It seems like we aren’t done yet with festivals, as Komi Can’t Communicate Episode 11 heads directly towards the school cultural festival. Find out what the students of Class 1-A are doing in this review!
Komi Can’t Communicate Episode 11 Overview
Komi Can’t Communicate, or Komi-san wa Komyushou desu in original Japanese is a comedy and slice of life anime based on an extremely popular manga written by Tomohito Oda. It is being adapted into an anime by Studio OLM, a very well known anime studio known for bringing several well-known projects like Pokemon and Odd Taxi, among other things.
The anime is being directed by Ayumu Watanabe, a veteran director known for directing several critically and commercially successful anime such as Space Brothers and Doraemon. He is also being assisted in direction by Kazuki Kawagoe, another veteran director primarily known for directing Beyblade. You can check out our review for the tenth episode here! In original Japanese, this episode is also known as Komi-san wa Komyushou desu Episode 11 or Komi san wa Komyushou desu Episode 11.
– Komi Can’t Communicate Episode 11 Review does not contain spoilers –
Komi Can’t Communicate Episode 11 Review- A Tremendous Effort To Make Something Good
Conditioning is when the mind is made so used to something happening that it now anticipates and expects it to happen. It can be a good or a bad thing, depending upon what you have been conditioned to. For example, in this show we are talking about, the viewers have been conditioned to expect good things whenever Komi opens her mouth. We have learned how much effort it takes the titular character for things even as small as this, and we are happy for her when she succeeds in overcoming her weakness, even for a split second.
All this happens because the show has moulded Komi into one of the best protagonists to a show that this genre has ever seen. Even if one can’t relate to her condition, it is obvious how much she suffered when everyone thought she was too good for them and how much she tried and failed to overcome that. Every time her eye twinkles because she made a new friend, you see the involuntary hesitation engulf her, and you can’t help but feel sorry.
When looked at from afar, Komi has everything you can ask for. She is jaw-droppingly gorgeous, commands respect from her peers, has a good home life, and excels at studies and sports. To make a character like that interesting and sympathetic is a tremendous feat that not many shows have been able to accomplish so far. Somehow, Tomohito Oda made Komi a not just likeable but relatable character. She might be a Goddess, but she still fails to convey simple messages without her friends’ help, making her a well-written character.
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Enough about Komi, it is time for the cultural festival at the school, as the class decides how they would like to display Komi in front of the world. Komi Episode 11 was the first episode since the first episode to focus on a singular motif throughout its entirety and not be a collection of several different ones based around different characters. I loved how the entire episode was laser-focused on a single topic, which greatly enhanced its quality.
The new character this time around in Komi san episode 11 was Kaede, whose thing is that she’s slow, physically and mentally. I adored her and Komi’s interactions, and it made me misty-eyed towards the end. She is a solid character when used sparingly. Yamai’s disgusting behaviour in every episode doesn’t fill me with confidence in this regard, but we’ll see. What makes up for that even if some characters are not as good, there are enough of them in every episode to make up for them.
The school festival was a fantastic watch, including the events leading up to it. The pamphlet distribution, getting supplies, picking what to do, and the event itself were some of the most fun this show has ever been. The interactions between the major cast were all great, and the sparsity of some of the minor characters like Komi’s mom and brother and Tadano’s sister makes their segments always worth looking out for. Overall, one of the best episodes the show has ever had.
Komi Can’t Communicate Episode 11 was a phenomenal watch and a great lead into the final episode. It was funny, emotional, and eventful while still retaining its overall magic.
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