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: 6.721 (scored by 1049510,495 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #55322
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Popularity: #4031
Members: 31,902
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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.

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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.

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Ending Theme

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


Dec 19, 2007
Night Head Genesis is a show about people with psychic powers and the origin of that energy. It start with the story of the two brothers and their own problems being accepted in society due to their psychic power, evolves into a story about fighting to save the world from a supposed cataclysm and this unveils an elaborate plot about the world, nature, the growing psychic energy and its two sides, the good and the evil.
The theory is well explained and based on common scientific knowledge with a spiritual touch, the energy of all living things, animal, plants and humans is evolving and granting ...
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 18, 2008
After reading some reviews and lacking anything else to watch, I gave this series a go. Paranormal, sci-fi, two brothers - components for a decent anime. At the end though, this is one of those series that makes you want to take a screw driver to your eyes and ears.

The sound is fantastic. It brings back memories of watching X-Files, and the people responsible for the score really hit this one on the head.

The story is about standard anime fare - two protagonists which are brothers, gifted with extraordinary abilities, are prophesied to be either the destruction of the world or the rebirth of a ...

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