Madman Entertainment Acquires Chūnibyō Demo Koi ga Shitai!

posted on by Jon Hayward
Australian distributor to stream new season anime on website, home release to follow in 2013.

Chūnibyō Demo Koi ga Shitai! (Regardless of My Adolescent Delusions of Grandeur, I Want a Date!) is based on the romantic comedy light novel by Torako and revolves around the concept of 'chūnibyō'. Chūnibyō refers to adolescent thoughts that teenagers commonly have, especially delusions of grandeur or the belief that one is special compared to everyone else. High School Freshman Yūta Togashi was a chūnibyō patient and upon entering high school wishes to bury that embarrassing side of himself. However his classmate Rikka Takanashi, a "current" chūnibyō patient discovers his past as a "Dark Flame Master" and forces Togashi to make a contract with her.

The series is produced by Kyoto Animation and premièred on Tokyo MX on the 4th of October. Tatsuya Ishiara (Air, Clannad, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya) is responsible for directing the series with Jukki Hanada (Rozen Maiden, Rozen Maiden) editing the scripts. Chief anime director and character designer is Kazumi Ikeda (Clannad, Kanon, K-On) with Jun Fukuyama (Grell in Black Butler, Lelouch Lamperouge in Code Geass) and Maaya Uchida (Hiroyo Hakase and Aoi Ichikawa / Z-Cune Aoi in Unofficial Sentai Akibaranger) providing the voices of Yūta Togashi and Rikka Takanashi respectively.

Madman have released a official trailer which you can watch below;

According to Madman's announcement on their website the title will receive a 2013 home release with the debut date to be announced some time in October. The announcement on their facebook page states that Chūnibyō Demo Koi ga Shitai! will start in the screening room next week. We will keep you posted as to exactly when the series starts screening.

Source: Madman Entertainment.

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