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Satoru Fujinuma is a reclusive part-timer with no plans for the future. What sets him apart from the other slackers in his town is an involuntary time travel ability that allows him to jump back several seconds in time in order to prevent accidents and even deaths. As incidents around town begin reminding Satoru of a childhood trauma he'd sooner forget, he finally begins to question what caused his ability to surface and whether or not it's powerful enough to change the past.
the Main Character in both shows go back in time to prevent something horrible that will happen in the future
There is some reflection, a sci-fi atmospheer, the main characters wants to save someone, he got a power he doesn't understand... Realyif you enjoyed steins;gate just go on!
Both have a focus on time travel and using it to save people, which has its consequences. As of writing this ERASED only has one episode out, so it's hard to tell if there will be more similarities to come, but from just the first episode I knew that this show had the potential to become as great as Steins;Gate.
This will probably be the least informal recommendation here; but, these two animations appeal to the same audience. Erased starts off with the same vibe you got when Rintarō Okabe, from Steins;Gate, starts to feel the full effects from the butterfly effect. That serious tone and feeling of uncertainty along with satisfying character development has me screaming that this animation is worth the watch.
It's hard to talk about ERASED without spoiling much, suffice to say there are a lot of very similar themes between it and Steins;Gate, and if you enjoyed one, you will definitely like the other
Similar dark storyline with helpless protagonist. Time travel oriented, but the concept of time travel is flawed in that the protagonist is powerless to do anything but simply watch events go by.
Both animes have an element of phsychology, mystery and time-travel, well thought out plots, and tragedy.
Drama, comedy, a tiny bit (LOL) of time travel, these two have quite a few similarities while still maintaining unique plots and good pacing
Both are interesting. Though I personally prefer Boku dake ga inai Machi (or Erased).
Both has time traveling theme. Protagonists are doing everything to prevent bad things and save his friends from danger.
The two have similarly unique twists to the time travel genre- rather than physically travelling to the past, the protagonists find themselves in their younger bodies, whether by a few days or by decades, with knowledge of the future.
Both are quite similar. The protagonist travels back into the past to save his loved ones. I enjoyed both these anime.
Both follow someone who travels in timein order to prevent something from happening in the timeline that they sit in, even if it risks their future. Both mains are quite determined characters who won't stop and will do anything for what they want to occur, they also both have a more serious approach to this idea.
Both anime deal with time travel (albiet in different ways). The protangonists of both series try to save the people they care about. Both series have great production values and can get rather intense at times. If you like one of these series then you should check out the other.
Although both Steins;Gate and ERASED are science fiction anime dealing with time travel to some degree, that is not the reason that these two anime are so great. Both manage to tell a gripping story without any action. Time travel is touched on in both anime, Steins;Gate to a larger degree, but that doesn't define the anime. With only a moderate suspensiion of disbelief, ERASED and Steins;Gate offer intricately woven tales withrealistic and relateable(mostly) characters. Both are excellent, and while Steins;Gate is cemented as a classic in the anime world, ERASED may be on its way to doing the same. I would reccommend either in a heartbeat.
The most obvious fact you should watch these two shows is that they both use time travel to prevent something from happening. That is true however the time travels work slightly differently and the two shows offer a slightly different take on time travel, in Erased it seems involuntary wheras in Steins; gate they are actively trying to travel in time. Both stories are rather bittersweet, but I must admit that Erased is slightly easier to get into as the first 9 or so episodes of Steins;gate is character development. Don't let that discourage you, both shows are worth watching, and even if at the end you find Erased disappointing, you can still formulate your own opinions about it without being brainwashed by the internet.
These two animes are so similar. Erased and Steins;Gate both use time in order to save someone. Both animes gives you the plot twists and feels. Definitely recommended.
Both Erased and Steins;Gate involve multiple leaps of time travel by one person to try and save the lives of one or more other people. They both have a similar suspense and strategic approach to changing the future and they both show just how much some "insignificant" actions can affect the future at large. Steins;Gate however has a more scientific approach however and it gives much more explanation of just how the time traveling works
These are both time-travel anime which focus on the main character working to save the life of a dear friend (Steins;Gate) or someone they feel sorry for (ERASED). The art styles are different, but both shows are filled with tension and twists.
They both are capable of giving you them feels and are slightly romantic with time traveling and twists throughout their stories. I would say they both are sad+beautiful.
Both deal with time travel, and the issues that arise from not taking those ramifications seriously. Both very suspenseful, and take you on a wild ride, with plenty of twists and turns.
Both revolve around concepts of time travel and the complicated way that reality can be altered by those who partake in it. They take different approaches, but they both manage to do so in a way that's inventive and interesting. Steins;Gate is a little more comical at first, while ERASED has a serious tone from the beginning with small moments of humor. Steins;Gate is a tad bit more psychological, as well.
Like Steins;Gate Erased has it's own unique executions on the basic time-loop plot. If you love time Time-Loops, you will like both. Erased has a broader appeal, so it is more likely you would enjoy it coming from Steins;Gate, than the opposite.
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.
1.Both series involve time leap.
2.Both seires have unexpected plot twists.
More details of their similarity may contain spoilers.
Madoka has more action and fantasy element while Steins;Gate focuses more on suspense. Anyway, both are worth watching.
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.
Both series are quite similar in terms of suspense, tension and atmosphere. Main characters in both series showed their incredible intelligence.
Both series have amazing plot twists, though Death Note does better in its first half while Steins;Gate has an excellent second half. If you like one of them you may like the other!
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 is 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.
Both series focus on a character that travels to the past to fix something that is afecting their current timeline and they have to deal with the consequences of changing the past. They also start in a light-hearted way, but then they get serious once the plot kicks in.
Anyway, if you liked one you'll definitely enjoy the other.
Natsuki Subaru, an ordinary high school student, is on his way home from the convenience store when he finds himself transported to another world. As he's lost and confused in a new world where he doesn't even know left from right, the only person to reach out to him was a beautiful girl with silver hair. Determined to repay her somehow for saving him from his own despair, Subaru agrees to help the girl find something she's looking for...
Feels similar in some ways. Involves time-leaps, loud protagonist, and allows itself some graphic violence.
Stiens gate is absolutetly the best anime ever created. It is my favorite anime of all time because the story is beutiful and so is the humor. I love animes with great story's to tell and this one made me tear up which doesn't happen quite often.
Time resets for the protagonist to fix what is wrong and their mental state going array from doing so.
Time travelling goodness with a lot of reoccurring character deaths. Apart from the fact that one is set in a fantasy world and the other isn't, they are both quite similar.
Despite opposite settings, both of these series feature time looping as the main plot device, a likeable nerdy protagonist, and strong character development, plus similar themes of selflessness and looking forward rather than behind.
Re:Zero and Steins;Gate featured an MC with similiar power: time travel. And the 'time travel' aspect of these series isn't just some cool sci-fi material, it has a little dark element attached to it: 'death'. Both MC tried to save people around them from the hand of the reaper, they also touched upon the psychological aspect of the MC as the only one who remember the events from before the timeline is altered. Also, both series are produced by the same studio and have fantastic, fluid animation. They both seem to have their funny, relaxing moments and their more dramatic and intense ones.
Re:zero is GATE meets Steins;Gate. Death, tragedy, love, time travel? You will laugh, you'll cry but the worst part is waiting for the next episode to come out.
They both revolve around retrying certain events if they fail.
The main character is forced to watch the one he cares about be killed over and over and over. Both characters are able to go back in time but often times they have repeat similar events several times before getting it right. The feeling of hopelesness and the trauma of repeating tragic events takes a large toll on their minds.
I just want to agree on this recommendation to help out. Now I'm just filling up hundred characters.
If by any chance you have some kind of masochist pleasure when you watch your favourites characters die over and over again while going through a never ending loop of time leaps, well... Enjoy.
Pretty sure everyone else have covered everything so far about the similiarities plot wise. So, just watch it.
both include time travel and very similar aspects like going back in time and the butterfly effect. honestly if you like one you will like the other