ChäoS;Child takes place in October 2015, six years after the events of ChäoS;HEAd. Abnormal events begin to occur in Shibuya district, including mysterious deaths.

Chaos;Child - Netflix

Type: Animation

Languages: Japanese

Status: Ended

Runtime: 25 minutes

Premier: 2017-01-11

Chaos;Child - Chaos;Child - Netflix

Chaos;Child is a visual novel video game developed by 5pb. It is the fourth main entry in the Science Adventure series, and a thematic sequel to Chaos;Head (2008). It was released in Japan in 2014 for Xbox One, and later for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Microsoft Windows, iOS, and Android. The PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita versions were released by PQube in Europe and North America in 2017. Other media based on the game has been released, including an anime television series, two manga, an audio drama, and the spin-off game Chaos;Child Love Chu Chu!! (2017). The player takes the role of Takuru Miyashiro, the president of his school's newspaper club, who experiences delusions. At multiple points throughout the story, the player gets the option to choose if Takuru should experience a positive or negative delusion, or neither: these choices affect the plot's direction, causing it to branch off from the main narrative into different routes. The game was created to have “psycho-suspense” elements similar to Chaos;Head, while also adding a larger amount of horror elements. For the game's aesthetic, the developers aimed for it to be “unmoving”, in contrast to the previous game in the series, Robotics;Notes (2012). The music was composed by Takeshi Abo based on notes of his impressions of the story and emotional flow, to ensure a good relationship to the game's worldview. The localization was handled by Adam Lensenmayer, whose experience with translating the Science Adventure game Steins;Gate 0 (2015) ensured a smoother process, with a lot of communication with the developers. Chaos;Child was well received by critics, but the Xbox One and PlayStation 3 releases failed to chart on the Japanese sales charts.

Chaos;Child - Setting and characters - Netflix

Chaos;Child is set in Shibuya in 2015, six years after the events of Chaos;Head, where an earthquake nearly leveled the area. It follows a group of high school students who survived the earthquake; among them is the player character Takuru Miyashiro, who is a senior in high school and president of the school's newspaper club, and whose family died in the earthquake. He is accompanied by his childhood friend Serika Onoe and his foster sister Nono Kurusu, who are the game's main heroines and romantic leads. Among other characters are the newspaper club members Hana and Itou; Hinae, an eyewitness to a murder; Uki, who has spent years isolated from the world; and Mio, a misanthrope who has been sent in to aid the police. Several of the characters have superhuman abilities: for instance, one can spot lies with absolute certainty, while another can use pyrokinesis.

Chaos;Child - References - Netflix