Ready to go through another anime tradition with Komi and friends? Komi Can’t Communicate Episode 8 has got you covered! Let’s see what kind of adventures the gang goes through with this time around in this review!
Komi Can’t Communicate Episode 8 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 seventh episode here! In original Japanese, this episode is also known as Komi-san wa Komyushou desu Episode 8 or Komi san wa Komyushou desu Episode 8.
– Komi Can’t Communicate Episode 8 Review does not contain spoilers –
Komi Can’t Communicate Episode 8 Review- Plot and Characters
There is a lot of anime in the world these days. For any genre that you like, you will be able to find at least one if not more anime each season. Whether it be action, drama, comedy, or slice of life, you can be sure that multiple of each type of anime will be represented in the charts. While that’s fantastic for giving choices to viewers that they didn’t necessarily have before, it makes it that much more difficult for any anime to stand out among the masses.
The oversaturation of the market also leads to originality issues for each genre, as there is only so much you can do with one before looking derivative and being similar to at least one prior work. For slice of life anime, that’s where tropes like beach episodes and summer festivals come along. Tropes ensure that various anime can put their twists on common topics without coming off as a copy or derivation of another show.
The trope that we are working with in Komi san Episode 8 is the summer festival. On this occasion, teenagers and older people alike wear traditional garments to meet up and participate in various activities like fireworks and carnival-style games. Komi-san put this own flair to the proceedings, with Najimi getting extremely competitive and Komi being good at everything she tries her hand in.
Komi-san Episode 8 served as a transitional episode to introduce romantic elements into the show. While both Tadano and Komi have hinted towards having feelings towards each other for a while now, Komi’s grandmother and the summer festival confirmed the fact. I couldn’t be happier about this, as I adore both of them and only want good things for both of them. The only thing that worries me slightly is that these situations can turn dumb when one or more of the characters fail to understand the feelings of each other in time, and that’s without one of them not being able to speak in public.
The other parts of this episode were also great, with Komi’s extended family comprising of great personalities and showcasing just how much Komi has grown with the help of her friends. Seeing Tadano’s home and sister was fantastic in the third act, and Najimi is winning me over with their antics in every episode. They are just the kind of over the top Komi Can’t Communicate succeeds at, and it’s great to see that they have such a big role in the show.
Komi Can’t Communicate Episode 8 Review- Art and Music
The music and animation were all somewhat the same as last time, so let’s talk about the voice acting for once. Komi Can’t Communicate has some of the best voice acting in this season, with all the characters being voiced by a phenomenal cast. Rie Murakawa as Najimi and Aoi Koga as Komi are particular highlights of the show, as both of them portray their characters phenomenally. The other cast members also do a great job, but naming all of them would take a review of its own.
Komi Can’t Communicate Episode 8 was a lovely if slightly formulaic outing for the show. It did a lot to further the character dynamics and plot of the show while treating the viewers to some great moments along the way.Instagram & Facebook to keep yourself updated with the latest news and reviews.