Heartwarming: Steins;Gate

Visual Novel

  • Mayuri's ending. She tells Okabe that she feels like she had a very important friend but can't remember who it is, and hears this friend's voice telling her to "find happiness" (heavily implied to be Kurisu).
    • Okabe begging her not to leave him in both worlds, and her declaring that she never will.
  • Ruka's ending. Okabe gives up trying to save Mayuri but in order to give Mayuri some happiness before she dies, he sends Ruka back in time a few days so she can cosplay for Mayuri. Doubles as a Tear Jerker.
    • The post-credits CG image.
  • Suzuha's ending, where she wants Okabe to accompany her to 1975 so she doesn't fail in her mission and hang herself, even though they may both lose their memories and cannot return to the present day. He does.
    • In addition, Word of God has said that they do indeed end up having a Happy Ending together, despite the ambiguous nature of the ending.
  • The final CG image all the primary cast around a cake saying "Congratulations"


  • In episode 3, Mayuri opens up the microwave mid-experiment, causing it to go haywire and spit out arcs of electricity. Okabe immediately grabs her and throws them both to the ground, using his body as a shield.
  • Many interactions between Okabe and Kurisu in the second half of the TV series, particularly:
    • In episode 14, when Kurisu makes a Mad Scientist impersonation (complete with Insane Laugh) in order to cheer Okabe up.
    • In episode 22, the whole scene where Okabe declares his love for Kurisu.
    • When Okabe sees the D-mail from his future self. Hearing that all the heartache and sacrifice that time travel put them all through is what opened the path to the Stein's Gate timeline. "It all meant something," indeed.
    • In episode 23, when Okabe meets Kurisu again after thinking he had lost her forever. Doubles as Tear Jerker.
  • After everything Okabe's been through, he's finally given hope in Episode 23, when Suzuha shows him the video of his future self giving him a pep talk, telling him that all of his suffering wasn't for naught, and reveals that the time machine was named "Christina" after Kurisu. It's all capped with future Okabe revealing the significance of calling the perfect timeline "Steins Gate": nothing at all. He then closes out with "El Psy Congroo", giving Okabe the motivation to realize that all of his stupid behavior and phrasing can become a reality.
  • From episode 24, Okabe giving Moeka a lab member badge, despite what she had done in several alternate world lines.