chuunibyou demo koi ga shitai!

On Napping, Living Wholeheartedly, and the Secondary School Setting

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“Used to be one of the rotten ones and I liked you for that.

Now you’re all gone, got your makeup on and you’re not coming back.

Can’t you come back?”

-“Anthem for a Seventeen Year-Old Girl,” Broken Social Scene

There are many unspoken rules involved with being “an adult.” One of the more universally accepted of these is that adulthood is far less fun than being a child.


Beyond the Boundary of Arrogance

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Something stinks about Kyoukai no Kanata, and I love it.

From the very first scene, and opening lines, Kyoukai no Kanata is everything that your delusional teenage self wrote down in your not-so-secret diary to combat your own isolation and awkwardness. It tells its story with the same gravity that you would have given it at that age, with the straightest of faces and the burning desire to impress. Akihito Kanbara is an immortal half-demon – in spite of the his claim that there is nothing special about himself – whose only companion is Mitsuki Nase, the beautiful childhood friend who is also the president of the Literary Club. Cue the incident that changes his life forever, which also involves a cute girl. Oh, and she’s special as well, because she fights demons.