HIDIVE to Stream Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Take on Me Anime Film
posted on by Karen Ressler
HIDIVE announced on Monday that it will stream the English-subtitled and English-dubbed versions of Kyoto Animation's Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Take on Me (Eiga Chūnibyō demo Koi ga Shitai! Take On Me) anime film on February 18 at 1:00 p.m. EST.
The stream will be available in the United States, Canada, South America, Central America, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Virgin Islands (British), Cayman Islands, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Puerto Rico, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and The Grenadines, Sint Maarten, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Virgin Islands (US), Spain, and Portugal.
Sentai Filmworks licensed the film, and partnered with the Los Angeles Anime Film Festival (LA-AFF) to screen the film during the event last September. Azoland Pictures screened the film in the United States in November. The company also planned Canadian screenings, but they were canceled.
The film, a sequel to the Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! -Heart Throb- anime, opened in Japan in January 2018 and earned 70,422,300 yen (about US$634,500) in its opening weekend to rank #6 at the box office.
Sentai Filmworks describes the story:
Graduation is getting closer and things take an unexpected turn when Toka announces she's moving to Italy and Rikka's going with her! Yuta hears about the possible move and starts wondering about the future of his relationship. His friends suggest a drastic idea: the couple should elope! It sets the stage for one of the wildest trips through Japan as this chunibyo couple carries out their escape plan.
Torako is credited with the film's original work. Tatsuya Ishihara returned to direct the film at Kyoto Animation. Jukki Hanada also returned to write the script, and Kazumi Ikeda returned to design the characters. Nijine also returned to compose the music.