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Phi Brain: Puzzle of God / Phi-Brain: Kami no Puzzle


###Phi-Brain ~Puzzle of God~ / Phi-Brain - Kami no Puzzle

Genres: adventure, comedy
Themes: puzzles, school
Objectionable content: Mild
Number of episodes: 25
Vintage: 2011-10-02 to 2012-04-01

Plot Summary: Kaito Daimon is a brilliant 16-year-old teenager who loves to solve puzzles. He acquires an enigmatic item called the Armband of Orpheus that allows him to fully utilize his brain, but that consequentially drains him completely. Currently attending Root Academy as an honor student, he is invited by the school principal to confront a secret organization named POG that creates deadly Sage Puzzles to protect invaluable treasures and challenge the select few individuals capable of facing them. Given the title of Einstein, Kaito battles against the mysterious group in order to keep a promise he made as a kid while at the same time he heads towards the ultimate test: the Divine Puzzle.

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###Phi-Brain - Puzzle of God: The Orpheus Order / Phi-Brain - Kami no Puzzle: Orpheus Order

Number of Episodes: 25
Vintage: 2012-04-08

Plot Summary: Not too long after the events of Daimon Kaito’s last battle with the POG organization, he must now face the Orpheus Order, a group that views the Armband of Orpheus as a necessary step for human evolution. Since Kaito ended up discarding his armband, he is targeted as a primary enemy of the mysterious faction.

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###Phi-Brain ~Puzzle of God~ Season 3 / Phi Brain - Kami no Puzzle: Shukuteki! Raetsel

Number of episodes: 25
Vintage: 2013-10-06

Plot Summary: Jin Makata, Kaito’s childhood mentor, has yet to recover his lost memory. One day, the girl Raetsel appears in front of him, Kaito and Rook. She claims that Jin actually hated puzzles so much he founded an organization called Master Brain to eradicate puzzles from this world. While various members of Master Brain come to challenge Kaito and his friends, the biggest puzzle remains: Whether Jin hated puzzles or, as Kaito believes, loved them.

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Sentai Filmworks Press Release (Season 3)


Hmmm… more Sunrise added to the mix I see. I look forward to the streams.


Per PR:

[size=16]Sentai Filmworks Licenses Phi-Brain ~ Kami no Puzzle[/size]
Oct 27th 2011

HOUSTON, October 27, 2011—Sentai Filmworks announces the acquisition of the new paranormal thriller series PHI-BRAIN ~ KAMI NO PUZZLE from famed director and manga creator Junichi Sato (Sailor Moon, Sergeant Frog, Pretear, Aria,) and legendary anime studio SUNRISE (Mobile Suit Gundam, Cowboy Bebop, Sorceror Hunters, Dirty Pair, Escaflowne.) Based on a treatment by ‘Hajime Yatate,’ a collective name for the Sunrise staff, and with script supervision by Mayori Sekijima (Najica Blitz Tactics, Plastic Little, Sol Bianca, Clamp School,) the 25 episode series will feature character designs by veteran animator Youhei Sasaki and music by Akio Izutsu.

Kaito Daimon would be a completely average high school student except for one thing: he’s a ‘demon’ at solving puzzles. Kaito’s so brilliant, in fact, that when he’s asked to take some ‘special’ tests of his unique ability, he immediately suspects that the test itself is a test. Kaito suddenly finds himself caught up in a lethal Philosopher’s Puzzle made by the sinister group POG, a murderous maze of trap upon trap, where failing to solve the secret correctly will result in death! Fortunately, Kaito’s skills prove up to the first test, both for himself AND his childhood friend Nanoha, who is also caught up in the deadly scheme. But now that he has been designated as a Solver, he is pulled into a new life where he must travel the world with other Solvers, attempting to solve the latest deadly riddles left by POG. There’s a new conundrum around every corner and each deception could lead to death, but once a riddle has been posed, you can count on Kaito to unfold, unravel and unlock it in PHI-BRAIN ~ KAMI NO PUZZLE!

PHI-BRAIN ~ KAMI NO PUZZLE will soon be available digitally on Anime Network Online, followed by many other outlets.

About Sentai Filmworks:
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, including hit series like Highschool of the Dead, Guin Saga, Needless, CANAAN and Angel Beats!. Sentai Filmworks programs can be found on home video distributed by Ingram Entertainment, Baker & Taylor, Section23Films, The Right Stuf and other good and fine distributors. Digital product offerings may be found at iTunes, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Zune Marketplace, Anime Network, PLAYSTATION Network and YouTube.

Per PR:


[size=16]Anime Network to Simulcast Phi-Brain ~ Kami No Puzzle Online[/size]

HOUSTON, TX — October 31, 2011 — Broadcast and digital distributor Anime Network announced today the acquisition of the all new action/puzzle anime Phi Brain ~ Kami No Puzzle for their streaming service, Anime Network Online.

Junichi Sato (Sailor Moon, Sgt. Frog) and animation studio Sunrise (Cowboy Bebop, Big O) introduce a world rife with mystery, one where nearly everyone seeks the ultimate puzzle to solve, and where the deadliest game must be played to find the ultimate truth in Phi Brain ~ Kami No Puzzle!

Starting Friday, November 4th, Episodes 1 to 5 will be released daily online at 4 PM Eastern to catch up to the release of Episode 6 on Wednesday, November 9th. New episodes will be available every Wednesday. Each episode will also be available on the free, ad-supported Hulu service, as well as the Hulu Plus subscription service, within 24 hours. Distribution on additional services and platforms will follow in 2012.

Kaito Daimon is a puzzle solving machine. So much is his mastery over all that is perplexing, that he suddenly becomes entwined in a lethal game of Riddle Me This. The contender? A deadly Philosopher’s Puzzle, the creation of a sinister group named POG. Along with his “friend” Nanoha, he is pulled into a world of mysteries, where failing to find the solution could mean taking his last breath. Solving the puzzle is only the beginning of Kaito’s problems in Phi Brain ~ Kami no Puzzle!

Anime Network Online: < >
Hulu and Hulu Plus: < >

Wednesdays at 4 PM Eastern on Anime Network Online; available on Hulu and Hulu Plus within 24-hours.
Ep 1 - Friday, 11/4
Ep 2 - Saturday, 11/5
Ep 3 - Sunday, 11/6
Ep 4 - Monday, 11/7
Ep 5 - Tuesday, 11/8
Ep 6 - Wednesday, 11/9
Ep 7 - Wednesday, 11/16
and so forth…
All 25 episodes will be available to Guest Users.



Anime Network Online: < >
Hulu and Hulu Plus: < >


Wednesdays at 4 PM Eastern on Anime Network Online;
available on Hulu and Hulu Plus within 24-hours.
Ep 1 - Friday, 11/4
Ep 2 - Saturday, 11/5
Ep 3 - Sunday, 11/6
Ep 4 - Monday, 11/7
Ep 5 - Tuesday, 11/8
Ep 6 - Wednesday, 11/9
Ep 7 - Wednesday, 11/16
and so forth…
All 25 episodes will be available to Guest Users. [/quote]

So that is nice.


[size=15]Watch Phi-Brain ~Puzzle of God~ on AN Online[/size]

Here’s the Watch link…

[url=][/url] [b]Episode 01 is now LIVE![/b]

[url=][/url] [b]Episode 02 is now LIVE![/b]


I saw the first episode yesterday. It’s an odd one, so I don’t know how much I’ll like it, but it has potential.


Looks like there’s an issue with Ep. 03 currently, so I’ll post when it becomes availible.

Looks like they’re already working on it.
Up time has been pushed to 6pm EST / 3pm PST.

[url=][/url] [b]Episode 03 is now LIVE![/b]


So far, this one has just enough mystery and oddness to keep me watching.


Finished up ep. 03

I’m actually really enjoying this one!
I love trying to solve puzzles though, so that may at least be part of my enjoyment of the series.

I was also thinking, if this gets a dub, I think Andrew Love would be the perfect voice for Kaito.
A la his Adam Blade voice.

I can hear it now!

Solved it!

[url=][/url] [b]Episode 04 is now LIVE![/b]

[url=][/url] [b]Episode 05 is now LIVE![/b]


Why isn’t it up on Hulu yet, they were suppose to come out 24 hours after the release on this site?


Why isn’t it up on Hulu yet, they were suppose to come out 24 hours after the release on this site?[/quote]

Checking with Admin.


Why isn’t it up on Hulu yet, they were suppose to come out 24 hours after the release on this site?[/quote]

There was some sort of delay on Hulu’s end.

The first three episodes are up now and the next two should be up by tomorrow.

[url=][/url] [b]Episode 06 is now LIVE![/b]

[size=20]Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle Gets Manga Adaptation[/size]
posted on 2011-11-10 18:00 EST
Kadokawa Shoten’s Newtype Ace magazine begins serialization on manga by Cloverfield: Kishin artist

The third volume of Kadokawa Shoten’s Newtype Ace magazine began serialization on a manga adaptation of Sunrise’s Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle anime on Thursday. Artist Yoshiki Togawa will be drawing the manga.

The story of the school adventure story revolves around Kaito, a puzzle-loving freshman at the private high school named “Root Academy.” He is selected as a candidate for “Phi Brain” for his extraordinary mental skills. One day, he and his childhood friend Nonoha tackle the “unsolvable puzzle” hidden in the underground ruins near the school. They are guided by the mobile device given to Kaito by the student council president.

The puzzle is the “philosopher’s puzzle,” a life-threatening creation of a mysterious intelligence group known as “POG.” When he defeats the puzzle, he is designated as a “Solver.” Together with Nonoha and other Solvers, Kaito battles POG at “philosopher’s puzzles” all over the world.

Junichi Sato (Kaleido Star, Princess Tutu, Tamayura) is directing off scripts supervised by Mayori Sekijima (Saber Marionette J, Star Ocean EX, Jyushin Enbu - Hero Tales). Hajime Yatate, the collective penname for the creative staff at Sunrise, is credited with the original story.

The anime premiered in Japan on the NHK Educational TV channel on October 2. Sentai Filmworks announced it had licensed the anime last month, and it is streaming the 25-episode series on The Anime Network.

Togawa previously drew the Cloverfield: Kishin manga, which was a tie-in for Paramount Pictures’ Cloverfield film.


[size=16]Megumi Nakajima Joins Phi-Brain Anime’s Cast[/size]
posted on 2011-11-10 20:36 EST
Sunrise’s puzzle adventure now airing in Japan, streaming on The Anime Network