Saturday, December 22, 2012

[Ended] Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai: Deeper Than Appears to Be

At first glance, it looks no different than a blend of extreme moe anime for the purpose of producing more moe. However, the latter half of the series made a 180 turn and painted a rather gloomy picture for rest of the story, very much like how a Key anime usually turns out.

The core of the story is the process how the main character learned to stop using illusions to escaping reality and learn to face it head on. At the same time, however, it also asks the question whether facing reality is where the answer really lies. Would we really be better off rid of chuunibyou? And who to say life isn't really just a huge chuunibyou?

Final Scoreboard:

Drama: 90 (Very well done)

Comedy: 93 (Highly enjoyable)
Action: 91 (Rather impressive for a comedy) 
Art/Animation: 90 (Moe and Action)
Sound/Music: 90 (Fun)
Character: 91 (Significant Depth)
Plot: 93 (Very well done)
Ending: 93 (Great)

Re-watch value: 60 - Maybe, though you won't get much out of it

Overall: 92 - Funny and Emotional

Recommendation: Early on, I almost dismissed it completely because I thought it's just another anime that sells moe. But the latter half of the changed my opinion completely. As for recommendation goes, I think I'd go as far as this is one of the must-watch of the season.

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