Our 7 Favorite Ships in Steins;Gate

Our 7 Favorite Ships in Steins;Gate

Steins;Gate follows the adventures of a group of friends who accidentally discover a device that can send text messages back in time.

The series is set in Akihabara, Tokyo, where Okabe Rintaro, a self-proclaimed mad scientist, realizes the true potential of the device and sets out to change the course of history.

But with every change, there are consequences, and Okabe soon learns that altering the past comes with a heavy price. Now he must find a way to undo the damage he has caused.

The anime hints at many romantic relationships between its characters, which has led to the creation of various "ships" among fans. Let’s take a look at all these ships and their significance in Steins;Gate.

1. Okabe x Kurisu

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This is the most significant ship in the series, and it involves the two main characters, Okabe Rintaro and Kurisu Makise. Their relationship is complex and nuanced, with each character struggling to express their feelings and navigate the challenges they face. Their chemistry is palpable, and viewers can't help but root for them to end up together.

2. Darling x Mayuri

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Darling is the nickname given to Itaru Hashida, one of the members of the Future Gadget Laboratory. Mayuri Shiina is Okabe's childhood friend and a key member of the group. Their relationship is sweet and innocent, with Darling frequently doting on Mayuri and protecting her from harm.

3. Moeka x Okabe

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Moeka Kiryu is a shy and introverted character who becomes obsessed with Okabe and the Future Gadget Laboratory. Their relationship is one-sided, with Moeka harboring feelings for Okabe, while Okabe is more focused on his work. Their dynamic is complicated and often leads to tension within the group.

4. Suzuha x Daru

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Suzuha Amane is a time traveler from the future who comes to the present to help Okabe and his friends. Daru becomes smitten with her and frequently flirts with her, despite her reluctance to engage in a romantic relationship.

5. Lukako x Mayuri

Lukako Urushibara is a gentle and kind character who struggles with gender identity. Mayuri takes Lukako under her wing and becomes a supportive friend, which leads to a sweet and wholesome relationship between the two.

6. Faris x Okabe

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Faris NyanNyan is the owner of a maid cafe and a close friend of Okabe's. Their relationship is playful and flirtatious, with Faris frequently teasing Okabe and calling him "Kyouma". However, their relationship is never fully developed, and it remains a minor ship in the series.

7. Ruka x Okabe

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Ruka Urushibara is Lukako's friend and a shy and timid character. Ruka has a crush on Okabe, but he is oblivious to her feelings. Their relationship is one-sided, and it is never fully developed.

Personally, I am a devout Okabe x Kurisu fan, but do tell us about your favorite ship in the comments below!