This anime was a gigantic troll. This is the best way to describe this anime for me, a gigantic troll. It lets you believe something’s happening, but nothing is progressing; it makes you think there is actual character development and a progressing story, turns out, pretty much nothing goes anywhere, or does something and then reverts the change it’s made. It makes me sad to see an anime with some interesting moments fall into classic traps of storytelling. BUT, this anime does have one thing it succeeds at completely: being cute, moe and basically adorable.
This anime is basically VERY similar to these kinds of scenes from the same studio: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRFO4v3LLVk&list=PLAE322435146C4CA7
If you like moe, there is nothing better than Kyoto Animations to satisfy your needs. If you’re looking for a coherent story however, this is hardly recommendable. At first Chuunibyou Demo Koi Ga Shitai seems like it adopts a very fun and light hearted episodic genre, halfway through it decides to suddenly start to have an actual continuous and includes some drama, this fact would be an upgrade if it had done it correctly. Sadly it doesn’t; it ruins a huge part of the actual suspense and established drama by cutting it with moe scenes or general unnecessary jokes. And that’s one of the main problems of the show, it lacks the seriousness to pull off the drama it inserts in the show and generally feels too childish to actually complete itself with a serious story. Ironically, for a show which tries to deal with someone who is too childish, and focuses on this fact for good part of the story, it feels itself pretty childish. This show is hard for me to recommend, since it wasn’t great but one thing’s for sure, it’s fun, Chuunibyou Demo Koi Ga Shitai was entertaining and VERY easy to watch; it will put a smile on your face and make you laugh occasionally. Finally, the ending was somewhat of a disappointment to me, simply put, they backtracked in my opinion, and could have done a much better job than what they did, as they mainly tried to appeal to the fanbase with the possibility of a season 2 or something of the sort. This is basically a fun show, but nothing really more than that.
The characters in this anime are actually pretty addictive, since they are of Kyoto animation. As I have previously pointed out, these characters don’t have that much content or depth, but their cute personalities and actions make them indubitably lovable, making it hard to actually hate them. Still, one flaw about the characters is that they try to introduce too many of them and go in depth with almost all of their stories, so in the end don’t really know anyone apart from the main 2 characters since the others were so hastily presented. All in all, the characters were acceptable, but they could have done a better job in the overall presentation of characters, even if most of them had some character development, it just generally felt hastily done.
The art was, as expected, pretty neat and generally quite amazing. This show was fun to look at as much as it was easy to look at.
Music was actually a good part of this show, surprisingly the music aspect of this show is actually pretty neat, it wasn’t the best I’v ever seen, but was a significant positive addition to the mix. Also, the opening describes and demonstrates what the show is almost perfectly.
In the end, Chuunibyou Demo Koi Ga Shitai was an acceptable show to me, It might be magnificent for a lot of other moe lovers (such as k-on fans) but it was nothing more than a ‘’failed to impress’’ show to me. It was still a heck load of fun to watch. I’d suggest this to most K-on fans.
‘’I just thought that, maybe, everyone always has a case of something’’
‘’only because you’re shallow’’