Chuunibyo comes equipped with the heavily anticipated oppai service girl cheerleading action, alongside a necessary intercession of sporadic imaginary action – as well as, of course, the ever-prevalent moeblob insanity.
This third episode kicks off with a normal day at school for our young protagonists. A month has passed since the beginning of school, and as stated by the male lead, the class has already become well acquainted with each other – forming cliques and becoming friends.
We rejoin with Yuuta and his unimportant male friend in viewing a demonstration from a karate club. The topic of clubs is in the spotlight as the two begin discussing which appropriate organizations to join. The friend goes on to say that they should join a light music club, as to remain popular with the ladies – although this is merely Kyoto Animation making reference to their other moeblob work. Meanwhile, Yuuta is hit in the face with a note thrown by none other than the moeblob herself, Rikka, explaining to meet up with her following the presentation.
Reluctantly dragging his feet to find out what this senile creep could possibly want, he meets her alone, under a tree, expecting something along the lines of a love confession. Still sporting her artificial videogame styled personality, Rikka explains that she needs a stronghold – or in other words, wishes to create a new club. The reasoning behind it is to base their, apparently rather ambiguous, “operations” in the school.
And thus, it was on that day the “Far Eastern Magic Society” is formed – a guild which makes clear the fact that the members are lunatics without any further investigation required therein. As the moeblob seems to insist the male lead allow himself to be annexed in by this odd group, he politely declines and walks away – only to then be tackled by the agile moeblob, showing that this Far Eastern Society is something of a criminal organization that resorts to violence
Having assaulted the male protagonist, she insists she requires him as vice president – yet he declines even still, and subsequently asks where it is she would find anyone foolish enough to join such a socially damaging club of outcasts.
Apparently, that was the wrong question to ask. We find the pair to be sitting in the middle of the campus, with a table set up for the “massive” lines that will occur when the school realizes that their ludicrous club no standard for joining. Rikka begins luring in potential victims by swinging her parasol violently in the air – all the while, Yuuta stands with his face in his palm.
Almost out of nowhere, the previously seen bishoujo with the cat problem is seen setting up a booth right next to them – promoting her “Nap Club”. The cute airhead questions why no one joined her club last year – and proceeds to fall asleep. In an act of critical takeover, the moeblob uses the opportunity to immediately change nekogirl’s club into the “Far Eastern Magic Nap Society”.
Catching the eye of Yuuta, he spots the much-awaited ample bishoujo in cheerleader outfit. Trying out for a position on the local squad, oppai service girl waves to our protagonist – and said protagonist turns his head, he sees the moeblob suddenly right alongside oppai girl, now also wearing a cheerleading outfit. Not that she had a chance, the moeblob fails to become a cheerleader – then goes to call for “reinforcements”, telling them to rendezvous tomorrow morning.
Back in Yuuta’s room, he is abruptly awoken by the massaging of hair buns – of all the random girls who seem to wake this fellow from his sleep, it is not the moeblob this time around. Instead, it is a blonde moeblob seen only in the OP thus far, as well as a bit at beginning of the episode. It takes only a second or two to realize this new addition to the series’ festivities is equally as deranged as the moeblob – particularly by how she swings her twintails around violently for no clear reason.
Rikka joins us back on the stage, and she discusses with her twintailed friend how to make the protagonist an oddball like themselves – all whilst exchanging tales which have been obviously exaggerated to no end.
The current Far Eastern Whatever Club now consists of a cat, moeblob, twintails, airhead, and the reluctant protagonist who, like any typical male protagonist of a highschool series, is too weak to simply follow his own views – yet it matters not either way as the club formation is declined by the fact a neko is not a valid club member. This group of weirdos do however receive some pity and are told to clean an empty albeit messy room for their usage.
Wielding brooms and mops, moeblob and twintails begin to clean – although not before childish antics unfold first. The tension builds as they strike brooms, and once more, we dive deep into the decayed mind of moeblob as she removes her eyepatch to reveal her “wicked eye” – the setting shifts to a dark castle, and a magnificently vivid display of fighting commences, random and extravagant as ever.
Cleaning ends, the teacher seems pleased, and explains that she will recommend the group to be considered as a circle instead of a club – thereby still allowing them use of the empty room. The look on the the protagonist’s face is that of utter disbelief – as if someone in their right mind would actually allow such an idiotic consortium to exist.
As they leave, one will spot the oppai service girl spying on with jealously – and as a day comes to pass, the oppai service wants in on the club, effectively making them official.
Portions of the show have a tendency to become rather dragged out in dialogue – not in a sense that they are too long by any means, but that the facade the characters portray can be exhausting to listen to, relevant or not, and our male protagonist shows it on more than one occasion.
On another note, the involvement of a light music club, a supernatural loving female lead that wants to create her own club, and the unwilling male protagonist, all bear a strikingly resemblance to a couple other rather popular Kyoto Animation animations – it seems as though Chuunibyo is almost literally just a collage of the studio’s collective creations.
Nonetheless, the series remains fairly respectable – the plot has slowed somewhat, although this may be mainly to introduce the characters. And aside from that, the action certainly is grand – serving as one of the main reasons one will likely keeping coming back every episode.