Thursday, January 10, 2013

Anime Review: Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!


Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai, loosely translated as "Regardless of My Adolescent Delusions of Grandeur, I Want a Date!" is about... well, the title sort of says it all.  The main character, Yuuta, acted like a total geek when he was in middle school, waving around fake swords and calling himself the Dark Flame Master.  Now he has enrolled in high school leaving his childish ways behind him, or so he thought.

Upon entering high school Yuuta meets a girl named Rikka who claims she wields the "Tyrant's Eye," and is on a quest to find the "Unseen Horizon."  As the two form a club and begin to grow closer, Yuuta slowly finds himself reverting back to his old ways. 

The story, while it may sound silly, actually gets pretty serious near the end of the series, for better or for worse.  I thought the ending played out magnificently and that they wrapped everything up very nicely.  For the ending alone I would give this anime a great score.

The animation of this anime was outstanding, perhaps even another level beyond Kyoto Animation's other titles.  The moments taking place inside Rikka's imagination were especially well animated, showing off what Kyoani could do if they ever decide to adapt an action-oriented anime.

While the opening and ending themes were nothing special, the background music was very fitting and really engages the viewer in the characters' emotions, particularly in the last few episodes where feelings are at their strongest.

The characters in Chuunibyou, while not necessarily the most creative, were all very likable.  Everyone has their own individual personality that helps add to the story and make the entire series a very enjoyable experience.  I give Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai a 9/10.

9 comments:

  1. So, sort of like a make-believe type of deal, like Bridge of Terabithia? Sounds pretty cool.
    But ugh, eyepatch, is this filled with moe shit? ):

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  2. I've seen clips of this anime, and it certainly does seem to be well animated. It's up there on my list of "animes to get around to checking out."

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  3. Wow that is one big arse title haha

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  4. I'll have to keep an eye out

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  5. It sounds silly. Then again I shouldn't be judging, I just rewatched the entire first season of Panty and Stocking dubbed in English.

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  6. Who came up with that title? I don't have enough brain power to remember it. I like your passion. Great review :)

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  7. for some reason I thought that pic was from a different anime, thanks for sharing I've been trying to find the series for a while, now I know the name which should make things much easier.

    That aside I'm also showing my friend death note for the first time as well as elfen lied, chobits, please teacher, and many others, he didn't realize he was an anime junkie till I showed him a couple episodes of different shows I liked after he walked in on me watching Hellsing Ultimate and got hooked. Now it's hard to pull him off my computer long enough to get him to eat.

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  9. title is lenghty but gives idea about the story

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