Another week has gone by and we’ve seen episode 7 of Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! I didn’t care for the first half when I first saw it live, but the second half really impressed me. Let’s see what the staff at Kyoto Animation have to say about this episode!
Casual clothing and swimsuits worn during summer vacation.
Yuuta and Rikka
Shinka and Dekomori
Isshiki and Kumin
Rikka and Dekomori
Shinka and Kumin
Yuuta and Isshiki
During summer vacation, the rest of the circle accompanies Rikka as she heads home. Each person’s individuality is represented in their casual clothing.
Memories of summer are etched onto their bodies.
And staff comments:
Episode Director/Storyboards Kazuya Sakamoto:
This is Sakamoto. I was charged with directing/storyboarding episode 7.
It’s swimsuit season!
Yuuta’s a guy!
Rikka shows a different expression!
You have to see it!
Despite that various things in this episode led it to feel different than the ones before it, we still managed to squeeze some gags in. Keeping a balance between the seriousness and the comedy was difficult, but I think it turned out enjoyable. Personally, I felt the little quarrel with Dekomori and Touka was a key point. (laughs)
With this episode, we come into touch a little bit with the main story. As we near the end of the series, how will Yuuta and Rikka come together with “chuunibyou” between them… I hope they remain close until the very end.
Animation Director Hiroyuki Takahashi:
This is episode 7’s aniD Takahashi.
When you think of high school students, you think of summer. When you think of summer, you think of high school students. And when you think about high school students in summer, you think of the beach. Since they’re students, Shinka, Deko, Rikka, Kumin, and Yuuta appeared in swimsuits. And to no big roar of applause, Isshiki also appeared in a swimsuit. They’re all high school students, you see.
By the way, since Touka isn’t a high schooler, she didn’t don a swimsuit. ….Damn it! Deko’s not a high school either…. Anyways, we worked hard drawing these young people in summer.
There were a lot of troubles and vomiting for these summer teens! …Wait, vomiting?!
Background artist Jouji Unoguchi:
I’m Unoguchi and I was in charge of background scenery.
Yeah! It’s finally here!!!!!!! Is this the real swimsuit episode?! Or so you thought until you saw those last moments in episode 7.
Episode 7’s stage isn’t in the school we’re accustomed to; it’s a brand new place. As we added more scenery this time, it felt like your view of this world was broadened. Being able to live in a house like that would bring back so many memories as you passed the time. Were you able to appreciate the new sensations that kept popping up until the very end? I’d be very pleased if you felt like you wanted to go into the ocean next summer while watching the episode.
Anyways, with features like a satisfying summer skyline and satisfying swimsuits, this was an episode that kept you grinning the whole time like you usually do. As for me, I’ve memorized Rikka’s appearance while she was tinkering with the radio for some reason.
And that wraps up the site content for episode 7. What will happen next week as Rikka faces Touka in a state of emotional chaos? We’ll find out…. in 6 days.