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NouCome: The Illusion of Choice

Written by MINDTAP of the Sekijitsu writing team:

As the end of NouCome aired about a week ago with a rather unconventional amount of episodes — that being ten rather than twelve or thirteen — I wanted to look a bit more deeply at the central idea of the anime. Of course choice was displayed as the center piece to NouCome, to the point of basing a lot of it’s comedy on that one thing via the curse of “Absolute Choice”. I’ve always had an adverse opinion of choice based on preselected options, because you aren’t necessarily making a choice from something you want, but rather the person picking out each option ends up being the one in control; it’s almost like being in a maze, you can make the choice of where to go, but the eventual exit was up to the person who made such a maze.

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