Desu Ex Machina: "Koi to Senkyou to Chocolate wasn’t about the elections, the love, nor the chocolate: it was about Yuuki’s growth as a protagonist. Yuuki wasn’t being dense, and although character development wasn’t particularly clear, it did happen. Instead of being a typical dense protagonist, we have a normal character exhibiting events outside of his daily shell. And through these experiences, he learns to love the school and the students. He goes and does something meaningful and something that gives him a new perspective instead of being lazy and laid back in his food club."