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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: 7.351 (scored by 15753 users)
Ranked: #18842
Popularity: #650
Members: 37,420
Favorites: 117
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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)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Phi Brain: Saigo no Puzzle, Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle
Sequel: Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle - Orpheus Order-hen

Characters & Voice Actors

Crossfield, Rook Banjou
Crossfield, Rook Banjou
Main
Sakurai, Takahiro
Japanese
Sakurai, Takahiro
Ayres, Greg
English
Ayres, Greg
...
Daimon, Kaito
Daimon, Kaito
Main
Saito, Chiwa
Japanese
Saito, Chiwa
Asanuma, Shintaro
Japanese
Asanuma, Shintaro
...
Galois, Cubik
Galois, Cubik
Main
Miyata, Kouki
Japanese
Miyata, Kouki
Emerick, Shannon
English
Emerick, Shannon
Gram, Ana
Gram, Ana
Main
Yukino, Satsuki
Japanese
Yukino, Satsuki
Karbowski, Brittney
English
Karbowski, Brittney

Staff

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



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Dec 13, 2013
TheosisAHQ
So, Phi Brain. A show that baffled me more than any other series, and it did so in many ways. It was the source of many frustrations, but also many surprises. When the first season started it seemed like just an ordinary shounen series with very good characters. Then a second season got announced and things started. The thing is that the first season was very conclusive and didn’t really leave many plot threats behind. On top of that, it was all about Kaito and his history, and it really had this storyline that used its main cast at its best. So how on earth read more
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Oct 27, 2011
moonlightgirl
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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Recommendations

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) as it has the theme of protagonists being lured into some shady competition against their will. But all in all, this first YGO series is more similar to Kami no Puzzle (and also focuses on various games, unlike Duel Monsters which focuses on just that), though certainly has a much darker and creepier atmosphere.
reportRecommended by Takai - Add to favorites
The summary of the show greatly reminds me of the storyline for Spiral.

Opening Theme

"Brain Diver" by May'n

Ending Theme

"Hologram" (ホログラム) by Natsumi Kiyoura

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