Genre: Science Fiction, Thriller
Season: Winter 2017
Premiere Date: January 12, 2017
CHAOS;CHILD is the anime adaptation of the visual novel of the same name released on the Xbox One in 2014. The story is a sequel to Chaos;Head, which was adapted into a television anime series in 2008. CHAOS;CHILD is the fourth entry in game publisher 5pb.’s Science Adventure series. The anime was initially announced in 2015.
Shibuya, 2015. A boy named Takuru Miyashiro attends Hekiho Academy, a private high school that was established after the town was destroyed in the “Shibuya Earthquake” six years ago. As one of the activities of the newspaper club he runs, he and his fellow club members seek the truth behind a series of murders called the “The New Generation Madness Resurgence.”
Voice: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
A third-year high school student who is the protagonist of this story and the president of his school’s newspaper club. He lost his parents in the great earthquake six years prior to the beginning of the story. He lives in a trailer parked at Miyashita Park, a location that also serves as an evacuation area. He makes people cringe a little with his insistance on calling himself “normal” and “in-the-know.”
Voice: Sumire Uesaka
A second-year high school student who is part of the school’s newspaper club. Takuru, whom she calls “Taku,” is her childhood friend.
Voice: Sarah Emi Bridcutt
The president of Hekiho Academy’s student council and the vice-president of the Newspaper Club. Like Takuru, she lost her parents in the earthquake and lived in the same foster home as him. Accomplished in both in academics and sports, she is respected by both her male and female classmates.
Voice: Suzuko Mimura
A second-year high-schooler and the president of the Literary Club. She’s a modern high school girl who is up to date with the latest trends.
Voice: Asuka Nakaya
The only first-year student in high school who is part of the Newspaper Club. She is extremely silent and usually only says “Mm…” Because of her experience as a net gamer, she is very skilled with computers. This leads the other members of the club to leave information organization and research duties to her.
Voice: Inori Minase
She may have a young-looking appearance for a fourteen-year-old girl, but she’s actually pretty calm and collected. She’s really bad when it comes to cell phones, computers, and other technology, though.
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Original Creator: Chiyomaru Shikura/MAGES.
Director/Series Composition: Masato Jinbo
Scenario Supervision: Naotaka Hayashi, Eiji Umehara, Tatsuya Matsubara, Yūsuke Matsumoto
Original Character Design: Mutsumi Sasaki, Yukihiro Matsuo
Character Design/Animation Director: Kazuyuki Yamayoshi
Prop Design: Yoshihiro Ujiie
Art Director: Daiki Kuribayashi, Yūki Hatakeyama (Kusanagi)
Art Setting: Eiko Tsunadō (Kusanagi)
Color Design: Mami Hirai
3D CG: Tri-Slash
Director of Photography: Daiki Sugiyama
Photography: Asahi Production
Editing: Kentarō Tsubone (REAL-T)
Sound Director: Masanori Tsuchiya
Sound Production: Glovision
Music: onoken, Takeshi Abo
Music Production: 5pb.
Opening Theme Song: “Uncontrollable” by Kanako Itō
Ending Theme Song: “Chaos Syndrome” by Konomi Suzuki
Animation Production: SILVER LINK.
Production: CHAOS CHILD Production Committee
Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Takuru Miyashiro
Sumire Uesaka as Serika Onoe
Sarah Emi Bridcutt as Nono Kurusu
Suzuko Mimori as Hinae Arimura
Inori Minase as Uki Yamazoe
Asuka Nakaya as Hana Kazuki
Asami Sanada as Mio Kunosato
Yūki Fujiwara as Shinji Itō
Atsushi Abe as Masashi Kawahara
Yumi Hara as Yui Tachibana
Kokoro Kikuchi as Yuito Tachibana
Takuya Kirimoto as Takeshi Shinjō
Kujira as Katsuko Momose
Tomoyuki Shimura as Hisashi Sakuma
Masayuki Kato as Shūichi Wakui
©2017 MAGES./KADOKAWA/CHAOS;CHILD Partners