Life is a series of choices. Even now, as you’re reading this, many choices are being made.
“Now you there, work up the courage and choose. The very important and necessary choice that will change all of our futures.”
1: Read the rest of the review.
2: Do not read the rest of the review.
Well, if you kept reading I’m assuming you picked number 1 and decided to read my review about Ore no Nounai Sentakushi ga, Gakuen Love Comedy wo Zenryoku de Jama Shiteiru aka My Mental Choices Are Completely Interfering With My School Romantic Comedy aka Noucome, I’ll be referring to it as Noucome for both yours and my sake.
The review will be spoiler-free so some things that I point out may seem a bit oblivious but I don’t really want to spoil anything for those who’d like to watch this.
This anime is about a boy named Kanade Amakusa who’s a high school student however he suffers from a curse called “Absolute Choice”. This curse does exactly what is sounds like, it forces our main character to choose from a series of options, these options will interfere with the way he and the things around him happen and interact, with many of the choices he’s faced with being completely self-degrading and humiliating. Amakusa eventually comes across a choice wether he wants his neighbor or a beautiful girl to fall from the sky. He chose the second option and that’s where he meets Chocolat, who eventually starts living with him.
As you can guess, this is essentially a comedy anime with a very simple yet effective plot.
The other main characters are with Kanade, the Rejected Five, it includes Yukihira Furano, a girl with a particular interesting sense of humor and who likes to abuse Kanade by calling him all sorts of things and Ouka Yuuouji, your typical happy-go-lucky and really cheerful girl. They’re pretty much the school “weirdos” and the people with which Kanade spends the most time.
All the characters have some kind of special trait that distinguishes them from the others, are carefully animated and above all really really funny. Whether it’s from an Absolute Choice, Furano’s sense of humor, Yuuouji’s lack of shame or even Chocolat’s lack of common sense you’re bound to crack a smile or, tons of laughs as the humor is really well executed and not really repetitive.
You eventually discover one or two little twists about these characters and get introduced to even more characters as Kanade is forced to do missions to get rid of his curse, these missions mainly include an interaction of some sort with the cast. If Kanade fails one these missions, he’ll be stuck with the “Absolute Choice” forever, it’s also in these missions and interactions that most of the character development comes from.
The art in Noucome is not extraordinary but it doesn’t put the anime behind either, it matches with the light-hearted and colorful style of the anime. I didn’t notice any kind of lazy animation or lack of detail in any scene. The background scenes also look pretty nice.
The sound is appropriate but not really that amazing, the OP and ED songs are generic and the BGMs are also pretty standard, not really anything that makes me go up or down. It simply is appropriate for the kind of Romantic/Comedy anime we’re talking about.
I can say that I really enjoyed Noucome, it didn’t really felt rushed and was overall a really pleasant experience that made me laugh way more than one time per episode. All the characters were unique and funny, the art was really good and the plot was the perfect setup for a Romcom like this.
If you like Romcoms then I definitely recommend you to watch Noucome, I promise you won’t regret it.
And now, as I bid a farewell to all of you;
1: Rate this review as helpful.
2: Rate this review as not helpful.
3: Don’t do anything.
Thanks for reading.