Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!
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Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!

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Synonyms: Chu-2 Byou 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!


Volumes: 4
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Finished
Published: May 24, 2011 to Dec 22, 2017
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Romance Romance
Theme: School School
Serialization: None
Authors: Ousaka, Nozomi (Art), Torako (Story)


Score: 8.051 (scored by 17201,720 users)
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Ranked: #6562
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Popularity: #2022
Members: 9,359
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Yuuta Togashi is a high school freshman who chose a new school far away from his middle school, due to his mortifying past there. Yuuta was what people would classify as a chuunibyou—a "disease" that causes people to fantasize about themselves and their surroundings—with him using the alias of "Dark Flame Master." He enters high school looking to start anew or, at least, that is what he hoped for.

Everything had been going smoothly, and Yuuta was relishing the feeling of a normal high school life until he met Rikka Takanashi—who despite being a high schooler, is still a chuunibyou—subsequently crumbling Yuuta's short-lived regular high school experience. It would seem that his chuunibyou past is not leaving him just yet.

Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! follows Yuuta and Rikka's relationship as they experience an eccentric high school journey, with chuunibyou constantly haunting Yuuta.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! won honorable mention award in the first Kyoto Animation Awards.

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Sep 11, 2019
This novel was very good up until the last novel.
I have only read it up until the 4th novel up until the 5th chapter since I do not have the Japanese novel and I am only reading an online translation that is still being translated, therefore my opinion will be based on that.

I love this novel a lot, the story was very nice and I love the idea of it... But, when Kyoto animation made the anime they changed the story completely.
Then the story started going downhill around Novel 3, but it was still okay.

My idea of it is that Torako did ...
May 11, 2020
First thing for those who watched the anime before: Novel story is completely different from the anime.
Rikka and Yuuta are a pair of chuuni and ex-chuuni. Some background stories about them are different but some are same.

The story took us to Yuuta's school life and how he got involved with Rikka through daily encounters. The story is in Yuuta's first person POV focused on how they met, interact every day in school, and finally became a lover. The story is quite straightforward without many sudden plot twists.

Sadly, there are very few illustrations so it quite hard to grasp the story visually. It's up to your ...
Jan 8, 2014
Preliminary (25/? eps)
A highly acclaimed series, Kyoto Animation did a splendid job on animating Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai. The series strayed away from the typical slice-of-life romance by involving school kids with dark pasts they want to keep secret: the cursed days when they were infected by the eighth grade syndrome, also known as chuunibyou. However, the original light novel series that made the anime possible is often overlooked.

Written by Torako, the story of Yuuta and Rikka spans just only two volumes. What must also be taken into account is that a number of characters from the anime does not exist in the original text ...

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