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Chaos;Head: The Complete Series (Blu-ray/DVD Combo) (2008)

Todd Haberkorn , Jamie Marchi  |  Unrated |  Blu-ray
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Todd Haberkorn, Jamie Marchi, Stephanie Sheh, Clarine Harp
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Animated, Box set, Widescreen
  • Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Funimation Prod
  • DVD Release Date: November 29, 2011
  • Run Time: 300 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005JJCMQ2
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #241,285 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Textless Songs


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From the mind that brought you Death Note comes a schizophrenic anime experience that will make you doubt everything you think you’re seeing.

Takumi is an anime-obsessed recluse with a fetish for two-dimensional girls. His dirty little cyber secrets land him in real-life trouble after a chat room encounter with the mysterious General leads him to the scene of a gruesome murder. In the blink of an eye, Takumi goes from a caffeine-addicted gamer to a paranoid murder suspect caught up in something called the New Generation madness. Between the police and a gang of girls with giant holographic swords, someone is watching his every move. As the world constructed around him begins to unravel, Takumi will discover that nothing – not even his own life – is what it appears to be. Welcome to Chaos Head. Can you survive reality?

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52 of 58 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Chaos;Head doesn't quite reach its goals November 29, 2011
I don't want to rag on the show too much because it is decent. Its got great atmosphere, an interesting premise, and some interesting character designs and personalities for the main cast. The problem comes in that Chaos;Head starts off strong with an intriguing mystery and bizarre behavior from the main character, but it fails to deliver any sort of satisfaction with its conclusion. The science is poorly explained, the main villain comes almost out of nowhere, and it isn't ever made clear what some of the characters' connections to the main plot or sub-plots were. The main problem with Chaos;Head is a lack of focus. If they had trimmed down the number of characters and steered the story to follow the main protagonist more often, then this would have been far more enjoyable. I still think people should watch this show, but I can't really recommend a purchase.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not for everyone December 2, 2011
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I would say that this show is for at least older teenagers. The cover blurp would have you think that the reason is violence. BTW, the main on-screen violence is in the first episode and the last two. I believe that the real reason is that it is ostensibly about a delusional, psychotic teenager whose delusions become real. In addition, other people also have delusions, and the delusions have delusions. The result is that in order to properly follow the story, you need to be able to follow what is real and what isn't. Otherwise you will end up being very confused.

The story opens with our hero, a teenage otaku, who is living in a metal shipping crate on the roof of a building. He has a sister who visits him periodically, but he spends most of his time with his delusional anime girl-friend. He periodically goes to school. If he isn't gaming, he is doing on-line chatting with his friends. As the story opens there have been two sets of murders. The pace takes off when someone sends him a pic of a horrific murder. The next day (at night), he witnesses that murder in progress. He sees a girl he doesn't know at the scene covered with blood, with the murder weapons in hand. He runs, and is caught in a surveillance camera, so now the police are searching for him.

The next day at school he finds that he is sitting next to the girl, who says that she has known him all his life. Other girls enter the story, one of which says that the hero himself sent the email with the pic of the murder, and others that say he should awaken. Then the girls start carrying swords. Then the EVIL organization enters the action. Shibuya will never be the same, since it gets pretty well destroyed.

The end result is a psycho-thriller, where you are kept wondering what is real and what isn't.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent show, but should have been longer December 2, 2011
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This show is definitely worth watching, as its story and character development are fantastic. The show starts off strong, has a great middle portion, and then just sort of.. ends. They build up too many characters to end the show in as few episodes as they did, if the show had been more focused on fewer characters, or had been significantly longer in order to come to a fitting conclusion for such a fantastic build up, this show would be up there with the likes of Ghost Hound and Serial Experiments: Lain.

All in all, if you are a fan of the science/mystery/suspense genre of anime I definitely suggest watching this. But if you have not seen them I absolutely recommend watching Lain, Ghost Hound, and Dennou Coil above this.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I rarely write reviews; I'm just not good with describing things. But having just finished watching this anime and reading these reviews that are all over the place, I figure I could clear a few things up. Don't worry, no spoilers. First of all, this anime is not creepy. This is not a Shiki: Part 1 (Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo) or Satoshi Kon's Paranoia Agent: Complete Collection (or Boogiepop Phantom), nor does it really aim to be a mind-bend like Serial Experiments Lain - Boxed Set. There are some anime that will confuse you and maintain that general atmospheric vibe -- if you are into that sort of thing, then Chaos;Head probably isn't it. Let's be clear: I wouldn't even consider this to be in the same genre as the aforementioned anime. If anything, this should be compared to its successor Steins;Gate: Complete Series: Part One (Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo), or even C: Control - The Money & Soul of Possibility [Blu-ray]. It's more of a sci-fi with psychological thriller elements, than a psychological thriller with sci-fi elements.

What Chaos;Head is: an anime that's based on a visual novel. If you're unfamiliar with the concept of visual novels, they are like novels, except they usually have text over graphics and some music composition in the form of software.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Fun mindless series with fan service.
Published 2 months ago by C. Wheat
5.0 out of 5 stars n/a
The bestest of the best horror thriller anime of the time i could definetly say i love this like i love highschool of the dead and highschool dxd
Published 10 months ago by daniel lee
5.0 out of 5 stars Anime was Good
its came in good condition with no problem it is an excellent anime and it was amazing to watch and see
Published 13 months ago by Mitchell
3.0 out of 5 stars Overhyped Letdown
Funimation sucked me in on this one. It was a quick buy with a quick trailer that got me hooked in. The series is short. It definately has potential, but just not fulfilled. Read more
Published 17 months ago by BryGoesBoom
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun Story
I found the art and story line well done. The story was easy to follow. There was a good balance among the charactors as well.
Published 20 months ago by S. Gonzalez
5.0 out of 5 stars Cool boxset
That's a really nice boxset, you get both dvd and blu ray as described. If you liked Chaos;Head back then it's really cool to finally have it in blu-ray for the more than awesome... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Someone~
5.0 out of 5 stars Great show
This one is also in execllent condition I can't wait to start watching this one ethier the blu-ray/DVD combo is awesome.
Published 21 months ago by Brent
5.0 out of 5 stars Very thrilling series!
I just bought this out on a whim and let me say I really enjoyed this series :) Its very short, but it got me confused just a bit. So, Im going to rewatch it again. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Alexandra Torres
5.0 out of 5 stars Great series.
Well its very confusing unless you stay on top of it through out the series. But once you understand the plot. You will definitely like it.
Published 22 months ago by ChibiChild ~ xbox live name
4.0 out of 5 stars Very strange series, good though.
I thought I was figuring out the series as the episodes went on but it only got more complicated / puzzling. Read more
Published 23 months ago by nekogunner
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