Ladies and gentlemen, it’s finally happening! After all the clamor for an anime adaptation, Tomohito Oda’s Komi Can’t Communicate is finally getting one! The staff have opened an official website, and it features a new PV:
And like most new anime announcements, they also revealed a brand new key visual as well:
The official website also confirmed the cast, and it includes Aoi Koga as Shouko Komi, Gakuto Kajiwara as Hitohito Tadano, and Rie Murakawa as Najimi Osana. As for the staff, Ayumu Watanabe will be serving as chief director, with Kazuki Kawagoe directing the new series. Meanwhile, OLM will be animating the series, with Deko Akao doing the series composition, while Atsuko Nakajima is doing the character designs.
The new TV anime will premiere in October 2021.
Here is how MyAnimeList describes the manga’s story:
It’s Shouko Komi’s first day at the prestigious Itan Private High School, and she has already risen to the status of the school’s Madonna. With long black hair and a tall, graceful appearance, she captures the attention of anyone who comes across her. There’s just one problem though—despite her popularity, Shouko is terrible at communicating with others.
Hitohito Tadano is your average high school boy. With his life motto of “read the situation and make sure to stay away from trouble,” he quickly finds that sitting next to Shouko has made him the enemy of everyone in his class! One day, knocked out by accident, Hitohito later wakes up to the sound of Shouko’s “meow.” He lies that he heard nothing, causing Shouko to run away. But before she can escape, Hitohito surmises that Shouko is not able to talk to others easily—in fact, she has never been able to make a single friend. Hitohito resolves to help Shouko with her goal of making one hundred friends so that she can overcome her communication disorder.
Sadly, the staff have not yet revealed any further details about this new anime yet. However, as “Komi-san” is one of the most requested anime adaptation for any title from any media, expect the anticipation to be high on this one.
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