In somewhat deferred simulcast, but week after week the second season of ‘Komi-san can’t communicate’ has been arriving on Netflix (‘Komi-san wa Komyusho Desu’), the romantic comedy centered on a girl with such extreme social anxiety that it makes her day-to-day life very difficult.
Although the shyness and anxiety of Shoko Komi has always prevented him from forming ties with those around him, luckily this time he has the help of hitohito tadano Y najimi osanawho will try in every way that Komi can fulfill her dream of having a hundred friends.
A new term and more colleagues
The previous season of the series ended in style with several chapters focused on high school parties. If the previous chapters had a hint of summer, these ironically are very focused on the winter semester and its respective vacations..
This second season of ‘Komi-san can’t communicate’ is a direct continuation, with new challenges for Komi and that introduces us to new characters in a very organic way without gnashing at us why we haven’t met these classmates before. And yes, logically in this institute there is no normal person so you can expect them to be some grotesque people with their own quirks and neuros.
It must also be said that this second season has been quite brave in going beyond the formula that everything happens in class and has dared to take the characters out of the classroom and show them more in their day-to-day life outside of school. Even so, one of the best arcs is on a school trip which changes the balance of things a bit and pushes Komi out of her comfort zone where he is so comfortable with Tadano and the plant in the center of the rodeo with two companions with whom he has barely interacted.
So although Komi’s anxiety is still a very strong problem when it comes to relating, the series shows us how she finds gaps through which to make her way and you can’t help but want to encourage her with each giant step she takes to make more friends.
The second season is full of tender moments and very, very funny that exploit the disparate personalities of all the characters that we have been getting to know, and that also gives more moments to shine to some that we have only seen previously in the background.
And if you’re into this for the doses of romantic comedy, it must be said that ‘Komi-san can’t communicate’ is taking its time but that it is also developing the relationship between Komi and Tadano with increasing skill, making it clear how much they like each other (and how dumb they are).
If the beautiful animation of the anime was one of its most attractive entry points with the previous season, It must be said that unfortunately the quality hits a pretty big downturn in the last section of the second. It is still spectacular where it has to be and each chapter leaves us with at least several really nice shots, but too many times we see characters that are out of model and other unsuccessful failures.
Even so, the second season of ‘Komi-san can’t communicate’ is more than equal to the first and has continued to build on the best they presented to us, fully exploiting their characters and the great combination of humor and adorable moments. It also consists of 12 episodes that go by too quickly, so it’s a perfect series to catch up in an afternoon… and unfortunately leave us wanting more.