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    古見さんは、コミュ症です。

    A high school comedy about a girl who is the envy of the school. But her communication skills, not so much.

    Airs: Wednesday, October 6, 2021

    Studio: OLM

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    It's Shouko Komi's first day at the prestigious Itan Private High School, and she has already risen to the status of the school's Madonna. With long black hair and a tall, graceful appearance, she captures the attention of anyone who comes across her. There's just one problem though—despite her popularity, Shouko is terrible at communicating with others.

    Hitohito Tadano is your average high school boy. With his life motto of "read the situation and make sure to stay away from trouble," he quickly finds that sitting next to Shouko has made him the enemy of everyone in his class! One day, knocked out by accident, Hitohito later wakes up to the sound of Shouko's "meow." He lies that he heard nothing, causing Shouko to run away. But before she can escape, Hitohito surmises that Shouko is not able to talk to others easily—in fact, she has never been able to make a single friend. Hitohito resolves to help Shouko with her goal of making one hundred friends so that she can overcome her communication disorder.


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    As usual, please try to follow these two easy forum courtesy habits when replying:
    1) If you're the first person to post about an episode in any given week, please indicate in the first line which episode you're posting about.
    2) If someone has already posted about an episode before you, please quote that post (or a relevant reply to that post), or include the episode title in the first line. ("Re: Episode 1") Just make sure the episode is indicated.

    For more guidelines please refer to this thread.


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  • #2
    Episode 1

    Rock, chalk, don't talk.

    And so it starts off with Tadano beginning school, and then he ends up sitting next to the envy of everybody at the school in Komi. But she has an usual quirk in that she can't speak, or more specifically she doesn't know what to say and as such stays silent. So the two talk with each other on the chalkboard leading to some pretty amusing moments there, and Tadano has set a lofty goal for her to talk with 100 different people. That was great to see those two communicating with each other in such a bizarre manner there. The manga is great, and so I was expecting great things to come out of this show, and so far it has delivered.

    As usual, the trial period rules go into effect.
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    • #3
      Episode 2

      Gender bender.

      Here comes Osana, who is Tadano's childhood friend. There's just so much mystery behind Osana as not even that person's gender is known. Osana wore the boy's uniform in junior high, and now she's wearing the girl's uniform in high school, albeit with a necktie in place of the bow. While Osana is tough seeing that he/she is going up against some menacing delinquents, but even they couldn't resist Komi's mysterious aura. So with that, Komi has made her second friend in school, but she has quite a long way to go and three years to make it happen. In any case, this show continues to be greatly amusing as it puts character quirks on full display, from Tadano's hair to Komi's failure to communicate, and now here's Osana who isn't making it clear if Tadano's childhood friend is a dude or a dudette with more on their way.
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      The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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      • #4
        Episode 3

        Have some confidence.

        And now, Komi makes friends with Agari, who is an unconfident girl. She just needs to step out a little bit and she will realize that there's a lot she can do with just a little bit of confidence. Once again, Komi's antics are pretty amusing, especially with that flip phone and short contact list seeing that with only a few friends that she doesn't really seed the need to have it. Then there's the Saito game at the end that Komi and Tadano don't have a clue about how to play it that was funny. Great stuff once again.
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        The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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        • #5
          Episode 4

          Becoming friends is up to her.

          Here comes Yamai, a girl with a one-sided rivalry with Komi as she's determined to best her in everything, though beating her in physical measurements isn't exactly something to be bragging about. But where things really go off the rails is when she kidnapped Tadano and tied him up to be hidden inside a closet, and that's when Komi tells her that she needs to understand that becoming friends is a two-way street and that Komi is the one who chooses her own friends. Even so, they still became friends in the end as Yamai apologized and all is well. This show is doing such a nice job in changing up the characteristics of Komi's friends to make for a much more colorful show.
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          Watching: School-Live!, Hanako-kun, Vanguard Link Joker, Kingdom
          Simulcasts: MHA, TYE, TRN, TSL, HIG, IMH, PMM, KMD, OGF, AQT, VTS, FPP, REM, ROL, DDM, GRO, JHY, HRH, PBR, SGK, SON
          The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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          • #6
            Re: Episode 4

            I didn't like this one as much as it doesn't look like psycho girl really learned anything.
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            • #7
              Episode 5

              Chuunibyo can communicate.

              It's June, which means it's time to switch to summer unis, and Komi draws a crowd once again. Yadano is back, and once again she's out to outdo Komi in PE, but Komi has her soundly beat. And then they go over to see Komi's family, and Shoko's mother Shuko looks just like her. And then it's off to a ramen shop where Komi follows all the unwritten rules perfectly that draws even more fans towards her. And then there's Nakanaka, a chuunibyou, who reminds Tadano that he used to be just like her in middle school. But in the end Nakanaka just needed somebody to help her out. Lots of funny stuff once again and after last week's rather cringeworthy second half, this one gets back to doing what it does well. And then there's Nakanaka as having a chuunibyou around will always make things lively.
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              Watching: School-Live!, Hanako-kun, Vanguard Link Joker, Kingdom
              Simulcasts: MHA, TYE, TRN, TSL, HIG, IMH, PMM, KMD, OGF, AQT, VTS, FPP, REM, ROL, DDM, GRO, JHY, HRH, PBR, SGK, SON
              The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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              • #8
                Episode 6

                She's wondering what clothes to wear.

                Once again, Komi's inability to communicate leads to some hilarious situations, though it doesn't exactly help that Tadano is just as bad at telling a joke. Then it's onto the mall where everybody picks out an outfit for Komi to wear, and in the end Tadano wins it with an outfit, though seeing that everybody else has such weird tastes that it was no contest. And then it's off to a beauty salon where stunned silence is an act of criticism even though that's not what she meant. Komi overthinks and can't sleep, then Yadano's one-sided rivalry with Komi continues, losing to her on the final exams this time around. And then it's off to the pool. Pretty amusing stuff once again going to show that these people are always somehow getting the wrong messages about everything.
                MyAnimeList | Avatar: Futaba Igarashi, My Senpai is Annoying
                Watching: School-Live!, Hanako-kun, Vanguard Link Joker, Kingdom
                Simulcasts: MHA, TYE, TRN, TSL, HIG, IMH, PMM, KMD, OGF, AQT, VTS, FPP, REM, ROL, DDM, GRO, JHY, HRH, PBR, SGK, SON
                The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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                • #9
                  Episode 7

                  Staying cool in the pool.

                  It's off to the pool as Komi's awkward communications continue to be quite amusing. First, she brings the school swimsuit over before getting one that fits in with the rest of the attendees. And after a day of crazy fun at the pool, it's off to the library where Komi is studying, and it just so happens that Tadano dropped by to return a book, though after the shock of seeing her there he ultimately forgets to return it. Great stuff once again going to show that funny things happen when there's a breakdown in communication.
                  MyAnimeList | Avatar: Futaba Igarashi, My Senpai is Annoying
                  Watching: School-Live!, Hanako-kun, Vanguard Link Joker, Kingdom
                  Simulcasts: MHA, TYE, TRN, TSL, HIG, IMH, PMM, KMD, OGF, AQT, VTS, FPP, REM, ROL, DDM, GRO, JHY, HRH, PBR, SGK, SON
                  The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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