One of Kyoto Animation’s upcoming works is “Chuunibyo demo Koi ga Shitai!” – and unfortunately, it’s not looking too promising, especially not in that the heroine seems like a watered down Misaki Mei.
“Chuunibyo demo Koi ga Shitai!” is a title which originally sprouted within one of Kyoto Animation’s award programs – and while that’s all fine, animation is heavily dependent on visuals. Above is the very first key visual for the coming animation of this work – and there’s two specific points in which it disappoints. The first of which is the obvious resemblance to Another’s similarly eye-patched moe character, Misaki Mei – even if no such shared details were intended, this heroine still looks far too similar no matter how one looks at it, and such will not sit well.
Secondly, this artwork doesn’t offer the general vibe normally delivered by a Kyoto Animation creation – setting aside that this girl looks like a replica of Misaki Mei, the illustration itself isn’t particularly impressive. It’s a very basic character design and graphic – with no notable artistic pizzazz whatsoever. The colors aren’t too fantastic with one another – and there’s simply not much anything worth praising about it, unless the purpose of its formulation was to make a more moe shaped version of Misaki Mei, in which case it is spectacular.
Turning interest towards the synopsis of this series, it doesn’t rivet either – a self-described “school love comedy”, as if there’s not plenty of those already. And in respect to the more in-depth details of the plot, they’re quite obscure – the protagonist was apparently delusional at one point, and now reaching highschool, he makes a deal with a currently delusional girl.
All in all, one can safely mark this down as Kyoto Animation’s least anticipated production ever.