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Synonyms: ChaoS,HEAd
Japanese: カオスヘッド
English: ChäoS;HEAd
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 9, 2008 to Dec 25, 2008
Premiered: Fall 2008
Broadcast: Fridays at 23:00 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Visual novel
Genres: MysteryMystery, Sci-FiSci-Fi, SupernaturalSupernatural, SuspenseSuspense
Themes: HaremHarem, PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 27 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.291 (scored by 154022154,022 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #79762
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #854
Members: 288,359
Favorites: 739

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Throughout Shibuya, a series of murders dubbed the "New Generation Madness" gained widespread attention As these crimes gained infamy, they became a hot topic of discussion among the people of the area. Nonetheless, these "New Gen" murders do not capture the interest of Takumi Nishijou, a high school otaku who frequently experiences delusions and feels that he is constantly being watched.

Having no concern for the real world, Takumi spends his time playing online games and watching anime. However, his ordinary life is disrupted when he receives a horrifying image of a man staked to a wall from a user named Shogun. After calming himself at an internet cafe, Takumi sees the exact same murder scene as the image portrayed happen right before his eyes, along with a pink-haired girl covered in blood calling out his name.

Conflicted with the nature of reality, Takumi finds it difficult to judge where to place his trust as he gets caught up in the "New Gen" murders, believing that the murderer is out to get him.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


ChäoS;HEAd adapts parts of the original visual novel, although it differs significantly from the source material.

Characters & Voice Actors


Taguchi, Ayuri
Assistant Producer
Ishiyama, Takaaki


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
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"F.D.D" by Kanako Itou

Ending Theme

"Super Special'" by Kagami Seira

Episode Videos


Mar 22, 2024
Chaos;Head is an anime that gets hated on a lot for various different reasons. I was seeing a lot of negativity about the show and I wasn't sure if I wanted to watch it. But when I did end up watching it, it actually turned out to be surprisingly good!

Story - 8

The story follows our protagonist Takumi, an otaku who regularly has delusions who gets caught up in a Shibuya murder case and becomes a suspect. The story in this show is well done. The story really made you think and displayed an intriguing plot which kept me hooked for every episode I watched. It ...
Jun 8, 2023
Mixed Feelings
to be frank, C;H had the real potential of becoming a masterpiece, and it kinda did.. or did it?

i’m a massive SciAdv fan, played all the visual novels and slowly but steadily recovering them all, therefore i rate my knowledge as “fair”.

As several other reviews stated, the anime adaptation and the visual novel don’t really match up like in other chapters of the series, and it’s undeniably true.
although the storyline in the original visual novel was damn near perfectly paced, this anime adaptation suffered from the “too much in too little time” syndrome, a disease that sadly affects way too many titles, pressing a 50 ...
Dec 13, 2021
I've never written a review on MAL, and I never intend to write another. But after watching this show I have a few things to say.

ChaoS;HEAd is an incredible story. It's beautiful, complex, intricate, and an absolute joy to experience. The characters are well developed and unforgettable, and that only serves to deepen the feelings of dread that allow you to sympathize with the trials they are forced to endure throughout the story. I adore ChaoS;HEAd, it's a masterpiece that few can compare to.

ChaoS;HEAd is a truly special piece of art. It's a shame I can't say the same about its adaptation, though.

This anime ...

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