Komi Can’t Communicate is a show brimming with heart. More often than not, it is an adorable slice-of-life comedy. But with one of the most relatable characters to come out of anime, the titular Komi, there were plenty of instances when this series struck right at the core.
And as it happens, one of Komi Can’t Communicate’s most potent scenes came right in episode one.
This show didn’t need to rely on episodes’ worth of build-up to tell us who our main character was. We didn’t need lengthy explanations to understand the struggle Komi went through every day. In a single moment, we saw a person who wished to overcome her biggest fear. She wanted to better herself, but that first step was terrifying.
Thus, seeing Komi take that step was incredibly meaningful.