Ore no Nounai Sentakushi ga, Gakuen Love Comedy wo Zenryoku de Jama Shiteiru, or, for the boring and lazy people, Noucome. If this long ass title has not made you the least bit curious about this show, I don't know what will. Anyway, OVA REVIEW TIME!
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Story (7.78/10): The story of this OVA is simple. Our main protagonist Amakusa Kanade has been magically transported into the world of galge, where he must find his way out by completing one of the routes in the game.
Seems simple enough, right? Well, if you have a weird voice in your head making you do all sorts of random crap otherwise you'll get serious head pain, then no, it is not.
What I find great about this OVA is the fact that it pokes sticks at its parent story, which, in and of itself, is essentially a romantic visual novel that features our main protagonist having to defeat his weird multiple choice thing by ending up with a girl. (Not kidding, that is the plot of the main series.) Noucome has always been a show that has been known to poke fun at harem girl troupes by making its characters extreme versions of them, as well as being just pure unadulterated that for me, amused my Wednesday afternoons with more glee than I really should've had.
Overall though, I found this OVA to be a great nonsensical thing to watch as it was a bucket load of fun like its parent story, and overall quite a hilarious experience because it retained the charm that Noucome itself has had throughout its entire run.
+ Fun, visual novel plot
+ Good comedy
Characters (7.61/10): As I had mentioned before, the characters for this OVA are more or less intense versions of harem female troupes. For example, we have a little sister character whom wants to be everyone's little sister, a dandere girl who is WAY too timid, and a snobby busty rich girl, who has fake breasts. (Honestly though, I love how they make fun of these things.)
The characters in the OVA are not really any different from the characters that they were in the original story. There's really no development for the characters, as there really is no dramatic change. The only reason why the rating I give for this is so high, is because of the fact that these characters are so memorable.
The main four characters, Furano, Ouka, Kanade, and my personal favorite, Chocolat, all have their quirks and uniqueness intact. They all retain their memorable personalities and therefore, for someone who misses the show, like me, it was nice to see the lack of change of the characters that I grew to love.
+ Memorable main cast
+ Little to no change from original personalities
Art and Sound (8.04/10 and 7.42/10): The art for Noucome is definitely one of its high points. the show is drawn and animated in a very colorful looking style where certain things like hair color fade off into a darker gradient depending on the length. Personally, I find this style to be a very fitting one, as it's very light and reflects the show very nicely. As far as difference from the original series, there's no lack of detail, so I'm very pleased with the results.
In terms of music, Noucome has for me personally, one of the more bubbly openings that I've heard for a while. It's quite a memorable piece for me because it has that certain oomph and tone that I can just remember it off of the top of my head. I love this opening quite a lot, but I wouldn't say it's a masterpiece of music. (nothing angel beats standards, that's for sure.) Likewise, the OVA had the same ending for the OVA as it did for the original series.
+ Very nicely colorful art
+ Good-sounding music
+ Quality of both staying relatively the same
Personal Enjoyment (9.09/10): I know, I know, that's a high score. Noucome for me was a barrel of laughs. To this day, it still remains as one of my favorite series of all time because of its nonsensical nature, memorable characters, and overall plot. (Plus, it's a comedy/harem show. I can't get enough of those.)
When I found out that the show was getting an OVA, I was itching for the thing to come as well, more Noucome. (Though, waiting for the thing to be subbed was another story...) Pleasantly, the show delivered and gave me a something that was quite well waited for as in every moment, I enjoyed the comedy that the OVA presented to me. It was a fun little thing to watch that I feel deserves rewatching more or less. (Personal reason of course.)
Though...there was one, uncomfortable reference that I felt, sort of soured my experience, as it was a reference to a show that to this day, is the only show to get a 1 rating from me. (IT IS AN ANIME THAT SHALT NOT BE NAMED!)
But overall, the OVA was fun. If you've watched the original Noucome, I would highly recommend watching this OVA, as it is a nice little welcome back to the series and overall, something that I pleasantly enjoyed. Plus, it's fun to hear from the absolute choice narrator man again and also Chocolat's strange tendencies with shipping Kanade up with some other guy.
Overall Score: (7.50/10)
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