Link to the IC Eight-grade syndrome, more commonly known in Japan as Chuunibyou, often terrorize those in their adolescent years. Some say it's a phase teenagers go through, others say teenagers develop it by being exposed to certain media. But a better way to describe it, is that Chuunibyou can be called a disease, albeit one that cannot be shaken off by mere medicine. Sometimes adorable, but often dreadful, its symptoms are associated with an overactive imagination and a peculiar behavior resulting from a new-found self-awareness. Like the guy who's only been reading light novels up until yesterday, then suddenly starts writing his own novels and living his own fantasy to find 'inspiration', or someone who has never played any instrument before, but still tries to play the guitar as if he's a famous rock star. And then there are those who believe they posses special powers, being chosen by the gods to uphold their duties to rid the world of evil. Really, there are different types of this disease. Most of the time, it subsides during the first year of Senior High. Sometimes, it follows through until one graduates High School. But in rare cases, teenagers only develop it during Senior High. The story follows a group of young adults as they go through the everyday delusions created by such a disease. Will it pose a threat as they try to function in society, or will they completely reject the social norms of High School as a result of Chronic Eight-grade syndrome? ________________________________________ THINGS TO NOTE This RP is loosely based off 'Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai'. If you have seen it, good for you! You know just how wacky and crazy things are gonna get. If you haven't seen it yet, what are you waiting for?! You're missing out on a lot! An adventure awaits! But really, you don't need to watch it if you want to join this RP. As long as you know how to write a realistic character and a fantasy character and somehow put them together, or make a socially awkward character, you've pretty much met the requirements. As with the anime, there are going to be delusion battles. Y'know, the ones where the Chuunibyou patient believes he or she is fighting an epic battle between a Dark Priestess sent to bring him or her back to the castle to lock him or her up, but in reality they're just fighting with an umbrella and a ladle because the Chuunibyou patient is just too stubborn to go back home. Anything can happen within the planes of Fantasy, but make sure it's parallel to what's happening in the plane of Reality! I'll allow godmodding to an extent within the planes of Fantasy, but please, don't abuse it. Your character doesn't necessarily have to have the same chuunibyou as anyone. You can make characters like Kumin-senpai, who seems to take napping seriously for some reason. Anything can go, make your imagination run wild! But not beyond the plane of Reality. That's forbidden territory. Two characters max, but one character is recommended. Family members are often treated as NPC, so they shouldn't be too significant to the plot (unless they also have chuunibyou, which is highly unlikely with older siblings). You can also make NPC students on the spot, but make sure they don't have chuunibyou either. The contract that binds to together for an eternity? Yes, relationships. The characters shouldn't be too familiar with romance. After all, they're isolated from the normal ones. But that fuzzy feeling you get when you're with someone you like couldn't be avoided. Should Chuunibyou patients start going out with each other, a lot of awkward moments shall ensue. As this is supposed to be Japan, we should follow their standards. First of all, there are only three years of high school. Second, School starts at April and not at around fall. Third, students go to school by train, and not by bus. There are lots more to add here, but give me some time to research. Character Sheet Format (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Character Sheet Format (open) Character Sheet Format (close) Name: (Should be Japanese) Age: (Should range between 15-18, since they're in Senior High) Grade: (1st to 3rd year) Chuunibyou Type: (Mostly involves the Fantasy Roleplayer type, but you can practically put anything here as long as it makes your character socially awkward) Appearance: (Pics recommended. You can put one pic for the normal appearance and another for Chuunibyou appearance. But if you can't find any pic to suit your tastes, good ol' fashioned wall of text it is.) Personality: Bio: Class: (This applies to Fantasy Roleplayer Chuunibyou. There can be Warriors, Mages, Archers, Clerics, Technicians, Ninjas, Pirates... actually, I'll leave it up to you to decide, since there are too many to count. Yes, there can be hybrids, but it's limited to two. Wouldn't want to over-complicate things would we? Skills: (Separated into two categories.) Chuunibyou Skills: (If it applies, this is where the skills and abilities of your character in the planes of Fantasy go. Remember that they are in Japan, so try your best to make embarrassing English skill names that don't really make sense!) Real Life Skills: (Skills your character actually has in real life. Your character doesn't necessarily have to be good at it. Just as long as he or she does it more often than not.) Trivia: (Things that do not belong to the sections above) Akira Arasaki (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Akira Arasaki (open) Akira Arasaki (close) Name: Akira Arasaki Age: 16 Grade: 2nd Year Chuunibyou Type: Fantasy Roleplayer, believes to have Dissociative Identity Disorder, or Split Personalities when in reality, he only uses it as an excuse to act the way he really wants to act. Appearance: Akira has a decent height and a a decent build for a normal Japanese boy, standing at a height of 5'5'' and weighing around 112 pounds. He has a habit of dyeing his hair white and wearing royal blue eye contacts, despite "not knowing how this habit started". During school, he usally wears his trademark blue hoodie over his uniform. The Demon Assassin, Damien Abendroth, meaning "The Devil in the Red Evening", is depicted as a young man with intense blue eyes, hair like white flames, and a soft yet sinister face. His color scheme is in contrast with his surname Abendroth, since royal blue clashes with the Red Evening, and he would prefer his victims to see him clearly before their inevitable demise. He wears a dark cloak sturdy enough to be called bulletproof, and he is never seen without his Demon Eater, the sword that eats the evil resting within demons to use it for his own. PERSONALITY Akira has Dissociative Identity Disorder... or at least, he claims to have been diagnosed with it. When he is Akira Arasaki, he tends to be nice and courteous and he often watches his manners around those he is not too familiar with. But once he gets comfortable with someone, he starts to act mischievous and impish around them. This "Mischief" ranges from cracking bad or inappropriate jokes, to pulling harmless pranks. But overall, he is still someone you can trust your life with. Well, maybe life is a bit of an exaggeration, but he'd never screw a friend over just for the kicks and giggles. But once his other personality kicks in, things practically fall apart. Damien is depicted as a brutal and cold-blooded assassin who doesn't hesitate to kill his adversaries. One must act with utmost respect around him. Doing so and he shall spare your worthless life. Get on his bad side though, and you've basically brought the apocalypse upon yourself. Though, the worst you're probably gonna get from him is a smack to the face with a cosplay sword. He often acts as if he's the normal one in the ensuing group of Chuunibyous in his school. He'll call all the other Chuunibyous as "childish" and that "they should act their own age". But once everyone's starting to have fun without him, he'll somehow "pass out" and "reawaken" as The Demon Assassin, Damien Abendroth. Once it's all over, he "passes out" again and wakes up as Akira Arasaki once more, having no idea what happened when he was Damien. BIO Akira is one of the many unfortunate students afflicted by the dreaded Eight-grade Syndrome. During eight grade, he had a sudden fascination with demons. Satan, Beelzebub, Abaddon, Baal, Belphegor, Lilim, Succubus, Lilith, Pazuzu, Lucifer... Well, actually this fascination started when he first got all the Persona in the Devil Arcana in Persona 3 Portable. But anyways, he started researching about demons online. He did not worship them, no, he despised them. It is that time when Damien Abendroth was conceived. He created his own character to battle the evil that the Demons have caused... and harness them for his own. He believes that if he gathers all the evil energy exuded by the Demons, he can somehow use it for his own to rule the world. But in order to have this ability, he needs to take a sword and bathe it in Demon's blood. He had no idea where to get Demon's blood as of yet, so he went for the next best thing: Blood from his older brother. A personality that can be compared to Hitler's and terrorist tendencies that can be compared to bin Laden's, Akira's brother is the prime example of a Demon. And the only way to make him bleed from his nose is by giving him a porn mag, and a very good one at that. Once he has his Demon Eater, he called it, Damien Abendroth was born. When he's at school, he tried to act how Damien should act: Cold-blooded, ruthless, and an overall douche. But the reactions he recieved from his schoolmates were far from what he expected. His friends made fun of him in a friendly way, but the others, especially his crush, started avoiding him. The next day, he just suddenly stopped doing it. Some say it was the quickest case of Chuunibyou they have ever seen, but they did not realize that his Chuunibyou was never cured in the first place. Thus, Damien Abendroth was buried, not in history, but merely as a secondary personality of Akira Arasaki. Class: Demon Assassin SKILLS Chuunibyou Skills: Demon Eater: He uses a sword that absorbs the evil in demons and the life energy of his foes, using it to amplify his strength. Basically, he uses a meter stick to bash people with. Osseus Matter: Once he has gained enough evil power, he can summon bones in any shape and size, to any part of his body, giving him the ability to attack at long range. In other words, he starts throwing a bunch of school supplies hidden in his pockets and sleeves. Osseus Overflow: When evil power is enough, he can bring forth a fury of Osseus Matter to topple his foes' defenses, depicted as a typhoon of sharpened bones that inflict a number of wounds that could not be withstanded by any normal being. In short, he starts throwing a fury of writing utensils that come from his bag. But really, it hurts more than it should. Real Life Skills: Despite not being as good in drawing as Rika is, he's still pretty good at drawing houses and buildings. All he needs is a pencil and a ruler... possibly a protractor. And set squares. And T-squares. Ya gotta admit, he's pretty good at faking his DID. Trivia: The only Shin Megami Tensei game he has ever played in his life is Persona 3 Portable. This is based on the fact that Nenshou has also never played any other SMT game besides P3P. He always brings a plethora of school and office supplies, and one can always see a meter stick sticking out of his bag. He said it's because he wants to be an architect. Headers (To be used in the IC) (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Headers (To be used in the IC) (open) Headers (To be used in the IC) (close) CHARACTERS 1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year The School Inayama Kōtōgakkō / Inayama Senior High Inayama Senior High is a school like any other. Though it may not stand out as much as other big schools, it takes great pride on its bright, colorful and imaginative students. Clubs are often active and give the students a chance to show off their talents. They also compete with other schools just to prove how passionate and devoted they are when it comes to club activities. The Student Council always makes it a point that the students enjoy their stay in the school while they can. The Cultural Festival is the most lively part of the school year, and the ones running it always have something up their sleeves to impress the students. But the very reason why the students in Inayama High are considered "colorful" and "imaginative" is because the school is plagued by Chuunibyou. There are at least a small group of them in each class. But really, is that such a bad thing? They bring color and diversity to the school, so Chuunibyou isn't all bad a disease to have. Though most of the students tend to feel that Chuunibyou is a touchy subject, a select few embrace it with all their hearts. Uniforms The Teachers 1st Year Homeroom Teacher Class 1-A Minami Miyoshima As the homeroom teacher of Class 1-A, Miyoshima-sensei sees to it that the new students of Inayama High be accustomed to the traditions of the school. To some, she is seen as a dedicated and hard-working teacher who cares deeply for her students, but to most... she's just seen as the cutest little sensei of Inayama High. Students who are familiar with her like the second and third years call her Mimi-sensei, no matter how much she tells them to call her Miyoshima-sensei. The first years? Well, most of them just call her Chibi-sensei, or mistake her for a lost elementary student in some cases. She often gets angry at them but even that looks cute. Her height of 4'6'' is quite abnormal for a 24-year-old Japanese woman. But don't take her lightly, she takes her teaching very seriously. Her English is top-notch, and even her accent is formidable considering that she's Japanese. If you look past the cute and innocent exterior, you can see that she'll be willing to do anything as long as her students learn something in her class. 2nd Year Homeroom Teacher Class 2-B Akashi Daishima Inayama High's heartthrob, Daishima-sensei is the only reason girls from Inayama High are proud of having a crush on a teacher. Despite the way he looks, Daishima-sensei tries his best to act like a normal teacher, not flaunting any of his good looks or giving special treatment to his female students. Strict as he is with teaching, he is a kind and caring outside of class. The way he takes his work seriously and still happens to be kind to everyone makes most of the girls of Inayama High squeal at the mention of his name. But, like half of the chuunibyou population in the school, he is only doing this in order to hide his past. To those who knew him way back then, they call him the "Chuunibyou Veteran". He used to call himself the First Demon Assassin, Haedus Diederich, when he was in eight grade. He passed down his teachings and the ownership of the Demon Eater to multiple other soon-to-be Demon Assassins, and by "passed down", I mean he posted it on the internet. Most of it was erased when he entered senior high, but there were still remnants of it scattered in the internet. This is where Akira got all his ideas from. Suffice to say, he has all of that behind him and he is working towards a better life, and what better way than to be known as the heartthrob of a certain school? Daishima-sensei teaches Algebra, and although he doesn't have as much passion for teaching as Miyoshima-sensei does, he gets the work done and he helps the students understand what they don't. It's half the reason for the girls in Inayama High to love math. The other half? Well, is sexiness not enough of a reason to love math? 3rd Year Homeroom Teacher Class 3-C Ritsuko Kiriyama Kiriyama-sensei is one of the few teachers who doesn't take her work seriously. She often runs late for her classes, but when she's actually on time for once in a while, she appears to be hung over or still tipsy. Really, it's a miracle she even kept her job. But it probably has something to do with the fact that the principal is an old coot going senile. Most of the time, all she talks about is the new boyfriend she met the other day, and in some cases, she starts complaining about how all boys are total jerks and they deserve to die a slow and painful death. Then the very next day, she finds a new boyfriend and everything's all good and dandy again. It's a vicious and cruel cycle, and who knows how long her students can put up with it? She teaches Science, but most of the time she only teaches from the textbooks, half of which she doesn't have a single clue about. It goes without saying, but she hates it when the students calls her old.