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Synonyms: Chokotan!, Choco-tan!, Ribon Festa 2013, Ribbon Festa 2013
Japanese: チョコタン!


Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 17, 2013
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Genre: ComedyComedy
Theme: PetsPets
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 10 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 5.921 (scored by 28432,843 users)
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Ranked: #93552
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Popularity: #7254
Members: 5,170
Favorites: 3

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This story is about the dog named Chocotan who has the ability to speak with humans in the human language. Nao, her owner, likes a guy named Arima. Arima has a dog named Hatsupi. On Hatsupi's birthday, Nao makes biscuits that are edible for both dogs and humans. Nao and Chocotan bump into Arima and Hatsupi on the sidewalk and Nao runs away before she can summon the courage to give the biscuits to Arima. Chocotan encourages Nao and she makes up her mind to go back and give the biscuits to Arima. Now then, will she be able to approach Arima while she's not even able to talk casually to him? And how about Chocotan's secret? - The Story about the talking dog and her Owner's clumsy-love-story!

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Arima, Yamato

Eguchi, Takuya


Tamura, Mutsumi


Takeuchi, Kozue
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May 17, 2013
leximander (All reviews)
Super cute and basically the best thing ever. Short but really sweet. You wouldn't understand until you've seen the episode, but it is very heartwarming at the end I was near tears.

The ending was extremely satisfactory because no conflict was left unsolved, and it also allowed room for a sequel episode.

The soundtrack was glorious, and the animation was kawaii desu. The characters went through significant development and grew into a loveable and memorable
cast of humans and dogs.

The voice acting was phenomenal.

Overall, this was the most enjoyable experience of the week for me. Really made my entire day.

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Aug 13, 2014
ktulu007 (All reviews)
Chokotan is an adaptation of an ongoing manga written by Takeuchi Kozue. The special is only ten minutes long and was handled by J.C. Staff. Yes, the same studio behind Potemayo, The Slayers and Honey & Clover, to name a few. So, how do they handle adapting an ongoing manga into a really short special? Let's take a look and find out.


The titular Chokotan is a miniature Dachshund. Her owner, Nao, likes a boy in her school named Arima and gets to see him everyday when taking Chokotan for her morning walk in spite of being in different classes. Also, Chokotan can talk like read more
Mar 27, 2018
MelodyFire (All reviews)
The primary problem that I have with this show is that it's dreadfully boring. This OVA doesn't even bother to give the audience anything resembling a character introduction before we are thrown into this predictable, yet at the same time, nonsensical "journey". There's very little plot to be seen in this anime. The girl's crush and jealousy surrounding the one male in this show comes out of utter nowhere and the story gives us no reason to care about her plight. The thin conflict has an equally shallow resolution with no weight to it. The animation and art was also a bit unsettling. Characters rarely read more
May 29, 2013
dury (All reviews)
I gave this OVA a 8.

Despite it being disturbingly sweet, it looks like it would be an outstanding anime for 8-12 year old girls.

It is kinda stereotypical of what the Japanese seem to think girls want to watch, ie. sweet and cloying romance, but no one needs to be watching just this kinda anime all the time. That is what made me drop it from a 9 to an 8 truth be told.

I continuously compared it to children's talking animal cartoons of the west and came see this as a "workable" premise, in that it seems to be around a "power" of the dog. I read more

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