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Chunibyo Demo Koi ga Shitai! Opening Parodies, also known as “Chu-2 byo demo OP Parodies” (Japanese: 中二病でもOPパロ), refer to a series of parody videos for the opening theme from Japanese TV anime series Chūnibyō Demo Koi ga Shitai! produced by Kyoto Animation.
Since after the anime started on TV, people have been posting videos to Nico Nico Douga (NND). And many of them features a finger spin by Rikka Takanashi, the heroine in this story.
This TV anime series is aired from Octover 2012 to December 2012. The song used in the opening movie is “Sparkling Daydream” produced by Japanese female singer and songwriter ZAQ. One of the highlights in this movie by Kyoto Animation is its unique rendition which frequently switches left and right frames along with that high-speed song. And the other is Rikka’s adorable finger spin which appears from 0:58 in this video below.
In the same manner as Kyoto Animation’s previous products The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Lucky Star, K-ON! and Nichijou, this opening theme movie was immediately set to a subject for fan works by NND users. And most of them are parody videos reproducing the original rendition by their favorite characters. These videos below are the earliest instances in this series:
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As of December 2012, the amount of videos related to this series on NND is about 250.
Rikka’s Finger Spin
As seen in the Opening, the part, where Rikka Takanashi spins her two index fingers, is one of the most favoured scenes by fans. An ASCII-Art of this scene was made “(σ回ω・)σ←↖↑↗→↘↓↙←↖↑↗” and also is a tag for videos featuring her finger spin.
On YouTube, this part was used in a video titled “WOOP WOOP”, made and uploaded on October 4th, 2012 by user jgsfgs and it was the first fandom. It received over 287.000 views and has 28 video responses. And the finger spin reached more recognition, when a NND user 01 made a Fukkireta fad response and uploaded it on October 12th, 2012. The video was also the trigger for Fukkireta videos featuring this dance and character were also re-drawed. As seen on Opening MADs, the finger spin is also re-drawed in these.
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Finger Spin Videos
Rikka’s other edition
Sakuya Izayoi from Touhou Project
Tetsuya Kuroko from Kuroko’s Basketball
Ranko Kanzaki from THE iDOLM@STER
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