Love Chunibyo & Other Delusions – Season 3 Review
Love Chunibyo & Other Miracles is the third season of the popular Japanese anime series, Love Chunibyo. The story follows the life of Chunibyo as he comes to terms with the separation from his girlfriend. He then vows to find her so she can love someone else. This time, he sets out on a journey in an attempt to locate her.
Unlike the first two seasons, Love Chunibyo & Other Miracles does not have a central plot. Instead, the anime is told from the character’s perspective. This new approach to storytelling helps the viewer understand and care for the characters more than what is seen in previous episodes. In fact, the third season of this anime provides insight into the personal lives of the main characters, providing a human side to the exaggerated comedy.
One of the highlights of the anime is its colorful artwork. Most of the episodes are set in beautifully illustrated towns or islands. The scenery is always inviting, whether it is an outdoor scene, a bustling city street, or a rural landscape. Character designs include a variety of people: police officer, teacher, samurai, doctor, and many more. Chunibyo also has a lot of yao guai, or tiger-inspired creatures. This adds a unique feel to the anime characters, and truly gives the show its own style.
One of the most compelling and powerful elements of this anime is its realistic portrayal of love and relationships. Most of the relationships in the anime start off as good. They start off as friendships that develop into strong bonds over the course of the series. They grow to rely on each other and come together in the end. And then there are those romances which bloom into life-long romantic ties. It’s all about how the relationship develops and grows along with the characters and their supernatural powers.
One of the things I love about Love Chunibyo & Other Deceptions is its use of fantasy elements. Most of the fantasy elements in this anime are drawn from Japanese mythological creatures and stories. Most of them are cute and sweet, designed to appeal to children. The fantasy world created by director Takuo Tanioka takes a lot of creativity and skill to create. His expertise shines through in every episode of the anime, creating an atmosphere of genuine friendship and sincere romance.
Love Chunibyo & Other Deceptions’ third season is also filled with laughs. There are a lot of funny scenes that keep the audience entertained. These comedy episodes (which include the school trips to the moon wherein Dr. Chiyo has Chunibyo and Ritsu visit the planetarium) are some of the stand out highlights of the entire show. One of my favorite elements of the comedy genre is humor, and this show delivers on that. There’s a great deal of surreal humor scattered throughout most of the story, which makes it a quick watch for anyone who likes a bit of goofy anime humor.
This dream genre of anime takes a bit of a leap into the fantasy realm. In this case, Chunibyo is an ordinary human living in the normal world, but he finds himself afflicted by strange dreams that seem to be coming from a distorted version of his own world. The people he meets along the way are also plagued with similar illusions. He ends up taking a leave of absence, and vows to return one day. As he makes his way, he meets other characters like Ritsu, a boy from Chunibyo’s past, and Yoruichi Shihoin, a mysterious girl.
One of the strongest scenes in this collection is when the three main characters are transported into the realm of Chun Ibobyem, a mythical place filled with strange creatures and powerful creatures. It’s a vision that seems so impossible, but the three are able to survive and find themselves in this strange land. I found the strange aspect of this series to be its dreamlike quality. Despite the fantastical elements, the story is built solidly enough to maintain your attention and have you guessing from the second to the last episode. My final thought for this anime season was that Love Chunibyo & Other Decisions is one of those shows that can make you cry while also making you laugh hard.