Steins;Gate: Season 1 (2011)


Season 1
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A self-described "mad scientist" attends a lecture on time travel, where he stumbles upon a woman's dead body, and discovers that his text messages are no longer bound by the rules of space and time.

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Okabe is shocked to learn that the woman he saw murdered is not only still alive, but much smarter than he expected. Later, another banana experiment yields bizarre results.

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When Makise pays an unexpected visit to the lab, her intrusion leads to more experimentation with the microwave, a device Okabe now believes to be a time machine.

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Okabe must outsmart a maid in order to learn the whereabouts of an IBN-5100, an early computer that may hold the key to deciphering SERN's nefarious plan.

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After some late-night modifications to the IBN-5100, Okabe and his team uncover the shocking truth behind SERN's many attempts to master time travel.

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Makise calls the messages sent by the phone microwave "D-Mail"; Okabe reluctantly adds a new member to the Future Gadget Lab staff.

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Okabe takes his experimentation to the next level by texting winning lottery numbers back in time, but he fails to consider how his actions might alter the present—or the future.

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The latest experiment for Okabe and his lab mates leads to the disappearance of one of their own. Later, time-travel technology is used to make a young boy's dream come true.

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Okabe is concerned about the drastic changes his experimentation is causing. Meanwhile, the IBN-5100 disappears from the lab, and Faris is the only hope for finding a replacement.

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Yugo's part-time assistant tells Okabe about the search for her missing father. Later, Okabe is troubled by a mysterious text message.

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Series 1 of this anime show follows a self-proclaimed "mad scientist" who devises a way to send text messages to the past, which attracts the attention of an international organisation that is interested in time travel.

Cast & Crew

Asami Ima
Kurisu Makise

Critic Reviews for Steins;Gate Season 1

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Steins;Gates is a must-watch series, if only to watch how it consistently pushes boundaries in the genre of science fiction.

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Steins;Gate is an emotional, time-travel story with interesting characters and an engaging intertwining storyline.

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Steins;Gate is slow to start, but builds into an enthralling sci-fi mystery with tight plotting, memorable characters, and a genuinely novel twist on the iterative process of time travel.

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Steins;Gate manages to cover a lot of ground; it can be hilarious at times as well as downright disturbing, simultaneously both emotionally engaging and comically entertaining.

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Funny, intense and occasionally creepy, Steins;Gate contains just about everything you could ask for in an anime series.

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Audience Reviews for Steins;Gate: Season 1

  • Sep 14, 2020
    Let me start by saying Steins;Gate is an absolute masterpiece, easily one of the best works of fiction I have ever seen, whilst many criticize and typically drop the first half of the series for being slow, I believe it was a fundamental foundation which allowed for the second half of the series to be as mindblowing and palpable as it was. Steins;Gate is a must see, truly beyond its time, even nine years and several rewatches later I still consider it to be a timeless masterpiece. It has one of the most bizarre and unique time travel plots I have ever seen which make it stand out among other time travel stories in such an oversaturated genre. Time travel stories are usually filled to the brim with plot holes and inconsistencies but Steins;Gate is different as it has barely any of either.
  • Jun 26, 2020
    Beautiful - it took some time for me, but this is now one of my favorite shows of all time.
  • Jun 24, 2020
    Very entertaining if you are into lewd jokes. The whole time travelling thing quickly turns into an illogical mess and the protagonist - Okabe - (due to mental exhaustion) also acts very irrational, which can make things frustrating sometimes. But Steins;Gate has very beautiful character development and some great plot twists.
  • May 11, 2020
    A true masterpiece of its time and genre. Steins;Gate easily blends together the mind-bending concept of time travel, while maintaining an emotional connection of the viewers and the characters. You are bound to enjoy it, whether you are a newcomer to the anime life or a veteran.
  • May 04, 2020
    Without a doubt my favorite anime I've ever watched. Not a single bad thing to say about this series. If you watch it start looking for clues... its fairly complex.. and satisfying to piece together.
  • Apr 08, 2020
    I created an account for the sole purpose of telling everyone that you must watch this beautifully written/created anime.
  • Mar 01, 2020
    This is one of the best time travel shows I have ever seen. With its eccentric yet enjoyable cast, amazing plot, and consistent story line, it has made a special place in my heart. If you enjoyed this, then don't forget to watch the movie.
  • Sep 05, 2019
    The beautiful tale of a mad scientist and his wild, wild adventure.
  • Aug 05, 2019
    an absolute masterpiece!
  • Jun 29, 2019
    Superb Sci-fi thriller having time travel as its central theme. Steins;Gate is deceptive, takes times to take off, took about 7 episodes to become interesting and only became mind-boggling from episode 13 onwards, after that it was one intense episode after another. The storytelling, characters, plot, suspense, and humor are all great. The way it covers time travel paradox and it's after effects are one of the best showcased, be it in anime or beyond. The characters are all unique, wild and memorable, they fit in perfectly with the storytelling. The animation and sound itself are good, not great but better than decent. I actually enjoyed the opening soundtrack and did hear it over then skipping them. It is a very entertaining anime covering a complex subject yet ending without loose ends, a must watch.

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