Oh boy this episode… Another clear constrained masterpiece by Takayama Katsuhiko-san! It finally goes to the route that my preferences don’t like. In all honesty, Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate is one totally unpredictable, hard-to-describe, and unexpected series. Just thinking about the various outputs of analysing each episode is enough for me for to call my attempts to purposefully deconstruct this as “futile”.
I’ve figured out that one day, the series would go for Chisato’s route. Well, that’s what it practically did over the course of this episode. However, the aforementioned writer was able to creatively mash elements from Michiru’s arc and Mifuyu’s story. It’s still a good thing that the elections wasn’t sidelined, either. Despite my dislike of Chisato, this episode managed to convince me that she, too, deserves a second chance to change for the better but I still don’t like her character in the anime. This episode’s plot might not be convincing to some viewers, though. I honestly don’t know how to feel about this episode; there’s one side of me telling that it’s another rushed one, and there’s another thought of mine that the rushed feeling is a mere byproduct of my biases. It’s extremely hard to describe this series without dropping significant spoilers about each episode. This information-overloaded formula is something rare to find in current dating sim adaptations, and it’s rarer to see them executed properly along with having great use of the voice acting and music.
Somehow, seeing the preview suggests something about finally settling or resolving Satsuki’s role in this series. Next week’s episode is projected to be the finale, and this is where I’d only be able to write down, list, and discuss all of my thoughts about the entire series. It’s a serious case of prejudice and premature judgement if I do so. Also, I no longer want to set expectations on /any/ series penned by Takayama Katsuhiko. Most of his works are unpredictable and plot twisty!
Episode Entertainment Factor Rating (EEFR): 100/100
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