Hello all, long time no post! Like my first post (Anime Like The Friends of Ringo Ishikawa?) I’m back to shamelessly ask people to do what I can’t seem to achieve with Google again!
I’ve been watching Love, Chuunibyou, & Other Delusions recently, and it’s nice lighthearted fun and all, but I actually had a slightly weird desire for recommendations after watching it…
For people who aren’t familiar, it’s very broadly a romantic comedy about teenagers who pretend they’re various types of ridiculous fantasy characters (like “the Wicked Lord Shingan” or “Dark Flame Master”). There are some really fun sequences where they imagine having dramatic magical fights, and it’s animated to show how they see it in their heads, with all the gothic scenery and them shouting the names of their ultimate spells and launching off big magical explosions and whatnot-- and then cuts back to how silly they look playing pretend in real life.
I sort of vaguely recognize the trope they’re playing with just from general cultural osmosis, but I realized I don’t really know any fantasy anime that sincerely do the thing they’re parodying here. The anime is sort of lovingly poking fun at the ridiculousness of that genre, but, well… it’s just made me want to watch some of that stuff for real >_>
So long story short, do people have recommendations for the type of big, dramatic, high-power fantasy anime that Chuunibyou is parodying?