Komi Can't Communicate

TV review by Joly Herman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Popular manga debuts as anime; watch out for sexual context.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 12 reviews

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age 16+

No value

The voices are largely irritating in their extreme sounds and stereotypes, and about 50% of the “dialogue” is Komi breathing in little gasps of surprise, excitement, fear, etc. If you want to see a female portrayal of extreme fear, shyness, and weakness, this is a good example. Also, it’s not a comedy. Drama, yes, funny, only occasionally. From the handful of episodes I saw with my kids, a few sexually explicit scenes were present. The descriptions others have provided don’t go into detail but should for viewers to be aware. One where a girl lusts after a hole in Komi’s stocking (that she’s wearing) and goes through dramatic inner turmoil including showing the character between Komi’s legs struggling, as you hear the character’s inner struggle. It is very suggestive. She later makes off with her stocking over her head while boys look on with interest in girls running by bare legged. The taboo element is cranked up in the portrayal of all of this. Another example shows a girl giving a handmade chocolate lollipop made in her naked image with the character encouraging the recipients of her gift to “lick me, eat me” etc. As for educational value…not much. We don’t see a personal growth transformation in any way that the viewer can take any moral or life lessons from, like you would find in a show like Atypical or Mixedish, for example. This show is likely to exacerbate a kid’s anxiety not provide any positive growth opportunities.
age 10+

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