Chunibyo & Other Delusions The Movie: Take On Me
Complete Collection (2006
- 2007)/UQ Holder!:
(2017/all Sentai Blu-rays)
B & C+/B+/B+ Sound: B+ & C+/B+/B+ Extras: C Main
here's another strong, solid round of anime releases you should know
two years of living together Yuta and Rikka have become a Chunibyo
couple enjoying their school days along with their Chunibyo friends,
but when Rikka's sister decide to move to Italy and take Rikka with
her, Rikka and Yuta decide their only course of action is to
elope/escape for real! As Rikka and Yuta take a whirlwind tour of
Japan, can Yuta and their friends come up with a way to help Rikka
Chunibyo & Other Delusions The Movie: Take On Me
Yuta, Rikka and their friends are Chunibyos - people who live in
fantasy worlds pretending to to fantasy/magical characters. Ever
since Yuta met Rikka he has helped her in school and to accept (some)
of the reality she has been running away from. Over time, the two
fell in love, but as their relationship grew, Rikka and Yuta has to
decided what do they want more, to have a real relationship or to
continue living in their fantasy world? But Rikka is afraid if they
are no longer Chunibyos, then what do have as a couple since their
relationship is built on being Chunibyos? This becomes all TOO real
when Rikka's big sister decides to force her to move to Italy with
her and she blackmails their friends into helping her stop/capture
them. Yuta and Rikka elopement takes them all over Japan, but then
Yuta decides the only REAL way to get Rikka's sister to allow her to
stay ...is to propose to Rikka.
is the final climax for the "Love,
Chunibyo and Other Delusions!"
series, will our hero/heroine finally tie the knot? This is the last
movie of the series, it is mostly about the two main characters of
the series, the other characters just end up as the comic relief.
While you could watch the movie without have watched the series, but
you would just have less character backgrounds. Extras include
Japanese promo video, clean opening and closing animations and
trailers, plus you can read more about the previous installments we
reviewed as follows...
(a slightly) alternate universe, Negi is a 10-year-old prodigy
wizard-in-training and he is sent off to Mahoro Academy in Japan to
be a teacher for 31 school girls of class 3-A. However, upon
arriving, his cover is immediately blown and he ends up making
'pactio'/partnering up with the girls in his class. Now together,
they search for powerful magical artifact known as the Star Crystal
from the magic world in Negima!?:
(2006 - 2007).
is a young wizard-in-training and is sent to Japan to become a
teacher to complete his training while searching for his long lost
father. While the fact he is a wizard is a secret, it soon becomes
common knowledge among the girls of his class and they join him as
his 'partners' in his magical adventure to find and recover the
mysterious 'Star Crystal'. Together, they battle magical and
supernatural creatures to protect their daily normal (questionable)
is a retake on the Negima
series, while different from the original anime/manga, the spirit of
the series is the same between the characters relationships. This
series is more like a side story to the real Negima story. This new
version is a bit less fan service, but more comedy, parodies, omakes
and breaking the 4th wall jokes. The running gag for the series is
each girl that finds out the main character's true identity just ends
up becoming an 'partner' to his harem. Extras include Spring and
this time include....
31 students right off the bat!"
by Negi - Negi arrives at Mahora Academy and he finds out a vampire
is attacking his students.
way, that's what you do for a probationary contract!?"
by Asuna - Negi discovers the 'vampire' turns out to be one of his
students, Evangeline and he learns of her past.
So this is how you use a probationary contract"
by Eva - Eva is after Negi's blood, Negi teams up with Asuna to stop
It's my first time..."
by Nodoka - Nodoka discovers Negi secret and make a pactio with him.
deposits and key fees are expensive in Tokyo. Wait, that's not what
the probationary contract's about"
by Konoka - Nodoka learns how to use her new powers. Konoka decides
she wants a patio with Negi too.
me... Might I not be excused with either the forehead or the cheek?"
by Setsuna - Negi and the his partners must save Kaede, Yuuna and
Chisame who has been mind controlled. After make a pactio with
Setsuna they are able to save them.
I think there are good things about not being seen, but I think there
are times when it's better to be seen, too"
by Sayo - Negi helps Sayo the ghost girl and everyone to realize one
of their classmates is a bonafide ghost.
please make us adults"
by Fuka & Fumika - Negi and the girls enter library island only
to find Fuka and Fumika and they become Negi's newest partners.
by Motsu/ "Why"
by Shichimi - Negi and the girls go on a magic training camp. Kaede
ends up making a pactio with Negi too.
Negi-sensei, behind my back? I shall never condone such a thing!"
by Ayaka - Ayaka begins to suspect Negi's secret.
so Baron is a kind of rose. I thought it was a kind of potato"
by Haruna - Negi and the girls try to catch the Black Rose Baron.
Haruna and Yue find out about Negi's secret. Haruna makes a pactio
with Negi, but Yue runs away.
after much quibbling, what it all comes down to is how you feel"
by Yue - Yue runs away to avoid kissing Negi, but after thinking
about it she eventually reconsiders and makes a pactio with Negi, but
not without the rest of the class discovering Negi's secret.
than it being a matter of you being the enemy, the issue is whether
you are a nuisance to the Master or not"
by Chachamaru - Negi is turned into a Chupacabra and the class is
trapped in an illusionary world. Negi faces an illusion of his
sister and Anya.
speaking, in the face of magic, scientific theory is as good as
by Hakase - Negi is returned to human form after making pactios with
the rest of the girls. They manage to escape the illusionary world
only to return to world where Mahora Academy is in ruins.
class is growing disquiet at these unanticipated turns of events"
by Mana / "So they're getting loud"
by Zazie / "15
by Mana - Negi and the girls must find out more about the Star
Crystal and how to return to the real world.
foe is today's friend"
By Misa / "Good
enough friends to have fights"
by Madoka / "No
doesn't always mean no!"
by Natsumi - Asuna
and Ayaka recalls their past relationship/rivalry.
family is still the homerun king of bonds, isn't it"
by Chizuru / "I
don't understand what you mean at all, Chizu-nee"
By Natsumi - Negi's sister Nekane arrives at Mahora Academy and they
discover she is the Black Rose Baron.
a bastard who get all happy and wants to spill the beans when there's
by Chisame / "Chiu-chiu'g
gonna get anger too. Mad, mad"
by Chiu - Nekane decides to stay and join the girls of Mahora
great to go back to being a child again and having fun. Though, I
have fun without going back to being a child, too"
by Kazumi - All the girls get turned into children and Negi has to
take care of all of them.
say, bigger the blander, but that's not necessarily true in
by Satsuki -Eva turns into a 50ft. giant.
man silently eats his Ramen Takamichi"
by Takahata / "What
the hell does that mean!?"
by Chamo - Yue is in denial that she is in love with Negi.
something is strange is beginning to happen! This must surely be the
end of the world!"
by Lingshen - Negi discovers his childhood friend is the
cause/mastermind behind the missing Star Crystal and Eva gets
you you can't do that, Negi-kun!"
by Yuna / "That's
right, we're your partners!"
by Ako - Negi faces off with a possessed Eva and battles her to free
those she turned to stone. He ends up freeing them and makes a pactio
with Eva and Chachamaru.
it appears this is the climax"
by Akira / "Let's
all go home together, Negi-kun!"
by Misora - Negi is trapped in a magical illusion, but with the help
of the girls they are able to awaken Negi and return to the real
with that, the case is closed!?"
by Narrator - It seems like everything is over and life returns to
normal (questionably), class 3-A throws a party for Anya. But Negi
still feels there is some dark power that still remains.
will not say that I am lonely! Because, I have faith that we will
surely meet again!"
by Negi - Negi believes his father is still alive, but now the girls
of class 3-A want to join him and continue to be part of his future.
more about the original series at this link...
was just a country boy dreaming of making it big in the big city.
Until he discovers he is the grandson of the legendary hero, Negi
Springfield and discovers the world is full of magic, immortals and
monsters. Now, Tota discover what Fate has in store for him, he
makes friends and joins the UQ Holders, a society of immortals who
fight for humanity and discover what his origins really is in UQ
Holder!: Complete Collection
twenty years after the Negima
story (see above), it continues with through Tota, a young immortal.
Magic and immortals now exist in the world, BUT not everyone accept
the immortals, fear and prejudice has created immortal hunters and
magic is simply those in power and those who are not. As Tota joins
the UQ Holders, he learns of his Grandfather's past and his legacy,
including the fact that he is a clone between him and a certain girl.
He discovers even a greater secret, that Negi Springfield is still
alive. Still alive, but possessed by the mysterious 'Mage of the
Beginning', an evil mage that has possessed the Springfield line.
the people who brought you Love
(see above) now bring you UQ
It is filled with fantasy, action and adventure. Currently, this
anime series is only part of the story, it is only up to a point in
the manga (because the manga is still coming out). Extras include 3
OVAs, clean opening and closing animation, Japanese promos and
and the Boy
- Tota a young boy dreams of reaching the capital. That is until he
discovers Yukihime is a vampire hunted by immortal hunters. Tota
becomes an immortal himself to save his friends and Yukihime.
Can't Hate Someone You Meet Naked
- Tota meets Kuromaru another young immortal and they become friends
and decide to journey to the capital together.
- Tota and Kuromaru meet UQ Holder, a society of immortals who use
their immortality to help humanity, but first they have to pass a
of the Assassins
- Tota and Kuromaru's first job is to protect the slum and it's
people. Tota trains in how to 'Flash step'.
Magic (Magia Erebea)
- Tota and Kuromaru face off against the Immortal Hunters and is just
about to be defeated until suddenly Tota awakens his new power.
Troubles of Kuromaru
- Kuromaru must decide what feelings/gender he/she wants to be with
- Tota meets Kirie an immortal who's power is to reset and go back in
time. Kirie warns Tota that Fate Averuncus is after him for some
- The UQ Holders manage to capture Fate... but suddenly Negi appears.
Baths and Vigorous Exercise
- Tota meets Mizore, who declares Tota to be her future husband.
to Mahora Academy
- Tota and his friends go to Negi's old school and join a fighting
- Tota learns of Yukihime's past, but the UQ Holders are attack by
the Mage of the Beginning and are about to lose, until Asuna appears
and lends them a hand.
- With the help of Asuna, Tota and the UQ Holders are able to cause
the Mage of the Beginning to retreat. Afterward Tota swears he will
rescue Negi next time they meet and he confesses his love for
1080p 1.78 X 1 digital High Definition image transfers on all three
releases look really good, but Love
is a little lacking by comparison and the included, anamorphically
enhanced 1.78 X 1 image DVD performs even more poorly. Negima
looks much better than the previous Negima
series release. All three offer original Japanese and slightly
lesser English dialogue versions of the programs, but Love
is ahead here in a rare multi-channel sound release from Sentai in
DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 5.1 lossless mix, leaving the two series
with DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 2.0 Stereo lossless mixes you can try
Pro Logic-like modes on if you have a home theater system