Kyoto Animation’s “Chuunibyo demo Koi ga Shitai!” has received a set of character profiles intended to reveal a few new additions – yet most seem familiar already as result of their recycled moeblob faces.
There’s indeed worse, yet Yuta looks rather rehashed himself – his physique, pose and all, seems as if it were merely a typical Kyoto Animation male character illustration till reaching the head. His most defining feature of the skull is perhaps the color of his hair – and aside from that, it seems more as if his face is just a basic male visage molded to be rounder and more consistent with other characters in terms of line. Either way however, he doesn’t have too original an appearance – and unlike the female seifuku, his male school uniform is entirely past its expiration date.
Worse than his state however is his mother, “Yuta’s Mom” appears to be completely blatant in her level of generic – seeming as if she were put together through the assembly of assorted K-ON! character elements, like some sort of moeblob Frankenstein.
Moving along, admittedly, the two loli characters don’t have too heavily salvaged appearances in terms of physical composition – yet again, their gestures are obviously reused from the archetype. Part of what makes a character’s personality is their stance, pose, mannerisms, and motions, yet in the case of Chuunibyo, this is the most trite aspect of them all – it’s nearly like Kyoto Animation is intentionally attempting to subject the characters to one archetype or another.
The final individual of this collective, a side-character male who likely won’t have much a role, incidentally happens to be the most unique in style of those seen here – with an appearance distinguished, and pose not particularly common for male characters. In this series, and others of the era beyond the light music club, it’s quite noticeable that Kyoto Animation puts greater effort into making their side-characters something fresh – whilst the protagonist and other leading characters are shoved into a category.
Nonetheless, when the anime debuts – one will then be able to see how exactly the ratio of imaginative elements scales in comparison to those simply borrowed from elsewhere.