Created By: Basara-kun on January 31, 2017 Last Edited By: Basara-kun on February 12, 2017
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Chuunibyou

A Japanese slang term which roughly translates to "Middle School 2nd Year Syndrome".

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Chuunibyou (also known as Chunibyo, abbreviated as chuuni and/or chuu2), or "Middle-school 2nd Year Syndrome", is a colloquial and rather derisive term in Japan which describes a person at the age of fourteen would either act like a know-it-all adult, or thinks they have special powers no one else has. Some would even go as far as being obnoxious, arrogant, and often look down on adults or older people. This way of thinking or acting is mostly seen in teenagers during adolescence, however there are people who still act like this even after reaching adulthood.

Chuunibyou uses the word "byou" for "syndrome" or "disease" but it does not actually relate to any medical condition or mental disorder. According to the Chuunibyou User Manual (Chuunibyou Toriatsukai Setsumei Sho), there are three types of people who have chuunibyou traits:

  • DQN (Dokyun kei): Pretends to be anti-social or acts like a delinquent when in fact he or she is not or cannot become like either one. Tells made up stories about gang fights or crimes, or boasts and pretends to know about that subculture. "DQN" is slang for "antisocial person" or "annoying delinquent".
  • Subcultural/Hipster (SubCul kei): Prefers non-mainstream or minor trends and establishes themselves as being special. People of this type do not really love the subculture itself but rather strive to obtain the "cool" factor by not having the same interests as others.
  • Evil Eye (Jyakigan kei): Admires mystical powers and thinks that he or she has a hidden power within them as well. It is this trait that they create an alias specifically for said power. This is also known as the delusional type.

In Western (or at least outside Japan) can be seen this also in teenagers and highschoolers, and even the types and the duration are the same, but different from Japan there's no name for this and isn't even considered a "syndrome", until the internet and anime appeared, being known because of Japanese internet users that became this word as a common slang and even a meme as well some series like Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions that sprayed the term all over the world. If well the Evil Eye-type is more associated with Japanese Media, on the other hand the DQN-type and Subculture-type are more seen in Western (or non-Japanese) media.

Sub-Trope of Immaturity Tropes, part of Stock Japanese Characters. Compare Man Child (if the Chuunibyou grows up and stays the same), Mr. Imagination (especifically for Evil Eye-type), Know-Nothing Know-It-All (for the SubCul-type) and I Just Want to Be Special. Often overlaps with Otaku and sometimes with Hikikomori. See also Daydream Believer, Second Year Protagonist and Your Mind Makes It Real.


Trope Namers and Codifiers

  • Hikaru Ijuin is said to be the first person to use this word as it was heard in his radio programme Hikaru Ijuin's UP'S. During an episode which aired on 11 November 1999, Ijuin mentioned, "I'm still contracting 'chuunibyou' myself". In the following week, Ijuin started a corner called "Am I sick? Oh, it's just Chuunibyou." in which Ijuin reads "cases" contributed by his radio listeners in his radio. Ijuin originally described chuunibyou as the things people normally do during their 2nd year in middle school. As the term grew more popular, it became a slang term among Japanese internet users. Other derogatory terms such as "High School 2nd year Syndrome" (kounibyou), "Elementary School 2nd year Syndrome" (shounibyou), and other similar derivatives started appearing and also became Internet memes. It was then that Ijuin himself tweeted a message regarding this issue by saying, "I have no interest in this word anymore because it has lost its original meaning from when I first described it.".
  • Chuunibyou User Manual by Saegami Hyouya is basically an All There in the Manual for this kind of syndrome, becoming even a reference for future works in Japanese Media. The book was released on 2008 under Kotobukiya publishing and even having its own manga based on this book.

Examples

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    Anime and Manga 
  • Masayoshi Hazama is one of the main characters of Samurai Flamenco. A male model by occupation, Masayoshi has a love for Super Sentai/Power Rangers-type shows, and has always desired to be a hero of justice. One day, he decides to get a custom sentai suit made to finally live out his dreams as a hero. While he has no fighting experience, he gives his all when acting as a superhero, trying to instill the concepts of truth and justice into the delinquents he runs into while on patrol. He believes himself able to convince these kids of the path of justice, and able to hold his own in battle, although neither of these are particularly true. Still, he never gives up on his dreams and believes that with enough dedication he can truly become a hero like the ones on TV.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!: Before the manga became entirely about card games, one Villain of the Week was a classmate who claimed he could see the future (and arranged for his predictions to come true). When exposed by Yugi, it turned out his predictions were all prewritten, such as "There will be an earthquake". In Japan.
  • The protagonist trio of Daily Lives of High School Boys are seen as chuunibyous, in which in various scenes they played as they are part of a RPG. Also, Motoharu the Delinquent, despite his notoriety as a delinquent, he only really looks the part, and is one of the main group's friends.
  • Shaman King
  • In Pani Poni Dash!, Behoimi acts like a Magical Girl, though she grows out of it over the course of the series.
  • In Martian Successor Nadesico, Jiro Yamada (or as he calls himself, "Gai Daigoji")note  is a Hot-Blooded Real Robot pilot who thinks he's in a Super Robot series, shouting out the names of attacks from his favorite anime while in combat. He also serves as something of an inspiration to the rest of the cast, even those who claim to find his behaviour annoying especially when he dies during battle.

    Comic Books 
  • A famous Western example of chuunibyou is Kick-Ass, in which Dave Lizewski (a.k.a. Kick-Ass), a sixteen-year-old high school student, decides to become a real-life superhero, despite having little-to-no fighting skills or training, and no super powers, he assumes the superhero role by fashioning a costume from a wetsuit bought on Ebay, inspiring dozens of teenagers like him to become superheroes like him (and eventually supervillains too). Another case is Hit Girl, which apart of becoming a vigilante and having real training and skills (with the same Evil Eye-type than Kick-Ass), she's also a DQN-type as well a Western example of a Tsundere. This comic book series (as well their movies) also were inspiration for the anime Samurai Flamenco.

    Fan Works 

    Light Novels 
  • The most famous example and the reason why this term is widely known outside Japan is Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions (mostly because of the anime adaptation than the light novel). It follows a boy, Yuta Togashi, who in middle school had chuunibyou and called himself the Dark Flame Master, which ended up alienating him from his fellow classmates. He ends up finding this behavior embarrassing, and tries to reinvent himself in High School. However, a girl with chuunibyou, Rikka Takanashi, catches wind of Yuta's past and becomes interested in him and his Dark Flame Master persona. She herself believes that she is a sorceress with the ability to see other people's destinies through her "Wicked Eye", which she keeps hidden behind a medical eyepatch. Hilarity ensues as the two begin to become friends and they start to learn more about each other's lives.
  • Yoshiteru Zaimokuza from My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU has delusions about being a warlord in another life and even having a lifetime rivalry with Hachiman Hikigaya who also has a coincidence in his name just as Yoshiteru. He's recognized as a chuunibyou for all the other members of the Service Club (even being called by Yui and Komachi as "Chuuni-chan"), but Hachiman, who sees he has the "novelist syndrome".
  • Rinna Kazamatsuri from Chivalry of a Failed Knight is a member of the Shinigami, a C-Range Blazer... and a chuunibyou, who even referenced Rikka Takanashi having an Eyepatch of Power to "seal her powers".
  • In Oreimo, "Kuroneko" is this, wearing Gothic Lolita dresses, threatening people with curses, and enjoying shows because they're hard to understand. It's a while before the audience even learns what her real name is.

    Literature 
  • The 2001 mystery novel Hyouka (most known for their manga and anime adaptations) is about a group of students part of the Kamiyama High School's Classic Literature Club. All of them take very seriously their duties in the Club, at the point of working more as a Mystery Club than a Literature Club, solving fictional cases made by themselves.
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: The titular Prince came up with his identity in his teenage years as a way to get back at his Muggle father (hence half-blood) by using his witch mother's last name. He was known to run around with a gang of people who would later become the first Death Eaters and came up with some very nasty spells. He's better known as Severus Snape.
  • Don Quixote, is largely regarded as the Ur-Example of chuunibyou-focused stories, even when the eponymous protagonist is nearing 50 years of age.

    Video Games 
  • Hikikomori No Chuunibyou is a Steam's Indie Platform Game (with touches of Puzzle and Beat 'em Up) made in 8-bit about a Hikikomori who also is a Chuunibyou and has been obligated to go outside, passing stages using parkour-like abilities and martial-arts techniques.
  • Squall Leonhart from Final Fantasy VIII. Squall starts an introverted, cold and taciturn teenager who pushes away those who would otherwise be considered his friends. During the game Squall narrates his thoughts and feelings in silent voice-overs, during which he reveals he acts the way he does for fear of getting close to people. Squall comes to rethink his choices in life when he falls in love with Rinoa Heartilly and comes to accept the support and friendship of his comrades, becoming more social.
  • Touhou
    • Sanae Kochiya is an unusual example in that she really does have supernatural powers, she's just way too enthusiastic about them (and occasionally lapses into If Jesus, Then Aliens).
    • Sumireko Usami is a textbook example of chuunibyou syndrome, being convinced of her inherent specialness, belief in mystical phenomena and general obsession with the occult, and superiority complex towards her peers and everyone else she meets prior to the serving of humble pie she gets at the hands of Reimu and Gensokyo's youkai. Unlike many other examples of this trope, however, she actually has very potent Psychic Powers.
    • The story of Dateless Bar "Old Adam" focuses on chuunibyou as a general theme, in the form of the adults Maribel and Renko meet that are obsessed with the stories about Gensokyo told by the former's pseudonym, Dr. Latency.
  • Gladion from Pokmon Sun and Moon has many hallmarks of this character type. He's got an angry demeanor and denies being friends with any human characters, is obsessed with strength, poses dramatically during battle, and even gets called out by Hau on acting mysterious just to seem cooler.

    Visual Novels 
  • Rintarou Okabe is the main character of Steins;Gate. He is a self-proclaimed mad scientist and villain, and will often partake in strange mannerisms such as talking to himself via cell phone and laughing maniacally in order to keep up this persona. However, he does not truly believe himself to be a mad scientist, but rather he acts like this in order to entertain his childhood friend Mayuri Shiina.

Indexes: Stock Japanese Characters, Immaturity Tropes, Characters as Device, School Tropes, Character Flaw Index, Youngsters
Community Feedback Replies: 32
  • January 31, 2017
    Chabal2
    Yu Gi Oh: Before the manga became entirely about card games, one Villain Of The Week was a classmate who claimed he could see the future (and arranged for his predictions to come true). When exposed by Yugi, it turned out his predictions were all prewritten, such as "There will be an earthquake". In Japan.
  • February 1, 2017
    Arivne
    • Replaced unusual apostrophes with standard quotation marks and apostrophes to avoid bizarre character creation.
    • Corrected spelling (Usefl Notes).
    • Italicized work names as per How To Write An Example - Emphasis For Work Names.
    • Examples section
      • Added a line separating the Description and Examples section.
    • De-italicized index trope names.
  • February 1, 2017
    Basara-kun
    ^ Thanks for the corrections ;)

    ^^ Added that and other examples I remember to the list, but I got some questions about some stuff I want to add, so I ask you here:
    • I know there're more examples in Western Media, but the only one I can think of now is Kick Ass, in which their characters pretend to be superheroes in a Evil Eye-type mode. Not sure if I should add this in a Comic Book section.
    • All articles about Chunibyo are only related to Love Chunibyo And Other Delusions and have images from this anime only. To avoid being one more of these pages, I suggest to use this image from Oregairu's Zaimokuza as the main pic of this trope wannabe. What do you think??
    • Reading some articles on internet like this one, Chunibyo is related with Mary Sue/Marty Stu about the adolescents with this syndrome made Fan Fic or original stories based on themselves as an extension of them, being everything they can't be in a fictional story. What do you think about?? Should I add this to the trope?? And if the answer is yes, should I add it in Literature, Fanfiction or Real Life section??
    • Should I stay with "Chunibyo" name or change it with "Chuunibyou" as it said in a lot of websites on the internet??

    That's all, I hope more examples as well hats, that's very important (especially hats)
  • February 1, 2017
    KaiYves
    Not directly related to this TLP, but the "earthquake in Japan" example makes me wonder if "unimpressive inevitable prediction" could be a trope of its own.
  • February 2, 2017
    alnair20aug93
    The Unicode (中二ç—) is busted.
  • February 2, 2017
    Basara-kun
    Yeah, I can't add any kanji here because got screwed up. I cleaned them all, maybe that's the reason why this got 2 bombs instead hats =(
  • February 3, 2017
    YasminPerry
    Article needs to explain this concept better to Westerners
  • February 3, 2017
    Leporidae
    ^ I think the first paragraph explains it fine. And the third paragraph goes on to describes how a Westerner might have come in contact with examples in media, as well as how teenagers exhibiting the same "symptoms" are viewed outside of Japan.
  • February 3, 2017
    Prime32
    Created a YKTTW for this a few years ago - it was mod-nuked

    Should I stay with "Chunibyo" name or change it with "Chuunibyou" as it said in a lot of websites on the internet??
    "Chuunibyou" and "Chūnibyō" are valid romanizations. "Chunibyo" is non-standard. And it's often shortened to "chuuni" or "chuu2".

    See also Daydream Believer.
  • February 3, 2017
    NotOnAnyFlatbread
    Why is the "Chuunibyou User Manual" considered authoritative for defining a trope? If we're going to define and name variants of a trope based on the say-so of one individual work, I think that calls for a little more justification of what makes it a Trope Codifier.

    As someone unfamiliar with the Japanese usage, this sounds essentially like troping adolescents boasting or thinking they're special...which frankly seems very general and not all that noteworthy. What are the limits on the trope to keep it from exploding into a list of any child character who shows any hint of these traits? Is it going to be limited to discussed examples, where the character is described as a "chunibyo" in-universe? Will it be strictly limited to 14-year-old characters (i.e., requiring that the character's age be clearly established)? The line saying "This way of thinking or acting is mostly seen in teenagers during adolescence, however there are people who still act like this even after reaching adulthood" seems to invite [[Shoehorn shoehorning]] of older characters.

    The current examples list is unclear and does not provide enough context. For example:
    • "The protagonist trio of Daily Lives Of High School Boys are seen as chunibyos of Evil Eye-type, in which in various scenes they were part of a RPG." This sounds like either a discussed example and/or a subversion, rather than a straight example, since their perceived fulfillment of the trope (which has not been adequately described) is actually just part of a game.
    • "Squall Leonhart from Final Fantasy VIII is a DQN-type. Squall starts an introverted, cold and taciturn teenager who pushes away those who would otherwise be considered his friends." The description here does not match the trope description of a "DQN-type." "Introverted, cold and taciturn" is not the same as "acting like a delinquent," and seems quite inconsistent with boasting and telling made-up stories about gang activity.

    The following examples seem to discussion of the trope without providing actual examples:
    • Hikaru Ijuin (hikaruijuin@twitter) is said to be the first person to use this word as it was heard in his radio programme Hikaru Ijuin's UP'S. During an episode which aired on 11 November 1999, Ijuin mentioned, "I'm still contracting 'chuunibyou' myself". In the following week, Ijuin started a corner called "Am I sick? Oh, it's just Chuunibyou." in which Ijuin reads "cases" contributed by his radio listeners in his radio. Ijuin originally described chuunibyou as the things people normally do during their 2nd year in middle school. As the term grew more popular, it became a slang term among Japanese internet users. Other derogatory terms such as "High School 2nd year Syndrome" (kounibyou), "Elementary School 2nd year Syndrome" (shounibyou), and other similar derivatives started appearing and also became Internet memes. It was then that Ijuin himself tweeted a message regarding this issue by saying, "I have no interest in this word anymore because it has lost its original meaning from when I first described it.".
    • "Basing in some articles on internet like this one, Chunibyo may be related with Marty Stu about the adolescents with this syndrome (mostly Evil Eye-type) made Fan Fic or original stories based on themselves as an extension of them, being everything they can't be in a fictional story." This seems to be discussion of the trope masquerading as a general example...and general examples aren't acceptable anyway.

    The following are Zero Context Examples that just say the character is an example and/or fits some "type" of the trope without explaining how:
    • Rinna Kazamatsuri from Chivalry of a Failed Knight is a member of the Shinigami, a C-Range Blazer... and a chunibyo (Evil Eye-type), who even referenced Rikka Takanashi having an Eyepatch of Power to "seal her powers".
    • Chuunibyou User Manual by Saegami Hyouya is basically an All There in the Manual for this kind of syndrome, becoming even a reference for future works in Japanese Media. The book was released on 2008 under Kotobukiya publishing and even having its own manga based on this book.
    • The 2001 mystery novel Hyouka (most known for their manga and anime adaptations) is about a group of students part of the Kamiyama High School's Classic Literature Club. All of them take very seriously their duties in the Club, at the point of being more of a Mystery Club than a Literature Club. All of their members have Evil Eye-type, in a more or less degree.
    • Hikikomori No Chuunibyou is a Steam's Indie Platform Game (with touches of Puzzle and Beat 'em Up) made in 8-bit about a Hikikomori who also is a Chunibyo and has been obligated to go outside, passing stages using parkour-like abilities and martial-arts techniques.
  • February 3, 2017
    MorningStar1337
    Dosn't Mr Imagination cover this?
  • February 3, 2017
    Prime32
    @Not On Any Flatbread: Goofballs who claim to have demonic powers and constantly clutch their eyepatch/bandaged arm in pain are basically a Stock Character by now. Even Fire Emblem has one.
  • February 4, 2017
    Basara-kun
    @Prime32: Seeing the past draft, the term was vagely explained and only based on Love, Chunibyo... anime and not as a term applied in Japanese common slang before that light novel/anime. When I decided to do this, I searched well about this and not only basing in this series, being the one that sprayed the term outside Japan instead of being the Trope Codifier or Namer. Interestingly, there're various examples there I can use here, especially for SubCul kei I didn't find before. Also, I changed the name as you suggested, "chuunibyou" is a more accepted term so I changed to that, as well added your other suggestions, thanks ;)

    @NotOnAnyFlatbread: More than examples, the User Manual and Ijuin's radio program are the Trope Codifiers for this word, both showing this word existed years before the light novel/anime Love, Chunibyo... sprayed that term to the world. As I said before, this is common for the rest of the world (even I remembered to have it in high school, and I'm from South America), but Japanese people were the first ones whose given that a specific name, which is the idea to cover this trope. I was thinking in make a separate section for the Trope Codifiers instead being part of the examples list, about the other you named, I'll be working more on them.

    @MorningStar1337: Chuunibyou is this trope applied to teenagers only, maybe could be even a Sub Trope, if you think it's necessary to say, but I think this a stock character as Prime32 said it ^

    Also guys...
    All articles about Chunibyo are only related to Love Chunibyo And Other Delusions and have images from this anime only. To avoid being one more of these pages, I suggest to use this image from Oregairu's Zaimokuza as the main pic of this trope wannabe. What do you think??
    What do you think about this?? As I said, adding an image from that series only would vinculated it more to this instad being an example, that's why I chosen this one from Oregairu instead.
  • February 4, 2017
    Basara-kun
    Double post: should I separate examples of every kind of chuunibyou type instead of group them all as it is now or not??
  • February 4, 2017
    Prime32
    Trying to divide them by type would be forced - they're just symptoms of the same thing, and the line between them is arbitrary to begin with (if you're the reincarnation of a demon, why would you drink the same kind of coffee as regular mortals?). I mean, Okabe Rintarou is mostly limited to "I AM MAD SCIENTIST, CHAOS AND INVADE", but he also does the "my arm is possessed" thing around Ruka - does that mean you were going to list him multiple times?

    If anything, I'd say the examples mention types too much already.
  • February 4, 2017
    Basara-kun
    Hmmm, should I avoid to use types in examples all the time or just in some cases?? I mean, in this trope, the common type is the Evil Eye and maybe that should be avoided, but DQN and SubCul could be mentioned at least
  • February 4, 2017
    NotOnAnyFlatbread
    ^As mentioned on the Type Labels Are Not Examples page, it is a type of Zero Context Example. In other words, your example should not rely on a type designation to be clear and understandable.

    If taking the type name out of the example makes it hard to understand, then you probably aren't providing enough context. The trope description should clearly described any types, and the example descriptions should clearly describe the behavior and characterization that makes the character fit the trope (i.e., the evidence that the trope applies in that case). If both the trope and the example have sufficient description, you shouldn't need to tell the reader which type it falls under, because they should have all the info to recognize it themselves. A type designation could be a useful tidbit of extra information to help orient the reader, but it should never be a crutch to shore up an inadequate example, and they're easily misused in that way.

    IMO, I'd say to write the example without permitting yourself use a type designation. Then, consider whether adding it would improve the example. (And if it does improve it, double-check once more that it's not because some piece of the context is still missing.)
  • February 4, 2017
    Prime32
    Also of note: The American English term "sophomoric" is similar in etymology and meaning to "chuunibyou", though it refers to a different kind of immaturity (specifically, being a crass Know Nothing Know It All). It's interesting that "second-year student" is still a shorthand for that, even when the second-years are different ages - I guess the main point is that once you're no longer New Meat, you get an ego boost without much added maturity. Though that might be more of an Analysis page thing.

    Second Year Protagonist is also relevant here.
  • February 7, 2017
    Chabal2
    Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince: The titular Prince came up with his identity in his teenage years as a way to get back at his Muggle father (hence half-blood) by using his witch mother's last name. He was known to run around with a gang of people who would later become the first Death Eaters and came up with some very nasty spells. He's better known as Severus Snape.
  • February 7, 2017
    Basara-kun
    ^Added as well Prime 32's most of examples from first draft, thanks guys!!

    Also, if this is released as a trope, maybe should be added an Analysis section debating most of the things said in past comments
  • February 7, 2017
    MetaFour
    Should the description mention similarity to Know Nothing Know It All?
  • February 7, 2017
    Basara-kun
    ^In the previous draft yes, but not here at least. That could be mostly part of SubCul but not necessarily of the whole chuunibyou concept IMO. I could add it to the description, maybe
  • February 8, 2017
    SeptimusHeap
    Can we have an English word in the trope name so that we have an idea of what it is about. Say Chuunibyou Syndrome or Chuunibyou Phenomenon.
  • February 8, 2017
    IniuriaTalis
    • Gladion from Pokemon Sun And Moon has many hallmarks of this character type. He's got an angry demeanor and denies being friends with any human characters, is obsessed with strength, poses dramatically during battle, and even gets called out by Hau on acting mysterious just to seem cooler.
  • February 8, 2017
    rmctagg09
    ^^ Seconding the former.

    • Touhou
      • Sumireko Usami is a textbook example of chuunibyou syndrome, being convinced of her inherent specialness, belief in mystical phenomena and general obsession with the occult, and superiority complex towards her peers and everyone else she meets prior to the serving of humble pie she gets at the hands of Reimu and Gensokyo's youkai. Unlike many other examples of this trope, however, she actually has very potent Psychic Powers.
      • The story of Dateless Bar "Old Adam" focuses on chuunibyou as a general theme, in the form of the adults Maribel and Renko meet that are obsessed with the stories about Gensokyo told by the former's pseudonym, Dr. Latency.
  • February 9, 2017
    Prime32
    ^^^ "Middle School 2nd Year Syndrome Syndrome"?

    If you want an English name, then go the whole way and call the page "Eighth-Grader Syndrome", with "Chuunibyou" as a redirect (but still use the latter term in the page description).
  • February 10, 2017
    Basara-kun
    ^^^^Chuunibyou itself is a term for a kind of character, like Otaku or Hikikomori, I don't think it's necessary an English explanable name (maybe the "sophomoric" term as Prime32 said it before) since it was already explained in the first and third paragraphs. Also, there're various other Japanese words already used here that doesn't need an English name like Mukokuseki, Joshikousei, Bokukko and so on.

    PS: Adding examples during these days, thanks guys :D I think this is more than ready for launch
  • February 12, 2017
    crazysamaritan
    We don't use foreign names for worldwide phenomenon. Given that you're collecting a number of non-Japanese examples, it cannot be claimed that they're specifically a Japanese trope.
  • February 12, 2017
    IniuriaTalis
    It's a concept that doesn't really have a non-Japanese name, like Tsundere. Also, all but two of the examples are Japanese. The basic idea pops up occasionally in other places, but only Japan has it as an identifiable character type.
  • February 12, 2017
    crazysamaritan
    Kick-ass, Hit Girl, Half-blood Prince, Don Quixote, heck, the first season of Boy Meets World has the titular character giving themselves a superhero name every other episode. The Japanese term may certainly be used for a Japanese-translation, but for the English wiki, we need English words.
  • February 12, 2017
    IniuriaTalis
    I will again point to Tsundere as an example of something that has a Japanese name because no English equivalent exists.
  • February 12, 2017
    Basara-kun
    ^I agree. As said in the third paragraph:
    In Western (or at least outside Japan) can be seen this also in teenagers and highschoolers, and even the types and the duration are the same, but different from Japan there's no name for this and isn't even considered a "syndrome"

    ^^I can't give this another name because it doesn't have another one that represents everything in this draft. Maybe Middle School2nd Year Syndrome can be a redirection for this if you got problems with this Japanese word, but there isn't another name to describe this, it doesn't exist.

    OK, more than ready to launch this. Due to the heated discussion, I think an Analysis section will be made copypasting what was exposed here. Thanks to all for the support, examples and obviously the hats ;)
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