With the recent release of Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! -Take On Me-, the original anime film of he anime adaptation of Torako and Nozomi Ousaka’s Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! (Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!) light novel series, the official website has released a special countdown
The countdown began 5 days before the film’s January 6 release, with each day featuring one of the series’ main characters.
- 5 Days:
- 4 Days to go:
- 3 Days left:
- 2 More days:
- 1 More day:
- Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! -Take On Me- is now out!
The main cast of the previous anime seasons will return to reprise their roles in the new film:
- Jun Fukuyama (Lelouch Lamperouge in Code Geass) returns to voice Yuuta Togashi
- 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 iDOLM@STER) who voices Kumin Tsuyuri
- Sumire Uesaka (Anastasia from The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls) who voiced Sanae Dekomori
- Juri Nagatsuma (Kanna Makino in Tamako Market) voicing Satone Shichimiya
- Eri Sendai (Kurumi Mimino in Precure) as Touka Takanashi
The production staff from the previous anime will also return to handle the upcoming movie:
- Director:Tatsuya Ishihara (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Hibike! Euphonium)
- Scriptwriter: Jukki Hanada (Love Live! Sunshine!!, Kyoukai no Kanata)
- Anime Character Designer: Kazumi Ikeda (Musaigen no Phantom World, Clannad)
- Art Director: Mutsuo Shinohara (Hibike! Euphonium, Koe no Katachi)
- Color Key Artist: Akiyo Takeda (Hyouka, Nichijou)
- Director of Photography: Akihiro Ura (K-ON!, Free!)
- Music Composer: Nijine (Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu, D-Frag!)
- Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka (Koe no Katachi, Hibike! Euphonium)
- Animation Studio: Kyoto Animation (Koe no Katachi, Hibike! Euphonium)
Japanese pop singer ZAQ performs the main theme song of the film, who also performed the Opening theme song to the anime’s second season: VOICE.
Here is the revealed synopsis of the film from Anime News Network:
In the film, Rikka is now a third-year student, but she still has “Chuunibyou” syndrome. University entrance exams loom on the horizon, and it’s spring break, and Yūta and Rikka are together as usual. One day, Rikka’s older sister Touka declares that she’s going to take Rikka to Italy with her, as Touka is moving to Italy for work and she thinks they should move together as a family. Yuuta understands Touka’s opinion, but thinks that at this rate he and Rikka will be separated. Shinka and the other members suggest that Yūta and Rikka should “elope,” and thus sets the stage for Yuuta and Rikka’s travels throughout Japan in their escape drama.
To prepare fans for the upcoming film, Kyoto Animation has released a video recapping the events of the two seasons, Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! and Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren:
Here is the announcement promotional video for the film:
Promotional Video 3:
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.
The Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! anime sequel film, titled Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Take On Me, is currently out in theatres across Japan. Details about possible international releases, and home media information, will be revealed at a later date.
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