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OP Sequence

Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai   OP   01 Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai   OP   02 Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai   OP   03
Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai   OP   04 Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai   OP   05 Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai   OP   06

OP: 「Sparkling Daydream」by ZAQ

Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai   01   01 Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai   01   02 Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai   01   03
Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai   01   04 Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai   01   05 Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai   01   06
Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai   01   07 Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai   01   08 Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai   01   09
Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai   01   10 Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai   01   11 Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai   01   12
Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai   01   13 Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai   01   14 Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai   01   15
Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai   01   16 Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai   01   17 Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai   01   18
Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai   01   19 Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai   01   20 Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai   01   21
Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai   01   22 Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai   01   23 Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai   01   24
Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai   01   25 Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai   01   26 Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai   01   27
Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai   01   28 Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai   01   29 Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai   01   30
Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai   01   31 Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai   01   32 Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai   01   33
Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai   01   34 Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai   01   35 Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai   01   36
Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai   01   37 Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai   01   38 Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai   01   39

「邂逅の…邪王真眼」 (Kaikou no … Ja Ou Makoto Me)
“An Unforseen Encounter…the Tyrant’s Eye of Truth”

Have you ever waved your hand at an automatic door (a train, an elevator, a grocery store front door) and been secretly delighted when it opened on cue? Don’t lie; I know you have. I can’t imagine a person who enjoys anime who hasn’t done something like that at least once in their life, and possibly still does to this day. That’s the essence of “chuunibyou,” or “middle school second year syndrome,” that time in a young middle-schooler’s life when imagination bleeds over into reality and their not-so-subtle fantasies are acted out in real life with ridiculous flair. This is a story about a bunch of first year high-schoolers, one of whom still suffers from the dreaded syndrome while another tries to put it behind him. Where’s the fun in that?

All over, as it turns out! If I had to pick only one word to summarize this episode, it would be adorable. As soon as Takanashi Rikka (Uchida Maaya) stepped onto the stage, her innocent delusions were a treat to behold. Chock this up to KyoAni if you like – the art is certainly top-notch, and the little movements of all the characters really brought them to life, especially Rikka – but it’s also a matter of simple chemistry. Rikka would be nothing without our beleaguered protagonist Togashi Yuuta (Fukuyama Jun), as it’s in their interactions – and most notably, Yuuta’s reactions to her delusions – that made me smile and giggle like a second year middle school student being terrorized by a 4th Level Tickle Master! But wait, if I don’t thwart the Dread One with my dreaded Onii-chan’s Dark Sword of Soul Shattering Darkness, the world will be swallowed up by the evil forces of the nega-world! If only I had my trusted–!

Ahem. Anyway, plot-wise this was purely a setup episode, so not much to comment on there. They did firmly establish the two main character’s personalities though, principally that of Yuuta. His desire to have a normal life with normal friends was actually quite adorable as well, to tell the truth. Yet I think it was the last moment of the episode that really endeared him to me, when he, while still being tsundere about it, moved all his old chuunibyou artifacts back into his room so that he didn’t makethea cut girl beside him cry. Rather than tell us he’s a good guy, that showed it, and I got the message loud in clear.

That said, Yuuta did more than that well. There are two things about him that I love already, and they’re things that most male leads lack – he’s not a dense idiot who can’t read the mood, and he’s not afraid to use a strong tsukkomi, even when the boke he’s smacking is a girl. What? I get tired of seeing only guys get megaton punched all the time! I say that if a girl is the one acting ridiculous, go ahead and bonk her upside the head…and especially if she looks this adorable afterwards. Though really, I don’t know why all those other main character put up with it. If it were me, I would just raise my impenetrable Onii-chan’s Barrier of Unstoppable Dark Demon Decimationizing to ward off their fiery blows, and then follow up with my patented, my legendary–!

…erh, where was I? Right, so all in all this was a supremely enjoyable first episode. The main characters were swiftly established, their chemistry is great already, the atmosphere and pacing are both well done, and above all, I had a good time every minute I was watching. Good comedy with love in the air…did I mention that? My rabu-rabu meter is already ringing off the charts, and I can’t wait for Yuuta to totally give in and fall for the strange girl he met repelling onto his balcony. That’s got to be some Romeo and Juliet stuff right there…only, you know, more adorable :3 Hang on, Yuuta! I have a feeling this is going to be a fun ride.

tl;dr: @StiltsOutLoud – A story of a boy who wants to forget his past & a girl whose imagination gets away from her…& leads straight to love. Adorable! #chu2koi

Random thoughts:

  • I was warned ahead of time that the OP is a bit seizure inducing (okay, it doesn’t show when it’s a still but shut up), and yeah, perhaps that wasn’t the best move. I did enjoy the song though, and will be looking forward to the single. Same with the ED…that was more of a standard anime song affair, but still quite enjoyable. Note: see the Announcements to the side for why there are no videos.
  • So I’ve decided to call Rikka’s eye the Tyrant’s Eye of Truth. Why? Because I think it sounds the coolest. Yay for having no credibility!
  • The first time I heard Rikka say “kyoukai senjou” I literally did a double take. I thought I just finished covering that! Orz
  • A free drink? So powerful. So adorable!
  • Quick note on Yuuta’s family: also adorable. Loved his reliable dekai imouto Kuzuha (Fukuhara Kaori), his super cute chichai imouto Yumeha (Shitara Mami), and quite honestly, his okaa-san (Amano Yuri) was cute as well! You’re a lucky, lucky man, Yuuta…may I punch you?
  • Dark Flame Master, heh. You know, I think I’m really going to enjoy this season… >:3

Full-length images: 18, 27.

 

ED Sequence

Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai   ED   01 Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai   ED   02 Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai   ED   03

ED: 「INSIDE IDENTITY」 by 真礼内田, 千夏赤﨑, 杏美浅倉, すみれ上坂 (Uchida Maaya, Akasaki Chinatsu, Asakura Azumi, and Uesaka Sumire)

End Card

Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai   01   End Card
October 4, 2012 at 12:30 am
118 comments »
  • October 4, 2012 at 12:33 amKurisu Vi Britannia

    I gotta admit…

    Anime girls with eyepatches are the hottest thing ever.

    • October 4, 2012 at 1:17 amTarage

      You should look into ef: A Tale Of Memories/Melodies.

      • October 4, 2012 at 6:22 amKurisu Vi Britannia

        That is where it all started.

      • October 4, 2012 at 8:48 amc2710

        Chihiro Shindou started it all!

    • October 4, 2012 at 1:50 amos

      ^333333 Takanashi is extremely adorable.

    • October 5, 2012 at 2:33 amPatchy

      >implying that eyepatched Rei Ayanami isn’t the first.

      • October 5, 2012 at 4:56 amKurisu Vi Britannia

        She was not introduced with an eyepatch.

      • October 5, 2012 at 5:44 amSpacyRicochet

        She’s still the source of it all. (> “)> <(" <) (^"^)

  • October 4, 2012 at 12:45 amMutare

    The op was definitely seizure inducing, couldnt focus for a bit after watching it. I sort of can relate to this show as I often act out some of my fantasies,(NOTHING R18+) and then afterwards I tend to be embarrassed or like “Why did i just do this? >M<" I have to admit Rikka is sooooooooooooooooooooooo cute.

  • October 4, 2012 at 12:52 amleokiko

    Moe levels are insanely high on this one. Not that I’m complaining.

  • October 4, 2012 at 12:58 amBlackStealth1989

    I have high hopes for this anime

  • October 4, 2012 at 1:16 amTarage

    Hidden due to low comment rating. Click here to see.

    • October 4, 2012 at 1:23 amKelloggs

      Don’t worry. I’m sure we’ll get a Little Busters (2016) and we’ll all be able to forget about the 2012 version… Right? Right?!?

    • October 4, 2012 at 2:08 amD-LaN

      Whining abt a show tht not even started airing on a unrelated post…. Classy.

    • October 4, 2012 at 6:54 amStilts

      To be fair, animating a Key adaptation wouldn’t exactly be out of their standard fair either. Honestly, I’m not a huge KyoAni fan – until they sack up and do an original series, they will be forever lesser than those studios who are willing to take a huge risk and create something brand new in my eyes – but I decided to pick this up because I looked into it and what I saw seemed interesting. Little Busters! too…there’s time enough for both!

      • October 4, 2012 at 8:35 amKlashikari

        Actually, this one can be considered like Munto as an original series, since the LN itself is their own brand, and to make things even spicier, a ton of original content has been added for the anime, so basically it is not really an adaptation.

      • October 4, 2012 at 11:08 amKinny Riddle

        What Klash said.

        This is basically an “in-house” adaptation, meaning Kyo-Ani owns the royalties, the profits and everything from production to sales.

  • October 4, 2012 at 1:28 amCrunchie

    I laughed in the first station scene, there were girls in the Kamiyama High uniform from Hyouka~

    Also, recommendations for subbers? I’m unsure with my current choice~

    • October 4, 2012 at 1:51 amByakudan

      gg’s not bad…also there is URW(UTW+rori)

      • October 4, 2012 at 2:46 amCrunchie

        I picked up gg, but read a lot of complaints about them. I’ve, personally, never had a problem with them, so if they’re not that horrid, I’ll stick with them! Thanks!

    • October 4, 2012 at 11:11 amKinny Riddle

      So I was not the only one who noticed Chitanda and Houtarou’s school’s uniform making a cameo there.

      Also, Yuuta’s sister’s green sailor uniform looks exactly like Yui, Ui and Nodoka’s Junior High uniform in K-ON.

  • October 4, 2012 at 2:05 amD-LaN

    http://randomc.net/image/Chuunibyou%20Demo%20Koi%20ga%20Shitai/Chuunibyou%20Demo%20Koi%20ga%20Shitai%20-%2001%20-%20Large%2008.jpg
    OMG Houtarou wht r u doing here!??? You can’t fool me by disguising as a brown hair Chuunibyou :P

    http://randomc.net/image/Chuunibyou%20Demo%20Koi%20ga%20Shitai/Chuunibyou%20Demo%20Koi%20ga%20Shitai%20-%2001%20-%20Large%2019.jpg
    Tthis scene remimded of Another out of all anime lol. Can you say “Shining Eye”??? (Yeah I know its lame)

    http://randomc.net/image/Chuunibyou%20Demo%20Koi%20ga%20Shitai/Chuunibyou%20Demo%20Koi%20ga%20Shitai%20-%2001%20-%20Large%2025.jpg
    Is tht another bland name ver of Dr Pepper?? Its really is a drink for the intellectual person.

    Again, the quality of the animation is good. And Rikka is just so :3 And the part where Yuuta trying to get the info outta her was funny too. Btw did any1 notice tht the cupboard remain slanted lol.

    This show had found my approval to stay in my watch list.

    • October 4, 2012 at 6:58 amStilts

      I laughed at the cupboard thing. He went total apeshit there! …and they just left it as is. Sometimes just a bit of over-the-top cartoony comedy spliced into a show that otherwise eschews it for the more “realistic” is quite funny. Nice ^^

    • October 4, 2012 at 7:30 amos

      I was trying to say InB4Lelouch, but someone already posted below.

  • October 4, 2012 at 2:10 amDualash

    I liked the ending for this episode, where he decided to keep his old belongings. It makes me think in a way that as a kid, we would imagine these crazy scenarios where we’re something else, and even though we can feel a little embarrassed about it, it still makes our past, who we are, and in a way, those were some of the best times in our childhood, to dream big and act out like heros in our imaginative world.

  • October 4, 2012 at 2:24 amZackie

    FukuJun? No wonder I kept getting Lelouch vibes throughout the episode..

    • October 4, 2012 at 3:43 amWaka

      only “vibes”, any competent code geass fan would recognize his voice within seconds of hearing it

      • October 4, 2012 at 4:26 amJHN

        True.

    • October 4, 2012 at 8:51 amc2710

      Some instances it was Lulu.. Other instance was Aoi Toori

  • October 4, 2012 at 2:45 ammegalith

    A very entertaining episode and top it off it was handled by Animation Do team. They’re the same team who handled Hyouka ep 21. This ep was very lively and playful. I really enjoyed it. Had a lot of laughs and some involuntary pauses due to pure embarrassment. Seriously this really helped a lot for making things more enjoyable. Well of course Rika was a really entertaining character in this ep. I really like her antics which I find very hilarious in the 2nd lite episode.

    The OP wasn’t my cup of tea at first but what the hell… Ishihara likes to do things either catchy as hell and/or highly repulsive. I’m actually addicted to it now.

    The ED on the other hand no complaints about that. As expected from Naoko Yamada for the ED’s concept.

    Looking forward for the next ep.

    • October 4, 2012 at 9:40 ammegalith

      Anyway just a little bit of trivia for what Rikka was doing to the vending machine.

      • October 4, 2012 at 10:58 amKinny Riddle

        I must be feeling really old that I actually get her Konami Code reference before you even posted your post.

      • October 4, 2012 at 11:14 ammegalith

        I wonder who inside KyoAni is that much of a hardcore gamer to even make these references.

        Nichijou had SF4 reference. Haruhi-chan had twin bee reference plus the club room shelf was stacked with various consoles.

        If this was really in the light novel then that changes everything.

  • October 4, 2012 at 2:46 amewok40k

    MUST… RESIST… ANOTHER TEENAGE ROMANCE…

    • October 4, 2012 at 7:43 amStilts

      Give in! GIVE IN TO THE TYRANT’S TRUE EYE OF TRUTHY TRUTH!!!

      • October 4, 2012 at 8:52 amc2710

        Yes ewok… The Force of the Eye is strong

        You know you want it. It’s your destiny

      • October 4, 2012 at 2:23 pmShadow74

        Rather the supreme golden geass commands you lol XD.
        Stilts is good to have you blogging this series, I have the laughs of the season XD

  • October 4, 2012 at 2:48 amUkiyaSeed

    That feel one of Maaya Uchida’s previous roles has something to do with delusions and her being a magical girl in an anime that we only see its opening sequence.

    tl;dr I seriously miss watching Akibaranger but I am glad that Maaya Uchida is getting more recognition. :D

  • October 4, 2012 at 2:48 amTingster013

    This is funny, on my list definitely. So this will turn out to be harem or just a few girls wooing the same guy?

    • October 5, 2012 at 7:27 pmsolarasreign

      The harem is strong in this one. It may very well be a harem series considering that is following that cliche rule, if the main character is a guy he must be surrounded by babes at all times. So far yes.

  • October 4, 2012 at 3:19 amlou

    hei..there is houtarou…where is eru, satoshi and mayaka…bring entire cast of hyouka here..i want to see them and their delusion

    ehem…yuuta became dark flame master…hiei?..sorry but you need to go to hell and defeat dark dragon

    is it me or the rikka look like just the MC from another…with the power of “geass”

  • October 4, 2012 at 3:22 amkingofconquerors

    This is too good…the moe-ness was more overwhelming that i thought it would…

    this can turn into a harem…which is something i don’t mind…

  • October 4, 2012 at 3:40 amKinny Riddle

    As a fairly recent Japanese pop-cultural term, “Chuunibyou” (or “eighth-grade disease”, as it seems to inflight 14-year-old bratty teenagers in eighth-grade who think they’re the centre of the universe with supernatural powers) is almost impossible to translate, so perhaps it’s just as well UTW subs kept the term intact.

    To put it simply: Just think Kuroneko from OreImo, Kobato from Haganai, or your annoying Narutard neighbour who thinks he’s the next Hokage because he happens to know Bankai – that’s “Chuunibyou” for you.

    Rikka’s gothic supernatural delusions makes her more or less similar to Kuroneko, but she’s like 100 times more adorable. I’ve not seen Sanka Rea before, but I do hear Uchida Maaya won lots of praise as that series’ title character, so I shall be looking forward to her performance here.

    Yuuta as the ex-Chuunibyou acts as the perfect foil for Rikka, Fukuyama Jun is no stranger to doing “straight man” characters, just as he is used to doing “cool” characters like “Dark Flame Master” (think Zero from Code Geass).

    Kyo-Ani veteran Fukuhara Kaori (Tsukasa from Lucky Star) and “Forever-17″ Inoue Kikuko (Sanae from Clannad) returns to voice Yuuta’s sis and homeroom teacher respectively.

    Ever since voicing Keiichi in Higurashi and Tomoki in SoraOto, veteran seiyuu Hoshi Souichirou has now made the transition from voicing boyish hunks piloting Gundams into ikemens with a shamelessly perverted-slant, which his character Isshiki Makoto here seems to be emanating vibes of.

    This show would be Kyoto Animation’s first “in-house” adaptation, as the publishing house that published the original novels KA Esuma, is owned by Kyo-Ani themselves. (KA being short for Kyoto Animation and Esuma meaning something like “exhume”, “discover” in Italian)

    Adapting something in-house means Kyo-Ani gets to net all the profits made from DVD sales for themselves rather than having to pay royalties to outside copyright holders. Though only time will tell if this will become a trend, as Kyo-Ani does have a healthy working relationship with Kadokawa, where they’ve adapted Haruhi, Lucky Star and Hyouka from, but it makes sense to not rely on Kadokawa too much.

    PS Speaking of Hyouka, can the RC writers please wrap up this most excellent Kyo-Ani series soon?

    PPS Hyouka novel translation is back in business at:
    http://www.baka-tsuki.org/project/index.php?title=Hyouka

  • October 4, 2012 at 3:56 ammac65

    I immediately thought of “Another“.

    A very strong first episode, great colouring, snappy animation and great main character introductions.
    Already, he shows his true character by thinking about her and taking care of her (eye in the nurse’s office).

    How many of us remember being drawn to someone we’re supposed to like (because we think it defines
    our normality) but have found ourselves quietly and deeply attracted to another (no pun intended), and
    didn’t realize it, or want to admit it to ourselves. I think that’s the setup here.

    I’m looking forward to see how this plays out.

    Two strong Romantic Comedy starts this season (“Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun” the other so far) – just
    waiting for “Perfect Order” to get rolling and I’m set!

    • October 4, 2012 at 8:58 amStilts

      Humans are so dishonest sometimes. That makes it extra delightful (at least, when it’s done well, and when it’s not you) when they realize their folly and go with the “wrong” (but right for them, oh so right for them) girl or guy in the end. I look forward to it : )

      • October 4, 2012 at 7:52 pmdeathtogenericshows

        You know, it’s been a while any show being covered by Stilts has been pure hell for me. They just don’t agree with me at all. Ever since the end of High School DxD (and maybe a little bit of Ano Natsu), it’s ALL been pure torture/reasons to question existence of ___(insert whatever here).

        …Anyway I thought this show had some potentials, but then got old real fast. As I don’t care for moe thing, it’s better to be funny for me to willfully ignore that, but no… Well it did have some mildly funny moments and I did like this shameless antics of the Misaki Mei character, so I will give it 3-episode trial.

  • October 4, 2012 at 4:15 amsubject71

    so damn cute…

  • October 4, 2012 at 4:27 amKevin Yamagata

    • October 4, 2012 at 5:35 amD-LaN

      Reminds me of the good ol’ fun times on RC IRC. Stereoman and Zanibas loves to do it in IRC.

      • October 4, 2012 at 10:20 amD-LaN

        Oops wrong reply. Derp me.

        Lol @ her cowboy rope hair.

    • October 4, 2012 at 5:51 amSpinarakk

      Anyone else reminded of D-FRAGS?

  • October 4, 2012 at 4:43 amJ-Luke

    Yep, seizures guaranteed…
    Rikka looks a bit like they mixed Hirasawa Yui’s personality with Misaki Mei’s appearance.

    Also:
    http://randomc.net/image/Chuunibyou%20Demo%20Koi%20ga%20Shitai/Chuunibyou%20Demo%20Koi%20ga%20Shitai%20-%2001%20-%20Large%2028.jpg
    This scene is perfect GIF-material…

  • October 4, 2012 at 4:47 am†Croos†

    I was planning to do an Unlimited Gif works but the ORGANIZATION stop me from making and stole my time. I need to Divined Grace like ability to be able to move 10x the fold of a regular Homo sapiens.

    • October 6, 2012 at 11:13 pmThe Moondoggie

      You can do it Croos! *All my encouragement* XD

  • October 4, 2012 at 4:54 amPassingThrough

    This show makes me feel nostalgic. I used to be a chuunibyou too: I once pointed my index finger at a tree, trying to make it burn. By the power of sheer coincidence, a thunder struck it down that very night. I stopped being delusional since then.

    This is another (rare) romcom-harem anime I would enjoy. No overly explicit fanservice, no impossibly clueless protagonist, and more importantly, no forced relationship building. This fall is gonna be fun.

    • October 4, 2012 at 9:00 amStilts

      Coincidence? Sounds like it just took longer than you expected!

  • October 4, 2012 at 5:25 amP Ko

    http://randomc.net/image/Chuunibyou%20Demo%20Koi%20ga%20Shitai/Chuunibyou%20Demo%20Koi%20ga%20Shitai%20-%2001%20-%20Large%2002.jpg

    If a cute girl ever asks me if I want to see her panties you damn well know what my answer would be.

    • October 4, 2012 at 9:02 amStilts

      “I-I think we should date first. I mean, I only just met you!”

      True gentlemen always get the girl in the end!

      (Disclaimer: you should not take love advice from an anime blogger. It rarely ends well.)

      • October 4, 2012 at 3:42 pmmac65

        Ya know, gatta love the Japanese sense of fair-play and humor in those opening minutes.
        I mean, was she talking about her eye under the patch? Or was it a comment to her audience…?

        But there were two things that struck me the most (and there are those who should turn in
        their Ecchi cards who didn’t pick up on this): 1st, her handled an intimate part of her body
        already – her feet! Think about it (everyone nods Animely approvingly). Massage a cute
        girl’s feet to open her heart.

        Second, that was some quality animation for those few seconds as she slipped her delicate, tiny
        feet into his hands – no accident there. I’m not a foot-person, but the attention paid and the
        detailed rendering in that brief sequence, very well done.

        I’m looking forward to more of these things – of course there’ll be the usual cliché things,
        but I’m really expecting a fun watch with some novelty like this.

    • October 5, 2012 at 9:45 ambertman4

      Is it ironic that screen shot has a warning about unauthorized use on the internet when we all clearly used the internet to watch the show?

      • October 5, 2012 at 9:53 amStilts

        I don’t think that’s ironic, but it’s definitely funny! XD

      • October 5, 2012 at 10:22 amZen

        As of Oct 1st, the downloading of music/video content became a felony offense in Japan punishable by jail time and/or (large) fines- so I expected some of this season’s new shows to begin including copyright warnings- these laws are pretty draconian if you ask me, makes SOPA/PIPA look like cotton candy and rainbows…

      • October 5, 2012 at 10:24 amZen

        (downloading) as in unauthorized downloading…

      • October 5, 2012 at 8:22 pmmac65

        I use wabbit ears.

  • October 4, 2012 at 5:34 amskylion

    Very charming episode. I would have liked to have seen at least one more display of Rikka being “normal” as it would have sold me more on her character. Perhaps they are saving more of her less derpy moments for later.

    As for the “seizure” inducing OP? I’ve suffered from absence seizures for the past ten years and the OP did nothing to me; thou I cannot speak for any one else. Confusing might be the best word for it.

    • October 4, 2012 at 5:42 amIsabel

      It gave me a terrible headache, and I’m not prone to seizures at all. Something about the too quick flashing of colors and trying to pay attention to the movement (plus the subtitles) on the screen. Definitely going to be skipping the OP from here on out.

  • October 4, 2012 at 5:40 ampivep

    so let it get all set yea this person yuuta now go high school trying to take it normal & hid from so called “embarrassed” as a cos-LARP (mix of cosplay & LARPing)?

    til meet girl with so called “evil eye” yet things she do is like so um “magical” doing?

    ok then yea stick to see what else to expect if yuuta plan do a “you know the anime he did with evil eye” yea we get it.

  • October 4, 2012 at 6:11 amunknown2

    Seizure Inducing Animes OPs

    1) Fractale
    2) Steins; Gate
    3)Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai

    • October 4, 2012 at 11:48 amskylion

      Nope. Prone to seizures. Watched all you mentioned. No seizures here.

      • October 4, 2012 at 2:28 pmunknown2

        Well thank god you didnt! Or it would be my fault lol

      • October 4, 2012 at 2:35 pmStilts

        Oh my gods, you killed skylion! You–oh, no, wait. He’s okay. Carry on

  • October 4, 2012 at 6:15 am†Croos†

    I’ll be honest here.
    I love the Chuunibyo OP music but I hate the 1/2 animation part of it. It hurts my eyes like hell due to the change of display at fast rate but half the op wasn’t bad after it slowed down.

    • October 4, 2012 at 6:38 am†Croos†

      Oh yeah guys if you guys haven’t discovered the Lite version of Chuunibyo,
      1 and 2 are already out.
      Lite version contaions a differen’t OP, one skit, and a KAwAII ending.
      P.S.: its raw by the way.

  • October 4, 2012 at 6:40 amCybersteel

    Pretty epic in itself there with the plot revolving pretending to be some sort of “chosen one” we usually see in anime. Enjoyed it very much especially FukuJun in a Slice of life genre as a human being.

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    • October 4, 2012 at 10:04 amdestinyflower

      4th one is my favorite.

  • October 4, 2012 at 6:48 amTheFallen

    looks like little buster will have a tough competitor… should this continue, little busters will have to run for its money.

    • October 4, 2012 at 6:51 amCybersteel

      Little Busters! is in a different genre though. Quite similar but different enough to distinguish from this show.

  • October 4, 2012 at 6:54 amDelezie

    I have to admit this series caught me off guard. The opening in my opinion was really catchy and fascinating as well as the ending. As for the episode itself it’s a unique story lol, I laughed at the 8th grader syndrome and all of it’s antics. I’m definitely going to continue watching this and I can’t wait for more honestly, this is really good show.

  • October 4, 2012 at 7:09 amTopboy

    I expect nothing from this anime but It’s so good that It’s fill in my must-watch for this season.
    (SAO Tonari ML:TE Tonari Hayate Chu2 K OniAi JoJo LB SnI2 C:B)

  • October 4, 2012 at 7:26 amAnanas

    So… forced moe is a free pass for delivering dull stories filled with irrelevant lines and autistic characters.

    It was fun for the 20 seconds of eyepatch abuse though.

    Good thing is, it can only get better.

  • October 4, 2012 at 7:32 amRoguespirit

    This was the show I was lookig forward too the most this season. Yes I also got a headache from the op though I was kinda hoping for the same one as the special episode. I really like that song but of course I realized from watching the special that it doesn’t really fit the show.
    When Yuuta took Rikka’s feet and placed them on the balcony I was expecting a gag. For some reason that scene really stands out for me. Also nice to see the male lead take charge for a change instead of being the whipping boy for the female lead.
    Also I had great another vibes from this like many others here. “Would you like to see what’s under my eyepatch?” I’m really looking forward to the rest of this anime. Kyo ani’s rep is still going strong with this show. The force is strong with it.

  • October 4, 2012 at 8:43 amKiritard

    girl whose imagination gets away from her

    Haruhi?

  • October 4, 2012 at 9:15 amKinny Riddle

    Seeing how Rikka lives alone with an elder sister who’s rarely at home, she kinds of reminds me of Kirino in OreImo instead of Kuroneko, only in terms of their motives for becoming a Chuunibyou otaku.

    While not exactly a spoiler, it’s not hard to guess that Kirino feels jealous and lonely that her brother is often spending time with his childhood friend, and so escapes into the world of anime and manga, particularly sis-con eroges, where she can be “surrogate big brother” to the “little sisters” to fill her brother complex gap prior to the series beginning.

    Similarly, Rikka, unable to hang out with her sister due to her busy work schedule, found refuge in this other world where she can build her new “identity” (as alluded to in the ED title and lyrics). To deny her “Chuunibyou” is to deny her of her existence, which is why she seemed visibly upset when she heard Yuuta was planning to throw his Dark Flame Master sword as “trash”, and tried her best to dissuade him from doing so.

    Of course, I may be over analyzing here from only one episode of character interactions. So please take this with a pinch of salt.

    • October 4, 2012 at 10:00 amCybersteel

      I’m pretty sure those gear he kept were expensive. He should definitely not throw then away, waste of hard-earned money.

  • October 4, 2012 at 10:24 amHalfDemonInuyasha

    Searched about and I’m surprised no one mentioned Rikka inputting the Konami Code into the machine XD (Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left Right, B, A!).

    • October 4, 2012 at 11:38 amStilts

      Yeah, I forgot to mention that >_< My nerd cred, it is in jeopardy!

  • October 4, 2012 at 10:28 amDaek Flame Master

    Expect: Hyouka-level animation
    Got:
    >OP is mess, you can´t understand anything
    >Dat bluriness everywhere
    >Engrish

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    the other characters were much more interesting than eye-patch-chan.

    Pig-chan>*

  • October 4, 2012 at 11:50 amxRichard

    When I was 11/12, bored as hell in a Local History class, I absentmindedly performed a DBZ movement with my hands. Teacher saw me and stopped giving class and asked. “That was a Kamehameha right?”.

    That’s when my delusions died.

    • October 4, 2012 at 12:06 pmCybersteel

      Some of us will probably never grow out of it like this guy.

    • October 4, 2012 at 11:06 pmmegalith

      I know that feel…

      This horrible horrible feel…. The awkwardness when someone walks into the room when you’re bored and sees doing this. Still sends chills down my spine.

  • October 4, 2012 at 11:56 amSuppa Tenko

    This show is soooo me. I still get this feeling in college and slam my head against the wall like the MC whenever I remember something like that… I still feel like I have 8th grader syndrome.

  • October 4, 2012 at 1:19 pmStereoman

    Spin dat chair! \o/

    • October 4, 2012 at 2:14 pmStilts

      *spins Stereoman’s chair*

      Tell me everything you know!

      • October 4, 2012 at 10:01 pmXziled

        omg i just pictured kumagawa spinning natsu around on a chair thanks to your avatar pictures XD

  • October 4, 2012 at 1:30 pmBaLdUrIaN

    Reminded me a bit of Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko, but funnier and with better animation. It seems a great Fall season.

  • October 4, 2012 at 1:58 pmKuroyukihime

    why no download of OP/ED?

    • October 4, 2012 at 2:17 pmStilts

      To quote myself:

      Note: see the Announcements to the side for why there are no videos.

      To quote said announcement (i.e. Divine):

      10/03: Streaming clips have been removed from the site to make it more compliant with fair use. Thank you for your understanding.

      Hope that clears everything up.

  • October 4, 2012 at 4:12 pmtrunkmonkey

    Rikka is exactly the right girl for me. Cute as a button and crazy as a lark

    • October 4, 2012 at 4:20 pmStilts

      In the words of a wise man:

      “She is mai waifu. I will fight you!” –Stilts

      *raises his fists* Bring it.

      (Note: I’m joking, of course. Maybe. *eyes narrow*)

      • October 5, 2012 at 3:23 pmtrunkmonkey

        Put’em up!!! pop..pop

        lmao

  • October 4, 2012 at 4:19 pmmellisa

    chitanda proved that just because you are an airhead doesn’t mean you’re stupid, i hope the same of rikka (big chitanda fan)

  • October 4, 2012 at 4:28 pmPrimeHector

    It does give vibes of denpa onna. Shinka Nibutani reminds me of Ryūko Mifune in looks. Everyone thinks Mei from Another when looking at rikka but I get Chihiro Shindo from ef vibe.

  • October 4, 2012 at 4:29 pmelmaton04

    Now that was a great first episode. The character interactions was simply amazing.

  • October 4, 2012 at 5:01 pmboingman

    There was some cute, but there were unfortunately also some scenes where her delusions annoyed me. So far I have a hard time imagining him seeing her as more than some lonely girl who needs help. Kobato is different and feels more adorable to me, since shes only the small sister, while Rikka is supposed to be the main love interest.
    I’ll watch more, but I fear that series is not meant for me.

  • October 5, 2012 at 1:57 amLightnDark

    DAT FINGER TWIRLING in the OP!!! Death by moe.

  • October 5, 2012 at 3:44 amPasserby

    Wow, my inner child was really tickled there. I did go through a phase where I dreamed about having a much more important part in the universe. In such a big and suffocating society (especially true for Japan, I’d imagine) I don’t think it’s unusual for kids to yearn for something more (interesting?) out of life. I don’t think it’s simply a matter of runaway imagination or childish naivete–to quote Kyon, from a thematically similar series, I’ve never believed in Santa Claus–but a way teenagers cope with a world that’s feeding them so many ideas when they themselves do not have many ways to feed any back.

    Summary: Like Rikka, I also wore an eyepatch through my younger years (though not by choice. And hell yeah my eye had special powers.

  • October 5, 2012 at 5:32 amskylion

    Mei from Another was drawn with straight lines, posture forever stiff. Rikka, by contrast is drawn with anything but straight lines. Eyepatches and hair-do’s do not a comparison, make.

  • October 5, 2012 at 6:25 amJeroz

    Not zanny nor snappy enough to make this interesting, even Yuru Yuri first ep is way funnier than this.

  • October 5, 2012 at 11:19 amnero9112

    I have terrible vision but I make up for it with great reflexes so the OP didn’t bother me. Also the intro reminded me a tiny bit of Arrested Development. I don’t know why.

  • October 5, 2012 at 2:15 pmMukyuu

    Just watched the ep. Rikka is definitely going to be my moe source of the season.

    I wish I was warned on the op though, I liked it, but man was I not prepared. Such a head-ache 1st time. I literally had to pause the ep and take a short break before continuing lol.

  • October 5, 2012 at 7:45 pmknightia

    funny episode and the animation is still spectacular! ><

  • October 5, 2012 at 8:17 pmgrey

    i legitimately had this phase in grade six/seven lol oh god i feel ya bro

  • October 5, 2012 at 9:35 pmNoSicko

    This episode was very entertaining.

    By the way, was that girl holding a Antikythera mechanism? (Look it up)

  • October 6, 2012 at 4:51 amstardf29

    KyoAni character scores:
    +2 adorable little sisters
    +1 awesome mother

  • October 6, 2012 at 9:36 pmThe Moondoggie

    Now this is a nice show. The episode was very funny, what’s with all that 8th grade syndrome. I can relate to that: when I was in my freshman year, I’d make believe that I was a planeswalker who’s power is on par with the Nine Titans when I join a private casual competition. Lots of melodrama. I get embarrassed when I talk about it, but I can laugh it off now.

    Not Togashi though(Jun Fukuyama FTW!) Looks like his hit him hard pretty bad, LOL.

    Oh well, let me enjoy this series more. Love the cuteness of it. Some parts are a bit embarrassing to watch. But it was fun nonetheless.

  • October 9, 2012 at 12:33 pmSalbazier

    I feel sooo many weird and familar vibes from this…

  • December 1, 2012 at 5:44 amDDNB

    Hetero-chromatic eyes are my kink…