Komi Can’t Communicate follows the difficult high school life of Komi Shouko, who will be voiced by Koga Aoi, who also plays Kaguya in Kaguya-Sama: Love is War. As the title suggests, Komi has trouble socializing with her classmates, which leads to them thinking she’s stuck up. However, Hitoshi Tadano (Kajiware Gakuto), Komi’s very average but kind classmate, sees through the rumors about Komi and decides to help her come out of her shell and make some friends.
The Komi Can’t Communicate series will be animated by OLM, the studio behind Pokémon, and directed by Ayumu Watanabe (Mysterious Girlfriend X) and Kazuki Kawagoe (Beyblade Burst). The series is based on a manga of the same name, written by Tomohito Oda, and first published in 2016. Komi Can’t Communicate has been extremely popular since its debut, and even topped Anime Japan’s poll of which manga fans most wanted to see adapted into an anime.
The trailer that OLM released to announce the show’s adaptation is full of beautiful shots, but just like the manga spends most of its time in a class room as it shows how Komi and Tadano first meet.
Komi Can’t Communicate is set to release in Japan in October 2021 and is likely to get an American release at the same time.