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ERASED

ERASED

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.

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Hutai Hutai says...

the Main Character in both shows go back in time to prevent something horrible that will happen in the future

Oneisin Oneisin says...

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!

geoisevil geoisevil says...

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.

MckCloud MckCloud says...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

MelodicDream23 MelodicDream23 says...

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.

goldenphoenix101 goldenphoenix101 says...

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

OrangeCrust OrangeCrust says...

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.

chibiuwuu chibiuwuu says...

Both animes have an element of phsychology, mystery and time-travel, well thought out plots, and tragedy.

chasm chasm says...

Drama, comedy, a tiny bit (LOL) of time travel, these two have quite a few similarities while still maintaining unique plots and good pacing

Astelia Astelia says...

Both are interesting. Though I personally prefer Boku dake ga inai Machi (or Erased).

ScarletRain ScarletRain says...

Both has time traveling theme. Protagonists are doing everything to prevent bad things and save his friends from danger.

DanDoubleL DanDoubleL says...

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.

gintama gintama says...

Both are quite similar. The protagonist travels back into the past to save his loved ones. I enjoyed both these anime.

YuiYui YuiYui says...

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.

LadyPsychic LadyPsychic says...

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.

notoriousj0e notoriousj0e says...

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.

luckie13 luckie13 says...

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.

Silvrex Silvrex says...

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.

Chitaka Chitaka says...

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

Aerythrin Aerythrin says...

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.

Nauman Nauman says...

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.

sengir4 sengir4 says...

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.

sunnysuraj sunnysuraj says...

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. 

Oblithian Oblithian says...

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.

OSHMKUFA OSHMKUFA says...

dont get me wrong EraseS is still knowhere near on the same level as Steins gate, however it has a good story and like steins gate the story hops in out of time with tragedys and light humour along the way. its definitely worth a watch :)

Jqwhippet Jqwhippet says...

Steins Gate starts a little slow than ERASED but both of these series are have got Brilliant Scenario. When you start watching you lose time tracking. Highly recommended. Must Watch!!

Andist2024 Andist2024 says...

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Itsukie Itsukie says...

Both anime are around time travel, and the reason for the travel is the same.

Save the ones who are important to them.

I think if you like Steins;Gate you are most likely to like Erased, or the other way around, since both animes are on the same topic.

Another thing that occours in both animes is that both main characters  have "enemies", therefore forcing the main character to change the past a couple of times.

Stormia Stormia says...

time travel and time problems and every thing about time

and friends helping each others

Kash30 Kash30 says...

If you like the whole time travel genre, you will really like this alot. Decent mystery story and great soundtrack.

Sky4U Sky4U says...

Both anime have a time travel aspect. That makes them similar. In addition, both main characters try to save a person close to them.

DesuChan51 DesuChan51 says...

They are able to travel through time with one goal in mind. They are both tragic, and aim to save someone who could not save themselves. However, Erased is a little more serious.

howtoprocrastinate howtoprocrastinate says...

Both of the main characters have abilities that allow them to time travel. Both shows unwravel the mysteries behind a character's death. 

Dellsimkin Dellsimkin says...

Well that's hard to describe without spoilers so to keep it short and simple It's a drama and a mystery and it involves time travel or I mean they involve these things.

asteritz asteritz says...

Both Steins; Gate and Erased have the same general plot of time traveling in order to save someone.

XxTheLordxX XxTheLordxX says...

Both of them Are about Time lines and that u must not change things way too much but u still need to change things they both have the same kind of mistery that makes you think whithout stop about what will happen

irlydontknow irlydontknow says...

They share the similarities as going back in time after something bad happens, so mainly going back in time is the connection between the two

MapleBoy MapleBoy says...

They both revolve around time travel elements

although steins gate focuses mainly on the consequrnces of time travel and how time is cruel, erased focuses on how time travel can be used to help people

Soapbubble Soapbubble says...

Because everyone else says you will lol so yeahhh just writing some stufff lalalalala why do they have to be 100 characters long sheesh thats huge

Neoa Neoa says...

time travel yes

KYUSK KYUSK says...

The both animes have time travel 

Perruche Perruche says...

Both anime involve time travel in order to change what just happened or what will happen. Both main characters have a sense of duty and want to make the world a better place

Re:ZERO: Starting Life in Another World

Re:ZERO: Starting Life in Another World

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...

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SugoiJan SugoiJan says...

Feels similar in some ways. Involves time-leaps, loud protagonist, and allows itself some graphic violence.

imhawt imhawt says...

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.

Wakasagihime Wakasagihime says...

Time resets for the protagonist to fix what is wrong and their mental state going array from doing so.

FullmetalDragon FullmetalDragon says...

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.

DanDoubleL DanDoubleL says...

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.

MockingEntropy MockingEntropy says...

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.

Psynova Psynova says...

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.

ClassicAnime ClassicAnime says...

SPOILER ALERT:

They both revolve around retrying certain events if they fail.

PurplePeopleEater PurplePeopleEater says...

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.

Jarubakit Jarubakit says...

I just want to agree on this recommendation to help out. Now I'm just filling up hundred characters.

cronognosis cronognosis says...

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.

Sul Sul says...

Pretty sure everyone else have covered everything so far about the similiarities plot wise. So, just watch it.

sudneu sudneu says...

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

AhmedBarrak AhmedBarrak says...

they are both great anime shows related to time shift and time travel the plot is good and the graphics are even better 

MatHatter MatHatter says...

In both anime the Main Character has a way to travel back in time and they both experience a lot of traumatic experiences (people close to them dieing over and over again), wich they try to correct by traveling back in time. 

gintama gintama says...

The time leap was very much similiar, seeing the people you care about die and leaping back in time to save them again and again is something both the shows share.

EdgyNoodle EdgyNoodle says...

Both shows involve time travel and have similar themes in them. A lot of the characters have funny, earnest, and easygoing personalities, yet have difficult problems do deal with. Both shows perfectly blend dark situations with humor. 

Shinya0Makishima Shinya0Makishima says...

the main similiraty in these two anime is that both of the MCs reincarnate dozens of times....and also, they both go through a depression-phase at a point but then recover from it in amazing ways

MudkipMaster132 MudkipMaster132 says...

The reason I suggest Steins;gate, is they soon both introduce the element of reliving the same experiences with the power to change the world-Although others don't seem to remember. While Subaru is cursed with Return by Death (returning to the world every time he dies) Okabe uses his Reading Steiner to remember what happened in his previous (life, world line-whatever you want to call it). They both experience traumatic experiences and attempt to resolve it. In the continuation of steins;gate, an alternate timeline, Okabe does something differently at the end which results in deep depression and trauma from his actions. Subaru is blinded by madness every time he dies, in which he questions his sanity as of why nobody understands, resulting in others hating him over and over again. Or do they..?

lanachan42 lanachan42 says...

There are many similarities between these two shows. Both anime were animated by the same studio (White Fox). Both involve time loops with recurrent character deaths, and this takes a toll on the protagonist's mental state in both shows. Both characters have an otaku and somewhat socially inadequate protagonist.

The main difference is the setting: Re:Zero is an isekai which takes place in a fantasy world with magical elements, while Steins;Gate is more of a sci-fi story taking place in the real world and centered around a group of nerds in Akihabara. Also of note is that unlike Steins;Gate, which pretty much has a complete story in 24 episodes, Re:Zero is still ongoing and will need several seasons to be completed and as such many questions are still unanswered.

irlydontknow irlydontknow says...

Re:zero and Steins;Gate share the similarities of going back in time after something bad happens to make it right again.

MapleBoy MapleBoy says...

Steins gate and re zero both focus on a sort of time travel iE. Knowing something bad will happen aheadnof time, both show the main character driven to insanity by their loved ones or close friends getting killed, while steins gate may focus more on points of time that cant be changed and trying to escape from times cruel clutches re zero focuses more on the struggle to move forward in a world where death is not the end

survivalist survivalist says...

Both animes have a similar plotline, which involves looping through time. Both of them is pretty good, if you liked the plot in one of them, you will most likely like the other. Btw both of them are made by WHITE FOX.

silverfa silverfa says...

because they come from the same studio, they also have a lot of mystery. Even Re: Zero can play with the audience's emotions because the main character keeps getting into trouble.

Bildnow Bildnow says...

Your brain will go spirlling after watching these anime. its one of those expect the unexpected anime 

Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Puella Magi Madoka Magica

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...

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Diulf Diulf says...

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.

dokurochan dokurochan says...

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.

Daleheart Daleheart says...

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.

Ozoi Ozoi says...

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.

neocow neocow says...

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. 

Zyst Zyst says...

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.

Larkawolfgirl Larkawolfgirl says...

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. 

tootalls tootalls says...

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.

JohnWatchAnime JohnWatchAnime says...

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

Azukano Azukano says...

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.

TropicalSwirl TropicalSwirl says...

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.

DawnOfTheDutch DawnOfTheDutch says...

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.

sansvoid sansvoid says...

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.

LadyPsychic LadyPsychic says...

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.

AllenCz AllenCz says...

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!

Loria13 Loria13 says...

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.

AnnaCupcake AnnaCupcake says...

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. 

Brightstar Brightstar says...

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.

tailrena tailrena says...

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.

SugarNoble SugarNoble says...

>Steins gate: It has the coming back time stuff, just like the mad cientist tries with his friend

drizzy999 drizzy999 says...

Both use the supernatural and sci fi in sophisticated ways. Both shows are darker than they seem. Both shows have well rounded characters that go through character development.

Death Note

Death Note

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...

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justukyte justukyte says...

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.

Daleheart Daleheart says...

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.

Menchi Menchi says...

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!

 

RunRynRynRun RunRynRynRun says...

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.

CrimsonWater CrimsonWater says...

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.

Wolfiexe Wolfiexe says...

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.

Lipekun Lipekun says...

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.

maladox maladox says...

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. 

discospider discospider says...

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.

Cerulean1 Cerulean1 says...

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.

Arachin Arachin says...

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.

Rfsancho Rfsancho says...

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.

Cosmocha Cosmocha says...

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.

Aevel Aevel says...

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.

imhawt imhawt says...

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!

yourface32 yourface32 says...

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Beizs Beizs says...

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.

tailrena tailrena says...

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!

DepressiBoi DepressiBoi says...

Both have high stakes, mystery and suspense. You'll be kept on the edge of your seat till the end. 10/10 would recomend

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

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...

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Menchi Menchi says...

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

Davidf5024 Davidf5024 says...

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.

PorcupineHead PorcupineHead says...

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

neocow neocow says...

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. 

Lel0uchViBritannia Lel0uchViBritannia says...

Both animes have similar plot in which main characters have ability to time leap and they are time leaping to rectify they past mistakes

McGreddy McGreddy says...

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.

tootalls tootalls says...

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.

lilien lilien says...

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.

sothis sothis says...

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.

Starletka Starletka says...

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.

karembadawy karembadawy says...

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.

Nicknames Nicknames says...

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.

YolToorShul YolToorShul says...

                                          

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JONDAMAN JONDAMAN says...

both demonstrate why changing the past is a bad idea and that every action has a counteraction. s;g is more serious and dramatic.

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. 

SprightlyMonkey SprightlyMonkey says...

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

lewdnasty lewdnasty says...

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.

imhawt imhawt says...

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

veqtor veqtor says...

Same series, along with Robotics;Notes

Very similar themes, there are theories they are in the same universe.

EruOtaku94 EruOtaku94 says...

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

Stormbrook Stormbrook says...

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 

When They Cry: Higurashi

When They Cry: Higurashi

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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Llamamoe Llamamoe 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..

TheHigurashiGuy TheHigurashiGuy says...

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.

Herohades Herohades says...

Thematically, both shows cover the idea of fighting with fight, and turning back time to try to get a better, less violent outcome. Which means they both have a very similar mood to them, of overpowering odds pressing against the characters.

What this also means is that the plot of both focus a lot on taking a complicated series of events, and working through them in order to figure out where everything went horribly wrong. 

Welcome to the NHK!

Welcome to the NHK!

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?

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Qplayer Qplayer says...

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.

Menchi Menchi says...

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!

 

doratai doratai says...

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!

RunRynRynRun RunRynRynRun says...

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.   

bokusenou bokusenou says...

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.

blitzmut blitzmut says...

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.

Jdogtoocool Jdogtoocool says...

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.

ToshiSatou ToshiSatou says...

The emotions and a lot of characters'profile are similar. I love both anime then I highly recommend watching.

Noein: To Your Other Self

Noein: To Your Other Self

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.

SuriZen SuriZen says...

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.

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.  

Lel0uchViBritannia Lel0uchViBritannia says...

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

GabiiTachibana GabiiTachibana says...

Both anime are about bizarre phenomena occurring in a city setting, with various events that all end up tying together in the end.