Nope, this is not a special episode. First of all, Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate wouldn’t be airing within this week due to the London 2012 Olympics coverage. Second, I’ve been always mentioning the politics and social commentary injected in this wonderful media franchise. Since we have a week of no Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate episode, I can now talk about some of the symbolism I’m seeing in the elements of the plot, characters, and setting. Note, that this is just my own opinion and analysis as there are people who take these articles too seriously to the point that they think about conspiracy theories in an anime.
Let’s go to the main idea; Satsuki’s manifesto of disbanding useless clubs and cutting the budgets for others is a direct reference to some fiscal conservative measures in government. Depending on how you view it, this entire story could either be critical of the ideology, supporting the ideology, or just a mere informative story. The election campaign methodoligies presented also mirror the methods used by politicians in the real world to get attention and votes from the populace. Those who browse and contribute to EpalWatch would be able to spot-on the early-campaigning techniques.
The next round of symbolism would be posted in a part 2 of this series. Remember folks, KoiChoco is mainly a romantic drama and not a social commentary like Fractale despite this being able to dish out interesting symbolism.
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