Popular high school comedy manga Komi Can’t Communicate is finally getting an anime adaptation. An official website for the Komi Can’t Communicate TV anime has opened and announced the arrival of an anime adaptation of Tomohito Oda’s hugely popular, ongoing manga.
Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming anime!
Viz Media describes the story as:
Timid Tadano is a total wallflower, and that’s just the way he likes it. But all that changes when he finds himself alone in a classroom on the first day of high school with the legendary Komi. He quickly realizes she isn’t aloof—she’s just super awkward. Now he’s made it his mission to help her on her quest to make 100 friends!
The official website of Komi Can’t Communicate anime released a 2nd PV revealing the opening and ending songs on 15th September.
Previously, the official website released a trailer for the upcoming romantic comedy anime series Komi Can’t Communicate along with the announcement of the adaptation.
The 1min video gives a first look into characters who will play an important role in the series.
The new key visual has already surfaced online a week before the official release, on August 18.
The TV anime will premiere on October 6th at 24:00 on TV Tokyo.
The manga is also inspiring a live-action series that will premiere on September 6 at 10:45 p.m. JST on NHK General’s “Yorudora” late-night drama block.
In addition, this year’s 42nd issue of Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine also announced that Netflix will stream the anime in over 190 countries and territories in eight languages dubbed and 31 languages subtitled.
The announcement noted that Netflix will debut the anime outside of Japan on October 21, two weeks after its Japanese premiere, with weekly new episodes.
Cast & Crew:
The protagonist Shōko Komi will be played by the voice actor Aoi Koga. Gakuto Kajiwara will play Komi’s first friend and love interest Hitohito Tadano. Rie Murakawa will join Koga and Kajiwara as Najimi Osana, the flighty childhood friend of nearly everyone at Komi’s school.
The additional cast of Komi’s classmates include:
- Narrator: Noriko Hidaka
- Agari Himiko: Yukiyo Fujii
- Ren Yamai: Rina Hidaka
- Omoharu Nakanaka: Rumi Okubo
- Makeru Yadano: Ami Maeshima
- Akako Onigashima: Sarah Emi Bridcutt
- Shigeo Chiarai: Kenji Akabane
- Taisei Sonoda: Yuga Sato
- Mono Shinobino: Kensho Ono
- Hitomi Tadano: Maaya Uchida
- Shо̄suke Komi: Junya Enoki
- Shūko Komi: Kikuko Inoue
- Masayoshi Komi: Mitsuaki Hoshino
- Nokoko Inaka: Megumi Han
- Nene Onemine: Ruriko Aoki
- Kaede Otori: Yurika Moriyama
Komi Can’t Communicate will be directed by Kazuki Kawagoe (Beyblade Burst franchise storyboarder and episode director), with Ayumu Watanabe (After the Rain, Children of the Sea, Major 2nd) serving as the chief director. Deko Akao (Noragami, Snow White with the Red Hair, Carole, and Tuesday) is in charge of the series composition, and Atsuko Nakajima (Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom, Ranma 1/2, Tokyo Ghoul: re) will work on character designs. OLM, the studio behind anime like Pokemon, Berserk, Inazuma Eleven, will produce the series.
Cider Girl will perform “Cinderella” for the Opening theme while Kitri will perform the ending theme song “Hikareinochi.”
About Komi Can’t Communicate :
Tomohito Oda’s manga began serializing in Weekly Shōnen Sunday in 2016 and has been amassed into 21 volumes since then. During its five-year run, Komi Can’t Communicate has become incredibly popular for the short-form manga, having sold over 5 million copies. Komi Can’t Communicate also won AnimeJapan’s 2020 poll for the manga fans most wanted to see adapted into an anime. In 2019, VIZ Media began releasing Komi Can’t Communicate to North American audiences and so far has translated and published the series’ first 12 volumes. Volume 13 was released on June 8, with Volume 14 was released on August 10.
This post will be updated as to when new information about the anime comes out. Stay tuned!