WARNING: The next accommodates spoilers for Episode 12 of Komi Cannot Talk, “It’s Just the Culture Festival,” now streaming on Netflix.
Najimi Osana is Itan Personal Excessive Faculty’s non-binary pupil with the very best communications expertise. Since childhood, they’ve met and befriended a lot of the college’s pupil physique and even used these expertise to get elected class vp alongside Hitohito Tadano, who’s the category president. Najimi can also be Shoko Komi’s second-best pal after Tadano, and it was principally by Najimi’s friendship that Komi befriended a number of different college students and gained new experiences she in any other case would not have.
Episode 11 of Komi Cannot Talk explored the total extent of Najimi’s communication expertise, together with their means to steer the opposite college students and community. These expertise proved particularly helpful throughout preparations for the varsity’s tradition pageant and even taught Komi primary buyer companies expertise for his or her class’s maid café. In Episode 12, Najimi experiences the total extent of their class’s success with the maid café and decides to extend earnings by using profiteering ways.
A technique that Najimi will increase the maid cafe’s earnings is by exploiting Komi’s recognition with the scholars. They do that by exploiting Komi’s naiveté speaking her into doing issues they know she would not really feel snug doing. Najimi eases Komi into her “new role” because the maid café’s main promoting level by having her stroll across the college to draw followers into the café. Najimi additionally has Komi go to the opposite class retailers like one other class’s haunted home attraction to draw extra followers. At one level, Najimi even has her take part within the tradition pageant’s rooftop confession to advertise the café.
Whereas Komi proves to be a simple goal for exploitation, Najimi’s profiteering practices do not cease with Komi; they discover methods to take advantage of their different classmates as properly. Within the case of Makeru Yadano, Najimi exploits her aggressive nature to cost clients to play a recreation of janken (rock, paper, scissors) along with her. In addition they get Omoharu Nakanaka to pose with clients for footage for a price. Najimi even advertises different non-approved actions comparable to getting slapped by a maid and being escorted across the college by a maid, amongst different issues, all for a price.
Najimi’s profiteering practices succeed at drawing a variety of clients to their class café. It additionally will get them observed by their homeroom instructor, who topics them to disciplinary motion. The primary time Najimi is caught, they’re briefly scolded by the homeroom instructor, and refunds are issued to the shoppers who paid for Najimi’s unapproved companies. The second time they’re caught, they get despatched to the meditation membership to be an unwilling participant in an illustration for repentance in accordance with the Buddhist perception system. These show to be the least of Najimi’s worries, nonetheless.
The foremost penalty that will get skilled by the whole class as a consequence of Najimi’s profiteering is dropping the grand prize for his or her in any other case profitable maid café. For the reason that complete class was penalized for Najimi’s actions, Najimi tries to attenuate the influence of their actions and keep away from accountability by leveraging their very own recognition. It in the end takes Komi stating in writing that the expertise was enjoyable to maintain the category from taking their anger out on Najimi on the tradition pageant’s awards ceremony.