NouCome | I have returned!
I have returned! After a long two weeks and many hours of school work. I have finished and found the time to write a few blogs!
Today, we’re going to chat about NouCome, which is what the Anime is commonly known as because the actual title in both Japanese and English is too dang long. But if you were curious, the actual title is “Ore no Nounai Sentakushi ga, Gakuen Love Comedy wo Zenryoku de Jama Shiteiru” and it will be the focus of today’s blog!
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.
When you look at the characters, you’ll see basically any anime archetype 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 fantastic and hilarious to watch. Although I’m a little disappointed with the lack of main male characters aside from Kanade who is denser than a block of lead, it was still funny to see all of the female characters in their archetype 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.
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.
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