Both have different worlds and the concept of time travel
Both anime deal with time loops and defeating fate.
Both main characters have to go through painful experiences to finally save the people around them. Both of them repeat incidents.
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.
Although Steins;Gate is not as gory and bloody as Higurashi, both have the concept of repeating the same scenes over and over again.
In Steins;Gate the protagonist repeats the same events multiple times to save the people he loves.
In Higurashi, Rika repeats the same events over and over again to try and save the town of Hinomizawa.
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.
Both involve people going back in time to prevent a negative future event
- Both have different timelines and worlds
- Each time they mess up in another world they jump to another one.
- Tries to save someone's life
Tragedy, frustration and efforts that seem vain are present in both of these series.
The sci-fi/supernatural approach is similar, but they have different plots overall.
The hooks in both series are also simlar, as they build questions and curiosity whenever they have the chance. Pretty much masters of pace.
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
Both have psychologic-incident by their experiences.
although the plots and concepts are different,these series have similiar theme is for trying to help their friends/change bad fate by time travel.
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!