Jiang Hao Yi, a normal, high school student who is extremely scared of getting into trouble suddenly becomes the Harem King of his school and gets confessed to by a bunch of beautiful girls! The worst thing is, Jiang hao doesn't know any of the girls who confessed to him! What on earth is happening?
There's nothing wrong with shows that are silly or absurd yet have their strong points and somehow manage to keep the audience entertained. I'm a fan of ecchi harems myself and am able to enjoy even really average shows. However, Aishen Qiaokeli-ing, aka Cupid's Chocolates, is hopeless in my eyes.
The story revolves around Haoyi and his harem, which consists of girls that, just like him, ate some cursed chocolates. This caused them not only to be in love with a dull and idiotic guy but also made them believe they're married to or even pregnant with him. So Haoyi's job is to help the girls
and fulfill their wishes in order to lift the spell.
It didn't have to be this bad. If you look at the recommendations section, you can see people comparing this show to Kami nomi, where the main character also has to help the heroines with their problems and magic is apparent there too. Kami nomi is however a well written, clever and interesting anime that actually makes sense. Cupid's chocolates is a show filled with absurdity, unfunny gags and irrational characters. It's just dumb and offensive.
The only good things about this cartoon is its art. The animation is definitely above average and the heroines look simply beautiful. Their character designs are detailed and can be only described as a real eye-candy.
I have to say not all the heroines are that bad, I actually liked two of them - the pink rich girl and the crazy yandere. Mei Tata is quite cute as well. Not that they have much of personality - I'm probably just fond of their looks.
The soundtrack isn't anything outstanding but it's not bad either.
What's worth noticing is the fact that it is literally a chinese cartoon. So the voice acting may sound a bit strange at first but I got used to it quickly and I actually found it refreshing to hear the characters speak Chinese.
All in all, Cupid's chocolates is far from being good. It's not even average. It doesn't offer you anything apart from cute heroines and good animation. Even if you tend to like silly harem shows, I recommend you to stay away from this one. Watching Cupid's chocolates only satisfied my eyes and left me with a feeling of having wasted my time, because what I just saw can't be even called mindless fun. No fun at all.
Favorite Quote: "My life is dull and boring. But this dull life suits me, since I hate getting into troublesome situations. If I could stay like this forever, that would be the best." -Jiang Hao
Originally, I did my review on Cupid's Chocolates on my old account son714, but I lost the account information. Whenever somebody asks me "hey do you watch anime?" Immediately the thing that comes to mind would be a Japanese style drawing along with Japanese voice actors. This Chinese cartoon definitely caught me by surprise. Without any spoilers I have presented my personal opinion on this series as of right now.
The story is pretty much similar to how all harems and romantic comedies are. Most harems either center around a loner or an average everyday student who does something and suddenly finds himself surrounded by a bunch of pretty girls. In this case it would be the "average everyday student." The plot in this series is very fast paced and extremely hilarious. It had me laughing out loud in a lot of their sequences. The series does a very good job in allowing the audience to understand the story despite being roughly 15 minutes long for an episode.
Art: Anime is a Japanese style animation. It is very interesting to see how far anime has gotten throughout the years. In my opinion, the artwork has gotten alot better over the years. For Aishen Qiaokeli-ing or Cupid's Chocolates, I would say that the artwork is mirrored to have it feel like an anime type artwork. But I had to say that the artwork in this series is very well done. The colors were on point and it didn't feel distracting at all to the very least. It also feels great to know that anime has made an impact worldwide.
Sound: As mentioned this is a Chinese cartoon. Initially when I watched this series the voice acting for the characters sounded very strange for me. As I progressed in the series I didn't find their voices strange rather I didn't come mind it as much. For the opening theme, it is very well done despite being a non lyrical theme. In my opinion, it captures the plot and the mood of the series. An opening theme without singing without singing was done extremely well.
Character: One of the biggest downfalls and complaints of bad animes would be the how the characters fit with the storyline. This would also include their overall personalities throughout the series. In this case however, I actually enjoyed every single character. Despite the main character being the overused loner student in typical harems, the other character were very entertaining. The reason for this being is that after the main character sets in motion the plot, each character in this series has their own desires and backstories. As mentioned before, the episodes are roughly 15 minutes long, so how can they do all of this in such a short time? The series does a fantastic job of clearing their desires and backstories in a non-overwhelming way. Each episode presents the main character tackles each issue in his own way making it very satisfying until the very end. Not to mention also that the main character isn't as dull and "numb to love" as other harem characters are.
My Opinion: I thoroughly enjoyed this Chinese cartoon. The artwork is great definitely has obvious signs of influence from Japanese anime artwork, the characters are well done, the sound and openings perfectly capture the mood in each episode. All of these points contributed into making this rather overused harem genre into a very satisfying series so far. Also this anime makes it enjoyable for the viewer because it constantly makes us imagine who the main character will eventually fall for. I believe he will fall for the first girl he met, but that is just a speculation at this moment. It also makes me genuinely happy to know that anime is spreading and appreciated worldwide. This cartoon is a great example of that. Just realized I'm also submitting this review on Valentines day, this cartoon is great for that occasion! Oh and also I'm rooting for Xia Zitong!
Thank you for reading my review, I really appreciate it guys.
It's a CHINESE ANIME! (The first one that I've ever watched.)
To start, let me tell you a little of what to expect. It's basically one of those generic harem anime with a LOT OF FAN SERVICE. Personally, I love fan service and I totally love the ecchi genre. (Yay, boobies!)
This particular series starts off with a lot of comedic scenes and cliches. While gearing off towards the end, there's an almost steep hill of the story which will immediately come to your attention. It has a great conclusion (not so conclusion because apparently there's a second season) to it in which you'd actually feel satisfied
with watching a generic series. The story is good enough to put a tear or two in your eyes.
The characters are very likable, and the development is clearly evident. The music is kind of a letdown considering that they could've put much effort in composing, nonetheless I gave it a 7. (I wish they could've at least put in some vocals in that.) The mob characters are kinda dull for the eyes due to the fact that they were all animated but not so much as colored correctly.
Other than these stated, I witnessed no other issues.
To sum it all up, I rate it 8 out of 10! It's a good watch, trust me!
*Well turn of your brain,relax and you will enjoy it!Chinese Voice Actors Sucks tho!*
This one will be a small review since there isn't many things to write.
Basically the story is as simple as "1+1=potato". No need to think of anything more.It has plenty of plot holes and unreasonable things, but seriously what did you expect from an Ecchi/Harem + Com/Rom Production??Further more its filled with cliche moments. So i cannot say there is anything new i saw. Maybe 2~3 gags that were original and really well played.
Actually for an ONA show the art is above average and that's something one can find praiseworthy. Also
what found really interesting is that the cloths are realistically designed. What do i mean? Well the cloths aren't attached to the Characters model and you can see cracks and stuff like that. Considering its nature that a thing one deserve to give Bonus points to the show!!
The sounds are plain i guess. Nothing special worth mentioning or shockingly good. The OP is a voiceless track and i consider that a good idea since each viewer can imagine his own lyrics. Its Catchy, not even bad!
The Characters is unimaginable plain,cute and likable. Tho the author try to add some shocking background in order to add more plot in his work but imo that counts as "Had no other way of making something smart" and in general kinda bad. (not totally bad tho)
One could simply call the romance factor over dramatic, vexing and stupid in general,but then again what did you expect from such a show?
----------------------Personal Thoughts and Weaknesses----------------------------
You will get Laughs and Cringe out of this most of the time. A pretty standard mixture of feelings.This show overuses memes and its unrealistic to the points there is no injuries. It maybe comedy and ridiculous but still when someone is getting beat up, i don't expect him to be scratchless in the next 5 seconds or even the next scene.Its your average comedy, with bullshit ecchi romance but in Chinese and that make it quiet better.This show is quiet fast paced. Meaning that it goes from one shit on the other, skips weeks for its plot advance and in general kinda plain if you exclude again the Chinese Language. Last but not least, IT TRIED TO ADD SOME DRAMA! AND IT WAS DESPICABLY AWEFUL! (yea it shocked me so bad, i don't want to remember it...)
From my point of view, it was as much fun as cringe. That doesn't necessarily qualifies it as bad. It was laughable and likable. Its ecchi not so much and comedy good. The translator played an important role and most likely made that show at least 2 times better with the absurd Lenny faces it added and bad puns!
Around 3 hours relaxing spent and facepalming a lot. Not regret whatsoever!
Reasons to watch it:
-The translator did a wonderful job.
-Having a stupid MC being called a "peasant" actually was REALLY satisfying!
-Eehh... The likable characters+ the Chinese experience.
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