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Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai Ren – 12

And so ends Chuunibyou, with a warm lesson about love. While the steps you take in order to grow closer are important, the speed at which you take them doesn’t mean you don’t love each other; it’s truly about the time you spend together and the memories you make.

Rikka wants to grow closer to Togashi. In order to do so, she realizes this means stepping up their lover’s contract – something only possible now because she awakened the dark flame dragon in the previous episode. The girl is seeking to reap her harvest, as it were. Can’t blame her!

After a few hilarious misunderstandings with Nibutani and Deko, who seem to have the impression that “taking their contract a step further” means they either already have or plan to, uh, have relations. Obviously this isn’t the case with our beta-ass main character, who could barely even hold hands without melting.

Thankfully, Rikka has great friends who help instill a lot of confidence in her. She asks Togashi to meet her after school under the bridge. After a pep talk from Deko and Sophia (and some mana from the latter), she works up the courage to not run away. Togashi does come, and the two discuss how close they’ve grown in the past year. They couldn’t even hug each other or hold hands a year ago. Now they’ve grown so much closer and done so many things together. Although they never get to kiss, Togashi assures her it will happen when the time is right, and that they should take it slowly. Cute and heartwarming is an understatement. Truly, their love is evident in the time they’ve spent together and the memories they’ve forged in their hearts. Now that’s love.

Thanks, Chuunibyou! I’ll miss you and your whole cast. Come back soon because I already miss you.

Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai Ren! – 11

Togashi, in the great tradition of anime protaganists, is unsurprisingly dense and unaware of Sophia’s feelings for him. As you might recall, this caused a bit of strife at the end of the previous episode. Our poor Sophia runs off in a tizzy.

Thankfully, Nibutani steps in to tell Togashi exactly what is going on (and thankfully chastises him for being an idiot and not figuring it out himself). In addition, his attention towards Sophia is upsetting his main squeeze, Rikka, who like any girl in a relationship feels as though Togashi has eyes for another. Great situation you’ve got yourself in there Togashi.

It’s clear to anyone with a brain (including Nibutani) that Sophia is trying her best but isn’t quite over Togashi yet. Nibutani visits Sophia as her alter-ego, Forest Summer in order to help her get over Togashi. She claims she must seek out and defeat her “true enemy”. Unsure who Nibutani might be referring to, she can only assume it must be Togashi himself! It seems that Rikka’s quest to awaken the dark flame dragon won’t be so easy…

In other news (forgive me for jumping around so much), Rikka is seeking the final pieces to awaken the dark flame dragon. Togashi left behind instructions on doing so in middle school which Rikka is following to a T. Togashi realizes this, chases after her, and tells her to go back, given she’s sick as a dog. The poor girl doesn’t listen and after an emotional moment, Togashi agrees to allow both Rikka and Sophia to awaken the dark flame dragon inside him.

Where do we go from here? I’m sure Rikka will attempt to strengthen their relationship to some degree, I suppose? There are really no long-lasting plot threads at this point…but honestly, I’m ok with that. The show and series has a whole has been so warm and sweet. I love it. One episode left!

Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai Ren – 10

Kyoani tears strike again! Goddamn KyoAni tears….Man. Deko tears are just the worst, though.

Anyways, on to the episode. This week focused strongly on our new heroine, the devil girl Sophia. I believe the most striking thing I learned about her is that she wears her scarf even when she is swimming. What a water proof-ass scarf. Or a soggy one.

To anybody who’s been watching this show, it’s bloody obvious that Sophia is harboring a childhood crush on Togashi, who to her always will and always has been Dark Flame Master. She had, at least prior to this episode, maturely accepted that Rikka was the victor of love in this battle…until now. Despite her constant repression of her own feelings, she’s unable to quell the way she feels about Togashi. Togashi, thick as is par for the course for a main character, still hasn’t figured that out yet.

Rikka’s sister has done what Togashi cannot and deciphered the three’s relationship with one another at a glance, and warned Nibutani and the others to keep an eye on them. Nibutani, deko, and our very own nap goddess do just that and find out she, big surprise, DOES love him after all. She gives them a vague answer like “I’m going to keep being me!” which I’m not really sure whether that means she’s going to relent or keep going. The episode soon reveals it’s the latter.

Rikka’s elder sister returns to Italy and the status quo is maintained once again…until Sophia gets stuck in the rain with Togashi. Fighting her feelings, she essentially asks Togashi how far he’s gone with Rikka. He’s done such scandalous stuff like hold her hand and say that he “loves her”, which hurts Sophia to hear. She accepts it and he wanders off to find out where Rikka’s gone to. Proud that she endured all of it without crying, she rejoices briefly until Togashi returns with an umbrella. His spontaneous act of kindness causes her to lose her composure, sob, and run off. Poor thing.

This is the first time we’ve gotten a “To be continued” at the end of an episode so we can be sure this is going to be juicy!