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


Score: 9.071 (scored by 13974411,397,441 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #32
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #13
Members: 2,559,142
Favorites: 189,324

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

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

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

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


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

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Opening Theme

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"Hacking to the Gate" by Kanako Itou

Ending Theme

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


Apr 16, 2024
"Steins;Gate" isn't just a TV show; it's a mind-bending journey through time and the human psyche. Set in the bustling district of Akihabara, Tokyo, this anime series, adapted from the visual novel of the same name, delivers a narrative that's as intricate as it is emotionally resonant.

At its core, "Steins;Gate" follows the story of Rintarou Okabe, a self-proclaimed mad scientist, and his eccentric group of friends who accidentally discover the means to send messages to the past using a modified microwave. What begins as a quirky experiment quickly spirals into a gripping tale of consequences, sacrifice, and the blurred lines between cause and effect.

One of ...
Mar 24, 2024
Mixed Feelings
TLDR: Interesting story idea, poorly written and bad execution. 6/10.

Style and Animation: Ok, nothing astounding. Character styling and world backgrounds were decent. For the animations, nothing too intricate, but there's probably a lot more moving still frames than one would noticed if they weren't distracted by the story.

Sounds and Voices: Decent soundtracks, they fit the series, but weren't overbearing that you would feel like it's out of place. Voices were fine, you could tell who was who and the voices felt appropriately chosen.

Character growth and Likeability: Could have been better. Male and female leads receive most of the series focus and end up being more ...
Jan 1, 2024
The story is basic, the art style is the same as most anime but less saturated, the male characters are gross and annoying, nobody has goals that I can relate to, and it takes way too long for any simple story beat to happen

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

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