Steins;Gate

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Durarara!!

Durarara!!

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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aleatorio aleatorio says...

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.

BlackEsper BlackEsper says...

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.

kincokinco kincokinco says...

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.

crimsonlotus42454 crimsonlotus42454 says...

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.  

RAQ154 RAQ154 says...

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

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

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?

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Asmageddon Asmageddon says...

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.

Rawrcore Rawrcore says...

Basically, characters challenging and or trying to escape "fate", and "destiny", and plots alluding to the "Butterfly Effect".  Extremely similar.

Menchi Menchi says...

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.

PrvtChurch PrvtChurch says...

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.

GrnEydDvl GrnEydDvl says...

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.

Chaos;HEAd

Chaos;HEAd

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?

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pepperman pepperman says...

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

 

Bradios Bradios says...

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.

Also, Science.

marios2010 marios2010 says...

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.

akumasaint akumasaint says...

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. 

Noein

Noein

When Haruka, Yuu and their friends decided to go ghost hunting, they had no idea the "ghosts" they'd find would turn their lives upside down. Black-clad and wielding quantum powers, these knights from the future are after an artifact of immense power that they hope will save their dimension from destruction: the Dragon Torque; and Haruka seems to be the key. As factions within the knights violently disagree on how to proceed, Haruka and the gang are caught up in a fight with the Shangri La, in an existential battle where fates of entire universes are decided.

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nymph nymph says...

Both of these titles have a strong base in science and if you like Science Fiction that uses a lot of real science then you may enjoy both titles. One thing I will say is that Noein has a very unique animation style, but both seem to have a good story/plot.

nitromonkey nitromonkey says...

Both have a decent sized cast, with a timetravel-esque plotline, but the real reason i'd reccomend these two is the fact that it mixes real scientific theory with fiction, while at the same time focusing on the relationships between the cast of characters.

DempseyROLL DempseyROLL says...

Steins;Gate and Noein both deal with time travel and alternate universes.  I highly reccomend both if you enjoy this variety of science fiction.

snivets snivets says...

The themes of these two shows deal mainly with time travel. Instead of focusing on the actual technology, the story focuses on the relationships between the characters in a world that is changed by the effects of time travel. These are two great sci-fi anime, either would appeal to fans of the other show.

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai

It is the year 1983; and in the village of Hinamizawa, on the night of the cotton drifting festival and in the days following it, a series of deaths occurs. The only hope for the village and its inhabitants is the shrine maiden Furude Rika who, with the help of her invisible partner Hanyuu, is able to travel back in time and alter the events that led to disaster. Unfortunately, regardless of what changes are made, each voyage ultimately ends with the death of Rika and many of her friends. But when Rika’s friends start remembering things that happened to them in previous worlds and take steps to avoid the same outcomes, Rika realizes that their chances of survival have never been better. Can she really challenge and defeat fate itself?

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LinkSword LinkSword says...

Explicitly telling what these two series have so much in common would be a spoiler in and of itself, so I'll just say if you enjoyed the plight of the protagonists in one of them you're bound to love the other as well.

OchanOtaku OchanOtaku says...

Both Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai and Steins;Gate involve the theme of breaking a terrible fate, and include timetraveling. If you watch both series from start to finish, you'll recognize that those two follow a very similar pattern, although their setting is completely different.

KrXss KrXss says...

Trying to tell why they are similar would spoil both series for you.  Just trust me when i say, if you liked one, you will like the other just the same, if not more so.