Inequality and the two-tiered education system in Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate

Instead of focusing on the ever-growing harem of the main protagonist Yuuki, Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate looks at the wider problems within a school system that allows for autonomy and control without and restrictions. The series began like a murder mystery, with an unknown girl capturing two important members of the schools governing body-exchanging money. The story immediately shifted to the political wrangling of Private Takafuji Academy’s student council, and the constant attempt by certain members to hide their misdemeanours and manipulate the system into giving them more power. While at the centre of this whirlwind of political intrigue is a distinct element of social inequality, and the consequences of ignoring it. At first the student council elections appear to be a simple affair, and while numerous candidates are involved, there are only a select few who seem to have any real chance of winning. But, there is more to it than that, and as this series progresses, we are beginning to understand the importance that many have placed on this election, and that there are those who would be happy to see certain candidates fail in their bid to be president.

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Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate First Impressions

I am not entirely sure where to begin with Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate since it appears to significantly more than your ordinary high school harem romance, although that is still very much present. To begin with it started off as more of a political intrigue story than anything light hearted or romantic with what appeared to be members of the student council exchanging bribes for some unknown, nefarious purpose. Furthermore we see the girl who is apparently a reporter get run over by a car and while her cameras memory card is destroyed she is left bleeding in the snow. This on its own suggests that Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate is clearly more complicated than the harem tag might suggest, although there are clearly elements of a classic highs school harem there. Furthermore we have two main characters that seem to be dealing with loss and an apparent dislike of chocolate. Read more of this post

The Less than Definitive Illogical Summer 2012 Season Preview

The summer season has traditionally been one that many pass over, with numerous people dismissing it as full of terrible series, Interestingly enough it has also been the season that I tend to enjoy the most. While it may not have those big series that get a lot of attention and hype, it has always been a season where I find I can sit back and relax while watching numerous entertaining and enjoyable anime series. This summer season has numerous Light Novel, Visual Novel and PC game adaptations, all of which get mixed reactions ranging from massive overhype to those who dismiss them as fluff and pointless. Now, over the last few years I have grown to quite enjoy Light Novel and Visual Novel adaptations, finding them interesting to watch. Read more of this post