Originally a visual novel that was released in Japan in 2009, Steins;Gate made the leap to seinen anime in April 2011. While the first half wasn't nearly as praised as the dramatic second half, the series found a very devoted following around the world by the time it finished its 24 episode run.
To this day, when people talk about time travel series Steins;Gate will almost certainly get mentioned even though it's now almost 10 years old. In the sci-fi series, the main character is a mad scientist living in Akihabara named Rintaro Okabe. One day, while attending a conference on time travel, he discovers the dead body of a leading neuroscience researcher and sends a text message to his friend about it… only to later discover that the researcher is in fact alive and that the text message he sent arrived in his friend's phone before Rintaro even sent it. When Rintaro and his friends discover that the cellphone-operated microwave that they have been working on can actually function as a time machine, they change the past only for there to be disastrous consequences.
Over the last decade, Steins;Gate has been wildly praised by fans and critics for its inventive and often time ingenious storytelling along with its memorable characters. Convinced and ready to give the series a try? Fantastic! So, where can you watch it?
Is Steins;Gate on Netflix in English Sub or Dub?
Steins;Gate is available to watch on Netflix but not in the US. It is only available in the UK and Japan, which is an unfortunate reality for many fans. If you want to get your fix on time travel series on Netflix US, however, might I suggest a little series called Madoka Magica?
Is Steins;Gate on Hulu in English Sub or Dub?
Steins;Gate is available to view on Hulu, but it is only available in the subtitled Japanese format. The Japanese version stars many notable talents including the man of a thousand different yelling styles Mamoru Miyano as Rintaro along with the impossibly sweet-sounding Kana Hanazawa as Mayuri.
Is Steins;Gate on Crunchyroll in English Sub or Dub?
Steins;Gate is available to watch on Crunchyroll, but it is only available in the subtitled Japanese format.
Is Steins;Gate on Funimation in English Sub or Dub?
Funimation is the official place to watch Steins;Gate in both dubbed and subtitled format. Funimation carries the entire series in both formats. The English dubbed version stars a very enthusiastic J. Michael Tatum as Rintaro.
Steins;Gate is a classic time travel series with fans all over the world. Turning 10 years old in 2021, this is a series that deserves a second or even third look with fresh eyes!
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