The recent Niconico livestream of the anime adaptation of Torako and Nozomi Ousaka’s Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! (Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!) has announced that the anime’s first and second season will each be getting a Blu-ray boxset this Summer.
A Blu-ray boxset of the Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! anime is being released on July 13th. It will be retailing for ¥25,000 (~ US$226.80), without tax, and includes 3 discs that contains:
- All 12 episodes of the anime
- All 6 episodes of Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Lite
- All 7 episodes of the Depth of Field Shorts
- Music video of the Opening theme song, INSIDE IDENTITY by Black Raison d’être
The boxset will also include an 84 page booklet, containing information about the characters, episodes, art and messages from staff and crew. All visual media in the set will come with Japanese subtitles only. The boxset is currently available for order across various stores in Japan and come with pre-order bonuses such as: a mouse pad, B2 poster, radio drama CD, B2 tapestry and more items yet to be revealed.
There will also be a boxset of the anime’s second season, Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren (Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions: Heart Throb), that will be releasing on August 17th, also for ¥25,000 (~ US$226.80), without tax. It will also come with an 84 page booklet and 3 discs containing:
- All 12 episodes of the anime
- All 6 episodes of Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren Lite
- All 7 Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren Specials
Additional information about the boxset’s contents and its cover will be revealed at a later date.
The livestream was held on May 28th and featured the appearances of the anime’s main cast:
- Maaya Uchida (Hiyori Iki from Noragami) who voices Rikka Takanashi
- Chinatsu Akasaki (Akira Aoi in Selector Infected WIXOSS) who voiced Shinka Nibutani
- Azumi Asakura (Yukiho Hagiwara from The [email protected]) who voices Kumin Tsuyuri
- Sumire Uesaka (Anastasia from The [email protected] Cinderella Girls) who voiced Sanae Dekomori
Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! (Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!) is an anime adaptation of the light novel series of the same name by Kyoto Animation. The light novels are written by Torako and illustrated by Nozomi Ousaka. The novels entered the Kyoto Animation Awards in 2010 and received an honourable mention award. The light novel was eventually published by Kyoto Animation in June 2011 with an anime adaptation of the series in October 2012. A film adaptation that recapped the series from Rikka Takanashi’s perspective was produced in 2013. A second season of the anime, titled Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren, was produced in 2014. Whilst being an adaptation, the series shares a similar plot of the light novels with the anime having its own story and characters.
Here is a synopsis of Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! from MAL:
Yuuta Togashi suffered from chuunibyou while he was in middle school. When he graduated, he put that dark history behind him and forgot about it… or he was supposed to. High school was smooth sailing and full of enjoyment—until the unavoidable, sad event occurs. The event that locks Yuuta into a contract with Rikka Takanashi and disrupts his desperately ordinary life.
A Blu-ray boxset of Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! and Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren will be coming out on July 13th and August 17th respectively. Both will contain all episodes of their series and specials, and will retail for ¥25,000 (~ US$226.80).
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