Steins;Gate

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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.

Ryuju Ryuju says...

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.

theSentinel theSentinel says...

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..

Vanishment of Haruhi Suzumiya

Vanishment of Haruhi Suzumiya

Yesterday, Kyon was helping prepare for an SOS Brigade Christmas party. But today, he wakes up to a whole other world. Haruhi and the SOS Brigade are gone, Koizumi's class is missing, Asahina doesn't recognize him, Nagato is still a Literary Club member and even Ryoko Asakura has returned. As the only person who notices that everything has changed, Kyon is left to discover what happened to his friends and figure out if his life truly is better without aliens, time travelers and ESPers.

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Sakiji Sakiji says...

If you liked either of those shows you'll most likely like the other aswell - both feature time travel and protagonists who seem to be quite out of their mind.

Daleheart Daleheart says...

Both of these Anime feature great stories involving time travel. These anime do more than just provide entertaiment; they make you think. 

CanNotName CanNotName says...

 Time travel and Mystery, what more could you ask for?

Both shows have the MC trying to figure out what is happening to the time line and his friends. Which has the MC guessing where to keep the new would or save the old.

tootalls tootalls says...

Both deal with time travel and paralel time frames. There is a good deal of mystery to be solved in both. Other than the plost simularities they are both just plain great to watch.

OtakuSenseiHig OtakuSenseiHig says...

they both deal with the dissapperance and the yearning for a character that takes up most of the time of the show/movie

Jdogtoocool Jdogtoocool says...

Slice of life with a little spice just the way I like em. Both the Vanishment of Haruhi Suzumiya and Steins Gate have plenty in common. There's time traveling, a great cast of supporting characters, and all of the romantic comedy you can ask for. If you like one I'm sure you'll love the other.

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.

lumi lumi says...

Both deal with parallel universes , quantum mechanics and time-space travel, and have an intriguing argument.

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

Mirai Nikki TV

Mirai Nikki TV

Yuki is a disaffected middle school boy who has no dreams or goals in life; in fact, the only thing he has is his diary. Writing down everything he observes and documenting every thought, the young boy uses it as an outlet for his imagination. One morning, however, Yuki wakes up to find his cell phone filled with diary entries for the next ninety days. Thinking nothing of it, he continues his morning until he begins to realize that everything on his phone is rapidly coming to pass, and it isn't just mere coincidence. Now, Yuki suddenly finds himself thrust into a survival game against other future diary owners to become the new Lord of Time.

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XxxOctoberxxX123 XxxOctoberxxX123 says...

The Future Diary and Steins;Gate are both anime that will leave you on the edge of your seat wondering what's going to happen next.

Both deal with the idea of how your actions in the present will effect your future, with Future Diary having an instant result.

Both have unexpected turns and shocking twist.

And both have endings that will leave you satisfied.

So if you like one, you'll surely like the other.

KenichiSora KenichiSora says...

These two animes both had an aspect of going being able to mess with thime via cell phone, and both series have the main charactor use it for personal gain until they realise the consequences for thier actions, both shows are very interesting and if ou like one, you probably will like the other, Mirai Nikki just has epic Yandere, take it or leave it

konradqwerty konradqwerty says...

Playing with time.

Changing future.

Running away from death and fate.

Love, death.

linanimex linanimex says...

In both anime there are characters who know the future and tries to experiment with changing it. They are also experiencing the outcomes of their action in changing the future. Also towards the end of both anime the story turns more and more tense and involving.