Animenewsnetwork - SNAFU can be a painful show to watch, sometimes. You just want to grab its characters and shake them, force them to be a little more honest with themselves and others. You want to do what their teacher does, and show them some kindness while also constantly affirming that things get better. Tell them they're okay, but that they're wrong - wrong in so many ways, wrong in beliefs that give them strength and identity now, but that will all look like embarrassing quirks of youth down the line. SNAFU is full of good kids making exactly the kind of wincingly relatable mistakes that exemplify precocious, lonely adolescence.