Kyoto Animation’s latest upcoming highschool love story “Chuunibyo demo Koi ga Shitai!” has unveiled its opening sequence early – and it turns out to be one which is fittingly generic and absent of originality.
This OP, available below, essentially solidifies the worst – as if the series didn’t look disgustingly recycled enough as result of the rehashed story and reused character designs, now it boasts an opening sequence stuffed with the heavily abused effects, angles, and scenes seen all too often.
Panned out walking scenes, sky emphasis, standing in a place of ruins with subtle shadowing, and the absolute most horrid and exploited of all, the sleeping on the ground with a spiraling out camera view – this is the entire OP summarized, and it’s not much different than what one will find with any other Kyoto Animation work, or conventional garbage in general. At this point, “Chuunibyo” is coming off as so platitudinous, it truly feels, or rather blatantly is, just a collective assembly of all the many tropes which Kyoto Animation has established over the years.
Indeed, it was repulsive as it was – yet the OP truly makes it feel as if no effort whatsoever has been put towards making anything unique. There is the short few seconds of gunfire – although this alone does not amount to much anything, it’s still streamlined within the predominance of the OP in a trite manner, no sudden heavy metal disruption for instance. Not to mention, guns are nothing new to highschool series.
Perhaps just a slither of a chance may still exist for this series’ success, in terms of quality that is – or at least it did it prior, as this opening sequence certainly does well to smother out any remaining hope.