Light Novel: Ore No Nounai Sentakushi Ga Gakuen Love Come O Zenryoku De Jama Shiteiru
Kanade Amakusa is a high school student who is suffering from a curse dubbed "Absolute Choice." This curse requires him to select an action from a list of two or three random options that appear before him at any given time, with no control over what type of choices appear (although there may have been some sort of karmic influence at times). If he hesitates for too long or tries to refuse, he is wracked with sudden, painful headaches. Many of these choices are perverse or just outright bizarre, making his school 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. Amakusa discovers that she was sent from the God World to assist him in completing a series of missions given to him directly by God himself. After completing these missions, the "Absolute Choices" curse will be lifted from Amakusa; but should he fail in completing any of the missions, he will be stuck with the curse forever.My Mental Choices are Completely Interfering with my School Romantic Comedy (俺の脳内選択肢が、学園ラブコメを全力で邪魔している Ore no Nōnai Sentakushi ga, Gakuen Rabu Kome o Zenryoku de Jama Shiteiru), also known by the abbreviation Noucome (のうコメ Nōkome), is a Japanese light novel series written by Takeru Kasukabe, with illustrations by Yukiwo. Five volumes have been published by Kadokawa Shoten since February 2012. A manga adaptation by Sayaka Itsuki is serialized in Enterbrain's Famitsu Comic Clear. An anime adaptation, directed by Takayuki Inagaki and produced by Diomedea, began airing as a part of the Fall 2013 Anime season.Crunchyroll is streaming the anime, and can be watched legally here for viewers in the following areas: U.S.A, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Demark, Iceland, Netherlands, Turkey, Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, Latin America, Spain, Portugal, and all French speaking territories.
Dangerously Genre Savvy: The Student Council President, Seira, mentions things that only Kanade, God, or Chocolat should be aware of, such as giving him hints on how to lift the curse, or what Chocolat's true purpose is. It's probable she's the previous "God" that the current "God" talks about when Kanade asked about it.
Distracted by the Sexy: When Kanade and the others are talking to the student council regarding their contest, Ayame's boobs bounce quite a bit when she's talking. It distracts him quite a bit as a result.
Even the Girls Want Her: The student president. When she appeared in episode 7, all the girls in the school said they were overflowing. Along with the boys saying they couldn't hold it anymore.
Failure Is the Only Option: In the first episode gets a special mention, the last choice was either tell his gonk neighbor he loves her and hug her, or tell his gonk neighbor he loves her, hug her, and allow her to have her way with him. Kanade was not happy at all.
Gainaxing: Even the slightest of movement will cause them to bounce.
Gender Bender: There were plenty of ways for the god in contact with Kanade to prove his divinity. This is the one he went with. Kanade must either remain a girl forever or stand on her head and say the name of her favourite actor.
As part of the cut scene's were shown a what if were Kanade ended up staying a girl, happy but nostalgic with a boyfriend.
Homoerotic Dream: Kanade has one in episode 3, he learns it was because Chocolat slept in his bed that day, and slept talked her dream to him, which was the one Kanade had.
Honour Before Reason: Kanade won't make any choices that involve trampling the feelings of others. Which makes it incredibly difficult to lift his curse, because he's told later by Seira that he has to fall in love to lift the curse, and three girls are in love with him...
Is This Thing Still On?: Happens in episode 10 when Chocolat asks Kanade if he loves her. This occurs in a mic booth, and one of the the mics in question broadcasts this (as well as the entire following conversation) to everyone at the pool park.
Jackass Genie: When he's presented with a choice that seemingly is good regardless of which is chosen, Kanade immediately suspects that this will come into play. He's right - the "harem" option gives him a male harem, while The Stinger shows the other option would have resulted in a coma.
In episode 9, you can clearly hear the voice try to hold in his chuckles, as he gives Kanade the most absurd choices ever.
Large Ham: Miyazumi, the President of the Hosting Club during the team duel match.
Literal Genie: No matter what choice is taken in Absolute Choice, it happens. Kanade even notes that no matter if it violates all rules of physics and the universe, the choice will become reality.
Little Sister Heroine: Parodied with Yuragi, who declares herself as everybody's little sister. Becomes a Running Gag, as she tries this on everyone she runs into, whether it's a guy or girl. It doesn't matter if the person is younger than her.
Loophole Abuse: Kanade is told to get a peek of Konagi's panties to fulfill a mission in episode 3. Despite everything he tries, he's unable to sneak a peek at them. Later, a thief attacks, and he distracts the crook long enough for Oka to step in with a flying kick. He then sees Oka's panties, and gets a "mission fulfilled" text from "God". "God" explains that Oka and Konagi switched gifts from admirers earlier in the day, so he technically saw Konagi's panties when he saw Oka wearing them.
Kanade is also able to cheat the challenge that he has to make girls say they like him. He assumes at first that he has to make him say "like" as in "like in a romantic relationship" kind of way. The loophole was that he asks a few girls if they "like him as a person". This works a few times but the others are quite more difficult.
This trope seems to zig-zag. During the make "Ouka cry and get a picture of her mission" Kanade is warned by Seira not to try and "cheat" the mission by making Ouka cry through unnatural means. Absolute Choice forces Kanade to use the onion extract on himself when he is about to use it on Ouka but that may be because Seira was observing Kanade that day.
Love Hurts: In episode 10, after Kanade snaps a picture of Ouka crying to fulfill a mission objective, Chocolat, who was nearby, runs away after seeing how close the two seem. Later, Ouka and Furano also experience this after seeing Chocolat give him a hug and a Love Confession.
Magic Skirt: The opening starts off with several of the female characters in very short skirts doing handstands... and yet, no panties are flashed. Averted in the series itself, though.
In episode 3, this along with many other Gag Censor tropes are parodied with Kanade especially pointing out how impossible this was.
Nice Girl: Chocolat, even if she is still very weird. Oka as well. Furano is this as well, when she isn't acting odd.
Nice Guy: Kanade, which just makes his curse all the more sad.
No Romantic Resolution: In the anime at least. However, Kanade seems to have deliberately chosen this as he states he doesn't want to make a choice that would trample on other people's feelings. While it doesn't resolve his Absolute Choice curse, the girls seem content with that answer, for now...
OOC Is Serious Business: In episode 10, both Seira, and Utage, are shocked by Kanade's choices, or lack thereof. The former goes so far as to help him with his last mission objective, and then plainly spells it out to him how to lift the curse and is concerned at his apparent Oblivious to Love attitude. And the latter has an Oh Crap look on her face when he tells her that he chose the fourth option instead of picking one of the girls to confess to.
Reality Warper: The being that makes the Absolute Choices obviously has the power to warp reality, as Kanade is quick to point out at the end of the first episode when he has to choose either a beautiful girl falling from the sky or his gonk neighbor falling from the sky.
Reasonable Authority Figure: Utage is surprisingly understanding of Kanade's strange freak outs. She later reveals that she too was afflicted by the Absolute Choice curse before, so is usually sympathetic towards Kanade, unless he does something embarrassing to her.
Sadistic Choice: Most of the options that Kanade is forced to choose are perverse and/or humiliating. And sometimes, both choices aren't really that different.
Sadistic Teacher: A variation, Utage is a sadist but she is generally kind to her students.
School Idol: The popularity five are this, they are the five most popular students in the school. Each has a large fanbase with the opposite sex. The student council president, who is the most popular, has everyone in love with her.
Sequel Hook: In the usual harem style, Kanade still hasn't picked a girl. This also leaves him stuck with Absolute Choice.
Shameless Fanservice Girl: Zigzagged with Oka, who immediately is flustered after Kanade sees her panties. Then she'll show up in class the next day doing handstands, because she's now wearing spats.
Sir Not-Appearing-in-This-Trailer: Karasu Yumeshima. Although he appears in the opening, and does have a few scenes in the show, his role (in the anime at least) is very minimal, and even during the contest he pulls a Ninja Log on Kanade's team, despite being one of the "Reject Five" teammates.
Spit Take: Happens in episode 8 when Chocolat's memory returned and she told Kanade that she loves him.
The Stinger: At the ending of some episodes, it shows What Could Have Been if Kanade had chosen the most extreme choice (or the un-chosen choice) of the episode.
Sweet Tooth: Chocolat, who picked her name based off of what she likes to eat.
Take a Third Option: Subverted (and lampshaded for that matter). The entire plot literally revolves on Kanade gaining such an ability. When three choices finally do start showing up, it makes it even more difficult for him to choose.
Tsundere: Furano usually acts cold towards Kanade, much to her regret as she wanted to be normal in high school and secretly likes him. But due to her shyness, she is only able to act that way towards guys, causing her to be labeled as a freak.
Unwanted Harem: Hilariously invoked during episode 4. He chooses to have a harem, thinking that it would be awesome to have girls fawning over him. Unfortunately for him, the only people interested in him are guys, and they chase him around quite a bit. The trope is eventually played straight, as he has at least three girls interested in him.