The right order to watch Steins Gate

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Steins Gate is ranked as one of the top 100 animes of last 20 years. It is one that anime which involves the spectactor in a progression of emotion episode by episode. But what’s the right order to watch Steins Gate?

Steins Gate and the SciADV universe.

Fist of all you have better know that Steins Gate (and Steins Gate 0) belongs to a much wider universe dealing with science, conspiracy, mystery, and adventure as their main themes. This is the so called Science Adventure series  “SciADV“, a group of interconnected multimedia titles created by MAGES. and Chiyomaru Studio.

The series has been commercially and critically outstanding, selling more than expected for the genre and helping establish the series as the best of its kind because “the setting and situations are events that can happen in everyday life”.

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The right Steins Gate series order

You’re asking yourself ‘what’s the right order to watch the steins gate series?’ the right call should be: start from Steins Gate and then watch Steins Gate 0.

Steins Gate 0 anime adaptation is considered both an adaptation and an important complement to the visual novel, so we recommend enjoying it anytime after Steins Gate.

Steins Gate: the chronological order of events.

However when starting Steins Gate, you’ll realize that the events in Steins Gate do not follow the chronological order. In fact, it’s a science fiction anime series about timelines and time loops! We have discussed about the chronological order of the events in our related article Steins;Gate timeline explained where we put on paper the right chronological oder of Steins Gate.

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The perfect Steins Gate watch order: ultimate guide

The best order to watch Steins Gate is in chronological order to get a comprehensive understading of the anime series. Let’s look together the right sequence:

  1. Watch Steins;Gate Episodes 1-22 set up the story and characters background. At this stage, Steins;Gate story is quite straighforward.
  2. Watch Steins;Gate Open The Missing Link is an alternative ending episodes which sets things up for Steins;Gate 0. In fact, Steins;Gate 0 is a mid-quel of the original anime series.
  3. Watch Steins;Gate 0 is the mid-quel of the original series as is placed inside the original story of Steins;Gate. The series is located before 23-24 episode of the original Steins;Gatrre series.
  4. Watch Episode 23-24 of Steins;Gate. Episodes 23-24 of Steins;Gate wrap around the entire story of the anime series. The near-perfect ending for Okabe and Kurisu.
  5. Watch Steins;Gate: The Movie – Load Region Of Deja Vu. The movie of Steins;Gate takes place after the ending of the series. The storyplot of the movie is superfluous for the anime series and should be regarded as OVA.

The right order of the series in Steins Gate universe.

Steins Gate is the most popular title of SciADV series but a bunch of many other series complete the universe.

The first entry in the series was Chaos;Head released in 2008, and its expanded  Chaos;Head NoAH followed closely in 2009. The series continues  with titles such as Steins Gate, Robotics;Notes, Chaos;Child, Steins Gate 0, Occultic;Nine, and Robotics;Notes DaSH.  The next title in the series, Anonymous;Code, is expected to release during Winter 2020/2021.

The main characters of each title have a unique quirk or power that makes them integral to their story. In the visual novels, the player can affect the story’s path by making certain choices.

  • Chaos;Head and Chaos;Child: this is done by choosing delusions for the main character to experience.
  • Steins Gate and Steins Gate 0:  this is done by choosing whether or not to send messages or answer phone calls (see more about Reading Steiner ability)
  • Robotics;Notes and Robotics;Notes DaSH, this is done by replying to various tweets on Twipo (the in-universe Twitter), playing the in-universe game “Kill-Ballad,” and choosing which locations to visit at certain points in the story.

Due to its massive popularity, most of the people start with Steins;Gate first. Then they go back to Chaos;Head and continuing through the rest of the series in order.

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Steins;Gate universe and release order

Steins Gate sequel.

After the Steins Gate and Steins Gate 0 a thematic sequel is expected an confirmed. In fact, a thematic sequel to Steins;Gate has been announced and is currently in the works. This news came from an official MAGES. livestream, with the title confirmed to be the ninth Steins;Gate 10th anniversary project.

Shikura, the former president of MAGES., described the title’s relationship to Steins;Gate as being similar to Chaos;Child’s relationship to Chaos;Head. hikura notes that the game was previously referred to as “Steins;God,” but that will not be the final title. At present, only the “Steins;” portion of the final title is known.

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Steins;Gate sequel

Where can I watch the episodes of Steins;Gate?

Steins;gate is currently visible on different streaming platforms such as Netflix, Hulu, Funanimation and Crunchyroll.