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'Komi-san wa, Comyushou desu.' TV Anime Adaptation Announced for Fall 2021

by DatRandomDude
May 11, 6:25 AM | 98 Comments
Publisher Shogakukan opened an official website for a television anime adaptation of Tomohito Oda's romantic comedy manga Komi-san wa, Comyushou desu. (Komi Can't Communicate) on Tuesday. The website also revealed the lead cast, staff, teaser visual (pictured), and a teaser promotional video. The series will premiere on TV Tokyo in October 2021.

Aoi Koga (Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai) and Gakuto Kajiwara (Enen no Shouboutai) are starring as the lead characters Shouko Komi and Hitohito Tadano, respectively. Rie Murakawa (Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu) is voicing the character Najimi Osana.

Staff
Chief Director: Ayumu Watanabe (Uchuu Kyoudai, Koi wa Ameagari no You ni)
Director: Kazuki Kawagoe (Koisuru Asteroid episode director, Beyblade Burst God episode director)
Series Composition: Deko Akao (Hitomi Mieno) (Noragami, Arakawa Under the Bridge)
Studio: OLM (Utawarerumono, Odd Taxi)

Synopsis
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. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Oda originally launched the manga as a one-shot in Weekly Shounen Sunday in September 2015, which began regular serialization in the magazine the following May. Shogakukan published the 20th volume on February 18, with the 21st volume scheduled for a May 18 release. Komi-san wa, Comyushou desu. has a cumulative 5.2 million copies of its compiled volumes in circulation.

VIZ Media licensed the manga in English in November 2018 and shipped the 12th volume on April 13. The manga has also been published in multiple foreign languages.

Teaser PV


Official site: http://komisan-official.com/
Manga official page: https://websunday.net/rensai/komisan/
Manga official Twitter: @comisanvote

Source: animate Times

Komi-san wa, Comyushou desu. on MAL

20 of 98 Comments Recent Comments

The question is, will they adapt all chapters? Or are they just gonna tease most of the viewers and make them read the manga. 300+ chapters is a lot and if your here for the romance then i suggest you watch/read something else.

May 26, 7:10 AM by uknatun

ok this looks pretty good by the trailer and that quitar fuckin slapped. but its made by OLM... they've basically only made pokemon movies. this worries me.

May 25, 7:07 PM by Kalvus

omg, the teaser looks really good. can't wait for fall 2021!

May 23, 2:33 PM by eulamain

I really refuse to read the popular mangas since at some time, there'll be an adaptation. Thankfully, Komi-san is here to be adapted too!

May 22, 8:52 AM by Niyuri

I want to see this new romance anime adaptation I hear about is this anime manga

May 20, 9:23 AM by YUUTA-KUNN

One of the few manga I read. I'm super excited to see how they adapt this one. :D

g-

May 15, 4:33 PM by antigraviton

Glad it finally is getting one even if I really fell out of love with the series a while ago, the start is still this super heartwarming healing series.

May 14, 7:40 PM by JizzyHitler

BuschJP said:
Gardefusilier said:

It is one of the leading titles in Shonen Sunday in terms of its tankobon volume sales after Conan and Frieren ever since the serialization in 2016. The title also become the spiritual successor for quirky girl trope since Dagashi Kashi ended in 2018. It reached 5.2 Million copies in circulation for all its volumes in Japan alone early this year, and for a manga that was serialized in a lesser known magazine and without anime on top of that, the numbers are pretty good.

They had every reason to adapt the series into an anime which has been long overdue since 2018 and to promote the series even further into mainstream audience. Like @Shinuki_n_Reborn said, you gotta stop making up silly reasons why it got anime if you don't know anything about it in the first place.


You are both shooting past the point i'm trying to make.

I'm genuinely asking why people like this Manga so much, that they decided to make an Anime out of it. I've read 260 chapters and *in my opinion* it's not a good Manga. I just want to know, what exactly people like about it. Thats all i'm trying to say here.

No, both of us certainly aren't 'shooting past the point' you're trying to make.

Look up at your first argument again, you clearly state that this manga only got an anime because people are hyping it up and then proceed to mixed in your own opinion while you're at it. While it's understandable that you might find the certain elements in the manga are lacking, you still made up your reasoning on the sole reason why this manga got adapted based on your own stance on the manga, which as we have addressed before are certainly not the case.

Both of our answers are simple, it's because this manga is lucrative and popular like he said and I provide further evidence of it that this manga has been selling very well in Japan and thus understandable for the directors of the publisher to put it into adaptation to promote it further for general audience and boost up the manga sales, not simpy because both readers in Japan and overseas hyping it up. It's not that hard.

Both of us even came up with the same conclusion, it's alright if you don't find the manga interesting like other people did but don't made up the reason why it got adaptation in the first place. Besides, I believe there is someone at the first page that already answered your question why people liked it with several good reasons which I personally agreed with, why don't you discuss this based on @Zach-chan replies instead?

May 14, 6:39 AM by Gardefusilier

Gardefusilier said:
BuschJP said:


You know... people in japan can also hype it up, you don't need the internet for that. Of course it's lucrative, since a lot of people know about it and like it, for reasons that i don't understand, as i already mentioned.

It is one of the leading titles in Shonen Sunday in terms of its tankobon volume sales after Conan and Frieren ever since the serialization in 2016. The title also become the spiritual successor for quirky girl trope since Dagashi Kashi ended in 2018. It reached 5.2 Million copies in circulation for all its volumes in Japan alone early this year, and for a manga that was serialized in a lesser known magazine and without anime on top of that, the numbers are pretty good.

They had every reason to adapt the series into an anime which has been long overdue since 2018 and to promote the series even further into mainstream audience. Like @Shinuki_n_Reborn said, you gotta stop making up silly reasons why it got anime if you don't know anything about it in the first place.


You are both shooting past the point i'm trying to make.

I'm genuinely asking why people like this Manga so much, that they decided to make an Anime out of it. I've read 260 chapters and *in my opinion* it's not a good Manga. I just want to know, what exactly people like about it. Thats all i'm trying to say here.

May 14, 5:41 AM by ngn13

BuschJP said:
Shinuki_n_Reborn said:


This has to be one of the weirdest comments i read in this site for a while, i don't know man, maybe it got a anime because it's a very popular series in Japan since it started in 2016? no series get a anime just because "internet hype", it gets because is popular and lucrative, simple, if you don't get why people like this series, fine, but don't come up with silly reasons why it got a anime.


You know... people in japan can also hype it up, you don't need the internet for that. Of course it's lucrative, since a lot of people know about it and like it, for reasons that i don't understand, as i already mentioned.

It is one of the leading titles in Shonen Sunday in terms of its tankobon volume sales after Conan and Frieren ever since the serialization in 2016. The title also become the spiritual successor for quirky girl trope since Dagashi Kashi ended in 2018. It reached 5.2 Million copies in circulation for all its volumes in Japan alone early this year, and for a manga that was serialized in a lesser known magazine and without anime on top of that, the numbers are pretty good.

They had every reason to adapt the series into an anime which has been long overdue since 2018 and to promote the series even further into mainstream audience. Like @Shinuki_n_Reborn said, you gotta stop making up silly reasons why it got anime if you don't know anything about it in the first place.

May 14, 12:24 AM by Gardefusilier

Shinuki_n_Reborn said:
BuschJP said:
Feels like this Manga only got an Anime because people hyped the crap out of it, for reasons that i apparently don't understand. It's just Komi carrying the entire thing despite that even her character isn't good, let alone the others. Is it because people think she is "cute" or anything like that? I mean the story barely makes any progress, and even if you view it as a simple slice of life Manga it's not a good one at that.


This has to be one of the weirdest comments i read in this site for a while, i don't know man, maybe it got a anime because it's a very popular series in Japan since it started in 2016? no series get a anime just because "internet hype", it gets because is popular and lucrative, simple, if you don't get why people like this series, fine, but don't come up with silly reasons why it got a anime.


You know... people in japan can also hype it up, you don't need the internet for that. Of course it's lucrative, since a lot of people know about it and like it, for reasons that i don't understand, as i already mentioned.

May 13, 3:06 AM by ngn13

Oh, this is an interesting one, I never fully followed Komi-san but I like the settings of the characters and the theme. Not gonna lie, I hope the studio have an idea of how to properly animate the characters, because it's all about gesture and non-verbal emotions.

May 13, 2:36 AM by Maill

The animation for the PV looks really good, curious to see how they'll go about portraying Komi in the anime.

May 12, 7:13 PM by solarscopez

BuschJP said:
Feels like this Manga only got an Anime because people hyped the crap out of it, for reasons that i apparently don't understand. It's just Komi carrying the entire thing despite that even her character isn't good, let alone the others. Is it because people think she is "cute" or anything like that? I mean the story barely makes any progress, and even if you view it as a simple slice of life Manga it's not a good one at that.


This has to be one of the weirdest comments i read in this site for a while, i don't know man, maybe it got a anime because it's a very popular series in Japan since it started in 2016? no series get a anime just because "internet hype", it gets because is popular and lucrative, simple, if you don't get why people like this series, fine, but don't come up with silly reasons why it got a anime.

May 12, 4:23 PM by Shinuki_n_Reborn

TweedleDane said:
RobertBobert said:
So now Komi fans will stop constantly complaining about the lack of adaptation in the discussion about the announcement of every second anime? I'm so happy! Joking aside, I'm pretty happy to see Aoi Koga in the cast. I wonder how much Komi-san's tone and manner of speaking will differ from Kaguya. However, one way or another, her role will still be another one hit role for Koga-san! Congratulations!
funny thing is she won't even have to speak that much . I think we would be able to count the number of lines she gets in the wholes series with just our fingers .


Well, the running gag has been around for a long time in the fandom about that the role of the silent character is acknowledgment of VA's enormous vocal potential. First, Inori Minase got a role in Anthem of the Heart, and then Saori Hayami in Koe no Katachi. It really looked odd as the characters who hardly speak were given VA with very memorable voice and vocal skills.

I barely heard Aoi Koga outside of Kaguya and Genshin (Azur Lane doesn't count as Nicoloso is basically Paimon on LSD), so I would really be interested in appreciating her role in Komi and the new PriPri.

May 12, 1:14 PM by RobertBobert

RobertBobert said:
So now Komi fans will stop constantly complaining about the lack of adaptation in the discussion about the announcement of every second anime? I'm so happy! Joking aside, I'm pretty happy to see Aoi Koga in the cast. I wonder how much Komi-san's tone and manner of speaking will differ from Kaguya. However, one way or another, her role will still be another one hit role for Koga-san! Congratulations!
funny thing is she won't even have to speak that much . I think we would be able to count the number of lines she gets in the wholes series with just our fingers .

May 12, 1:04 PM by TweedleDane

ExistingIntrover said:
sntiago said:
wait is she mute or just nonverbal?

She's just really nervous with speaking to people, this is a story about her learning to open up to the people around her. ^^


ah so nonverbal? nonverbal is a term for someone who's physically capable of speech but doesn't bc of anxiety, trauma, a block, whatever :) mute just means physically incapable of speaking

nice to see some nonverbal representation. i have a friend and they go nonverbal during anxiety attacks and I'm sure they'll appreciat this anime

May 12, 12:25 PM by sntiago

sntiago said:
wait is she mute or just nonverbal?

She's just really nervous with speaking to people, this is a story about her learning to open up to the people around her. ^^

May 12, 11:49 AM by ExistingIntrover

I'm so glad Komi finally has an anime, the story is just so funny and heartwarming, I'd be sad if more people didn't get to see her journey! ^^

P.S. I won't force anyone to watch or read it if it's not their thing... it's kind of rude to force your interests or ideals on another person, in my opinion... that is.

May 12, 11:39 AM by ExistingIntrover

YES!!..LEST GO!!....

May 12, 11:15 AM by BenzZ2

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