A full-length promotional trailer has been released for the upcoming anime film called "Steins;Gate: Fuka Ryoiki no Deja-Vu" which hits theaters across Japan on April 20. The movie continues off where the "Steins;Gate" series ended.
After airing, it may take several months to a year before it gets an international home video release let alone to North America. The anime franchise is adapted from the visual novel of the same name created by 5pb.
The movie, Steins;Gate: Fuka Ryoiki no Deja-Vu, takes place after the special OVA episode called “Steins;Gate: Oukoubakko no Poriomania” aka “Steins;Gate: Egoistic Poriomania.” That OVA, included in the last volume out of nine volumes, takes place several months later after the series finishes. Not many details have been given out in regards to the movie.
In Steins;Gate, it focuses on a college student and self-proclaimed mad scientist named Rintarou Okabe who along with his friends manage to discover time-travel with the use of a microwave. However, their lives are in danger once the organization called SERN (also working with time-travel technology) discovers their breakthrough. Steins;Gate is the second installment of 5pb's science-adventure series.
The story of Steins;Gate takes place after “Chaos;HEAd” and before “Robotics;Notes.” Both of them have been adapted into an anime series with Robotics;Notes recently finished its episodic run. As the series exist in the same story continuity, they are loosely connected. Each series focuses on a specific kind of science with Steins;Gate focusing on the science of time-travel.
For fans of Steins;Gate, catch the movie on April 20 at theaters across Japan.