###Love, Election & Chocolate /Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate
Genres: comedy, drama, romance Themes: fanservice, harem, school, school life, student council Objectionable content: Significant Number of Episodes: 12 + OVA Vintage: 2012-07-05 to 2012-09-27
Plot Summary: Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate follows the protagonist Yūki Ōjima, who attends Takafuji Private Academy a large school with over 6,000 students. Yūki is a member of the Food Research Club along with seven others, including his childhood friend Chisato Sumiyoshi. The members leisurely spend their time in the club not doing much activities. When the election of the next student council president comes up, the front runner Satsuki Shinonome proposes that clubs that have no merit should be sorted out and abolished. The Food Research Club seeks advice from the current student council president Yakumo Mōri, who suggests Yūki run in the election as an opposing candidate. Yūki learns about the issues facing the school and decides to run in the election.
The January issue of ASCII Media Works’ Dengeki G’s Magazine is announcing a 2012 television anime adaptation of sprite/fairies’ Love, Election, & Chocolate (Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate) adult game on Wednesday. The 2010 Windows game follows the protagonist at a “mega academy” with over 6,000 students. To save his cooking club from being abolished, the protagonist agrees to run for student body president.
HOUSTON, August 29, 2012 — Sentai Filmworks’ is pleased to announce their latest acquisition: Love, Election & Chocolate. With series composition by Katsuhiko Takayama (ef ~ a tale of memories., And Yet the Town Moves), this series is sure to have the right recipe to win at the polls, and to complete the ticket, music by Elements Garden (Bodacious Space Pirates) and character designs by Hiroaki Gohda (Amagami SS, Please Teacher!) add the icing that tops it all off.
In Japan, participation in extra-curricular activities is as fundamental a part of an education as chalk and gym shorts. However, not all students are overachievers, and for those like Yuki Ojima, groups like the Food Research Club are welcome havens in which to slack-off. But what’s a slacker to do when the radical new candidate for Student Council president announces her intent to get rid of clubs like the FRC? Well, getting the help of the current Student Council president is a good start, but HIS suggestion is so counter-intuitive that it’s crazy: Yuki should run for the Student Council himself? And yet, it’s SO crazy that it just might work! Especially when Chisato, the chocolate-adverse president of the FRC (and Yuki’s best childhood friend,) and members of other targeted school clubs start to join the swelling FRC army. But can this army of goofs and goof-offs coast all the way to political victory? Or will someone have to step up to the plate and take one for the term? They may savor victory, they may taste defeat, but you’re certain to eat up LOVE, ELECTION & CHOCOLATE!
Love, Election & Chocolate will soon be available through select digital outlets.
About Sentai Filmworks:
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like High School of the Dead, Towanoquon, Samurai Girls, Guin Saga, Needless and Angel Beats as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs can be found on home video distributed by Ingram Entertainment, Baker & Taylor, Section23Films, The Right Stuf and other good and fine distributors. Digital product offerings may be found at iTunes, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Zune Marketplace, Anime Network, Playstation Network, Android Market and YouTube.
Starting Tomorrow on Anime Network Online: Love, Election and Chocolate!
Anime Network Online is skipping the go-home club to bring you our latest special release: Love, Election & Chocolate!
With series composition by Katsuhiko Takayama (ef ~ a tale of memories, And Yet the Town Moves), music by Elements Garden (Bodacious Space Pirates) and character designs by Hiroaki Gohda (Amagami SS, Please Teacher!), this series is sure to have the right recipe to dominate the polls!
ABOUT THE SERIES
Language: Japanese w/ English Subtitles
Thursdays at 2 PM Eastern
Episodes 1 & 2: August 30th
Episodes 3 & 4: September 6th
Episodes 5 & 6: September 13th
Episodes 7 & 8: September 20th
Episodes 9 & 10: September 27th
Episodes 11 & 12: October 4th
Episode 1 will be available to Guests.
Episodes 2 - 12 will require a Premium Subscription[/quote]
Well, it totally sailed past me. Only current seasons shows that even popped up on my radar were SAO and Total Eclipse. This show could be of interest to me, I’ll check out the stream. Those 2 other shows would also be Sentai licenses of interest, and unlike this show which is possibly of interest to me, those 2 shows definitely are
Mean girls. I kinda wish shows didn’t flash messages on the screens so quickly. The Japanese who are watching without a DVR may not even have been able to read what was on the screen at that one point.
Though it doesn’t stick to the election half the time, I’m actually really enjoying how this is turning out.
[details=spoiler]We get some nice character developement with Hazuki & Satsuki, and we find out what their thing is.
Amusingly enough, all the girls seem to be going after Yuki.
Chisato I can understand, but he actually shot her down in these episodes.
Seems like it’s going to take the Mashiroiro Symphony route, and have Yuki actually pick one of the girls and it won’t be the obvious choice (obvious one being Chisato). [/details]