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My Mental Choices Are Completely Interfering With My School Romantic Comedy Episode #05 Anime Review

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NouCome Episode 5
NouCome Episode 5
Kanade’s choices continue to push him in really bad directions.

What They Say:
Kanade Amakusa – a boy cursed with the mental power who will turn any multiple-choice quiz he thinks about into a reality. However, one day in school, he is given another choice: a beautiful girl will fall before him or he will fall from the rooftop in female clothes. Although he chooses the first option and it comes true, he and his new-chosen love – Chocolat – are in for a hilarious multiple-choice adventure.

The Review:
Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)
Kanade’s curse is one that is very problematic all by itself with the way he’s given choices and has to deal with them and the consequences thereof. What makes it worse is that God keeps screwing around with him and making things a whole lot worse. Well, worse for him, but great for us since he’s now giving him missions instead of just toying with him. The latest one that came in towards the end of the previous episode has him having to go after a specific number of girls and getting them all to admit that they love him. It’s not going to be easy, especially since he can’t think of who the final member should be since he wants to keep it as limited as possible. Luckily, he does remember in a dirty way that Kanade is a part of his life and he can use her for his God-given goal.

Kanade is a bit smart though as he realizes that they don’t have to say they love-love him, but rather just really like him. That gives him an opening to do things in a way that won’t commit him to anything but also achieve his goal, something that happens quickly with one of the girls but goes a bit more difficult from there with the others since there is a case of feelings that exists in a grand, theatrical way. Not exactly the feelings he was hoping for, but it sets the tone well in that there’s going to be a whole lot of trouble and no real easy routes for him to solve his problem. It just spirals even more out of control from there with so many people giving him grief and tormenting him in so many ways, including how he’s in the first year wing looking for someone and getting accused of looking for a lolita type.

The episode is pretty similar to others in that it runs across a lot of different things during it with the gags and silliness, especially when it comes to the sex side of it. One of the choices has Kanade dealing with some awkward boob related material that you have to laugh at because he’s given such ridiculous and nonsensical choices, but choices that end up working to defuse a situation. Unlike some of the past situations though, the whole thing gets really out of control since we get so many characters in one place at one time with a club-like feeling that it turns into a too-much kind of situation as there are a lot of sub-plot/gags going on here. And it all works towards pushing Kanade into an even more problematic choice about getting everyone to admit they like him, which he does with style. It’s comical but it just has so much going on in the lead-up to it that it was too much.

In Summary:
Though I’ve largely been enjoying the series so far, this episode felt like the weakest of the bunch since it’s working with a single idea but crams far too many characters into it. Having Kanade facing a curse freeing mission from God to get a set number of girls to admit they like him, he has a decent plan to do it and has a good understanding of the variability of what words mean. It works well and I liked that, but the show just brought too many characters into play and did it largely in a single room where it just got louder and more confusing and complicated as it went on. It does serve to push him more in difficult directions, but it just made me less and less interested as it went on.

Grade: C+

Streamed By: Crunchyroll

Review Equipment:
Sony KDL70R550A 70″ LED 1080P HDTV, Apple TV via HDMI set to 1080p, Onkyo TX-SR605 Receiver and Panasonic SB-TP20S Multi-Channel Speaker System With 100-Watt Subwoofer.