Steins;Gate 0 TV Anime Reveals Character Designs, New Visual
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A web countdown started by the companies MAGES. and KADOKAWA has ended on Monday with the launch of the Steins;Gate 0 anime's full website. The website unveiled a new key visual with the characters Okabe, Mayuri, Daru, Faris, Luka, and Moeka, as well as anime designs for 11 characters:
Kana Hanazawa as Mayuri Shiina
Tomokazu Seki as Itaru "Daru" Hashida
Asami Imai as Kurisu Makise
Saori Goto as Moeka Kiryū
Yū Kobayashi as Luka Urushibara
Halko Momoi as Faris Nyan-nyan
Yukari Tamura as Suzuha Amane
Sayuri Yahagi as Maho Hiyajō
Megumi Han as Kagari Shiina
Yukari Tamura as Yuki Amane
The website also confirmed that the AnimeJapan 2018 convention's Red Stage will host a stage event for the anime on March 25 at 4:25 p.m. The cast members Mamoru Miyano, Tomokazu Seki, Asami Imai, Sayuri Yahagi, and other guests will appear. The previous Steins;Gate anime's Complete Blu-ray Box Standard Edition will go on sale on April 25 with all 24 television episodes, the unaired episode, the updated 23rd episode, and the Steins;Gate film.
The same first promotional video that debuted in December is streaming on the website:
Steins;Gate 0 will premiere in April. The anime will adapt the game of the same name, and all of the cast members are reprising their roles from previous games and anime. PQube released the Steins;Gate 0 game on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in Europe and North America in November 2016.
Kenichi Kawamura (Qualidea Code, SoniAni: Super Sonico the Animation) is directing the anime at White Fox (Girls' Last Tour, Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-). Jukki Hanada (Love Live! Sunshine!!, Nichijō) is returning from the previous anime to be in charge of series composition. Tomoshige Inayoshi (Buddy Complex, Battle Spirits: Sword Eyes), who was an episode animation director for the first television anime, is designing the characters based on huke's original designs.
Kadokawa revealed the anime as part of the "Steins;Gate World Line 2017-2018 Project" in July. The company also revealed a key visual for the project.
Taka Himeno launched a manga adaptation of Steins;Gate 0 on August 4. A novel adaptation will also launch under Kadokawa's Sneaker Bunko imprint.
Steins;Gate 0, a follow-up game to the original Steins;Gate game, was initially announced in March 2015 with an anime adaptation in the works, but no details on the anime had been announced since. A previous rebroadcast of the original Steins;Gate anime took an alternate route toward the Steins;Gate 0 story in December 2015, the same month the game debuted in Japan.
PQube released the Steins;Gate 0 game on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in Europe and North America in November 2016.
Production company Mages. announced the upcoming game Steins;Gate Elite, a major update of the original Steins;Gate game with new elements, in May. The game replaces scenes in the original visual novel with scenes from the anime adaptation. The game is slated for March 15 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Nintendo Switch in Japan.
Set in Tokyo's Akihabara district, the original game followed Rintarō Okabe as he changes fate by travelling between different world lines. The game inspired a 2011 television anime as well as the Steins;Gate – The Movie – Load Region of Déjà Vu sequel, and the Steins;Gate 0 game. The game franchise boasts over 1 million copies.