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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
Premiered: Fall 2012
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 8.031 (scored by 162,416 users)
Ranked: #4822
Popularity: #53
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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)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Takanashi, Rikka
Takanashi, Rikka
Uchida, Maaya
Uchida, Maaya
Dekomori, Sanae
Dekomori, Sanae
Uesaka, Sumire
Uesaka, Sumire
Togashi, Yuuta
Togashi, Yuuta
Fukuyama, Jun
Fukuyama, Jun
Nibutani, Shinka
Nibutani, Shinka
Akasaki, Chinatsu
Akasaki, Chinatsu


Nakamura, Shinichi
Nakamura, Shinichi
Ishihara, Tatsuya
Ishihara, Tatsuya
Director, Storyboard
Tsuruoka, Yota
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director
Takemoto, Yasuhiro
Takemoto, Yasuhiro
Episode Director, Storyboard

More episodes Episodes(12/12)

# Episode Title Aired
1 Chance Encounter with... the Wicked Eye
Kaikou no... Jaou Shingan (邂逅の…邪王真眼)
Oct 4, 2012
2 Priestess... of the Melody
Senritsu no... Priestess (旋律の…聖調理人プリーステス)
Oct 11, 2012
3 The Heretical… Twintail
Itan Naru... Sou-o Musume Twintail (異端なる…双尾娘ツインテール)
Oct 18, 2012
4 Regret of... the Scriptures of Darkness (Mabinogion)
Tsuukon no... Yami Seiten Mabinogion (痛恨の…闇聖典マビノギオン)
Oct 25, 2012
5 A Binding... Cross (Hard Study)
Sokubaku no... Juujika Hard Study (束縛の…十字架ハード・スタディ)
Nov 1, 2012

Opening Theme

"Sparkling Daydream" by ZAQ

Ending Theme

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

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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
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Nov 8, 2012
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 read more
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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
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Dec 19, 2012
EDIT (1/1/13) : In the past, in advance and now I must express my greatest apology for creating spoilers of this series. I completely forgot somehow even though on my right and my right mind that it says to 'not write any spoilers', mental blank maybe or just my past acting up... But once again I must apologise and hope that you can forgive me. I will remove the spoilers for future readers and for current or past readers, I really do apologise. And without a further ado... I must add that there are some slight spoilers but not as much as before

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