Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai!

Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai![1] (中二病でも恋がしたい!) is a TV anime franchise and light novel adaptation produced by Kyoto Animation with Ishihara Tatsuya (石原立也) as director.

The main characters in the story are dealing with “chuunibyou” or “middle-school second-year disease”, the delusional phase where teenagers believe they have special backgrounds and powers such as those of anime or manga characters. The official English title is "Love, Chuunibyo & Other Delusions". Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! aired from October 4 to December 19, 2012, and also received a second adaption under the title of Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren, titled in English as "Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! -Heart Throb-". It also received a movie, titled Takanashi Rikka Kai ~Gekijou-ban Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai!~ ("Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions the Movie: Rikka Takanashi Revision" in English), and several mini-episodes streamed on Youtube. A second movie adaption titled Chuunibyou Demo Koi Ga Shitai Movie -Take On Me- (映画 中二病でも恋がしたい! -Take On Me-;? "Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions the Movie: Take on Me"), was released on January 6th, 2018, continuing the story as it left off at the end of the second season. Both the TV shows and the film Takanashi Rikka Kai ~Gekijou-ban Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai!~  can be found on Netflix.


Comedy, drama, romance, science fiction, action


School, delusions, mecha

Theme Songs


Season 1

  • "Kimi He" by ZAQ (ONA)

Season 2

  • "Voice" by ZAQ


Season 1

  • "INSIDE IDENTITY" by Maaya Uchida, Chinatsu Anasaki, Azumi Asakura and Sumire Uesaka (a.k.a. Black Raison D'etre)
  • "Shikkoku ni Odoru Haou Bushi" by ZAQ (ONA)

Season 2

  • "Van!shment Th!s World" by Black Raison d'être
  • Shin'en ni Mau Senritsu Shanikusai" (深淵に舞う戦慄謝肉祭 A Hair-Raising Carnival Dancing in the Abyss) by ZAQ (ONA)
Black Raison D'etre
INSIDE Identity






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