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The eccentric mad scientist Okabe, his childhood friend Mayuri, and the otaku hacker Daru have banded together to form the Future Gadget Research Laboratory, and spend their days in a ramshackle laboratory hanging out and occasionally attempting to invent incredible futuristic gadgets. However, their claymore is a hydrator and their hair dryer flips breakers, and the only invention that’s even remotely interesting is their Phone Microwave, which transforms bananas into oozing green gel. But when an experiment goes awry the gang discovers that the Phone Microwave can also send text messages to the past. And what's more, the words they send can affect the flow of time and have unforeseen, far-reaching consequences - consequences that Okabe may not be able to handle...

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Kyuuta SAKAI Character Design
Takuya SATO Director
Hiroshi HAMASAKI Director
Takeshi ABO Music
Gaku IWASA Producer

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Death Note

Death Note

Have you ever felt like the world would be a better place if certain people weren’t around? Such grim daydreams might occur when watching the dismal daily news, but on one fateful day, Light Yagami finds that these daydreams can become reality. By pure happenstance, he comes across a black notebook entitled "Death Note", whose text within states that whoever's name is written on its pages will die. With the aid of the death god Ryuk, Light takes it upon himself to rid the world of its corruption, ushering in a new era of purity one death at a time. But as Ryuk foretells, Light's actions will not go unchallenged...

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If you liked one of these two animes, you will definitely like the other. The plot involves a lot of mystery and suspense as more and more shocking details are revealed gradually about the way things go in these animes.

Also, the main characters of these animes look pretty alike, both Okabe and Light have the same desire of changing the world, though Okabe seems to be the humorous type whereas Light is more serious about his wish to execute his idea.


While both Steins;Gate and Death Note have top of the line animation, it is the pure genious of the storyline that makes these two anime stand out from the crowd. Each features complex plots that twist and turn leaving you guessing and constantly wanting more.


Aside from the voice actor being the same for both main characters, Steins;Gate and Death Note share a stunningly similair feeling to them. The suspense gets very intense, and there is a hefty load of dialoge and explanation in both titles. The animation is also top quality, so be sure to check both out!



Although Death Note and Steins;Gate have a pretty different atmosphere, they both revolve around a highly intelligent protagonist with a racing mind, attempting to find solutions to problems that have global implications.They are filled with subtleties that further highlight their similarities, if you enjoyed either of these shows I believe that you will enjoy the other.


Both animes have great complex plots with ingrossing mystery, suspense, and action. Steins;Gate has a much more satisfying ending however and a romance sub plot that is superb.


I got a pretty similar feel for watching both of them. Both series revolve around changing the world in some form, and the protagonists share some similarities.

Whilst Death Note is more around the existence of mankind and ridding the world of people who shouldn't exist, Steins;Gate is mainly centered around time travel, and conspiracies which lie within this act. Despite these differences, they both give off a very tense feel and leave the viewer hanging on at the end of each episode to find out more.


Both are about mystery and guessing. You never know what's going to happen next. 

Both are animes that make the watcher think and think hard. Maybe even watch a scene over a few times to really wrap his head around the concept. 

Despite the intricacies and complications I would actually encourage everyone to try to watch and understand the concepts at play just to get your mind thinking about them because once it gets rolling it's really sets precedent.


both of these shows are very similar in the sense that both are very clever and have lots of dialouge. in both shows it is very essential to remember who knows what and when. 


Both of these anime have very similar atmospheres and tension. There is a lot of mystery and suspension as characters make moves that have severe consequences. These characters must be careful and plan their way in a crazy world.


Both Death Note and Steins;Gate have a story with lots of twists and suspense. They leave you theorizing about how something works or what's going to happen next. They both feature an intelligent main character whose train of thought is shared with you throughout the story. Through this way everything is clearly explained eventually.


Both are intelligent and gripping. Steins gate takes a while to warm up, but when it does it'll have you locked in, eager for the next episode.


Playing around with things that can have increadible repercussions on themselves and those around them, and lots of planning and scheming to get what they want. The protagonists are very strong and very persistent, with lots of talent for manipulation. Both very dark and a great watch.


Both Death Note and Steins;Gate share the same dark atmopshere, but Steins;Gate is way lighter of the two and nowhere as serious. Both have a very similar feeling overall and both main characters share similarities with each other. Both series also make you think of the heavy consequences your actions might have on the longer run when not thought through properly.


I can't be 100% sure but there is a very high possibility that if you liked the one of the two series you'll also like the other. They may not be the same thing at all but I can feel a similar way of thinking in both anime.

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Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica

One night, Madoka has a terrible nightmare – against the backdrop of a desolate landscape, she watches a magical girl battle a terrifying creature, and lose. The next day, the teen's dream becomes reality when the girl – Homura – arrives at Mitakihara Middle School as a transfer student, mysteriously warning Madoka to stay just the way she is. But when she and her best friend Miki are pulled into a twisted illusion world and meet a magical creature named Kyubey, the pair discovers that magical girls are real, and what's more, they can choose to become one. All they must do is sign a contract with Kyubey and agree to fight witches that spread despair to the human world, and in return they will be granted a single wish. However, as Homura's omen suggests, there's far more to becoming a magical girl than Madoka and Miki realize...

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Both deal with hypothetical science, and the characters in both with to use special powers and technology to save people and create a better future. Although Madoka Magica is also fantasy-based, they share extremely similar plot events.

Madoka Magica arguably has more "action" in terms of literal fight scenes, while Steins;Gate focusses more on suspense. Both have "dark" moments, and there are certaninly some slightly terrifying scenes, but Steins;Gate also has some funny moments that provide comic relief without compromising the actual plot; Madoka Magica has more heart-warming, affectionate scenes to establish a balance through the implementation of positive thoughts and emotions.


Both series revolve around people obataining what they desire by altering the past in Steins;Gate, or making wishes in Madoka's case. However, the people who gain what they desired end up losing something equally as precious in the process. Both series has a character who is desperately trying to defy the harsh fate and bring the world into a bright future.

Madoka is more action and fantasy based, while S;G is a realistic sci-fi series that is suspense based. However, they are both excellent anime, so if you liked one you should enjoy the other.


Despite their drastically different genres and animation styles (both very good, just different), both of these shows feature a well written epic struggle against fate with characters fighting to change destiny.


Both of the anime share a sense of hypothetical sciences. Although Steins;Gate goes much more in depth. Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica has more physical action, whereas Steins;Gate has more mental action. Both of the animes had great character bonds. At the start Mahou Shoujo appears much more childish than it really is, it's gruesome nature appears early on in the anime but not instantly. Steins;Gate gets to the more mentally unsettling nature around the end of the first season. In my personal opinion of course, actions happen before both timelines that others could percieve to be the suspense.


Both are about fighting fate to protect the ones you love. Both will make you cry to see how deep their friendship and love is. 


Series are both staples of their respective genre, they deal with deep psychological issues without being overwhelming in the first episodes rather they ease you into it.

Both are classics and I would recommend either of them to a complete begginer or an anime connoisseur.


Both shows have very different feels but the objectives of Okabe and Homura are the same. Both are caught in the trap of time as they battle to change fate. Whereas Homura's battle is against an uncaring fate, Okabe's fight is against the fate caused by his own actions. Steins;Gate is lighthearted until the climax when it takes a serious turn. Madoka on the other hand is serious from the get-go. 


Getting into details why they are similar is kind of a spoiler on both ends.

I will say this, time travel is a key par in both stories and are done really well. Both will leave you happier that you experienced them.


both shows are involved in time traveling. Steins;gate is entirely build around time traveling and the main character tries to prevent someone from being killed. In Madoka magica a side characters tries to prevent the dead of a certain someone. the difference is that madoka magica isn't only about time trvaeling, it's only a part of it


Both contain time travel worlds and plot twists that are unexpectedly amazing. Expect one thing and you get another, is what these anime are all about. I guarantee the enjoyment and production that these two have to offer.

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Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo

Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo
  • Movie (1 ep x 98 min)
  • 2006

Makoto Konno is a somewhat foolish and tomboyish high school student who spends most of her time hanging out with her two male friends. Things change one day when she suddenly gains the ability to leap through time! At first, she uses her newfound ability to do things such as preventing her sister from stealing her dessert, cheating on a test, and singing Karaoke for 10 hours. However, the small alterations she makes to the timeline turn out to have unforeseen consequences that snowball into dramatic and lethal situations for her and those around her...

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Albeit TokiKake is a bit more of the shoujo-genre, it shares one major theme with Steins;Gate - time travelling. I think that's enough for an excuse for time travel enthusiasts to check these both out. Oh, and as a side note, TokiKake is even discussed about in Steins;Gate :D


Both of these focuse on on time travel. They also show the impacs that happen when one messes with time travel. if you liked the time mechanics of steins gate then youre going to love this movie.


Both are great sci-fi time treavel stories with a bit of comedy and romance. And Toki wo Kakeru shojo is even referenced in Steins;Gate


Both start off as slice-of life and take a turn. With heavy romantic/friendship theme.  While both are funny,  Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo (The Girl Who Lept Through Time) is funny in a slice-of life way; and Steins;Gate is funny in an out there way.  Llama Man anyone? 

If you like one, you should at LEAST try the other. 


Both animes have similar plot in which main characters have ability to time leap and they are time leaping to rectify they past mistakes


They both explore themes of time travel and what happens to the people who experience it, and the alienation they recieve thereafter from having experienced things noone else in their timeline has.


Both deal with time travel in attempts to change fate. 

They both have serious moments along with light hearted moments.

It is not possible to only like one.


they both show the main characters going back in time to undo their past mistakes to let the ones they love come back safetly

Welcome to the NHK!

Welcome to the NHK!

Tatsuhiro Sato is a university dropout and a "hikikomori" – a person suffering from social withdrawal. To Sato’s dismay, his self-imposed exile from the world is rudely interrupted when a mysterious girl knocks on his door. She has charged herself with the task of curing Sato of his hikikimori ways! Now, as new problems ranging from hentai games to internet suicide spring up, can Sato manage to overcome his hermit-like ways, or will the imaginary N.H.K conspiracy force him to remain a hikikomori forever?

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Both works involve people who believe they are caught in a conspiracy. Both protagonists are possibly slightly insane in this belief, but the viewer sympathizes with the character as the anime is portrayed from his point of view. They each feature quirky humor and a plot that features a creepily down to earth scenario, albeit slightly tweaked to fit the world of the anime.


NHK and Steins;Gate both have a load of conspiracy theories, paranoia and even plain madness. At some points during both of them you really have to wonder what is actually happening and what's not. The atmosphere is dark and gloomy in both, and the main characters are equally effed up in ways. But if that's your cup of tea, like mine, then go for both!



Both share a very clever juxtaposition of reality and delusion, though one turns out to be true, the other false. The 'truth' upheld by the protagonist is surreal but incredibly funny, and is reworked and remanifested throughout the series. They also end in a strangely reconciled romantic relationship between the protagonist and the another character usually caught in the middle of delusion and reality. Loved both!


Both Welcome to the NHK and Steins;Gate revolve around eccentric protagonists trying to take down a conspiracy that has effected their lives to some extent. Both shows also feature strong psychological elements and character development, the level and scope of the conspiracies varies in both shows, but I am confident that if you were enthralled by Steins;Gate, then you will enjoy Welcome to the NHK and visa versa.   


Both have a smart plot which play around with the main character's delusional mindset and "the nothing is what it seems" type series. In the end you can't help but cheer for the character you likely wrote off as crazy during the first episode. Also, they both have glances into the otaku subculture.


Both successfully examine feelings of social awkwardness and isolation - with some cool mysteries/stories along the way. Both are also aimed at a more "mature" audience and focus a lot of characters and their relationships with one another.

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Looking for a change, Mikado moves from the countryside to bustling Ikebukuro to attend the same high school as his best friend, Masaomi. Though navigating a new school and friendships can prove tough by itself, Mikado also finds an overwhelming number of new delights and dangers in the district he now calls home. From a friendly Russian sushi bar to the violent color gangs, to even an urban legend in the form of a black motorcycle rider, each resident of Ikebukuro is unique and frightening. But the town is smaller than it seems at first, and these strange events appear to be connected. Will the growing storm sweep up the transplanted country boy and his friends or will Mikado find himself at the center of a dramatic change for Tokyo?

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Durarara!! and Steins;Gate share quite a few interesting themes:

  • Both start off with a slow paced "slice of life" ambience that, very subtly, foreshadows the following...
  • ...Jump into a neatly intertwined plot.
  • Insane characters;
  • Norse Mythology references;
  • A sprinkle of metaphysics: Time Travel (in Steins;Gate) and Norse Myth Fairies (in Durarara!!).

If you liked any of these aspects in one series, you'll most likely also enjoy the other.

Also, there's the "same voice actor" bonus: Mamoru Miyano and Hana Kanazawa.


DRRR!! and Stein both start out as fairly light-hearted explorations of new experiences, but, as hinted, slowly evolve into a much darker and more serious overtone.

It should be noted that Stein is much more of a mindrape than DRRR!!, but at the same time, DRRR!! has a fair bit more pure, ridiculous awesomeness than Stein.


If you like the suspense and cant get enough of Steins;Gate then you are going to love DR3. Giving a little bit of thought in trying to figure out problems of the characters in DR3 makes it similar to Steins;Gate, watching this is something that you wont regret.


I absolutely loved both of these animes. If you enjoyed the connections between the characters slowly surfacing in Durarara!! then you should give Steins;Gate a go and vice versa. 

Both animes are fairly intricate, and I recommend them both if you're looking for a great plot with some  humor thrown into the mix.  


Steins;Gate and DUrarara both have mystery to some extent you are unable to predict what is going to happen next and thats the reason I love them both

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