Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle

Phi-Brain ~ Puzzle of God

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Synonyms: Phi Φ Brain: Kami no Puzzle
Japanese: ファイ・ブレイン 神のパズル
English: Phi-Brain ~ Puzzle of God
German: Phi-Brain: Puzzle of God
Spanish: Phi Brain: Puzzle of God
French: Phi-Brain: Puzzle of God
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Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2011 to Apr 1, 2012
Premiered: Fall 2011
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: NHK
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, MysteryMystery, SuspenseSuspense
Themes: High Stakes GameHigh Stakes Game, Strategy GameStrategy Game
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.171 (scored by 4504845,048 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #33932
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Popularity: #1969
Members: 109,248
Favorites: 234

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Kaito Daimon would be a completely average high school student except for one thing: he's a "demon" at solving puzzles. Kaito is so brilliant, in fact, that when he's asked to take some 'special' tests of his unique ability, he immediately suspects that the test itself is a test. Kaito suddenly finds himself caught up in a lethal Philosopher's Puzzle made by the sinister group POG, a murderous maze of trap upon trap, where failing to solve the secret correctly will result in death! Fortunately, Kaito's skills prove up to the first test, both for himself and his childhood friend Nanoha, who is also caught up in the deadly scheme. But now that he has been designated as a Solver, he is pulled into a new life where he must travel the world with other Solvers, attempting to solve the latest deadly riddles left by POG. There's a new conundrum around every corner and each deception could lead to death, but once a riddle has been posed, you can count on Kaito to unfold, unravel and unlock it!

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)

Characters & Voice Actors


Satou, Junichi
Director, Storyboard
Hatakeyama, Mamoru
Episode Director
Takashima, Daisuke
Episode Director
Endou, Hirotaka
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Brain Diver" by May'n

Ending Theme

"Hologram(ホログラム)" by Natsumi Kiyoura


May 21, 2012
I like this show (and its second season) a lot. Pretty much one of the very few 2011-2012 anime shows that I really am looking forward to watching almost every single week.

Out of the many shows that Sunrise have made, I think Phi Brain is somewhere at the top, because it's not about Gundams and physical fighting. There's also a certain air of unpredictability when it comes to this series.

You have to keep in mind, Phi Brain was made for NHK Educational channel, which is an offshoot of NHK. It's intended to encourage/motivate Japan's youth to challenge themselves. On the ...
Nov 6, 2022
Mixed Feelings
I have this policy that I should not write reviews for anime which I have not completely seen, at least for those which finished airing. This is an anime which made me really happy I stuck to my policy, because my rating dropped from my initial thinking of 7 after first two episodes to 5 later on.

Coming to the actual review. The core concept is a good one as is to divine revelation which can make man God. Now how the story develops around it is the anime. Obviously from the title you can guess its in the form of puzzles. People have to solve ...
Sep 3, 2012
Phi Brain is all about solving puzzles, however if you think that you'll be able to solve puzzles along with the protagonists, then I'll put that hope to rest now; you're not. Whilst you'll get the occasional glimpse at the whole puzzle, they are for the most part exclusively for the characters.

The character designs are very brash and crude, very much like the show itself, and whilst I am hesitant to call them outright bad they are certainly below average. This is a low budget anime, and so the animation and art is poor, expect to see many off model shots every episode, which are ...

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