Ookami to Koushinryou, Steins;Gate Recommendations
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.
-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.
Spice and wolf is very good if a big part of what you liked about Stein's gate was the Romance and banter between the male and female leads and vice versa. Thier setting are very different (medieval Europe and modern Japan) as is what drives thier plot (economics or time travel) not to mention that spice & wolf more has a few very short arcs connected by the journey of it's leads than a main plot unlike Stein's gate. The banter and slow developing romance between the two leads are very charming and funny though (Spice and Wolf and Stein's gate are rivals for me