Ranked #476
Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!

Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!

Alternative Titles

English: Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!
Synonyms: Chu-2 Byo demo Koi ga Shitai!, Regardless of My Adolescent Delusions of Grandeur, I Want a Date!
Japanese: 中二病でも恋がしたい!


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 2012 to Dec 20, 2012
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.051 (scored by 140722 users)
Ranked: #4762
Popularity: #52
Members: 232,760
Favorites: 3,870
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

Popular Tags

No tags found


Yuuta 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)

Add episode | More episodes Episodes

Episodes  12 / 12
Aired  Oct 4, 2012 to Dec 20, 2012
Status  Finished Airing

Related Anime

Adaptation: Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!
Side story: Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Lite, Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!: Depth of Field - Ai to Nikushimi Gekijou
Sequel: Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!: Kirameki no... Slapstick Noel
Summary: Takanashi Rikka Kai: Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Movie

Characters & Voice Actors

Dekomori, Sanae
Dekomori, Sanae
Uesaka, Sumire
Uesaka, Sumire
Isshiki, Makoto
Isshiki, Makoto
Hoshi, Soichiro
Hoshi, Soichiro
Nibutani, Shinka
Nibutani, Shinka
Akasaki, Chinatsu
Akasaki, Chinatsu
Takanashi, Rikka
Takanashi, Rikka
Uchida, Maaya
Uchida, Maaya


Nakamura, Shinichi
Ishihara, Tatsuya
Director, Storyboard
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director
Sakamoto, Kazuya
Episode Director, Storyboard

Write a review | More reviewsReviews

Dec 28, 2012
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 read more
I found this review Helpful  Not Helpful
Apr 27, 2013
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 read more
I found this review Helpful  Not Helpful
Jan 21, 2015
Have you ever thought you were some kind of hero or someone who had magical powers? Maybe you still think that. Looking back at my preadolescent memories, I remember many times where I've done things I find myself face palming now. They were embarrassing, they were cringeworthy, they bring back nostalgia, they were my childhood. Chuunibyou is about growing out of the shell of a child and accepting societies expectations of a teenager, finding love and learning to cope with grief.

Because the side characters don't really get much development since the show focuses on the mains, I will explain a little about them.

First off, there read more
I found this review Helpful  Not Helpful
May 30, 2014
Chuunibyou Demo Koi Ga SHitai!

Story 7/10

Chuunibyou Demo Koi Ga Shitai! opens with a meaningful opening, and ends beautifully. The plot is balanced with emotions, dramas, and comedies all together in one, creating a strong and well-deeped story. Although, Chuu2byou have some meaningless episodes, but the plot still manage to did well to balanced the story up.

Art 8/10

As a modern anime, I’m not surprised I gave art 8 to Chuu2byou. The anime have a balanced contrast color, beautiful background, and well-produced character design.

Sound 8/10

The background music did very well to mix up with the stories. Opening and ending song is practically fit to the story. The read more
I found this review Helpful  Not Helpful


Both have characters with embarrassing secrets from their past that they are trying to hide. 
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 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. 
Both have:
- 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. 
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. 
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. 

Opening Theme

"Sparkling Daydream" by ZAQ

Ending Theme

"INSIDE IDENTITY" by Black Raison d'être (Maaya Uchida, Chinatsu Akasaki, Azumi Asakura, Sumire Uesaka)

Recent News

Q2 2015 Anime & Manga Licenses [Update 5/23]
43 replies by kuuderes_shadow »»
05-23-15, 11:15 AM
North American Anime & Manga Releases for February
20 replies by Nabris »»
02-05-15, 2:15 AM

Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Episode 12 Discussion ( 1 2 3 4 5 ... Last Page )
571 replies by Jerkhov »»
Yesterday, 9:22 PM
Poll: Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Episode 6 Discussion ( 1 2 3 4 5 ... Last Page )
282 replies by Barnald »»
05-10-15, 1:55 PM

Related Clubs

Romantic Comedy Anime (RCA<3), Tsuyuri Kumin FC, M⑨echan, theotakuclubroom, Anything You Wish ^_^, Tomoko's Daily Life Club, Thigh Highs FC, Overrated or Underrated Animes and Mangas, Losers of Life, Haru-chan's Maid Cafe, The Congregation of delusional individuals , Realm of Cards (R.O.C) ☆ ★ CLOSED FOR NOW, Anime, The Collection of Higher Resolution TV Anime, Animehomot, Cute and Sexy Anime Fanclub, Slice of Life Club, MAL Synchtube Theater, Go Kyoto Animation!, see all

See All | My FriendsRecently Watched By