The anime studio Kyoto Animation (KyoAni) confirmed on Wednesday that an anime adaptation is in the works for Torako’s Ch?-2 By? Demo Koi ga Shitai! (I Have Adolescent Delusions, But I Want to Love!) romance novel, and the novel’s website began hosting a mock game and a teaser video. The novel was one of the honorable mention recipients in the Novel category of the first Kyoto Animation Award program last year; no grand prizes were given in any category.
The comedian Hikaru Ij?in coined the term “ch?-2 by?” (literally, “middle-school second-grade disease”) for adolescent thoughts that teenagers commonly have — especially delusions of grandeur or the belief that one is special compared to everyone else.
In the novel, Y?ta Togashi, a boy who used to suffer from “ch?-2 by?,” and Rikka Takanashi, who still has the syndrome, made a true contract with each other (that is, they are dating). They are in the middle of enjoying “real life” to the fullest … or should be. However, Satone Shichimiya a.k.a. “Sophia Ring SP Saturn VII,” a friend from middle school and the one suffering the most from “ch?-2 by?,” appears and turns Togashi’s life upside down. And so, a battle between “Saturn” and “Ja? Shingan” (True Eye of the Devil King) begins.
Kyoto Animation itself began publishing the novel series with illustrations by studio animator Nozomi Ousaka in May, and the second volume is shipping on Wednesday.
Source: Saishin Anime J?h?
Image © Torako/Kyoto Animation
Update: More information added. The second novel volume is shipping on Wednesday. Thanks, ultimatemegax.