I deliberated on whether to review the Chuunibyou Movie (the one that is not a recap) but in all honesty it is a simple movie to describe the hook of so I will keep that part brief and then focus on what everyone here really wants to know about.
For newcomers who have yet to watch the series check out my review of the previous two seasons HERE.
Length: 93 minutes
Take on Me is a “chase/pursuit movie”. The kind where the main character(s) is/are on the run for whatever reason and a majority of the film is spent with them evading their pursuers and experiencing development and growth throughout their journey to wherever it is they are heading. That is the gist of this movie, joining Yuuta and Rikka as they try to get away from the Omnipotent Sexy Beast Touka and her (not by choice) “henchwomen”. As mentioned our heroines (and the other characters for that matter) have strong interpersonal/intrapersonal moments throughout the chase related to their relationships and being someone with “8th Grader Syndrome”, the friend of or related to one. Topics covered throughout the series but them reaching their crescendo in this movie.
Put simply it is a must watch for fans of the series, especially ones hoping for closure from the main story. This will upset super fans of a certain show but I stand by this statement. Take on Me is Tamako Love Story done right. Let us hope the second big Hibike! Euphonium movie will follow suit.
The best parts of the movie unsurprisingly are courtesy of the Omnipotent Sexy Beast Touka’s “hired” stooges NibuDeko and as expected they were not good at their job but gosh darn it were they amazing at everything else! As far as their relationship goes it is still “one step at a time” but progress was definitely made. Give them their own movie and we are set. I posted the above picture for good reason.
A bonus is the potential between Kumin and Satone. Do not expect much but what we got was enough to at least consider it. Sure, why not.