For Kanade Amakusa, life as a high schooler should have been normal, and it would have been—if he wasn’t living with the most ridiculous curse imaginable. “Absolute Choice,” a system forced upon him by a self-proclaimed god, randomly presents a mental selection of actions that he must act out based on his choice. To add to his dilemma, it tends to occur in the most public of places, and his options never seem to deviate from the rude and crude in nature.
As a result, the helpless boy stresses through each day, fumbling to repair his already tarnished reputation while desperately praying to avoid the next spontaneous episode of Absolute Choice. To his dismay, the one in charge is always one step ahead of him and proceeds to not-so-subtly “choice” him into the lives of several girls at his school. Just when Kanade’s school life can’t seem to be doomed any further, a decision that he reluctantly selects on the way home sends a beautiful girl crashing down from the sky, along with the promise of more hysterically hellish choices.
[Written by MAL Rewrite]
This show is about a harem, and even though I hate the harem, something that it does better is creating jokes that I’ve not really seen before. The main character is basically in a visual novel where every so often he needs to make a random decision where he has to choose between two random things, both of which are terrible. He is often forced to either act like a pig or be placed into a harem of gay guys. To the shows credit this is a lot better humour than other shows and I like it a lot more. Still the rest of the show is pretty bad.
Recently I have been really interested in anime’s about terrible reality, characters struggling and mental illness. This is reflected with a lot of my 3X3. So I feel like this could easily have been one of my most liked shows if they took the issue with a lot more realism.
It would have been great if society actually had rejected him, if he was diagnosed with all of these mental conditions he didn’t have, if his terrible condition led to him doing terrible things that impacted his adult life dramatically like skiving all his exams or saying things to people that got him in a lot of trouble. Seeing a guy experience reality in this way, with people sympathising with him, some hating him and some wanting him to get better would have been more sad yet compelling for me as that reality would be a fascinating thing for me to watch.
Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka?
Shows from the same studio: Diomedea