Love Chunibyo And Other Delusion Review In Few Words (Mini Review).
Love Chunibyo And Other Delusion, which is also known as Chuu2-Byo, is about people who have delusions of having a superpower, and tend to imitate people they see in anime & movies. Which is not a socially acceptable behaviour. it is done in a way that’s comedic & funny, and is not trying to be derogatory to Chuunibyou people or any people who act like that.
Giving the funny characters information and the simple story that are done well. I recommend Love Chunibyo And Other Delusion to anyone who like the romance comedy genre.
Good things about Love Chunibyo And Other Delusion
- The anime is very unique, it is the first one of its kind about Chuunibyou people.
- The scenes where the characters act delusional are very good, especially with the effects that come along with them.
- The anime are funny & comedic. The amount of funny scenes makes it very enjoyable to watch.
- The character interactions and expressions are very good.
- Has a good rewatching value, if you watched this anime today, is there is a good chance you will like to watch it again at a later time in the future.
Possibly bad things about Love Chunibyo And Other Delusion
- The shortness of the anime, which is 12 episodes long, but fortunately, there is a second season for it, which is a continuation of the first one.
Do you still remember how you imitated your favourite super hero when you were in elementary or middle school? How do you think of that now? And do you still see people who act that way? Love Chunibyo And Other Delusion is centred about people who are like that.
To give you important background information, Chuunibyou is a Japanese term, which means “Eighth grade syndrome”. People with this syndrome believe they have superpower, just like the characters you see in anime, and have many disillusions that makes them act weird. It was originally a term that describe children who act like adults, then changed into the super power thing.
Love Chunibyo And Other Delusion features Yuuta, who used to be a Chuunibyou under the name “Dark Flame Master” during his middle school years, which hurt him socially, and made it hard for him to change the image people in his school made about him. So when it was time to he go to high school, he chose a school no one form his middle school knows him, hoping he would have a fresh start.
But to his demise, he meets Rika in his new school, who is still a Chuunibyou despite being a high-school girl, and what makes it worse. She knew about his days as “Dark Flame Master”, and liked him when he acted that way. And the story continue from there, along with other characters, like Dekomori, who is also a chuunibyou, Nebutani, the normal & beautiful high school girl, Kumin, the girls who likes napping.
One of the things I liked about this anime is that when a Chuunibyou act delusional, and pretend to use a superpower or something, the anime plays along and shows us effects of these superpowers. There are even fight scenes with effects like that, these scenes are one of the best things in this anime.
Despite this anime being a comedy in nature, there is still a possible romantic side of it. Seeing how the relationship between Yuuta & Rika may develop in the future, but it is unknown how that will play out in the future.
Love Chunibyo And Other Delusion art is really beautiful, with the deep & sharp colours used in the art style, and the effects you see during the disillusional fight scene are so shiny and done very well. I have nothing bad to say at all about the art of this anime.
As I previously said, the characters and their interactions is one of the best aspects about Love Chunibyo And Other Delusion. And one of the things you will notice from the very first episode of the anime.
The male protagonist of Love Chunibyo And Other Delusion. He used to be a Chuunibyou during his middle school days, calling himself “Dark Flame Master” back then, and dressing weirdly to suits that role, something that badly affected his social life back then. He gets very embarrassed every time he remember the way he used to act. He even made him transfer to a high school none of the people in his middle school goes to.
Togashi Yuuta is voiced by Fukuyama Jun.
The female protagonist of the anime. Currently a Chuunibyow, despite being in high school. She wears an eye batch, which she believes it to covers the wicked eye she posses.
Rikka has saw Yuuta in his “Dark Flame Master” form, and she likes him when he is in that form.
Besides being a Chuunibyiou, Rikka is a clumsy girl, who often trips or forget things.
Takanashi Rikka is voiced by Uchida Maaya.
A sociable high school girl, and a classmate of Yuuta and the class representative as well. She is very popular for her looks.
Nibutani Shinka is voiced by Akasaki Chinatsu.
A 3rd year Middle schooler, who later got promoted to be first year in Yuuta’s school. And like Rikka, she is a Chuunibyou and is proud of being one.
Sanae consider Rika to be her master, and always call her by that. She hates milk so much, yet always drinks it hoping she would get taller.
Dekomori Sanae is voiced by Uesaka Sumire.
A second year in Yuuta’s school. She likes napping so much, to the degree she even tried to start a napping club. And she always carries a pillow with her. Since she was schooled at home before high-school, she is still pure and act a bit like a lady.
Kumin is a very gentle girl, and tries her best to understand the chuunibyous around her.
Tsuyuri Kumin is voiced by Asakura Azumi.
Other characters are Isshiki Makoto, Yuuta’s friend from the first day of high school. Takanashi Tooka, Rikka’s older sister and Togashi Kuzuha, Yuuta’s little sister.
Pacing & Enjoyment
Love Chunibyo And Other Delusion pacing is good, as there is always something happening, so you are unlikely to get bored while watching this anime. And it is a very enjoyable in general, thanks to the great character interactions and expressions in the anime (like the blushes, anger… etc), just remembering many of the funny scenes in the anime makes me happy. making it one of these anime I will consider rewatching in the future.
Extra Few Things
The opening song.
Love Chunibyo And Other Delusion’s opening is very fun to watch, the song “Sparkling Daydream” is good & very easy to remember. It introduces the characters in a very nice way. And the scenes where Yuuta & Rikka are depicted as couple look very lovely.
Many animated Gifs were made from the opening, including the part where Rikka swirls her hands. ^^
The Bluray & DVD.
The DVD comes in 3 discs. It contains the anime in Japanese & English subtitles. I am not %100 sure, but I don’t the DVD contains the English dub in case you are into dubs.
The bluray has both English dubs & subtitles. And comes in 2 disks.
If you are interested, the second season of Love Chunibyo And Other Delusion is available in DVD right now, under the name Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions: Heart Throb. I talk about the second season in more details below.
The school uniform
Love Chunibyo And Other Delusion has a very cute school uniform, which deserve I talk a little about it, especially with the frills of the skirts, which makes it so elegant & chic.The big red bow that matches the skirt also adds to the cuteness of it.
Second season is out (Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren)
There is a second season of Love Chunibyo And Other Delusion, which was released under the name Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions`: Heart Throb (or Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren in Japanese). The second season is also 12 episodes long, and is a continuation of the first one. And shows you how the relationships between the different characters goes in it. Plus more about the past of Yuuta, which is interesting to know.
I plan to review the second season right after this one, I will post a link to the review here once it is done^^
Anime to watch if you liked Love Chunibyo And Other Delusion
Pet Girl of Sakurasou is another anime I liked so much, it also features a weird girl as female protagonist, but it is the adorable kind of weirdness in this one.
Pet Girl of Sakurasou features Sorata Kanda, a guy living in the Sakurasou dormitory for problem yet talented children. Until a famous artist, Shiina Mashiro moves in.
Despite being a famous artist, Shiina doesn’t even know how to take care of herself, so Sorata gets to take care of her himself. And the story goes from there.
Pet Girl of Sakurasou also contains very good characters, and a good story. I consider it to be one of those anime you have to watch if you didn’t.
I am yet to review Pet Girl of Sakurasou, but it is one of those I plan to review in the future. I will post a link to the review here once I do that.^^
Love Chunibyo And Other Delusion is an anime that is very unique & pretty fun anime to watch, with an easy to grasp story. And pretty interesting characters that are fun to see them interact with each other. It is one of the best romance comedy out there in my personal opinion.
I hope you liked my Love Chunibyo And Other Delusion review, and see you again in more reviews^^
Quotes from Love Chunibyo And Other Delusion
- “Do you know how they say that love is like a dream? With a dream, you eventually wake up from it. It’s hard to force yourself to wake up.” – Kumin Tsuyuri.
- “Everyone knows that the more taboo something is, the more stimulating it is…” – Sanae Dekomori.
- “You would return to mundane reality? Or would you not wish to change reality together with me?” – Yuuta Togashi.
- If you have agood quote from Love Chunibyo AndOther Delusion, please share it with me. :>
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Review Credits & Sources
- Some of the characters information in this review were taken from Chuunibyou Demo Koi Ga Shitai Wikia.
- Some other informations in the review where taken from Love Chunibyo And Other Delusion Wikipedia page.