Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate ~ Review
“A romantic love story with chocolates and…politics?!”
Isn’t it just so handy when the title of the anime basically explains the overall plot of the story? I mean, there aren’t a lot of them. But when they appear it makes writing a review so much more easier. Anyways, I just wanted to say that before we began this review, because of course it applies to this particular series right here. And if you’re aware of this series then you’ll be well aware that this is not just any romance stories. No… in fact, this is a very unique love story. Very unique indeed.
Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate (lit. Love, Elections and Chocolate) revolves around Ojima Yuuki and his time at Takafuji Private Academy, where every year a full-on election campaign is held to select the new student council for the year. Ojima is part of the Food Research Club, spending his time eating food with his fellow clubmates. However, the yearly election rolls near, and Ojima receives news of the new manifest that states all clubs that show no merit be abolished; the Food Research Club being at the top of the list. Ojima realises that the only way to save the beloved Food Research Club is to join in on the election and become the new student council, in doing so changing the rules and doing something about the many issues that are present within the Academy.
The series incorporates political elements together with pure romantic comedy/harem elements to create a very unique love story
The series contains 12 episodes and aired during the Summer 2012 Anime Season (July 2012 – September 2012). The series is animated by Anime International Company Inc. (or simply AIC), who brought us such well acclaimed series as Record of Lodoss War, Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai and Sora no Otoshimono. The series is originally based off an erotic game series created by Sprite.
The series contains a few well-known voice actors such as Nakamura Yuuichi who voices Ojima (and is also known as the voices of Gray Fullblaster from Fairy Tail and Kosaka Kyousuke from Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai) and Nakamura Eriko who voices Chisato (and is also known as the voices of Belguim from Hetalia: Axis Rangers and Ui from Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi).
While I was watching this series during its airing period, I noticed many people were digging this series due to the fact that Sphere managed to incorporate politics with romance; two genres that should not go together, ever. But on the contrary, many people (including myself) enjoyed the unique blend of genres and it really helped to move the plot forward. If you fancy a new kind of romance/harem story, then give this series a go. You won’t be disappointed.
The Final Judgement:
Recommendaton Level: 4/5 – Highly Recommended
Final Score: 8/10