A review of Chaos;Head

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05-28-2015, 11:46 PM
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Synopsis:
Shibuya, Japan, 2008. Takumi Nishijou, a high school student at the Private Suimei Academy, one day hears about the 'New Gen' murders that have been occurring around the city. Although dismissing the subject because it doesn't involve him, Takumi begins to experience strange mishaps around him, from a horrific picture he received while on his PC, to a mysterious Pink-Haired girl standing at a murder scene.


From there on Takumi struggles to cope with the events unfolding around him, and is soon unaware of what is real or a delusion. As his fate opens up before him, the perpetrator behind the 'New Gen' events attempts to find him, leading him into a world where nothing is as it seems.
(from MAL)


Plot (obviously a spoiler):

Spoiler

Chaos;Head's story is set in 2009 in Shibuya and is centered around Takumi Nishijō, a high school student at the private Suimei Academy, and the strange and brutal murders that have recently occurred in the Shibuya area, known as the "New Generation" Madness. The story begins on September 28 with Takumi talking to an online friend called Grim. Grim is trying to bring Takumi up to speed about the recent New Generation events since Takumi is not interested in local or international news. A person named Shogun joins the chat room midway through Grim and Takumi's conversation. After Grim leaves the chat room, Shogun begins to talk. He speaks in a very cryptic and confusing manner, leaving Takumi nervous. Shogun then sends Takumi a barrage of image links, one of which appears to be of a brutal murder of a man being pinned by stakes to a wall.
The next day, Takumi comes across a real life murder scene. Witnessing a mysterious pink-haired girl pinning a man up by stakes in an alleyway, he immediately realizes he is witnessing the very murder detailed in the pictures he received the day before. Convinced that Shogun is targeting him, and that the girl he saw committing the murder is somehow connected to him, Takumi tries to avoid getting involved with other New Generation events. However, as Takumi begins attempting to distance himself from the crime he witnessed, he soon catches interest of the police.
With the police suspecting him, and himself convinced that he is being targeted by Shogun, Takumi finds himself caught in a spiral of hallucinations and paranoia, as he desperately tries to keep himself safe and figure out why he is apparently being targeted. He eventually comes into contact with several other people related to the events, including the girl he saw committing the murder herself. Unsure of what is real or who he can trust, Takumi finds himself thrust into a much larger scheme than he ever thought possible, as the mysterious company NOZOMI carefully plots something from behind the scenes. (from Chaos;Head's Wiki page)


Genre: Harem, Horror, Mystery, Psychological, Sci-Fi, Supernatural


Characters:
Takumi Nishijō (main character)
Rimi Sakihata 
Nanami Nishijō (MC's sister)
Ayase Kishimoto
Yua Kusunoki 


Art/Animation:
The animation (done by MadHouse studio) is nothing extraordinary but has a nice appeal. Nothing too interesting is brought to the table. I will admit the CG was well integrated with the animating. I'd give the animation a solid 6/10.


Overall:
Chaos;Head is a great anime adaptation of the VN. MadHouse Studios did the Visual Novel justice and pulled through for the fans. I'd give this anime adaptation a 7.5/10. 


Personal thoughts:
I personally haven't played the VN (it's on my to-do list) but I am confident the VN is going to be a blast. The anime adaptation packed a punch (Nishijō's a fuckin pussy tho) that I honestly wasn't expecting.


Links:
http://myanimelist.net/anime/4975/Ch%C3%A4oS;HEAd
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaos;Head#Anime
http://www.funimation.com/shows/chaos-head

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05-29-2015, 06:32 PM
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Honestly, they could have executed the main character a lot better than how they did.

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05-29-2015, 06:44 PM
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(05-29-2015, 06:32 PM)Lokorfi Wrote: Honestly, they could have executed the main character a lot better than how they did.

He's a major pussy. I honestly hate his weak ass. I like the other characters much better. 

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05-29-2015, 06:47 PM
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(05-29-2015, 06:44 PM)losi Wrote:
(05-29-2015, 06:32 PM)Lokorfi Wrote: Honestly, they could have executed the main character a lot better than how they did.

He's a major pussy. I honestly hate his weak ass. I like the other characters much better. 

This. Also his voice is just a real cringefest. I fear the times he opens his mouth to say something, or even think.