Synopsis: Chuunibyo Demo Koi ga Shitai! – episodes 1 – 6
I have only recently started to watch Chuunibyo Demo Koi ga Shitai!, but although it is beautifully made, I am having trouble understanding the story. I think I will have to watch episode one if I am to have any chance of getting to really know Rikka and Yuuta. The following article is a synopsis from: AnimeNewsNetwork.com
I hope the synoposis will help anyone like me who is new to this series, to get to know the characters.
Chuunibyou, which roughly translates as “8th Grader Syndrome,” is an actual colloquial Japanese term which derisively refers to a propensity for self-delusion and aggrandizement in early adolescents. It can take several forms, one of which is Evil Eye, the belief that one has hidden, mystical super-powers and the construction of an alter ego to manage those powers. Newly-minted high schooler Yuuta Togashi suffered badly from the latter in middle school, even going so far as to call himself Dark Flame Master, but he now looks back on his behavior with embarrassment and horror and wants nothing more than to leave it behind him.
To that end he chose a high school as far away from his middle school as possible so that he could get a fresh start. The problem is that the eye patch-wearing girl who lives with her older sister in the apartment above his, one Rikka Takanashi, still suffers from chuunibyou (she believes that the Wicked Eye under her eye patch channels dark mystical powers, hence the reason she normally keeps it covered) and actively tries to draw him into her fantasies once she gets wind that he is the former Dark Flame Master. A cute, nap-loving upperclassman also gets drawn in when an encounter with Rikka’s antics with Yuuta greatly amuses her, and Rikka summons to their school a twin-tailed underling who’s not only just as deep into chuunibyou as Rikka is but also regards Rikka as her master.