So far, there has been no indication that Komi Can’t Communicate anime has been canceled. However, following the season two finale of the Japanese anime, which aired worldwide on Netflix from April 27 to July 13, 2022, it is unclear whether the streaming giant would be giving the green light for a third season of the show.
The anime TV series, which is an adaptation of a Japanese manga series of the same name, first made its way to TV screens through the concerted efforts of OLM studios, who decided to air the TV adaption of the manga series from October to December 2021 after seeing the reception an episode live television action which aired from September to November of the same year got.
Is Komi Can’t Communicate Anime a Romance?
Komi Can’t Communicate encompasses different genres, including drama, coming-of-age, slice-of-life, and more. However, the recurring romantic undertones and sequences throughout the series have led many fans and viewers to mark it as a romantic comedy.
For clarity, Komi Can’t Communicate follows the life of the series protagonist named Shoko Komi, as she adjusts to life at her new school. Komi is portrayed as a beautiful but shy girl with communication difficulties but determined to overcome those challenges and become influential in her school society.
To do this, she has set herself a goal of making 100 friends before the end of the school year. To achieve this goal, however, she would need help, and she finds that help through her empathetic classmate, a rather plain boy named Hitohito Tadano.
Throughout the series, Komi and Tadano have been placed in situations where fans and viewers have misinterpreted their actions as the beginning of a blossoming love story. For the most part, though, their relationship has remained on the platonic level and has yet to evolve to the point where they can be considered star-crossed lovers.
Komi Can’t Communicate is More of a Slice-of-life, Coming-of-Age Anime
As previously mentioned, the plot of Komi Can’t Communicate cuts across different genres but predominantly explores the coming-of-age and slice-of-life aspects of a young girl in a typical Japanese high school. Komi’s primary goal is to make friends, and she is fortunate to have found her first friend in Tadano.
Typically, fans of the series have long expected romantic feelings to develop between Tadano and Komi. Still, to this point in the series, those expectations have yet to become a reality because while Komi developed feelings of gratitude towards Tadano, her feelings toward him are just that, and have yet to evolve into romance.
Some of her actions which include becoming flustered around him and some of the other friends she has managed to make are just indications that she is adjusting to social life in general and not necessarily about feelings of love she might be developing for Tadano.
The story arc also explores Tadano’s personality and how he behaves around Komi, one of the most popular girls in his school. Undoubtedly, he might have entertained, albeit briefly, the idea of being Komi’s boyfriend, but he also knows enough not to want to keep Komi to himself.
Despite his potential feelings of romantic love towards Komi, he spends his time helping Komi actualize her goal of ending her communication disorder by making as many as 100 friends to boost her social life.
Where to Watch Komi Can’t Communicate Anime
Viewers worldwide can stream both seasons of Komi Can’t Communicate on the streaming platform Netflix. The streaming giant licensed the rights to the anime television series in late 2021. It began to officially stream the first season of the series every week from October 21, 2021, before wrapping the streaming of the first season on January 6, 2022.
However, about two weeks before the end of season 1, Netflix announced on December 23, 2021, that they would be airing the second season of the anime series as well. True to their word, the second season of the series began airing on April 27, 2022, every week until the last episode aired on July 13, 2022.
It must be reiterated, however, that long before Netflix acquired the license to air the anime series worldwide, OLM Team Kojima studios in Japan had announced on May 11. 2021 that they would be airing the anime television series adaptation of the manga series written by Tomohito Oda.
They further announced that the scripts of the TV adaption series would be written by Deko Akao and directed by Ayumu Watanabe (chief director) and Kazuki Kawagoe. They also revealed that the characters would be designed by Atsuko Nakajima while the music would be provided by Yukari Hashimoto.
Komi Can’t Communicate Release Dates
As already indicated, the release dates of each of the first two seasons of Komi Can’t Communicate in its originating country of Japan have always slightly varied from the release dates of the anime series in North America and other parts of the world in general.
In both cases, there has always been a two-week or three-week time difference between when the series started airing in Japan and when Netflix deemed it appropriate to bring the rest of the world on board the anime train.
Komi Can’t Communicate Season 1 Release Date
The first season of the Komi Can’t Communicate anime television series started airing in Japan on October 7, 2021 and aired the last episode of the first season on December 23, 2021. Netflix waited for precisely two weeks to acquire a streaming license that enabled them to air the well-received series in America and the rest of the world from October 21 to January 6, 2022.
So far, the anime has churned out 24 episodes of around 25 minutes each that have been evenly split between both seasons.
Komi Can’t Communicate Season 2 Release Date
The second season of Komi Can’t Communicate began airing in Japan on April 7, 2022, before airing the last episode on June 23, 2022. Unlike the first season, where they had to wait for just two weeks, Netflix decided to add a week to their waiting period, which saw them begin streaming season 2 on April 27, 2022, 20 whole days after the series had begun airing in Japan.
Netflix streamed the last episode of the second season on July 13, 2022, around 10 days shy of a month after things had wrapped up in Japan.
Komi Can’t Communicate Season 3 Release Date Is Unknown
Given that the last episode of the second season aired on Netflix more than half a year ago on July 13, 2022, fans have been left wondering when the third season of the anime series will air on Netflix.
So far, there has been no indication that the series has been canceled, and given that the second season ended with Komi hoping to continue with her quest of making 100 friends with Tadano’s help, it is almost safe to say that the series would resume the third season with a now-not-so-shy Komi striving to achieve her goals.