Anime recommendation: Steins;Gate

Some weeks ago I watched the last episode of Steins;Gate, a Japanese anime from 2011 with 24 episodes.

It was actually really good and I would like to recommend it.

It’s about a self-proclaimed “mad scientist” named Rintaro Okabe who together with his lab members invents a device that makes it possible to send messages to the past and hence change the present and future. In the beginning of the anime, he witness the death of a young and talented neuroscience researcher who will come to be his good friend and heroine of the series. Okabe does all he can to prevent her death.

Okabe Rintarou & Makise Kurisu (Steins;Gate)

But changing the past obviously isn’t easy and it’s impossible to know what the outcome will be by a simple single change. Okabe will – together with his friends – face a lot of obstacles and the ending is pretty surprising.

The character are easy to like and it all takes place in the otaku area Akihabara in Tokyo. It got a lot of humor, sometimes – unfortunately – ridiculous ones like “oops, I grabbed your boobs” and so on.  And sometimes it’s a little bit confusing with time-jumps, but maybe it’s because I watched it before I went to sleep. ^_-

Steins;Gate

Opening theme: Hacking to the Gate by Kanako Ito

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