Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Gets New Anime Film on January 6
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Kyoto Animation revealed on Friday that it is producing an all-new film for the Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! (Chūnibyō demo Koi ga Shitai!) franchise titled Eiga Chūnibyō demo Koi ga Shitai! Take On Me (Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! the Movie: Take On Me). The film will open on January 6. Kyoto Animation also began streaming a teaser video for the film on Friday.
Advanced tickets go on sale on June 17, and those who purchase the tickets will receive one of four clear files.
In the film, Rikka is now a third-year student, but she still has "chunibyo" 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 Tōka declares that she's going to take Rikka to Italy with her, as Tōka is moving to Italy for work and she thinks they should move together as a family. Yūta understands Tōka'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 Yūta and Rikka's travels throughout Japan in their escape drama.
Torako is credited with the film's original work. Tatsuya Ishihara is returning to direct the film at Kyoto Animation. Jukki Hanada is also returning to write the script, and Kazumi Ikeda is returning to design the characters. Nijine is also returning to compose the music. Shochiku is distributing the film.
Other staff members include:
- Art Director: Mutsuo Shinohara
- Color Key: Akiyo Takeda
- Editing: Hiroyuki Takahashi
- Director of Photography: Akihiro Ura
- 3DCG: Rin Yamamoto
- Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka
ZAQ is performing the film's theme song. The film's returning cast includes:
- Jun Fukuyama as Yūta Togashi
- Maaya Uchida as Rikka Takanashi
- Chinatsu Akasaki as Shinka Nibutani
- Azumi Asakura as Kumin Tsuyuri
- Sumire Uesaka as Sanae Dekomori
Sentai Filmworks describes the original anime series:
Yuta has a problem. First, Rikka has told him that they're officially dating, but she's… a little bit delusional. There's also the fact that he used to be a little delusional himself, one of the thousands of Japanese students afflicted with “Chunibyo”, so desperate to stand out that they've literally convinced themselves that they have secret knowledge and hidden powers. Unfortunately, that's not the main part of Yuta's problem. No, the REAL problem is that, even though HE's no longer delusional, and Rikka MIGHT have been getting better, his OTHER female “friend,” Satone, his one true soul mate back when he was a chuuni, has ripped back into his life and she's still epically and truly NUTS! How bad? Let's just say that she prefers the name Sophia Ring SP Saturn VII; that she's NOT happy that her partner in Chunibyo has cut her off; and that she'll joyfully tear Yuta's real world to pieces in order to get him back in her imaginary one! “Crazy in love” gets a whole new meaning as three fantasy worlds collide in Chūnibyō demo Koi ga Shitai!
The 12-episode Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! television anime series premiered in Japan in October 2012. The Love, Chunibyo, & Other Delusions: Rikka Takanashi Version anime film then opened in Japan in September 2013, followed by the 12-episode sequel television series Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! -Heart Throb-, which premiered in Japan in January 2014.
The franchise also inspired the Chūnibyō demo Koi ga Shitai! Lite and Chūnibyō demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren Lite net anime series, as well as the Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions: Depth of Field - Love and Hate Theater OVA.
Sentai Filmworks released the Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! and Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! -Heart Throb- television anime series on home video, as well as the Chūnibyō demo Koi ga Shitai! Lite anime shorts. The company also announced in March that it will release the Love, Chunibyo, & Other Delusions: Rikka Takanashi Version film.
Source: MoCa News