English: My Mental Choices Are Completely Interfering With My School Romantic Comedy
Synonyms: My Mental Multiple-Choice Power Is Completely Ruining My School Romantic Comedy, NouCome, NouKome
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 10, 2013 to Dec 12, 2013
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 7.841 (scored by 10701 users)
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SynopsisKanade Amakusa is a high school student who is suffering from a curse called "Absolute Choices." This curse requires him to select an action from a list of two or three options that appear before him at any time, and has no control over what choices appear. Many of them are weird or perverse and as a result, the curse has tainted his reputation with his classmates and other people around him, making his life very difficult. However, one day, a choice he makes on his way home from school causes a mysterious, beautiful young girl to fall from the sky.
Related AnimeAdaptation: Ore no Nounai Sentakushi ga, Gakuen Love Comedy wo Zenryoku de Jama Shiteiru
Side story: Ore no Nounai Sentakushi ga, Gakuen Love Comedy wo Zenryoku de Jama Shiteiru OVA
Characters & Voice Actors
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.
Ore no nounai sentakushi ga, Gakuen Love Comedy wo Zenryoku de Jama Shiteiru, or simply, Noucome. If you were able to say that whole damn first title in one breath, congrats. Life is a series of choices. In it, there are good choices that lead down good paths, and bad choices which lead to not so desirable paths. With that in mind, onto the review.
(That is, if you choose to read the rest. That's on you. I'm just writing this for the fun of it.)
Story (8/10): The anime itself is just as ridiculous as its title. The story follows a boy named Kanade Amakusa, who suffers from Absolute choice, meaning that his life is basically a gigantic visual novel where the choices that he makes leads him to strange and awkward routes. Until one day, where a blond girl falls from the sky from one of his choices, leading him to begin his journey of ridiculous quests to get rid of his choice syndrome. With all the visual novel nonsense and random girls falling from the sky, this story is really...absurd. Seriously. It has pretty good pacing, and is able to "conduct" its messed-up storyline well in terms of speed and transitions. Speaking of its storyline, this is without a doubt very random. Next to FLCL, it can be considered to have one of the most random storylines out there. Oddly enough though, this anime works very well with its randomness, being able to funnel all of that into something that is in fact, a great comedy series. Speaking of comedy, it's all random. I'm not kidding, all of the comedy is pretty much random moments that everyone enjoys. Especially since the comedy is all pretty original.
Characters (9/10): When you look at the characters, you'll see basically any anime archtype or character class you have seen in the past. Meaning, you'll see things like the rich girl, the over-hyper one, the little sister that says (onii-chan), the glutton, all that sort of crap. However, there is a reason why the characters are in such a high rating, and it's because of just how funny they really are. While yes, they are all literally copies of existing character troupes, the characters take their character type, and skyrocket their potential. Meaning, they all go overboard with their personalities. Ex. Little sister character wants to be EVERYONE's little sister. It's this kind of thing that makes this anime so great. They basically ridicule the anime troupes through their characters in a way that makes it just so frikin' fantastic and hilarious to watch. Although I'm a little disappointed with the lack of main male characters aside from Kanade who is denser then a friking block of lead, it was still funny to see all of the female characters in their archtype glory. The side characters (and I mean side, not supporting. Supporting is part of what is above.) are just completely pointless, but still funny. They add their own stamp onto the anime, with the added conclusion of throwing them all in your face by the very end.
Art and Sound (9/10): The art in this anime was done by Studio Jack, which in turn, created a wonderfully colorful and bright look for this piece of absurdity. The characters are all VERY detailed and very colorful. It was to the point that they tried to showcase JUST how good the art was by doing screen scrollers of just the characters eyes to show off the detail. The sound in this anime was just as good, in my opinion. The OP has got to be, one of the most hyper and energetic sounding openings ever. It's just so happy sounding and absurd, that it fits in so well with the anime! The ED was also very good in my opinion, as it featured a hyper and energetic tune that was leaning towards the electric guitar compared to the OP leaning towards the drums, due to the crap ton of guitar riffs. (By the way, regardless, you will hear both of these tunes one way or another. The creators sneak them in.) Personally, I love the soundtrack with all of its glory.
Personal Enjoyment (10/10): It really shouldn't be a surprise with all the praise that I've been giving this show, that I would give this a 10/10, and also why it's one of my favorite animes of all time. It's just so frikin' fun to watch. Bear in mind, this isn't a masterpiece in any way, nor will it ever be, but it's just one of those series' that you can just sit down and enjoy without really thinking. (seriously, don't think when you're watching this.) The anime is completely absurd in every sense of the word, and that's what makes it so great. The characters are a breath of fresh air with their own twists to the story, as well as the "dramatic scenes" between characters that deepens the story ever so slightly. With 2-3 potential episode names/episode, as well as little "opposite choices" at the end of almost every episode (I'm just telling you this so you don't miss it, should you choose to watch it), the anime is nearly unpredictable and takes drastic turns at every possible moment. With the added mechanic of absolute choice giving random and hilarious suggestions most of the time, the anime can literally turn into any situation period. In the end, Noucome (I'm not writing that long-ass title again), is a wonderfully hilarious series that can make someone forget their troubles, and is just fun to watch if your looking for mindless entertainment. There's also fanservice btw, so be careful. (Pg-13 rating is bullcrap for this anime.)
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Both anime is a harem. The male lead makes huge impacts on the female characters' emotions and actions towards the male lead. However, the male lead himself doesn't know much about it.
Amakusa Kanade and Itsuka Shidou are thrust into a situation that involves multiple choice sequences. There lives are now just like an Eroge/Galge game where his choices will impact his relationship with said girl. Characters from both series share the same personality and character design. Also they are in the same class as Kanade/Shidou. Tobiichi Origami and Yukihira Furano share the same personality. Yatogami Tohka and Yuuouji Ouka love to eat. If you like one then I recommend the other too.
Who knew that multiple choice tests could be so fun?
-romantic and comedy genre
-main character forced to do embarrasing things in front of girls....
-supernatural mixed in
- forced to make choices in situations, altho the main character in datealive doesnt really make the choices, he has an organization to do that for him
-has multiple to fall in love with main character, a tsundere girl is in the mix
-2013 animes , in other words, great art and animations
Besides both being comedies, they include characters that are extremely similar, both in looks and behaviour. If you like the comedy one offers, then the other one won't let down, either.
Both animes have the multiple choice attribute.
Both have stereotypical female archtype characters (abliet, there are different kinds for each anime) that are played pretty true to the character, both are in a similar visual novel style with actual choices they have to make, they both have quite a bit of fanservice, and great art. Both have pretty good sound tracks, and the male characters are both generic, semi-dense, and the least most interesting character. I also love both these series.
It seems like the gods loves to ruin MC life, screw it in one way or another.
While in HenNeko you have to be careful of what you wish for, in NouKome you have to be careful of what you choose. In the end, these decisions would affect their life, in various unthinkable way.
If you're fond of rom-com with slight bit ecchi and supernatural, I'd recommend this to you.
Similar kind of comedy where gods/supernatural stuff makes a twist on the main char's life. Both have a nice art and similar chars.
A mysterious supernatural force imbues hilarity, silliness, and romance into the life of the male protagonist.
The very first time I watched NouKome reminded me of HenNeko. These two anime are very alike in so many ways. Youto Yokodera (HenNeko) and Amakusa Kanade (NouKome) are alike in the sense that they are both cursed and make many wrong decisions which they soon regret afterwards. Tsukiko Tsutsukakushi (HenNeko) and Furano Yukihara (NouKome) are also alike in the sense that they are in love with the main male character and have trouble conveying their feelings for them. Plot-wise, I say you give them both a try as they are both in the same level. Comedy-wise, well, I must say that NouKome is funnier since the main character is forced to make decisions that do not go by social standards.
Opening Theme#1: "S・M・L☆" by Afilia Saga (eps 1-9)
#2: "Taiyou to Tsuki no Cross" (太陽と月のCROSS) by TWO-FORMULA (Kaori Sadohara & Saeko Zougou) (ep 10)
Ending Theme"Taiyou to Tsuki no Cross" (太陽と月のCROSS) by TWO-FORMULA (Kaori Sadohara & Saeko Zougou)
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