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Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! - Light Novel Discussion

Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! (She Has Chuunibyou, But I Want to Love Her!, 中二病でも恋がしたい!) is one of the light novels released by Kyoto Animation under their KA Esuma label. The series is written by Torako and illustrated by Nozomi Ousaka. The original manuscript won an honorable mention in the first Kyoto Animation awards in 2009 and had two novels published in 2011. The series is the first from the Esuma label to be animated by KyoAni.


Yuuta Togashi (富樫勇太): A first year high schooler who once suffered from chuunibyou. He overcame his illness as he was studying for high school entrance exams and has "moved on" from chuunibyou. Or so he thought. One day he discovers that he has made a contract with Rikka Takanashi.

Rikka Takanashi (小鳥遊六花): A first year high schooler who is suffering from chuunibyou. Rumor has it that she changed overnight when she was in middle school. She informs Yuuta one day that they have made a contract.

Makato Isshiki (一色誠):Yuuta and Rikka's classmate. As determined as the kanji in his name. Member of the disciplinary council of the school. His number 1 trait: he loves girls. Just check his memo pad to see how much.

Shinka Nibutani (丹生谷森夏): The class representative for Yuuta, Rikka, and Makoto's class. Nicknamed the "Class King" by the guys. Has a build like a model. Rumored to have a sadistic smile.

Yumeha Togashi (富樫夢葉) and Pepapi (ぺぱぴ): Yuuta's younger sister and family dog. Yumeha is a 5th year in elementary school. Pepopi is a Golden Retriever.

Satone Shichimiya (七宮智音): Yuuta's middle school classmate. Apparently, she was the only one to understand him during his chuunibyou phase.

Not Pictured:
Kazari Kannagi (巫部風鈴): A classmate of Yuuta et al. Rumored to hate being called"Windchime" (how her given name is written)
Nanase Tsukumo (九十九七瀬): The homeroom and math teacher for Yuuta's class. The boys call her "Nana-chan."

Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai!
Published on June 6, 2011
ISBN: 978-4-9905812-0-6
Yuuta Togashi is living an ordinary high school life. He has good friends, good grades, and no one knows about his dark history. One day he discovers that he is in a contract with Rikka Takanashi, an infected chuunibyou patient. How will the two co-exist?!

Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! 2
Published on December 28, 2011
ISBN: 978-4-9905812-2-0
Yuuta Togashi and Rikka Takanashi are still bound by a contract when, suddenly, an old classmate of Yuuta's appears before them. How will Rikka react when she's encountered with a chuunibyou girl from Yuuta's past?!

This thread was originally created so that discussion of novel-related topics that would spoil anything in the anime could take place. Any topic that has yet to be animated should be discussed in this thread and not any that are in anime-specific threads. It has been confirmed that the first novel will serve as a base for the anime adaptation, so discussion of the second novel (and the new character) should take place here instead of the anime thread(s) at this time.

As of right now, neither of the two novels have been translated into English though fan-translations appear to be in progress. Translations will not be posted directly in this thread, though it will be easy to google them.

To start things off, I'll answer any questions about the series (impressions, style, etc) that I can answer. I don't want to reveal too much to entice people to read the novels for themselves. I've read up to half-way through the second novel, and personally, I feel the second novel is much better written. It's more cohesive and flows immensely better between chapters than the first novel. The first one has a decent overall story, but there's a lot of weird connections between chapters and it doesn't flow that well. It also doesn't help that it's not written well either.

“Nyahaha! Then we move to round two, Hero! ★”
Chuunibyou translation: 1st novel - OUT/ 2nd novel - OUT

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