Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions (中二病でも恋がしたい! Chūnibyō demo Koi ga Shitai!?, Even with Eighth Grader Syndrome, I Want to Be in Love), also known as Chū-2 for short, is a Japanese light novel series written by Torako, with illustrations provided by Nozomi Ōsaka. A 12-episode anime adaptation by Kyoto Animation aired in Japan between October 4 and December 19, 2012, with six six-minute Lite episodes streamed on YouTube. The anime is licensed by Sentai Filmworks for release in North America. An animated film was released in September 2013, and a second anime season, Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions -Heart Throb-, aired between January and March 2014.
Yūta Togashi is a boy who, during junior high school, suffered from "chūnibyō" (中二病?, lit. "second year middle schoolersyndrome", or "delusions of grandeur"), believing that he possessed supernatural powers and calling himself the "Dark Flame Master", therefore alienating himself from his classmates. Finding his past embarrassing, Yūta attempts to start off high school where he does not know anyone, free from his old delusions. This proves to be difficult, however, as a delusional girl in his class, Rikka Takanashi, learns of Yūta's past and becomes interested in him.
As the plot progresses, Rikka becomes more attached to Yūta, who, despite finding her delusions irritating and embarrassing, accepts her. He helps Rikka with a number of things, including founding and maintaining her club and tutoring her. When he joins her on her summer vacation, Yūta learns that two years prior, Rikka's father, to whom she was very close, died unexpectedly due to a terminal illness, causing her to fall into her delusions. After Yūta agrees to help Rikka search for the "Ethereal Horizon" (不可視境界線Fukashi Kyōkaisen?), which she believes will lead her to her father, she becomes romantically interested in him and vice versa.
Power of the verse
Chunibyo is a regular romantic comedy series with no supernatural powers whatsoever.
However, the main cast suffer (or used to suffer, in Yuuta and Shinka's case) 8th grader syndrome, which makes them making up imaginative delusions where they have special powers or weapons.
Within these make believe sequences, there have been Large Town level to City level feats. But in reality said characters are no higher than Average Human levels.