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Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Take On Me Anime Film's Trailer Previews ZAQ's Theme

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Film opens in Japan on January 6

Kyoto Animation began streaming the full trailer on Monday for Eiga Chūnibyō demo Koi ga Shitai! Take On Me (Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! the Movie: Take On Me), the upcoming film in the Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! (Chūnibyō demo Koi ga Shitai!) franchise. The video previews ZAQ's theme song "Journey."

The film will open in Japan on January 6.

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.

The film's returning cast includes:

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.

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