Archive for the 'CHAOS;HEAD' Category

ChäoS;HEad, Episode 7-8

Considering the serious delay for this late entry, I decided to make a digest combined article for both episode 7 and 8. I will spare you from the usual long summaries, and will instead switch to a nutshell presentation and some comments. My apologies for such change, I believe it was necessary as it would turned quite ugly in term of delay and redundancy otherwise.

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ChäoS;HEad, Episode 6

Again pursued by Shogun creepy provocations, Takumi is progressively getting cornered. His presumbly salvation lies in the Di-Sword but he is still clueless about the method to get it. On the verge of breaking more and more, Rimi will prove to be an essential support to him.

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ChäoS;HEad, Episode 5

After an unexpected confrontation against Shogun, Takumi is literally in despair. However, despite his distrust harbored to her, Rimi was able to support him, and ultimately, make Takumi to reconsider his thoughts about her, being a “demon girl”.
As he has more or less overcome the situation, he is also getting more and more clues about the Di-Swords.

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ChäoS;HEad, Episode 4

The new Gene case happened and this time, a very familiar phrase is present right in the crime scene, haunting Takumi in the process. Cornered everywhere, Taku will try to find salvation in a sword, but he will actually find someone more effective than that.

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ChäoS;HEad, Episode 3

Yua revealed some shocking truth to Takumi, and the later is unable to figure “who is he”. Completely clueless to what’s true and false, Takumi will investigate himself, though another unexpected event will put even more pressure…

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ChäoS;HEad, Episode 2

Unable to bear the shock of the murder scene, Takumi managed to put it aside, as if it was a delusion. Too busy with Yua, he is however caught back by someone he would never wish to meet even in his worst nightmares…

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ChäoS;HEad, Episode 1

In the anime business, we often see VN adaptations, mostly eroge. However, we rarely got something different from the usual “school romance”, even though they are obviously different from each other. In some rare occasions, we got completely different visual novels, such like Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni, Fate/Stay Night, Utawarerumono, Demonbane, etc.
And this time, another of such “outsider” got its rightful adaptation. Chäos;HEad, by 5pb and produced by Nitroplus (to contrary of common belief, Nitroplus has absolutely nothing to do with the game realisation/direction, only the production, pretty much like Visual Art’s for Key games).

Suspense and thriller, this story involves Nishijou Takumi, a very unusual protagonist: a complete hetare, borderline hikkikomori. He is your usual creepy otaku, “enhanced” with strong delusion he acknowledges himself and bears an utter disinterest to the “3D world”. However, he will be involved in a series of murders that will soon challenge Takumi to figure the truth out of his delusions.

As a VN reader, I was quite interested by this title, and got curious by this announcement. This led me to actually take a look to the visual novel, and it was a nice ride. I assume that many of you didn’t read the original material, so I will try to keep my comments safe. However, I think it will be interesting if I also add some points that compare the game and its anime counterpart. I will separate each CH article into 3 parts: the usual summary/comments, the differences between the 2 medium + additional information (safe, just for your information) and a thorough “rant/critic” as a VN reader (should only be read by those who are already spoiled or have read the game), these shall be in white (… white trigger? XD) as there isn’t any spoiler tags system for wordpress unfortunately. They will cover most of the time the content that has been omitted that should have been kept for the plot.
I hope I will provide
articles that will stir your interest, regardless you are an anime only or VN reader.

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August 2022