just 2 big masterpieces.
Both anime have a good balance of comedy and dark themes.
Both protagonist believe in the existence of an "organization"
Both anime also have a lovely, pretty and helpful female leads that the protagonists relies on, and they both have tsundere tendencies as well.
They also have sidekicks who wear glasses.
...and although farfetched, the protagonists are also trying to be successful in creating something ( in SG, find a way back to the Alpha world line; in NHK, to create a video game)
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.
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.
The stories are very different, but have some significant similarities. Steins;Gate is a sci-fi, while Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai is supernatural. In both there are various circumstances which all lead to a terrible ending involving death and destruction.
There are some significant differences between the two anime, including Higurashi having a lot of gore and Steins;Gate having a romance subplot (granted, Higurashi has one to an extent, though it doesn't lead anywhere).
Warning: the following includes Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (Higurashi season 1) spoilers
In both anime the main character needs to stop the inevitable destruction of the future by going back in time (in Higurashi's case, the timeline and circumstances slightly change each time) and trying to stop what happens. read more
Both deal with time travel in order to save someone and in every time loop, the protagonist discover something about the past of the characters involving him. Also, the two have an unexpected main villain (don't wanna say anything more so I don't give more spoilers...). Also have the rest of the main cast helping the protagonist in order to get their goals, and the same kind of humor.
And the most important!! Both are masterpieces having a well done use of the time-travelling. Worth watching!
The many-worlds interpretation and quantum physics. Not your usual anime bedfellows. Both series deal with time travel under the assumption that every choice we make can create an alternate, divergent time-line / dimension.
Noein is a lot more ambitious than Steins;Gate, which preferred to stay within time travel limited to days-weeks and the same area. In Noein, the other selves of the child cast time travel with enhanced bodies; conversing with their younger selves as they fight using superpowers and struggle to sustain their bodies in a dimension they don't belong in. The future involving an entity known as 'Noein' destroying all alternate dimensions is a clear reality. Steins, on the other hand, shows nothing of its future; just mentioning what happens.
Okabe in Steins uses time travel between time-lines as a sort of... ladder. He has to do such and such to make a number go high enough to change from a few preset futures. Noein differs in its approach since it presents each dimension as an individual one that all lead to doom only because one of the other dimensions is destroying the others.  read more
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.
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. read more
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. read more
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 focus on time travel/alternate dimensions (of a sort) and touch on how time lines can be altered based on an incident at a certain point in time. Although Noein is more fantasy based, there are similar concepts which run throughout.
Obviously there are some differences.
Steins;Gate has a lighter and less intense feel than Noein which involves more combat.
Steins;Gate revolves more around a central character trying to advance in science as oppposed to Noein where the science already exists and is more about the control of it.
Whilst they are both unique in their own right, each give a different spin on similar themes .
Steins;Gate's plotline is simple and easy to follow with some clever twists whereas the Noein storyline was a little more complex and a bit deeper.
If you enjoyed Steins;Gate I would recommend you give Noein a try.  read more
Both are thriller anime with a great deal of suspense and mystery. They both start out with a light almost happy go lucky feeling then everything turns dreadfully..dreadfully wrong. They both have great plot's, and while at first they may actually confuse the other. Higurashi just has a considerably greater amount of gore than steins;gate, but both are excellent watches. IF you like one you will probably like the other too.
Both animes talk about parallel worlds. In either cases, it is about getting out of a vicious cycle of death and murder around a specific plot dimension: While Higurashi suggests to breaking a folk town's curse, Steins;Gate revolves around the creation of a technological device while fighting against an organization's conspiracy. Violence will be involved in both plots, however Higurashi has a tendency to have very gory moments. Steins;Gate will, on the other hand, keep some of its humour around.
Both start with a lot of humor and cute girls making cute sounds (Mayushii's "tuturu" vs Rika's "nipah") until bad things start to happen, very bad things. Both anime are essentially about going back in time, trying to prevent this from happening; thus you will see this bad thing happening over and over again in a different way.
Warning: Higurashi is much more disturbing and gory.
Looking for an anime to blow your mind away? With these two you really can't go wrong. Whether you're looking for an interesting story about time travel that turns darker towards the end (Stein's Gate), or you want to indulge yourself in horror and sadistic torture (Higurashi) that makes you want to keep your eyes open at night, you don't have to look any further. These anime are strong from start to finish and once you find out what's really going on, you'll be intrigued by how well both are put together.
Without spoiling it, the main characters overcome difficult obstacles to defeat fate.
While Higurashi has darker themes, Steins;Gate is more sci-fi. Both anime, however, include complicated concepts (I can't say what those are without spoiling both.)
While watching you may not think that they're very similar, but when you think about it, they both have similar plots.
If you liked one, you'll probably like the other. Though, Higurashi has a lot more gore.
They share similar concepts of 'world' and 'time'. Their worlds can be explained using causes&effects law rather than something so superpowered (though there's some supernatural thing in Higurashi).
They're both very much confusing at the beginning, but when things are revealed you'll be mind-blown.
They're both thriller-type in my opinion, although S;G has no horror at all, while Higurashi has full of them.
Just finished Steins;Gate but haven't had enough time looping and tragic suffering? Give Higurashi a shot! It's more of a mystery than Okabe's D-Mail adventure, but every bit as cerebral, leaving you pining for the next episode consistently.
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.
Steins;Gate are similar in the way that they both require critical thinking and your absolute attention for a clear understanding of what is really going on. Both these anime"s are dark, though Steins;Gate starts of with a lot of humour.Also, the voice actor of the main characters are indeed the same.
Death Note and Steins Gate are very close in nature, you got the whacked out kind of genius in both series, and both main characters love playing with fire (figuratively speaking). If you're looking for an anime that has psychological thrills and don't feel like watching all of code geass these are some good options.
I am a big fan of animes that require intelligent thinking, whilst the plots are not even similar, they both have a large sense of mystery as well as the ability to engage your mind! Both insanely brilliant animes that you're missing out on if you haven't watched them! Highly recommend on both sides.
Both shows have characters of great intelligence. Both have characters that mess the laws of nature. DN with a god and this Steins;gate with a time machine. Finally, both shows aren't very gory. They show blood on occasion, however it isn't everywhere and their deaths aren't shown. In my own opinion, they are very interesting shows. Each have unique characters that makes the shows what they are, and I enjoyed them.
Both take place in present-day Tokyo and the protagonists of both rely on strategic thinking in order to accomplish their goals, chiefly by discovering and exploiting the rules of their newfound devices. Both also cover similar themes, such as "be careful what you wish for" and the ethical implications of a human having control over supernatural powers (for Death Note, it's whether one should have control over life and death; for Steins;Gate, it's whether one should have control over time).
Ones a little more SciFi, the other is a little more Fantasy. Either way, chances are, if you like Death Note you will like Steins Gate.
Both center around brilliant, eccentric individuals who are tasked with unraveling mysterious occurrences.
Steins Gate is a little more light hearted with more lovable characters; But, both have HIGHLY engaging plots for the curious sleuth or scientist in all of us.
If you like the mind game aspect of Death Note I think you'll love Steins Gate. Bear with the series. This is one serie that starts out extremely slow. But just have faith. It gets really good. The start feels horribly slow, boring and meaningless. But in the end you will get why it's buildt like that. It will all make sense if you have the patience to get through the start. And when I mean start I mean the first 7-8 episodes.
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.
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.  read more
Both revolve around how the prominence of new technology can change the course of the world for good or for bad. The issue of memory loss as a result of this technology also occurs in both of these animes. Steins;Gate is more sci-fi/time travel though.
The story follows a similar group of characters, whose actions get the attention of a mysterious and shadowy organization. Although the plot is different (Eden of the East is not about time travelling), both animes have eccentric main characters, good humor, a subtle and nicely paced romance, hackers, neets and the same feeling of suspense and mystery. Also, both animes are obsessed with cellphones.
They are enigmatic and have similar styles of humor and characters. Both protagonists are eccentric, smart, and surprisingly selfless. Both take place in a realistic world, and both protagonist obtain power that they must use for the good of the world and those around them. They have a diverse group of friend that help.
They both are really good and are some of my favorites.
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.
Mawaru Penguindrum is more of an acquired taste than Steins Gate and it won't appeal to everyone, but both deal with themes about:
- Love (Family, Friendship, Romantic and even obsessions), and the lengths people would be willing to go for a loved one
- Fate and changing fate
- Grief, death and self-sacrifice.
Both start out quite light-hearted and then all of a sudden become serious, both have a good drama element which will leave you wanting to watch more and both have twists in the plot that keep you interested until the end.
my recommendation is not like "oh the main character of this anime has a blue hair and in this anime, the main character also has a blue hair". My recommendation is more deeper than this. In this anime the brothers were using the power to change time and people's destinies to fulfill their selfish needs and just like this anime, In Stains;Gate, the main character also uses the power to change time and people's destinies to fulfill his selfish needs whether it's good or bad. If you liked the Mystery side of this anime than stains;gate is not really for you, but if you liked how science was used and how dark the anime was or how the brothers were trying to save their sister than this anime Stains;Gate is definitly for you! because guess what? the main character of Stains;Gate is ALSO trying to save two ppl that he loves so...watch this to see HIS version of trying to save someone using time :D read more
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 revolve around main characters trying to save a girl, in this instance, their sister. Both include many twists and turns in the plot that don't take away from the main storyline, and also have a deep tone of "If you watch the first episode, many random things will happen, but if you watch it all the way through, then you'll understand everything.
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.
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
This movie deals intricately with witty character interaction, good character development, and extremely similar elements of time-travel. The animation and art are both great, and the music will really pull you into the show. There are tense moments that will keep you on the edge of your seat, and there will be light-hearted moments where you can laugh. Either way, if you watch either, be prepared for one heck of a ride!
Important note:The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya is only a movie you can only fully appreciate if you have watched the previous two seasons adapted before it.
Both of these series start of quite light and humorous, before the real plot takes place. in both stories the protagonist has to use time travel to change the world to the way it originally was. Going through a lot of mental strain and hardships.
Both Anime deals with time-travel, and the MC time-travel many times just so he can fix/save the world/time he came from, both anime starts off normally but it turns NUTS really quick and there's a lot of twist along the way, both series have amazing soundtrack & character art.......
Over all both anime is one of the best anime I ever watched
The plot lines are extremely similar because they follow a lone protagonist struggling through alternate or distorted timelines. Both shows do a great job of portraying the main character's thoughts feelings as they experience this dilemma. Both are brilliant pieces of work and should be watched not only be fans of Steins Gate and Haruhi Suzumiya, but by any fan of anime in general.
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 you some mysteries to be thought about. read more
Playing in a cat-and-mouse game, Steins;Gate and Zankyou no Terror (Terror in Tokyo) crafts thriller from the essence of its story. The main characters are intelligent but faces against dangerous adversaries. Throughout both series, there are mysteries unraveled and plot twists that unfold. Tragedy ensures at some turn points as well when we learn more about the the motives of the characters and story. I recommend both series if you are interested in a thriller story with intellect.
The grafics of both animes look the same, even the intros realy look alike. In both animes the main characters work hidden for authorities to achieve their purposes.
Both give you the same calmness vibes and then they make something that will make your heart beat. Must watch series to everybody.
In the beginning we don't (talking about my opinion) get the story behind this anime.
We need to get to the lasts episodes and finally match all the pieces and then understande the meaning of the all thing and get blown away.
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.
firstly I just have to say you should obviously watch Clannad first before you watch the after-story.
-Clannad after story and steins;gate are light- hearted and happy at the start
- however they then gradually get more and more dramatic until you are practically on the floor crying your eyes out
-the endings are brilliant and make you feel completely satisfied with life
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. read more
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 has the same Visual Novel Company and it makes Science Fiction very realistic. A little bit fun in the first, but it will be getting very serious about the story and it can make you believe what will happen in the future.
Both are sci-fi anime based off visual novels made by the same companies and are set in the same universe. Both are also very slow-paced in the first half but speed up in the second.
The overall stories are very different from one another (one deals with time-travel while the other deals with robots), though the similarities are most obvious in the two lead characters- Akiho and Kaito are essentially a gender-flipped Okabe and Kurisu.
Basically, if you liked Robotics;Notes at all, you will definitely like Steins;Gate.
S;G and R;N are practically identical in structure, which is no surprise as they both originate from the same author. Both anime start particularly slow, before building up to a grand climax. Both anime also have a well developed romance between the main heroine and the protagonist. Lastly, both anime have a scientific theme to them which is given by both being adaptions of the Science Adventure universe.
S;G differs with it's scientific theme of time travel, unlike R;N scientific theme of building a giant robot. S;G also is more story drive with a more exciting plot, while R;N performs much better with it's characterisation and character development. read more
Steins;Gate contains ideas and characters similar to Ushinawareta Mirai wo Motomete.
Character-wise, both shows maintain similar casts. Besides the main character, there's the male, slightly weird best friend, the childhood friend that the MC wants to protect/save, the tsundere that's in love with the MC, and a time traveller desperately trying to alter the future.
With regards to plot, both deal with Time Travel.
I would recommend Steins;Gate to anyone who enjoyed Ushinawareta Mirai wo Motomete, but Steins;Gate is infinitely better, and would likely leave a watcher going the other way unsatisfied.
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.
While Steins;Gate is definitely the superior anime here, Chaos Head gives the watcher that feeling of confusion and messes with his or her head pretty seriously. One of Steins;Gate's strengths was keeping the watcher out of the loop while its crazy time/space changing events took place, Chaos Head also hits the nail on the head here. A lot like Steins;Gate, Chaos Head can be rather difficult to watch at times with its weaving through dimensions and time. If you are slower with subs, or have not watched a lot of subbed anime I would HIGHLY recommend watching the dub of this anime. The voice actors are fairly decent and unlike some anime, this dub is definitely watchable and does not take away from the anime as a whole. In short, if you are looking for an anime that can bend your mind like Steins;Gate did, give Chaos Head a shot. (Excuse the art which can be rough at times). read more
These two anime's share a similar resemblance not in plot or story, but in the way occurrences happen mainly on a cellphone or on a computer. And how the main characters needs to solve each piece to the "puzzle" if you will, as they go along and must rely solely on him self. Both main characters feel utterly alone at certain part of the show. There are some more similarities, that are to minor to mention.
What is time? What is the universe? Because all this happens to me? The mere fact of a curiosity, leads our protagonists to a world that seems impossible to believe. Where there are lines of time, space that should not be crossed, that will put at risk their closest beings. He will have to fight his weaknesses, with this constant mental game that makes him look like a madman, desperate to find answers to his intriguers. These series start in a similar way, the death of a person, which turns out to be a vision ?, or can be true ?, it all depends where you are. There is also an organization that is interested in our protagonists, since they are always present in the strange happenings that happen in the city. read more
- Time-travel theme, although through different ways (but both address the parallel universes theory);
- Both animes have their MC trying to change the past in order to save their loved ones;
- Strong bonds and comradeship in a group of friends.
Same basis, different execution.
Two series that explore theories of travel in time - especially if they are from the past - (Orange in a simple way and Steins; Gate in a more complex way). The two touch the subject, that the messages to the past exist, will create some change, and how they were sent. Just as these messages have meanings to avoid events of the past that mark the lives of people. At the beginning is the protagonist against these events that will mark inside her and the people around her/he, then her acquaintances will be involved trying to change the future without anyone being hurt. read more
Same director, and there's the same theory of time travel.
They both have romance, but;
> Steins;gate is heavily focused on Okabe's journey to save himself, Makise Kurisu, his friends, and (the rest of the world).
> On the other hand, Orange is focused on Naho's (Main character) redemption of her past self, and also preventing Kakeru (their friend) from taking his own life in being a part of an accident.
Both have decent plots and provides a rollercoaster of emotions for the viewers.
[A small spoiler
================= Even Okarin (Okabe Rintarou) makes a
================= special appearance in in a different body,
================= explaining the time-travel theory.] read more
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.
The settings are definitly different and at a first glance it may not seem that they are similar. They are both humouristic and have a nice feeling to them, but in both shows there are some events that puts the main characters on the edge and the story becomes a bit more complicated and darker. There are supernatural elements but both shows focus on the relationships between the characters and how they develop and deepens through out.
They're different, but the feeling you have after a certain awesomesadfunnycrazy moment in either one of them, now THAT is very much alike. Actually these series will flood you with so many different feelings that you'll find yourself confused at times.. BUT there is one feeling that I remembered experiencing a lot while watching these two, and that is . BUT again, it was worth it.
A group of friends, consisting primarily of 2 guys and multiple girls, deal with strange phenomena. In Kokoro Connect it's supernatural effects that start with personality-swapping. In Steins;Gate it's standard science fiction fare with teleportation/time travel.
Both are darker and more serious than they first seem.
Both are more character-driven than plot-driven.
Both are excellent anime that put their own spin on their respective genres (slice-of-life, science fiction).
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 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. read more
Both have the same strange and eerie atmosphere, although Lain is decidedly stranger. Lain is not about time travel, but it has the same "Matrix" feel to it. They are both crazy good, and Lain hits the ground running while Steins;Gate started a bit slower. Lain is a must watch.
Steins;Gate has a more traditional narrative structure compared to Serial Experiments Lain, but there are some notable similarities. Firstly, the cinematography and mise-en-scene of Steins;Gate takes great influence from Serial Experiments Lain (notably in terms of lighting and sound). Beyond that, both shows explore humanity's relationship with technology in science fiction terms.
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.
Jumps in the time where each creates a parallel world, where the protagonist is the great affected, but their relationships are not affected by this change. They still exist despite being parallel worlds.
The protagonist tries to reach his goal. In Tatami Galaxy this goal is simply to have a color pink life and in Steins;Gate, it is to stop an alleged conspiracy. The issue is how hard it is to get there by shedding their bucles or mental revelations.
Both are about time travel, though the principle through which they occur are slightly different.
Also, when the time travel happens, events become slightly different. The protagonist and one other person also retains their memories from the previous times they "travelled" back. In steins;gate, this is shown in the World-line shifts when d-mails are sent. (not when okabe actually travels back further in time), and in Amnesia, it just happens when the main character is in some sort of danger.
Though, Steins;Gate is more content-driven than Amnesia.
If you like stories where people move to different worlds and travel through time over and over again to save a dear friend, where the plot takes unexpected twists and turns, then Steins;Gate and Amnesia are exactly what you're looking for.
*side note Steins;Gate is the more mature and plot-driven one out of the two.
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. read more
SoL, comedy, slightly harem, time-travelling.
The MC has a male friend which isn't competition, but closer to comic relief.
The MC is quite interesting, has entertaining dialogues and interactions with other characters.
He starts off in a light-hearted SoL, which evolves into more serious drama.
Something happens to one of the protagonists, which affects the MC, but resets occur.
There is romance, which puts it above simple harem.
There is also a similar plot-line about a father who's lost very important breakthrough physics papers about alternate dimensions in a plane accident, which comes into play later on.
Though the differences may seem small at first, there is a similar atmosphere about them. Steins;Gate is essentially a slice of life anime in the disguise of a science fiction thriller. There are multiple episodes that, from the eyes of an outside viewer, would seem like filler added to pad out the plot; however, it becomes clear to one who is watching how necessary each episode is to tie the plot together. Multiple episodes towards the end of the series feel like they were yanked out of the end of a Clannad arc. Likewise, each miniature arc in Clannad is needed to reach the end. Steins;Gate essentially attempts to bridge slice of life with science fiction, while focusing on the sci-fi. Clannad works similarly but instead focuses on the slice of life, where the supernatural elements only come together at the very end.
Ultimately, though, the main similarities are the boundless, witty humor driven by each series' respective loveable male protagonist, his interactions with the people around him, how it is contrasted with a deeply moving drama, and the inevitable romance that sprouts from it. read more
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. read more
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. read more
- MCs are strong mentally, and not physically ( they usually go through psychologically stressful situations)
- Focused on a group of friends
- Both have some romance
- Interesting reflexions about the behavior of human society after a major event (time traveling/ humans with psychic powers)
- Shinsekai is darker than Steins;Gate, with less humor and a heavier atmosphere (post-apocalyptic).
- Both are science fiction anime, but unlike Steins, Shinsekai has this supernatural side to it.
- Art & Sound are better on SY, while S;G has a better plot.
For me they're both great shows, though I can't say for sure that if you liked S;G, you'll also like SY. I mean, these shows don't have a really straightforward connection, but a kind of weird, deeper one. So its possible to like only one. I'd say about 70-80% chance for someone to like the two of them, so, give it a shot ! =D
As I make this recommendation, I am referring to each series as a whole. Both animes have an interesting and complex plot. Both are science fiction, and involve time travel as a major part of the plot.
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.
The core elements are what obviously link the two animes. Lovely optimistic characters, good story line with dramatic depth twist and humor. Steins gate got it all. Charlotte is good but not as detailed as steins gate is with double the amount of episodes. So if you enjoyed Charlotte you might get a really lucky find with steins gate.
But otherway round also works ;P
Although likely different genres, both shows follow a similar pattern involving a slow, slice of life, buildup with foreshadowing throughout the first few episodes, then picking up in a big way halfway through the show.
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!
where as Steins;Gate is mostly a mystery anime, and not high pased. Darker than Black have the same mystery element, but with cool fights and high pase.
if you like the one, you'll most likely like the other.
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.
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 =)
Perhaps not the most obvious recommendation, those who appreciate an interesting concept spearheaded by an ultra-charismatic lead character will probably appreciate Code Geass and Steins;Gate. Both shows, while having several flaws, are probably the two best examples of an anime riding its narrative momentum to sail above their shortcomings. They are not the same in their concepts, but they are very similar in their goals regarding the impact it looks to have on the viewer.
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.
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.
-Highly intellectual in many ways.
-Intriguingly able to keep you on your toes at all times with suspense.
-Both explain what's going on well so that the watcher doesn't lose track of what's going on even though things can get chaotic.
-One is about time travel and the other economics, but the plot in both can get very thick.
Two "weird" groups of young people having a normal life while using some type of experimental technology. Granted, the technology used in each is very distinct, but both have some kind of futuristic elements not achieved by our current technology.
What makes Steins;Gate and Dennou Coil similar to me is the simple beginning with hints for a big mystery or conspiration that later develops throughout the story. Apart from a similar mysterious aura and issues around these new and futuristic technologies and the consequences of its use, there are also calm or fun episodes that contrast with the dramatic and dark moments present in both shows. Both also have share conspiracy elements.
Character-wise, they are immature and childish at times, but serious when the situation requires and have some development. Some characters have pretty unique designs and personalities, especially in Steins;Gate.
Steins;Gate is a more serious anime and feels more realistic, but has some fantasy/sci-fi elements like the time travel (as the genre implies). Dennou Coil also has its share of realism and sci-fi that is closest to our current technology (AR glasses) but also has a big fantasy element that is "the obsolete spaces". read more
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.
Plastic Memories is a cute anime from the writer of Steins;Gate. It is nothing spectacular, but it is definitely not bad either. This series will take control of your emotions just as Steins;Gate did. You will notice many similarities between the two series.
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.
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.
Both anime are darker than what they look like. They have a main protagonist who travels to different timelines to save a friend from an inevitable fate. Overall, both anime have similar concepts and they create a very similar mood.
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!
The worlds of Psycho-Pass and Steins;Gate are both science fiction worlds which each seems relatively realistic. They are also more serious with little or no comedy and have very good character development
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.
If you are a fan of time travel and parallel universes, then you are surely to like these two. Both have a different way of story telling apart from other anime that would be a refreshing change of pace. the two have terrific plots and awesome likable characters. They also not fall apart in terms of enjoyment level, comedy and drama.
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 Bakemonogatari (from the Monogatari series) and Steins;Gate are dialogue heavy and have little to no fight scenes, of which, personally, I really like. This means that you have to listen and recall a lot of what the characters say to understand the story to it's full potential, but if you are willing to do that then the payoff is pretty good.
Bakemonogatari has a bit more of a darker, creepy atmosphere to it compared to Steins;Gate, which has a light and normal feel to it at first and then it slowly shifts into a darker mood.
Steins;Gate is about time travel/multiple universes whilst Bakemonogatari is about apparitions and vampires. They both have a main character who is unique, and kind of crazy, and they choose to help solve other peoples problems using whatever means they can.
Both of these titles are in my top 3 anime series (I gave both 10/10), which shows that I enjoy dialogue a lot. So, if you enjoy good story and dialogue, then these anime are for you. read more
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.
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.
For sure it isnt awesome as steins;gate but both is about time travel and scientists. Both anime is about scientists who tries their time machine for first time. But Mou Hitatsu no Mirai wo is not into time lines and paradoxes.
Occultic; Nine and Steins; Gate. Two series that show us two protagonists who are looking for some recognition of their own, on the point of the work they have been doing (in O; N is a magazine about the paranormal and in S; G are the inventions). But they are not alone, they have the cheerful girl of the group that seems not to contribute much and the next characters that are added to occur strange events. Those strange happenings since the protagonists be witnesses death, of what his investigation may be taking them, at first is a triumph for him, but then they discover that as they is investigating more on the subject, they will be involved in greater problems. Both series contain a certain possibility of what may be true, which science has not been able to discover, and which now has been possible after a long time, leaving injuries in the protagonist and in those who connect with the events. read more
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 space/the past! read more
- Characters writing academic papers about their research which have worldwide impact.
- Characters debating about the implications of their research.
- Characters regretting the negative effects of their research and trying to correct the damage.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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.
Whereas the two series aren't even close, their relativity could be on characters.
First one, the main character, Okabe, kind of reminds me of Hachiman for his lone personality, half-chuuni humour(in between Steins;Gate's will and the 108 Skills of the Loner).
But the true comparison I would suggest is Yukino and Kurisu, whereas one is from America, graduated from college and the other is in firs-year of highschool, both are geniuses. As well, both are in someway tsundere (perhaps also kuudere) ; romance exists in between them and the main characters of respective series. To wrap at it, Kurisu and Yukino both seem so weak and alone, which make them all the more cute (somehow more for Yukino because the story has a tendency to dramatize). read more
The second best in the semicolon series, from the same creators as S;G. While focus is different (S;G time travel, while C;C is one part murder mystery, one part psychological horror), both feature a group of teenage characters and a science-related mystery.
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.
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 :(
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.
I know this two are not specially similar but if you liked the time-travelling thing in Chrono Stone, Steins;Gate is a very good option to watch cause it explains a lot more the concept of time and can be very funy to apply the Steins;Gate time travel concepts into Chrono Stone.
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.
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.
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.
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＼
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.
Both are sci-fi. Stein's Gate involves a mad scientist developing time travelling, whereas Kado involves an Alien, higher dimensions and mind boggling devises. In both anime character development plays an important role, so even though they are quite different they do have a similar feel.
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. :) read more
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!!
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.
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.
Both series focus on a group of friends in a laboratory, while one is focused on robotics and the other is focused on time travel, both series have similar types of eccentric characters... The mad scientist who's actually more of a goofball, his friend who is even more of a goofball, the quiet girl who hangs around the lab, etc.
Steins;Gate's story ends up getting darker at a certain point, while Atom's remains generally lighthearted, but the similarities in terms of characters, presentation, and setting are fairly similar.
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.
The two Animes starts with a humorous beginning of the 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.