Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren 10 (Unrequited love sure is painful.)

中二病でも恋がしたい!戀/ Chu-2 byo demo KOI ga shitai! Ren
Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren 10 anime review

SPOILER Summary/Synopsis:

Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren 10Satone has a restless night as she starts thinking more and more about Yuuta and their past together. Meanwhile, Rikka has been staying out late every night and won’t tell Yuuta why. As a result, when they go to the water park where Touka is temporarily working, she’s exhausted and sleepy. Satone is also at this water park under a waterfall, trying to purge herself of thoughts of Yuuta. Yuuta showing up doesn’t help. Touka notes this, so when Rikka and Yuuta are leaving the park to get some ice cream, Touka asks where Satone is. Yuuta doesn’t know, so they leave, causing Touka to realize that Yuuta is blind to the situation as his eyes are only on Rikka.

Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren 10Touka pays a visit to the area where the local obon festival is to be held, where Sanae and Nibutani are engaged in a water balloon fight that ends up soaking Touka, causing her to punish them. She tells them (and Kumin) what’s going on. Meanwhile, Rikka and Yuuta are at the library to study, but Rikka is fast asleep. Touka sends Yuuta a text to let him know that she’s returning to Italy and that she’s there if he needs her. That evening, Rikka texts Satone, then visits her apartment to tell her she’s fully powered up and that she’s on her quest to find the third token, though finding it is proving tough and Rikka says she can’t tell Yuuta about it.

Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren 10Sanae, Nibutani, and Kumin begin their surveillance of Yuuta, Rikka, and Satone, where they do observe Satone looking depressed. The trio confront Satone on this later, where they are able to confirm that Satone is in love with Yuuta. She says she’s not there to steal Yuuta, but does say that in the past, she had feelings for Yuuta. She defeated this enemy before and will do so again. When Yuuta and Rikka come to the area, which is near the place where the bon festival is to be held, the foursome hides nearby to observe. Though Satone vows to not change, Nibutani thinks it won’t be that easy for her. Indeed, that afternoon, Satone is depressed over her feelings for Yuuta.

Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren 10That evening, Kuzuha helps Rikka into her yukata. With that, the two and Yuuta head to the festival as Satone hides on her balcony. At the festival, Kuzuha works a yakisoba stand while Rikka and Yuuta visit the water balloon yo-yo stand operated by Kumin, Sanae, and Nibutani. Rikka sees something and leaves to investigate while Satone arrives in a red yukata, acting her usual self. Yuuta goes off to find Rikka while Satone tells the girls that she has to battle herself to overcome her feelings. Yuuta encounters Satone as the rain starts to fall, so they shelter at a shrine, where Satone gets Yuuta to tell her the truth about him and Rikka. When Rikka texts him, he leaves and Satone thinks she’s won the battle. However, when Yuuta returns with an umbrella, Satone breaks down and flees.

Thoughts/Review:

Yeah, unrequited love sure does suck. No doubt, we’ve all been there at one time or another in our lives. That’s why it is so easy to empathize with Satone.

Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren 10

Further, Satone is in that bad position where she had a chance at romance with a person she had fallen for, but because she passed on that opportunity back then, it was far too late when she encountered that person in the present. Now she thinks of what might have been and that makes it worse.  I think we’ve all been here as well.

Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren 10

Touka fulfills her role to move this unrequited love plot forward by observing it (which no one else had), and then putting Nibutani, Sanae, and Kumin on the case.

Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren 10

Speaking of which, I loved how Sanae’s and Nibutani’s sisterly fight ending up involving Touka so that she punished them both. *lol*

Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren 10

I’m not surprised that Yuuta is oblivious to Satone’s growing feelings. After all, Rikka is the girl for him and their relationship continues to grow at a slow, howbeit very slowly.

Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren 10

Question is, what will Yuuta do when he realizes that Satone is in love with him? What will Rikka do when she realizes Satone is in love with Yuuta. I think Yuuta will try to be kind, which will hurt Satone more. I suspect that Rikka will be the one to help Satone through this.

Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren 10

In the end, a bittersweet episode that contained fun and sadness. I look forward to seeing where things go from here.

Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren 10

Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren 10

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4 Responses to “Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren 10 (Unrequited love sure is painful.)”

  1. Aki says:

    I felt so sorry for suchimiya when he came back for her.

    In the end it is one of those situations where her own confidence to step up and declare her love for him in the past is coming back to bite her

    If only she chose him over chuunibyou syndrome, they both would be a normal and sweet couple

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      I felt so sorry for suchimiya when he came back for her.

      Yeah, I did too. I’ve felt badly for her as soon as it became apparent that her feelings for Yuuta were emerging again.

      If only she chose him over chuunibyou syndrome, they both would be a normal and sweet couple

      Yeah, I agree. But I recall being young and making similar mistakes which at the time seemed like the right thing to do. ^_^;;;;

      • Aki says:

        True sometimes keeping chuunibyou is what allows you to stay as who you are… To bad there aren’t really any real life girls with that.

        I hope hope suchimiya will back down… Because Rikka can be so delicate to situations like this

        • AstroNerdBoy says:

          To bad there aren’t really any real life girls with that.

          There probably are, but you wouldn’t want to date them for a whole host of reasons. ^_^;;;

          I hope hope suchimiya will back down… Because Rikka can be so delicate to situations like this

          I think Rikka will show her true “version up” ability and that she’ll actually handle this much better than expected, showing Satone how to walk the line between chuunibyou and reality.

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