Ranked #3599

Night Head Genesis

Alternative Titles

Japanese: NIGHT HEAD GENESIS (ナイト ヘッド ジェネシス)


Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 17, 2006 to Dec 31, 2006
Premiered: Summer 2006
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Horipro, Four Some, Bee Media
Licensors: Media Blasters
Studios: Actas
Source: Unknown
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.901 (scored by 6,705 users)
Ranked: #35992
Popularity: #1812
Members: 19,184
Favorites: 47
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It is said that 70% of the human brain capacity is unused. If humans possess incredible power, it is strongly believed to be lying dormant within this region. This unused 70% brain capacity is known as "Night Head".

The famous work 'NIGHT HEAD' is going to break the silence. They were abandoned by their parents because of the psychic power they possessed. They are the Kirihara brothers, who lived in a laboratory within a barrier-protected forest. They have escaped from the laboratory, and a new wave of 'Revolution' is about to arise.

A new "Night Head" is about to be awakened.


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Characters & Voice Actors

Kirihara, Naoto
Kirihara, Naoto
Morikawa, Toshiyuki
Morikawa, Toshiyuki
Watanabe, Akeno
Watanabe, Akeno
Kirihara, Naoya
Kirihara, Naoya
Ishida, Akira
Ishida, Akira
Ueda, Youji
Ueda, Youji
Futami, Shouko
Futami, Shouko
Watanabe, Akeno
Watanabe, Akeno


Takeuchi, Yoshio
Takeuchi, Yoshio
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Ishikura, Kenichi
Ishikura, Kenichi
Episode Director
Murata, Masahiko
Murata, Masahiko

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Ending Theme

#1: "言葉 (Kotoba)" by Under Graph
#2: "Nemutte Ita Kimochi, Nemutte Ita Kokoro" by Aya Kamiki

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Dec 19, 2007
Night Head Genesis is a show about people with psychic powers and the origin of that energy. It start with the story of the two brothers and their own problems being accepted in society due to their psychic power, evolves into a story about fighting to save the world from a supposed cataclysm and this unveils an elaborate plot about the world, nature, the growing psychic energy and its two sides, the good and the evil.
The theory is well explained and based on common scientific knowledge with a spiritual touch, the energy of all living things, animal, plants and humans is evolving and granting read more
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Jun 17, 2008
Though receiving mixed reviews I found Night Head Genesis well paced and evolving. With new darker pot twists introduced with every episode.

Story: The story is slow paced and holds a dark overtone. It is the tale of two brothers cursed with psychic, telepathic and empathic which horrify there parents to the point that as children they are sent to a research facility far off in the woods with a powerful barrier keeping them confined within. The story starts when they are adults, escaping from the facility and trying to integrate back into everyday society. However the world is a dark place and they find out read more
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Sep 13, 2009
The setting for "Night Head Genesis" was good, and it began brilliantly, but the problem I saw in most of the episodes was that the plot didn't feel steady enough; perhaps it was meant to make the viewer ponder about what just happened, and what motivated a certain action or result, but to me it felt like they randomly grabbed things from here and there and ended with a conclusion that seemed a little odd and out there. In short, the plot wasn't as straightforward as I would have liked. "Plot holes" was what came to mind, because the flow just didn't feel consistent enough.

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May 18, 2008
After reading some reviews and lacking anything else to watch, I gave this series a go. Paranormal, sci-fi, two brothers - components for a decent anime. At the end though, this is one of those series that makes you want to take a screw driver to your eyes and ears.

The sound is fantastic. It brings back memories of watching X-Files, and the people responsible for the score really hit this one on the head.

The story is about standard anime fare - two protagonists which are brothers, gifted with extraordinary abilities, are prophesied to be either the destruction of the world or the rebirth of a read more
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At the very beginning Night Head Genesis reminded me so much of Weiß kreuz! They share the same ambience, melodrama, and even the artwork styles are similar (although Genesis is much more consistent than poor Weiß).

While there are no assassins in Night Head Genesis, both anime do revolve around unique sets of people and professional organizations; for instance, Arc is comparable to Eszett. The plot is carried out in much the same way as the Missions of Weiß - that is to say, with story arcs that are all connected by an overall scheme in the end. The arcs in Genesis  read more 
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Similarity consists in the supernatural ability and in the genre, which includes supernatural and detective elements.  
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Both anime have characters that have powers that differ from that of normal human beings.

Both anime have psychotic characters.

Both animes have a lot of blood throughout.
Both animes have a deep emphasizes on memories

There are similar characters across the two shows
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it has the same feel to it as you watch it. Both are very slow paced and repetative. If you liked one, you'll like the other 
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Code geass and Night Head have the supernatural theme of course there is meccha in code geass and psychics in night head which differ them but they are above all both very enjoyable that will make you watch them at the end of your seat until they both finished and after you are just sad that they are finished. 
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