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Sentai Filmworks Adds Love, Elections, & Chocolate Anime (Update 2)

posted on 2012-08-29 11:53 EDT
Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate adult game's TV anime about cooking club that tries to save itself by running for office

The North American anime licensing company Sentai Filmworks announced on Wednesday that it acquired the ongoing television anime series Love, Elections, & Chocolate (Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate). The anime will "soon be available through select digital outlets."

The original 2010 Windows game from sprite/fairys 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.

Toru Kitahata (Haganai/Oreimo episode director) is directing the anime at AIC Build with scripts overseen by Katsuhiko Takayama (Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts, ef: a tale of melodies). Hiroaki Gohda (Amagami SS, Please Teacher!) is adapting Yū Akinashi's original game designs for animation, and Elements Garden (Bodacious Space Pirates, Senki Zesshō Symphogear) is composing the music. Annabel (Another, Katanagatari, Sankarea) contributes the opening theme song "Signal Graph" and Ceui (sola, The Girl Who Leapt Through Space, The Legend of the Legendary Heroes) sings the ending theme song "Kaze no Naka no Primrose."

Sentai Filmworks describes the story:

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, Elections, & Chocolate!

Update: More background information added.

Update 2: The Anime Network announced on Wednesday that it will stream the series starting on Thursday, August 30. The website will stream the first two episodes this Thursday, then it will stream two more episodes every Thursday. The first episode will be free and episodes 2-12 will be available for those with a premium subscription.

Image © sprite/fairys, Koichoco Production Committee


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