After bluffing his way away from Kurisu, Okabe then receives a mysterious video message on his phone that is scrambled when he opens it.
Later on, Okabe hears a scream and sees Kurisu lying in a pool of blood with signs that she was stabbed to death.
As he sends a text about it to one of his fellow 'lab members', Itaru "Daru" Hashida, Okabe feels a strange sensation, suddenly finding the street he is on to be deserted and discovering a strange satellite has crashed into the building he was just in.
Okabe later discovers that the text he sent to Daru was received a week before he sent it, just before encountering a very much living Kurisu.
Okabe is surprised that Kurisu is alive, before being humiliated by her during a lecture concerning time travel.
After getting some provisions from the androgynous Luka Urushibara, Okabe meets Suzuha Amane, who is hired by his landlord Yūgo "Mr.
Braun" Tennōji as a part time assistant in his electronics shop below Okabe's apartment.
is an anime adaptation of a visual novel game of the same name by 5pb. It follows a self-proclaimed mad scientist named Rintarō Okabe who, along with his friends, manage to invent a microwave that can send text messages into the past, allowing him to travel between alternate worlds.
The series is produced by White Fox and aired in Japan from April 6, 2011 to September 13, 2011, also being simulcast on Crunchyroll.
An original video animation episode was released with the final BD/DVD volume on February 22, 2012.
by Kanako Itō, which is the opening theme to the Xbox 360 version of the visual novel.
A series of short original net animation episodes, titled Steins; Gate: Sōmei Eichi no Cognitive Computing, have also been produced in collaboration with IBM.
On December 2, 2015, an alternate version of Episode 23 was aired as a part of the rebroadcast of the series, in order to promote Steins; Gate 0 and its anime adaptation.
In the summer of 2010, self-proclaimed mad scientist Rintarō Okabe goes to Doctor Nakabachi's seminar on time travel with his friend, Mayuri Shiina.