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Komi Can’t Communicate, But Can Get Her Own Anime

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You can officially stop signing petitions, messaging companies and spamming JPEGs…an anime adaption of Komi Can’t Communicate is finally in production.

For those unfamiliar with the property, Komi Can’t Communicate is currently the most popular manga that doesn’t have its own anime yet. Memes ripped from its pages have been circulating online for years, and whenever informal polls are conducted by anime companies, Komi always dominates lists of “manga that haven’t been adapted.”

Komi Can’t Communicate was created by Tomohito Oda and its first volume was published back in 2016. Viz Media published an English translation some time later. The series follows Tadano, a timid teenager in his first year of high school. He’d prefer to stay out of social situations, but he’s fallen head over heels for fellow classmate Komi, and her main problem is a lack of social skills.

Tadano figures if he can help Komi come out of her shell and make new friends, he might have a chance with her…however this would mean doing some socializing himself. Neither of them quite know what they’re doing, and that’s where our story begins.

OLM, the studio who currently animates Pokemon, will bring the show to life. The Japanese voice cast includes Aoi Koga as Komi and Gakuto Kajiwara as Tadano. Ayumu Watanabe is directing the first season alongside co-director Kazuki Kawagoe of OLM.

Komi Can’t Communicate is scheduled for an October 2021 release date on TV Tokyo. At the moment, the announcement for the anime only covers Japan. It’s too early to report on a licensing deal for the States, but it’s completely inevitable that someone will pick it up.

Now only one question remains…will the anime be good? That’s the one thing no one can be sure of. We’ll have to play the waiting game and find out.