Anime Spotlight - STEINS;GATE 0

by ANN Staff,

Broadcast starts April 11th, 2018 (JST)

Key Staff

Director: Kenichi Kawamura
("Qualidea Code" (TV), "SoniAni: Super Sonico the Animation" (TV))
Series Composition: Jukki Hanada
("Beyond the Boundary" (TV), "Love Live! School idol project" (TV), "Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!" (TV), "Steins;Gate" (TV))
Original Character Design: huke
("Black Rock Shooter" as Original Work, Original Character Design)
Character Design: Tomoshige Inayoshi
("Buddy Complex" (TV))






Introduction

This anime is based on the popular game STEINS;GATE, an installment in the "Science Adventure Series" of games. The game is so popular, in fact, that it has sold over one million copies. The game was adapted into a 24-episode anime in 2011, which was met with great critical reception. A film titled Steins;Gate: The Movie − Load Region of Déjà Vu opened in only 18 theaters throughout Japan in 2013, the number of theaters screening the film increased to 110 due to its great popularity. The film ended up selling over 400 thousand tickets for a total gross of 5.6 hundred million yen (about US$5.297 million).

Steins;Gate Zero, which will begin broadcasting in April, is based on the concept of "What if Rintaro Okabe had given up on saving Kurisu Makise in the Beta World Line during Steins;Gate?"

Story

Winter 2010, on the Beta World Line... This is the story of protagonist Rintaro Okabe in a world line in which, despite having experienced a great amount of pain and grief, he gave up on saving "her." Enveloped in despair, his comrades worry about him. What happened to "her," the one who couldn't be saved? This is the "zero" story of Steins;Gate featuring a number of new characters.

Character Names & Descriptions & Seiyuu

Rintaro Okabe

Voice: Mamoru Miyano

The leader of the Future Gadget Laboratory. He currently feels powerless due to a certain incident.

Mayuri Shiina

Voice: Kana Hanazawa

Okabe's childhood friend and one of the only people that really understands him. She's a member of the "lab" Okabe runs.

Itaru Hashida

Voice: Tomokazu Seki

A genius hacker who is called "Daru" by the members of the lab. He's also quite knowledgeable when it comes to Akihabara geek culture.

Kurisu Makise

Voice: Asami Imai

The brain of the lab whom Okabe tried to save. She lost her life on July 27 in Akihabara.

Moeka Kiryu

Voice: Saori Goto

She's silent and always has a poker face, but she's quite the chatterbox when she texts on her phone. She has a morbid dependence on her cellphone.

Luka Urushibara

Voice: Yu Kobayashi

A boy who often has his gender mistaken due to his appearance and mannerisms. His nickname is "Lukako."

Faris Nyan-nyan

Voice: Halko Momoi

A laid-back girl who works at a maid café in Akihabara. She always puts a "nyan" at the end of her sentences.

Suzuha Amane

Voice: Yukari Tamura

A time traveler who came from the future. Her clumsiness and tendency to stand out might come from her experience from living in a different time period.

Maho Hiyajo

Voice: Sayuri Yahagi

A researcher who is Kurisu's senior at college. She often gets mistaken for a child due to her appearance.

Kagari Shiina

Voice: Megumi Han

A girl who was adopted by Mayuri in the year 2036. She lost her parents in a war. She traveled back in time together with Suzuha, but got separated from her.

Yuki Amane

Voice: Yukari Tamura

Suzuha's mother and Daru's future wife. She has a positive way of thinking, and doesn't worry about the little things.

Cast

Rintarō Okabe
Mamoru Miyano
Mayuri Shiina
Kana Hanazawa
Itaru Hashida
Tomokazu Seki
Kurisu Makise
Asami Imai
Moeka Kiryū
Saori Goto
Luka Urushibara
Yu Kobayashi
Faris Nyan-nyan
Halko Momoi
Suzuha Amane
Yukari Tamura
Maho Hiyajō
Sayuri Yahagi
Kagari Shiina
Megumi Han
Yuki Amane
Yukari Tamura
Nae Tennouji
Ayano Yamamoto
Katsumi Nakase
Mariko Honda
Kaede Kurushima
Hinako Kino
Alexis Leskinen
Yōji Ueda
Judy Reyes
Maya Nishimura

Staff

Original Creator
Chiyomaru Shikura/MAGES.
Director
Kenichi Kawamura
Series Composition
Jukki Hanada
Scenario Supervision
Naotaka Hayashi, Tatsuya Matsubara, Takuya Nishimura, Ryō Yasumoto
Original Character Designs
huke
Original Future Gadget Design
[email protected]
Character Design
Tomoshige Inayoshi
Prop Design
Asako Inayoshi, Shigeyuki Koresawa, Tom
Art Setting
Tom, Shigeyuki Koresawa
Art Director
Takeshi Kodaka
Color Design
Miyuki Sato
Special Effects Director
Kumiko Taniguchi
Director of Photography
Tomoyuki Shiokawa
3D Director
Miki Yoshida
Modeler
Hiroshi Souma
Editor
Hitomi Sudō
Sound Director
Tomoyuki Yamaguchi
Music
Takeshi Abo, Nobuaki Nobusawa, Moe Hinata
Music Producer
Takefumi Kanaya
Music Production
MAGES.
Opening Theme Song
"Fatima" by Kanako Ito
Ending Theme Song
"LAST GAME" by Zwei
Animation Production
WHITE FOX
Prodution
Future Gadget Laboratory

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