Amazing storyline, amazing character development, amazingly drawn, amazing is the word to describe every bit of this anime, it has no filler episodes, and you can never catch a breath, it is filled with " Oh shit" moments, it makes you cry, it makes you laugh, it makes you smile, this anime successfully takes you into a ride of emotions without hurting solid storyline, this is a MUST WATCH for any anime fan on the planet, do yourself a favor and watch this.
I've seen a lot of Anime. I've seen Dubbed anime, and I've seen subbed anime (by the way the English voice-overs are spot on, and you'd regret not watching it in English). I've see crazy over the top anime, and I've seen down to earth anime. I've seen plots that make sense, and a whole hell of a lot of plots that don't.
This series beats them all.
I'm not joking. I love this show more than Lelouch of the Rebellion R1 and R2, though that show's ending is still the best ever. I love this show more than Gurren Lagann, though that show is probably the most inspiring show ever. Steins Gate's time travelling plot holds more water than Bioshock Infinite. The grim, gritty consequences are more heart wrenching than most of the Doctor Who plot twists. And it's genuinely funny to boot.
The characters are some of the most fleshed out in any series ever. Some of the characters fall under classic anime tropes, but you care about them as individuals because they are more than just skin deep. The anime quality and style is almost mesmerizing (I watched it in 1080 resolution), and since they take the time to flesh out the story line, much of the time there is no one speaking, you just have to watch.
If you haven't seen it, watch it. At the time of this review there have only been 3 other reviews, which is a crime. They only reason to stay away is if you need there to be action and fighting and blood in every episode, because there isn't. Also, if watching story-lines about time travel sickens you, stay away. Of course, if you hate feeling feelings, crying tears, and emotionally satisfying conclusions, you should probably stay away from this show for those reasons too.
For the rest of you, stop reading this review and watch the show. STOP.READING. NOW. GO. WATCH. STEINS. GATE.
Steins;Gate is deeply affecting and meticulously constructed time-traveling science-fiction anime.
It stars a diverse and likable cast with clear motivations and depth. The score is memorable and immersive. The animation is crisp and detailed. I found myself listening to the opening and ending themes of each and every episode, not just because because I enjoyed them, but also because I wanted the show to go on for as long as it could. The one negative thing I have to say about Steins;Gate is the comedy is a bit hit or miss, your degree of amusement is largely dependent on how much you like Engrish.
Nonetheless this is a show that no fan of anime, science-fiction, or well told stories should miss.
The story is well put together and the plot can hardly be said with out spoiling too much. I will say that it is about time travel and at times, can be very unpredictable and shocking. Other times? Perhaps a little cliche. I did enjoy the plot and how every piece broke it self apart and put it self together for a satisfying ending. The OVA (1 episode) is needed for that feeling. Dubbed or subbed? Both are very well done and though I do like the Japanese slightly better, one particular character is much more annoying in the subbed.
A must watch if you are a drama fan, this series was great to watch and it's one of those that makes you want to sit down all day and watch it all at once, not many series do this to me but this was great and very well done. Also if you are a fan of Chaos Head I believe these two animes have something to do with one another, wish Crunchyroll published it.