After living and teaching English to middle schoolers in Japan for two years, I’ve just realized that I haven’t written anything about something that, according to anime, should’ve been fairly common!
And that’s “chuunibyou” (chuuni), known in English as “middle-schooler syndrome”.
While in anime we frequently see the chuuni character in high school, I interacted regularly with the junior high school students where this illness is supposed to originate, at an age where immaturity is still rampant and such behaviour is still accepted…
Naturally, I’m writing this to detail my personal observations of such an affliction, so please read on to learn just how it takes form in reality.
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