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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
Steins Gate and Chaos:HEAd are related because technically Chaos:HEAd is the prequel to Steins: Gate. Part of the issue is that there's naysayers that say they have very little in common, when in fact Chaos:HEAd and Steins; Gate affect each other in ways that are hard to follow. Taukumi in one of the timelines becomes evil and organizes the 300 counsel which controls sern etc etc.Takumi also creates the Steiner reading effect, and made it possible in his timeline to break reality or leaves you to think he's completely dilusional. But Okabe is also very similar to Takumi and there's a lot of things that are easy to miss. To actually put it into words how they are related ruins the fun of the series because there are so many small details that
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?
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.
Both are fun slice of life anime with a little spice just the way I like em. Very dark and suspenseful anime but both feature hilarious situations and a great cast of characters. If you like one I'm sure you'll like the other.
The emotions and a lot of characters'profile are similar. I love both anime then I highly recommend watching.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Steins;Gate and Noein both deal with time travel and alternate universes. I highly reccomend both if you enjoy this variety of science fiction.
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.
Both deal with parallel universes , quantum mechanics and time-space travel, and have an intriguing argument.
In both anime they focus on Sci-fi elements with some science attached to it. Noein uses a slice life approach to explore these concepts along with some action sprinkled in, while Steins;Gate explores the psychological side with a more serious and darker tone.
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?
Durarara!! and Steins;Gate share quite a few interesting themes:
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 and you are unable to predict what is going to happen next and thats the reason I love them both
Both anime are about bizarre phenomena occurring in a city setting, with various events that all end up tying together in the end.