Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai!

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Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai!
Reality, be rent! Synapse, break! Banishment, this world!
Original Novels Osaka Nozomi (Art), Torako (Story)
Director Ishihara Tatsuya
Format Anime (TV)
Made By Kyoto Animation
# of Episodes 12


Drama, Comedy, Romance

Sum it up in a Sentence:

Guy trying to have a normal school life meets a weird girl with an over-active imagination.

Main Description

Yuuta Togashi suffered from chuunibyou(Eigth-grader Syndrome) while he was in middle school, calling himself the "Dark Flame Master". When he graduated, he vowed to put it all behind him and reinvent himself as a normal highschooler. Yuuta's hopes are dashed when he encounters a strange, eye-patched girl named Rikka with an interest in his alter ego. Desperate to avoid his embarrassing past, Yuuta's only hope is to snap Rikka out of her delusions.

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Personal Opinions


Mix one part Haruhi Suzumiya, one part Clannad and a bazillion-dollar animation budget and you get this show. It gently segues from hilarious comedy to teen romance without the shift in tone feeling jarring or awkward. With KyoAni's usual high-budget animation at work, the imaginary "fight" scenes look fluid and the ordinary slice-of-life scenes are crisp and detailed. The characters are all wacky and likeable with very strong voice work behind them. Overall, an interesting and fun little series with some witty comedy and touching romance that is sure to bring out your inner LARPer.


Watch this if you want to see a teenager court a literal child-minded girl. The humour does not make up for this terrible main romance, just look at the show gifs, it doesn't get any better.