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ChäoS;HEAd

ChäoS;HEAd

Alternative Titles

English: Chaos;Head
Japanese: カオスヘッド

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 9, 2008 to Dec 25, 2008
Duration: 27 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 6.731 (scored by 80315 users)
Ranked: #41432
Popularity: #189
Members: 139,049
Favorites: 585
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Synopsis

Shibuya, Japan, 2008. Takumi Nishijou, a high school student at the Private Suimei Academy, one day hears about the 'New Gen' murders that have been occurring around the city. Although dismissing the subject because it doesn't involve him, Takumi begins to experience strange mishaps around him, from a horrific picture he received while on his PC, to a mysterious Pink-Haired girl standing at a murder scene.

From there on Takumi struggles to cope with the events unfolding around him, and is soon unaware of what is real or a delusion. As his fate opens up before him, the perpetrator behind the 'New Gen' events attempts to find him, leading him into a world where nothing is as it seems.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Nishijou, Takumi
Nishijou, Takumi
Main
Yoshino, Hiroyuki
Japanese
Yoshino, Hiroyuki
Sakihata, Rimi
Sakihata, Rimi
Main
Kitamura, Eri
Japanese
Kitamura, Eri
Kishimoto, Ayase
Kishimoto, Ayase
Main
Sakakibara, Yui
Japanese
Sakakibara, Yui
Aoi, Sena
Aoi, Sena
Main
Nabatame, Hitomi
Japanese
Nabatame, Hitomi

Staff

Shikura, Chiyomaru
Shikura, Chiyomaru
Producer, Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Lyrics, Planning
Ishiyama, Takaaki
Ishiyama, Takaaki
Director
Nakajima, Toshihiko
Nakajima, Toshihiko
Sound Director
Kawabata, Takashi
Kawabata, Takashi
Episode Director

More episodes Episodes(1/12)

# Episode Title Aired
1 Boot Up
Kidou (起動)
Oct 9, 2008


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judojon
Jul 13, 2012 9:35 PM
Ever since Neon Genesis Evangelion's debut in the late 90's philosophically charged mind-frags have been a staple of anime. Many of these mind-twisting series are pretty brilliant, despite being exceedingly obtuse. Chaos;HEAd is definitely not one of these. Filled with nonsensical metaphysical babble, flimsy internal logic, and clearly not as smart as it thinks it is; this show is the perfect example of what happens when a psychological thriller goes completely wrong.

The show follows a socially inept (to put it VERY lightly) and barely sane anime obsessed recluse named Takumi Nishijou as he is pulled into a reality bending battle with the fate of the read more
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Splitter
Dec 29, 2008 7:54 PM
Chaos;Head is a prime example of an anime that collapsed under the weight of its own ambition. In trying so desperately to separate itself from a myriad of other suspenseful thrillers while catering to a pre-selected audience, Chaos;Head spreads itself all of the place, so much so that everything about it is thin, flimsy, and overall disappointing. The end result, however, is stuff of unintended comic gold.

Chaos;Head starts fantastic with a very adventurous first episode brimming with possibilities. The play on otaku falling victim to their own delusions, coupled with a series of bizarre homicides was intriguing enough to keep me watching it repeatedly, but read more
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Stuart111
Jun 16, 2014 6:11 PM
Introduction:
Chaos;Head is the most incompetent anime I've ever seen. I'll just put that out right here at the beginning. It's a prime example of how to mess up a potentially good premise. Now in case you were wondering, Chaos;Head is based off the now famous visual novel Chaos;Head created by 5pb x NitroPlus, who also created the popular Steins;Gate and Robotic;Notes visuals novels. Due to its popularity in Japan, it was eventually made into an anime by masters of anime Madhouse studios, and aired from October 9th, 2008 to December 25, 2008 (Wow it finished on Christmas Day, what a present that would be). Since read more
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shadowtsunami
Aug 14, 2011 8:04 PM
*Chaos;Head is an anime that will leave the viewer more confused than interested. Although it is a great concept it is told in one of the most stupidest ways imaginable leaving you to question what were they thinking.*

I honestly thought that the story was going to be well done since it is set one year before the events of Steins;Gate and is based off the Visual Novel of the same name. However, it all falls apart from the first episode.

=====A little back story=====
"Whose eyes are those eyes?" a very intriguing phrase that gives little rise to what Chaos;Head is about, heeds many questions that read more
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Both series promise murder and suspense, but where Chaos;Head fails to follow through, Higurashi delivers. 
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THe main characters in both shows live a hikikomori lifestyle until a mysterious girl 'welcomes' them to the outside world. Both characters also display many of the positive schizophrenic symptoms. 
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Anime: 11eyes
11eyes is basically the 2009 version of 2008's Chaos;head.

Each anime was based off a game. Both center around a male character who is surrounded by multiple girls who show up either near the beginning or middle of the series that have something to do with the general plot. Most of these girls can seem extremely innocent, but they're really someone totally different

Both males (Kakeru 11eyes, Takumi Chaos;head) already have a girl who is extremely close to them (Yuka who is Kakeru's childhood friend, and Nanami who is Takumi's younger sister). The male's each meet a girl who somehow knows something about  read more 
reportRecommended by KayChan4U
Anime: Serial Experiments Lain
The same idea "we are images as how others see us" 
reportRecommended by Real-Hussein
Anime: Denpa Teki na Kanojo
Murders that are conviniently placed right where the lead male can see them, a strange girl following him without making sense on why... if you like one then I'm sure you'll like the other. Denpateki is Chaos Head without the fantasy. 
reportRecommended by Kuromii

Opening Theme

"F.D.D" by Kanako Ito

Ending Theme

''Super Special'' by Kagami Seira

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