Chuunibyou Demo Koi Ga Shitai Review

Chuunibyou Demo Kou ga Shitai Review

Hey guys my name is Victor from AnimeDecoy and this is my first time guest blogging. I had the pleasure of getting to know House a bit over the course of these past few weeks and it’s nice to support others who share the same goals as you. Like House I am a blogger, specifically an anime blogger. We decided to guest blog on each other’s blog this week and I decided to do a review on a popular anime series named Chuunibyou Demo Koi Ga Shitai

where as House decided to write a review on a popular anime as well named Monster. You can find his review on my blog& here

DARK FLAME MASTER! It’s a bit awkward when you look back in your childhood memories and remember yourself reenacting certain superheroes/heroines from whatever you enjoyed at the time. For me it was the power rangers. Even more cringing is when you watch an anime where there’s an age appropriate character still reenacting/ behaving like a variant of their own heroines in confidence and private.


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Chuunibyou is a romantic comedy that tackles this subject. Before I continue with the review I would like to define the word Chuunibyou (ちゅうにびょう), which means: a derogative colloquial term in the Japanese used to describe a person which manifests delusional behaviour, particularly thinking that one has special powers that no other person has. The story follows a high school girl named Rikka Takanashi where she still behaves like the heroine she created for herself in the public eye and in private corridors. The story also follows Yuuta Togashi where he abandons his chuunibyou ;tendencies as he enters high school. As the anime progresses we see the paths of Rikka and Yuuta crossing and the viewer observes the dynamic between someone who's attempting to let go of something and someone who's holding onto something.

The anime itself is quite an upbeat and uplifting anime. When you look at the animation and the sound it reflects the aura of this upbeat tone almost throughout the whole anime. The OST was very charming and pleasing to the ears, nothing to dramatic it's just a very soft and soothing collection of tunes; my favourite from the track list happens to be Shite Ashita mo Chuunibyou wa Tsuzuku no de Atta. 


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The animation and character designs were very crisp and pleasing to watch on top of the sound. Nothing to special to note here since the animation is pretty standard to the anime that out right now. I have to point out that the most memorable and unique character design was Rikka, most people would remember her based off of her eye path. However if I remember correctly Mei Misaki from Another had this eye patch design before Rikka did (felt like a copy in my opinion). And if I'm incorrect about that feel free to comment below. On second thought the animation of Chuunibyou gets an extra point from me when Rikka's imagination gets animated in realtime, if you mute out the sound (the dialogue kind of lowers the animation experience during these moments in the anime) the animation is done very well.


In terms of the characters we don't have a broad range of characters, most of the characters are either people who still have the Chuubinyou syndrome or are characters who are trying to shed and hide their former Chuubinyou selves. This was a bit disappointing for me since it would have made the anime more interesting if there was more diversity in characters. I'll go over the two main characters since they can represent the other characters as well.

First we have Rikka Takanashi, she is a high schooler who's still displays her chuunibyou tendencies. When starting the anime I kind of expected her to behave like a child but I didn't expect her to do so for about 95% of the anime. That part turned me off a bit, no actually a lot. It was nice to see that there was a point in the anime where she actually reflected upon her behaviour and contemplated changing.



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And then we have Yuuta Togashi, he's probably the only character that kept me continuing to watch this anime. I'd consider him one of the sane ones out of he bunch since he's surrounded by Rikka and two other characters that aren't the brightest. What I like about Yuuta is that he's the more relatable character in this anime. He's the one who's attempting to shed his past in attempts to reinvent himself. This sort of hits home with me since I've always been the type to constantly find ways to reinvent myself. Not to mention this guy is the lighting-rod for comedy the anime has with his realism ideals. Yuuta earns points in my book for being a great character!


Overall I'd give this anime a thumbs up from me. It is a romantic comedy with a interesting spin on it. Obviously it's not for everyone but I'd suggest you take a look at the definition of chuunibyou before watching this anime becuase it can ultimately be the deciding factor if you watch or not.

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