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Publisher Kadokawa began streaming a commercial for the eighth volume of Takeru Kusakabe's Ore no Nōnai Sentakushi ga, Gakuen Love Come o Zenryoku de Jama Shiteiru (My mental choices are completely interfering with my school romantic comedy) light novel series on Wednesday. The commercial promotes the original anime Blu-ray that will come bundled with the novel. Kaori Sadohara (voice of heroine Chocolat) narrates the video, which also features the song “S・M・L☆" by Afilia Saga.
Kadokawa will ship the limited-edition novel and Blu-ray Disc in May 2014 and it will retail for 3,990 yen (about US$40). The set will include a box with a new illustration by light novel illustrator Yukiwo.
The television anime adaptation of the light novel series premiered in Japan on October 9. Takayuki Inagaki is directing the anime at animation studio Diomedea from scripts by Hiroko Kanasugi. Chief animation director Hiroyuki Saida is also providing the character designs.
The story centers around Kanade Amakusa (played by Toshiyuki Toyonaga), a boy cursed with the mental power of "absolute multiple-choice" — a multiple-choice quiz will suddenly appear in his mind, and the choice he makes will become his reality. For example, he would have to choose between going nude from the waist up or the waist down in school. While in school, he is given another choice: 1) A beautiful girl will fall before him or 2) he will fall from the rooftop in female clothes. He chooses option 1, and a blonde girl named Chocolat (Kaori Sadohara) falls before him.
Additional cast members include Yui Kondou as Furano Yukihira, Ayumi Tsuji as Ōka Yūōji, Misato as Konagi Yawakaze, Naomi Ōzora as Yuragi Hakoniwa, Hiromi Igarashi as Seira Kokubyakuin, Rei Matsuzaki as Ayame Reikadō, Akiko Yajima as Utage Douraku, and Jouji Nakata as Narrator.