[Advance Level] Learn Japanese with Anime: “Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions”

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91% Outstanding

If you only look at the title, you may shun watching. However, from the conclusion, this anime is one of the outstanding works made up of the highest quality drawing, directing, story and voice acting. Especially, the opening animation is outstanding.

The first half will be a comedy and the second half will be a love story. You would be drawn into this anime at once. Characters were also outstanding individuals rich in personality.

Characters who are delusional say fantasy terms and reproduce with an exaggerated phrase. Put aside the idea of Japanese learning for now, and purely enjoy this extraordinary anime!

  • Story/Worldview 90 %
  • Character 100 %
  • Animation/Background 90 %
  • Songs/Sound 85 %
  • Originality/Enjoyment 90 %
  • User Ratings (0 Votes) 0 %

 

1. Information

Love Chunibyo & Other Delusions

Title (Eng)Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions
Title (Jpn)中二病でも恋がしたい!
TypeTV
Episodes12
Aired Year2012
GenresRomance, Comedy
Previous
NextLove, Chunibyo & Other Delusions -Heart Throb-

 

 

 

2. Synopsis

Love Chunibyo & Other Delusions

(C)虎虎/京都アニメーション/中二病でも製作委員会

Togashi Yuuta who became a high school student erased the delusional past. However, on the evening of the day before the school entrance ceremony, he encounters a girl who wears a medical patch over her right eye getting off the floor above his apartment.

On the next day, Yuuta reunited with her at school. The classmate Takanashi Rikka is delusional who believes herself to possess a “邪王真眼” (じゃおうしんがん, Wicked Eye). She forcibly makes a “contract” with Yuta and follows him around.

This is a school love comedy anime that develops while involving others around Togashi Yuuta in former delusional and Takanashi Rikka in active delusional.

 

 

3. Character’s way of Speaking

・Togashi Yuuta (富樫 勇太, とがし ゆうた)

Love Chunibyo & Other Delusions

(C)虎虎/京都アニメーション/中二病でも製作委員会

He is a male high school student who decided to get out of the delusional world when he enters a high school. The first person pronoun he uses for himself is “俺” (おれ, Ore), speaking in the tone of a general boys high school student “xxx だ” and “xxx だろ?”. But during his delusional period, he liked the difficult words and exaggerated lines. For example, when introducing himself, he used to say the line “我が名は xxx” (わがなは xxx), which is “私の名前は xxx” (わたしのなまえは xxx) normally. It is good for listening practice to distinguish between the general tone and exaggerated one in Japanese.

 

・Takanashi Rikka (小鳥遊 六花, たかなし りっか)

Love Chunibyo & Other Delusions

(C)虎虎/京都アニメーション/中二病でも製作委員会

She is a high school first-year-student like Yuuta. Even when she is a high school student, she puts herself in a delusional world and speaks in exaggerated words and phrase. She has familiarity with Yuuta who was delusional in the past. When she first met Yuuta, she said the line that is often found in fantasy anime or games such as “悠久の過去、あなたと私は出会っている” (ゆうきゅうのかこ、あなたとわたしはであっている。 Eternal past, you and I have met). I tell you just in case this is not a general tone of high school girls. She acts and speaks based on the settings she made herself, so often other people can’t understand her conversation. Therefore, from the perspective of learning Japanese, you should not imitate her way of talking. If your Japanese skill is above Advanced, her dialogue has sufficient difficulty as an advanced Japanese listening practice.

 

・Dekomori Sanae (凸守 早苗, でこもり さなえ)

Love Chunibyo & Other Delusions

(C)虎虎/京都アニメーション/中二病でも製作委員会

She is a year behind Yuuta and Rikka and is characterized by emphasizing “xxx でーす!” at the end. In general, attaching “xxx です” at the end of the word is one of the honorific expressions, but in her case, there is a case of attaching “xxx です” with grammatically incorrect syntax. Therefore, you should not imitate her way of talking. Because there is a risk of using incorrect honorifics and remembering delusional lines.

 

・Nibutani Shinka (丹生谷 森夏 にぶたに しんか)

Love Chunibyo & Other Delusions

(C)虎虎/京都アニメーション/中二病でも製作委員会

She is Yuuta’s classmate, also was an experienced delusional person. She talks to her classmates in a soft polite tone but speaks to Yuuta and other friends in a somewhat high-pressure attitude. However, this high-pressure attitude is a behavior because of opening her hearts to Yuuta and there is no malice. Her Japanese is suitable for listening because her Japanese is the same as the content used by real school girls for everyday conversation. (But, be aware that she sometimes does a delusional way of speaking.)

 

 

4. Terms and Talking Contents

Love Chunibyo & Other Delusions

(C)虎虎/京都アニメーション/中二病でも製作委員会

There are many S/F terms unique to delusional such as “共鳴” (きょうめい, resonance) and “召喚” (しょうかん, summon). And there also are difficult Japanese terms like “帰還” (きかん, return) and “禁忌” (きんき, contraindication). Furthermore, a lot of coined words by Rikka appear such as “邪王真眼” (じゃおうしんがん, Tyrant’s Eye of Truth) and “不可視境界線” (ふかしきょうかいせん, Ethereal Horizon).

During the first watch, I recommend that you enjoy the story with subtitles. Once you watch it and understand the meaning of the conversation, watch it again. You would understand how exaggerated the phrases are. By watching this anime, you would be able to know the breadth of Japanese expression.

 

 

5. Difficult Term List (You should prepare for them before watching)

・Difficult Term List which You Must Know (They come out more than twice)
#よみ漢字Remarks
1ちゅうにびょう中二病Slang
2しんせいちゅうにびょう真正中二病 
3ししゅんき思春期 
4がんたい眼帯 
5きょうめい共鳴 
6ゆうきゅうのかこ悠久の過去 
7じゃおうしんがん邪王真眼Coined word
8ふかしきょうかいせん不可視境界線Coined word, S/F
9こくえんりゅう黒炎龍Coined word, S/F
10まどうし魔導士S/F
11ぶかつ部活 
12けっしゃ結社 
13しょうかん召喚S/F
14まほうじん魔法陣S/F
15いけにえ生贄 
16とくいてん特異点Coined word, S/F
17じゃじゅつてきとくいてん邪術的特異点Coined word, S/F
18どうこうかい同好会 
19せいれい精霊S/F
20あかてん赤点 
21ちゅうぼう中坊 
22まりょく魔力S/F


・Difficult Term List which Can Be Useful (They come out once)

#よみ漢字Remarks
23おとしだまお年玉 
24おめがたかいお目が高いIdiom
25れいこん霊魂S/F
26まおう魔王S/F
27まどうし魔導士S/F
28まけん魔剣S/F
29きかん帰還 
30あんこくりゅう暗黒龍Coined word, S/F
31じゅうてん充填 
32つかいま使い魔S/F
33めんえきはんのう免疫反応 
34たんしんふにん単身赴任 
35すいせん推薦 
36りあじゅうリア充Slang
37こんとん混沌 
38せんせいじゅつ占星術S/F
39かくへき隔壁 
40しんしょく浸食 
41ひとみしり人見知りIdiom
42そっきょうげき即興劇 
43すうききょう枢機卿 
44すいさん推参 
45じょうか浄化 
46れいたい零体S/F
47さくし策士 
48しょうかく昇格 
49かみだのみ神頼みIdiom
50ちぶ恥部 
51ぎぜんしゃ偽善者 
52へんさち偏差値 
53こくいん刻印 
54かきゅうてきすみやか可及的速やか 
55みょうちょう明朝 
56ひとめぼれ一目惚れIdiom
57かちゅうのくりをひろう火中の栗を拾うProverb
58けじめをつけるケジメをつけるIdiom
59へたれヘタレ 
60おとしまえをつける落とし前を付けるIdiom
61ふういん封印 
62しゅらば修羅場 
63かつもく刮目 
64りんかんがっこう林間学校 
65はくじょう薄情 
66ばんしにあたいする万死に値するIdiom
67ていさい体裁 
68くうかんはいり空間背離 
69じゅじゅつてき呪術的 
70ふうすい風水 
71かげむしゃ影武者 
72きんき禁忌 
73さんもんしばい三文芝居Idiom
74げんこく原告 
75ひこく被告 
76むしばむ蝕む 
77ひくつ卑屈 

 

 

6. Advanced can Learn Japanese with This Anime

Love Chunibyo & Other Delusions

(C)虎虎/京都アニメーション/中二病でも製作委員会

Because the characters are related to delusional, there are various words in this anime, such as formal words, S/F terms, and exaggerated phrases. Therefore, despite this anime is a school love comedy anime, the difficulty level of terms and conversation becomes the difficulty of the highest: 20th grade.

The point which seems to be especially difficult for Japanese learners is that there are two patterns when each character plays a normal way of speaking and when they talk in the way of dramatic phrase. Therefore, I recommend Advanced learners who can distinguish them to learn Japanese with this anime. However, repeatedly saying, since this anime is an outstanding work, I want you to see this anime separately from learning Japanese.

 

Difficult Terms Occurrence Rate 6.5 terms/episode= 77 / 12
Difficulty Level20th grade= Graduate School
Total Difficulty Score130.0 points= 6.5 * 20
   
Comprehensive JudgmentHardin 130.0 to 209.9 points
Recommended Japanese LearnerAdvanced 
JLPTN2 

 

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