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Chocolate Underground

Alternative Titles

Japanese: チョコレート・アンダーグラウンド


Type: ONA
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 12, 2008 to Sep 4, 2008
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Novel
Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Kids
Duration: 5 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 6.221 (scored by 4,739 users)
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Ranked: #73222
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Popularity: #4048
Members: 10,817
Favorites: 9
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Chocolate and other sweets have been banned thanks to the political reign of the Good For You Party, and the new laws are enforced strictly, with force if need be. Smudger and Huntley are two teen boys determined to eat chocolate again. They search out rumored chocolate bootleggers, eventually starting their own chocolate underground distribution.


Chocolate Underground is an adaptation of British novelist Alex Shearer's satirical work Bootleg. It follows two English boys who create a bootleg chocolate factory after their country bans chocolate consumption.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Hamana, Takayuki
Hiramitsu, Takuya
Sound Director
Nishino, Kana
Theme Song Performance, Inserted Song Performance
Gotou, Takayuki
Character Design, Chief Animation Director

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"MAKE UP" by Nishino Kana

More reviewsReviews

Apr 8, 2009
Dorcas_Aurelia (All reviews)
It's like Prohibition, but instead of ruthless gangsters making piles of money from illegal alcohol, a couple of high school students try to evade a government abolition of chocolate and all other sweets. Also, the police have giant robots specifically built for sniffing out and arresting chocolate enthusiasts. Yes, it's as ridiculous as it sounds.

Chocolate Underground is only made up of 13 three-minute episodes streamed on the internet, so there's only so much to say about it, although the show does cover a surprising amount of plot in the limited time it has. It's based on a satirical novel about two English boys with the read more
Nov 6, 2008
terra2 (All reviews)
For all of you who is searching for a short anime , short duration , eerie story but fun , and enjoyable anime ; chocolate underground is what your looking for.

I really enjoyed Chocolate Underground -althought its short and not many like it - because it has an outstading , eerie story that really amazed me . In my experience in anime , I think that most animes talk about love and confessing there feelings and a typhoon of romance or a triangle of love , which I didn't see in this anime .

I'm sure not many will recommend it , but I do read more
Jun 29, 2014
CrisiasRex (All reviews)
Chocolate Underground is a political satire that takes place in an alternate reality where the land is ruled by a totalitarian government known as the 'Good For You Party'. This government has banned the possession and consumption of sugar, honey, chocolate, and any other kind of sweets you can think of; and have established a police force to enforce this law. In the anime we follow our two heroes, Huntley and Smudger, as they attempt to bring chocolate back to the world.

Story - 6/10
The premise of the series shows promise but is not executed in the way I personally think it should have been. read more
Jun 21, 2017
ktulu007 (All reviews)
Chocolate Underground is a short ONA from 2008. It was brought to us by Production IG & Trans Arts. Because it's completely necessary to have two studios work on thirteen episodes that run for five minutes each. It's based off of the novel Bootleg, by British novelist Alex Shearer. You know, the bloke what wrote The Greatest Store in the World. That's the actual title, not me praising him. It was directed by Hamana Takayuki. Who also did director work on Prince of Tennis, which I haven't seen but am bringing up because it's well known & directed a few episodes of Psycho Pass, which read more


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