Episode 1 of Komi Can’t Communicate anime is now streaming on Netflix worldwide. After the premiere, the episodes will stream worldwide weekly but will stay 2 weeks behind the Japanese broadcast. The anime premiered in Japan on October 6.
Netflix previously revealed that it will be streaming the anime in 8 dubbed and 31 subtitled options. Although the episodes weren’t available overseas, non-credit versions of the opening and ending themes were uploaded on YouTube.
Aoi Koga voices the main character Shouko Komi, a girl who struggles with social anxiety. Gakuto Kajiwara voices Hitohino Tadano, a classmate who befriends Komi and tries to help her make friends.
Studio OLM is animating the series, with Kazuki Kawagoe as director. Ayumu Watanabe is the chief director for the anime, while Atsuko Nakajima is in charge of character designs. In addition, Deko Akao is overseeing series composition, with Yukari Hashimoto composing the music. The anime is based on a manga by Tomohito Oda.
Check out the Netflix trailer for Komi Can’t Communicate:
Komi Can’t Communicate Synopsis:
The journey to 100 friends begins with a single conversation. Socially anxious high school student Shoko Komi’s greatest dream is to make some friends, but everyone at school mistakes her crippling social anxiety for cool reserve! With the whole student body keeping their distance and Komi unable to utter a single word, friendship might be forever beyond her reach. Timid Tadano is a total wallflower, and that’s just the way he likes it. He lives to blend in with the background. 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!
Starting today, Komi Can’t Communicate is included in our weekly polls as well. There’s a little over 24 hours to vote for episode 1 to rank tomorrow in Week 3.
Watch Komi Can’t Communicate anime only on Netflix.
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