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Synonyms: Chaos Child
English: ChäoS;Child
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 11, 2017 to Mar 29, 2017
Premiered: Winter 2017
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 23:30 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation, Crunchyroll
Source: Visual novel
Genres: MysteryMystery, Sci-FiSci-Fi, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: GoreGore, PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.331 (scored by 4031040,310 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #73232
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1513
Members: 125,154
Favorites: 209

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A series of gruesome murders dubbed "New Generation Madness" once induced mass hysteria in Shibuya. At its peak during a frenzied riot, a sudden earthquake reduced the district into nothing but rubble, while leaving surrounding wards strangely intact.

Six years later, in a newly rebuilt Shibuya, mysterious deaths begin to crop up again. It is not long before third-year student Takuru Miyashiro realizes a connection: the dates of the recent murders match those of the New Generation Madness incidents. He, along with several members of his school's newspaper club, decide to delve deeper into the mystery, only to find themselves stranded in the middle of a new crime scene themselves...

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Characters & Voice Actors


Jinbo, Masato
Director, Series Composition
Tsuchiya, Masaki
Sound Director
Itabisashi, Michiru
Episode Director, Key Animation
Kamitani, Tomohiro
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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"Uncontrollable" by Kanako Itou

Ending Theme

"Chaos Syndrome (カオスシンドローム)" by Konomi Suzuki

Aug 27, 2019
Please DO NOT watch the anime. This anime is based off a visual novel that runs for at least 50 hours. In contrast, the anime runs for around 5 hours. That's 95% of the story CUT. It's no wonder you'll end up hating it. The characters lose their flair and become boring, the plot is heavily dumbed down, and the main themes of the series that speak about the banes of the digital era all lose their significance. The anime does not do the original source material any justice at all.

The visual novel on the other hand is a 10/10 masterpiece and is critically acclaimed ...
Mar 29, 2017
-- This review contains spoilers. Only read if you have finished the series. --

The story is very interesting alone, or at least it was enough to catch my attention. It's a direct extension from Chaos;Head, so I was going into this trying to find answers. However, the problem with this show is that the explanation for things isn't exactly logical due to the lack of direction put into it and lackluster writing. Quite simply, it's a huge mess.

You have your typical high schoolers that are somehow involved in this big case that turned out to be incredibly pointless in the end. If you've seen ...
Mar 30, 2017
Mixed Feelings
I don't like writing or reading long reviews so I will make it short and to the point.

So fucking rushed, if it was a 24 episode anime it could have been so good, but not like this. Just like the Chaos;Head anime, this should've stayed a visual novel. This is significantly better handled than that anime but still not all that good. 6 for fine sounds about right, it has a very interesting premise with a good bit of suspense but the execution is just sloppy.

Story - 8
Art - 7
Sound - 5 (ED-song was rather enjoyable, good ol' Itou Kanako)
Character - 7
Enjoyment - 7
Overall ...

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