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Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!

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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
Broadcast: Thursdays at 00:30 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Source: Light novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.871 (scored by 363,274 users)
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Ranked: #7582
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Popularity: #63
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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.  
report Recommended by MangaPancakes
Both have characters with embarrassing secrets from their past that they are trying to hide. 
report Recommended by umami_bomb
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. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
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. 
report Recommended by japzone
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. 
report Recommended by GridironOtaku
[Spoiler Warning] Both animes have similar stories, like the fact that the two main characters start with a friendship, but at the end of the anime declare themselves to each other in a loving relationship. In Chuunibyou, the characters derive their characteristics because of another person, as Rikka, who decided to change her way of being because of Yuuta, the Dark Flame Master. In Toradora, the characters seem to show feelings for friends of their friends at the beginning of the anime. But throughout history, they realize that actually liked each other. If you saw one of these animes, I think you'll like the other I recommended the same  read more 
report Recommended by Youndayme
Both are from the same studio (Kyoto Animation). The male protagonist is similar on both series: they want to have a normal high school life until they meet the female protagonist (that is a bit strange). She may change the protagonist personality. 
report Recommended by MasT3R
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. 
report Recommended by Orulyon
Both Rika and Mirai have similar personality and character design. Also Yuuta and Akihito are drawn to our lovely female protagonist. In Chuunibyou: our main female and friends are chuunibyou or 8th grade syndrome aka Delusion of Grandeur. They are able to create imaginative battle sequences which we see throughout the series. In Kyoukai no Kanata: everyone has some sort of supernatural powers within them. Both series retain the comedy and drama atmosphere. Kyoto Animation is the same studio for both Chuunibyou, Kyoukai no Kanata and many other series. I would recommend you check out their other works.  
report Recommended by AnimeFan500
Weird, abnormal, pretty girls, who have some fantasy images in their minds, and play it just for fun. It follows the main male character who was caught up in this situation where he was either experience one before, or was forced to join their club. Though, as time passes on, he join their antics and bond with the other club members. Chuunibyou, follows a normal boy who have experience these "delusions" before and was joined by a female character. Some fantasy action scenes, and romance. D-Frag follows a delinquent boy, who was abducted and joined the club.  
report Recommended by omega_d94
Welcome to mayhem. That describes the main characters life once they hook up with a girl who happens to look very similar in both series if one puts aside the style differences. Both end up putting up with a lot. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
They have similar a atmosphere and execution. They are also both humorous and emotional. 
report Recommended by aLynte
characters who conceal their hobbies and interests by doing "normal" activities such as athletics 
report Recommended by okasian
Apart from the odd reference to anime-obsessiveness, the main male leads are both adorable. Both have slice of life vibes, great art, and spontaneous characters. 
report Recommended by itssimplyme
School club based shows centered on a delusional girl who can't distinguish real life and fiction, or rather can't get over her fantasies. Both are also kind of a supporting harem, where our main guy is surrounded by other girls but we all already know the "main girl" he will probably end up in the end.  
report Recommended by BaptizED
They both have romance, action, plenty of fighting and competition, and yet they BOTH lack the SAUCE, expect to see zero physical affection in these anime. 
report Recommended by Vdubexwhyzee
Very lighthearted and focused on comedy, with vibrant and heavily stylized artwork. The addition of a male protagonist gives Chuunibyou a slightly different feel, however, but fans of K-ON will find plenty to enjoy here.  
report Recommended by Veronin
Slice-of-Life, School, and Drama. Well thought-out stories. Though Chuunibyou tend to lean toward the side of romance, and have more comedy. Both offer unique perspectives on growing up, and have done a virtually flawless job of it. 
report Recommended by bunny1ov3r
The art and the animation for both animes are very similar altough one of these two is not KyoAni animated but is heavily influenced by KyoAni's style of Art. Both Animes have a group of friends having some weird ocurrences in between.  
report Recommended by daniyan
In a way both series are similar as the main female characters are unpopular and struggles to make friends due to their personalities. However, they do manage to make quite the attention at various points (sometimes for the wrong reasons). Both series has A LOT of humor so prepare for some good laughs. Then, there's the school life environment in a lighthearted setting. Additionally, the main male protagonist from both series are considered normal but their interactions with the main girl often leads to awkwardness for the both of them.  
report Recommended by Stark700
The protagonists are very much alike. Especially their train of thought. And they are both surrounded by a fair amount of very cute and moé girls. Both give off the same vibes as they are very lighthearted and comedical but some of the characters also has some interesting backgrounds. 
report Recommended by KuroHasu
I recommended "Chu-2" for "SF" since both have characters who are poco locos and also have characters who are just going with the fore mentioned's flow. characters........also, since there is no "Kickass" anime, "Chu-2" for "SF" will have to suffice. 
report Recommended by Nasty001
Just check the cover... Need I say more? lol... Just kidding... In all seriousness though.. * Both have weird Female lead * Both of them have an eye Patch * Both Male lead are almost identical * Both series required a whole new level of imagination to be created * Both series will leave you clueless in a different way though for each of them * Both series are so alike yet so different :D Guaranteed though that everyone will enjoy both.. 
report Recommended by Carex
Chuunibyou is a cute story, you'll find yourself shipping oddly paired couples pretty fast, just like in Nisekoi, one of the best anime shows I have seen. 
report Recommended by DeadAccountLeave
Chuunibyou and Tonari are both shoujo romance anime that are fun too watch, including both comedic moments as well as some more serious ones. They also both have fun soundtracks with excellent character development. 
report Recommended by Hashiza
Although the plots differ quite a bit, both shows have girls who don't quite fit in with the rest of society. These girls slowly change as they become friends and develop a relationship with the male protagonists. Also, the male and female protagonists must overcome some sort of adversity together near the end of the show. 
report Recommended by gombo
Dramatic plot, the main characters draw you in a lot. Cutesyish art style, as well as elements of romance, drama (as I said before), and action. This isn't a perfect recommendation, as Chuuni's romance is a lot more implied, and doesn't fully blossom until the end. But chances are, if you liked this, Chuuni will be a favorite of yours, as well as Toradora!. 
report Recommended by andropunk
Both have characters with power supernatural abilities put in an everyday setting. The only difference is that in Chuunibyou, the powers are just in their heads, while in Hataraku Maou-sama, they're actually from another world. Both are also light-hearted and fun. 
report Recommended by ArchdukeSpook
A group of weird people at school, sometimes causing trouble for others. 
report Recommended by JEEESHH
Both of these are School Life and Slice of life anime, as well as comedies. Both of the main male characters try to fit in in their new school. Both anime have a lot of pretty funny situations, and the story is really interesting. The animation and art style are both really good, too. 
report Recommended by AzureSage
-Both have a male protagonist (Tsukasa/Yuuta) that have a special bond with a certain strange girl (Isla/Rikka) -Both are slice of life (PlaMemo takes place in the future, with the MC working in a company that produces robots and androids, while Chuunibyou takes place in the present-day, with the MC a member of a certain high school club) -Both are romantic comedy-dramas, though PlaMemo is a bit serious -Michiru and Nibutani have the same voice and personality, and so is Eru and Dekomori 
report Recommended by Markdoka
Just like Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai, Nichijou features a blue-haired heroine who is very sick and delusional. For example, Rikka Takanashi is convinced that she has magical powers, whereas high schooler Mio Naganohara believes she has a chance at winning the love of her life, Sasahara. Mio also draws sickening fanfiction of Sasahara in her school notebooks, much like how Rikka's friend Dekomori put together the fan-made magical compendium, Mabinogion. 
report Recommended by Zetsubowl
Main Character suffers from a deep dark past but one day meets the person who will save her in the end.  
report Recommended by AnimeFan500
-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 
report Recommended by MagicFlier
I feel like both shows are similar in a lot of ways. The most obvious is that Megumin and Rikka are the same character. The tone of both shows is mostly light hearted. The sort of childish, over the top, delusional, battle scenes that briefly took place in chuunibyou is fully realized in konosuba as a full blown fantasy rpg. The main difference is that chuunibyou is a romance, while konosuba is a distinctive ecchi comedy. 
report Recommended by OnceTwice
Rikka and Takumi resemble, both create illusions of himself and others, all focused on their tastes. Also they find it difficult to adapt to a normal life. 
report Recommended by OtakuNote87
- Mc doesn't do much until love interest comes in - Romance - Other people  
report Recommended by A_wild_jet
Okay Chunibyo is much more flashy and crazy than Hana to Alice, but it has that theme of new friendships and helping someone who is not all there mentally recover by solving a mystery. But most important of all the characters in Hana to Alice are definitely Chuunibyou. 
report Recommended by Ready_Player_1
It remindeds one of Chuunibyou as one of the characters wonders whether Mob (the protagonist) has Chuunibyou, only that Mob's powers are real, so it's like Chuunibyou but with real supernatural powers. The set of main characters are in their second year of junior high school and undergoing great emotional upheavals and life crisis, so the overall psychological situation of the characters is very similar. 
report Recommended by Granta
Though Noe and Rikka share different roles in their respective stories, they are definitely characters that really drag you into the story. Extra: Both live in their own worlds, and are also intrigued by the male leads.  
report Recommended by Wranglerbro
Similar nature in which the protagonist/lead support switch between their imagination and reality. Also, excellent character development. 
report Recommended by blackthorn91
Both are KyoAni adaptations of light novels, the character designs and tone are very similar. In both the characters experience delusions in which they must defeat a force threatening their world and form a club to fight against it, these fights are very detailed with similar choreography in both. The major difference in Phantom World is that these delusions are real. Both series share seiyuu for the main heroines which are Maaya Uchida (Rikka/Koito) and Sumire Uesaka (Dekkomori/Mai). 
report Recommended by Jerkhov
Many fantasy and funny moments of Chuunibyou strongly reminds 11eyes. Chuunibyou seems to be a parody of 11eyes in several steps. Main characters, Rikka of Chuunibyou and Kakeru of 11eyes, are both blue-headed ones with a blindfolded right yellow eye. Many fights look pretty similars, with the presence of parallel worlds, and both shows have stunning moe schoolgirls. 
report Recommended by Disillusion
A young man finds himself babysitting another high school classmate who happens to live in the same building as him. He's also trying to appear to have a normal life and not let the crazies drag down his reputation, so to speak. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
this is my first entry but i'll try my best so let's get started #both of them have romance in them but chuunibyou has more. #both of main characters are dragged to join a club. #both of them have something for super powers.  
report Recommended by Haruhiro_
There anime are about guys who are good at a specific type of virtual fighting but they choose to hide their power levels for various reasons. Over time they collect a group of cute girls to be around, but they each only have true romantic feelings for one of the girls. The antagonists in these anime are other participants in the virtual fighting rather than generic demons. It may be the best decision to only watch the first season. 
report Recommended by zombie_pegasus
Chobits and Chuunibyo demo Koi ga Shitai! are both romantic comedies which could cause permanent paralysis or death from adorable overload. Seriously, these titles are both so f-ing cute it hurts sometimes. Both feature female protagonists who have special needs and need to be protected by the male protagonist. But it isn't sexist or anything. Anyway, just try it, and I'm sure you'll see what I mean. 
report Recommended by BiolumnescentGrl
What do Assassination Classroom and Love Chuunibyou and other delusions have in common? Well... They both have wacky characters who you can fall in love with. Assassination classroom has a monster come teacher who provides many life lessons to his students and literally asks to die. His students are going through a rough time in their life, and are exposed to some new situations that help them develop as humans. The show really does good at making you have mixed feelings. Kill the teacher and save the world, or let him live and die horribly? Actually that seems pretty one sided when in writing... Meanwhile, Chuunibyou is  read more 
report Recommended by juliuscaesar387
-Both Deal with some sort of syndrome some experience in adolescence -Both Mc Girls are ''odd'' -Both Focus on Romance/Comedy  
report Recommended by L1quid666
Both of them take place on schools were the characters have powers. The difference is that in Chuunibyou they're just imagining that they have it. 
report Recommended by MrSamuel
it reminds me of Chuunibyou because he slips goes into a different time randomly theres good characters and dat good stuff 
report Recommended by TheSpeedOfSound
both have characters, who are "chuunibyou" - self-centered mentally disabled idiots doing stupid things and acting like little kids 
report Recommended by Nemo_Niemand
Both series revolve around main male character, and their interactions with other girls that go to his school and such. Both series also feature many girls, all of which have some cute quirk to go with them, making all such cute and lovable characters. While Shomin's girls' quirks are used in result of not knowing what males are this entire time in life, Chuunibyou's girls are very used to boys, and get their quirk by their 8th grade syndrome, which tends to be embarrassing and very funny to the audience. I feel like both series are great and cute harem-like shows???, and I enjoyed both  read more 
report Recommended by Marshmewwows
Same feel where the characeters are chuuni. However in Dropout the characters are actually angels and demons while in Chuunibyou they just act chuuni. Also both share the same comedic appeal with overly dramatic characters. 
report Recommended by Qwoto
Characters from Sabagebu! are equally crazy and inmature. When they're playing, they imagine epic situations but none of that is real. 
report Recommended by SirBlackCat
Enjoy ridiculous fight scenes and off the wall combat moves then this anime is right for you. Both of these series will make you laugh out loud, the comedy is wacky but there is an underlying love story between the two main characters. The supporting cast of the both series are extremely funny, if not too well developed. Fun times will be had by all. 
report Recommended by bloodfire00
In both animes there's some kind of lovestory which is told in a very cute and "bound to reality way" and in both animes u probably learn a little bit about love as such :) Also both have the same humour since the main character is a normal dude and their "girls" are behaving weird in a funny way. 
report Recommended by plz55
It is similar in the way that both male characters get thrust into the crazy reality of the female mc. The difference is that this deals with more reality and Chuunibyou deals more with fantasy. 
report Recommended by Takishima_Shin
-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 
report Recommended by MagicFlier
Raul and Fino reminds me so much of Yuuta and Rikka. Raul acts retorting and chastising to Fino; much like how Yuuta retorts to Rikka whenever she goes on her chuunibyou. 
report Recommended by GiancarloLS
Just like Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai, Excel Saga features a blue-haired heroine who is very sick. Excel Saga's Hyatt tends to vomit blood every couple of seconds due to her laughably weak constitution. In a similar fashion, Rikka is shown to shed blood by biting her thumb in order to augment her magical abilities (at least in her fantasies, anyway). Moreover, while Hyatt is always physically ill, Rikka is always mentally ill. 
report Recommended by Zetsubowl
Similarities: + Comedy, Romance, Slice of Life, School genres + Adorable female leads who get embarrassed easily when thinking about the guy they like + Group of five friends (2 guys and 3 girls) who hang out and do weird stuff together Differences: - The male leads are very different - Chu2 has drama in addition to the comedy as well as more of an actual story 
report Recommended by Asfaria
-Both male protagonists have to take care of a peculiarly eccentric girl. -Both anime have clubs. -Both anime are school life with balance mystery/comedy/romance and drama.  
report Recommended by bloody_Venus55
If you love school romance drama comedy and this anime is for you. and both are definitely worth watching! 
report Recommended by bloody_Venus55
There will never be any replacement for anohana. You get the chill, tears falling, a true masterpiece out of it. However i would like to recommend this anime. It is full of comedy for the first half season. However the late part, it is full of sadness...  
report Recommended by xtamsia
Rikka and Rei are very much alike considering the fact that they both wear eye patches and are kuderes . They both had some psychological themes and drama. There are references to Evangelion as well. Yutta and Shinji can't make up their minds of what they want in life. They both have amazing art styles,character development,action scenes,and amazing osts. They both are really amazing anime and I think Chuunibyou is like Evangelion in some way  
report Recommended by yelsha57
Both have a delusional girl who follows around an older male. Denpa is much darker and more serious than Chuuni, but they are both very enjoyable. 
report Recommended by olboyfloats
Made by KyoAni, both are slice-of-life comedies 
report Recommended by OmarLivesUnder
Romantic comedy on both sides that is played out very well . Unique , better said strange characters , though in Chuunibyou we don't have an ' M ' individual . The male MC is almost normal on both sides .  
report Recommended by AgelessPharaoh
The main heroines are active Chunnibyous who participate in a club where they act out their fantasies.  
report Recommended by shigeru212
Both series fluctuate between surreal comedy and sombre drama as a group of spirited teenagers struggle with their core existences. And as the main characters are so easy to root for, this leads to a vivid emotional experience for the typical viewer. 
report Recommended by PreFuturism-0
Both have unrealistic fighting scenes and comedy. 
report Recommended by Himenikko
Both stories revolve around a pair of rather carefree high-school students groups. These clubs are focused on doing fun activities (role-playing in chuunibyou, baseball and missions in LB). Both shows have similar types and balance of comedy and drama. There are also characters whose problem quite similar, although in Little Busters the number of characters with various problems are more than in Chuunibyou. If you like Chuunibyou maybe you will also like Little Busters.  
report Recommended by toumei_
Both have eccentric girls and a boy who follows them Both have romance and funny scenes The main difference is that Tasogare Otome x Amnesia have a dark atmosphere and Chuunibyou doesn't 
report Recommended by Parantica
Everything has a similar fell. They're both lighthearted slice-of-life romantic comedies that were refreshing, fun to watch, with good romance. The characters are great and loveable. The art style, especially the eyes, is really similar. And they're both bound to make you laugh! 
report Recommended by Mnemofysh
Both Okabe Rintarou, and Rikka Takanashi have CHUUNIBYOU, or 8th Grade Syndrome. They both like to come up with irrational, over-the-top stuffs, fancy themselves with delusions, calling names and aliases, and coming up with terms like "Reading Steiner" for Okabe (about his eyes retaining the past memories), and "Tyrant's Eye" for Rikka (about her Chuunibyou powers). So, if you're a fan of chuunibyous, you can watch these anime. ;) 
report Recommended by GiancarloLS
These anime share a similar art style to one another. As the main characters are moving into a 'new world' theoretically showing that both anime are story driven, focusing on the characters and their interactions with one another and how the main characters are able to develop their sense of belonging to their 'new world' through their interactions. 
report Recommended by Snakes
Both are enjoyable, carefree anime that pick up a more serious tone later on. 
report Recommended by gombo
Both are about relationship of strange girl, who feel herself an alien in this world, and "normal" guy. 
report Recommended by Joyless
Similarities: -Both series give off that kawaii/moe/cute feeling -Both series are mostly located at a school -Both series have female protagonists who are all friends -Both series have action scenes involving weapons and super powers -Both series have similar comedy -Both series have a character that looks up to someone -Both series are 12 episodes long Differences: -Chuunibyou has more romance than Soul Eater NOT -Chunnibyou has a male protagonist  
report Recommended by jeirin
Watching Chun2byou now, I couldn't help but get the same feeling I got from watching Mayo Chiki! Both of these animes have the MC taking care of a girl in their class with some sort of problem. Chaos, misunderstandings and insane hilarity ensues. If you liked one, you will certainly like the other. 
report Recommended by Naxrrhid_Blade
Both have crasy character, both have alternative world and both are full of motions 
report Recommended by Aonobaka29
These two reminded me of one another in Chuunibyou they have 8th grader syndrome, but in Sekai Seifuku they live out the fantasy, magic world. Both of these shows are also particularly moe. 
report Recommended by Nikoru-san
Both animes share the almost same humor, it's really funny to watch and worth it definitely 
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