Rintarou Okabe

Rintarou Okabe is a anime/manga character
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Main character of Steins;Gate, the self-proclaimed mad scientist.

Origin

During his time in elementary school, roughly around 1999, Okabe came down with a severe fever and collapsed from his illness. He muttered the words "Everything I saw began to flow together". After recovering from the illness Okabe received the power of the "Reading Steiner" which allows him to retain memories from previous diverging timelines.

Throughout his early childhood and beyond, Okabe was very close friends with Mayuri Shiina. Mayuri suffered a great loss when her grandmother died, reaching up into the sky as if attempting to join her. Terrified of losing his best friend he adopted his mad scientist persona, Kyouma Hououin, and told Mayuri she was his hostage and would have to stay with him, a reference to an old monster movie the two had watched together.

Okabe then founded the Future Gadget Laboratory, where he and Mayuri would meet everyday. Eventually Hashida Itaru, Okabe's friend from high school, joined the lab.

Okabe is currently a first year at Tokyo Denki University. His favourite drink is Dr Pepper, stating it is a drink for "intellectuals", like himself.

Relationships

Makise Kurisu:

Okabe first meets Kurisu when he is attending a seminar on time travel theory, although she seems to recall talking to him previously he has no recollection of these events. Later on he witnesses her dead body on the floor, stabbed by an unknown assailant. Afterwards, he sends a text to his friend Hashida Itaru 'Daru', which unknowingly causes the first time divergence, altering the past and preventing Kurisu's death. Kurisu eventually joins the future gadget lab after realizing that the Phone Microwave in fact works as a primitive time machine.

The two get off to a rocky start, Kurisu frequently referring to Okabe as a pervert and an idiot, in addition to her annoyance of various given nicknames such as "Assistant" and "Christina".

Throughout the series however, the couple slowly begin to bond and show affection for one another. As Okabe repeats an endless cycle in an attempt to alter the past, Kurisu although not retaining any memories from previous timelines, constantly aids and acts as emotional support spurring Okabe to complete his task no matter what the consequences may be.
When Okabe comes to the conclusion that in order for Mayuri to live Kurisu must die, he becomes distraught and calls the final time leap off. The two share a romantic moment, and Kurisu's first kiss, before she convinces him that he needs to go through with the original plan.

This relationship is one of the main focal points of the series, setting events in motion. The bond between the two is so strong that even 25 years in the future Okabe is still saddened by the loss, and so constructs the time machine to alter the events that led to Kurisu's death.

He sends the time machine with Suzuha so his past self can rescue Kurisu. he initially fails, accidentally stabbing and killing her. He returned to his time disdraight, but was able to watch a video message that was initially sent to him on July 28 that he was unable to read. The message was from his older self telling him that in order to save Kurisu, he must deceive his self of that time into thinking that the Kurisu lying in the pool of blood was dead, but actually was alive. On his second attempt,He gets stabbed by her father, but manages to knock her out, and with his bleeding wound, he left her in a pool of his blood. This allowed him to return to his time with Kurisu alive, and meets her again at the end of the story.

Mayuri Shiina:

Despite being two years her senior, Okabe and Mayuri have been close friends ever since early childhood. The two share an immensely close bond,as demonstrated by events that ocurred as they were growing up.

When Okabe was struck with fever and collapsed, Mayuri wished upon a shooting star three times for him not to die, the next day he had fully recovered. Mayuri now claims that his life was saved because of her intervention.

In addition, the entire future gadget lab, and the mad scientist persona were constructed in order for Okabe to help cure Mayuri's sadness and prevent her from chasing after her deceased grandmother.

The relationship between Mayuri and Okabe is perhaps the most important. After Mayuri's death at the hands of the Rounders, a group hired by SERN to silence those who know about time travel, Okabe desperately attempts to alter the timeline in an attempt to prevent Mayuri's death from ever happening, even going so far as to reverse the wishes of everyone granted previously.

Mayuri playfully refers to Okabe as Okarin.

Hashida Itaru 'Daru':

Daru and Okabe met in high school, roughly two years before the beginning of the series. Daru was the third member of the Future Gadget Laboratory, and Okabe greatly admires his engineering and computing skills often referring to him as the "Super Hacka". SPOILER WARNING: Click here to reveal hidden content.

In future timelines the two are shown to still be very close, they both worked together on creating the fully functional time machine. In addition, Daru's daughter refers to Okabe as "Uncle", showing endearment, demonstrating the two still have a close relationship.
The two often meet for beef bowls, although Okabe usually leaves it to Daru to pay for his share.

Suzuha Amane:

Okabe originally meets Suzuha while she is working as a part-timer at Mr Braun's shop in the same building as the Future Gadget Lab. The two bond after Okabe directs Suzuha to a fireworks show, something she had always wanted to see, but was never able to. SPOILER WARNING: Click here to reveal hidden content.

Okabe originally causes a time divergence and stops Suzuha from leaving Akihabara, initiating her as a new lab member. Although not knowing her for a very long period of time, Okabe attempts to help her find her father, treating her as a close friend.
Voiced by
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Mamoru Miyano
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J. Michael Tatum
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General Information Edit
Name: Rintarou Okabe
Name: 岡部倫太郎
Romanji: Okabe Rintarō
Gender: Male
Birthday:
1st manga book:
1st anime episode: Steins;Gate #1
1st anime movie:
Aliases Kyouma Hououin
Okarin
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Layers;Gate

An erotic parody of Steins;Gate.

Steins;Gate Fuka Ryoiki no déjà-vu

After the events of Steins;Gate, Kurisu Makise is losing her memories.

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