Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions is a Japanese anime series. This series talks about a high school boy who went through an embarrassing grandiosity in life. Soon thereafter, he met friends who suffered from the same past.
This series was written by Torako and animated by Nozomi Osaka. In 2010, it won in the Kyoto Animation Award Competition for an honorable mention. In June 2011, Kyoto Animation took over the anime’s production.
The production company made a 12-episode series. It aired from October 4 until December 19, 2012, in Japan. 6 lite episodes were also made available on YouTube.
In North America, the series was released through Sentai Filmworks. In September 2013, a special animated film was made. January the next year, its second season was released called Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions -Heart Throb-.
The second season had its last episode in March 2014. Four years later, a second anime film called Love, Chunibyo, & Other Delusions! Take on Me was made.
Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions Season 3 Characters
Yuta Togashi is the main protagonist of this light novel series. Following his past delusional grandiosity, Yuta used to be alienated by others. He revered himself as the “Dark Flame Master” during his junior high days.
Rikka Takanashi is Yuta’s newfound friend in high school. She’s also his neighbor living above his place. Her delusional grandeur is about possessing a “Wicked Eye.”
Shinka Nibutani is a popular figure in Yuta’s class. She’s part of the cheerleading team and is their class representative. Despite her kindness, Shinka had a delusional history of being the best among the rest.
Kumin Tsyuri is Yuta’s upperclassman. She’s carefree and loves to sleep. She carries with her a pillow anywhere she goes.
Sanae Dekomori is a third-year upperclassman and best friend of Rikka. She has elastic, long blonde twin-tails. She suffers from delusional fantasies like Rikka.
Makoto Isshiki is Yuta’s classmate. They are seatmates and often try to analyze the girls in their class. To attract other girls, Makoto joined the Light Music Club.
Satone Shichimiya is Yuta’s junior high classmate and considers him as her best friend. However, she never had the chance of saying goodbye to him when she transferred to another school. Satone is known for her cheerful and pleasing character.
With his delusional fantasy as the “Dark Flame Master,” Yuta chose to alienate himself from others. Realizing his fantasy, he enrolled in another school to start anew. He met Rikka, a girl suffering from delusional fantasies which reminded him about his past.
He joined Rikka’s club of delusional students. Each has its delusional fantasies. This made turning points and unraveling of hidden pasts.
As the story goes, the lives of these young delusional students became more interesting.
This series started as a light novel by Torako. The characters were animated by Nozomi Osaka.
From June 2011 to December 2017, Kyoto Animation took hold of the novel’s publication. There were four volumes released under Kyoto Animation’s Esuma Bunko imprint.
The first 12 episodes aired from October 4 until December 19, 2012, in Japan. Kyoto Animation headed the production with Tatsuya Ishihara as the director. Before its release, 6 lite episodes were streamed weekly on YouTube.
It started from September 27 until November 1, 2012. 6 compilation volumes for the television series were released on December 19, 2012, until May 15, 2013. A short film was added as part of its bonus feature.
On June 19, 2013, a video animation episode was released as part of the anime’s seventh volume. Sentai Filmworks licensed the airing of the series in North America. It was streamed on Anime Network.
English subbed DVDs were released on May 27, 2014. The English dubbed versions were released the following year.
On September 14, 2013, an anime film about Rikka’s perspective was released. From January 8 to March 26, 2014, the second season was released. It was aired in Japan and had a simulcast in Crunchyroll.
On January 7, 2014, the anime was aired in New Zealand and Australia through Madman Entertainment. Early on the same year, Animax UK and Animax Asia streamed the second season. On November 7, 2017, English subbed and dubbed versions were released.
In the United Kingdom, Animatsu Entertainment licensed the airing of the anime’s second season. On January 6, 2018, a second anime film was released. It became the season finale.
Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions Season 3
For about 4 years, speculations were circling the internet for another season. Will there be a continuation of Yuta’s delusional encounters? It remains to be a mystery.
Looking back to almost a decade since it all began, Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions made history. Fans are excited to see what happens next in every chapter of Yuta’s life along with his friends. Will there be another character that could open the door for a new delusional fantasy?
That remains to be seen. So far, the gang’s fantastical escapade took us two seasons before it ended. Not to mention, the short films and movies.
Fans are still eager for more. The story behind this series depicts a typical child’s delusional state. The beauty behind the curtain is seeing the outside world.
We realize that each of us has our fantasies. This series opens our minds to various possibilities on how a high school kid would think. It breaks the boundaries of having mere anime figures.
Should there be a third season, it would be very exciting. Exploring new things and knowing what’s real is the essence of this romantic-comedy novel. As of now, there’s no mention of releasing another season from management.
However, fans are hoping for a continuation of Yuta’s discovery of other delusional states. Will we become one of these Walter Mitty characters hoping for another season? All we can do is speculate and wait.