Anime’s Biggest Twists


Komi can’t communicate is a popular high school anime series on Netflix based on author Tomohito Oda’s ongoing shonen manga series of the same name. Season 1 of the Komis The anime established heroine Shoko Komi as a shy but lovable dandere character who set her sights on making 100 friends before graduating from high school, kicking off her wholesome slice-of-life adventure. .

Meanwhile, Season 2 took everything that makes Season 1 so wonderful and took it to the next level. Season 2 episodes introduced new friends for Komi and Tadano, and they had all kinds of adventures together at school, at the mall, and even on the quaint streets of Kyoto City. Four particular twists, meanwhile, showed just how much the character arcs of the Komis the anime have come, and they also hint at what future seasons might have in store.

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When Makoto Katai arrived as Komi and Tadano’s mutual friend

At the start of Season 2, a brand new character made his debut: the tall and burly Makoto Katai. From the outside, it had the menacing aura of a Tokyo avengersDelinquent-style like Draken, but in reality, Makoto is a shy, kind, soft-spoken boy who has a lot in common with Komi, whom he quickly began to admire. Neither Komi nor Tadano knew what to make of Makoto at first, but they soon learned to appreciate his stray nature and befriended him.

Tadano went first, recognizing Makoto as another boy with a kind soul, and they began spending time together while Komi curiously watched. When the time was right, Komi befriended Makoto as well, and since then Makoto has served as another thing Tadano and Komi have in common. This helped solidify the wholesome tone of the anime and set up some fun twists for later, like Makoto and Tadano ice skating together and exchanging chocolate gifts on Valentine’s Day.

When Komi accepted Tadano’s invitation to Kyoto

Later in Season 2, Komi’s class prepared for an exciting field trip to the culturally rich city of Kyoto. Normally Kyoto school trips are an anime cliche in series such as Assassination Classroom and the Mahou Sensei Negima! anime, but in Komi can’t communicate, this is a vital opportunity for character development. Hitohito Tadano politely offered Komi an invitation, asking him to join the rest of their class on the trip.

Komi initially refused, recalling unpleasant middle school memories of being totally left out during school trips. However, this time she found the courage and mental strength to say yes, pushing herself to try again and make friends this time around. Komi saw the trip to Kyoto as a personal challenge, and this audacity showed how far it has now come. She’s not the same shy girl who ran away from everything in the early episodes.

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When Komi befriended Mikuni and Ayami

Despite her concern, Shoko Komi had a wonderful time on the school trip to Kyoto, and not just because of the tourist attractions and food. Along the way, new friendships took root, including Komi bonding with the other two girls in her group: the stern, bespectacled Mikuni Kato and the clumsy, spirited Ayami Sasaki. At first, the three of them sat together in awkward silence on the train, but as the trip to Kyoto kicked into high gear, the girls relaxed and started having fun together, acting like they were each other. had known for years.

In fact, it was Komi’s first real opportunity to engage in girl-on-girl conversation, and even though Komi was embarrassed when asked about her crush, it was obvious that a part of her was enjoying everything. that. It was also a great example of Komi showing that she is able to make friends on her own, without needing Tadano or Najimi to introduce her to people, marking significant progress in her character arc.

When Komi & Tadano swapped chocolates

Valentine’s Day is another rom-com staple bordering on being a tired cliche, but the wholesome, heartfelt story of Komi can’t communicate worked his magic and turned this two part vacation into something special. When it was time for Komi and the other girls to deliver chocolates, Komi mustered up her courage and asked her friend Nene Onemine to help her make homemade chocolate treats. Komi is a very caring girl, after all, and she much prefers personal and meaningful gestures to buying expensive but impersonal gifts for everyone. She waited until the last moment to give Tadano her share of chocolates, but the wait was worth it. It all went to show once again what a proactive and sentimental person Komi is, and Tadano returned the favor on White Day.

Amusingly, Makoto became Tadano’s unofficial side date for White Day, with Tadano’s little sister, Hitomi, being convinced that Tadano and Makoto were secretly a gay couple in the making. It wasn’t really, but the two boys are definitely good friends, and they got even closer during the romantic vacation. Komi has become good at making serious friends, and for that matter, Tadano too. His plain face and boring personality aren’t much of a deterrent after all.


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