WARNING: The next comprises spoilers for Episode 12 of Komi Cannot Talk, “It’s Just the Culture Festival,” now streaming on Netflix.
Yamai Ren has had an enormous schoolgirl crush on Komi Shoko for the reason that first day of faculty. She loves Komi a lot, she even kidnapped her finest pal Tadano Hitohito in the future and hid him inside her bed room closet simply to have the ability to sit subsequent to Komi in school. She even threatened to kill Tadano for being near Komi as an “unworthy” individual, and she or he threatened his life once more if he made any sounds inside her closet whereas Komi and Najimi had been visiting. This didn’t finish nicely.
Fortunately for Yamai, Komi was very forgiving of her yandere conduct, albeit almost certainly as a result of latter’s lack of expertise than an actual worry of yandere people. Whereas Yamai solely succeeded in acquiring Komi’s friendship, this did not cease her from eager to pursue a romantic relationship together with her. Their friendship has equally not stopped Yamai from competing towards Komi’s different mates and suitors for her affection. This has been the sample of Komi and Yamai’s interactions all through Komi Cannot Talk Season 1, so it was solely a matter of time earlier than Yamai would attempt to take issues to an entire new degree.
In the course of the Itan Personal Excessive Faculty tradition membership in Episode 12, Najmi received the “bright idea” to use Komi’s recognition with the scholars as a part of a profiteering tactic to attract extra clients into their class’s maid café. This did not sit nicely with Yamai, who discovered herself “protecting” Komi from being taken benefit of by opportunistic college students, particularly through the “be slapped by a maid” occasion. Regardless of her finest efforts to protect “Komi’s integrity,” nonetheless, Yamai additionally could not assist however reap the benefits of a pageant occasion to try to progress her personal relationship with Komi.
One of many occasions being held on the pageant was “rooftop confessions,” by which college students would stand on the college rooftop in entrance of a big crowd and confess their like to their crushes. The occasion additionally risked humiliation if the individual making the love confession was rejected on the spot by their crush — because the man who professed his love for his classmate Watanabe shortly discovered. Nonetheless, Yamai could not assist however make the leap. With none hesitation on her half, Yamai very loudly and clearly professed her love for Komi, asking her to marry along with courting her. This left the group — together with Komi — speechless, inflicting Yamai to interpret the silence as symptomatic of Komi’s shyness, which she finds endearing.
Regardless of Yamai’s confession leaving each scholar surprised to the purpose of focusing their consideration on Komi, the latter was surprisingly calm all through the entire thing. She did not even tremble from nervousness regardless of her sturdy aversion to being stared at by massive teams of individuals. This might imply considered one of two issues: both Komi was nonetheless processing Yamai’s confession internally or she took it for what it was and handled it as regular conduct for Yamai. In spite of everything, she’s not oblivious to Yamai’s emotions for her, and nor does she discover her conduct bothersome since she’s not threatening the lives of her mates anymore.
After the pageant ended and Najimi invited their group of mates to karaoke, each Yamai and Komi continued appearing like regular. On the karaoke bar, Yamai as soon as once more professed her love for Komi by dedicating a love music to her. Sadly, Komi was unable to completely respect Yamai’s singing as a result of she was feeling too anxious in regards to the considered doing so herself in entrance of their group of mates. Whereas Komi will not be capable of reciprocate Yamai’s emotions resulting from her crush on Tadano, she continues to worth having her as a pal. Greater than she desires so far, Komi desires individuals to share experiences with with a view to compensate for a lonely childhood.