Learn Japanese with Anime: “Steins;Gate” (Intermediate Level)


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85% Brilliant

This is a famous animation that fascinated the audience with its excellent world view and story development. It is definitely one of the representative anime of 2011. No need for my poor reviews. Watch it!

  • Story/Worldview 100 %
  • Character 80 %
  • Animation/Background 85 %
  • Songs/Sound 70 %
  • Originality/Enjoyment 90 %
  • User Ratings (0 Votes) 0 %


1. Information

Title (Eng)Steins;Gate
Aired Year2011
GenresSuspense, Sci-Fi
SequelSteins;Gate 0



2. Synopsis

The self-proclaimed mad scientist Rintarou Okabe rents out a room in a rickety old building in Akihabara, where he indulges himself in his hobby of inventing prospective “future gadgets” with fellow lab members: Mayuri Shiina, his air-headed childhood friend, and Hashida Itaru, a perverted hacker nicknamed “Daru.” The three pass the time by tinkering with their most promising contraption yet, a machine dubbed the “Phone Microwave,” which performs the strange function of morphing bananas into piles of green gel.

Though miraculous in itself, the phenomenon doesn’t provide anything concrete in Okabe’s search for a scientific breakthrough; that is, until the lab members are spurred into action by a string of mysterious happenings before stumbling upon an unexpected success—the Phone Microwave can send emails to the past, altering the flow of history.

Adapted from the critically acclaimed visual novel by 5pb. and Nitroplus, Steins;Gate takes Okabe through the depths of scientific theory and practicality. Forced across the diverging threads of past and present, Okabe must shoulder the burdens that come with holding the key to the realm of time.

Source: https://myanimelist.net/anime/9253/Steins_Gate



3. Intermediate can Learn Japanese with This Anime

Unexpectedly, the frequency of occurrence of difficult words is as low as 3.7. However, the first half of the story is mostly filled with chunibyo, fake English terms, and 2-channel terms, so the first half of the story is mostly filled with difficult words. And because these terms are typical slang, they are honestly not suitable for learning Japanese. There is no need to dare to learn Japanese slang, but anyone who likes these genres and is an Intermediate learner should give it a try. (Because of the nature of the work, it has the advantage of being able to hear the same lines over and over again.)


Difficult Terms Occurrence Rate 3.8 terms/episode= 89 / 24
Difficulty Level20th grade= Graduated
Total Difficulty Score76.0 points= 3.8 * 20
Comprehensive JudgmentNormalin 70 to 129.9 points
Recommended Japanese LearnerIntermediate 




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