Opening Songs
OP 1 - Sparkling Daydream (ZAQ)

Ending Songs
ED 1 - Inside Identity (Maaya Uchida, Chinatsu Akasaki, Azumi Asakura, Sumire Uesaka)

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance,

Episodes: 12

Here's something that I've never found the time (or effort) to actually watch for a long long loooong time. Why? Because even the second season is out now, and I just finished the original not too long ago. "Love Chunibyo & Other Delusions" seems like something you'd see everyday in the common list of anime stereotypes. It talks about a group of high school kids living their lives together as friends, then slowly envelops into a one sided romance that tries to strike at your heart strings with a plentiful of emotional moments. "Love Chunibyo & Other Delusions" however, succeeds at doing so quite well, with the successful and very well done character development of the female lead. This shows how one strong character can carry an anime through, as everyone else in the anime is pretty much nothing for cannon fodder. With a strong focus on the male lead and the female lead, "Love Chunibyo & Other Delusions" makes high school romance worth watching again once more.

Looks badass, but all of this is a lie.

The opening theme is "Sparkling Daydream" by ZAQ, and its a pretty good song considering the theme of "Love Chunibyo & Other Delusions". The least I can say that it reminds us of the wonders of high school...since it has a rather upbeat tune. The star here though, is the ending theme, "Inside Identity" by the seiyuus of the many different female characters of the anime. It strangely reminds me of "K-on!" endings, which IMO, were better than the openings. "Inside Identity" is a nice rock song that'll get you up on your toes, and as an ending theme for an anime like this, I cannot ask for more.

Rating: 8.0/10

I'll keep it simple. If you like high school romance animes, you'll pretty much eat this one up without any issue, since it handles the romance part decently well. Character development is pretty meh for almost every character in the anime EXCEPT for Rikka (because Yuuta is already "well developed" from the start), but with her back story and character alone...we can sympathize with her. If you'd want to look for something else that "Love Chunibyo & Other Delusions" provides, its the fact that the anime focuses on delusions, something that we don't get to "play around" with too often. How the characters fantasize their delusional epic battles and turn a small argument into a large scale fight involving magical weapons can be rather amusing. The anime can be funny at times, though I'd say that comedy is one of its weaker points when you think about all the other good stuff that you can fish out of it.

Banishment this world!

Togashi Yuuta is once again, your very normal high school kid that just entered high school. Actually, scratch that, Yuuta isn't your normal high school kid, because of his past. Following his massive 8th grader syndrome, he fantasizes himself as the "Dark Flame Master", an imaginary avatar that he imposed on himself. Because of this, he clads his entire body in black leather, and speaks in an imposing tone worthy of a true dark lord. However, since he forgets that he is in the real world, his attitude, personality and dress code freaks out the normal people, and he has been shunned for his entire middle school life. Now in high school, he intends to set things right, and live a normal life. He has thrown his "Dark Flame Master" days behind him, and enters high school with a very normal mindset. However, a fellow freshman Takanashi Rikka approaches him on his very first day, saying that she is the wielder of the "Wicked Eye". On first sight, Yuuta knows, Rikka is affected with a very serious case of 8th grader syndrome....

"Love Chunibyo & Other Delusions" does its job right. Its a beautiful anime when it comes to terms of story, character development, and romance, but everything else is nothing more than icing on top of the cake. It could have been better, but with the way it ended, I can say that it did great. With a second season already out there, I can't wait to see what more surprises are in store, and I eagerly await to see how they continue the story.