Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions: Season 3 seems unlikely

A third season of Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions seems unlikely in light of the conclusive 2018 film, but fans are still holding onto hope.

Overview

Fans of anime series are used to extended waits between seasons. It has been a convention for most anime series to take time between seasons, that usually spans two to three years. Some have also stretched their wait for over five years between seasons.

Seemingly, fans of anime romantic-comedy series, Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions, have similar aspirations about the 2012-premiered anime. However, a third season of the anime series seems unlikely after the conclusive 2018 film, which followed after season two’s airing in 2014.

What is Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions?

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions first premiered in 2012. The series was an adaptation by Japanese author Torako, with the illustrations drawn by Nozomi Saka.

The premise of the series is, “Yuuta suffered from “chuunibyou” while he was in middle school. When he graduated, he tried to forget about it, but he accidentally got into a contract with Rikka and disrupts his desperately ordinary life.”

The Japanese term “chuunibyou” refers to what is otherwise known as “eighth grade syndrome,” where one has delusions of having superpowers. But, essentially, the anime series is anchored by its romantic-comedy love story.

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions season 3 unlikely

Season one of Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions concluded its 12-episode run in December 2012. In June 2013, Kyoto Studios, the animation studio behind the anime series, released a one-episode special season one episode.

Season two of the anime series returned in January 2014 with another 12-episode instalment, ending in March 2014. Again, the series released a one-episode special season two episode in September 2014.

Following this back-to-back release, fans wondered if there would be a third season of the series. There was a four-year wait until the question was indirectly answered. This was with the 2018 release of the sequel film Eiga Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Take On Me.

The film seemed to conclude the franchise, as it told the end of the stories of the series’ title characters, Yuuta Togashi and Rikka Takanashi. With the release of the film, Kyoto Studios seemed to put the anime series to indefinite rest.

What is Eiga Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Take On Me?

Eiga Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Take On Me is the 2018 sequel film to the romantic-comedy series, Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions.

The film was co-written by Jukki Hanada, who was responsible for the Japanese version of the film, and Marta Bechtol was responsible for the English translation of the film. The film, like the series, was based on characters created by Japanese author, Torako.

The premise of the Tatsuya Ishihara-directed film indicates that it was written as a conclusion to the entire series by stating, “Pretty much the two main characters go on a last ditch effort trip to escape the sister, and ultimately try to spend as much time together as they can.”

Speculation on Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions season 3

Despite the fact that Kyoto Studios seemingly released the Eiga Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Take On Me 2018 sequel as a conclusion to the series, fans are still holding on to hope that there will be a third season.

Moreover, the silence of Kyoto Studios on the matter has left room for unfounded speculation.

The biggest of which is that the studio is currently busy with production of the third season, and they are awaiting the completion of the new season or episodes of the new season before announcing season three.

But again, this is seemingly just a narrative shared to satiate the queries by fans.

Where can I watch Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions?

If you are looking to watch seasons one and two of Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions, the preferred streaming service is the leading anime series and film video-on-demand service, Crunchyroll.

Along with season one and two, the streaming service also has each of the season’s special episodes. Additionally, you can watch Eiga Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Take On Me via the same streaming service.

In fact, Crunchyroll goes as far as offering the option of either watching the catalogue with English subtitles, or dubbing based on your preferred language viewing option.

Final thoughts

Anime series have normalised waiting years between seasons of a series. A trend which was not popular with traditional series releases before the pandemic, and the delays it brought into the film and television industry, because an extended hiatus opens questions about whether a series is cancelled or not.

Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions is one anime series that has fallen prey to this trend, as almost four years since Kyoto Studios seemingly concluded the series with its 2018 sequel film, fans are still holding onto hope that the series will return with a new third season.