Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!


Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!

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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!
English: Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!
German: Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!
Spanish: Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions
French: Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!
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Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 2012 to Dec 20, 2012
Premiered: Fall 2012
Broadcast: Thursdays at 00:30 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Genres: ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance
Theme: SchoolSchool
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.701 (scored by 783164783,164 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #12432
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #96
Members: 1,362,321
Favorites: 17,991

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Synopsis

Everybody has had that stage in their life where they have thought themselves to be special, different from the masses of ordinary humans. They might go as far as seeing themselves capable of wielding mystical powers, or maybe even believe themselves to have descended from a fantasy realm. This "disease" is known as "chuunibyou" and is often the source of some of the most embarrassing moments of a person's life.

For Yuuta Togashi, the scars that his chuunibyou has left behind are still fresh. Having posed as the "Dark Flame Master" during his middle school years, he looks back at those times with extreme embarrassment, so much so that he decides to attend a high school far away where nobody will recognize him. Putting his dark history behind him, he longs to live a normal high school life.

Unfortunately, he hasn't escaped his past yet: enter Rikka Takanashi, Yuuta's new classmate and self-declared vessel of the "Wicked Eye." As this eccentric young girl crashes into Yuuta's life, his dream of an ordinary, chuunibyou-free life quickly crumbles away. In this hilarious and heartwarming story of a boy who just wants to leave his embarrassing memories behind, the delusions of old are far from a thing of the past.

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Background

Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! won an honorable mention at the 2010 Kyoto Animation Awards.

Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Ishihara, Tatsuya
Director, Storyboard
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director


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"Sparkling Daydream" by ZAQ
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Ending Theme

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




Reviews

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 ...
Dec 19, 2012
Mixed Feelings
Suppose you watch a work that seems to have a lot of effort put into it. It’s easy to tell the staff members have worked their ass off to make this work look pretty. Gorgeous character designs and backgrounds. Hell, it’s possible to just watch the show for the art. Turn off the sounds and take off the subtitles from the screen. It’s fantastic animation. I expect nothing less from Kyoto Animation, which has given us Hyouka gifs on our Tumblr. To expect mediocrity in art direction is an insult to the members of this talented studio.

Yet, prettiness is not always watchable. When the plot ...
Dec 21, 2012
Call me a nit picker but that was the worst ending to anime anime since Evangelion. The ending was reminiscent of an American rom com ending. The forced police officer was not important at all, didn't add humor, and didn't create tension, which was the whole point. The letter was fucking bullshit. Not only did it appear out of nowhere, but the Mayan calender reference was just a stupid idea. The bicycle scene was ridiculous. While we don't know where Rikka's mom lives, we can assume that he was riding for over 10 miles. If the distance between them was so small, then why did ...

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