Here we are once again for episode 2 of Chuunibyou! And unless the other anime titans of this season can prove otherwise, this is officially my No. 1 show of the season. Why? ‘Cause lab coats are f**king awesome! Of course, that ain’t the only reason. New two characters – an easily-excitable senpai & an older Kuroneko – join in on the fun; hilarious, adorable, action-packed, delusional fun!
Touka Takanashi (Sendai Eri) looks like an older version of Kuroneko from Oreimo! Just look at her! Hah, I guess she got over her chuunibyou and became a tamed cat (much as that collar suggests). Touka is an acrobatic, cool beauty of an onee-chan who’s quite scary with her swift ladle-action. The calm way she black-mailed Yuuta into taking Chimera, and how she manages to keep Rikka in line all goes to show that she’s one cat you wouldn’t want to mess with. Unless you want to end up like Kumin…
And speaking of who, we’re introduced to the easy-going senpai Kumin Tsuyuri (Asakura Azumi)! When it was hinted that her missing cat might’ve been Chimera, I felt the urge to facepalm myself… until it’s revealed it wasn’t. Which is good, otherwise it would’ve been a little too convenient – it’s something that happens too much in anime, so thumbs-up to you, KyoAni. That aside, how would you introduce an easily-excitable character into a story? By having her go along with EVERYTHING, ’cause that’s what Kumin-senpai did! Why? Because she wanted to. What can I say? She was curious. And who can blame her? It’s too much fun hanging out with these idiots!
Because being poor is for chumps. And this is what KyoAni does for fun. But y’know, I’ve never seen anything like this before; an awesometacular, delusional fight scene! Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think this might be the first anime to do something like this. Brava, KyoAni! Brava!
Wrapping up, we’re introduced to two silly new characters (and a kitty), officially met Shinka Nibutani (Akasaki Chinatsu), and got high on some ridiculous delusion-battle action! It’s really nice seeing Yuuta cheering for Rikka, even though he knew how silly it all was. Then again, Chuunibyou is all kinds silly & innocent fun… and so far, we wouldn’t have it any other way.
Thanks for reading! ^_^