Komi-san wa, Comyushou desu is a combination of what feels like different anime. For example, the over-exaggerated faces remind me of how Gintama, the narrator reminds me Kaguya-sama, the character Omoharu Nakanaka (in episode five) reminds me Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!, almost as if she’s the child of Rikka and Yuuta.
Anyway, what I liked so far about this anime is that Komi-san is starting to become more animated which also means she’s having less of a hard time communicating. Albeit through sounds, rather than words. We have to start somewhere and now that I’m five episodes in, I can definitely see the improvement.
That being said, I will mention one big negative. Komi-san wa, Comyushou desu, as is the case with basically all comedy/Slice of Life Anime, every episode has felt very choppy, which is to be expected. When you’re adapting a comedy, one episode is usually made up of more than one ‘chapter’ from the original source. This is fine, however, to make it work, you’ve got to smoothly transition between the different segments so that it doesn’t feel choppy.
This choppiness and the harsh transitions between the chapter adaptations that make up an episode isn’t something I like about the anime. In short, I like free-flowing episodes. One anime that does an exceptional job at transitioning between the different segments within an episode is Kobyashi-san. They do a great job because the anime makes it abundantly clear that we’re moving onto a different scene. Another anime that does its transitions well is Kaguya-sama. Whenever you hear the narrator announcing whether Shirogane or Kaguya or someone else has won or lost, you know that immediately after the announcement that the episode is going to jump into a new scene with the characters.
Will this be something that is improved upon as the anime progresses? Probably not. However, if I was part of the production team, I would have made sure that there were proper transitions between the different segments so that each episode wouldn’t feel very edited. Anyway, in terms of the enjoyment factor, episode five and six were alright. I didn’t find them too entertaining because deep down I feel like something is missing, but you know, it is what it is.