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Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle

Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle

Alternative Titles

English: Phi Brain: Puzzle of God
Synonyms: Phi Φ Brain: Kami no Puzzle
Japanese: ファイ・ブレイン 神のパズル

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2011 to Apr 1, 2012
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.341 (scored by 21629 users)
Ranked: #20592
Popularity: #762
Members: 51,951
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Synopsis

Kaito Daimon would be a completely average high school student except for one thing: he's a 'demon' at solving puzzles. Kaito is so brilliant, in fact, that when he's asked to take some 'special' tests of his unique ability, he immediately suspects that the test itself is a test. Kaito suddenly finds himself caught up in a lethal Philosopher's Puzzle made by the sinister group POG, a murderous maze of trap upon trap, where failing to solve the secret correctly will result in death! Fortunately, Kaito's skills prove up to the first test, both for himself and his childhood friend Nanoha, who is also caught up in the deadly scheme. But now that he has been designated as a Solver, he is pulled into a new life where he must travel the world with other Solvers, attempting to solve the latest deadly riddles left by POG. There's a new conundrum around every corner and each deception could lead to death, but once a riddle has been posed, you can count on Kaito to unfold, unravel and unlock it!

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Daimon, Kaito
Daimon, Kaito
Main
Saito, Chiwa
Japanese
Saito, Chiwa
Asanuma, Shintaro
Japanese
Asanuma, Shintaro
...
Gram, Ana
Gram, Ana
Main
Yukino, Satsuki
Japanese
Yukino, Satsuki
Crossfield, Rook Banjou
Crossfield, Rook Banjou
Main
Sakurai, Takahiro
Japanese
Sakurai, Takahiro
Satou, Rina
Japanese
Satou, Rina
...
Sakanoue, Gammon
Sakanoue, Gammon
Main
Fukuyama, Jun
Japanese
Fukuyama, Jun

Staff

Sato, Junichi
Sato, Junichi
Director, Storyboard
Omata, Shinichi
Omata, Shinichi
Episode Director
Endou, Hirotaka
Endou, Hirotaka
Episode Director, Storyboard
Higuchi, Tatsuto
Higuchi, Tatsuto
Script

More episodes Episodes(0/25)

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Opening Theme

"Brain Diver" by May'n

Ending Theme

"Hologram" (ホログラム) by Natsumi Kiyoura



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moonlightgirl
Oct 27, 2011 2:17 PM
Phi Brain has one of the widest gaps between an astoundingly moronic premise and a brilliant execution that I've ever seen in an anime series.

The series can be summed up as "basically a less merchandise-driven Yu-Gi-Oh, but instead of HEART OF THE CARDS it's UNDERSTAND THE FEELINGS OF PUZZLES". Denouements for each episode are easy to see, especially if you've ever seen any other anime series in your life. The animation is bad by 2011 standards and the character designs are amateurish. By all accounts this show should be awful and a waste of time.

And yet, it is neither, due to its dedication at read more
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kota-chi
Oct 10, 2011 4:54 AM
To put 'Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle' in a nutshell, imagine watching a game of chess between two supposed grandmasters, with the added bonus of being able to hear snippets of the players' thoughts. There is just one catch: you cannot see the chessboard.

Story:
Phi Brain's concept is not out of this world: a genius highschooler taking on a dark organisation by relying on his wit to solve some of the most difficult of puzzles known to man. And the show could have been a hit, if not for the fact it decided that viewers do not need to know how the puzzles were solved. read more
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Infinite
Sep 3, 2012 10:32 AM
Phi Brain is all about solving puzzles, however if you think that you'll be able to solve puzzles along with the protagonists, then I'll put that hope to rest now; you're not. Whilst you'll get the occasional glimpse at the whole puzzle, they are for the most part exclusively for the characters.

The character designs are very brash and crude, very much like the show itself, and whilst I am hesitant to call them outright bad they are certainly below average. This is a low budget anime, and so the animation and art is poor, expect to see many off model shots every episode, which are read more
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artist-retired
Oct 19, 2011 12:46 PM
Isn't it weird that a show about puzzle solving "geniuses" turns out to be one of the dumbest anime to date... But it's all in good fun if you don't take it seriously.

*This review goes up to episode 4, and will update as more episodes come along*

STORY: Yeah, it's puzzle time! We get a lot of mystery anime involving solving shit coming our way and a lot of them are, well, blegh. That's the response you would get from any character in this anime, despite the "fact" that they are "geniuses" and they can solve puzzles, it isn't a mystery to say that Phi Brain read more
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Recommendations

Anime: Yu☆Gi☆Oh!
The main characters love puzzles and are challenged by different people in an episodic fashion. In both series, the protagonist receives an ancient artifact that in a way takes over their mind and solves the puzzle for them (not so much in Kami no Puzzle as the artifact awakens the boy's true power, whereas Yugi actually becomes possessed by the spirit). In both series, the characters risk their lives in solving puzzles. It also has a mention of Egypt and pyramids and how the puzzles began there, which is another factor present in both. I would also recommend YGO Duel Monsters (original Japanese of course)  read more 
reportRecommended by Takai
Anime: Spiral: Suiri no Kizuna
The both series share the same kind of intenseness and both the main characters are cool and level-headed (plus quite good-looking!) males who will constantly get into lethally dangerous situations from which they survive only by thinking. 
reportRecommended by DenpaOnna
Anime: Nobunagun
The most striking similarity between Nobunagun is the fact the characters use names of historical characters to identify their abilities. This however is not the only similarity these two series have. Both use a dark color scheme highlighted by bright colors and the plot line is dark. The characters in both series are eccentric in their own ways and the plots have a non-stop progression through the entire series and they both have a fast plot progression. There is also a bit of “willing suspense of disbelief” for both series as well. 
reportRecommended by Yemi_Hikari
Anime: Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin (TV)
Both protagonists put their lives on the line, solving death-laden puzzles that would easily kill ordinary people.

Both series also feature traps...in more ways than one, if you know what I mean.  
reportRecommended by 4kicks
Anime: Mirai Nikki (TV)
Both of these Anime involve a dark storyline from the start. While Mirai Nikki doesn't have actual puzzles, the characters have to figure out a kind of mental logic puzzle when it comes to the other players in the death game. As for Phi Brain, while the death games aren't as drastic, the main characters have to solve the puzzles so that they or other people won't die. 
reportRecommended by Yemi_Hikari
Anime: Yu☆Gi☆Oh! Duel Monsters
- Both have Millennium Items in them.

- Both have a "King of ____" (i.e. yami is the King of Games, while Kaito is the King of Puzzles.)

- Both have a character who looks like Duke Devlin (i.e. Duke Devlin and Kaito)

- Both are childish

- Both are pretty cool. 
reportRecommended by Flying-Rowboats

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