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Steins;Gate Game Gets TV Anime

posted on by Egan Loo
5pb. head Chiyomaru Shikura reveals anime adaptation of his company's game

Chiyomaru Shikura, the head of the 5pb. game production company, has announced via his Twitter account on Sunday that 5pb. and Nitroplus' Steins;Gate game is being animated for television. More details (which Shikura cannot reveal yet) will be provided in the September issues of Kadokawa Shoten's Newtype and Comptiq magazines, which will both ship on August 10. Singer/voice actress Halko Momoi also posted about the television anime adaptation in her Twitter account.

The game is the second "scientific adventure game" from 5pb. and Nitroplus, who also created Chaos;HEAd. The artist huke (Black Rock Shooter) designed the characters. The suspense story takes place in a realistic version of Tokyo's Akihabara otaku shopping district. The game originally shipped for the Xbox 360 console last October, and a Windows port is shipping on August 26. Yomi Sarachi launched the main manga adaptation in the November 2009 issue of Media Factory's Monthly Comic Alive magazine, and Kenji Mizuta launched the Steins;Gate: Bōkan no Rebellion spinoff in the February 2010 issue of Mag Garden's Monthly Comic Blade magazine.

Image © 2009-2010 5pb. Inc./Nitroplus

Update: More background information added.

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