Without a speck of exaggeration, Komi Can’t Communicate Episode 6 was among my favourite things to have ever happened in an anime. Let’s find out why in this review!
Komi Can’t Communicate Episode 6 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 fifth episode here! In original Japanese, this episode is also known as Komi-san wa Komyushou desu Episode 6 or Komi san wa Komyushou desu Episode 6.
– Komi Can’t Communicate Episode 6 Review does not contain spoilers –
Komi Can’t Communicate Episode 6 Review- The Masterpiece
Komi Can’t Communicate is a bit of an outlier when it comes to anime production. Whenever a manga or a light novel usually becomes popular, it doesn’t take long for its anime development rights to be purchased by a studio. Take Chainsaw Man, for example. The series barely even ran for a year in Shonen Jump, and the anime was already announced for sometime in 2022. Usually, studios strike when the iron is hot in cases like these.
Strangely enough, this wasn’t the case for Komi Can’t Communicate. The manga was almost immediately successful, and readers were clamouring for an adaptation ever since the first volume. It didn’t happen for quite a while, though, for reasons best known to the publisher and mangaka. But, by looking at the quality of the anime, one can assume that they waited until they found a studio that could do the immaculate source material justice. By all means, they succeeded.
By all metrics so far, the Komi anime has been a rousing success. The series is immensely popular and perhaps the most viewed new anime of the season (The World’s Finest Assassin probably gives it some competition in that regard). It is a critical and commercial success due to a myriad of reasons, not the least of which is its dedication and loyalty to the source material and how closely it follows it.
That’s not all, however. The source material is only as popular because of the strength of the characters and the situation they are placed in, and inarguably the most important one of them is Komi-san. Komi Can’t Communicate Episode 6 was a showcase of the best character in the show, Shouko Komi. That’s what made it one of the best things that I have witnessed and deserving of all the praise that it gets.
The word that describes Komi the best is “Adorable”. She fights hard to keep the relationships that she struggled so much to start. She tries her hardest to get over her crippling anxiety just so that she can talk to her friends, and she perks up at even the slightest hints of someone understanding her. No one would blame her if she did get cranky sometimes or didn’t want to talk for a while, but she remains her gentle self with everyone, from her best friends to a lowly hair salon intern.
It isn’t hard to feel sad for her, a girl who has never been able to make a friend in her entire life due to a condition that she hasn’t been able to tell anyone about. She works hard on maintaining the poise and looks of a high-class girl because that’s all she has going for her. Despite that, she doesn’t blame anyone for her troubles and continues to live the best life that she can under the circumstances. It is very easy to root for her and everyone else who tries to help her.
We saw Komi do a lot in Komi san Episode 6. We saw her getting a haircut, studying for exams, trying to tell a few jokes, and trying out some new clothes. We laughed with her and her friends in some hilarious segments, and we felt her loneliness when her anxiety wouldn’t allow her to do the one thing in life that she loves to do- talk to her friends in her own way. Every segment with her worked to strengthen an aspect of her character, and it worked like a charm.
The rest of Komi Can’t Communicate Episode 6 was also great. Tadano was at his calming and understanding best, Osana was their chaotic best, and even Rin was watchable to an extent. The show works because it is complex despite having such a simple concept, and no other factors make it work more than the protagonist, Komi Shouko. This particular episode was certainly the best of the series, and I still think the series can top it. That’s how good it is.
Komi Can’t Communicate Episode 6 was mind-boggling in its sheer quality and strength of character. This is, without a doubt, one of the best things you’ll see this season.
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