English: Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!
Synonyms: Chu-2 Byo demo Koi ga Shitai!, Regardless of My Adolescent Delusions of Grandeur, I Want a Date!
Oct 4, 2012 to Dec 20, 2012
24 min. per ep.
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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SynopsisYuuta Togashi suffered from chuunibyou while he was in middle school. When he graduated, he put that dark history behind him and forgot about it... or he was supposed to. High school was smooth sailing and full of enjoyment—until the unavoidable, sad event occurs. The event that locks Yuuta into a contract with Rikka Takanashi and disrupts his desperately ordinary life.
(Source: adapted from the back of the first novel)
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Opening Theme"Sparkling Daydream" by ZAQ
Ending Theme"INSIDE IDENTITY" by Black Raison d'être (Maaya Uchida, Chinatsu Akasaki, Azumi Asakura, Sumire Uesaka)
Growing up is not an easy process, and there are always moments that one looks back upon with a sense of embarrassment and regret. One might ask what it is that truly marks the transition into adulthood: the ability to live independently, or maybe the conformity and adherence to social norms. Are the people who remain true to their childhood interests not grown up, then? Perhaps. But is there anything wrong with that? It's hard to say.
There's a strange term used in Japanese internet culture. "Chuunibyou", or more literally "Eighth-Grade Syndrome", refers to matured individuals with an absurd self-created persona. Remember the times as a child when there was a TV character you found appealing and you pretended to possess their superhuman abilities in real-life? A chuunibyou is a teenage or adult form of that, but to such an extent that the fictional persona defines their entire lifestyle. Certainly, behaving this way in public would make for some embarrassment, and recovering from such a past even more so.
It's an experience that he knows all too well. After suffering from chuunibyou throughout middle school as the "Dark Flame Master", he makes the decision to move on from the past and attempt to live his highschool years as a normal student. To ensure victory and start anew, Yuuta applies to a high school where none of his middle school classmates are attending. It may have been a successful plan, too, if not for the unusual appearance of a beautiful girl on his balcony.
Her name is Takanashi Rikka, a current chuunibyou, representing everything that Yuuta used to be and desired to forget. Worse, she recently moved into the same apartment complex and overheard Yuuta's last days as the Dark Flame Master, ensuring that it is not a past he will escape so easily. He unwillingly gained Rikka's interest in him as a result, and his attempts to make a pleasant first impression at his new high school are interrupted by Rikka's chuunibyou provocations. The fact that Yuuta wants to forget and start anew is irrelevant, because for her their relationship is a destiny revealed through her "Wicked Eye". Perhaps she wasn't entirely false, either, occult terminology aside.
Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai, shortened to Chuu2-Byo, is a title that stands out for the interaction between these two characters. It's nostalgic (and often times embarrassing!) to see the characters act in silly ways reminiscent of childhood, though without the endearing cast of characters this would probably seem like little more than a neat gimmick. Yuuta and Rikka are what make the anime, and their interaction is nothing short of adorable and hilarious. Both of them have substance and play off of each other in creative ways, such as Yuuta using his abandoned Dark Flame Master persona in order to cheer Rikka up when she's feeling depressed, or her playing around in awe with his old gear. It's definitely cute, and cuteness is something that Chuu2-Byo has no shortage of.
An important addition to the character dynamic are the side characters who each fulfill their own role in the series. Sanae Dekomori, ace middle school student and proud chuunibyou, behaves as servant to Rikka and her Wicked Eye, possessing a weapon of considerable danger in the real world: her excessively long pigtails. Kumin, a senior with a fondness for napping, and Isshiki, Yuuta's jealous male friend and classmate, also highlight the cast. The most important of these characters, however, is Nibutani Shinka. Despite initially being the only character in the anime truly definable as 'normal', she is actually an ex-Chuunibyou herself, much like Yuuta. When her dreaded past is discovered by Yuuta, she throws away any notion of kindness in order to keep him from spilling the truth. As Rikka develops her own feelings for Yuuta, though, Nibutani begins to display a much more compassionate and benevolent side to her personality, even going as far as to use her old persona to help them progress.
Appearances often mislead, and Chuu2-Byo is exemplary of this. What seems to be a cute slice of life revolving around the chuunibyou lifestyle is actually structured as a love story. Comedy is predominate during the first six episodes, but hints of Rikka's feelings for Yuuta are consistently displayed as the series progresses. Love is an emotion that she is not familiar with, and amidst the confusion there is often an overlap between her sensitive side and her chuunibyou side, often using this persona to hide her embarrassment. It's very endearing to watch her feelings develop as she realizes that these are emotions not of respect, but genuine love. The romance is exceptionally subtle, while consequently there is no overbearing drama used to advance their relationship.
At least for the first half.
There's often a problem with drama in anime, especially since it tends to hit the viewer with all the subtlety of a speeding subway. Titles like Toradora and AnoHana are a couple examples of drama on overdrive, and occasionally Chuu2-Byo can feel a bit like those titles in the last six episodes. Is there anything inherently wrong with excessive drama in an anime? Certainly not. After all, it depends on the execution itself and other aspects such as the characterization and dialogue. But what when the drama comes from nowhere, undermining the appeal of the series and turning it into something else entirely? This is where problems occur in Chuu2-Byo. What starts out as a lighthearted comedy with subtle romance becomes an exhaustive high school drama in the second half, and it really hurts the series as a result.
Why change it, then? It's a question that I might never find the answer to. It's not as though the anime was lacking in substance before that point, or that it needed to make a sudden switch to develop the characters and their relationship. Yuuta and Rikka were steadily progressing, and there were still the occasional dramatic moments that felt natural to the show. While there isn't so much an issue with the execution of the second half (exaggerated crying and yelling aside), it is a problem when the anime feels like two entirely different shows in one. It might have been less of an issue if aspects of the first half still subsisted, but the comedy is unfortunately tossed aside in favor of drama. Which is disappointing, as the lighthearted character interaction is what made the first half of the anime so special.
There are also some other minor complaints if one were to nitpick, such as Kumin being a pointless character and adding nothing besides a few cute scenes of her sleeping, or the contrivances of some of the dramatic situations (receiving a letter written years ago at the most convenient time — really?), but on the whole it doesn't do much to detract from what is an otherwise well-written and heartwarming experience.
On a more positive note, the lavish production values customary of KyoAni do a solid job of enhancing the emotional value of each scene. Character designs are appropriately cute while the animation has an extraordinary level of polish and finesse, particularly during the faux action sequences often illustrated whenever Rikka has a confrontation with another character. More commendable, though, is the storyboarding of some scenes. There are a few moments in the anime that are truly breathtaking, such as Yuuta and Rikka quietly sitting together under a bridge and watching the lights of society shine and flicker along the river.
A fundamental piece to any good love story is the presence of an emotional soundtrack, and Chuu2-Byo does not disappoint with its music. Fitting tracks are used for both the lighthearted and dramatic moments, and there is a particular piano piece that will manage to pull your heartstrings a bit whenever it is used. The opening and ending sequences are also quirky and memorable, and these songs will most likely be glued to your head for quite a while afterwards. With that said, it's always a little amusing during the second half of the series when the upbeat ending song plays immediately after a dramatic scene. It really represents the disparity of the two halves.
Chuu2-Byo is certainly not a miraculous or flawless anime by any means, but it is easily above the vast majority of anime out there (the romance genre especially). Perhaps the drama won't upset you nearly as much as it did with me, or it could possibly enhance the experience for you, even if changing the entire tone of an anime midway through will no doubt cause some concern.
But if I'm to be rewarded with a genuinely heartwarming story, six episodes of unadulterated fun, and one of the best romantic pairings in the past few years— is it worth a little bit of frustration? Probably. read more
Kyoto Animation has this strange habit of making programmes I can relate to and yet have major problems with in spite of that empathy factor. As an example of this phenomenon of theirs, let's take a look at Love, Chunibyo, & Other Delusions: a programme that's about your Narutard phase from middle school, or more specifically, one person who recently got out of that phase and his relationship with another person who's still wearing a forehead protector and making hand signs.
I'm just gonna rip this bandage right off from the start so that yall know what I think of the show: I actually do happen to like this show and rather enjoyed watching it. As far as the subject matter is concerned, it definitely got that strange mix of embarrassment and nostalgia that comes with the territory of being an ex-Narutard down perfectly. On that note, the relationship between Yuuta and Rikka was rather sweet in that "this can't possibly happen in real life, but my god is it so sickeningly adorable" way. Of course with that in mind, I feel like I should let yall know that I also happen to have my grievances with the series. It's not like all this vitriol built up toward the series was just hype backlash, after all.
For starters (and this is a personal gripe, mind you), I feel like the aesthetics truly get in the way conveying the concept of "chunibyo" (aka that middle school Narutard phase). I'm not just talking about Kyoto Animation's trademark usage of moe either, I'm also talking about Kyoto Animation lavishly animating those imaginary battles that Rikka, Yuuta, et al have as well. This show's supposed to be about the embarrassment and shame that comes with chunibyo, and yet the depiction that Kyoto Animation goes for basically glorifies it.
Now, I love the idea of Kyoto Animation animating the imaginary battles so that it shows what it looks like to Rikka, Dekomori, et al, but they spent far too much time animating something that wasn't actually happening. They really should've spent more time showing how stupid that they were looking by fighting with their imaginary powers. I mean, there are some instances where they flash back and forth between the imaginary fight and reality, but those scenes were few and far between.
On top of that, Kyoto Animation's whole moe shtick is fine and all but in the case of this show, it really gets in the way of depicting the shame and embarrassment of chunibyo. Whenever I saw Dekomori or Rikka or whoever else doing their chunibyo shtick, I wasn't thinking "my god, they look stupid," i was thinking "aw, how adorable." I suppose on the one hand, it makes the subject matter easier to handle than it would've been otherwise had the series used an art style similar to Naoki Urasawa's or Inio Asano's, but at the same time, there's this part of me that expected this show to hit me square in the gut with that "oh god, I was that loser and I still am that loser" feeling just like Oyasumi Punpun and Welcome to the NHK did and the moe just doesn't lend itself to that kind of approach.
Now, going away from the aesthetics, there is one thing that just got under my skin and that would have to be the second half of the show. Had this series just been a quirky romantic comedy about a topic we can all relate to throughout all of its episodes, I wouldn't have had any problems with the series as a whole. Unfortunately, it just had to devolve into a melodrama by the final six episodes and this final half of the series is what brought about the rest of the problems I have with the series as a whole.
This half of the show tries to explore Rikka's reasoning for still clinging to her chunibyo phase and as fate would have it, her chunibyo is a coping mechanism. Now, I could DEFINITELY relate to the coping mechanism thing as escapism is a very real and rather unhealthy method of coping with personal problems. Of course, this is where my problems with the show really kick into full gear. If Rikka was using chunibyo as a means to cope with her own personal problems, then why wasn't this show told from Rikka's perspective with a more sombre tone from the very beginning?
As much as I like Yuuta, I could think of several other characters that are virtually identical to him in terms of appearance and personality (i.e. Yuichi from Kanon, Tomoya from Clannad, Kyon from Haruhi; funnily enough, they're all from other KyoAni shows). Whilst I could certainly empathise with Yuuta, I feel like Rikka would've made for a more compelling character had the series cut the comedy out of the equation and then focused entirely on Rikka and her own personal struggles. Then again, that would imply that the series even remotely shows Rikka struggling with anything because this "revelation" as it were comes out of nowhere and is poorly explained.
The ending of the entire programme was another one of those undeserved happy endings that I've come to despise, but in Chu2's case, I feel like it was done better than most other shows do it. The series ends on a note that basically says "no matter how old you get, you'll always be embarrassed by some stupid shit you did in the past but you should always move forward in spite of that," which is a sentiment I can definitely get behind. I mean, that doesn't really change the fact that I feel like the ending was undeserved but at least it has something going for it that lets me partially get past it.
Animation and sound were absolutely gorgeous, although the ED theme grated on my ears. There was one track in particular that I really liked called "Surechigao Kokoro to Kokoro" (Hearts and Minds Crossing Each Other). It's a simple piano/violin piece that really just gets at your heartstrings. Of course, this track would've worked out so much better if the show was a romantic drama that had some inkling of tact rather than a romantic comedy turned melodrama. But hey, it manages to get me to partially ignore my gripes and cheer on for Yuuta and Rikka to have that heartfelt reunion with one another and then make out under the stars... even though that shit NEVER happens >_>
When people tell me that they cried whilst watching this show, I just wonder how they were even able to do that. I mean, I've honestly teared up at some of the stuff I've read/watched but Chu2 is a far cry from Fruits Basket or Oyasumi Punpun. At the same time, it was nice having a show that actually manages to get the sheer level of frustration and embarrassment of being an ex-Narutard down perfectly, even if the aesthetics got in the way of the execution. With that in mind though, I still long for the day that another series will come by and get right what Chu2 got wrong. Anyway, that's all for now. Feedback's always welcome and with that, I'm out. Peace =]
One other thing that disappointed me about Chu2: the fact that there wasn't a jab made toward Another throughout the entire show. read more
I like to laugh. Who doesn't? I like to smile. A smile always brightens the day. I like to watch some high school kids pretending who they are not and cosplaying as characters like the Dark Flame Master. Oh, I guess this is the right place then because Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! can do all three of those things. Killing three birds with one stone, awesome isn't it?
Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! (Regardless of My Adolescent Delusions of Grandeur, I Want a Date!) is an anime series based on the novel of the same name that is produced by Kyoto Animation. Some fans of Kyoto Ani (Clannad, Hyouka, Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu) will definitely rejoice because the Japanese studio is already well known for its rich visuals and aesthetics. They have been involved with many series with the typical high school life being turned from normal to abnormal and they did it once again!
The series takes place at a typical high school setting. It involves a young boy named Yuuta Togashi who is suffering a case of...chuunibyou, or “Middle School 2nd Year Syndrome". In technical terms, it is a condition in which an individual deludes themselves as being a smartass and looks down on others. They also believe they have some sort of “special power” that excludes themselves from the normal society. It's actually quite common though. I don't know if you ever felt this way but a lot of people do weird things in high school. I mean, it's like how you used to believe yourself as a superhero like Batman or Superman when you were younger. Good days, good days.
And of course, high school has it all: drama, comedy, romance, delusions, cosplaying, and all that other good stuff. So without further ado, let's introduce the two main characters:
Rikka Takanashi – forget that eyepatch. This girl has that syndrome I'm talking about. She visions herself with the “wicked eye”. (which sadly is just some colored contacts) Unlike Yuuta however, she still has the chuunibyou. She is the girl who gets the most abuse but also the one that brings out the most laughter with her absurd yet comedic stances throughout the series. Take for example..that random scene when she bounces around like crazy during the pilot episode or those Lelouch-like poses.
Yuuta "Dark Flame Master" Togashi – he USED to have the chuunibyou syndrome. But now, it seems that his past is haunting him once again when he meets Rikka. He used to believe himself to be..the Dark Flame Master. I'm trying to envision myself exactly what is the Dark Flame Master. Does it have flames? Is it a master of the underworld? Or is just some villian who can emit cool flames. At any rate, his high school years becomes abnormal after meeting Rikka.
There's not too much of a story to be honest yet. The series is more about comedy and the events that surrounds the main characters. They live their high school days like normal teens although the majority are anything but normal. For example, Sanae and Rinka has this Tiger and Dragon rivalry. They fight in absurd ways that is beyond normal by the way they delude themselves. Yes you got it, they also have the chuunibyou as well, or at least used to. Later on though, the series takes some more emotional turns with a few insights into the past, especially those into our main female protagonist, Rikka-chan.
The artwork of the series is glorious like most of Kyoto Animation's other works. Its background settings of rich visuals are there and reflected upon every delusion, every action, every laughter, every chuunibyou-like behavior. Kazumi Ikeda who is involved with the character designs of the series brings out the M in moe from the characters like Rikka, Yumeha Togashi (Yuuta's cute little sister), and Kumin Tsuyuri.
The soundtrack is also quite lighthearted that reflects upon the comedic mood of settings and characters. When there are battle scenes though, it swiftly changes to a more fast paced rythym to make it looks like it's real despite the fact that it's just a delusion. Now as for the OP song..wow, just wow. "Sparkling Daydream" by ZAQ sure got their point through. The opening song of the series induces eye seizures. Every time I watch it (even upon now occasionally), the scenes flashes back into your head and makes your eyeballs follow them endlessly. Of which, the OP song is also catchy with the silly pose of Rikka-chan. The stance of “(σ O ω・)σ←↖↑↗→↘↓↙←↖↑↗→↘↓↙←↖↑↗→↘↓↙←↖↑↗→↘↓↙← “ is ridiculously catchy and there have been many parodies on the net to mimic it. On the other hand, the ED song "INSIDE IDENTITY" by Black Raison d'être seems ordinary with a nice melody.
Ultimately, Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! is a very entertaining series to watch. It's not like the usual harem with a pathetic protagonist who can't make up his damn mind. But rather, it involves a kid who tried to escape from his past but ends up living it now with his new friends at high school. Entertainment is not so easy to bring these days especially with a lot of already used ideas but this one here is executed pretty well in my opinion. So, give it a shot.
First review. I just finished this so it's fresh on my mind and I absolutely must write about it.
What we have here is a typical story executed in a wonderfully original way. KyoAni blends the comedic and dramatic into a nostalgic exploration of adolescence topped with their particular charm. I found myself laughing, cringing, and tearing up multiple times throughout. It's an emotional roller-coaster, yet I feel it manages to avoid the realm of melodrama by contrasting drama with gags. It does what Toradora failed to do for me. That said, I feel the show could have used one or two more episodes to ease into the drama. The shift comes fairly quick, but really, it wasn't much issue.
Overall, it's a nice balance. Juxtaposing comedy and drama--blending reality and fantasy--serves as an astute parallel to the theme of escapism and develops a touching story about growing up and the ambivalence toward leaving our younger selves behind.
Beautiful. The animation is absolutely fantastic. Action scenes are dynamic and larger-than-life. More relaxed scenes are nuanced and fluid. Character designs are seriously cute (even the guys). Atmosphere is used very well to complement scenes, whether it be a tender moment under a bridge or a restless heart trying to fall asleep. The only thing that knocks off a point is the occasional usage of fairly awkward-looking 3DCG. On top of a detailed background, it sticks out like a sore thumb.
Overall, it's stunning.
This is really just a matter of taste. I liked the opening much more than the ending. BGM was sweet and melancholic and complements scenes well. During romantic scenes, there are insert-songs which I thought were a little unnecessary.
KyoAni has turned up the moe to 11 with Chuunibyou, and even the "anti-moe" Nibutani has her own appeal. That aside, every character's motivations are believable. Their interactions are dynamic and the source of both silly comedy and powerful drama. It's also nice to see an MC who isn't completely clueless when it comes to romance. That said, he still isn't an expert.
Overall, there's a fair amount of depth to these characters, and for the ones without it they're nice to look at. I found myself getting sucked into these character's lives and relationships. Despite how exaggerated some of these characters actually are, they feel very real.
This is an amazing piece of work. It looks phenomenal. It reminds me of Haruhi (primarily Disappearance), FLCL, Kare Kano, and maybe a bit of Haibane Renmei (atmosphere, pacing, climax). It hits like Makoto Shinkai.
There's something sweet and familiar, but gripping, touching, and anxious at the same time. Watching this series is like a trip into the past--one that's exciting and glorified and fantastic, distorted by time, but one that feels real nonetheless. It's nostalgia.
More like a strong 9, but I'm going to round up. It's been quite a while since I've seen a series capture so many emotions so vivaciously and with such force. It builds from a very relatable theme and fully fledges into a compelling and imaginative comedy/drama about growing up. Coming-of-age stories are incredibly common, but Chuunibyou manages to establish a difficult balance between the tongue-in-cheek and the deeply sincere. The result is a piece that is as honest, real, and moving as it is funny. This is without a doubt one of the best things KyoAni has put out. read more
Both have characters with embarrassing secrets from their past that they are trying to hide.
Both series have characters with embarrassing secrets
Both have club with one boy and several girls
Both are about a girl that finds out a boy's secret. Therefore the boys have to stay around them so other people won't know about it.
Both have ex-chuunibyou characters.
A few simple words...
Both of the main male leads have ex-chuunibyou syndrome and then a girl appears who finds out their secret and so they stay together.
Although in Chu2byou Koi Shitai the girl has chuunibyou while in Oreshura she doesn't.
((I actually haven't finished Chu2byou yet so uhh... I'll update this when I finish both.))
Anime in which the main male characters desperately want to keep their highly chuunibyou behaviors in the past a secret, so much so that they panic whenever their old acquaintances try to bring up the protagonists' past syndromes. Both series are comedy-based romance series in which the male lead is in a club with many girls.
Both main characters trying to move on after have 8th grade syndrome and moving to High school.
-The "Crazy Hard To Watch" Factor
-The "Secret" that I won't tell you
Each of these stories revolve around the characters suffering from their past "8th grader syndrome" only to be bribed or threatened into helping the female protagonist, Each have that light hearted comedy aspect as well as the main character fighting his feelings for the Main female.
If you've watched and liked Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai then Oreshura should already be on your list seeing as they're both very similar anime that give off the same feelings as you watch with a good flow of enjoyable and serious moments to keep you following along.
Both series have very similar plots, characters, and humor. If you like one you will probably like the other. Chu2 is not a harem but but still feels similar and the MC has mostly girls for friends. While Ore no Kanojo is definitely harem but shares many recurring themes with Chu2.
if you liked oreshura you're probably going to like chuu2 as well. both of them have a guy who's trying to hide from his immature past.
The main character has been experiencing delusions in both series. Both of the series are also really light and are almost pure romantic comedies. OreShura likes to emphasize its harem, while Chuunibyou tends to spice the atmosphere up with some drama.
We use to play things when we were little by having these strange delusional syndromes that we remembered and had fun playing with it... In the series the main male character was use to be a delusional teen, but then has to erased it all as it was too embarrassing. It all went smoothly, until a person messed up his life, and having those fantasies come back, forcing him to go along of what they are doing.
Oreshura is somewhat a harem comedy, while Chuunibyou focus on romance, and somewhat fantasy-action scenes.
-Both shows involves characters who got Eighth-Grade Syndrome
-Both main characters wants to put that away from themselves but keeps coming back
-Both the characters has a club together
Chuunibyou - it is what the past of both MCs was built with. The premise of the stories is that they try to start their life anew, void of their embarrassing past. However, their past is figured out by the main girl, and are forced to live with the embarrassment for a while longer. The main difference between these two romance oriented anime is that Chuunibyou focuses on the characters' past while OreShura is more of a fun type harem.
Both of these anime are rom-coms. The only big difference is that Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru is a harem and Chuunibyo is not. Both of the male protagonist suffer from a past involved with being a Chunibyo, and both are now trying to leave that past behind, but can't because of the women in their lives.
An anime with a character who also suffered something similar to the eighth grade syndrome which there will be a girl who would take advantage of that shameful past to force him to be her boyfriend.
-Both have ex-chuunibyou characters
-Both are romantic comedies
-The plots are pretty similar (MC tries to forget embarrassing past etc etc)
-Both anime include a small group of characters in school who form a club together
-["Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai"] isn't a harem, whereas ["Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru"] is.
There aren't many things to write about in terms of similarities, but I can say that if you watched one, you will be reminded of it when watching the other.
So, that said, I think that if you liked one, you will like the other.
the characters and story remind me alot of chuunibyou as both mc have a past that they wish to keep hidden
Both series are really similar with the idea of a male protagonist being pestered/bullied comically by a very strange/publicly embarrassing female protagonist that believes in the occult. Both girls make hybrid clubs which a few characters join for various reasons, and along with these people the main protagonist must figure out the story behind this strange girl in order to help her.
-Both male protagonists have to take care of a peculiarly eccentric girl
-Both animes are school life that have a balance of comedy/romance/drama
Our normal hero gets dragged into a weird club by the main heroine and other seemingly normal people join in the clubs crazy antics. Not only to form outstanding friendships but even love.
Both involve a guy who more or less prefers a normal life, at the start.
Weirdo girl who does as she pleases, and forms a club.
Both Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! and Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu are base off novels from the main guys point of view.
Also both series are about a guy trying to move on from his past involving supernatural and occult things.Then get the exact opposite when the main girl protagonist comes in and drags them along into making a club to help them search for and do supernatural and occult things.
Both shows feature a weird girl and a normal boy. While Haruhi is a firm believer in the supernatural, Rikka thinks she has supernatural powers. Both series will make you laugh from their randomness.
The similarities in these two series are quite alike in my estimation.
First of all, both series takes place at a school life setting that have been adapted from a novel. Both series also employs the same studio hence the similar feeling and atmosphere.
In regards to characters, both series has a fun cast to get to know with. The main male protagonist is a normal boy who has to deal with the strange personalities of the other characters namely the main female protagonist. The main female protagonist in both series are strange and has a strange fascination with a mind strange of ideas.
Both series has great comedy, drama, fictional delusions, and a little romance here and there.
both have a normal guy taking care of a weird girl, or he trys to in haruhi lol
they both act like they dont want to be involved with her but they're always there supporting or guiding her. (or trying to guide her)
Almost the same plot :)) Male protagonist drag into creating a weird Club then start going there because of beautiful of girl
Both tell the story about a fairly normal, socially conscious boy who meets a girl with strange obsessions and is near enough forced to hang around with her, and he may even fall in love with the mysterious girl.
Female protagonist is very similar to Haruhi, both in her delusions of extradimensional grandeur and her domineering personality. Both involve useless, quirky high school clubs. Chuunibyou is definitely more light-heated, but fans of Haruhi will enjoy.
Both stories feature school clubs which focus on the super natural and mysterious, which naturally leads to the members said clubs standing out and looking foolish in front of their peers. Also, there is a decent amount of action in each series, although (possible somewhat spoiler here) it's imaginary in one series and not the other.
Both have a girl who has trouble socializing with others, thanks to their own supernatural/fantasy interests. Their obsession makes the people around them not want to interact with them, so they are isolated. Then there is the guy, who helps them slowly be able to connect with "normal" people. The guys are also forced into building a club with them, both clubs being fantasy/supernatural based. Plus, they are both really good :)
A crazy yet loveable girl drags around a passive guy against his will into shenanigans inspired by her hyperactive imagination. Each series has a similar comedic style and story development, although Chuunibyo is more dramatic while Haruhi Suzumiya is a bit wittier and more unpredictable. Both shows are also produced by Kyoto Animation.
-Similar Male Protagonist who has abandoned a past way of thinking which is awoken by a female lead
-Similar female lead who creates a club to do with a magic/supernatural theme
-Yuki and Kumin both involved in respective clubs due to lack of members for their own
Basically the same thing-
Main character starts high school and meets a girl obsessed with the supernatural. They meet in a club room with friends after school and go on adventures and stuff, and then everyone falls in love yay...
Tells the story of a guy seeking a normal high school life, only to be caught up with the most eccentric girl in the school. Both include the formation of a club, collecting members and the friendships between them, as well as the careful monitoring of the lead girl to make sure her imagination doesn't get too out of hand.
Protagonists dragged by heroins into super natural club to do something akwardly and distinctive from other people and both featured various characters that made you like them. Eventually,these two animes are produced by KyotoAnimation too.
Both of the main characters find themselves dealing with major otaku of some time despite the fact that they want to live a normal high school life. Their lives become filled with crazy antics.
Girl believes she has magical powers. Girl appears in boy's life. Boy tries to convince girl that she doesn't have magical powers.
-Both male protagonists have to take care of a peculiarly eccentric girl
-Both animes are school life that have a balance of comedy/romance/drama
Moe chuunibyou girls and normal MC's with a dash of romcom.
Female protagonists both believe that they have some sort of special 'power' or 'characteristic' while the male protagonists stay skeptical.
Well, these two series here can be described as addictive fun that is wildly entertaining in that bizarre way.
Both series has a strange girl who has strange behavior with a particular fascination on the supernatural. Both series has a strange cast of characters as well that mixes in drama, comedy, and randomness at times.
The male protagonists in the series are probably the only sane characters. They aim for a normal school but finds it difficult after the appearance of the said strange girl.
Both protagonists are aiming for a normal High School life after entering High School, but happen to meet strange school mates.
In both series it's a girl claiming to have supernatural powers or to be an alien who influences the boy's school life.
Both animes have the main character as a boy working towards leading a normal life, a delusional cute girl who believes she has powers beyond humans, a party of other girls to add to the mix, AND EVEN an attractive parent-figure to the cute girl. As the stories develop, it is evident that despite not having the best relationship at the start, they begin to ease up to one another.
While SHAFT focuses more on character speech and development, as well as their own unique animation style, KyoAni focuses more on visually enticing the audience.
Both girls believe they are something they are not and the guys try to convince her that shes wrong
Both of the female protagonists somehow have the same condition wherein they mix-up illusions with reality. Also, both of the mail protagonists had the same aim; to return these females back to reality.
Both female main characters believe in and/ or are obsessed by supernatural things.
Both are about a somewhat normal main character taking care of an autistic girl.
Both have a protagonist girl that believes in supernatural things who believe not to be humans. Both heroes try to make the girls realize they are humans. Both also have "cute" art styles.
-Both have tsukkomi male MCs surrounded by fairly silly characters.
-Both have female MCs with delusions. (Chuu2 syndrome/Aliens).
-Both have romance, though it is not as apparent in Denpa Onna.
-Both are completed light novel series.
The MC meets a strange girl that believes in something that he doesn't believe in. He ends up learning something important by being with her, and there is some romance along the way.
Also, they are both similar in terms of style and comedy.
The MC "taking care" a eccentric girl. The MC also surrounded by girls but without harem setting.
- Hero (Yuuta/Sorata) who is apparently normal (or wants to be) taking care of the heroine who is a weirdo and a loner(Rikka/Shiina).
- Hero keeps a cat (Hikari/Chimera) that frequently join the characters.
- Hero is surrounded by a weird group of people: a peculiar guy who seeks relationships with girls (Isshiki/Jin); a popular classmate (Nibutani/Aoyama); an energetic crazy girl (Dekomori/Misaki); a character with strange habits (Kumin/Akasaka).
- Both have romance and a lot of comedy.
-Both male protagonists have to take care of a peculiarly eccentric girl
-Both animes are school life that have a balance of comedy/romance/drama
Tbh, I find these two series quite alike.
Both series involves a main protagonist who has to deal with a strange girl. They feel reluctant to get along with them but comes to appreciate them more.
Both series' main female protagonist seems to lack common sense.
Both series has a lot of comedy, drama, and also inklings of romance.
Both series' cast of characters have strange personalities that makes the show entertaining.
Both series deals with the protagonist taking care of girls with weird quirks and oddities. The girls always bring trouble to the guys. These two series are very similar.
•both have a male protagonist who wants to live an ordinary life but that cant come true of course, since the story/plot would be borrrrring..
•both male protagonist look after an odd/weird/different girl protagonist throughout the series
•both males look after cats
•both protagonists in each series are surrounded by a bunch of an interesting group of friends who create the surroundings more comedic, and both supporting cast of friends are very similar in each of their roles comparing with the other anime.
•both have romance and comedy
•they are similar in the school life with a male looking after a weird girl and developing feelings etc...
• Both male lead who is apparently normal taking care of the heroine who is a weirdo.
• Both male lead is surrounded by a weird group of people.
• Both have romance and comedy.
A boy taking care of a weirdo cute girl :3 Also the art is quite similar
Both are great romantic-comedies. The main heroes are similar, and the side characters are really funny and interesting.
Both are great light-hearted romantic comedies, but I feel Sakusasou was a little more emotional toward the end than Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai.
Both series have unique characters, and the main male character seems to dislike his actual situacion and wants to change it. But as this series go on, and th characters relations develop, their objetives change or get troubled by new points of view. The comedy is also a strong point in both series because there are a lot of abnormal and funny situacions because all characters are really abnormal.
In both animes the Girls is a bit wired but cute.
Both have the same genres.
Both are a romance.
It is very hard to discribe it. Just watch it and you'll see :3
Both animes are touching and gonna pull you in their worlds. In each anime there is such a familiar feeling, that you think, you know them your whole life. I love both chuunibyou and sakurasou, but i prefer sakurasou.
Both are romantic school comedies, both are great shows. Both shows have their weird characters (Sakurasou: Shiina | Chuunibyou: Rikka)
A nice, mostly "normal" male protagonist (Yuuta/Kanda) meets an eccentric, socially-isolated female protagonist (Rikka/Mashiro) dealing with a condition which often has them living in their own internal world. While being surrounded by a group of crazy peers (Far East Magical Napping Society/Sakura Hall residents), they try to deal with their demons of growing up while becoming closer to said protagonist girl (who has demons of her own). Both are school life/high school animes, but differ on boarding school nature. Along the way, an unnoticed, unrequited love from a current or former close friend of the male protagonist interferes with the delicate relationship between the protagonist couple.
Both are journeys of self-discovery while coming of age/growing up filled with a balance of comedy and drama. In this way, they have a very strong component in realism. For the main group, everyone's biggest strength comes back to bite them and their biggest weakness also has a moment of benefit. The symbolism and subtle things are prominent in both shows, adding a depth which is there if one doesn't miss it or refrain from looking for it, but you can understand the story without /all/ the depth. There are a lot of themes regarding reality, belonging, family, and love.
Length-wise, Sakurasou is 24 episodes, and Chuunibyou is 24 episodes + 2 OVAs + 12 'Lite' shorts, so both end up telling the story in a similar length of watching time. The difference between the timelines is simple: Chuunibyou starts at the beginning of Year 1 of High School (10th Grade) and currently ends at the beginning of the second term of Year 2 (11th grade) (roughly April of Year 1 to September of Year 2, about 1.5 calendar years). Sakurasou starts at the beginning (first term) of Year 2 (11th grade) and currently ends at the beginning (first term) of Year 3 (12th Grade) (about 1 calendar year).
Both shows deal with characters who like to stage supernatural fights. Both shows take place in a high school club that consists of one guy and several girls. The big differences are that in Chuunibyou the superpowers are all imaginary while in Inou Battle they are real, and that the lead male in Inou Battle is the delusional one while in Chuunibyou the lead female is the center of delusions.
Enjoyable chuunibyou moments and people's reactions. Inoubato is not as serious as Chuunikoi, but it has likable characters and a bit of romance. Inoubato also has a bigger backstory and actually contains magic stuff, but it never gets too epic or grand scaled - both series have their feet on the ground for the most part.
A group of friends made of four girls and a guy. In both shows the characters deal with chuuni problems, the difference is in Chuunibyou the powers and battles are just imaginary while in Inou-Battle, everything is real.
Both shows are telling a story about Chuunibyou. There's romance, too, in both shows. The one who have 8 grade syndrome in Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai is the heroines, while in Inou-Battle it was the MC.
Both Series have this MC who has the "Chuunibyou" or "Eight Grade Syndrome" which affects their daily lives, but also funny at the same time. But in Inou-Battle the MC's powers are REAL, while in Chuunibyou demo koi the powers of the MC are only imaginations from the disease. Both are SUPER funny though. With a touch of romance and the action on top.
So i really recommend to watch these two if these kind of anime's suits your taste :)
Both of them have a ,main chuunibyou character, romantic-comedy story, and a male protagonist character are surrounded by many girl
The story is pretty similar being about them being able to use supernatural powers though in one of them they use their imagination and in the other it's real. Atleast one of the characters from both anime have Chuunibyou.
Eight grade syndrome (or chuunibyou) is a stage in some teenagers when they think they are "special" in different ways, these series show us protagonists raving about their supernatural powers, we can appreciate some fun battles and romance, the difference between them is that in Chuunibyou powers are imaginary, in Inou Battle are real ~
Both of these series are comical and deal with one of the main characters having chuunibyou syndrome while having supernatural battles. However, in Inou-Battle, the fights literally do take place as they are real, while in Chunnibyou, they are imaginary. Both of these programs take place in a small club within their high school and it is just one male member with several other females around him.
-Both anime has a character that have a eighth grader syndrome . On Chunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! , the one that have this type of syndrome is most of the main protoganists . While on Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de , only one person and that is Jurai Ando . Both anime also tends to make us laugh out loud .
-Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de is a harem which the main protoganist is surrounded by girls . Chuunibyou on the other hand , does have lots of girl but not enough to say its a harem .
-like i said , the comedy in this two tends to make you laugh while crying .
They both talk about chuunibyou but on inou-battle the romance is replaced with actual powers (even though there's still subtle romance).
Basically the same premise in both. Guy has an "imaginative" childhood, becomes ashamed of said childhood, switches schools to avoid being bullied, meets girl at new school that is currently having an "imaginative" period, guy inevitably gets mixed up in the girl's "adventures", and resolves himself to help her return to reality.
Almost the same plot: the girl is "affected" by the "chuunibyou syndrome", while the boy was affected by the same syndrome in his past. Both have romance, but Aura is less comedy and more dramatic with seinen elements.
Both involves female character with chuunibyou syndrome, and a male character who were done with all of those things.
The storyline is very similar: the guy helps the girl to return from an imagined fantasy world to normal life.
Both the main male characters used to be Chuunibyou and in both anime the girls are still Chuunibyou who end up fallen for the guy.
Both deals with characters with Chuunibyou Syndrome and their attempts to have a normal life.. The plot is quite similar,however Aura has a much more darker element..
This about chuunibyou syndrome too. Ichirou once called himself "Maryuin Koga" and behaved as if he were a hero in a fantasy world. At his new school, he tries to behave like a normal boy, but one day he meets a girl with chuunibyou syndrome. Story like "Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!" huh.
the plot of the two is very similar, showing a boy who always fantasized but stopped doing that and then find a girl who takes new to this fantasy world through a novel, but the difference is that in Chuunibyou the comedy has greater prominence, Aura is now much more realistic, including bullying and portrays the difficulties of those facing these problems, but also presents points of comedy and have a great end, who watched a for sure shall watch the other ..
Both anime r really similar in term of plot and setting
Both MC got issue of Eight grade Syndrome and trying to get back to normal life
chuunibyou is more comedy and Aura is more Serious
Eight grade Syndrome means the people who are considering Fantasy world as reality and try to act like they have super power but in reality its not
Satou Ichirou (Aura) have the same condition as Yuuta Togashi (Chuunibyou), they tried to forget the past and behaves like a normal child, but in her new school she was close to the same severe heroin with him in the past.
in Aura, I did not catch the romance between the two protagonists, because the story ending up as heroin saved from bullying classmates.
but it still has a good story because heroin is more extreme than Rikka Takanashi in trust in his fantasy world.
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