Somewhere in Akihabara a group of people managed to create a tool that can provide communication with the past. However, soon enough, an organization that has been researching time travel finds out about them. Will they be able to stand against the SERN organization and protect their invention?
Okabe Rintarou is an eccentric scientist who invents all sorts of objects together with the otaku hacker Daru inside what they name as the "Future Gadget Research Laboratory"; alongside them there is also his childhood friend Mayuri.
Although not in his plans Okabe discovers by accident a way to travel through time.
From the beginning until the end we see that the story revolves specially around Okabe, who calls himself "Hououin Kyouma" and he is essentially a clown that plays with time getting him into rather difficult positions which force him to deal with his own messes.
The first few episodes have a slow paced rhythm which introduce you to the main characters and the situation, however the second half is totally the opposite. You start to actually have a hard time to keep up with the fast pace and see yourself entangled with the plot. It also surprises you all the time when they explain things you almost forgot or did not think they would touch again and you are faced with questions you might have also not even thought about.
The topic of "time traveling" has been dealt with many times, however "Steins;Gate" had a different approach to it and based the whole story in a real life theory (the multiple world theory and the strange case of John Titor, a man who claimed to time travel back in 2000). This already sets a good base for a complex story that can either go wrong or well. In this particular case it is clear that they researched what they introduced in the plot trying to make it as believable as possible, and therein lies the greatness of this anime.