Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions is an anime series in the Even If (I) Am Delusional, (I) Would Like to Fall In Love! franchise
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A boy trying to move on with his life meets a girl who can't seem to escape her own fantasies.


Based on a light novel series that was originally created by Torako. The anime is animated by Kyoto Animation and directed by Tatsuya Ishihara.


The anime is being streamed to North American audiences through the Anime Network's website, and has been licensed for distribution by Sentai Filmworks.


"Chuunibyou" is loosely defined as "middle-schooler syndrome," a phase that everyone seems to go through in their middle school years where they pretend they are a superhero, eat weird new foods, or obsess over different things they find cool or interesting. Eventually, they grow out of it, and feel embarrassed every time they remember it.

As Yuuta Togashi enters high school, he remembers how obsessed he was with acting like an original anime character he named "Dark Flame Master" and decides to put that embarrassing past behind him. However, a girl who lives in the apartment directly above his and goes to the same school still has delusions of being a magical anti-hero herself, and she won't leave Yuuta alone as she includes him in her fantasies.


Rikka Takanashi is the main charcter she suffers from middle-schooler syndrome which basically makes her believe in things that don't actually exist like super powers, different worlds and magical items. She is very straight forward yet oblivious to complex feelings. She peruses Yuuta in a quest to make him believe in his ex middle-schooler syndrome that he got over a while ago. Rikka believes that he is the main hero in her world and that he will save the world and her with it.

Yuuta Togashi is also a main character and an ex patient of middle-schooler syndrome. He used to believe in things like super powers and magical items, but now he is in a new school and has chosen to take a new path. He wants to be normal have lots of friends and hopefully no one will ever know about his former self. Yuuta rejects his inner self and promotes his new self. he considers Rikka to be a friend even though she tends to bring out his inner self in a positive way and negative way.

Sanae Dekomori is a friend of Rikkas online that has similar interests like her. she believes in a magical world where she is a superhero. She joins Rikka at her school to help as a partner and a friend. Like Rikka she has a straight forward personality but she also is very competitive and wants to be better than Rikka and everyone else. Sanae despises anyone that doesn't believe in her world and rejects anyone that tries to show her the real world.

Makoto Isshiki has no relationship with the syndrome. he doesn't know about them former self and despite all of this still wants to be their friends. He enjoys interesting things and interesting people such as these former patients of the syndrome and easily accepts their new self not being aggressive but very friendly instead. Makoto also sticks around because he has taken a liking to the female friends especially.

Theme Songs

Opening Theme - "Sparkling Daydream" - ZAQ

OVA Opening Theme - "Kimi He" - ZAQ

Ending Theme - "INSIDE IDENTITY" - Maaya Uchida, Chinatsu Akasaki, Azami Asakura, and Sumire Uesaka

OVA Ending Theme - "Shikkoku ni Odoru Haou Bushi" - ZAQ

Series Credits
Person Name Episode Count
Jukki Hanada
Tatsuya Ishihara

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Original US Poster Art

General Information Edit
Name Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions
Name: 中二病でも恋がしたい!
Romaji: Chūnibyō Demo Koi ga Shitai!
Publisher Sentai Filmworks
Start Year 2012
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