I personally do NOT like this anime, and for the following reasons: the characters (aside from Yuuta and Shinka) are so cliche and gimmicky it's not even funny, the situations get really awkward and pointless at times, there's a lot of overacting, and, most egregiously of all, I REALLY don't like the way it portrays its material. The show's about a kid who, when in middle school, used to pretend he was an anime character...no, I don't mean just for a little bit just to make people laugh. He actually BELIEVED with ALL his heart that he was a Dark Flame Master, and masqueraded as him EVERY SINGLE DAY. IN MIDDLE SCHOOL. IN PUBLIC. AND NOBODY SO MUCH AS BATS AN EYE. I know it's a matter of HOW they want to portray these issues, and I get that not everything has to be exactly accurate to real life, and I know this is a comedy and all, and I did laugh at some parts, but...it'd be one thing if Yuuta was in kindergarten when he did this, but...he was a freaking middle schooler! Who SHOULD have known better than to act like an anime character in situations where it's not appropriate! Anyone I know who'd have done that would have been bullied to the point of suicide if they got caught doing that in public where every one of their enemies could see them! How did NO ONE pick up on this?! I don't know if this is a Values Dissonance
thing or what, but the creators really could have handled this a whole lot better, without making every character act like idiots. Also, does chuunibyou really exist? Because I don't believe that's true! I cannot believe that 8th grader syndrome is an actual disorder, because it sounds more like an excuse to me than anything.