Thursday, December 27, 2012

Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Full Anime Review

Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! is a comedy/romance/slice of life 2012 anime produced by the famous Kyoto Animation. The story follows Yuuta Togashi, a high school boy who had chuunibyou (eight grader syndrome) and believed himself to be the Dark Flame Master. He moves high schools and plans leave his embarrassing past behind and start a new leaf. However, this plan becomes null once he meets Rikka Takanashi, a high school student who has chuunibyou and believes that she possesses a "wicked eye" and is in search of the Ethereal Horizon. Rikka befriends Yuuta and ruins his chance for a possibly normal life. The anime brings in great comedy and a wonderful smash of romance towards the end. 

When I first started Chuunibyou, I was a bit wary because I feared that it would just be a harem or a slow paced anime. However, I shouldn't have doubted the works of Kyoto Animation because I got quite the treat. The anime is hilarious, bringing me to actual stomach-hurting laughter more than one time. Yet, as you progress on further, you find out that there is hidden meaning and back stories that create dramatic tension all throughout. Additionally, the romance within it was absolutely adorable and showed the loving innocence between two die hard nerds. The animation flows terrfically and the few fight scenes are so entertaining to watch and easy to follow, as expected of KyoAni. 

However, what made me happiest of all about this anime was the overall moral that it sends you; always stay true to yourself. It really is okay to express yourself no matter who you are, even if society doesn't accept you that way. If that's what makes you happy, then pursue it. Surely you'll find your own Yuuta and Dekomori and find happiness. 

Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai was definitely a success for me, despite a somewhat slow start. I fully enjoyed the story, comedy, and romance with the stunning high quality animation. I definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoys anyone of the genres that I mentioned above. I rate the anime a 9.2/10. 


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