Steins;Gate 0 Anime's 2nd Promo Video Previews Kanako Itou's Opening Song
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Steins;Gate 0 will premiere on Tokyo MX, TV Aichi, KBS Kyoto, Sun TV, and TV Q Kyuushuu on April 11, and it will also air on AT-X, BS11, and Tochigi TV. AbemaTV wll stream the series beginning on April 11. Retailers Sofmap and Neowing are listing the series with 23 broadcast episodes and one unaired episode that will ship on home video.
The anime's returning cast includes:
Kana Hanazawa as Mayuri Shiina
Tomokazu Seki as Itaru "Daru" Hashida
Asami Imai as Kurisu Makise
Saori Goto as Moeka Kiryū
Yu 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
Ayano Yamamoto as Nae Tennōji
The following four characters above are making their anime debut in the upcoming series, and the cast are reprising their roles from the Steins;Gate 0 game.
Mariko Honda as Katsumi Nakase
Hina Kino as Kaede Kurushima
Yōji Ueda as Alexis Leskinen
Maya Nishimura as Judy Reyes
The anime adapts the game of the same name, and all of the cast members are reprising their roles from previous games and anime.
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.
Rock band Zwei is performing the ending theme song "Last Game."
Taka Himeno launched a manga adaptation of Steins;Gate 0 last August. 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 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in North America and Europe in November 2016. Spike Chunsoft will release the game for PC via Steam on May 8.
Production company MAGES announced the upcoming game Steins;Gate Elite, a major update of the original Steins;Gate game with new elements, last May. The game replaces scenes in the original visual novel with scenes from the anime adaptation. The game was originally slated for March 15 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Nintendo Switch in Japan, but it has been delayed to a general 2018 release date. Spike Chunsoft will release Steins;Gate Elite in North America and Europe for the PS4, Switch, and PC via Steam this year.
Set in Tokyo's Akihabara district, the original game follows Rintarō Okabe as he changes fate by traveling 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 has more than 1 million copies in print.