Dear me, Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate‘s romantic sweetness is over infinity. We’re also formally introduced to Shinonome Satsuki and her “rivalry” with Chisato for Ohjima Yuuki’s feelings. Also, more comedic slice-of-life moments are used to narrate the story and events. This is not a complaint, but a mere observation and I’m happy to say that I’m liking this take as far as my preferences are concerned.
You’ve guessed it, this episode was mostly dedicated to Satsuki and Yuuki’s meeting and subsequent conversations with each other. We’re also treated to some clues on Yuuki’s yearning for true love that originated back during his childhood. This made me relate more with him as it’s really similar to my yearning back during the olden days when I still thought of establishing a romantic companionship. There are some questionable scenes here like more pantyshots and the Food Research Club girls decorated with “cream” all over their body. Narration of the character development and other events was pretty done well, although there are some awkward moments involving comedic scenes. Interactions between the characters, especially of those between Satsuki and Yuuki, are natural given the event and their personalities. This made me remember my interaction with a person who has a similar personality as Satsuki’s. The scene where Yuuki got surprised upon touching Chisato is natural, given the Yuuki’s personality, and a sign of how this series plays with the current tropes and clichés for a slightly different way of narrating the plot. Going back to the romance content in this episode, the little development between Satsuki and Yuuki is written well. Yuuki’s kind personality made Satsuki a little interested in him.
Drama is also hinted in this episode with the final scene where Chisato bought Chocolate for Yuuki and her to eat during the night, but it seems that she doesn’t feel happy about the chocolate. This somewhat adds more proof for my speculation about Chisato and Satsuki being rivals for Yuuki’s feelings. Next episode is hinted to be focused on Michiru, but I still hope this would either end-up going on the omnibus route (a.k.a Amagami SS-style of narration) or Satsuki route. Chisato already had her moments on the manga and Visual Novel. It’s time for Satsuki-chan to shine. It’s just me and my love for pretty girls with straight waist-length hair…
And please allow me to end this entry with a lengthy quote from Satsuki:
Which horse wins in a derby? It’s the horse that participates in the derby. A horse who didn’t participate does not have a chance of winning. The same applies in the election, there’s a 100% chance that a person who didn’t run wouldn’t get elected.
Episode Entertainment Factor Rating (EEFR): 100/100
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