Netflix ad the acquisition of global rights to streaming from Komi Can’t Communicate (Komi-san wa, Komi ushō desu), the anticipated adaptation of the homonymous manga by Tomohito Oda. The novelty? The platform will premiere new episodes of the series on a weekly basis, exactly 15 days after its broadcast in Japan.
Here we tell you everything you need to know about Komi Can’t Communicate:
What is it about?
Komi Can’t Communicate was born as a one-shot published in the magazine Weekly Shōnen Sunday in September 2015. The Shōgakukan publishing house formalized the serialization of the work written and illustrated by Tomohito Oda in May 2016, and already has a total of 22 volumes published to date. Given its popularity, the printout topped the famous survey “Manga we want to see animated” carried out within the framework of AnimeJapan 2020.
The synopsis of the manga is as follows:
“Shy Tadano is a total loner, and that’s how he likes it. But everything changes when he finds himself alone in a classroom on the first day of high school with the legendary Komi. He quickly realizes that she is not distant; she is just clumsy. Now, he has made it his mission to help her on her quest to make 100 friends! “
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Production team and cast
The study OLM Inc., best known for his work on the franchise Pokémon, is in charge of animation. The production is headed by the director Ayumu Watanabe, responsible for series such as After the Rain O Space Brothers, plus multiple films in the franchise Doraemon and acclaimed independent feature films such as Spirits of the sea (2019) the Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko (2021).
Other members of the staff from Komi Can’t Communicate They are: Kazuki Kawagoe (writer and director of episodes of Beyblade Burst God) as co-director; Deko Akao (Snow White with the Red Hair) is in charge of supervising the scripts and Atsuko Nakajima (Ranma ½) adapts character designs for animation.
For her part, Kitri will play the ending titled “Hikareinochi.”
The Japanese voice cast includes:
- Aoi Koga (Shōko Komi).
- Gakuto Kajiwara (Hitohito Tadano).
- Rie Murakawa (Najimi Osana).
- Ami Maeshima (Makeru Yadano).
- Junya Enoki (Shousuke Komi).
- Kenji Akabane (Shigeo Chiarai).
- Kensho Ono (Mono Shinobimono).
- Maaya Uchida (Tadano Hitomi).
- Rina Hidaka (Ren Yamai).
- Rumi Okubo (Omoharu Nakanaka).
- Sarah Emi Bridcutt (Akako Onigashima).
- Yuga Sato (Taisei Sonoda).
- Yukiyo Fujii (Himiko Agari).
- Noriko Hidaka (Narradora).
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When does it premiere and where to see Komi Can’t Communicate?
The study series OLM will premiere next October 6 on Japanese television and October 7 on Netflix Japan. Internationally, Netflix will premiere new episodes every week starting on October 21.
official trailer of Komi Can’t Communicate
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