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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!

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 8.061 (scored by 132037 users)
Ranked: #4512
Popularity: #54
Members: 217,801
Favorites: 3,647
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Synopsis

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)

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
Main
Karbowski, Brittney
English
Karbowski, Brittney
Jeong, Mi Sook
Korean
Jeong, Mi Sook
...
Isshiki, Makoto
Isshiki, Makoto
Main
Hoshi, Soichiro
Japanese
Hoshi, Soichiro
Ayres, Greg
English
Ayres, Greg
...
Nibutani, Shinka
Nibutani, Shinka
Main
Flecknoe, Maggie
English
Flecknoe, Maggie
Akasaki, Chinatsu
Japanese
Akasaki, Chinatsu
...
Takanashi, Rikka
Takanashi, Rikka
Main
Uchida, Maaya
Japanese
Uchida, Maaya
Yun, Mi Na
Korean
Yun, Mi Na
...

Staff

Ishihara, Tatsuya
Director, Storyboard
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director
Sakamoto, Kazuya
Episode Director, Storyboard
Kigami, Yoshiji
Episode Director, Storyboard



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Dec 28, 2012
Veronin
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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Jan 21, 2015
abcd1234bah
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.

Characters
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
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Apr 27, 2013
Yuno_Love
First review. I just finished this so it's fresh on my mind and I absolutely must write about it.

STORY: 9
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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Feb 23, 2015
ZachAttack597
Imagination is an important part of life that many kids, and even some older human, had that made them, them. It helped stand them out from everyone else and it defined their character. But for most kids, their imagination left them at a certain time and they started to grow up, it's a way of life. Most kids grow out of this and move on to be mature adults. That's sort of what we have here, but with a much bigger scenario. I will talk about what makes this anime something special and talk about the positive and negative aspects of the show.

Story: 9/10
Personally, I read more
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Recommendations

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)

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