Thursday, March 12, 2020

Komi Can’t Communicate by Tomohito Oda - OPTIONAL

Komi Can’t Communicate (#1) by Tomohito Oda, 189 pages. GRAPHIC NOVEL. VIZ Media, 2019. $10.

Language: G (0 swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content: PG13; Violence: PG



Tadano has a plan to make high school better than middle school: don’t make waves. And then he meets Komi. Komi is popular and intimidating until Tadano starts to understand that she’s just too nervous to talk to anyone. Now Tadano has a new plan: help Komi to overcome her inability to talk and reach her goal of making 100 friends.

Overall, this story is cute, but it isn’t substantial. The whole book is a series of silly and awkward interactions as Komi attempts to learn how to be social -- or at least speak a word or two aloud. After finishing this volume, I’m just not interested in reading any more. The mature content rating is for suggestive dialogue and actions in a few panels.

Reviewer: Carolina Herdegen

No comments: