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OP:

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OP: 「F.D.D」 by いとうかなこ (Itou Kanako)
Watch the OP! Mirror 1, Mirror 2, Stream

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Summary:

Nishijou Takumi is reclusive high school boy who lives by himself and experiences many delusions. One of these delusions is that he’s accompanied by his favorite anime heroine Seira whenever he’s at home. Takumi only goes to school when he has to, and when he’s there, he doesn’t associate with anyone other than his friend Misumi Daisuke. He also has no interest in the girls in his class and refers to them as three-dimensional. On this day, Misumi tells him about a series of incidents being called New Generation, but Takumi isn’t interested. It’s not until his online friend starts talking about it too that Takumi reads up on what’s been going on. The New Generation Madness involves two separate incidents: one where a group of five high-schoolers jumped off a building and another where a fetus was discovered in a man’s corpse. Before Takumi can get too engrossed in the news, he’s paid a visit by his little sister Nanami who’s here to check on him. He tries to get her to leave, but she wants him to accompany her to get him a cell phone as per their father’s orders. Takumi refuses and won’t even take her to the train station, causing her to just leave in anger.

Once he’s by himself again, Takumi goes back to his online chat and is surprised when a user by the name of Shogun suddenly shows up with a link to an image. This Shogun person claims that more incidents will occur like the ones that have been happening, and he spams a series of image links. Takumi accidentally clicks one and is shocked at the sight of a dead man pinned to a wall by dozens of stakes. This freaks him out so much that he has to go to a net cafe to relieve some stress, and on his way out, he notices that the door of one of the other booths is open. Inside this empty booth is a bag with a set of cell phone straps similar to the one his sister has, and the computer screen shows a site about New Generation. As he heads home, Takumi suddenly finds himself alone in a dark alley, and he hears a hammering in the distance. When he goes to investigate, he finds a dead-end littered with the same stakes from the grisly image, and a pink-haired girl is finishing up nailing them into the same bloody corpse. It gets even worse when the girl turns around, identifies him by his name, and claims that she wanted to see him.

When she starts walking towards him, Takumi runs off in fear and returns home, only to realize that he brought with him one of the stakes. He panics until Seira appears and suggests that it was all a delusion, and Takumi convinces himself that she’s right. The next day, however, he gets the feeling that he’s being watched and thinks that it might be the pink-haired girl. It turns out to be just a girl with long hair and glasses, and she appears harmless. When he sees her again later that day from across the street though, Takumi experiences a delusion where she charges at him with the intent to kill, and this prompts him to run away. He ends up tripping and hurting himself, and the girl comes over to help him. She introduces herself as Kusunoki Yua and claims that she became interested in him after just one look at him. Takumi tries to get her to go away, but since he’s hurt, she helps him home. Once there, Yua recognizes the Seira figure that Takumi has on his desk, and it turns out that she’s a fan of the anime series as well. Takumi tells her all about his collection of Seira figures and then experiences a delusion where he thinks Yua is confessing to him. He’s knocked out of the delusion when Yua trips over a stack of CDs, and as she helps him clean up, she notices the stake he brought home. Not letting on what she saw, she proceeds to ask him to accompany her to the store to place an advance order on a Seira figure. Takumi wants to refuse because he thinks that it’s a trap, but when he sees her about to cry, he agrees on the date.

The following day, Takumi goes to school and is shocked when the pink-haired girl sits down next to him, smiles, and greets him good morning.

ED:

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ED: 「Super Special」 by 加賀美セイラ (Kagami Seira)
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Well, I think the OP here is a more fitting song to represent this series, but I ended up liking the ED more because it’s Kagami Seira with a catchy song. It’s not quite as good as the Kaiba OP she sang, but still pretty good.

Preview

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Well, after watching most of the new Thursday shows this past week, I finally got around to CHAOS;HEAD, and I have to say, it was pretty impressive. Madhouse did a good job with the production quality (the save message at the end was a nice touch), but the main appeal for me comes in how much potential the story has. It has a bloody thriller feel that I haven’t really experienced since the finale of School Days, and I expect it to ramp up from here Takumi’s having all those delusions is an interesting way to keep things tense because it’s not always clear what’s real and what’s not, and I suspect that’ll become key later on.

Speaking of Takumi, his reclusiveness makes him a not really likable character, but I have a hard time hating him since it seems pretty likely that he’s going to die by the end of the series (the opening scene suggests that as well). In fact, given the bloody nature of this series, I assume that most of the characters won’t make it out alive. I just hope things don’t get too ugly, though they very well may since the CHAOS;HEAD game supposedly had tons of guro (grotesque) scenes. Regardless, I think there’s a lot of potential in this show, and if the second episode is as good as the first, I’ll probably continue blogging it.

October 13, 2008 at 4:24 am
54 comments »
  • October 13, 2008 at 4:26 amSarces

    FIRST!!!…..It’s awesome

  • October 13, 2008 at 4:27 amexia

    interesting series. just watched it today. hardcore otaku imagining sentan alive

  • October 13, 2008 at 4:28 amminikui

    could turn into the next Higurashi …

  • October 13, 2008 at 4:34 amSkyFuser

    So I wasn’t the only one to think of School Days when I watched. I showed http://randomc.net/image/CHAOS;HEAD/CHAOS;HEAD%20-%2001%20-%20Large%2018.jpg to my friend and she immediately screamed SCHOOL DAYS and she doesn’t even watch it.

  • October 13, 2008 at 4:43 amRinkun

    Show Spoiler ▼

    Spoiler aside I like both the OP and the ED the same

  • October 13, 2008 at 4:50 amLuiz

    Well.. I think Takumi won’t die in the end, since
    Show Spoiler ▼

  • October 13, 2008 at 4:51 ammutio

    I know the game very well (by Nitro+ people and for those who want to get it: There’s no limited edition so go for the version you find (there’s only one)). The soundtrack is also available.

    That said I knew about the story potential and I’m happy a studio like Madhouse (besides Bones my fav) is doing the show. 1st episode looks promising so far~

  • October 13, 2008 at 4:52 ammutio

    Omni, please delete my mail, thx..

  • October 13, 2008 at 4:53 amdivine

    mutio:
    I got it. :)

  • October 13, 2008 at 4:55 amkoanslinger

    Essentially, it’s the bastard lovechild of Welcome to the NHK and School Days.

  • October 13, 2008 at 5:05 amjeffng9

    cool~ looks so evilicious~

  • October 13, 2008 at 5:14 ammpuzzle

    yeah…it seems interesting….kudos to madhouse

  • October 13, 2008 at 5:36 amBran

    Best non-romance show of the season (which isn’t much), calling it right now.

  • October 13, 2008 at 5:58 amOMFGROFLLMAOWTF !?

    took you long enough to post it… episode already subbed by m.3.3.w long time ago..

  • October 13, 2008 at 6:14 amA Anime Loving Republican

    Great! Its a good thing that you enjoy this show like everyone else.

  • October 13, 2008 at 6:32 amPanther

    Now I am confused, is his name Takumi or Takiumi? Also, Seira is not the name of the girl but Sena.

    Looks to be a great series so I am definitely following this one.

  • October 13, 2008 at 6:52 amGiantrouble

    Weirdly enough, the guy who made the character designs for Chaos;Head also worked on Myself;Yourself. Guy has a fascination with their semi-colons eh? :D

    Madhouse+Myself;Yourself art style+School Days vibe = Must see show for me.

  • October 13, 2008 at 6:58 amRakuen

    Cool. Good thing I started covering this series.

    @Panther: Sena-tan just calls him ‘Taki’. So don’t be confused with Takumi for Takiumi.

  • October 13, 2008 at 7:35 amEspada

    hehehe ive watched this last week…

  • October 13, 2008 at 7:37 ammrCyp

    This might be nice: the links that are posted in the chatbox (in the anime). Do excist on the web, just copy the links to see some wicked pics.

  • October 13, 2008 at 8:18 amLelouch Vi Britannia

    this is a good anime ^^

  • October 13, 2008 at 8:41 amvirox

    Hey, you see this link on this screen?
    http://randomc.net/image/CHAOS;HEAD/CHAOS;HEAD%20-%2001%20-%20Large%2013.jpg

    It really works!

  • October 13, 2008 at 9:42 amAlgent

    At least this time we know from the start about the possibility of a “boat ending” :p

  • October 13, 2008 at 9:53 ammrCyp

    Not only that one, Virox. All of them work!

  • October 13, 2008 at 10:11 amliangyinglee

    http://randomc.net/image/CHAOS;HEAD/CHAOS;HEAD%20-%2001%20-%20Large%2013.jpg

    There’s a scene which shows an entire links of images, check out those links, it works.

  • October 13, 2008 at 10:22 amArtanis

    se demoro en salir aca , ya habia bajado el raw y esta muy buena y sobre todo que la historia es exelente sin tener que ser un ero-game .

  • October 13, 2008 at 11:07 amRandom Lurker

    Maybe it is just me but Takumi’s character is a huge detraction for me. I can deal with the hallucinations, the gore and pretty much everything else but his character just makes me angry. I’ll watch an episode or two more just to give it a fair chance but for now this is definitely not something I’m interested in. Kudos to you Omni for blogging an anime with what appears to me to be such an un-relatable main character.

  • October 13, 2008 at 11:57 amhuh

    how many black haired katana weilding chicks are there gonna be this season

  • October 13, 2008 at 12:20 pmkazunga

    Too amazing. Seems like its gonna be like Higurashi and Elfen Lied <3

  • October 13, 2008 at 12:41 pmxdboobxp

  • October 13, 2008 at 1:01 pmChimasternmay

    oo finally up, ya this was good.

  • October 13, 2008 at 1:05 pmBLUE_MASTER

    I havent seen it yet but like omg, this looks interesting.

  • October 13, 2008 at 1:22 pmKitty

    I amused it would be bloody since Nitro+ is having a say in the production. They are famous for their dark and blood thriller type shows/games. All in all Chaos;Head looks to be the most promising anime out there is season. For me anyway.

  • October 13, 2008 at 1:43 pmGoCrazy

    I will check this out. (Subs out?) Summary sounds good,Madhouse does it again.

  • October 13, 2008 at 1:44 pmGoCrazy

    ah nvm found it already. Sweet. Looking forward to this.

  • October 13, 2008 at 2:17 pmRandom Boy

    Wow the first episode was really good. Probably going to watch the 2nd episode later, hope its as good as the first, if not even better. Btw loved the ED. BrooklynO… must be having a laugh riot. :-D

  • October 13, 2008 at 3:27 pmme

    The images files are 168491 until 168497… too lazy to run crawler on the site

  • October 13, 2008 at 3:51 pmZepe

    Viral marketing eh… interesting…

  • October 13, 2008 at 5:18 pmEruruu

    goddamit as soon as i saw that pink haired girl in the first scene, it just reminds me instantly of nanaka (m;y). it appears it really was the same guy.

    interesting series, if this doesn’t go too bloody i’ll keep watching.

  • October 13, 2008 at 5:34 pmAllelujah

    *laughs!!* those links are awesome! I have to say that I already love Chäos;HEAd, it’s great!!!

  • October 13, 2008 at 7:04 pmdavid

    hahaha i think that chaos;head, is going to be the best show in this season, although i really dont think that they`re only do the show in 12 episodes i’ve played the game and i think twelve episode isn`t enough

  • October 13, 2008 at 10:00 pmChaos

    Yea, it was a great episode.
    Definitely be one of the series Ill stick to this season.

  • October 13, 2008 at 10:04 pmLulu FTW

    Very nice, lol. Just watched it earlier, and I’m looking forward to the next episode. I looked into the game, and wow…some of the scenes in it. >_<’

  • October 14, 2008 at 12:21 amahwchoe

    this show looks absolutely horrible…

  • October 14, 2008 at 12:32 amEspada

    hey what is the content of the links…

    i dont want horror pics….

    T_T

  • October 14, 2008 at 12:44 amPhoenixfreak

    Wow it’s like harem meets….horror…what?

    Wow..great show, really fucked up but really freakin’ great show~~

  • October 14, 2008 at 7:35 amEspada

    ok i have watch the links xD…

    and i love the pics… too gory… xP

    actually the pics are from the game…

  • October 15, 2008 at 2:54 amShiro

    TAKUMI MUST NOT DIE LOL.

    that’s my mind in short. I don’t mind Makoto (School Days) dies since he deserves it but not Takumi – yet.

  • October 15, 2008 at 6:36 am4ran

    i added it to my fall list th i did not like the drawing alot.. but i find the story kinda interesting..

  • October 15, 2008 at 11:06 amNaru-Chan

    VAMPIRE KNIGHT? T_T!!!!!!!!

  • October 15, 2008 at 8:46 pmSyaoran Li

    That’s right.

    This show has a lot of potential within, so I’m hoping Madhouse will do justice and give us a really good piece of work.

    Who’s going to last until the end? I wonder…

  • October 15, 2008 at 11:04 pmCrucia

    I so watched this and it freaked me out just a bit. O.O But I still wanna watch it. A bit confusing since I don’t understand the actual plot but thanks to your summary, i get it ^^

  • October 16, 2008 at 6:32 amDelfofthebla

    It’s been a while since I’ve been this interested in a series, can’t wait.

  • October 16, 2008 at 6:12 pmKeroro21

    The next Higurashi, ladies and genlemen.