Fall 2012 anime releases were one of the best in my lifetime. It produced so many great anime and many of them became instant favourite. In fact, most of them were so good that it was hard to choose what to watch first.
Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai was one of the anime I left sitting in my external drive for a long time before I touched it. After watching the first episode, I cannot sit by and not watch the rest. There are only 12 episodes all in all and 6 short special episode (by short, I mean 5-6 minutes or so), so it was pretty easy to finish the anime in one day.
Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai is full of what I love – lolis, complexes, confused guys who liked to be notice by girls, girls pretending to be sweet, and a complicated love story. It was so interesting in my eye that I actually wanted more of the anime to be produced in the future (although I am not sure where the story will head).
The story is mainly about Yuuta Togashi, a freshman who one day encounters Rikka Takanashi, a girl with eight-grader complex. Yuuta used to have the complex so he can easily identify it. He put the syndrome behind him as it was extremely embarrassing. Basically, the eight-grader syndrome is when a person believes he is from an alternate world and he has powers he can weild. Yuuta used to be the Dark Flame Master. Rikka, knowing of Yuuta’s former Dark Flame Master status, claims to be the possessor of the Wicked Eye. In fact, she even wears an eye-patch on her right eye.
I am very happy to say that I was extremely pleased with the anime production. There were lots of very interesting elements and the story has great flow.
One of the biggest hits for me was the fantasy-reality mix-up in just one anime. It was like watching a Shoujo anime, but a Shounen anime at the same time. The reality-blasting parts were really cool. All those weapons had me thinking that this could be a really awesome cosplay item.
Another important hit for me is the story itself. It has good characterization, although not as deep as I want it to be. I wanted the anime to focus on the other character’s past, but with 12 episodes, I guess you could not really do that. I did, however, liked the complexity of Yuuta and Rikka’s characters. The complexes and struggles they face through their freshmen year was nostalgic. At some point, many anime fans would be able to relate. There are things I want to erase in my past because they are embarrassing. There are people I find weird, but never really took time to find out why. All in all, it was like showing me how I was in the past.
There’s a lot of MOE too. ‘Nuff said.
I am not sure if this is a miss for me, but I am starting to get tired of Shoujo anime graphics that all look the same. For instance, I am now pondering upon the possibility that Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun, Hyouka and Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai may have the same mangaka or producers. Haru (Tonari), Oreki (Hyouka) and Yuuta look too weirdly similar. It’s a good thing they have different seiyuus at least.
Like I stated earlier, I wish there were more episodes to focus on the other characters because they were pretty interesting too. Good news though! According to sources, a second season may appear in May 2013! I’m not sure if they’ll follow schedule though, as it’s already the second week of May.
I highly recommend this anime if you like cute girls with weird personalities! The story is great too! For me, it is more like finding out the child inside of you. Being mature is great and all, but it is less fun.
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