I thought the tenth episode of Komi-san wa, Comyushou desu. 2nd Season was all about building more confidence. Yeah, it was an episode surrounding Valentine’s day, but I thought the episode at large, had a bigger meaning.
Watching Komi-san wa, Comyushou desu. 2nd Season and Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Ultra Romantic have overloaded my system to be honest because they are similar but also very different. Weirdly enough, both anime, especially as of late has been about building confidence. In Komi-san wa, Comyushou desu. 2nd Season’s case episode ten was about Komi-san building up her confidence to express her feelings in a manner that suits her.
As much of the episode was about the buildup towards Valentine’s day, you be right to expect a few heartfelt moments here and there. Which was ultimately the case with this episode.
What I thought was great about this episode in particular was that we got to see Komi-san interact with children. As you’d expect, if you want a honest opinion, then ask a kid. They will almost always give you the most honest of answers, which is the case here. Kids can offer that little boost in confidence or they can tear you down without even knowing it.
We know that Komi-san is relatively comfortable around people, but is she comfortable or confident enough to express her feelings?
Early indications (I say early, but we’re already one season and ten episodes in), would suggest maybe not. But we’re getting there. Regardless of where you look or however, way you turn. Anime confessions have always been a spectacle, whether it be a rejection or an acceptance. The one of the things all anime have down to a science are confessions. Or anything that involves a heartfelt moment between two characters.
You’d have to admit, watching Komi-san overcome her shyness and insecurity to give Tadano-kun his Valentine’s chocolates was very cute and extremely well animated. Seeing her turn on a dim, as she rushed back to give Tadano-kun his chocolates was very heartfelt. The courage displayed was top-tier and that’s something I appreciate, I wish I could say the same about Tadano-kun.
It’s always nice being reminded of how far Komi-san has come as a character, her character development has been something I’ve enjoyed a great deal and episode ten just adds to that.