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Analysis page made to compile discussion themes from the original draft. Any new additions are welcome.

Possible Western name for Chuunibyou

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 - the main point is that once you're no longer New Meat, you get an ego boost without much added maturity.
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