Steins;Gate (シュタインズ・ゲート, Shutainzu Gēto) is a Japanese visual novel developed by 5pb and Nitroplus.
The story of Steins;Gate takes place in Akihabara and is about a group of friends who have customized their microwave into a device that can send text messages to the past. As they perform different experiments, an organization named SERN, who have been doing their own research on time travel, tracks them down and now the characters have to find a way to avoid being captured by them.
The anime adaptation of the visual novel Steins;Gate was initially announced on July 25, 2010, where Chiyomaru Shikura announced on his twitter account that Steins;Gate would be adapted into an anime. Further details about the adaptation were revealed in the September 2010 issues of Newtype and Comptiq. The adaptation is produced by White Fox and began broadcasting in Japan on April 6, 2011. The adaptation is directed by Hiroshi Hamasaki and Takuya Satō, with series' composition by Jukki Hanada and music by Takeshi Abo and Murakami Jun.
Steins;Gate 0 is the sequel to the visual novel released in 2015 by 5pb. The anime adaptation was broadcast in 2018. It takes place at the end of the original Steins;Gate, set in the Beta worldline. After failing to prevent the death of Kurisu Makise after inadvertently killing her himself, Rintaro Okabe falls into depression and refuses to travel into the past any further to once again try to save Kurisu and prevent World War 3 from occurring. Several months later, Rintaro meets Maho Hiyajo, a neuroscientist who worked alongside Kurisu in the United States. Upon learning that Rintaro was allegedly friends with Kurisu (although not in their current world line), Maho and her professor, Alexis Leskinen, make him a tester for their Amadeus program, in which they have created an A.I from the original Kurisu's memories from before she came to Japan. As Rintaro interacts with Amadeus Kurisu and gets to know Maho, he once again starts to experience shifts in worldlines outside of his control.
Powers of the Verse
The main character, Okabe Rintarou can travel time with his consciousness to change the timeline. Other than that, the verse is similar to our real world.