Steins;Gate Movie: Fuka Ryouiki no Déjà vu, Kimi no Na wa. Recommendations
Both are touching movies that have to do with time travelling and changing fate. Beautiful art, entertaining and creative concepts!
While also similar to the main Steins;Gate series, Kimi no Na wa and the Steins;Gate film are even more similar in that they carry many of the same compelling thematic elements. They both tackle the core theme of longing, longing for something or someone but not being quite sure of what it is or why you'd want it. They both also deal with the loss of important memories and how that can affect people who don't appear to have similar experiences. At the heart of each film is a journey, one that demands the protagonist's resolve until they figure out what – or who –
Both films deal with themes relating to love and death in the face of extreme challenges, time, and memory. However, Kimi no Na wa is far better executed than the Steins;Gate movie.
Time travel elements and also have similar "forgetting names due to timelines" kind of stuff. Just go watch it and you'll get it. It's a definitely must-watch if you have already watched Steins;Gate.
Both films feature protagonists who, as lovers, are affected by the time and distance that separates them, and must overcome these challenges to be with each other again.
If you're coming from Kimi no Na wa, watch the original Stein;Gate series first!
While watching the Steins;Gate Movie, I couldn't help but notice the striking parallels between it, and the ending of Kimi no Na wa. Kimi no Na wa captures the best parts of the relationship between Okabe and Krisu and twists it into a fresh and exciting movie set in our down-to-earth present day. Both movies are definitely worth the emotional payoff, and will leave you thinking for a long time.
Time travel elements and also have similar "forgetting names due to timelines" kind of stuff.