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Takumi is a reclusive otaku who wants nothing more than to be left alone to play online games and watch anime. He only attends the minimum necessary to pass his classes, and rarely leaves his cramped room except to purchase the newest figurines. One evening, while Takumi is chatting online with his friend "Grim," a stranger called "Shogun" joins the channel and, after "Grim" leaves, posts a series of disturbing photographs depicting a man impaled to a wall with metal stakes. The following day, Takumi is horrified when he wanders into an alley and once again sees Shogun’s images – but this time, the gruesome scene is reality. From then on, Takumi sees the world through a new set of eyes; imaginary delusions meld with reality, and he isn't sure who he can trust. With suspicions and confusion at every turn, Takumi must struggle to determine what's going on - but most importantly, whose eyes are those eyes?

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Chaos;HEAd 2008 TBD
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Shuichi SHIMAMURA Character Design
Takaaki ISHIYAMA Director
Fuminori HARA Producer
Yasuo UEDA Producer
Hiroaki TSUNODA Producer

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Chaos;HEAd xcvb2003 6.5/10 Feb 7, 2014
Chaos;HEAd 4L3x 4/10 Nov 7, 2013
Chaos;HEAd angelsreviews 7/10 Jul 21, 2013
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Seven years ago, Kakeru’s sister killed herself, leaving him alone. Now a teenager, Kakeru lives a quiet life with his friend Yuka and other classmates – but things change forever when he and Yuka are mysteriously transported to a frightening parallel world filled with monsters and a deep crimson sky. Though they manage to escape, Kakeru soon discovers that they aren’t alone; several other students at school also travel to the other dimension, and armed with powerful weapons they battle against its dark inhabitants. Why must they fight, and what is their purpose in the Red Night?

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Chaos;Head and 11 Eyes are exceedingly akin. In both we have a male lead surrounded by a female harem with varying degrees of usefulness regarding the plot. Magical swords, battles, girls running back and fro and an attempt at creating suspense reign supreme. As it turns out, the main character has some sort of power upon which salvation rests. With this said, Chaos;Head is not as fanservice stocked as its very ecchi counterpart 11 Eyes.


11eyes and Chaos;Head share some similar themes that make them go together well. Both stories involve magical swords that only a select few can use, they both deal with a male lead character surrounded by women, and both have a small amount of psychological tricks on the viewer. If you are a fan of either, then I highly recommend seeing the other.


If you liked one, you will like the other because they are both alike in the psychological way of how the characters think. Both have a side of romance, some hectice battle scenes, and plot twists. If you liked the craziness of one you will like the caziness of the other.


The premise and atmosphere of both are pretty similar.  They involve teenagers realizing that there is more than what they see around them, and fighting in an unknown world against mysterious enemies. 


In both anime there is a world beside the normal world we live in, where teenagers fight their battles with other dudes in that world. If you liked one, check out the other.


The similarities between the two animes are quite uncanny. Although the main characters are quite different, one being a hikikomori (chaos;head). The general vibe of the animes are similar too. If you enjoyed one you'll probably enjoy the other.


To put it simply, if you liked 11eyes as i did, you'll defo like chaos;head :)



Chaos;Head is a better romance/thriller version. Not as cookie cutter as 11eyes. Theming is very similar, but don't go too crazy over it. If you thought 11eyes was okay, don't expect much more from Chaos;Head.


Besides the fact the both shows are based off a visual novel and the character cast is also pretty similar.

Both male main characters get sucked into a world they never knew of and have to find their own power to defeat evil, these anime are both pretty dark and chaotic. (guess the name chaos head heh.)

Other things that are quite similar is that both male's are in a harem like situation both shows have magical swords and they both feature a bit of romance, so if you liked one you'll also like the other.

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

Maebara Keiichi, an ordinary high-school boy, has transferred to a new school in Hinamizawa, a small rural village. At the outset everything seems peaceful and Keiichi becomes friends with a nice group of schoolgirls with whom he spends many idle summer afternoons. Suddenly violence encroaches upon the blissful peace of the village and Keiichi becomes entangled in an endless cycle of fear and death. The inconsistent, but inevitable horrors of Hinamizawa are told and retold becoming an endless and inescapable nightmare of insanity. Will it end even if the mystery of Hinamizawa is solved?

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Both anime have cute characters surrounded by a dark mystery, are capable of grusome, evil things and characters which drown in acute paranoia. The two are very, very similar.


Both Higurashi and Chaos;Head have a deep story which will keep you confused for a while slowly giving away details to make sense of the whole situation. In both anime, you usually see the story from the main characters perspective where he is the least informed of the characters about what is happening and later on becomes the hero. Also, they both share the theme where the characters go a 'bit' insane because of psycological reasons.


Both share similar psychological aspects and do have some nice twists and turns. The story(plot) themselves aren't exactly very similar but the animation on both are amazing, the mystery elements on both are great and they are both titles that can be interesting throughout, can get you thinking and leave you with things to think about.


Although Higurashi is ALOT more gorey than Chaos, both these animes are the same when it comes to horror filled delusions. Both main male characters seem to suffer under paranoid delusions. Murder, unconceivable deaths, and two faced secretive characters make up these dark, and sometimes confusing animes.


Both animes are psychological wargrounds, and each one definetly keeps you holding the nearest blunt object for emergencies...


Both pretty dark anime, with a gloomy story behind them. Oh, don't forget the random murders/deaths(although higurashi is a bit closer to this).


Both series have a lot of tension and uncertainty. The main characters of both have a lot of trouble with trust.


If you liked Chaos;Head, i'm sure you'll like Hirgurashi and vice-versa, because they both have a paranoic and delusional main character, that is acused with crimes that he didn't comit , surrounded by beautifull, teenage, killer girls.

They also have that messed up story, that can put someone insane, when they try to understand.


Both shows seem kinda cute at the start, but quickly take a dark turn. They both have a story that makes you confused the first time you watch it. Please do note that higurashi is a lot gorier than choas;head if you don't mind that you'll probably enjoy both shows.

Serial Experiments Lain

Serial Experiments Lain

"I have only abandoned my body, I still live here" - are the words emailed to friends of Chisa, several days after her death by suicide. As Lain delves deeper into the world of the "Wired" (also known as the internet), the line between it and reality becomes more and more unclear. Close the world, open the nExt.

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Unusual occurances stretch the boundries between real and unreal. The more events unfold, the more you question. What is the real story?


Both anime have a lead character who is obcessed with the online world and begin to have trouble distinguishing fantasy from reality.


Both animes have an anti-social main character with questionable multiple-personality issues. Each anime questions the line between reality and fantasy, oftentimes creating somewhat abstract scenes as it stretches the boundaries of reality. I think if you liked one, you'd definitely like the other.


These shows blur the reality between the real world and a cyber world. You will frequently be asking youself whats going on, but the mystery is something you must wait to the end to have fully explained.

The story is quite deep and involved, and might turn a lot of people off, but if you enjoy one, you should like the other.


Without spoiling the plot of both of these series, I'm limited to saying that they share themes, content and so on. However, if you're into futuristic, psychological thriller-type plots, driven by a main character who is as clueless as the viewer when it comes to where the plot is going to twist next... you may well be on to a winner here.


Both shows feature a confusing story, though chaos head has more ecchi wereas lain has none. Both are good Psychological shows the difference between the two is that chaos;head has more action and lain has a better story, but if you liked one you'll probably like the other one as well.

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The eccentric mad scientist Okabe, his childhood friend Mayuri, and the otaku hacker Daru have banded together to form the Future Gadget Research Laboratory, and spend their days in a ramshackle laboratory hanging out and occasionally attempting to invent incredible futuristic gadgets. However, their claymore is a hydrator and their hair dryer flips breakers, and the only invention that’s even remotely interesting is their Phone Microwave, which transforms bananas into oozing green gel. But when an experiment goes awry the gang discovers that the Phone Microwave can also send text messages to the past. And what's more, the words they send can affect the flow of time and have unforeseen, far-reaching consequences - consequences that Okabe may not be able to handle...

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If you liked Chaos;head or steins,gate, you'd like the other because the plot and style is familliar and it's the same touch on both



They're both made by the same company, but although they share absolutely different story aspects, it's good to check both of them out since the characters, while somewhat different can be related to each character personality wise.

Also, Science.


If you liked Chaos;head, then you'll absolutely love Steins;Gate because it's made by the same company but it's billion times better


They have the same kind of feeling to them, almost as if Chaos;Head was a prototype of Steins;Gate (since Steins;Gate in my opinion is much, much better). Many characters seems familiar although the animes' plots are totally different. It feels like the concept is kind of the same though. Just watch Steins;Gate and you'll understand... and also you'll love it!


Strange things happen to some what regular people and they become something more that they didn't think could happen. It also does hurt it that the game version of both were writen by the same people. 

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  • OVA (3 eps x 40 min)
  • 2004

In Japan, there is a disturbing rumor being spread that people's shadows are ripping from their bodies, never to be seen again. For one young man, the frightening nature of this rumor is just beginning to manifest in the form of a nightmarish world that he can't seem to escape from. In this place full of dark minions and demons, he and his friends fight futilely against unknown enemies, only to be brought back to the "real world" as quickly as they left it. Is this real, or a dream? Only one person holds the key to destroying and saving the world as he knows it...


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In both animes the reality is not what it seems to be and someone is controling it one way or the other. It all ties up to a boy who must find what happend. Also in both series the hero has a squad (made mostly by girls) who helps him.


Both of these anime have a very similar feel. The main character experiances reality switches and it all culminates to a dark, shadowy scheme. These anime are basically one and the same. If you liked one, check out the other.


Viewers of either Interlude or Chaos;Head would surely appreciate the other due to the similarities in atmosphere, content, and setting.

Both series deal with a male lead character who is experiencing unexplainable visions, dreams, or delusions. He then begins to question reality itself, and the substance of his own existence. While Chaos;Head is more psychological, Interlude takes a more philosophical approach but both generate the same feeling and I was instantly reminded of Chaos;Head when watching Interlude.

Some of the character types are similar, apart from Takumi (Chaos;Head) who is very unlike our unnamed male lead in Interlude, and ultimately a lot more entertaining to watch. However, Interlude explains things more constructively than Chaos;Head and for me had a better ending. If you've seen one be sure to check the other out, both are very similar but excel in different ways!

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