Mami-chan has a crush on her school's soccer club star, Ishida-senpai, and tries against hope to work up the courage to give him chocolate for Valentine's Day. She learns from her friend Koko-chan of the mysterious Magical Chocolate. Will the magic make Mami's dream come true?
Well... mixed feelings on this one… I mean, I was expecting, considering it’s already just one episode, that it would be a bit longer than 8 minutes.
Mahou No Chocolate, or Magic Chocolate, is the typical story of a girl, crushing on a guy, who wants to ask him out. She’s given this chocolate believed to be magical and will allow her, upon giving it to him on Valentine’s Day, to win his heart. It’s plot was shallow and lacked greatly in any depth whatsoever, as did the transparent characters (there were few): Mami, the protagonist; Koko, Mami’s best friend; and Ishida, Mami’s desired love interest. And I suppose you can include Mami’s parents in the mix, or the loving fangirls of Ishida that you see for about 20 seconds as they eagerly shove their Valentine’s chocolate on him.
If you’re wondering why I gave the animation a higher score than it appears to deserve, it’s because the animation, though at first glance it would seem terrible, is actually done solely by Anime Studio Pro (this anime was produced by an independent anime studio, Ishikawa Pro). Obviously it would be much more difficult to animate on that compared to something used by nondependent animation companies. However, no matter the animation tools, it does not make up for the lack of good character and story. It’s just the characters are so typical and unoriginal. I feel more could have been put into it.
If you’re looking for something light and easy to watch, or if you’re simply bored, than go ahead and watch it, it’s not very long anyway. If you’re in the mood for something deep or high quality, though, this would not exactly be the right choice to make. read more
Story: It's typical girl have a crush for a boy, who is famous in his school. On Sunday is Valentine's Day and Mami-chan want to give some chocolate to Ishida-senpai. But does she have enough courage to do that? It's pretty clished, but also really cute.
Art: It seemed like someone have just draw something using paint. So it's not really good, but it's in someway really cute and fits to story.
Sound: Character have good voice's. It fits fine by the characters and heard fine to me. There wasn't any background music, but it sounded good even without it.
Character: When this special takes time only nine minutes, watcher didn't get a good touch for characters. Mami-chan is cute and shy, Ishida famous and Koko-chan is a good friend. But they were also really cute and that's why I gave five points.
Enjoyment: Even if the storyline is pretty normal, I liked it. Story was so cute and characters too so it was really enjoyable to watch this. read more