Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions! -Heart Throb-

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  • 2014
  • 2 Seasons

Love, Chunibyo and other Delusions! -Heart Throb- is an anime television series that debuted in Japan in January 2014. It is a romantic comedy-drama anime that centers around high school relationships, love, and the delusions that people can find themselves trapped in.

The show revolves around Yuta Togashi, a boy who has been trying hard to leave his “chunibyo” - a Japanese term for people who have extremely fanciful beliefs and fantasize about themselves as heroes, warriors or other special people - past behind him. With the help of his friends, he had managed to get over the crazy delusions he used to cherish in middle school. However, when he meets a new girl in his class, Rikka Takanashi, things take a turn.

Rikka has her own case of Chunibyo, and she's not afraid to show it. She wears an eyepatch at all times, and her interaction with the world has more than a bit of drama. For her part, Rikka sees the world as if it was some sort of magical reality, and is convinced that she has access to special powers. Yuta initially tries to avoid her, knowing that it could lead him back into the world of chunibyo that he has left behind. However, the more time he spends with Rikka, the more he feels drawn to her. Before he knows it, he has been pulled back into the world of chunibyo - this time, with Rikka as his companion.

The story of Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! -Heart Throb- takes place two years after the first season, and Yuta is now a second year high school student. Rikka also had to move on to high school, and she now attends a different school from Yuta. However, despite the distance between them, Yuta has not given up on Rikka, and he continues to try and help her grow out of her chunibyo worldview.

The story follows their relationship as they navigate the various challenges that come with first love. There are misunderstandings, awkward moments, and plenty of competing interests. However, Yuta and Rikka are determined to make their relationship work, even if it means facing their delusions head-on.

One of the most charming things about Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! -Heart Throb- is its cast of quirky characters. Along with Yuta and Rikka, there is also Dekomori Sanae, who is Rikka's best friend and another devoted follower of the chunibyo way of life. She encourages Rikka in her delusions, and the two of them form a formidable duo.

There is also Kumin Tsuyuri, a particularly sleepy girl who is always seen with a pillow in her hands, and Togashi's classmate, Shinka Nibutani, who was her arch-enemy during the first season but has since become an ally in the quest to help Rikka grow up.

What makes this series particularly appealing is its perfect combination of comedy and drama. It strikes a great balance between humor and emotion, and this makes it extremely engaging for viewers. The series excels in its ability to tackle issues of first love in a creative and fun way, while still maintaining the seriousness and intensity of the underlying themes.

The soundtrack of the series, composed by Nijine, is also a standout feature. It complements the show's fast-paced, quirky dialogue and its colourful visuals exceptionally well, giving the series a unique atmosphere.

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! -Heart Throb- is a captivating anime romance that promises to keep fans entertained from start to finish. Its well-developed, quirky cast of characters, the vibrancy of the visuals and the humor make it one of the best romantic comedy-dramas out there. This series is a must-watch for anyone who is a fan of romance, comedy or drama.

Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions! -Heart Throb- is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (24 episodes). The series first aired on February 10, 2014.

Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions! -Heart Throb-
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E 12
12. E 12
March 27, 2014
Rikka is acting strangely around Yuta, and it takes all of her courage to confess her true feelings to him.
E 11
11. E 11
March 20, 2014
Rikka is determined to find the necessary items to revive the Dark Flame Dragon, and puts herself in danger in the process.
E 10
10. E 10
March 13, 2014
Shichimiya is facing the hard fact that she's in love with someone else's boyfriend, and vows to do battle with and vanquish the enemy within once and for all. Rikka is aware of the presence of her emerging rival, but Yuta is clueless to the point of cruelty.
E 9
9. E 9
March 6, 2014
While helping Kumin's aunt run a shop by the beach, Rikka realizes that her powers are fading...and she may want them to.
E 8
8. E 8
February 27, 2014
A mysterious girl has appeared who claims to be Mori Summer. She is very keen on fervent, little disciple, Dekomori. Nibutani is outraged that anyone should have the gall to steal her fake identity, but then decides to give up and use this precious opportunity to wash her hands of her dark history and also of her annoying freshman, Dekomori.
E 7
7. E 7
February 20, 2014
Rikka and Yuta start their speical day out together in Kagoshima, only to run into a certain crazy magical devil girl who has become stranded without her bag.
E 6
6. E 6
February 13, 2014
It is time for the momentous high school event: the school field trip. The Year Two students all travel via bus and bullet train to Kyushu to marvel in the history of the origins of Japanese culture.
E 5
5. E 5
February 6, 2014
The fate of the Far-East Napping Society is in the balance as the club members fight to legitimize its activities. The only way possible to save the club is by taking advantage of the "napping" part of the name to compete athletically with another school. But will so many napping newbies ever manage to measure up to their fiercely dozey competition?
E 4
4. E 4
January 30, 2014
Nibutani decides to run for president of the student council, but she finds her dreams blocked by the ever-present, ever-interfering Dekomori. After school on the first day of the campaign, Shichimiya runs into the members of the Far-East Napping Society in a fast food restaurant and instantly recognizes and identifies Nibutani as "Mori Summer" with a photo to prove it.
E 3
3. E 3
January 22, 2014
Rikka becomes very excited about the presence of a magic user she is supposedly doing unvisible battle with, but it soon becomes apparent that this magic user is an actual person. She is a girl Yuta knows from his middle school days who first infected him with chunibyo. Rikka is both fascinated and terrified of the threat the new girl poses to her and Yuta's love contract, and either wants to be friends with her or be rid of her for all eternity.
E 2
2. E 2
January 15, 2014
Nibutani becomes obsessed with the state of Yuta and Rikka's questionable romance, and pressures Yuta to take control of his girlfriend and lead her down the righteous path of boy-girl relationships.
E 1
1. E 1
January 8, 2014
Unusual circumstances forces Yuta and Rikka to live under one roof. Keeping it under wraps is top priority as the new school year starts.
Where to Watch Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions! -Heart Throb-
Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions! -Heart Throb- is available for streaming on the Anime Network website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions! -Heart Throb- on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    February 10, 2014