Could it be true? Is Netflix learning from its previous mistakes? It sure seems that way with this new official subtitled promotional video for the upcoming comedy Komi Can’t Communicate. Released late at night on Tuesday, September 14th, the new video reveals a worldwide (outside Japan at least) premiere date for the highly anticipated new series!
The new video reveals a pretty good chunk of the series’ premise. Adapting the manga of the same name, the story revolves around Shouko Komi, who becomes incredibly popular upon entering Itan Private High School because of her perceived effortless beauty and stoicism. What nobody realizes is that she suffers from not being able to communicate with others… that is, nobody realizes but her classmate Hitohito Tadano, who joins in her quest to help her make 100 friends.
The known cast for the series reads as follows (Character names first):
Shōko Komi: Aoi Koga
Hitohito Tadano: Gakuto Kajiwara
Najimi Osana: Rie Murakawa
Ren Yamai: Rina Hidaka
Omoharu Nakanaka: Rumi Okubo
Himiko Agari: Yukiyo Fujii
Narrator: Noriko Hidaka
Now for the big news; the premiere date. Now, I know that we’re all used to Netflix delaying their anime releases outside of Japan for months at a time. It seems that in this case, Netflix is trying something new by releasing it outside of Japan on October 21st! That’s only two weeks after its initial premiere date in Japan!
As I’ve mentioned in previous articles, of all the currently running manga out there right now, Komi Can’t Communicate is the title that is recommended to me most often. While I haven’t read it yet, I am most certainly going to be checking out this series once it premieres on Netflix. The animation from studio OLM looks good based on the video posted above and I wholeheartedly trust writer Deko Akao with romantic comedies, so there is absolutely no reason why anyone shouldn’t at least sample this one once it hits the streaming service globally.
Sources: A.I.R. on Twitter