Genre: Action, Game
PLOT AND STORY
Chäos;HEAd’s story is set in the year of 2008 in Shibuya and is centered around Takumi Nishijō, an otaku, a high school student at the private Suimei Academy. Some strange events have recently occurred in the Shibuya area. The two main events being referenced by the media and the public at large are called the “New Generation” (ニュージェネレーション?) events. The first event called “Group Dive” (集団ダイブ) occurred on September 7 when five high school students jumped to their deaths off of a high tower. The second event called “Pregnant Man” (妊娠男 Ninshin Otoko) occurred on September 19 where a male university student was found dead with a thirty-two week old fetus incised within his abdomen.
The story begins on September 28 when Takumi talking to an online friend called Grim (グリム Gurimu). Grim is trying to bring Takumi up to speed about the recent New Generation events since Takumi is not interested local or international news. A person named Shōgun (将軍) joins the chat room midway through Grim and Takumi’s conversation, but he does not respond despite being greeted by both Grim and Takumi. Grim sends Takumi a poorly drawn image of a person getting stabbed with several stakes. Grim claims that it is an image of the victim before leaving.
After Grim leaves the chat room, Shōgun finally starts to talk. He sends Takumi a barrage of several image links depicting a murder like Grim’s image except that these images appeared to be real images. The next day, as Takumi was heading home after spending the afternoon at an Internet cafe, he comes across the same scene that he witnessed yesterday in Shōgun’s pictures. He sees a male body nailed to the wall as well as a pink-haired girl dressed in Suimei Academy’s uniform covered in blood. Takumi runs away screaming as soon as he comes to his senses over the situation at hand. The story progresses from here with Takumi trying to avoid getting involved with Shōgun and other New Generation events as he is slowly caught in a grander scheme’s wheels of motion.
Overall of this story is quite interesting because there were lots of mysteries and give some info bout’ the life of an otaku. If i were giving a mark for this story, i rate it 7/10.
Takumi Nishijō (西條拓巳 Nishijō Takumi)
HERO OF THE STORY.
Takumi is the main character of the series. He is a very reclusive person and only attends school a bare number of times per week in order to fulfill graduation requirements. He often notes that he is not interested in girls in the three-dimensional world and avoids conversations with others whenever possible. He prefers to engage in watching anime, playing eroge, and massively multiplayer online role-playing games. He is a second-year student at Suimei Academy (翠明学園 Suimei Gakuen). Voiced by: Hiroyuki Yoshino
Rimi Sakihata (咲畑梨深 Sakihata Rimi)
Rimi is a mysterious pink-haired girl that Takumi encounters at the crime scene on his way home. Rimi was wearing Suimei Academy’s uniform at the time and appeared to recognize Takumi. Voiced by: Eri Kitamura
Sena Aoi (蒼井セナ Aoi Sena)
Sena is a third-year student at Suimei Academy. Takumi first encounters her in a hallway at school but quickly excuses himself after facing her ominous glare. She is often seen standing around Shibuya holding a very long sword. Voiced by: Hitomi Nabatame
Yua Kusunoki (楠 優愛 Kusunoki Yua)
Yua is a third-year student at Suimei Academy who seems to be stalking Takumi but later seemingly befriends him. She seems to be quite into anime and manga. However, this is all later shown to be an act where she is investigating him as she suspects Takumi of being the criminal behind New Gen. Voiced by: Chiaki Takahashi
Kozue Orihara (折原 梢 Orihara Kozue)
Kozue is a second-year student that transfers into Suimei Academy early on in the story. She is not shown to be speaking but appears to have telepathic abilities. Kozue is in the same class as Takumi and appears to know him as she spoke to him through his mind when she walked past him on her first day at school. Voiced by: Ayumi Tsuji
Ayase Kishimoto (岸本あやせ Kishimoto Ayase)
Cool Type, might as well as an Idol
Ayase is a third-year Suimei Academy student by day and vocalist by night. She sings for a popular indie rock band named “Phantasm” (ファンタズム Fantazumu). Her stage name is “FES”. The lyrics in her songs appears to describe the events of the recent murders, leading the police to see her as a potential suspect. Voiced by: Yui Sakakibara
Nanami Nishijō (西條七海 Nishijō Nanami)
Nanami is Takumi’s younger sister and is a first-year Suimei Academy student. She often puts up a strong front and seems to argue with her brother whenever they meet but she is actually really concerned about him. Some siscon over here… Voiced by: Ui Miyazaki
Orgel Seira (星来 オルジェル Seira Orgel)
Fantasy-Type, ofcourse she is!
Seira is the main heroine from Takumi’s favorite anime “Blood Tunes the Animation”, and also Takumi’s favorite character. Occasionally, she shows up in Takumi’s delusion. Voiced by: Akane Tomonaga
NOTE : Im categorize them as FLAG (eroge game) to have an ending with a heroin. Seira is not included.
Setting and themes
Chaos;Head primarily takes place in Shibuya, Tokyo. Many of Shibuya’s physical locales like its busy pedestrian scramble and the Loft building appear in the game although their names have been altered slightly. Some notable Internet websites like Wikipedia, 2channel, YouTube, and Yahoo! also show up in the game with modified names as We-Key Pedophilia, @-channel, MewTube, and Taboo!.
As the title implies, psychological themes relating to one’s psyche and mind plays a large role in Chaos;Head. Delusions and the method of projecting one’s own delusions onto the physical world, or onto someone else’s visual system, is a key driver behind the story. Other scientific themes such as the concepts of matter, antimatter, and the Dirac sea are also brought up.