Komi Can’t Communicate Announces Second Season With Charmingly Awkward Trailer

Komi Can't Communicate will get a second season.

Netflix, which streams the anime series exclusively outside of Japan, confirmed that the popular comedy would receive an encore season on one of the company's official Twitter accounts. Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, the studio behind Komi Can't Communicate's anime adaptation, followed up that announcement by releasing a new teaser trailer, which shows Komi shyly announcing an April 2022 premiere window for the new season. After some encouragement from all of the friends she made during the first season, Komi finally manages to say a complete sentence out loud.

The series premiered internationally on Oct. 21 and has become a surprise hit for Netflix. The show has received a generally positive reception, including a recommendation from My Hero Academia creator Kohei Horikoshi, who was so taken with the series that he posted some fan art of the show's main character to his personal Twitter account.

The cast and crew of the first season are all expected to reprise their roles for the second season. The first season was directed by Doraemon and Space Brothers' Ayumu Watanabe and Yokai Watch's Kazuki Kawagoe. The series stars voice actor Aoi Koga, who is best known for portraying Kaguya Shinomiya in the anime adaptation of Kaguya-sama: Love is War, as the series' eponymous young woman with communication problems, while Black Clover's Gakuto Kajiwara voices the first friend she makes during high school, Tadano.

Komi Can't Communicate tells the story of Shoko Komi, a young woman who has never been seen socializing with her high school peers. Things change for Komi when she is placed in the same class as Hitohito Tadano, a thoroughly average young man who usually does his best to not stand out. After discovering that Komi isn't intentionally aloof but is actually just very shy and awkward, Tadano decides to help her overcome her extreme social anxieties and fulfill her goal of making at least 99 friends during high school.

The anime is based on a manga created by Tomohito Oda, which was first published in 2016 in Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine. The series has achieved both critical and commercial success, with its first collected volume pulling in a circulation of more than 5 million copies, and critics praising the series for its often absurdist sense of humor and heartwarming character development. The manga has been officially localized into English and is distributed in North America by VIZ Media.

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