Review: Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai

Regardless of My Adolescent Delusions of Grandeur, I Want a Date!

Chuunibyou is a rather odd tale, you know. At first glances, it’s a romance between a guy and a girl, but it’s the stuff under the surface to set it apart. The characters all bond together in a club because they’ve got illusions that they have power and that they’re a superhero in disguise, but for some of them, it was a few years ago and they’re trying to be regular high-schools after the embarrassing days they used to have. I think it’s something that we’ve all been through, to be honest. We all had daydreams of power or that we were a superhero or something. Everyone had those moments in their life, and this is about those moments.

It uses all of these to say that it’s living how “you” want to live, and not how other people want you to live. I suppose that when I was that age, that applied to me, how I wanted to be someone special instead of someone who was in the crowd of everyday. Yet, well…something about the whole thing just feels like it’s put on to be funny and have a comedy element to it. Then you have to add in the fact that it’s a Kyo-Ani production, and there’s obviously some heart-wrenching moments included…or moments that are meant to be heart wrenching. Sadly, they don’t really work thanks to the atmosphere that the show’s built for itself, and this isn’t helped by some really weird skips in the story that don’t make that much sense, but it all adds together to be something that’s actually enjoyable. Mostly because of the comedy, but good fun is good fun.

See, under all of these lies and pretences of what’s going on and the like, at the heart of it is a romance story, and they’ve been done time and time again, and that means that unless you’re willing to see another one, then this isn’t for you. However, if you are, then this is more than deserving of a spot on your list, due to the elements of comedy that it uses to sell it’s story and get the laughs and chuckles out of you. There really isn’t anything else to say about this show.



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