Komi-san wa, Comyushou desu. | E3 and E4: Reactions, Reactions.

Early signs would indicate that the primary source of Komi-san wa, Comyushou desu.’s comedy would be through the character’s interactions and their inability to understand Komi-san. Which at the end of the day makes sense as the anime is called Komi-san can’t communicate. However that being said, I’m not sure whether or not I like that at the moment. Episodes three and four are filled with scenes like the ones pictured above and I will admit, it got pretty boring really fast.

Don’t get me wrong, the supporting cast makes up for Komi’s inability to talk and to adequately express herself. This is a good thing because every character is very colourful, and these personalities are displayed throughout both episodes. In short, these personalities breathe life into each episode which is a good thing. However, there is something about this that doesn’t really stick with me. Maybe it’s because Komi-san wa, Comyushou desu. reminds me a lot of Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai even though they’re two entirely different anime.

Because I view Komi-san wa, Comyushou desu. and Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai as similar anime, I cannot help but compare the two and I will admit, my biggest dislike about Komi-san right now is that it feels heavily reaction-based. The reactions of Komi-san’s supporting cast are what make the anime entertaining because you’re left with their interpretations of what Komi-san could be saying. Unfortunately, this then leads to them being overly animated in a scene like the ones pictured here. And to be completely honest, these over-the-top overreactions are a style that I don’t particularly like because it makes the comedy feel forced.

Forced comedy = not so great. Then again, who knows maybe as I continue to progress through the episodes, maybe it’ll be a style I’ll come to like. Four episodes in and I don’t know how I feel about Komi-san wa, Comyushou desu. It’s still early days, so we’ll see what happens.

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  1. There are just enough things about the show that bug me to keep me from really enjoying it.

    Just because she is pretty nobody notices crippling social insecurity and complete inability to communicate. Not just initially but for her entire life? Hard to swallow.

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