Komi Can't Communicate Romantic Comedy Manga Gets October TV Anime
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
A website opened on Tuesday to announce that Tomohito Oda's Komi Can't Communicate (Comi-san wa Comyushō desu.) manga is inspiring a television anime adaptation that will premiere this October on TV Tokyo.
The anime's cast includes:
Aoi Koga as Shōko Komi
Gakuto Kajiwara as Hitohito Tadano
Rie Murakawa as Najimi Osana
Ayumu Watanabe (Mysterious Girlfriend X, After the Rain, Children of the Sea) is the chief director for the anime, while Kazuki Kawagoe (Beyblade Burst God storyboarder and episode director) is directing the anime at OLM. Deko Akao (Snow White with the Red Hair, Noragami, Flying Witch) is in charge of series composition. Atsuko Nakajima (Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom, Ranma ½, Tokyo Ghoul:re) is designing the characters.
Viz Media is releasing the manga in English, and it describes the story:
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!
Oda launched the manga in Weekly Shonen Sunday in May 2016, after first publishing a one-shot version of the manga in September 2015. Shogakukan published the manga's 20th compiled book volume on February 18. Viz Media published the manga's 12th volume on April 13.