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Steins;Gate


Alternative Titles

English: Steins;Gate
Japanese: STEINS;GATE

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2011 to Sep 14, 2011
Premiered: Spring 2011
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 02:05 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: White Fox
Source: Visual novel
Genres: Thriller, Sci-Fi
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 9.141 (scored by 606,356 users)
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Ranked: #42
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Popularity: #7
Members: 1,084,645
Favorites: 99,826

Recommendations

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  read more 
report Recommended by Midori-tan
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  read more 
report Recommended by Kyouma-D-Luffy
I cannot say the detail as it is a huge spoiler, but both has exact same theme and plot complexity with repetition. There are also tons of surprising factors, too. 
report Recommended by ringoo4
The love in the stories are quite different, both deal with some time travel one more so than the other but both are also very strong emotional "thrillers" if you will. You wont regret it.  
report Recommended by HikariKite
Time traveling. Changing the past has consequences on everything. Chaos theory. If this interests you, you'll love these animes. 
report Recommended by GeniusofIron
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  read more 
report Recommended by Skaya
Both anime deal with time loops and defeating fate. 
report Recommended by Obihiro
Both are thriller anime with a great deal of suspense and mystery. They both start out with a light almost happy go lucky feeling then everything turns dreadfully..dreadfully wrong. They both have great plot's, and while at first they may actually confuse the other. Higurashi just has a considerably greater amount of gore than steins;gate, but both are excellent watches. IF you like one you will probably like the other too. 
report Recommended by kokopuffs591
Both animes are about the main characters trying to change the world through unnatural means (Death Note / time travel). The protagonists Light and Okabe are both geniuses, but while Light is a self-confident evil mastermind, Okabe is a good-hearted 'self-proclaimedly mad' scientist with a fair bunch of ridiculous inventions. Both have clever plotlines that will always keep you on attention and at the edge of your seat, wanting to learn more. 
report Recommended by ilmare
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  read more 
report Recommended by AironicallyHuman
Both series superficially focus on conspiracies involving shadowy organisations and mobile phones, but are actually most memorable for their eccentric and charming protagonists, excellent humour, entertaining central romances, a strong sense of interaction between the cast and fat shut-in hackers. 
report Recommended by Enderesonix
Its about changing time/fate to save some one soo dear even if it means sacrificing oneself. So many twist keeps u on the edge of your sit every episode and story lines changes so you dont even know whats going one even when you thought you just had, it. Both Amazing animes. 
report Recommended by BeautifulViolet
This movie deals intricately with witty character interaction, good character development, and extremely similar elements of time-travel. The animation and art are both great, and the music will really pull you into the show. There are tense moments that will keep you on the edge of your seat, and there will be light-hearted moments where you can laugh. Either way, if you watch either, be prepared for one heck of a ride! Important note:The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya is only a movie you can only fully appreciate if you have watched the previous two seasons adapted before it. 
report Recommended by ShadowOfThePast
Both kei and okabe have the ability to cheat the time resets/travels and remember them. There's also a time machine in both anime, microwave in SG and Haruki in Sagrada. Both shows have slow starts and get more and more complex with each episode. Both shows have plot twists. While SG has some pandering to otaku (trap, meido, tsundere), SR has none of that. 
report Recommended by Shentorianus
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. 
report Recommended by aleatorio
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  read more 
report Recommended by Frizz925
Both have mysterious feel. And there is a similar point that both animes share. 
report Recommended by atobesama
- 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. 
report Recommended by Alinex29
Serious time travel plot which main character tried to save the one he love and both come from the same style of Visual Novel 
report Recommended by SOS_Sama
Both have the same sort of drama and similar feel at some point 
report Recommended by Meau94
Both are really boring in the first part, but get more and more exciting afterwards. Both are really dark as well. 
report Recommended by Gladeo
Both has the same Visual Novel Company and it makes Science Fiction very realistic. A little bit fun in the first, but it will be getting very serious about the story and it can make you believe what will happen in the future. 
report Recommended by getkampredx
Time traveling, Cellphones, romance, and plotholes 
report Recommended by MagicFlier
If you wanted to sound smart you can always take the line from these shows and try saying it wearing a lab coat. 
report Recommended by lapisdragon
Both series are very computer oriented. They also explore the concept of time manipulation and time traveling. 
report Recommended by SailorKagome
Male protagonist who is fighting to save those he loves with the support of those around him. You have to watch the entire anime if you want to unravel the mysteries and get the entire story. These two animes have a lot in common, but I do not want to spoil anything. 
report Recommended by CoffeeBean
The settings are definitly different and at a first glance it may not seem that they are similar. They are both humouristic and have a nice feeling to them, but in both shows there are some events that puts the main characters on the edge and the story becomes a bit more complicated and darker. There are supernatural elements but both shows focus on the relationships between the characters and how they develop and deepens through out. 
report Recommended by JaeDough
both are Sci-Fi and mystery. both have something to do with gadgets like television in persona 4 and in moblie phone Steins;Gate . both are based on games. both have a girl partner besides them. both have mysterious or dark atmosphere. both have same feelings and excitement while watching. 
report Recommended by TrOjAnHoRsE
Both use the concept of different possibilities or realities really well. Steins;Gate is a bit more straightforward sci-fi. The Tatami Galaxy is more surreal. And strange. 
report Recommended by SheasonDuerulo
This recomendation is made specifically for those looking for any and every Anime dealing with time travel. I prefer Seikimatsu, but each series has its own charm and own take on the whole matter. One is also more supernatural then the other, where as the one that is less simply deals with time travel. The characters I think are the best part of poth, as they have characters who are quite gripping. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
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  read more 
report Recommended by PawnDa
They both have a mysterious feel to it, with a dark atmosphere and based around supernatural events.  
report Recommended by Vodkas
Both are very exciting anime, with lots of plot-twists, well-made and rich stories, great voice acting and lots of thrills. In Steins;Gate you get to see time-travel and all its effects on the human mind and its possibilities. While in Code Geass you see the ambition of a young man who gets the power to command anyone to do anything and manages to create an uprising against an empire (Britannia). 
report Recommended by alkimo
Parallel worlds, mystery,... very similar, if you like amnesia you'll like steins gate too. XD 
report Recommended by gapi200
There are so many similarities between these two shows even though the plots/stories are incredibly different. first of all, both series are very dark and involve a lot of action. the main characters in both series are incredibly alluring and the female supporting cast is epic as well. mayushii and yin are both mysterious heroines whose roles and relations to the male protagonist remain a mystery throughout the series. most of all both shows own SUSPENSE!!! great thrillers that are both a MUST WATCH! 
report Recommended by aelove
Both anime rotates on a group of odd friends that seems to have a common goal. A Lot of Angst will be shown. prepare yourself if you want to watch both for they are not really the happy type of anime one usually see.  
report Recommended by akira_kuruza
Ookami to Koushinryou (Spice and Wolf) and Steins;Gate are similar in being both serious and humorous at times followed by the growing bond of relationships and the troubling events that follow. 
report Recommended by LovelyKatie-chan
Both Kuroshitsuji and Steins;Gate have there serious points and their not so serious points and have a bit of violence with something to do with a period in time Kuroshitsuji taking in place in the past and Steins;Gate getting involved with both past and future 
report Recommended by lilkk4321
Both has mind-blowing story full with twists and turns, comedy, and also tear-jerking. And both end with bittersweet feeling that makes you want more.  
report Recommended by dindasmart
Both have people that are sent back to the past. Zipang, they have a vast amount of knowledge to draw from that will help change a large war and subsequent events to come but try not to leave any significant impact on the timeline for fear of the butterfly effect and grandfather paradox. Steins;Gate, they use time travel freely and consequently create many paradoxes in which they need to keep using a time machine to go to the past and close/fix the paradoxes. 
report Recommended by ADShieldWall
Great animes that deal with SCIENCE! Both main characters are named "Kyouma" and are a bit older than your average main anime character, what gives the story a different and refreshing feel. Also, they manage to step out of many character and storytelling cliches (especially Steins;Gate) and have amazing art and soundtrack. 
report Recommended by Z_Tetriminos
Both Death Parade and Steins;Gate are filled with comedy and death. They both will keep you guessing and at the edge of your seat wondering what could happen next. 
report Recommended by LovelyKatie-chan
Both dealing with unnatural phenomenons and surrounded in mystery. The emotional leaps and ecchi that were in Steins;Gate are not present in Another, but I would say you should at least give it a shot. I enjoyed it. 
report Recommended by Lovelle
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. 
report Recommended by Mythicism
They are both sci-fi anime and considered among the best of the genre. Both are deep and are well-rounded (they have comedy, sad scenes, happy scenes, intense scenes, etc.). 
report Recommended by Jacob-Killmaki
Both of those anime are partially about time travel and it's consequences. Both are rather grimdark and sad. Both are excellent. If you liked the time travel theme of Madoka Magica 2 then you will most certainly like Steins;Gate. 
report Recommended by NeutroNShivA
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. 
report Recommended by vigorousjammer
Both share a main character blessed (or cursed) with a special power. Allowing them to change the world. Or try to... Awesome soundtrack, character development, an impossible romance, lots of plot twists, incredible seiyus (voiceovers). In the end you can't stop watching this after 4-5 episodes, you're hooked and need to finish it off =) 
report Recommended by Hyunckel
Both have extremely deep and interesting characters with many sides to their personalities. Both have elements of the unreal while keeping true to a very realistic setting. Both have great endings. Both are instant classics to viewers who are somewhat experienced in watching anime. 
report Recommended by SamuraiSnap
A must-see for all time-traveling enthusiasts. Steins;Gate explores the multitude of possibilities in the course of time as it unforlds (from a point in the past onwards) while Kokkoku is about entering a co-called stasis, a frozen frame, a single moment in time where some have the "power" to interact while the rest of the world around them is like an unmovable picture. S;G starts off really slowly but at some point BAM! it hits you strong and accelerates. Kokkoku is going fast (oh the irony!) from sec one. There's lots of violence in both cases, if you have a weak stomach better avoid them  read more 
report Recommended by drwatchon
Both anime are dark/realistc style, with good characters and some mistery. one is about time machine and the other about the mafia above the security system. 
report Recommended by Nay_Killer
The male leads get themselves involved with matters they probably should have left alone, be it time travel or making wishes on cat god statues, and set off to undoing the damage that has been done by their actions. Both are assisted in their quest by a girl they meet by pure chance. 
report Recommended by Firelord76
in steins gate, different world line is in the dream, and in black rock shooter the fighting is in the dream, realistic dream 
report Recommended by pakin
Involve a repeat of time,somebody who remebers every timeline,and they are very good. 
report Recommended by brlyan
While Baccano is not about time travel, I feel that people who enjoy Steins;gate should try out Baccano. It is bloodier than Steins;gate, but full of mystery and you get the thrill of understanding more and more each episode. Once you finish the series, you will want to rewatch it to understand it better just like Steins;gate. 
report Recommended by butterflystudios
They both have two protagonists, a male and a female, who get closer and closer in their relationship as time goes on and the more time that they hang out with each other. Both Okabe and Mizugaki face problems when they realise they are going to lose companions they have worked with and gotten to know after spending time with them. Steins;Gate goes into more detail of this problem with a slower pace and how the main character overcomes it.  
report Recommended by fillyy
Future gadgets lab - check Time Travel Cellphones - check Unintended Consequences - check The main difference is that one has cellphones that email to the past and the other has cellphones that call to the future. 
report Recommended by cipheron
Shows that introduce you to the characters through comedy, then show you how they deal with drama and matters of life and death. 
report Recommended by BoyHime732
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  read more 
report Recommended by OtakuNote87
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. 
report Recommended by SuzuMine-chan
Both anime are VERY different story wise but both have a great cast of unique characters. So if you watch anime for good characters I highly recommend. (Sorry this is my first recommendation and I don't really have much to say ._.) 
report Recommended by ZoeUchiha
both anime time travel and both anime have mad scientist Invents a time machine 
report Recommended by khayder66
Between S; G and Inou-Battle. We can find these similarities: * Protagonist with an obsession about the existence of something, which turns out to be true. In addition to inventing names and perform actions, somewhat freaks. Additionally, have a friend from childhood, which is cheerful and seeks to understand the protagonist, despite being difficult. Although with their remarkable differences, they are equally entertaining, since they are based, something that turns out to be impossible. The protagonists are getting closer, showing parts of themselves that would not show thanks to the actions of the protagonist. 
report Recommended by OtakuNote87
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! 
report Recommended by mimiiria
In my opinion, this movie is similar to Steins; Gate because Uchiage Hanabi is based on chaos theory (search it in Google for more information) Steins; Gate is based on the butterfly effect, a concept of chaos theory. therefore they are similar. And Steins;Gate have romance. The protagonist have the chance to modify something in the past.  
report Recommended by AlejoZZ
If you enjoy the over-the-top characters and tone of Zombieland Saga, you'll probably really like Steins;Gate. If you even slightly like the protagonist of Zombieland Saga, you will grow to adore Okabe Rintarou. It's just an all-around good anime for when you want to laugh, cry, cry a lot, or repeat stupid phrases over and over until your friends beg you to stop.  
report Recommended by kanon_matsubara
Both shows are similar in that they have a lot of tension, mixed with occasional humor and romance; however, Steins;Gate is more focused on the science fiction aspect while Kyoukai no Kanata is more focused on the fantasy aspect. They both have more complex plots that unfold as the series goes on. 
report Recommended by TsuiTsui
Very obvious recommendation, I know. RErideD looks like "budget Steins;Gate" with zombie robots and action. Both of them have similar time travel models with different timelines, but Steins;Gate is much more deep and complex than RErideD. They also have similar protagonists (Okabe and Derrida), who leapt through time to save somebody. 
report Recommended by kataneer
This is a bit of an odd recommendation for me to make. The reason I'm making it is simple, I have only ever liked two anime for their plot. Steins;gate and Houseki no Kuni. That is the reason I'm making this recommendation, because they're the only two anime for which the plot is strong enough to hold them up (I also want to dethrone Shinsekai Yori from the top recommendations related to Houseki no Kuni) BTW: These are two of the only three anime I'd recommend against dropping at all costs. Even if you're not particularly enjoying these, you can't get the full picture without finishing  read more 
report Recommended by Tenderizer17
To begin with, both are more brain & emotions focused rather than spectacle anime. Both are moderate on their topic (time travel for Steins;Gate, fall of rakugo for Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu). Both get honest and mature in their serious parts. Moreover, Rakugo also features some truly remarkable use of anime powers to empathize some aspects of Jap. culture (expressiveness and being able to place the camera in impossible places and jump seamlessly. And does it even better than Steins;Gate. Also, Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu features some truly remarkable characters and is quite educative on post-war Japanese culture. Both tend to ask some deep  read more 
report Recommended by kuorell
It involves; super-humans, ghosts, government conspiracies, Engrish speaking Americans, main character desperately trying to save his friends from a future where everyone dies and much more. Of, course if you watch the first couple episodes of punchline, you may have doubts as punchline is more Wacky with over-the-top humor but if you watch till the end you'll realize it was actually not what you would have expected and turns out to be different. 
report Recommended by U_V_
The Main Protagonist invited some girls to become his assistant / group members to contribute in his own project. Steins;Gate is more dramatic and thrilling while Saekano is more romantic and funny. 
report Recommended by renzospark
How about a smart main character for a change? These animes are filled with smart thoughts and enigmas to please people who love strategy, thinking ahead and planning. 
report Recommended by NatoBoram
The main character in both shows is a genius, a very weird genius with a sad past and an heartbreaking childhood. in both shows they are helped by amazing women who are reconized as geniuses and are not there just to be an object. Both have magical aspects in their storylines and are mixed with darkness and funny parts but not too distracting. Finally both leave open the possibility for sequels which is so great.  
report Recommended by letsdootaku
Both of theses tell very unique stories. Once your about 6 episodes in its very hard to stop till the end cause you need the final answers to all your questions. Makes you sad when they end cause the story is over :( 
report Recommended by SleepySRH
The basic feel of the anime is similar in both. Both feature a group of friends, each with own drama and uniqueness, who are all in the same club/lab. The focus remains on actions of the characters instead of the situations they face. 
report Recommended by grotto
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.  
report Recommended by Yorkshire_Megan
-The characters are very similar -Both are sci-fi with slice of life atmosphere -Both are excellent dramas 
report Recommended by mushroomcloud
both shows have an incredible complexity which really makes you have a good hard think about what just happened. both masterpieces 
report Recommended by TheEyeOfSa
Both have similar directory styles - most notably the ability to make even sunny weather chilling and disturbing.  
report Recommended by ButadonMeitantei
In this anime the main character go back in time to solve personal issues among other things. It is very profound and in the same time funny. Some drama but very sweet. 
report Recommended by Hoshijiro
Two works that surely share an eerie and uncanny feeling, related to the machinery and gadgets that drive the plot in the two stories respectively. However, there's still room for pleasant portraits of daily life and character development, that make it possible for the viewer to get really attached to the main cast. Both troubling, unsettling adventures with a tame use of a somewhat distressing, creepy imagery and a great use of pacing for enhancing the plot while it unravels to us viewers. 
report Recommended by DYED
I know this sounds totally ridiculous at first but hear me out -Both are about some sort of organization or club -The characters are very similar -Both display qualities of a harem anime yet don't feel like one because of their unique settings 
report Recommended by thelectricow
P5 and SG have teenagers who lead normal lives but later involve something dangerous and powerful that they will have to put every effort despite the hardships they have to go through. Ryuji Sakamoto and Rintaro Okabe have the same Seiyuu and I cannot help but compare some of their aspects. 
report Recommended by 99thEmperor
Both these anime require the viewer to use their brain alot. The theme is very different but I think most people who likes one of these anime will also be a fan of the other.  
report Recommended by Shittu
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,  read more 
report Recommended by Lolsebca
Both have: - 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.  
report Recommended by wb1
Both anime have this parallel world universe that makes the MC decide on his path. 
report Recommended by YukiNatsu
First arc has a similar existential dilemma involving time paradoxes that is present later on in SG, although executed in a more comedic fashion, in contrast to SG's thriller. 
report Recommended by Seyfert
Two quality sci-fi anime. Whereas Steins;Gate tackles the concept of time-travel, GitS 2: Innocence questions the ethics of making cyborgs/robots, and reveals the vulnerability of AI to hacking and viruses. While SG's plot is slightly stronger, GitS 2: Innocence makes for a more compact viewing, and the graphics are stunning for a 2004 anime. Since GitS 2 is reminiscent of a good old cop story, be prepared for some gunfights and explosions! 
report Recommended by Deagle_zero
They both have a dark story involving time travels. 
report Recommended by raykable
Steins Gate deals with time travel, while Saiyuki deals with demons trying to find out why demons are attacking. Both contain a great story and are worth a watch though. 
report Recommended by crazyisgood
It's a surprise this isn't within the top recommendations. The art style is similar, creating an environment of surreal and realism at the same time. Main characters are similar, with both main lead male roles fighting desperately against fate for the person they care about. Menma= Mayuri Daru= Hasida Anju= Kurisu 
report Recommended by celephaise
Steins;Gate, like many other visual novels, follows the same basic story structure as Kanon. A happy comedic first half, a tragic second half, and then a happy ending. Kanon is a far superior anime though, and probably also visual novel, though i will admit to not having read the Steins;Gate VN. 
report Recommended by arilando
It's absolutely obvious that Popotan is not even close as good as Steins;Gate , but if you like the idea of time travel and want to see the effects of it in a decent story about 3 girls, then Popotan is actually a fair choice to watch.  
report Recommended by Leinchetzu
Psychological thriller with lots of romance. More intense and tragic than Steins Gate, but definitely has a similar romantic and dark vibes as Steins Gate. 
report Recommended by st-clouds
Similar feel, melancholic, character focused. It's science fiction, action and some suspense but all that takes a back seat to the characters' dynamic - again very similar in terms of feel - a combination of scifi and slice of life. 
report Recommended by st-clouds
Both involve a person trying to do the impossible to save others. Both have incredible animation and storytelling. 
report Recommended by ninryu
Both are stories dealing with changes in time flow and main characters who notice the changes and their [mostly negative] effects. C has more of an internal, personal conflict, while Steins;Gate's conflict is more external. 
report Recommended by jigglyppuff8
Both animes have a great amount of psychological thriller, both keep you guessing, both have intellectual methods to counter problems. If you enjoyed Steins Gate intense twists and suspense, then I assure you Kaiji delievers a lot better. However if you would like to add some comedy + romance in, Steins Gate is the one. 
report Recommended by CEMPUNK
Shifting realities, trying to save someone you care about . . . Interlude is a 3 ep ova. Too bad because it could have been something quite good given time to evolve. As roriconfan said in his review of Interlude, it was original in its day but has been eclipsed by better titles. Still, if you are hungry for this type of theme, it is an o.k. watch. 
report Recommended by lisnoire
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  read more 
report Recommended by SaraSlurpsCoffee
Both are mind blowers,if you want to change your perception of the world watch steins gate. 
report Recommended by animescavenger
They both feature plots revolving heavily around divergence theory, though in very different ways. 
report Recommended by NavyCherub
Both animes have a great amount of psychological thriller, both keep you guessing, both have intellectual methods to counter problems. If you enjoyed Steins Gate intense twists and suspense, then I assure you Kaiji delievers a lot better. However if you would like to add some comedy + romance in, Steins Gate is the one. 
report Recommended by CEMPUNK
similiar animation style, mystery and thriller and various well done characters. 
report Recommended by Zockte
Both have plots involving gadgets like television and mobile phones and are adapted from a video game. Moreover, each series' MC has a girl partner beside them (and the latest one for P4G, Marie). Plus they're both of the mystery genre. And last but not least... ...both have the same excitement and worth to watch!! 
report Recommended by NajSuarez94
Both series revolve around the concept of time to fix things that were there from the start. Note that there is a dark tone within each messages unveiled from episode to episode that will shock you as if it was a rollercoaster. 
report Recommended by SlaughterDagger
Althrough both made in different way, both are about parallel/virtual worlds. 
report Recommended by abystoma2
Both Okabe Rintarou, and Rikka Takanashi have CHUUNIBYOU, or 8th Grade Syndrome. They both like to come up with irrational, over-the-top stuffs, fancy themselves with delusions, calling names and aliases, and coming up with terms like "Reading Steiner" for Okabe (about his eyes retaining the past memories), and "Tyrant's Eye" for Rikka (about her Chuunibyou powers). So, if you're a fan of chuunibyous, you can watch these anime. ;) 
report Recommended by GiancarloLS
They don't have a similar setting at all, but they share the same thriller feeling. Both are heavily psychological and involve mysterious characters from different timelines. 
report Recommended by msfredb7
Both are thriller anime with a great deal of suspense and mystery. Both are similar in that they handle a scientific air and a kind of group of laboratory. Similar feel melancholic.  
report Recommended by akashimo
Powerful organizations target the main characters. Conspiracies/terrible secrets are uncovered. While Steins;Gate deals with time-travel theories, avoiding world domination, and preventing death (and a serious love story), Canaan explores a past involving human experimentation, rivalry, and loss. Both involve a character shouldering a burden while doing whatever they can to save a dear friend. Canaan has a lot more intense fighting, but lacks a traditional love/relationship development. 
report Recommended by Corruptbomber
While the whole plot of Monogatari is not centered about it, both deal with time travel, paralel worlds and the consequnces of small changes which then affect the whole world. 
report Recommended by abystoma2
Both are about parallel worlds and traveling over time 
report Recommended by Sawada-Afif
1) Both anime focus on trying to avoid death and being captured, although Steins;Gate executes this differently. 2) Both involve a relationship between tsundere female and male characters. 
report Recommended by liddymae71
Noire = Kurisu They(Other neptunia characters) call Noire "assistant". Noire states, and I quote, "Why do I feel like denying that I'm an assistant is in my blood?" MAGES. is based off of Makise Kurisu, in search of Doc P or Doc Tear Popper. Noire is love. Kurisu is love. Need I say more? 
report Recommended by JasonX1140
Both have a dark, mysterious thriller theme. In Denpa teki na kanojo, the main character and some other people searches for the killer. In Steins;Gate, a group of scientists researches about well... steins;Gate. Therefore, both of them includes some form of investigating. There are also no fantasy, magic, supernatural whatsoever elements in either of them too.  
report Recommended by InvisibleMelody
The animation is very similar. The main characters of each show are similar as they both start to lose their humanity. Both shows have great music and stories. Both shows are fighting against something bigger then themselves. both make you take a trip on a feels train... /人 ◕ ‿‿ ◕ 人\ 
report Recommended by Russell7x7
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. 
report Recommended by Mik33o
Steins;Gate has both sad and funny parts, just like Oda Nobuna no Yabou. Romance is also a huge part of the anime; without the romance, both anime will not have an interesting plot. 
report Recommended by Kaxospere
Both anime revolve around the concept of parallel timelines, with the gist of their plots revolving around the inevitability of death throughout these different worlds. Plus, both anime have a somewhat large cast of eccentric characters, whose interactions are also important to the overall plot. 
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