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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)
Producers: AT-X, MAGES., Glovision, 5pb., Kadokawa
Licensors: Funimation, Crunchyroll
Source: Visual novel
Genres: MysteryMystery, Sci-FiSci-Fi, SupernaturalSupernatural, SuspenseSuspense
Themes: GoreGore, PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.311 (scored by 4367343,673 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #78442
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1703
Members: 134,206
Favorites: 218

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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



Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Uncontrollable" by Kanako Itou

Ending Theme

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

Episode Videos


Apr 10, 2024
This anime does some things well, and some others rly bad. There are huge flaws and most of them are quite easy to spot; but if you can look past them and focus on its positives - which are amazing! - then here you have a must watch.

Also, if you are looking for self improvement in your stories (writting, rpgs, or other medias), you will learn a lot about what to do and what to avoid with Chaos Child.

There isn't much or maybe any fanservice (This is not exactly a strong point, but fanservice would be a problem for the story this show is trying ...
Jun 1, 2020
Mixed Feelings
One of the most hated anime of winter 2017 is an anime that tries to be short yet phenomenal. Being in a shared universe of Steins;Gate (SciAdv series), the expectation for this anime were high as it should be. But there was always curse of having Chaos in the title. Its prequel anime, Chaos; Head is infamously known for adapting great VN into incoherent mess. Most of the people like to believe Chaos;Child is somewhat better than Chaos;Head adaptation and they are probably right. But Chaos;Head has its merits in the fact that it had good opening episodes which somewhat portrayed the unique environment of ...
May 15, 2022
Another day, another butchered adaptation of a SciAdv masterpiece.

Much like ChaoS;HEAd's anime, ChaoS;Child was horribly rushed and suffers greatly as a result. The visual novel in its entirety took me over 70 hours to complete, so squeezing that into 5-6 hours of content was a herculean task from the start. Integral parts of the story are either reduced to minor events or flat out just not included at all, and the characters and relationships are criminally underdeveloped. Core parts of Takuru's character are just left out, and characters like Hana and Uki are almost nonexistent throughout the anime, as opposed to their fairly sizeable ...

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Poll: ChäoS;Child Episode 3 Discussion
Stark700 - Jan 25, 2017
43 repliesby AlexTrusk »»
Jun 29, 1:03 PM
Does this take place in Steins;Gate timeline?
rikuhod - Jan 18, 2017
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The Dubbed Version
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