You know, I could make an awful ’80s joke, just start talking away about, I dunno what, but I’d say it anyway. But I’ll be nice today.
Oh, crap… I just went there.
Earlier today, the official Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions – Take On Me anime movie’s website updated with a new visual and teaser trailer. We break the details down below:
The 30-second promo features short clips from the film, tracking the cast as they travel from Kyoto to Hyogo, Wakayama, Tokyo, Aomori, and Hokkaido.
The new visual features the major cast members posing against a blue sky. The characters are framed by a jet on the top, and a train on the bottom.
Chunibyo & Other Delusions – Take On Me will debut in Japanese theaters on January 6.
Tatsuya Ishihara (Sound! Euphonium, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya) is returning to the director’s chair for the project at Kyoto Animation, with Kazumi Ikeda (Clannad After Story, Myriad Colors Phantom World) reprising her role as character designer. Jukki Hanada (Love Live! School Idol Project, No Game, No Life) will write the feature’s screenplay.
ZAQ will handle the film’s theme song, while Nijine scores the soundtrack.
Other confirmed crew members include:
- Art Director: Mutsuo Shinohara
- Color Design: Akiyo Takeda
- Settings: Hiroyuki Takahashi
- Director of Photography: Akihiro Ura
- 3D Director: Rin Yamamoto
- Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka
- Music: Nijine (Akito Masuda)
- Original Work: Torako (published by Kyoto Animation under their KA Esuma Bunko imprint)
- Production: Chunibyo Production Committee
- Distribution: Shochiku
Eleven cast members are confirmed to be returning to reprise their roles:
- Yūta Togashi: Jun Fukuyama
- Rikka Takanashi: Maaya Uchida
- Shinka Nibutani: Chinatsu Akasaki
- Kumin Tsuyuri: Azumi Asakura
- Sanae Dekomori: Sumire Uesaka
- Satone Shichimiya: Juri Nagatsuma
- Makoto Isshiki: Sōichiro Hoshi
- Toka Takanashi: Eri Sendai
- Kuzuha Togashi: Kaori Fukuhara
- Nanase Tsukumo: Kikuko Inoue
- Rikka’s Mother: Junko Iwao
Sentai Filmworks currently holds the rights to the Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions TV series, as well as sequel series Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions -Heart Throb- and feature film Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions!: Rikka Version. They describe the franchise as:
Yuta has a problem. First, Rikka has told him that they’re officially dating, but she’s… a little bit delusional. There’s also the fact that he used to be a little delusional himself, one of the thousands of Japanese students afflicted with “Chunibyo”, so desperate to stand out that they’ve literally convinced themselves that they have secret knowledge and hidden powers. Unfortunately, that’s not the main part of Yuta’s problem. No, the REAL problem is that, even though HE’s no longer delusional, and Rikka MIGHT have been getting better, his OTHER female “friend,” Satone, his one true soul mate back when he was a chuuni, has ripped back into his life and she’s still epically and truly NUTS! How bad? Let’s just say that she prefers the name Sophia Ring SP Saturn VII; that she’s NOT happy that her partner in Chunibyo has cut her off; and that she’ll joyfully tear Yuta’s real world to pieces in order to get him back in her imaginary one! “Crazy in love” gets a whole new meaning as three fantasy worlds collide in Chūnibyō demo Koi ga Shitai!