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Robotics;Notes

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In the year 2019, the Robotics Club of Central Tanegashima High School has only one goal in mind: to create a working replica of the giant anime robot Gunvarrel! But doing so isn’t easy as the club only has two members: Aki, who took over the project from her now-graduated sister; and Kai, a lazy gamer who’d rather be elsewhere. What’s worse, the school’s vice principal has decided their club is a waste of school funds and plans to shut them down! Now, the duo must convince her otherwise by winning a fighting robot tournament and gaining new, machine-savvy members, but when Kai accidentally stumbles upon an unbelievable conspiracy, the Robotics Club becomes the least of his concerns...

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Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Robotics;Notes 2012 TBD
Robotics;Notes - Revival Legacy 2012 TBD
Name Role
Chikashi KUBOTA Character Design
Kazuya NOMURA Director
Yuuki HAYASHI Music
Takeshi ABO Music
Makoto KIMURA Producer
George WADA Producer
Takamitsu INOUE Producer
Tatsuya MATSUBARA Producer

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Title Author Score Date
Robotics;Notes wargol 8.2/10 Oct 8, 2013
Robotics;Notes MrChearlie 5.2/10 Mar 22, 2013
Robotics;Notes zetsubo666 5/10 Mar 22, 2013
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WickedHipsterPink

Both Robotics;Notes and Steins;Gate are anime based off video games developed by 5pb. Though their plots vary pretty drastically, they have a similar feel, as they both start out simply, with slice of life elements, but turn out to be something much more deep and intriguing.

SuriZen

Both are based off visual novels by 5pb, so they have a similair feel to them. Steins;Gate is darker, while Robotics;Notes is more light hearted. Both start off slow using humor to draw you in, but then unfold into something more intriguing. Steins;Gate pulls this off better than Robotics;Notes.

Dmarquz124

What really made me like Stiens;Gate was the logical consistancy that stayed true til the end. Instead of forcing a happy ending through shattering the logical barriers with something as clique as "the power of love", the resolution was found by digging deeper for another complex twist to solve everything; AND IT MADE SENSE!!! That alone makes it one of my top ten anime.

Siegvash

They share the origin (5pb, and both of them being a visual novel) and both of them are awesome on their own sense.They also share a somewhat similar setup starting off somewhat easy, humorous and with some "slice of life" vibe, but folding into something way more deep and complex.

Also, some of the characters from Steins;Gate have a grade of involvement in R;N like Daru and Nae Tennoji.

zetsubo666

Feel Robotics Notes was lacking or you want more than Steins gate is superior in every way you won't be disappointed. With a superior cast of characters, better story, better sound track and a superb unique main character. I wouldn't be lying to say that this is at the top of its genre and easily an anime for your top 20 if not top 10.

chisakuralucy

Both stories derive from video games made by the same developers.

As for similarities, they are both based on a novel cast of characters who are united by a scientific hobby-related club, inventing in Steins;Gate and creating hobby/giant robots in Robotics;Notes. They are also both science fiction stories set in the present or near future of when they were written, so they are a different kind of science fiction story than you get if you are watching a show set far in the future.

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KenichiSora

Along with steins;gate, these animes are based off the virtual novels made by 5pb. however i feel that thier are also a lot of similarities between the two main charactors. thier both addicted to a video game and have the same kind of aura about them. its just that the main char of chaos head is insane.

chisakuralucy

Both stories are based off of video games from the same developer, as is Steins;Gate. Robotics;Notes and Steins;Gate actually share more similarities, but Chaos;HEAd also has a lot in common, such as being science fiction stories that take place in the present/near future, and involving advances in a particular area of technology: robots in Robotics;Notes, the inventions they work on in Steins;Gate, and internet-related and frankly all kinds of bizarre and mysterious possibilities in Chaos;HEAd (too hard to explain).

The most stark difference is the main chraracters, who are all actively involved in related fields in Robotics;Notes (as well as in Steins;Gate), whereas Chaos;HEAd features the classic pure otaku shut-in dragged into fantastical mystery. Also, Robotics;Notes and S;G are very group oriented, whereas Chaos;HEAd features a much more isolated protagonist, so his quirks, struggles and perceptions greatly dominate the narrative, as opposed to being provided with multiple perspectives.

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snivets

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snivets

Giant robots piloted by kids and saving the world against all odds are common themes in these two anime. Linebarrels revolves around the main character and is more cartoonish, while R;N is more realistic and focuses equally (and well) on several characters, their relationships, and their backstories. Both are solid, entertaining examples of the mecha genre.

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