Night Head Genesis

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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: Actas, HoriPro, Four Some
Licensors: Media Blasters
Studios: Bee Media
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, MysteryMystery, Sci-FiSci-Fi, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.731 (scored by 1047110,471 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #54872
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3990
Members: 31,786
Favorites: 70

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Following a 15-year long seclusion in a research facility, brothers Naoto and Naoya Kirihara finally escape after the psychic barrier separating them from the outside world collapses. Abandoned by their parents, who feared their supernatural powers, the siblings now strive for a normal life. However, the two are soon forced to use their talents to save lives as the "minus energy" begins to engulf the world and crimes involving psychic abilities gradually multiply.

Learning to control their capabilities and using them for the sake of others will prove challenging, for Naoya is traumatized by his psychic abilities that allow him to read people's minds; while Naoto has hurt many close ones due to his unstable psychokinetic powers. With the help of the mysterious Shouko Futami, who can see into the future, the Kirihara brothers must find a way to foil the plans of an organization that seems to be linked to the harmful events related to gifted individuals.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Night Head Genesis is an adaptation of the 1992 Japanese television drama Night Head. The series was released on DVD in five volumes by Media Blasters from October 28, 2008 to May 12, 2009.

Characters & Voice Actors


Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Sano, Takashi
Episode Director, Storyboard


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Ending Theme

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


Mar 9, 2019
This show was fairly interesting in my opinion. It started off in a very promising manner where we're first introduced to the protagonists' powers, before the overarching plot is gradually brought into focus. All the minor subplots make sense, fit into the world, and help explain how Ark functions while also questioning its ambivalent nature and actions.

I think the major gripe people might have with the anime is that it's not exactly what you'd call straightforward. A lot of things about the world are kept intentionally hidden from the viewer, and there's always this feeling that you're one step behind with knowing what's going ...
Feb 16, 2016
Mixed Feelings
Nighthead Genesis attempts to mix around sci-fi, horror and drama in its focus on brothers Naoto and Naoya, both having supernatural powers that lead them to be confined to a laboratory up until their recent escape years later as adults. At first focusing on a series of cases where the brothers meet others with paranormal powers like themselves, they eventually cross paths with an enemy corporation seeking to abuse paranormal powers for their personal gain.

On the one hand, Nighthead Genesis has its moments of effective storytelling and character depth as Naoya and Naoto encounter other espers like themselves who are outcasts due to their powers ...
May 31, 2010
I think alot of female Otaku like me would go (( Ohhh 2 cute guys & they're brothers too , this anime will probably have some cute moments YaaaY cant wait to watch it )) atleast thats what I thought lol , Night Head Genesis was a major disappointment for me , If I'm gonna count the cute moments between the siblings , it will be around 3 or 4 scenes , unfortunately the anime didn't concentrate alot on Naoya & Naoto's relationship , it focused more on crimes , whos causing them & having the brothers help to solve them since they have super ...

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