Funimation Adds K-ON! and Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions in U.K., Ireland on July 31
posted on by Andrew Osmond
"We're bringing Kyoto Animation's K-ON! Season 1 and 2, Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Season 1 and 2, as well as both series' movies to Funimation subscribers in the UK and Ireland this summer on July 31. You'll be able to enjoy these in both sub and dub."
All these anime were made by Kyoto Animation. The first TV season of K-ON! (right) was broadcast in 2009 and the second season (K-ON!!) in 2010. The subsequent film, K-ON! The Movie, was released in 2011. All these anime were directed by Naoko Yamada (A Silent Voice). Funimation describes K-ON! as follows:
"Join four high school girls, on a mission to save their school's music club. Arriving for her first year in high school, Yui Hirasawa (Aki Toyosaki) is eager to find a club to join. Meanwhile, drummer Ritsu Tainaka (Satomi Sato), her friend, bassist Mio Akiyama (Yōko Hikasa), and keyboard player Tsumugi Kotobuki (Minako Kotobuki) are trying to save the school's music club, which is set to close due to low numbers. After Yui joins the band playing castanets, the other members soon begin to realise they've accidentally discovered a guitar hero."
The first season of Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! (left) was broadcast in 2012, with a second season entitled Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! -Heart Throb- in 2014. There was also a compilation film, Love, Chunibyo, & Other Delusions: Rikka Takanashi Version released in 2013 and a sequel film, Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions! Take On Me in 2018. All these anime were directed by Tatsuya Ishihara. Funimation describes Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! as follows:
"Yuta has a problem. As one of the thousands of Japanese students afflicted with “chunibyo,” a state where they're so desperate to stand out that they've literally convinced themselves that they have secret knowledge and hidden powers, Yuta spent most of his middle school years living in a complete fantasy world. But that's not his major problem now, as with a lot of work and effort, he's finally managing to overcome his delusions to the point where he thinks he's ready to start high school with all his cards in order. No, his big problem is the girl he first encounters climbing on his balcony. It seems that his own efforts to rid himself of his chunibyo have attracted the attention of another sufferer, and she's decided that this makes him her soul mate."