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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...
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.
If you enjoy the way one of these series makes you think and second-guess what is truly happening in the series, the other is rewarding in the same way. Both carry a sense of mystery and leave you eager and curious for more. It is important to pay attention and fun to theorize during both of these wonderful series.
Both animes surprised me a lot actually, perhaps because I started off with no expectations at all. They both go very deep, have plenty of character development, touch that bit of magic/supernatural - in a science way for Steins;Gate but that tops my intelligence - and enjoyable animation.
They have similar scifi end of the world type plots, hidden or mysterious enemies, mind bending plot twists, and likable characters that stick with you.
Both are excellently written anime series about characters who fight to change their fates. Both anime also contain time traveling (though Steins;Gate completely revolves around time travel, while it's only one of several plot points in Madoka Magica). Both series are very exciting to watch once they got you hooked. Though Madoka Magica also contains lots of fantasy elements (while Steins;Gate is more realistic despite the time travel elements) I think that if you like one then you'll probably like the other.
Dramatic setting, extraordinary character's depth. Great animation. And serious plot. These anime are made for people who like tension and suspense. Are you one of these freaks? Then WATCH IT!
I agree that both anime revolve (in MSMM only partly revolve) around time travel. Additionally I would say that both anime are "going down the path of psychological" anime. The longer you watch the more twisted and interestning it gets.
Aside from the obvious time travel, the overal style and tragic feeling of Madoka Magica reminded me of Stein;sGate. Both anime have astonishing visuals and well worked-out characters. Also both have a considerable amount of darkness, but some light humor and cuteness as well.
Sometimes you just do things that you think will fix everything. But then it doesn't. So you try something else, and it doesn't work. And you keep on trying over and over and over again. This is the way of the feels that reside in both of these animes. Both are absolute masterpieces, in my opinion.
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...
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.
For me Death note was the number #1 that I've ever seen in my life but then I watched Steins Gate and it beat death note although steins gate is the better anime. You can't go wrong with watching death note its really up there. Check it out!
Both Death Note and Steins;Gate have complex plots with serious, dark moods.
While the two have a very different subject matter, Steins;Gate being Sci-Fi & Time Travel oriented while Death Note is fantasy and almost an exploration in to human nature, there's something familiar with the two of them that's difficult to place your finger on.
Death Note has an incredible start but, in the opinion of many, tapers off a little later in the show, with a particularly disliked ending, while Steins;Gate is slower to start and gets better and better.
Overall, however, the two, once again, have a darker mood to them, which is acompanied by a more grown up/adult demographic. Death Note is more serious than Steins;Gate, while Steins;Gate has a fair amount of comic relief mixed in with the seriously messed up ideas in it.
Both have incredibly plots which regularly leave you guessing what could happen next and they both have more than one aspect to their stories. This makes them more accessible to everybody and leaves a reasonable overlap in people who enjoy each series.
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...
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
Both animes deal with time travel and both main characters are trying to change the past. Both shows have serious moments mixed with a little bit of comedy and romance. Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo can be more shoujo oriented, while Steins;Gate ir more thriller, but if you liked one you definitely should try the other.
Steins;Gate and Girl who Leapt Through Time deliver the same message: changing the past, even in small doses, can have consequences you might not expect. Both are varying degrees of lighthearted (at least at first) and don't have a similar plot besides the time travel aspect, but the 'moral of the story' makes these a good pairing.
The obvious connection between these two is their genre - sci-fi/time travel, but they have more in common. They both start off as a nice, light hearted slice of life anime, but soon turn mysterious and gather thrilling suspense, as every tiny change the main characters make in the past influences their present, and their lives become more and more complicated.
Steins;Gate has a darker athmosphere and more suspense, while Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo is more romantic and comedic.
The similarity of both animes are so close. I could say that they have exactly the same plot, but being different. I really loved both.
Takumi is a reclusive otaku who wants nothing more than to be left alone to play online games and watch anime. He only attends the minimum necessary to pass his classes, and rarely leaves his cramped room except to purchase the newest figurines. One evening, while Takumi is chatting online with his friend "Grim," a stranger called "Shogun" joins the channel and, after "Grim" leaves, posts a series of disturbing photographs depicting a man impaled to a wall with metal stakes. The following day, Takumi is horrified when he wanders into an alley and once again sees Shogun’s images – but this time, the gruesome scene is reality. From then on, Takumi sees the world through a new set of eyes; imaginary delusions meld with reality, and he isn't sure who he can trust. With suspicions and confusion at every turn, Takumi must struggle to determine what's going on - but most importantly, whose eyes are those eyes?
If you liked Chaos;head or steins,gate, you'd like the other because the plot and style is familliar and it's the same touch on both
They're both made by the same company, but although they share absolutely different story aspects, it's good to check both of them out since the characters, while somewhat different can be related to each character personality wise.
Both series take place in the same universe, and to be specific Steins;Gate takes place a year after the incidents in Shibuya. Although, in the anime there aren't many references, in the game there are a number of times that the NewGen incidents are mentioned.Moreover , both series play an important role in the third anime produced by the same studios and that takes place in the same universe, Robotic;Notes in which there are references and even characters that reappear from Steins;Gate and Chaos;Head.In conclusion, if you loved Steins;Gate and you're interested to know more about the characters and the world they live in, not to mention to become aware what kind of characters coexist in the same universe, then you ought to watch Chaos;Head.
Strange things happen to some what regular people and they become something more that they didn't think could happen. It also does hurt it that the game version of both were writen by the same people.
Made by the same people and very much share the same themes and stylistic features. Both are very good, but Steins;Gate is much more polished
Both are adaptations of Visual Novels that are very plot-heavy. Steins;Gate is without a doubt the more successful and well-presented of the two, but if you're interested in the original VNs then both come highly reccomended.
its not as good as steins gate but the content is unique and it is something simlar to chaos head but for me steins gate will alwasy be better but this is an anime you should watch
Same series, along with Robotics;Notes
Very similar themes, there are theories they are in the same universe.
same universe as S;G and robotics;notes, although steins;gate had a somewhat better adaptation, but been on my list since I found out about it
if its from the steins;gate makes, should be somewhat decent
Maebara Keiichi, an ordinary high-school boy, has transferred to a new school in Hinamizawa, a small rural village. At the outset everything seems peaceful and Keiichi becomes friends with a nice group of schoolgirls with whom he spends many idle summer afternoons. Suddenly violence encroaches upon the blissful peace of the village and Keiichi becomes entangled in an endless cycle of fear and death. The inconsistent, but inevitable horrors of Hinamizawa are told and retold becoming an endless and inescapable nightmare of insanity. Will it end even if the mystery of Hinamizawa is solved?
Both Steins;Gate and Higurashi are about people fighting with fate, to prevent death of their loved ones.
There are more common themes, but I'll avoid spoilers.
Basically, characters challenging and or trying to escape "fate", and "destiny", and plots alluding to the "Butterfly Effect". Extremely similar.
Higurashi and Steins;Gate are also a great match, because of the amount of suspense in both. Friends goofing around in a fixed location, which suddenly turns into a twisted game of thrill is the backbone of both titles. I definitely got equal amount of wtf-feelings during watching these, so I can warmly recommend.
If you liked either anime you would like the other because they are both about characters trying to break the cycle of time, fate, and death to save the people they love.
Additionally both are some of the most suspensful anime EVER.
Both shows feature a repetition of similar, but not identical events, as the world and the characters attempt to find a path that isn't as violent and dark as the one they are in. I feel that both of these shows appeal to similar audiences. They are both dark and psychological,, break the tension occaionally with a bit of humor, and feature the close bonds that form between people, particularly when they go through trials together.
in both animes they are first goofing around and having fun, like everything is fine but then it comes the twist and it turns out in a very dark atmosphere. in both animes are characters trying to break the cycle of time, destiny, and death to save the people they love, so that everything would be the same as it was first.
both animes have the sinking feeling of things going terribly wrong. A fate that wont stop and wont diverge. Two great stories that have good humor but brutal realities..
If You like good thrillers, You will like both, Higurashi no naku koro ni and Stein's Gate.
Higurashi, however, contains WAY more blood and violence.