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Why It Doesn't Make Sense For Chocolat To Have A Hard Time Getting Nishitani's Heart In Sugar Sugar Rune?

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Also known as "Problems with Chocolat getting Nishitani's heart" or, to be more precise, "What’s the problem with Chocolat Meilleure / Kato not being able to get Nishitani’s heart right away?" She does eventually get it, but not right away and that makes all the difference. So, what’s wrong with that?

(*Warning for possible spoilers for said show)

In episode 3 of the Sugar Sugar Rune anime and manga series by Moyoco Anno, Nishitani, the head of the newspaper club, has a crush on Chocolat, the main character.
Chocolat Meilleure / Kato, sugar sugar rune, nishitani, moyoco anno, anime, manga
His heart turns orange for her, and, naturally, Kato wants to get his heart. But, due to numerous reasons, she’s not able to get Nishitani’s heart right away. This seems really contrived though. Like, what was stopping her?

In the first episode, she had no problems using her magic in front of everyone when she was trying to summon the guard dog of hell and ended up getting Akira’s (one of her classmates) dog instead.

In the second episode, she readily cast magic in their classroom when Duke, her frog familiar, made the building fly. From the looks of it, there’s no issue with her casting magic or transforming in front of the non-magical people. So, what’s the problem with getting Nishitani’s heart?

And, seriously, how in the world could she forget that one time? That’s such a lame reason for not being able to get Nishitani’s heart right away. Why? It’s because of how important the Queen Contest is to her.

She says she wants to win for the sake of her mother (Cinnamon Meilleure) who didn’t get to be queen of the Magical World. So, for something so important to her, how could she forget? How could she not take this seriously? How does that even compute?
Chocolat Meilleure / Kato, Pierre Tempête de Neige, nishitani, sugar sugar rune, anime, manga, moyoco anno
Then there’s that library scene where Nishitani interviews Chocolat. Right after that interview, she should have been able to get his heart already because it was just the 2 of them there. There wasn’t anyone else.

Pierre Tempête de Neige passed by and left right away, so what was stopping her from getting his heart? Why didn’t she get it? Speaking of the different scenes where Chocolat failed to get Nishitani’s heart, those scenes always seem to mark a new day.

So she’s been failing to get his heart for days. But the question is how come those scenes are the only opportunities or chances that she has to get his heart, like with him giving her the book or showing her the pictures?

They’re classmates. They share the same classes. And school doesn’t end in a few hours, all of which means she should have plenty of chances to take his heart. So, why doesn’t she take those other chances then? Why doesn’t she look for him?

Speaking of looking - when Nishitani was looking for her in that one scene, she doesn’t have a reason to hide from him and she says so herself, so why in the world did she hide from him then? She could have gotten his heart then. Seriously, doesn’t this all seem rather contrived? What do you think?

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