English: Love, Elections & Chocolate
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 6, 2012 to Sep 28, 2012
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or olderL represents licensing company
Score: 7.401 (scored by 19922 users)
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Sep 28, 2012
Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate/Koichoco (also known as Love, Election, and Chocolate) is an anime series produced by AIC Build (Haganai, Oremio) and directed by Tōru Kitahata. The anime is also based off an adult visual novel developed by Sprite. Now what a minute. Did I see the word “adult” in that statement? One might expect some ecchi or or specifically, “adult scenes” in this series, right? Well, not all the case because in the anime world today, censorship and limitations holds this series at its limit.
Judging by the title of the series, it can be quite easy to predict what the anime may be about especially the given three parts. First, we got the four letter forbidden word: love. From there, one can imply that the series will have romance. And you're right because Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate does have that especially between the main male and female protagonist in the series. The second part, election consists of what the drama takes place at the school in the series. Election is for leadership, to lead a student body, and more importantly to represent themselves. Finally, we have the chocolate. Beyond the sweets and flavor, the chocolate here seem to symbolize the sweetness of life. It is every moment of life that the students at the academy enjoy with their friends and the memories they create to make their lives worthwhile.
Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate takes place at the setting of Takafuji Private Academy, a rather large school composed of over 6000 students. Within these group of students is the Food Research Club (Shokken) and here we are introduced the main protagonist, Yuki Ojima of the series. The club doesn't do much during their everyday boring lives till the shocking news of that their club will be abolished. Anyone hearing that sort of news definitely wouldn't be happy. Well, the FRC definitely has a few things to say about that. As such, Ojima takes the election of the title and runs for president.
Now, Yuki Ojima seems to be the type of guy who is lazy and avoids doing work. It's bothersome for him and like some of us, tries to procrastinate and put things off as long as possible. His childhood friend, Chisato is there for him though and the two duo makes a strange couple of sorts in the series. The problem here is that these two seems to have a weak chemistry at first. They don't seem to connect and neither do their personalities match. It seems that Yuki is more compatible with some of the other characters, well almost anyone except that guy with the yaoi stick. I mean, that's just not right. But all jokes aside, Chisato and Yuki starts off the series in a bizarre way. With the election coming up, it's time to kill that laziness and say hello to some responsibility.
Being part of a large school also means allies, friends, and rivals. Satsuki seems to serve as the sort of antithesis in the series who not only play as Yuki's main opponent in the election, but also sort of his outer image. She is like the vanilla flavor of a chocolate and becomes an obstacle of the FRC.
The story itself have a lot of drama in them. From the very beginning, there is a head and run and later on follows a similar fashion. And of course, election is all about drama especially for those who can win the favors from the students at the academy. It is strange though that in this series, the drama depicted often shifts to different focuses. It intertwines drama between the characters or personal relationships occasionally but at other times, focuses on the topic of elections. Employing this style of story is risky but thankfully in this series, it works out somewhat well. Drama is never easy to employ and with an academy of over 6000 students, just imagine all the possibilities.
The artwork of Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate is pretty generic to say the least. There is a lot of stereotypes here including Hazuki oniisama who is portrayed as an older woman with tits and the bossy attitude. The school setting itself is also normal despite its large size. The outer settings are those of at typical school in the modern ages and nothing special about that. In fact, the series doesn't take place at much elsewhere besides school. After all, school is where love, elections, and drama are born. On the characters' design side, there seems to be some similarities between this series and Amagami SS; even the drama is there.
As for the music, the series employs a rather soft melody of school like tunes. It employs both soft rhythm (during calm and comedic scenes) to more dramatic music during scenes that are more emotional. It does mixes in well though and some might even give some credit to Elements Garden, the folks responsible for orchestrating the themes. The OP song, "Signal Graph" by Annabel is orchestrated peacefully but also with feeling that depicts the drama in the series. The montage of characters are shown in sequences and even little bits of drama between Yuki x Chisato and what's to come later. Don't forget the election part though as that's what keeps the drama in within the series. The ED song "Kaze no Naka no Primrose" by Ceui follows a similar fashion and presents that school like feeling courtesy of Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate.
This series is actually not bad and has plenty of interesting points. The elections are one of the major themes and throughout the series focuses on it quite well with minimal fillers. Even when the fillers are present occasionally (that are usually short), they still stick with the overall drama theme and how people develop relationships, form bonds, and overcome obstacles together. Like the large cast of school, there is a large cast of characters who each (although some less than others) get their own little spotlights. The oniisama Hazuki, the competitive Satsuki, the black haired loli Michiru, the hyper genius Non-chan, and even that guy with the yaoi stick all get their little moments in. It's amusing and in some ways wants us to be there with them to join the fun and help with the election wars.
Ultimately, this series is peculiar. In one way, it's generic and so predictable of the eventual outcome. In another, it is entertaining to watch with all the characters and the drama going around at the huge academy. Just imagine yourself there and trying to become a leader of a student body of that magnitude. It would be like a living hell to handle that sort of responsibility. Despite this though, the series does adapt well and presents drama at its finest with both the elections and personal relationships. The music and artwork focuses on the typical school life and that each day we get by is another day to learn about the world around us. The content of the story has little fillers so it can all be watchable at once in a marathon for those who are fans into that sort of thing.
Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate is a series to enjoy like an extra curricular activity and not stress over yourself of the eventual outcome. School is filled with drama so loosen up a bit as elections are not never easy. To enjoy this series at your fullest isn't easy either but just look at it like a drama play.
Dec 19, 2012
The story of a boy yearning for true love and a girl hating chocolate.
When I first caught a glimpse of Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate, I was deeply intrigued by its title. Love and chocolate are all very well in anime nowadays, but elections? Seriously, how could anyone spin a good yarn out of an election?
Due to me having limited time, and also because there were many other anime titles seemingly worthy of my time and attention, I initially put KoiChoco on my on-hold list. However, as the pretenders faded away from my attention, I decided to give KoiChoco a try, to see whether the anime could possibly be good enough to expound upon the dark, deep world of politics, yet be able to maintain the audience's attention over the span of a 1-cour show.
The premise that the anime offers us is an interesting one. There are few anime which can delve into politics and still come away with a decent fanbase. However, I can confidently say that KoiChoco succeeds well in that aspect.
Let me begin with our protagonist, Oojima Yuuki. He's not exactly the type of perfect person everyone loves to hate, yet he also isn't the whiny loser that has recently become a common occurrence in anime. In other words, one word can describe Yuuki. Decidedly average. He has a childhood friend, Sumiyoshi Chisato, who is the president of the Food Research Club, of which he is a member of. He goes to the prestigious Takafuji Academy, where the student body is responsible for autonomy, but slacks off with his fellow members of the Food Research Club and Chisato, spending their free time in the club room enjoying snacks rather than getting involved in any useful activities. Heck, the entire club is so laid back that even their advisor gets into the act, guzzling beer whenever she has a chance to sneak into the club room.
Yuuki's comfortable school life with the FRC could have continued interminably until their eventual graduation, but no. Fate conspires to throw them the prospect of dealing with the disbandment of the FRC. A radical candidate, and the overwhelming favourite for the school council presidency announces her intention to disband clubs that do not carry out any activities that could be deemed useful. At first, the future looks bleak for our FRC members.
That is, until someone manages to come up with a brilliant yet outrageous idea. Yuuki should run for the student council presidency himself! Rather than waiting to be crushed by the iron fist of the school council president, the members of the FRC proactively decide to support Yuuki's campaign and try their best to prevent the FRC's disbandment. However, Yuuki's campaign team face a mountain of difficulties. Yuuki practically has no acquaintances outside the FRC which he can rely upon, he does not have any political manifesto, ideologies or affiliations and has absolutely no ambition or desire to become one of the leaders of the school council. And here's the ultimate clincher. Yuuki isn't even willing to run for the post himself!
Enough of that. If I write any more I'll be revealing the whole plot of the anime. We don't want to spoil people that have yet to watch KoiChoco!
Rating this anime is kind of tough, as it is a jumble of concepts that are so radically different as to be almost irreconcilable. One would be forgiven for thinking that KoiChoco is an anime series that tries the impossible and fails miserably in the process, leaving the viewer with a bitter taste. However, I can guarantee that the story is actually quite well presented and executed throughout the anime. The premise of an election is surprisingly excellently done, with a set of rules governing the election that are actually feasible instead of a load of claptrap, and the show manages to convey the suspenseful atmosphere of an election to the audience very well. An added bonus is that KoiChoco is able to do a fantastic presentation of the dark, murky side of elections. Throw in a couple of well placed plot twists and cliffhangers and you have the framework of KoiChoco. When I finished watching the show, the first thing I thought was "Wow. Elections sure are serious stuff."
Nothing is completely flawless though, and KoiChoco is not an exception to the rule. One major mistake that the studio made is trying to convey too many concepts at once without giving a thought for the overall continuity of the anime. One example being the transition between the first and second half of the anime. The first half is completely geared towards the FRC's preparation for the primary election and their recruitment for help. Smooth sailing so far, up to this point. But after the primaries are over, the anime violently transitions to a romance story, with hardly a mention of the elections that were looming.
This particular fault made the story seem unreal, disconnected; it could have been two different arcs of two different anime, yet is melded and shaped into the form that is KoiChoco. Frankly, I feel the anime would have merited an even higher score if the studio had competently handled this portion of the anime.
Another problem is the excessive focus on the Yuuki-Chisato pair. The supporting characters are quite the diverse bunch, but they all fade into the background while the limelight shines on Yuuki and Chisato. Essentially, they are there merely to provide support for Yuuki in his election campaign, as they are all pictured doing their bit to help Yuuki win and so prevent disbandment of the FRC. A couple of the supporting cast actually do play an important role in the course of the anime, but those are few and far between. Granted, the anime is a adult visual novel adaptation which focuses on the Chisato arc of the game. Taking into account the time constraints presented by a 1-cour show, it is indeed logical that the studio turn their attentions and energies to one particular arc rather than trying to adapt everything and end up with a half-assed story.
The artwork in this anime is very solid and excellently done. Given that KoiChoco is a school-oriented anime, we shouldn't expect dazzling graphics or breathtaking scenes of snow-capped mountains and lush green meadows on par with the likes of 5 Centimetres per Second. For a school setting, the art is comparable to the best, and frankly, there are some scenes that are breathtaking in its own way, such as the bridge in the OP which features prominently throughout the anime.
The studio certainly deserves some measure of praise for their handling of the sound portion of the anime. They have got an intuition for the types of music that fit the mood of the anime and are likely to resonate with the viewer, thus enriching the experience even more. For example, when a supporting character is rushing to try and prevent Yuuki from committing a potentially election-ending blunder, the slow piano piece that is played in the background complements the scene and brings out the emotional undertones that are hinted at. On the other hand, the OP of KoiChoco, signal graph, smacks of a plain and generic song. The performance from the singer, Annabel doesn't improve it any further either. The ED, Kaze no Naka no Primrose by Ceui, makes a better hash of things, as it is deeply emotional in nature and able to touch viewers with its enchantingly beautiful melody. I have been told that my taste in music deviates wildly from the opinions of many, so feel free to disagree with me on this count.
Oh boy. Next up is the Achilles' heel of KoiChoco, which is sadly its characters. Normally the meat of an anime that complements its story, KoiChoco has let the audience down very badly here, especially considering that it's a harem story. Among the wild variation of characters, we have among others a chocolate hating girl, a guy that is openly gay for Yuuki (comic relief?), a chibi inventor who seems to have a few screws loose, an undercover spy for the student council and a dude whose face is a henohenomoheji. Well, that isn't a major problem on its own. The real trouble with the characters of KoiChoco is that it gives its primary focus to the couple of Yuuki and Chisato. As mentioned above, the supporting cast are simply along for the ride with the exception of a couple of them. Moreover, Chisato morphs from a great character in the first half of the anime into a whining crybaby that hankers after Yuuki for no reason other than Yuuki being admitted into hospital for outpatient treatment. She literally refuses to let him out of her grasp, even going so far as to cling on Yuuki in his own home. I understand the logic behind the studio wishing to portray Chisato as being reliant on Yuuki. It's explained further in the anime. However, I think they could have at least altered the story a bit to prevent Chisato from degrading into such an annoying character. Even if the adaptation were true to the original source material, I feel that this is one example where a measure of artistic licence should be applied in order to prevent the characters from becoming sub-par. The majority of the supporting cast barely get any screen time, and when they appear they're either doing things to help Yuuki in his election, lazing around the FRC club room or making subtle advances towards Yuuki. There are certainly exceptions to this, but their appearances are relatively sparse compared to Yuuki and Chisato. The lack of organisation in allotting screen time to the various characters becomes a major failing of KoiChoco.
Well, for all my criticism I have to admit that I enjoyed KoiChoco very much. From the interesting interactions between the characters, the fresh breath of air that was its premise of elections, and the marvellous art and character design, I can honestly say that KoiChoco is an anime that I have enjoyed very much in comparison to the other titles in the industry. Although it certainly does not reach the dizzy heights of some, KoiChoco can certainly hold its own against other generic anime that have flooded the anime market in recent years. Moreover, it offers us a more in-depth view in the world of politics, something which I have never seen in an anime before, excepting the odd student council election that isn't the main focus of the anime. Since I enjoyed all the aspects of KoiChoco fairly well, I will say that KoiChoco has afforded me great enjoyment, particularly because I retain a certain interest in politics.
In conclusion, KoiChoco has its share of flaws and failings, however I can safely conclude that it is a decent anime which manages to capture the audience's attention and hold it through its airing. If you are intrigued by the premise of KoiChoco, I would certainly recommend that you give it a spin. Who knows, you might be amazed by what KoiChoco brings to the table. read more
Jul 26, 2013
On the surface it seems like a typical highschool drama. There's a boy, he's part of a club, and that club is going to be disbanded if they don't do something! When I see a story like this what it comes down typically is how enjoyable the characters are to watch. Coming into this I knew the anime wasn't my typical selection: It's not in the top 1000, and it's rated 7.4. But I found the anime to be enjoyable overall.
If you're trying to decide whether or not to give this a try, I'd say be ready to accept a certain amount of tropes and cliches. I'd say it's not a masterpiece, it's not great. It had a lot of flaws. But I found it enjoyable, and it has a happy and romantic ending.
To begin, this is based off of a visual novel by the same name. As such, it suffers a quite a bit from "all sorts of females are inexplicably in love with the main character" syndome (ironically not so much the club members). It feels very scatter brained because you can tell where there would've been multiple routes for different heroines in the visual novel; however these are not pursued in the anime. This leaves the Main Character feeling rather weak and indecisive at times. For the majority of the episodes though you have a slice of life show about a guy trying to get elected, with occasional bits of drama sprinkled in. The plot and drama really heat up in the last stretch of episodes, and this is when the show is at it's best in my opinion.
The art/sound were both well done but nothing to be amazed at. They don't detract from the storytelling, and the music does a good job of setting the mood at the right times (mostly).
The anime would've been better if it had focused on one primary female heroine, and if the main character felt a bit stronger and decisive. It did feel like the story had gaps, it was as if there was too much story to fit into 12 episodes (again, probably because it's based on a visual novel in which all of this could be explained in more detail). Still, it did something I find few animes doing these days and that's end happily. And I liked the fact that it didn't try to spring a new romance into the fray mid way through. Despite the fact that the M.C. feels pretty weak in his convictions (towards potential romantic interests) at times, the anime ended romantically as I think it should've.
Based on enjoyment alone I'd give it a 7, but I think overall I have to go with a 6. I by no means feel like this was a bad show, but you've gotta be ready to accept it for what it is: a nice little story about a club trying to get their friend elected president with a little bit of plot to intensify the romance at the end. read more
Sep 30, 2012
What really makes the plot interesting is the twists and turns that happen along the way. The plot may seem simple at first, the main character trying to win an election to be student body president so his club would not be disbanded. But as the series progressed and as they started to give us a deeper look into the election, a number of darker and more serious things start to surface. For a 13 episode series it does a real good job at making an interesting plot because it has depth to it.The series does leave some things unexplained and the series certainly has it's flaws but given the time frame, Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate executes the story really well.
The art was nothing too spectacular but it is really well drawn. The animations are very fluent and there's no major errors.
The sound was good too, the opening is very lighthearted and has a very happy mood, which fits the series very well. The ending is a very soft song, which has this farewell feel (if that makes any sense at all), very fitting for an ending. The voice acting is also done pretty well as they make the feelings of the characters believable.
For the short time frame that this anime was given, the series did a fair job with the characters. The main male protagonist Yuuki Oojima is a lot like many main male protagonists in other harems, except he isn't useless. He doesn't really get much development but instead he helps the other characters develop. He is also very likeable much like many of the other characters. The girl he ends up with, Chisato Sumiyoshi, is not very well received by others, but personally, I don't hate her. She goes through some nice development such as finally overcoming the loss of her brother which is more than expected from a series of this length. The supporting characters get little development, some get some development and others aren't even touched. However they are still all likable and you will almost always be finding yourself rooting for somebody.
As a whole Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate is one of the more enjoyable harems for a number of reasons. One of the main reasons is because it has an interesting plot. Another reason may be because of it's comedy, which is well-placed at some times but misplaced at others but when the comedy is well-placed, it can be down right hilarious.
Overall Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate is a nice change from many other visual novel adaptations these days because it can be very entertaining. This also shows that not all harem animes are that bad. read more
Mar 8, 2013
Art/graphic - The art is beautiful, all I'd have to say is its better than most anime I've seen so far including the more recent ones. Although I do feel that they could have done so much more with the art, I think this amount of work was the right choice for this anime.
Sound - This one is especially my favorite, I was instantly hooked with the OP as well as the first song in the beginning of episode one.
Character - I'm not going to talk about the character because people have different interpretation on what is a good or what is a horrible character.
Story - This is what really drawn me into this anime. Unlike any other orthodox short series comedy, romance anime where the plot (or no plot at all) come after 6 or 7 episode of the anime. (I know how frustrating it can be) The plot in this anime immediately present itself after one or two episode. Although this anime have many characters, it seem only to revolved around the main protagonist and his girl. Although this anime have a harem feel to it, it definitely going a different path than what it was meant for. What really makes me loved this anime was that the ending unlike any other thousands of anime, did not have a half ass ending. Im sure many of you have encounter many of these anime where the main character do not end up with anyone or the ending wasnt to your satisfaction. Well, I wont spoil any ending but the main character actually do choose a girl at the end and had over come many obstacle to be able to achieved his goal and love life unlike other protagonist where they are too "pussy" or weak and had to let the girl do everything.
This anime definitely caught me off guard as I was looking for something enjoyable to watch in my spare time.
Enjoyment - 9 read more
Sep 29, 2012
Story - 8
For an anime that almost seems like a harem and is about clubs, I honestly expected a romcom anime. This anime was serious, not the entire time, but the general gist of this anime was serious. At the starting, it seemed all shits and giggles to me, but about three or four episodes in, I realized that wasn't the case. This anime did a great job at making a serious anime and it had a lot of originality. One big issue though, was they left a shit ton of things unexplained. For example, I'm sorry to spoil, but this really isn't much of a spoiler, there's this one character in the anime who runs for president as well as our protagonist and Shinonome, and our protagonist sees that he's wearing some strange mask. Throughout the entire anime, they don't give one fucking detail on that. It pissed me off so much when they ended this anime without a single fucking word being said on that. Other than that, the story carried out quite well. It was not predictable and it had its plot twists. Nice ones at that. The romance was nice, though this really seemed like a harem to me. At least a love triangle. I'm not sure if that's a missing genre in MAL or it will be added in the future, but anyway, it seemed to be a harem to me. This anime also had nice humour, though it wasn't all that funny as the humour they added was fairly cliche and stuff we've generally seen before, though there were a few good, funny bits. The only fault I can find in this anime is the way they leave everything unexplained. It does explain the main storyline, which is good because often anime don't and that pisses me off immensely, but I still really fucking want to know why the fuck the protagonist is the only one that sees the guy's mask.
Art - 10
Oh, the art. The animation was great in this anime. It was fluent, well coloured, well drawn and it didn't have any noticeable errors. Or at least no memorable errors. The backgrounds were great as well, and the opening and ending both had amazing visuals. The character design was also quite nice. Not one complaint in the art section for me.
Sound - 8
I absolutely loved the soundtracks in this anime, I thought they really matched the anime and I just love the soundtracks themselves. The sound effects could have been better, but they were still quite nice. The voice acting was great throughout almost the entire anime, but the voice acting did have dull moments, which I did not approve of. The sound was generally quite nice though.
Character - 7
Oh dear, Chisato why are you so annoying?
The heroine in this was incredibly annoying, for me at least. I won't criticize this anime for my own personal distaste with her, but damn, she pissed me off. The characters in this were very nice, I liked most of them and found they were well done. The only odd one was Mouri... he opened his eyes... no wait, only one of his eyes, and only ONCE in the entire anime. I believe. I don't really like that whole close your eyes and walk, read and do all that normally thing. I think it's weird. The character development was average, it wasn't too special and it wasn't too common, however I must admit, the oh so annoying (for me) Chisato had some nice development. The supporting characters however, had nearly none and weren't focused on at all. Not that I really cared for them in the first place... but they could have at least done something about the supporting characters. The antagonist of this series also needed to be improved. I was pretty damn confuzzled (how I say confused) since she was introduced in this series because the entire time I was wondering: "just how many mental hospitals has she gone to? Has she taken her pills yet? She's pretty damn fucked in the head if she did, because if she's still that much of a crazy bitch after pills, then God knows what she experienced in her fictional life."
Enjoyment - 10
This series was really enjoyable for me. It had its humour, though not the greatest, it was satisfying, it had the romance, it had nice main characters, the story had incredible originality, it progressed at a nice pace, it had great animation, it had good soundtracks and fairly good voice acting and the flaws only made me more curious, they didn't bother me. This series was extremely enjoyable. Even the flaws made me more interested in the anime and there are no big or noticeable flaws; unless you're being very picky, besides the unexplained mask thing with the protagonist.
I loved this series and I hope you watch it and will appreciate it as well.
Now you must be thinking "thank God that this review is done! No more torture! Hourrah!" read more
Sep 28, 2012
At first I thought Choi to Senkyo to Chocolate would be your typical school club romance type anime. For me it ended up becoming so much more. It starts out with a dramatic event that honestly makes hardly any sense until you get quite a ways into the anime. Once things start to make sense though this anime seems too really shine. One of the things it portrays is that politics aren’t always what they seem on the surface. There is always a struggle behind the scenes and this is one of the topics this anime tackles in a very interesting fashion. Throughout the anime it confronts the things that happen on the surface and behind the scenes in politics.
Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate also has the drama and romance to go with it that makes it all the more intriguing. Each character has their own story and their own reasons for doing things. They are all unique and make the story come together wonderfully.
As for Koi to Senkyo to Chocolates flaws, it definitely does have them, though most are easy to look over. One of it’s biggest flaws I think is that it sometimes feels rushed sometimes. I would have liked to see this anime more around 23 episodes. It also has it’s cliché’s like most anime, things seem to always work out for the better. Oh and they never explain some things like how Oojima seems to see some people in a strange way, though it’s easy to make speculations.
Overall I was very impressed, especially considering I wasn’t expecting much of anything of this anime. It has all the factors to make it a very enjoyable watch. I also don’t know of many anime’s that present politics and romance in the way this anime does, which made it even more enjoyable. Either way whether you enjoy drama, romance, or politics this is a good watch! read more
Oct 23, 2012
The biggest problem with Senkyo is it's setting. it is simply put, laughable. Students control EVERYTHING in Takafuji Academy from staff appointment to budget management. in fact, there is no sane adult to be seen during the course of the entire anime. It really is preposterous to even assume that 17 year olds have the requisite knowledge to manage a large educational institution. As if this were not enough, the politics surrounding the student council elections is grossly exaggerated. Backstabbing, scheming and attempted murder are what this show considers 'real politics'. Wait a minute, did the writers forget that the story is set in a high school?
The plot doesn't do anything to ameliorate the boneheadedness of the setting . in fact there is almost nothing apart from the dull politicking to the plot. of course, it is dull because it isn't done right. We don't see Oojima making valid points to support his cause, instead we see him giving supposedly inspirational speeches while forgettable music plays in the background. To be fair to the anime, it is worth mentioning that it does bring to the fore serious issues such as student harassment. But it doesn't go anywhere with it. No solutions are provided to the problems the show points out. I'm inclined to believe that the writers never even tried to come with any solutions. This is because the show turns into a lame thriller around the 10th episode. It seems as if all the drama was placed there just so that the anime could avoid discussing the more serious issues that it had brought up.
Most of Senkyo's characters are boring one-dimensional stereotypes of the worst sort. There are several females surrounding the protagonist as is to be expected from a harem. But only two of them are worth writing in any detail about. Chisato, the childhood friend is probably one of the most self-centered, whiny and psychologically unstable females in anime I've had the misfortune to witness. Unfortunately, she is the main heroine of the show. It really is a shame because Satsuki, Chisato's competitor and Oojima's political rival is so much better than her in every conceivable way. Satsuki's back-story although cliched, is incomparably better than chisato's, which is laughable to say the least. Speaking of back stories, did I mention that they are the only form of character development there is? And to be absolutely honest, these little splashes of character development feel quite prefunctory and often have no bearing on the plot whatsoever.
The art, animation, ost and voicework are all pretty average. Nothing much to write about here.
Some people might excuse the myriad flaws of this horrendously blighted excuse for an anime due to the fact that it is a mainstream harem. But there are a lot of mainstream anime out there with a more cohesive plot and better fanservice. This piece of crap is simply not worth any sane person's time.
Sep 23, 2012
At the beginning of the season, Koi to Senkyou to Chocolate started out near the bottom of my priorities list, fulfilling the spot of stereotypical-harem-with-a-plot that just manages to stay good enough to avoid being dropped. The first episode certainly reinforced it, with a club with seven females and two males, one of whom is also apparently heads-over-heels over the other, the protagonist. The originally chilling prologue of the first episode seemed to have been completely forgotten, and the whole election was going to be a happy but uninteresting frolick of cuteness and relationships. However, KoiChoco (Koi to Senkyou to Chocolate is a bit too much of a mouthful) does in fact develop from a harem with a plot.
As is the case with apparently all Japanese High Schools, the Student Council holds vasts amounts of power. In the case of Takafuji Private Academy, an academy whose finances are almost completely managed by the students, the Student Council controls the (as mentioned in Episode 11, "tens of billions of yen-strong") expenditures of the school. The Preisdency usually is fought over by three major factions within the school: the Finance Committee, the General Affairs department and the Public Safety Commission. With the current incumbent plagued by allegations of corruption, the projected winner, Finance Commissioner Satsuki Shinonome, campaigns on a platform of austerity, starting with the elimination of clubs that do not appear to be doing anything productive with their funding. Into this is thrown protagonist Oojima (often mistaken as Ooshiima due to the Kanji) Yuki, who is nominated by the members of his club (the Food Research) to run as a third-party candidate in order to save his club, all the while confronting the many interpersonal issues that emerge through the course of the campaign.
Don't get me wrong, KoiChoco does not neglect the character-side of the story--much of the election (and much of the routes in the VN) are bound to interpersonal relations--the past traumas of Election Manager, Club President and Childhood friend Chisato Sumiyoshi, the family struggles of Finance Commissioner Satsuki Shinonome, the personal struggle of Isara Aomi, a beneficiary of a controversial financial aid program, and the enigmatic motivations of Yuki's backer and incumbent president, former Public Safety Commissioner Yakumo Mori. However, what makes KoiChoco an exceptional adaptation is its focus also on the main plot. Through the story, Yuki and the Food Club must confront many of the problems faced by Third Party Candidates in a field dominated by large, well-funded parties, while also delving into the behind-the-scenes politics behind Yuki's backer, the Public Safety Commission, and the two other commissions. Sometimes I found that the actual story at times seemed more appealing than the interpersonal struggles of the characters, though the opposite also occurred. Overall, KoiChoco's best point was its ability to both bring out the interpersonal interactions of the cast while also maintaining an interesting and absorbing main plot.
While nothing bad can be said of the art--it is certainly cute, and there are no major drops in animation quality, the art comes off as unexceptional--good but not much different from anything else out there. The anime frequently uses soft, pastel-like colors that help maintain a warm atmosphere to the anime in general, which does contribute to the atmosphere, but not in any noteworthy way.
KoiChoco's Openings and Endings start out generic, but grow on you very quickly. Signal Graph, the OP by Annabel, a departure from the generally soft, rather quiet Ending themes the Artist usually does (as in Sankarea, Canaan and Another's Endings), is an upbeat, enjoyable song that conveys the mood of the anime quite well, while the ED, Kaze no Naka no Primrose by Ceui, is also pleasant, but not quite as noteworthy. The soundtrack music is certainly good, with a lot of synth, string and piano themes that would be expected of a romantic anime. While nothing is lacking in the OST, there is nothing that would really come out as exceptional.
The main issue with many of the characters in KoiChoco is that they seem underused. Many of them (Chisato and Yuki's friend Mifuyu, Michiru, Satsuki), while itneresting and well-fleshed out characters, do not seem to be used to the best extent they could, for the very reason that adapting their whole route into an anime of only twelve episodes would be difficult. Other characters that probably held much more potential (i.e. the abrasive and strange Moheiji Tatsumi, whose mask apparently only Yuuki can see, Satsuki's sister and Yuki's adviser Hazuki, and Aomi) are also left seemingly without much elaboration. Once again, the limits of a twelve-anime show should be brought into consideration, but the underutilization of some very interesting characters was a bit of a disappointment that reduced the score from 9 to 8. On the other hand, other characters seemed pointless and unimportant--the cutely generic child genius Non-chan, Ai Sarue and her other-colored-twin Kii Monzennaka all seemed forgettable, with no seeming purpose apart from filling the club with people. While that, too, should be expected of minor characters, they could have been replaced with less generic characters.
For me, KoiChoco was a pleasant surprise in that it simply broke my expectations of a generic harem show and turned out to be a not-quite-riveting but certainly very interesting story that combined both interpersonal relationships with some of the actual politics and pressure behind an election. The fact that at times my heart did race is certainly enough to elevate it to a 9.
KoiChoco should honestly be deserving of a 9 - I really do want to play the Visual Novel now, and its plot probably covered most of the spots that made me dissatisfied with the anime. The characters were pleasant, the story was excellent, and though the arts and sounds were unexceptional, they were certainly not detrimental to the story. The only obstacle to getting a 9 in my book would be unavoidable specter of the 12-episode limit, which probably prevented many of the scenes from being employed to their best effect. Overall, though, I thoroughly enjoyed KoiChoco in its 11-episode run, and look forwards to the last episode. read more
Sep 28, 2012
Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate started out with something like a comedy but in the later episodes it starts to develop a story. It is about a Boy and Girl and some other schoolmates as they chat and laugh together in a club. It is something like Haruhi Suzumiya and Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai. However more similar to Haruhi as Koi Choco has a somewhat deeper story behind it.
~Story~9/10 - Okay, the story is good to a certain extent. Firstly please don't judge a book by its cover. Basically, this anime is not what it looks like in the picture on the left. It is also not what it IS like in the first 3 episodes. BUT, the whole anime is quite rushed. It would be better if it was stretched to 24 episodes or something. But overall its good :)
~Art~9/10 - I like the art. The design is nice. Similar to Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai.
~Sound~8/10 - The OP and ED fit the show. At the first 2 episodes i was like "Why the hell is the ED so sad when this is a comedy anime?" And now it all makes sense. Going later into the episodes, you will start to like the songs used as it starts to fit better into the story.
~Character~7/10 - All is well except for a few characters. There are some characters that just don't fit well. The story is mainly about a club. So there must be people in it. But because it is a club where they do nothing but chat, laugh, play and EAT lots of food everyday, there must be club members in it to make it lively. So, there is these pair of similar female characters that just acts like some wild monkeys and they say the same thing all the time and etc..
There is this other female character, an inventor who would invent the right stuff at the right time. Invents all sorts of machines that serves no purpose (Except for a couple at the ending). BASICALLY, these 3 characters makes no impact on me. After watching everything, I still don't feel a bit for them. Its like they were just there to make the club LOOK lively with more people.
~Enjoyment~9/10 - Because the genres are Drama and Romance, I expected some story but the first impressions shows a comedy-liked anime. After awhile when things start to get serious in the story, there were moments where my heart just raced super fast and all. Like you know the feeling when you feel "Touched". Yea that. I am a male and usually when I see other animes and there is this "OMG SO SAD" part of an anime where it is supposed to make the viewers feel "Touched" or make them cry, I will feel like "This is not even sad why should I feel sad?" But KoiChoco made my heart feel sad and touched 4 times. Especially the one on episode... haha no spoilers
~Overall~9/10 - Okay just to sum up, it is supposed to be a 7 at first because I thought it was just an ordinary harem anime with comedy. Then somewhere in the middle I upped it to 8/10 because there was more focus on romance. Then at the end, because of the nice background story there is to the anime, I decided to make it a 9/10. 1 thing I do not like is, it is still only a 12 eps anime and not a 24 eps one.
Okay hoped I helped.
I know there are quite some few who dislikes the main female lead character because they find her annoying.. But she is actually not.. People who haven yet to watch the anime, please try to like her as fast as possible. Yea her name is Chisato. read more
Jul 30, 2013
the art was good it had the sense of something that you would see in a serious anime which at times does work for it but other times not so much.
the sound was also good if you watched subbed then i would say that the voices are great for the characters if you watched dubbed then they were good voices. but over all the sound quality on things like any OST's, music, and sound effects were very good.
the enjoyment is not very good. you will continuesly question why he is doing that or how this didnt get canceled before it even started. it is poor and that is saying it nicely.
overall this anime was one of the worst things i have ever watched. it is not worth your time to watch it at all. read more
Mar 1, 2013
- Animation and directing is done by a branch of Studio AIC, specialized in making nothing but trolling fan service shows like this one. Their previous projects include My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute (Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai) and We Don’t Have Many Friends (Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai) which fooled thousands of superficial viewers to believe they were a lot more than just idealized otaku culture pattering for worthless lumps of flesh called NEETs. They weren’t, ok? If you are part of that group just take it like a man and admit it.
- The anime is the adaptation of a date sim, which means lame excuses for you to bang chicks and nothing to take seriously. It begins by making you believe it will be a political thriller.
Some news reporter girl is trying to take pictures of some shady operation taking place in a dark place, only to be discovered and be silenced in a most inhuman way. And it appears to have something to do with political elections, where lots of party leaders are planning to take control of everything and are willing to do anything it takes to take out the competition. Oh my God, this is going to be amazing! … Or so I thought for ten seconds.
Turns out the elections are taking place in just a school and has to do just with clubs rather than country-wide parties that plan to overthrow the previous government and establish a new world order or something. So you get the literature club being rough with the ping pong club, which is keeping an eye on the music club, which is worried of the sewing club, which is …. Oh, you get what I mean, it’s just a handful of teenagers trying to play it politicians.
The funny part is that they are presented as extremely powerful, like they have full control of the city they are living in and can affect the lives of thousands of people. They also act as if they can hire thugs to kill anyone who stands in their way and have the teachers, the police, the army, and for all we care the whole crime syndicate in their pockets. Other than that, they still haven’t got past the age they have zits and still need to study for tomorrow’s chemistry test. Scary isn’t it?
Of course all that have very little to do with the actual plot. So far I have only been describing the backdrop of the story which indeed sounds like it’s going to be something epic, or whatever misinterpreted word you would use for this sort of a set up.
After you have been hyped so much to expect great stuff to happen, the camera takes us to ponder upon the life of the protagonist. And we … get … shit … Because the truth is now revealed and the whole show is just a retarded ecchi school comedy around overused stereotypes with zero characterization and a plot that is taken out of the book of erogame clichés … In fact, it actually is taken from an erogame since it is based on one. YEEEEAH!
“Get out of bed my childhood friend next door. Kyaaa, morning wood! An insight to the daily problems of the average teenager.”
“We are members of the chocolate club, but one of us doesn’t even like chocolate. What a tragedy!”
“I am your teacher but I am busy getting drunk all day that trying to teach. What a scandal!”
“Oh, I bumped on a girl and saw her censored underwear. How hardcore!”
“We are in a major crisis! The student council wants to close us down so I must go against them even when I don’t want to! This saga is going to change the shape of the cosmos!”
“The world needs the chocolate club or it will blow up! What else can be said about a club where the only thing we do all day is eating sweets and offer sexual foreplay?”
And this is all you get for the rest of the show. The cardboard of a protagonist walking around the city and bumping on girls, talking with them about very serious political issues and then returns to his club to eat sweets and be molested by the gay guy in there. THAT IS ALL! Towards the end of the show they attempt to make things more serious and even then they fail hard for making state-sized scandals to be scrubed off as if they were just a couple of students skipped a few classes. There are absolutely no memorable characters and there are so many of them you will have a hard time to even remember their names. You will only refer to them as the literature leader, or the chocolate hater. They are boring, they are shallow, they aren’t even sexy!
All you get from this show is a troll and then some tired erotic jokes. Interesting if you are a NEET who does nothing but playing porn games all day but completely trash if you demand something other than bullshit.
Oh, I forgot to mention something about those. They are not bad, nice colours, the girls all look the same, censorship sucks, the songs are forgettable trash. But seriously, who cares about that if the show is bonkers?
And now for some excused scorings.
ART SECTION: 5/10
Analysis: General Artwork 1/2, Character Figures 1/2, Backgrounds 1/2, Animation 1/2, Visual Effects 1/2
SOUND SECTION: 6/10
Analysis: Voice Acting 2/3, Music Themes 2/4, Sound Effects 2/3
STORY SECTION: 4/10
Analysis: Premise 2/2, Pacing 0/2, Complexity 1/2, Plausibility 0/2, Conclusion 1/2
CHARACTER SECTION: 4/10
Analysis: Presence 1/2, Personality 1/2, Backdrop 1/2, Development 0/2, Catharsis 1/2
VALUE SECTION: 1/10
Analysis: Historical Value 0/3, Rewatchability 0/3, Memorability 1/4
ENJOYMENT SECTION: 1/10
Analysis: Art 0/1, Sound 0/2, Story 1/3, Characters 0/4
VERDICT: 3.5/10 read more
Oct 20, 2012
The story of Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate was pretty good until about the eleventh episode. It was funny, there was a little bit of romance, some drama between the main character Oojima and his childhood friend Chisato whose brother died at a young age.
But at the eleventh episode things started to get way out of hand, it turned unrealistic and melodramatic, and I kind of sat there with a "WTF" face.
Other than that it has a great story :)
Fantstic art, I loved everything about the art. The outfits were cool and I love how they draws the faces. The eyes remind of the characters from Tsuritama and I think that's really cool.
The opening theme is very pretty and matches the anime well, it's sort of peaceful like something you would fall asleep to, but at the same time it's kind of fast-paced.
The ending is great as well.
As for the character voices, they did a fantastic job on voices matching the characters, unlike some other animes I've watched where they are completely off.
I think Oojima is awesome, he is fair, kind, and overall a nice guy.
Chisato on the other hand is sometimes whiny and confusing. I liked her a bunch, but sometimes I just wanted her to shut up and stop complaining and being so clingy.
Another character, the last President at the highschool almost never opens his eyes. And usually in animes like Gin in Bleach or Lao from Kuroshitsuji, I don't mind and it matches their character, but for some reason every time I saw this characer it really made me mad that he always kept his eyes closed apart from a couple of occasions.
Other than the big melodramatic climax where I was seriously wondering why it was so dramatic when it was only highschool, I enjoyed it very much. Especially the green haired club memeber, Yume, who was a great comedic relief from all the drama and always tried to get with Oojima and made 'Yaoi Sticks.'
Even with the pretty strange storyline and dramatic scenes that shouldn't have been so dramatic and some unexplained envents, this anime was pretty cute and if you're a fan of harem or romance animes you should watch it.
Sep 29, 2012
Story: Good 7.
I say even though the story is a mixed up arc, I like the way where is was going,co'z everything about this anime revolves around love, elections and chocolate. The love part are the occasional arcs where the muchacho (Yuuki) encounters, though it still has that guy is oblivious to girl's feeling kind of thing. The story kinda misdirects us audience as to whom will the muchacho (Yukki) will end up with, even if the muchacho (Yuuki) has told the chiquita( Chisato) that he'll never leave her side, we sort of ignore it hoping that it'll be whom we hope for. Needless to say that the "Love" thingy of this anime's title refers to Yuuki X Chisato's arc, in fact the romance genre revolves around it. The "Election" thingy of this anime's title is more of a mystery genre that surround the bureaucracy of the student council in particular the " Public Safety Commission" and the Katahira Faction, and as for the "Chocolate" thingy ( I love chocolate), that is where the drama genre is and it is all about the chiquita's (Chisato) hatred of chocolate and Daikin her hermano (brother).
Art: Fair 6.
Ok for the girl's school uniform, I really can't dig the illustrator's idea as to why most students don a 4 layer dress, which btw is the cropped jacket which the 4th layer and worn by most girls and why do some girls only have 3 layered uniform, wtf do I mean? Ok most girls have the follow layer of school uniform which is compose of the following; camisole, shirt, skirt and cropped jacket....btw the ribbon is not included. on the other hand Michiru, Ai Ki, and Isara don a 3 layer uniform, which only includes the camisole, shirt and skirt. If this is the illustrator's way of distinguishing the freshmen from the older students then that is a a very cheesy concept. I'd rather see them girls wearing an ordinary sailor's outfit than having to discriminate certain character's outfit.
Sound: Good 7.
I like the both the opening and ending theme, but I mostly prefer the opening theme. Which is titled " Signal Graph" sung by Annabel:
Signal Graph, English translated:
My hand can reach you as you stand smiling in front of me.
But although I’m so close to you I can touch you,
I put up a front and close off my feelings
and pretend I don’t notice the emotions flowing out of my heart.
But even beyond the cloudy sky blurred by my tears,
the bright blue sky spans across.
“The signal telling me I can change.”
I’ll raise my hands high up
so take me from the past I feared
and into the future I thought
I’ve let go.
I just noticed you and that
which shines brightly within you.
I’ll look straight ahead
and walk forward together with you.
I knocked down one of my dreams I thought I could reach.
And I sat there looking out the window…
When our eyes meet, I can’t say anything.
So I smile hoping my smile will convey these overflowing feelings.
Accepting each other is not because of weakness,
so teach me how to have a stronger heart.
“The signal telling me I can change.”
Speeding up my pace along with yours,
I’ll take the tailwind
and go towards the future I thought I’ve let go
one more time.
I keep the strength you gave me deep in my heart.
One day I’ll be sure
to shine brightly and shine over
others and the roads they take.
The bright light, gives me a push on my back, and spreads far.
I’ll raise my hands high up
so take me from the past I feared
and into the future I thought
I’ve let go.
I just noticed you and that
which shines brightly within you.
Let’s walk forward holding hands.
“Given enough time, everything will change.”
I won’t ever say that anymore
and go towards the future I thought I’ve let go
one more time.
Even against the wind raising its speed,
I won’t close nor avert my eyes.
I’ll look straight ahead
and walk forward together with you.
Character: Good 7.
Yuuki Ojima- The thing about him, is that he's a kind of guy who is aware that the girls have feelings for him, but seems to be of a block head as what to do next, ok so he's a bit of a Mr. Heroic when he tries to save Isara from being builled and when he also mends Satsuki and Hazuki's differences. But he kind looks like this soon to be reluctant philandering husband where he searches for love only to find out that his real heart belongs to Chisato.
Chisato Sumiyoshi- everyone kind get's irritated when she seemly dominates Yuuki and seem to relies a lot on Yuuki for emotional support. But it is that emotional dependence that gives her character that dramatic climax.
Mifuyu Kiba- Well, if you were to ask me, she actually my 2nd choice if ever the Chisato X Yuuki arc didn't come about, I like the way she has that gentleness about her, but I can never understand as wtf is a big deal about Japanese teenage girls on being insecure about having a scar? When in her case she had it co'z she had underwent surgery, now it is not like that she lost her virginity co'z she was raped or something.
Isara Aomi- I kind pity her, and I could have wish that she wasn't being buiiled.
Michiru Morishita- If only if this anime wasn't being censored, I would have seen her panty. But I can never understand as to why is she sooo passive and yet sooo deadly. I really hate it that she's an S-agent though, but she one moe that you'll find interesting.
Satsuki Shinonome- Whoa, she one hell of a refine lady with both beauty and brains.
Nozomi Edagawa- or 'Non Chan, ........I have nothing to say.
Ai Sarue and Kii Monzennaka- I guess if this anime should have a tsundere character, they are it.
Oboro Yumeshima - Yaoi? EEEEWWWWW! ( No offends to the members of LGBT society)
Hazuki Shinonome - What I like about her is that she's one Milf that everyone will love............to be Yuuki's cougar that is.
As for the rest of the cast, If there will be a character that best describes as the mystery genre of this anime, then it'll be Yakumo Mōri and Kana Ōgibashi and as the antagonist it'll be Moheiji Tatsumi in which I can never understand as to why he has to be in a henohenomoheji-like mask and Yuina Ōsawa. I really find it irritating that teens like them seems to be in control of Takafuji Academy.
Enjoyment and overall: Good 7.
Well, if one is to enjoy watching this anime, then it is really enjoyable to watch, especially when one is hoping for someone to be Yuuki's love interest, in which I'm glad that it ended with Chisato. Overall I find it irritating that Takafuji Academy seems to be controlled by the student council and the student council itself in embroiled in such bureaucracy where such mystery genre was formed in particular as to who ran over Kana, what anomalies does each commission of the student council is in to and why does the Public Safety welds such authority not only over the students but also with the faculty and the school administration. Such things are ill fitting to the overall of this anime, but it does provide such curiosity as to how things will go about, so it is only limited to have a 7 for its overall score.
I love chocolate.
Sep 28, 2012
One can easily list multiple stories, novels, movies, which portray how elections work (or more precisely, not work). Most of them ironically portray an incompetent, money-driven candidate who running his unfair and corrupted campaign.
Love, Election, Chocolate! portrays Ojima Yuki, a member of the Food Research (a.k.a. Eating) Club, which, of course, gets school funds for its activities. However, the elections for Student Council president are approaching, and the popular candidate wishes to disband clubs that don't deserve their funds, including Yuki's. Not knowing anything about politics and PR, Yuki decides to run against her.
Then what's the difference, then, between Love, Election, Chocolate! and all the other works you mentioned above? Once again we have an incompetent candidate who's running for president for money!
Unlike other similar political shows or novels, there's no irony in LEC! Instead, Yuki is the person who is about to lose the club, which is the place at school he really belongs to, and simply tries to protect it. We are also shown interesting personal dramas of the other members of the Food Club and the opposing candidates, political (and not only) intrigues by the people who currently have power, and much more.
For this unique approach I give the story 8/10 (which is good, coming from me), despite the filler and supposedly comical silly scenes.
The art, however, I didn't like. While its quality is good, I care a lot more about character designs than the quality of the art. And them didn't like: strange hairs, big boobs, and a face which looks like a mask. Thus I give 3/10 for the art.
The music was OK. I liked the opening and ending a lot, and the the soundtracks were good and appropriate.
As well as the character designs, the characters themselves also draw the show back. While appropriate (for example, we have Yuki's opponent, the perfect, honest, fair candidate; we have two comical relief characters), they are nothing special or original.
Characters which are "nothing special", bad art, fuller scenes, manages, in my case, to "compensate" for the unique approach to the story, and thus I give 5 for enjoyment. Nevertheless, I do recommend you to give a try to this series.
PS: Could you send me some feedback if you find thid unhelpful? read more
Jul 20, 2012
Oct 9, 2012
Once in a land far away a highschooler named Oojima that decided that he will save his club by running for student body president, little did he know that this journey he was about to take was a hard one.Alrighty so this plot sounds completely unoriginal,but where other shows get sidetracked easily,Koi to senkyo to Chocolate STAYS ON MAIN STORY LINE. Sure every so often it goes of into the romance aspect of the show.but for the most part it's about himreaching his goal.
Basically there are a handful of charcthers surronded by talking manikins,only a few of the charcthers seem to have any story while the rest are just kind of there.But in my opinion I think it kind of works for this anime because since it is unfourtenly only 12 episodes it needs to get to the meat of the story and there is some to no need for background charcthers stories.
Easily forgettable,I just finished it and can't even remember the opening,just another harem opening.
All the art this season has looked the same,but this seems to add the seasons art with a few unique elements.It al looked clean and there wasn't much lacking in the art department.
Pretty good,just seemed it was rushed a little.I dont have any complaints about it other than it kind of being unrealistic seeing how serious the student body government was at this school xD kind of over the top.
Dec 3, 2012
The plot is pretty standard, Yuki being an ordinary guy (whose only good trait is that he's good at baking lol) running for school president to save his club; and the story focuses on how he rises to that challenge. Whilst the main story might be simple, I think the other characters really add to the drama of the series and make the elections super fun to watch. There are hints of romance between pretty much every character and Yuki (even the only other guy in the snack club is in love with Yuki), and it's just hilarious to watch how Yuki reacts to it.
Although I honestly did not like Yuki's character at the beginning of the anime (he seemed so lost and dependent), as I followed Yuki's journey through the election process and his interactions with all the different characters, I could see him grow into a character with more definition and purpose, which made me like the anime even more. Overall, I just really enjoyed the concept of the story and discovering more about all the characters, particularly because even the supporting characters in the club and some of Yuki's rivals in the elections are well showcased and important to the story.
I think the art in this show is typically girly, and the characters all look very cute, which for me is important when I watch this type of anime (if the anime is supposed to be cute/funny, I prefer cute-looking characters). Plus, Chisato (the president of the snack club) is sooo pretty!
Didn't really pay much attention here, but the mood/music was fine the whole way through.
Overall Enjoyment: 9/10
I think the winning part about this story is that in one episode, I'll be laughing my head off over the silly things that the club members do in order to get votes for Yuki, but in the next episode, I'll be sympathising with the same characters and their background stories. This mix of emotions as a result of the characters and plot is what makes me think this anime is worth a watch.
For those people who like watching or have experienced some sort of election process, for those people who like light-hearted shows with slightly bitter-sweet undertones and for those of you who like harem-style anime, I'm sure you will end up liking this show, so definitely give it a try!
Dec 11, 2012
The story wasn't anything special, but it was very enjoyable in my opinion. I failed to understand why winning the school election was so important that the antagonists would do what they were doing, which is the only thing that bothered me. However, I never found myself bored watching this show.
Art = 8
The art wasn't amazing, but it's very difficult to give a 2012 anime anything less than an 8 unless if the art bothered me. Very close to giving it a 7, but I felt that it wouldn't be doing the show justice.
Sound = 7
The sound was good. It never really made any impact on me. The only reason I'm not giving this show a 6 in the sound department is because a certain character's harmonica playing made me actually want to buy a harmonica.
Characters = 8
The characters were great. I felt that certain characters needed more show time and revelations, but I don't think it would've been possible with the shows limited time. I feel that the main characters had great background stories to them.
Enjoyment = 8
Like what I have stated in the beginning, this show doesn't deserve its low score. Anything less than a 7.8 would've been an insult. My personal opinion is that this show deserves an 8.06 rating. read more
Jul 27, 2012