Big news for all you secret chunis out there: The “Dark Flame Master” and the wielder of the “Wicked Eye” are returning for another round of “eighth-grader syndrome” antics in Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions – Take on Me, a new animated theatrical film that picks up where the earlier adaptations of Torako’s delusional romantic comedy light novels left off.
The main staff and cast for Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions – Take on Me have been announced, including:
- Original work: Torako (published by Kyoto Animation under their KA Esuma Bunko imprint)
- Director: Tatsuya Ishihara
- Screenplay: Jukki Hanada
- Character design: Kazumi Ikeda
- Art director: Mutsuo Shinohara
- Color design: Akiyo Takeda
- Settings: Hiroyuki Takahashi
- Director of photography: Akihiro Ura
- 3D director: Rin Yamamoto
- Sound director: Yota Tsuruoka
- Music: Nijine (Akito Masuda)
- Theme song artist: ZAQ
- Animation production: Kyoto Animation
- Production: Chunibyo Production Committee
- Distribution: Shochiku
- Jun Fukuyama as Yūta Togashi.
- Maaya Uchida as Rikka Takanashi.
- Chinatsu Akatsuki as Shinka Nibutani.
- Azumi Asakura as Kumin Tsuyuri.
- And Sumire Uesaka as Sanae Dekomori.
The story of Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions – Take on Me is set in the third and final year of high school, with Rikka Takanashi still suffering from a terminal case of “chunibyo”. Her peaceful life with Yūta Togashi is disrupted when Tokka, Chikka’s older sister, decides to take a job that will force the Takanashi family to re-locate to Italy. Since Yūta is in the middle of college entrance exams and doesn’t want to be separated from his one true love (and the wielder of the “Wicked Eye”), Yūta and Rikka plan to elope to the Japanese countryside, and comic misadventures ensue.
Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions – Take on Me hits theaters in Japan on January 06, 2017.
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