Stein’s Gate Synopsis:
A group of friends have customized their microwave into a device that can send text messages to the past. As they perform different experiments, an organization named SERN, who has been doing their own research on time travel, tracks them down and now the characters have to find a way to avoid being captured by them. Stein’s Gate is set in the summer of 2010, approximately one year after the events that took place in Chao’s Head, in Akihabara.
Stein’s Gate Story: (Spoilers Alert)
The story of Stein’s Gate begins on July 28, 2010, in Akihabara, with Rintarō Okabe and Mayuri Shiina heading towards the Radio Kaikan building. Inside the building, Rintarō finds the body of Kurisu Makise with a pool of blood in a room. He leaves the building with Mayuri in a panic and sends a text message to Hashida Itaru about the incident when all the people around him suddenly vanish. They reappear moments later but no one around him seems to have experienced the same phenomena that he did.
Rintarō and Hashida Itaru runs into the same Kurisu from the Radio Kaikan building later. Rintarō explains what he has gone through and Hashida then mentions that he received a text message similar to what Rintarō described one week ago. Upon further investigation, they realize that their customized microwave can be used to send text messages to the past and names these messages “D mail”. The characters later discover that SERN, an organization that has been researching time travel for some time, has actually succeeded in sending humans into the past although they seem to have all resulted in the test subjects’ deaths. Kurisu later enhances the microwave with the ability to send one’s memories back in time, effectively allowing one to travel back in time.
SERN finds out about Rintarō and his friends because of the first D mail he accidentally sent out on July 28 and sends a team to retrieve the device. During this operation, Mayuri is killed by SERN’s unit. Rintarō travels back in time numerous times to try to save Mayuri but this proves to be futile as Mayuri ends up dying even in scenarios where they manage to avoid SERN’s men. After much effort, Rintarō regains possession of the IBN 5100 PC that they lost earlier and with it Hashida can now crack into SERN’s systems and delete the evidence of Rintarō’s original D mail. However, Rintarō realizes that doing so would put him on the world line that he originally was on July 28 which is the one where he found Kurisu’s body at the Radio Kaikan building. This means that he would have to sacrifice either Mayuri or Kurisu to save the other. Kurisu and Rintarō eventually decide on saving Mayuri and Rintarō deletes the evidence of his D mail from SERN’s database.
Some time later, Suzuha Amane arrives on a time machine from 2036 and asks Rintarō to go back in time with her to July 28 to save Kurisu from her fate in an attempt to change the future that has been destroyed by World War 3. However, this operation ends in a disaster as Rintarō ends up killing Kurisu by mistake. This failure is revealed to have been part of the operation in a video D mail from the Rintarō of 2025. As Kurisu was not saved, Rintarō and Hashida spent the rest of their lives working on enhancing the D mail’s capabilities as well as a time machine so that they could tell the current Rintarō to go save Kurisu. If Rintarō had just saved Kurisu, a time paradox would have occurred. The Rintarō of 2025 tells the current Rintarō to go back again and create a scene where it seems as if Kurisu died to fool the original Rintarō of July 28 to send his D mail, which ultimately triggered all the events up to this point.
Rintarō and Suzuha return a second time but as the props that Rintarō brought for the operation did not seem to be functioning properly, he protects Kurisu by provoking her attacker and Rintarō is stabbed instead. Rintarō uses his stun gun on Kurisu and the attacker escapes in fear. Rintarō lays Kurisu in his pool of blood just as she seemed when he first saw her body on July 28. Suzuha and Rintarō both travel back to Rintarō’s current time holding on to the hope that the future has changed. In the final scene of the game, Rintarō and Kurisu reunite by chance in the streets of Akihabara.
Stein’s Gate Characters
The player assumes the role of Rintarō Okabe, the protagonist of Steins;Gate. Okabe is a self-proclaimed mad scientist and often refers to himself under the alias of Kyōma Hōōin, which is also the name he uses to introduce himself to other people.
Voiced by: Mamoru Miyano
Kurisu is the main female protagonist of the game. She is a neuroscience researcher at an American university, and can speak and read English well. Having had her research published in the academic journal Science at the young age of 18, Kurisu is extremely talented.
Voiced by: Asami Imai
Mayuri is a long time childhood friend of Okabe and is a bit of an airhead. Mayuri enjoys creating cosplay costumes and has a part-time job at a maid cafe called “Mayqueen Nyannyan”.
Voiced by: Kana Hanazawa
Hashida is an experienced hacker who has known Okabe since high school. He is very skilled at computer programming and with old and new computer hardware. He is also well-versed in things pertaining to otaku culture. Okabe and Mayuri refer to him by the nickname Daru, which is based on his given name Itaru.
Voiced by: Tomokazu Seki
Moeka is a tall girl that Okabe bumps into in Akihabara and is on a search for the IBN 5100 personal computer. Moeka is extremely protective of her mobile phone and becomes agitated if someone tries to take it from her hands. She is very shy and prefers to talk to someone by sending them a text message instead of speaking, even if they are right in front of her.
Voiced by: Saori Goto
Ruka is a male bishōnen who looks strikingly like a girl, and even wears the traditionally female miko attire despite being a boy. Kurisu initially mistakes him for a girl.
Voiced by: Yu Kobayashi
Feiris works at the maid cafe “Mayqueen Nyannyan”, the same maid cafe that Mayuri works at, and is the most popular waitress there. Her real name is Rumiho Akiha.
Voiced by: Haruko Momoi
Suzuha works part-time for the landlord of Okabe’s flat and is on a search for her father in Akihabara. She enjoys riding her bicycle and appears to be at odds with Kurisu because it is said that she came from the year 2036 where the time machine is completed by Kurisu who is working for SERN.
Voiced by: Yukari Tamura
Stein’s Gate Episode List
|01||Prologue of the Beginning and End|
|02||Paranoia of Time Leaps|
|03||Paranoia of Parallel Process|
|04||Rendezvous of Abstract Fluctuation|
|05||Rendezvous of Electrical Charge Conflict|
|06||Divergence of Butterfly Effect|
|07||Divergence of Fault|
|08||Homeostasis of Dreams|
|09||Homeostasis of Illusions|
|10||Homeostasis of Compliments|
|11||Dogma of Time and Event horizon|
|12||Dogma of the Static Limit|
|15||Missing Link Necrosis|
|17||Made in Complex|
|23||Open the Stein’s Gate|