Ore no Nounai Sentakushi ga, Gakuen Love Come o Zenryoku de Jama Shiteiru

Title:Ore no Nounai Sentakushi ga, Gakuen Love Come o Zenryoku de Jama Shiteiru
My mental choices are completely interfering with my school romantic comedy
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Notables: R1 License - Sentai Filmworks (ADV)
R1 License - Subtitled Only
TOYONAGA Toshiyuki
The story centers around Kanade Amakusa, a boy cursed with the mental power of "absolute multiple-choice" — a multiple-choice quiz will suddenly appear in his mind, and the choice he makes will become his reality. For example, he would have to choose between going nude from the waist up or the waist down in school. While in school, he is given another choice: 1) A beautiful girl will fall before him or 2) he will fall from the rooftop in female clothes. He chooses option 1, and a blonde girl named Chocolat falls before him.
(Synopsis courtesy of ANN)

[TV series, 2013, 12 episodes, 23 min; based on an ongoing light novel series with 6+ volumes since 2012; a side story OVA with 1 episode is announced for 2014]
OverallArtAnimationCharacter Design MusicSeries StoryEpisode StoryReviewer
Avoid 7 6 7 5 4 4 Ggultra2764 [series:2816#1552]
Feel like I lost brain cells watching this series. The Absolute Choice gimmick that Noucome pulls off for its harem premise milks the worst elements of the genre with a complete doormat of a male lead, milking of fan service and perverted humor, and the girls who are drawn to our male lead having the more obnoxious and annoying traits of the moe craze that has over-saturated anime in recent years. Avoid if harems and otaku-pandering schmuck don't milk your interest.

Last updated Wednesday, January 06 2016. Created Wednesday, January 06 2016.
Unevaluated Stretch [series:2816#628]
(Two-and-a-half episodes watched):

Near the end of episode one I was thinking that while the comedy is semi-unconventional, it isn't funny enough to carry the show by itself, and what is also needed is some sort of explanation and expansion of this 'Absolute Choice' business. The problem needs to be taken fairly seriously to give me an additional something of interest. And, at the very end, my wish may have been answered as a strange girl who somehow knows Kanade's name turns up, and says she has come to save him. The implication is that this AC business isn't just a form of perversion in the head of one boy (that is what you would think, based on the questions he is forced to ask), but has some sort of supernatural origin, which would be much more interesting. I neither liked nor disliked Kanade at the end, and had barely met two other girls. Likewise, the show as a whole hadn't turned me on or off as of yet. It took an entire episode to set up the basic premise: a guy with a weird problem, but help may be on the way. The only way I can see this working out is if there's a fairly intriguing and/or amusing explanation behind AC.

It turns out that Kanade isn't the only person afflicted with AC (which is described as a 'curse'), which seemed a good sign to me since it does indeed expand on the mystery element of the show. The unconventional humor (like Kanade apparently getting a call from God on his cellphone) helped me enjoy the show, too. But ultimately this show, which I had never thought would be brilliant, had two problems: a technical one, which caused me to skip episode three because I didn't feel it was worth the trouble of converting it a second time, and a writing problem: no interesting explanation of AC seems forthcoming, and again the jokes themselves aren't good enough to justify watching this. While the God-on-the-phone one was good, the 'gay harem' one was crass and made me quit episode four halfway through. I've been seeing a lot of this lately: shows that think they are funnier than they really are, and therefore don't feel obliged to offer much of an interesting story behind the jokes (and fanservice).

Last updated Tuesday, November 19 2013. Created Sunday, November 03 2013.

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