Ranked #4256


Alternative Titles

English: Chaos;Head
Japanese: カオスヘッド


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 9, 2008 to Dec 25, 2008
Premiered: Fall 2008
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Visual novel
Duration: 27 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #42562
Popularity: #207
Members: 146,997
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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
Yoshino, Hiroyuki
Yoshino, Hiroyuki
Sakihata, Rimi
Sakihata, Rimi
Kitamura, Eri
Kitamura, Eri
Kishimoto, Ayase
Kishimoto, Ayase
Sakakibara, Yui
Sakakibara, Yui
Aoi, Sena
Aoi, Sena
Nabatame, Hitomi
Nabatame, Hitomi


Shikura, Chiyomaru
Shikura, Chiyomaru
Producer, Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Lyrics, Planning
Ishiyama, Takaaki
Ishiyama, Takaaki
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

Opening Theme

"F.D.D" by Kanako Ito

Ending Theme

''Super Special'' by Kagami Seira

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Nov 21, 2015
I Did not hate it...it was enjoyable..The problem that a lot of people see in it, myself included..is that is to convoluted and complex to really get a good grasp on it due to the subject at hand.

Without going to spoiler territory..it involves a plot that has to do with the manipulation of the mind weather a person sees or believes is real or a Delusion, can the imagination of what a person think's is real can actually be real or fake.

There is also a conspiracy that involves harnessing this in order to manipulate and control reality to make everyone succumb to your own read more
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Jun 16, 2014
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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Mar 29, 2009
I went into viewing ChäoS;HEAd without a great deal of expectations. Having read through many of the reviews and hearing some firsthand accounts on it I got the impression that it was going to be an average at best experience. However this was a show that I had been very interested in seeing since it started airing. For me it’s a great example of not believing everything you hear.

The story starts out as a pretty interesting mystery involving a number of grisly murders and a high school boy who believes he has witnessed one of them and is being fed information about read more
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Jul 13, 2012
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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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 
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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. 
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