Since I still enjoy translating Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! information, I’ve decided to take on another mini-project. This will be the first in a set of post-episode blog posts where I’ll go through the production materials released by KyoAni prior to the episode and translate their comments plus the staff comments on the episode. Without further adu, let’s begin with the production sketches released for episode 1!
Kuzuha, Yumeha, and his mother. The Togashi family will continually (!?) look over Yuuta warmly.
This is Schwarz ZX Prototype Mark II. Rikka is always armed with it.
This sword is a monument to Yuuta’s chuunibyou days. He spent all of his New Year’s money on it.
The Togashi bathroom. On the morning of his first day in high school, Yuuta checks to ensure he has no signs of chuunibyou.
The nurse’s office. Here, Yuuta and Rikka become acquainted as infected patient and cured patient.
And here are the comments posted on the site for episode 1:
Episode Director Eisaku Kawanami:
So then, this is the first episode. Definitely chuunibyou. I’m Kawanami and I was in charge of directing this episode.
It’s spring and Yuuta’s chest is bursting at the thought of meeting new friends at a new school. He ends up meeting this mysterious girl, Rikka. She also has the thorn in her side called chuunibyou. This playful human drama which you can’t hate begins….
I’m also getting excited! I made sure to produce the atmosphere and movement quite carefully. I wanted to ensure everyone who watched was able to sense that spring sensation.(￣ー+￣)
Now then, ladies and gentlemen, let us enjoy this tale together!
Episode Animation Director: Kayo Hikiyama:
This is Hikiyama, who was the animation director for the first episode. It was broadcast last night, but when I had the privilege of working on it, I was quite nervous. First impressions are very important, so I really wanted to make a good one on everyone….
For the first episode, we set out to emphasize the comedy portion when Rikka and Yuuta met. Inside they both thought they were cool, but in reality, they’re a bit dense for not realizing that such things can’t actually happen. Yuuta, having been cured, persists as the straight man now.
The instructions I got from the (male) Director kept going “Make it cute! Make it cute!” Naturally teenagers are childish already, but in comparison to when they were chuuni, we were able to portray them cutely.
The classmates not included in our main cast were only on screen for a short period of time, but don’t miss them!☆
For those of you who were able to attend the pre-screening as well as those of you who were able to watch Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! for the first time, I hope you continue to enjoy the show.
In-Between Check: Emi Nakano
This is Nakano. I was in charge of checking the in-between drawings for the first episode of Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai!
Finally we have started.
Chuunibyou itself has various meanings to people. I think everyone should have some recollection of a time where you were like that, right?
That reminds me of something. When I saw the drawings for the first time, they gave off a warm impression. The characters were warm, their souls were warm…
It’s so hot! I think that’s what we put utmost into this series.
And that’s it for behind-the-scenes this week. I hope to post one of these each week after the episode to avoid any spoilers. Hope you enjoyed reading a little bit of background information about the show.