Mooving Up In My Chart
So this little show called NouCome came out of nowhere last week and ended up being absolutely hilarious when I had expected anything but that. The second episode does not keep up the same level of laughs the first episode did though, it goes way beyond that level.
The second episode actually outlines what is happening to Kanade. He is contacted by someone who informs him of what he requires to do in order to get rid of the Absolute Choices.
We’re also introduced to the girl who fell out of the sky last episode, Chocolat, who manages to cause some good laughs in the first half of the episode. The second half of the episode deals with Kanade starting his path to get rid of the choices and as such it’s very light on the titular mental choice mechanic, a bold move in some ways for such a early episode, but it shows that the show can do entertaining comedy writing without relying on the goofy nature of the Absolute Choices, which is good.
While the opening theme sequence is filled with characters that we have yet to meet, this episode only really introduced us to Chocolat and partially to the person that can help Kanade get rid of the choices. The rest of the cast was familiar to anyone who have seen the first episode with Yukihira being in the spotlight for the most part. All of the characters so far are entertaining and a blast to follow along with so that’s not a complaint in any way, quite the opposite, I want more Yukihira in my life overall.
I do have some worry about how long the Absolute Choices will remain funny however. So far it’s working fine and I love seeing the events that go down because of the choices given, but it’s at a risk of getting stale.
On the contrary, the choices themselves are so outlandish and ridiculous that it might just be able to survive on them out of their sheer bizarre nature. As it stands though, the writing is great and have given me more laughs than any show this season thus far.
The second episode was funnier than the first episode, it was more interesting than the first episode and it was also more heartfelt than the first episode. NouCome has not only moved up in my chart for this season, I would probably say that it’s currently tied with the equally amazing, for other reasons, White Album 2. I can not wait for the next episode.
Also, make sure that you watch after the credits. A very good “alternative” scene is placed there that’s really clever in terms of direction and writing. I would hope they do more post-credit scenes like it in future episodes.