After discovering time travel, a university student and his colleagues must use their knowledge of it to stop an evil organization and their diabolical plans.
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Mamoru Miyano ...
 Rintaro Okabe / ... (25 episodes, 2011-2012)
Asami Imai ...
 Kurisu Makise (25 episodes, 2011-2012)
Kana Hanazawa ...
 Mayuri Shiina (25 episodes, 2011-2012)
Trina Nishimura ...
 Kurisu Makise / ... (25 episodes, 2011-2012)
Jackie Ross ...
 Mayuri Shiina / ... (25 episodes, 2011-2012)
J. Michael Tatum ...
 Rintaro Okabe / ... (25 episodes, 2011-2012)
Tomokazu Seki ...
 Itaru Hashida (24 episodes, 2011-2012)
Tyson Rinehart ...
 Daru (24 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Suzuha Amane / ... (21 episodes, 2011-2012)
Yukari Tamura ...
 Suzuha Amane (19 episodes, 2011-2012)
Saori Gotô ...
 Moeka Kiryuu (13 episodes, 2011-2012)
Yu Kobayashi ...
 Ruka Urushibara (12 episodes, 2011-2012)
Masaki Terasoma ...
 Yuugo Tennouji / ... (12 episodes, 2011-2012)
Jessica Cavanagh ...
 Moeka Kiryu (11 episodes, 2011-2012)
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Okabe Rintarou, a university student who refers to himself as Crazy Mad Scientist Hououin Kyouma and his lab's members work on a microwave device that can transfer messages to the past. Without getting captured, they should get it working in order to beat the evil organization, SERN and stop their evil plans. Written by j4x

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Faris said she has an ability to see into people's hearts just by looking into their eyes, which she calls the "Cheshire Break". See more »

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Okabe usually doesn't have shoes on in the lab, yet when he walks around you hear the sound of shoes stepping on the floor. A strange goof for such a well-made anime. See more »

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Suzuha Amane: Everyone gets help from someone else at some point in their lives. So someday, you should help someone too.
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Tokitsukasadoru Juni no Meiyaku
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A gripping story... with a slow start
25 July 2012 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

It's been some time since I've seen an anime that I enjoyed so much. Especially when I thought I was done with the genre because of the repeating themes and motifs.

Steins;Gate is a cleverly written anime revolving around Okabe Rintarou aka the self proclaimed mad scientist Hououin Kyouma and his meddling with time. I can't tell more without giving the best part of the story away.

I started watching the show after seeing that it had favorable reviews and I must admit that the beginning is kind of slow. The spark that ignites the main conflict only shows up later, which is a rather peculiar structural property of the plot. However, I will say this: if you're somewhat appalled by fan-service characters, overly dramatized reactions, childish characters and anime stereotypes, wait patiently because a beautiful story is about to unfold and the necessary plot preparations must be done. For this story, a careful setting of the stage is very important.

What I enjoyed most was the chemistry between the two protagonists and the way these character develop. Also, the execution of the time travel story was well done, time travel being a genre that many have failed to illustrate properly.

And now, the bad parts. The pace of the show is rather irregular with a slow start and a somewhat abruptly orchestrated (yet satisfying) finish and many of the characters lack depth; they just fill a designated role. Also, science part behind the time travel gadget did not really convince me.

I would rate this show with an 8 but in the end, I really enjoyed the characters and the interactions between them. Also, the big WTF moment was really... WTF. That's why I'll be a bit subjective and add an extra point. I would be more specific on the extra point but I do not want to spoil you.

I really hope that I will have the opportunity to watch more anime of this quality. Truly, a job well done.


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