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View Poll Results: Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren - Episode 2 Rating
Perfect 10 5 12.82%
9 out of 10 : Excellent 12 30.77%
8 out of 10 : Very Good 11 28.21%
7 out of 10 : Good 8 20.51%
6 out of 10 : Average 2 5.13%
5 out of 10 : Below Average 0 0%
4 out of 10 : Poor 1 2.56%
3 out of 10 : Bad 0 0%
2 out of 10 : Very Bad 0 0%
1 out of 10 : Painful 0 0%
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Old 2014-01-14, 20:46   Link #1
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Old 2014-01-15, 11:53   Link #2
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Old 2014-01-15, 14:06   Link #3
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She have many yuri fan
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New girl have same entrance as Rikka....
...looking at her yuri fam.....
does that mean new girl will go after Rikka instead of Yuuta?
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edit: too bad he didn't Kumin and enter her route
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Old 2014-01-15, 14:45   Link #4
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kind of a bland episode, just re-establishing the status quo and kind of still reintroducing character dynamics to new viewers.

End of the episode looks promising though for some conflicts to actually arise.
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Old 2014-01-15, 15:26   Link #6
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Why do I get a serious Rikka vibe from Kazari.
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Old 2014-01-15, 15:40   Link #7
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from her action I get the vibe she like Rikka and Yuuta relation
(her joke + running away from him = want to have someone with same personality)
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Old 2014-01-15, 17:12   Link #8
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She have many yuri fan
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New girl have same entrance as Rikka....
...looking at her yuri fam.....
does that mean new girl will go after Rikka instead of Yuuta?
(joke)


edit: too bad he didn't Kumin and enter her route
lol another anime with a "mysterious stalker , we already have a immouto harcore stalker in witchcraft works and now a stalker here, i'm very curious now about that person
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kind of a bland episode, just re-establishing the status quo and kind of still reintroducing character dynamics to new viewers.

End of the episode looks promising though for some conflicts to actually arise.
the problem is who yuuta still in the transition phase between man and spineless japanese cliche guy, but their relationship now gonna progress with all that pushobers who his friends(specially nibutane) are doing, now their are "holding hands" this is a advance from just pinch fingers.

well basically both yuuta and rikka are too much childish, their spende most of the times in their desillusion worlds or having problems to remember who their are "person" or who their are boy and girl( in real world interaction way), finally their are dealing with the facts who their loves each other and love is not just "i love you" and smile and some S&M(since looks like likes 'to hit her" ansd she dont have any problem get some "spank in the ass", being serious looks like the second season will be about them discovery what means being a true couple, love and relationship.

by the way good episode probably this will be my "series of the year".
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Old 2014-01-15, 17:29   Link #9
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And suddenly Nibutani's hair is back to normal oO.
Other than that, yeah pls let them break up and let him get together with a girl, he doesn't have to be embarrassed next to every few minutes...
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Old 2014-01-15, 17:50   Link #10
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And suddenly Nibutani's hair is back to normal oO.
Other than that, yeah pls let them break up and let him get together with a girl, he doesn't have to be embarrassed next to every few minutes...
but her chunibyo is not what really making trouble for him, but is more because both of them are too "much childish" even if you give a "normal girl" he gonna be embarrased in the same way since he "dont know" what to don in a relationship, no matter if a chunibyou girl or normal girl what matter is who yuuta need "grow" more, be less shy and like the girl told be more "active" than passive he is being too much passive, at this point the only girl who could be better is a agressive or experienced any other type and the results will be the same or maybe with agressive or experienced girls we gonna see he even more shy.

the problem with them is who both of them lived a illusionary life of chunibyou and finally the reality catch then but none of them know what to do now and this gonna be the focus of this season their learn to to reconcile a normal couple life with their chunibyou life or finally give up in the chunibyou and grow.
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Old 2014-01-15, 18:12   Link #11
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It took them six months to hold hands, and that was only because Shinka gave them a push. At this rate it'll take them 30 years to lose their virginity. I guess it is a good thing that new girl is coming to shake things up. They need it.
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Old 2014-01-15, 18:57   Link #12
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There is a Stalker in the background in Epi 2

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Old 2014-01-15, 18:57   Link #13
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look like new girl finally appear to shake things a little.
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Just like watching how each arc in Dragon Ball lasts for an eternity, Shinka eventually takes it to herself to push the story of Rikka and Yuuta forward. After a short date in a nearby aquarium theme park, Yuuta takes the advice of Shinka and classmate Kannagi and holds hands with Rikka. However, even the Akashic Records fail to teach Rikka on what love and their relationship truly is.

I gotta hand it to Shinka for actually helping the couple move to the "holding-hands" stage. But the best progress should go with the couple themselves. Hopefully, this mysterious girl with pink hair would be the conflict that would advance their relationship further.

And I assume that "stalker girl" early in the episode is actually the girl in pink?
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There is a Stalker in the background in Epi 2

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Old 2014-01-15, 20:23   Link #16
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How on Earth did Rikka manage to spend 280,000 yen in one shot? That's equivalent to 2,672 USD.
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How on Earth did Rikka manage to spend 280,000 yen in one shot? That's equivalent to 2,672 USD.
Night vision binoculars run the whole gamut from fifty bucks to five thousand bucks and up. Rikka is just about careless enough for this kind of spending, too.
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Old 2014-01-15, 21:25   Link #18
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Extremely dull...

I hope the new girl makes things a bit more interesting, 'cause those two have got to be the least exciting couple I've ever seen, and their chuuni antics got old already last season.
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I think this episode just gave a collective finger at every single Harem anime ever that ended with the Confession, by skeptically raising one eyebrow, and asking "So, what's next?"

And that's precisely the whole central theme of the episode. Both Rikka and Yuuta have absolutely no clue where their relationship should go to - like the implicit premise of Harem Novels, they assumed in Season 1 that the Confession would be terminus end point of their relationship, and everything else would fall into place afterwards. The first 2 episodes are demonstrating just how naive, wrongheaded and silly that assumption is.

The genius of this 2nd Episode is that it criticizes the assumption of too many Rom-coms that the "post-confession"stage of a relationship is utterly irrelevant. In other words, it attacks the Sentiment "if a Rom Com or Harem is resolved in the favor of one girl, the story would be over" that plagues too much of the genre now of days. That's what I loved about this episode here - it was a delightful finger pointed at every recent Rom Com and Harem anime that refuses to let the MC Commit to a girl for fear that the story would be over. I find this aspect interesting, and so far, this episode has done an excellent job at conveying that conundrum. Of course, it's up to the subsequent episodes to fulfill that promise.

And, as previous commentators have already said, it's revealed that both Rikka and Yuuta are both more or less still Children. I don't think they'd go down that road, but really, it seemed as if Rikka's relation with Yuuta is something of a Puppy Love affair. Another theme I think the anime is attacking is the cliche that being in a Relationship immediately makes you a man or a woman.

At this trajectory, I suspect they'd only get around to taking each other's virginity, once Rikka's grandparents starts asking for Great Grand Children... at which stage, they'd get down to it... or go for IVF treatment.....

And on a side note, Kannagi was awesome, and the New Girl is FTW.
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Very cute date. Nice little bits of charming humor. The dolphin scene was genuinely fun to watch.

I can see where some might find Yuuta/Rikka's relationship a bit too much on the innocent side - six months simply to get to a holding hands stage really is pushing it, yeah - But I find their interactions sweet and heartwarming at least.

Still, their relationship shows that romance does need passion, and that's the key ingredient missing for the two of them now. Rikka and Yuuta are clearly attached to each other and like each other and care for each other, but she's clueless about romance while he's actually cautious/patient to a fault. It's good that Nibutani is there to push them forward, because otherwise I could see their relationship sort of regressing to a friendship stage due to a lack of a necessary spark to push it forward and keep it strong.

And yeah, having an outsider challenge their relationship directly might actually do it some good. Speaking of said outsider, nice cliffhanger introduction for her. I hope she'll get a real spotlight treatment next episode. It's funny that the first thing she talks about is showing off her "magic", because she really makes me think of Kaname Madoka at a visual level.
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