Chunibyo Demo Koi ga... (which translates to She Has Adolescent Delusions, But I Want to Love Her!) is an anime series based on a light novel series written by Torako and illustrated by Nozomi Osaka.
Yuta Togashi is the main character of the series, and he's just starting out at a new high school. When he was younger, he used to believe that he was the Dark Flame Master; unfortunately, this alienated him from the other kids in his class. He deliberately chose to attend a high school that no one else from his school was going to, in an attempt to get a fresh start. Before going into the classroom on the first day, he goes outside and quickly does his Dark Flame Master routine in order to get it out of his system.
Yuta meets Rikka Takanashi, who moves into the apartment above him to live with her older sister. She goes to the same high school as Yuta, and they're even in the same class. Unfortunately, she is a delusional girl who believes she has a "Wicked Eye," and wears a medical eye patch to cover it up. It turns out she overheard Yuta doing his Dark Flame Master routine, and she keeps trying to get Yuta to join her in her delusions.
I have to say that the series doesn't seem to be too bad for what it is, which is a high school anime focusing on the awkwardness of teenagers. Anime viewers who enjoy watching anime series set in high school with this kind of a setup will more than likely enjoy it. Unfortunately, I personally didn't see much in either the animation or the storytelling to truly make it stand out from other anime series that are similar to it. By the time I finished the first episode, I didn't find myself invested enough in what was going on to want to see future streams of the episodes. However, at such a point the series receives a home video release, I would be willing to try to see the rest of the series by checking it out through my local library system. It's not a bad series, but it just feels average.
When it comes to the actual content of the series, there were only brief flashes of "fanservice" in the opening and ending credits; in the first episode, I didn't really see any "fanservice" or any images that I would have deemed to be terribly inappropriate for younger viewers. Personally, I would recommend Chunibyo Demo Koi ga... to anime viewers who are 13 or 14 years of age and older.
|Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions Lite||6||2012||Tatsuya Ishihara||Kyoto Animation||N/A|
|Chunibyo Demo Koi ga…||12||2012||Tatsuya Ishihara||Kyoto Animation||Sentai Filmworks|