Rintarou Okabe is the main protagonist and player character of the visual novel and anime series Steins;Gate.

The self-proclaimed "mad scientist" is best known for his performances in AnimeBracket, where he is widely regarded in the subreddit as one of the greatest characters of all time. Okabe holds the distinction of having the most runners-up finishes in r/anime major contests, having made three appearances (two best guys, and one best character) in a span of two years. Because of this, many of the users believed that he will never win a major contest. However, this notion was broken in 2018, where he won the fourth edition of Best Character. He then re-affirmed his rightful place in the pantheon with his victory in the second "Best of the Best" contest in 2019.

Likewise, Okabe maintains a solid presence in the long-running International Saimoe League contest. His best year also happened in 2018, as the airing of Steins;Gate 0 helped him achieve his first pendant and finish a career-best third place.

Rintarou has appeared in two of China's Bilibili Moe contests. In 2015, he won his group before losing to Lancer in the bracket stage. He wasn't lucky in the 2018 edition however, as he finished a distant second behind tournament favorite Archer in his group.

ISML Profile Flavor Text[edit | edit source]

He believes that lab coats are the epitome of ecstasy, claims that Dr. Pepper is a drink meant solely for the intelligent, and considers himself a mad scientist. Only one man fits this description: Hōōin Kyōma!...although the majority of his acquaintances prefer to call him by his real name, Okabe Rintarō, much to his chagrin.

Like all self-proclaimed mad scientists, Rintarō spends most of his time carrying out what Is commonly seen as absurd experiments. Unlike most mad scientists, Rintarō has a bigger goal in mind: to save the world from an evil organization that he claims will one day terrorize the world. He makes daily calls to his associates informing them of the terrible things that the organization has done and formulating the necessary countermeasures...but everyone knows it is all in his head and that he is probably doing it to get out of trouble.

But when the improbable claims he makes slowly turn into reality, Rintarō has to reconsider his whimsical nature. Could the things he has been doing actually change the world around him? What if some of his choices are impossible to revert? Rintarō does not wish to deny the desires of his friends, but when so much around him has been altered, could he still let his selfishness get the best of him?

With his friends by his side, Rintarō is reminded that he need not shoulder this burden all on his own. Rintarō gambles on the power of his bonds, hoping to create a world free of suffering. After all, it is just one more experiment. What could possibly go wrong?

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Character Profile[edit | edit source]

Source Material[edit | edit source]

One of Steins;Gate's logo variations.

Steins;Gate is a visual novel developed by 5pb and Nitroplus. Released in 2009, it is the second main entry of the larger Science Adventure series of science fiction visual novels. A sequel game, titled Steins;Gate 0, was released in 2015. The sequel game features new characters, and a different storyline that takes place during the events that occurred near the end of the original game.

Steins;Gate was adapted into a TV series by the studio White Fox, and was first aired in Japan during the Spring 2011 season. The adaptation primarily follows the events leading to the "True Ending" seen in the games. A film titled Steins;Gate: The Movie − Load Region of Déjà Vu was released in 2013, featuring an original story that takes place after the ending of the TV series. Five years later, a TV adaptation of Steins;Gate 0 was created, with its first episode airing in Spring 2018.

The original game was given an updated re-release titled Steins;Gate Elite, featuring fully animated scenes from the White Fox adaptation, as well as new ones from the same studio. The remake was released in Japan on 2018, and internationally on 2019.

A thematic sequel tentatively named Steins;??? is currently under production, which will feature the return of several of its main characters. Its release date is currently unknown.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

As the player character of the Steins;Gate series, Rintarou Okabe appears in all of its installments.

In the story, Rintarou is depicted as a lanky man with black hair and yellow eyes, and is usually seen wearing a laboratory coat. He is a university student currently living in Akihabara, one of the wards in Tokyo. Okabe is the leader and founder of the "Future Gadget Laboratory" which creates inventions of varying usefulness. Okabe's behavior often exhibits delusions of grandeur (termed chuunibyou; literally meaning "middle-school second-year syndrome") despite his age.

Contest History[edit | edit source]

International Saimoe League[edit | edit source]

Main Tournament[edit | edit source]

ISML 2019
Period Round Opponent Score Result
Nominations N/A N/A
Aquamarine Group Win
Topaz Group Win
Amethyst Group Win
Sapphire Group Win
Emerald Group Win
Ruby Group Win
Diamond Group Win
(seed 10)
Round of 16 (7) Rimuru.png Rimuru Tempest 8680 - 10,093 Loss
ISML 2020
Period Round Opponent Score Result
Nominations N/A N/A 112 Rank 3
Preliminaries Seeding Round 1 17 opponents (Range voting) 19,641 Seed 13
Aquamarine Split 1 Group M
Norman.png Norman 2301 - 1312 Win
Syaoran.png Syaoran Li 2619 - 1456 Win
Ainz.png Ainz Ooal Gown 3629 - 1684 Win
Naruto.png Naruto Uzumaki 2245 - 1827 Win
Saika.png Saika Totsuka 2632 - 2678 Loss
Topaz Split 2 Group D
Kyon1.png Kyon 1614 - 1445 Win
Waver.png Waver Velvet 1644 - 1357 Win
Jotaro.png Jotaro Kujo 2435 - 1799 Win
Haruka k.png Haruka Kasugano 2142 - 1689 Win
Levi.png Levi Ackerman 2190 - 2629 Loss
Amethyst Dio.png Dio Brando 2306 - 1382 Win
Itachi.png Itachi Uchiha 1526 - 1428 Win
Gilgamesh.png Gilgamesh 1969 - 2886 Loss
Kazuma.png Kazuma Satou 1632 - 2423 Loss
Sakuta.png Sakuta Azusagawa 2107 - 3831 Loss
Sapphire Masamune izumi.png Masamune Izumi 2990 - 3155 Loss
Ryuunosuke akasaka.png Ryuunosuke Akasaka 3840 - 2366 Win
Takashi.png Takashi Natsume 3898 - 2738 Win
Tomoya.png Tomoya Okazaki 2913 - 3548 Loss
Saika.png Saika Totsuka (rematch) 2607 - 2578 Win
Wildcard round 19 opponents (Approval voting) 5234 1st (Survived)
Emerald Split 3 Group A Saitama.png Saitama 3969 - 3222 Win
Touma.png Touma Kamijou 2457 - 2892 Loss
Miyuki shirogane.png Miyuki Shirogane 2954 - 3706 Loss
Kazuma.png Kazuma Satou (rematch) 3279 - 2690 Win
Edward.png Edward Elric 3629 - 2410 Win
Pendant round 7 opponents (IRV) 4034 (total) 2nd
Ruby Split 3 Group A Subaru1.png Subaru Natsuki 3504 - 2895 Win
Levi.png Levi Ackerman (rematch) 3236 - 2669 Win
Takashi.png Takashi Natsume (rematch) 3111 - 3014 Win
Shirou.png Shirou Emiya 3940 - 2579 Win
Yato.png Yato 4348 - 2294 Win
Pendant round 7 opponents (IRV) TBD TBD
Diamond Split 3 Group A Sorata.png Sorata Kanda TBD
Riku.png Riku Dola TBD
Kiritsugu.png Kiritsugu Emiya TBD
Otosaka.png Yuu Otosaka TBD
Shidou.png Shidou Itsuka TBD
Playoffs Win

AnimeBracket[edit | edit source]

Bilibili Moe[edit | edit source]

Bilibili Moe Record
Edition Round Opponent Score Result
2015 Round of 128
Group H3
Okabe.png Rintarou Okabe 26,539 1st (Advanced)
Shizuo.png Shizuo Heiwajima 21,372
Nagisa assclass.png Nagisa Shiota 20,672
Template:Neji Neji Hyuuga 11,888
Round of 32 Lancer.png Lancer 41,613 - 53,192 Loss
2018 Round of 128
Group C1
Archer.png Archer 103,371 (504) 2nd (Eliminated)
Okabe.png Rintarou Okabe 51,021 (689)
Makoto free.png Makoto Tachibana 24,474 (490)
Joe mb.png Joe 13,803 (226)

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External links[edit | edit source]

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Simplified Chinese

  • [Baike Baidu article]
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  • [NamuWiki article]


Male Major Champions
ISML ★ 2011: Lelouch.png Lelouch Lamperouge2012: Kirito.png Kirito2013: Houtarou.png Houtarou Oreki2014: Hideyoshi.png Hideyoshi Kinoshita2015: Accel.png Accelerator2016: Sora.png Sora2017: Koro.png Koro-sensei2018: 8man.png Hachiman Hikigaya2019: Rimuru.png Rimuru Tempest2020: Miyuki shirogane.png Miyuki Shirogane2021: ???
AnimeBracket Best Guy ★ BGuy1: Lelouch.png Lelouch LamperougeBGuy2: Koyomi.png Koyomi AraragiBGuy3: Spike.png Spike SpiegelBGuy4: Koro.png Koro-senseiBGuy5: Mob.png Shigeo KageyamaBGuy6: Levi.png Levi AckermanBGuy7BGuy8
Best Char. ★ BCh1: Roy.png Roy MustangBCh4: Okabe.png Rintarou OkabeBCh5: Edward.png Edward Elric
Bilibili Moe † Japan ☆ 2015:Lelouch.png Lelouch Lamperouge2016: Yato.png Yato2017: Romani.png Romani Archaman2018: Gilgamesh.png Gilgamesh
China ★ 2016: Dongfang.png Dongfang Yuechu2017: Ye xiu.png Ye Xiu2018: Abe no seimei.png Abe no Seimei (Onmyoji)
Korea Best Moe ☆ † 2007: Kyon1.png Kyon2008: Lelouch.png Lelouch Lamperouge2009: Mukuro rokudo.png Mukuro Rokudo2010: Tsunayoshi.png Tsunayoshi Sawada2011: Kanglim.png Kanglim (KR)2012: Masamune takano.png Masamune Takano2013: Sougo.png Okita Sougo
Legend: Defunct, Hiatus / Unknown fate
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