Sentai Filmworks had caused a lot of sadness among fans when they announced that the May 27th release of Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! would be a monolingual release when it lands on DVD and Blu-ray. But now, according to Right Stuf, that’s all changing as the Blu-ray edition of the release has been canceled completely.
What they’re doing is leaving the DVD edition in place and will solicit a new Blu-ray/DVD combo edition in the near future that will include a dub with it. What we suspect is that the general outpouring helped to change their mind but that the DVD edition was likely already done ahead of its release so it made sense to continue that. But the Blu-ray release, which involves a bit more work, hadn’t been completed so it was easier to cancel that outright. The eventual DVD/BD combo release, if they do follow through on that format, will be the first combo release from the company (something we’d love to see more of).
Plot concept: Yuta Togashi has a problem. He used to be a “chunibyo,” one of the thousands of Japanese students so desperate to stand out that they’ve literally convinced themselves that they have secret knowledge and hidden powers. But now that he’s starting high school, he’s determined to put aside his delusions and face life head on. The trouble is Rikka Takanashi, his upstairs neighbor, is just a little bit delusional herself. And she knows all about his past indiscretions. Yuta thought his delusions were all behind him. Now he’s not so sure. “Crazy in love” gets a whole new meaning as fantasy worlds collide!