Chuunibyo means eight grader syndrome which is kind of when we all think we harbour magical powers. Yeah, basically the delusional thinking of kids. Chuunibyo, the show, is about a boy, Togashi Yuuta who wants to live a normal high school life after leaving his past behind him. Don’t get me wrong, he doesn’t have a dark past (wait, it IS dark) like his parents died or something. He used to think he was the Dark Flame Master and that kind of thing. It’s really hilarious really. If you watch episode 3 of the Lite series you’d laugh your entire butt off rolling on the floor until you die (also known as roflmfaouid). He meets a girl, Takanashi Rikka, who is still in her delusional world and keeps leeching onto him. She forces him to create a club with her and that’s their group of friends. Then he learns more about her past, and drama.
Chuunibyo is really really really funny. I really couldn’t stop laughing at all of Rikka’s antics. She calls her sister the Priestess, Dekomori (her junior high friend, meaning Dekomori is in junior high) her servant, and Yuuta the dark flame master. It’s really cute ‘cuz all the ‘otherworldly’ stuff she says is in English so you actually hear them say Dark Flame Master with all the added syllables behind haha. Rikka’s always like that, saying she’s the wielder of the wicked eye and acting like it affects her occasionally; it’s so funny!!
The show starts off with Yuuta clearing his stuff out. The stuff I speak of are his Dark Flame Master items; his sword, coat, notebook etc. All this reminds him of his embarrassing time in junior high where he isolated himself from his classmates, always going on about his Dark Flame magic. Apparently, during the self introduction, he actually said he was the DFM (laziness kicking in~) and that the bandages on his arm should never be removed as they conceal his Dark Flame Dragon. You know this ‘cute guy’ picture you see sometimes?
That was Yuuta. And his pose during his self introduction. He also used to be really forward when it came to confessing because what happened was that he sent a girl a message about some dark flame thingy and ended off with ‘Love you forever’ and his ‘mysterious’ smirk HAHA. It was extremely funny ‘cuz Yuuta proceeded to bang his head against everything to try and forget those dark memories (I’m so punny gwahahahahahaha). Okay, so once Yuuta entered his class, he went to the balcony to chill out and hope he doesnt come across as a weirdo this time. Then he suddenly remembered his (dark) past and said ‘Vanish into the flames of darkness!’ in a childish attempt to erase those memories. Turns out Rikka saw all that and we all thought that was why she was so into him. Then she just clings on to him a lot, forces him to make a club with her and all (I will elaborate more on the Far Eastern Magic Nap Society of Summer later on). When they go back to her old house for summer vacation, he finds out about her father’s death which led her to her delusions. She believed she saw her dad in the ‘Ethereal Horizon’ and thus came to believe in it. Later on in the show Yuuta causes Rikka to get over her eight-grader syndrome and she became normal again. Making friends and everything. Easily the most boring part of the show. I was sad myself because I couldn’t stand seeing Rikka just throw out all her stuff and completely give up on all that. She was no longer so cute and ignorant, and I really dug her eyepatch. They became this boring predictable couple as well.. hmf.. During this period of time, Dekomori was sobbing like everyday. It made me cry too, I mean, how could you just leave your childhood like that?! 😦 Dekomori kept trying to reel her back in, even bringing tons more enchanted gems, but they all failed. The club disbanded as well. After that she left. In the train station, Yuuta and Dekomori bid goodbye to her. Oh, I forgot to mention, the two confessed to each other around that time. I can’t remember whether it was before or after she returned to normal though. Well if you wanna know, I know a solution: Watch and find out. Dekomori thought Yuuta had done something to her ‘master’ and was really upset. Anyway, back to the train station, Yuuta and Rikka had this silent conversation thing going on before the doors closed. When the train left, Dekomori started scolding Yuuta for not telling Rikka that her ethereal horizon was real. (Meaning: telling her not to abandon her eighth-grader syndorme) So he was like ‘But it ISN’T real!’ and told Dekomori she should quit it as well. Dekomori was crying a lot. But in the end, she still did. The next day she came back without pigtails and was acting completely normal. Sad, really. Kumin also changed; she started dressing and acting like Rikka. She even passed messages to Yuuta, like telling him some things that Rikka wanted to say (Tbh, I don’t even know how she knew all that. She was always sleeping…) At the train station, Rikka had promised she’d come back, but didn’t in the end. She actually moved out a while ago without Yuuta’s knowing. Yuuta realised that all this wasn’t what he actually wanted. He didn’t want to leave everything like this; like normal. So he went off to find her at her old place. The train was off-service already so Yuuta cycled like CRAZY. Halfway in the trip, somehow Kumin stopped him and passed another message which I still don’t know how she learned. That made him feel even more motivated to find Rikka. When he arrived, he convinced her to join him to find the Ethereal Horizon. So she jumped off, and they cycled off together. The other friends helped out as well because Rikka’s grandpa called the police thinking Yuuta was a thief. (Nibutani pretended that Isshiki was a molester which caught the police’s attention instead) We also got a sneak peek of Dekomori’s wealth.
I really like this show. Its like Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun but sadder. Now I’ll just briefly write about the characters…
Nibutani Shinka. I didn’t really like her at first since she seemed to be trying to get close to Yuuta for some weird reason. I thought she liked him and that annoyed me because Yuuta is Rikka’s! Later on when I realised she had chuunibyo as well and joined them all, I started liking her. She and Dekomori are soo cute together!! Teehee. OF COURSE IN A STRAIGHT WAY. Nibutani acts like the mom and Dekomori’s really cute already so yea~
Isshiki. He is your average (horny) high schooler. I didn’t hate him or anything, because I thought he was just a side character heh. He used to quite like Nibutani but later on liked Kumin. There was this part when he received a love letter but he never found out who she was because stuff happened and the sender was unable to meet him. He is quite a rash person; offering to shave his head and confessing to Kumin in front of the whole school (P.S. she was asleep so her answer is unknown). I think he and Kumin make an awesome couple even though the age part is wrong. Kumin was the one who somehow kind of boosted his confidence after he shaved his head, how cute.
The other members are Yuuta, Rikka, Dekomori, Kumin. I just don’t feel a need to write about them since my views have already been shared above. Their club was created by Rikka originally. She forced Yuuta to become vice president and herself president. Of course against his will. Anyway, while they were trying to recruit members cuz you need 5 at least to start a club, they met Kumin again who was trying to recruit members for her Nap club. (They actually met her before when trying to find a cat’s owner. Rikka pretended it was a Cerberus or something but in the end, due to her sister’s allergy to cats, Yuuta ended up keeping it) Turns out Kumin was home schooled her whole life which explains her weirdness. They offered to combine the two clubs which created the name Far Eastern Magic Nap Society. Dekomori joined when Rikka asked her to; they set up the light up magic star on the ground and made the exploding baking soda mix. Nibutani joined since she wanted to burn Dekomori’s notebook (AW MAN I forgot the name!!!) because it was something she posted on the net during her chuunibyo self. Of Summer was added to the name because of her. Isshiki joined when Nibutani did I think… He had trouble quitting the light music club though hehehehe (He joined thinking girls like musical guys then wanted to quit to be with Kumin)
Alright, I think I’ve covered my non existent list of stuff to include in my blog post. Please watch this show if you haven’t already!! I’ve dragged this post out for so long and it isn’t even funny. Sorry for lack of updates! I’ll do one more once I finish Sakurasou.
The WordPress app is so difficult to use!! I thought I already published this but apparently its still only saved as a draft -___- So what I did was just copy and paste onto a whole new post and publish it!! Time to do that for the Dangan Ronpa one too Gomenasai, please forgive me~