Steins;Gate

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Robotics;Notes

Robotics;Notes

In the year 2019, the Robotics Club of Central Tanegashima High School has only one goal in mind: to create a working replica of the giant anime robot Gunvarrel! But doing so isn’t easy as the club only has two members: Aki, who took over the project from her now-graduated sister; and Kai, a lazy gamer who’d rather be elsewhere. What’s worse, the school’s vice principal has decided their club is a waste of school funds and plans to shut them down! Now, the duo must convince her otherwise by winning a fighting robot tournament and gaining new, machine-savvy members, but when Kai accidentally stumbles upon an unbelievable conspiracy, the Robotics Club becomes the least of his concerns...

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WickedHipsterPink WickedHipsterPink says...

Both Robotics;Notes and Steins;Gate are anime based off video games developed by 5pb. Though their plots vary pretty drastically, they have a similar feel, as they both start out simply, with slice of life elements, but turn out to be something much more deep and intriguing.

SuriZen SuriZen says...

Both are based off visual novels by 5pb, so they have a similair feel to them. Steins;Gate is darker, while Robotics;Notes is more light hearted. Both start off slow using humor to draw you in, but then unfold into something more intriguing. Steins;Gate pulls this off better than Robotics;Notes.

chisakuralucy chisakuralucy says...

Both stories derive from video games made by the same developers.

As for similarities, they are both based on a novel cast of characters who are united by a scientific hobby-related club, inventing in Steins;Gate and creating hobby/giant robots in Robotics;Notes. They are also both science fiction stories set in the present or near future of when they were written, so they are a different kind of science fiction story than you get if you are watching a show set far in the future.

FunnyCop FunnyCop says...

These two anime are very similar not in cast or story but in content. Steins;Gate and Robotics;Notes both have a mysterious undertone and share the same love for futuristic technology.

veqtor veqtor says...

Same creator and part of the same universe (or so some have speculated). While robotics notes is slower, I would say it has different qualities while Steins;Gate is more "out there"

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.

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

The eccentric Suzumiya Haruhi wants nothing more than to meet aliens, time travelers and espers… but she’ll have to settle for the everyday Kyon instead! Along with the mysterious Itsuki and the vacant Mikuru, the duo forms the SOS Brigade – a club whose mission is to discover the mysteries of the world. Armed with a razor sharp wit and a skill for manipulation, Haruhi will stop at nothing to have fun at all costs, even at the expense of Mikuru’s dignity!

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Menchi Menchi says...

Now there are some major similarities in Haruhi andSteins;Gate. Firstly, a weird main character who has a strong will and is determined to uncover the secrets of the unnatural. Secondly, the entourage the main character gathers around her/him, and especially that one support person with the love/hate relationship. And lastly, the supernatural theme and similair plot twist, without spoiling more.

FatalGlory FatalGlory says...

What does a show revolving around the anthropoid principle and one revolving around time travel have in common you ask? Both shows feature quirky characters, psychological elements, paranormal activity, paranoia and good character development all beneath a sugary exterior that begins to fall apart. So if you enjoyed either one of these shows, then I think that you will enjoy the other. 

Eden of the East

Eden of the East

In the year 2010, on a day called ‘Careless Monday', ten missiles hit the cities of Japan; miraculously, there are no casualties and the event quickly fades from public memory. Some time later, Saki Morimi decides to visit Washington, DC on her graduation trip to America, but that day begins a series of bizarre events. After getting into trouble with the police, she's rescued by a young man who is completely naked save for a gun in one hand and an even stranger item in the other - a phone credited with 8 billion electronic yen and a female voice on the other end called Juiz who will fulfill his every wish. Having no recollection of his past and calling himself ‘Akira Takizawa', the young man accompanies Saki back to Japan in the hopes of discovering who he is. Akira's enigma quickly proves fascinating and Saki decides to help him rather than reunite with her family; but what neither realizes is that Akira is embroiled in a dark game of life and death linked to the Careless Monday missiles. Has Saki just made a terrible mistake, and can Akira unravel his own mystery before they both lose everything?

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Riyo Riyo says...

If you like weird plans and happenstances and also odd cellphone conversations, both anime are for you. In both stories the characters act very mysteriously. The main character often doesn't know what's really going on, so the viewer is always in anticipation of the next plot twist.

lilien lilien says...

In both animes we follow a similar group of characters, whose actions get the attention of a mysterious and shadowy organization. Although the plot is different (Eden of the East is not about time travelling), both animes have eccentric main characters, good humor, a subtle and nicely paced romance, hackers, neets and the same feeling of suspense and mystery. Also, both animes are obsessed with cellphones.

Ergo Proxy

Ergo Proxy

In a futuristic world almost barren of life, mankind is confined to mechanized domed cities where A.I.’s control all aspects of life. In this world, humans are no longer born, they are manufactured in a production line; and alongside them live androids known as autoreivs. Within one of these domed sanctuaries named Romdeau lives Re-l Mayer, one of a few citizens who aren’t entirely prevented from thinking. Her grandfather's prominent position and the affection of the scientist Daedalus have left her more free will than is normally allowed, but Re-l has started to question the sanctity of the city and the citizens' perfect way of life. With mysterious beings known as proxies causing havoc and a man named Vincent causing great influence on her life, Re-l must travel outside of the city to find the answers she seeks and discover the mystery behind "the awakening".

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unreal unreal says...

Steins;Gate and Ergo Proxy are alike in that they are both psychological and deal with inner conflict as well as memories. Ergo Proxy is a little more serious and very stylized while Steins;Gate is more comedic but still equally mind blowing.

clivingston clivingston says...

Both left me with the same feeling after finishing them. i loved both. there are the obvious scifi connections but if you really liked steins gate or ergo proxy you will like the other. Both are very well written but the characters in both were what made these two tie for my favorite anime series.