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Video game Steins;Gate is now an anime

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Though details won't be revealed until the September issues of Newtype and COMPUTIQ, Chiyomaru Shikura, head of game developer 5pb., announced via his Twitter account that the video game Steins;Gate will be receiving an anime adaptation. A joint production between 5bp. and Nitroplus, the game is considered their second "scientific adventure game" and is an indirect sequel to their prior release Chaos;HEAd, which received an anime adapatation by Madhouse in 2008.

Steins;Gate will be a suspenseful story set in a realistic depiction of otaku haven Akihabara. Though not stated, the new anime could possibly draw on elements from a manga adaptation by Yomi Sarachi or the spin-off manga Steins;Gate: Bokan no Rebellion by Kenji Mizuta.

The thing that catches my eye most about my announcement is the beautiful artwork I found during a quick search on the game. The character designs were done by Huke, best known as the creator of the Black Rock Shooter character, which I seem to be unable to avoid mentioning in articles this week. Spoiler: my next article also mentions her!

[via Anime News Network]


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