An announcement has come from the official website for the hit new anime Komi Can’t Communicate (Comi-san wa Comyushō desu).
Last Wednesday, it was announced that the television anime adaptation of Tomohito Oda‘s hit manga will receive a second season. The new season will premiere on April 6, 2022. More details released from the website also revealed a new cast member, a new opening song, a new ending theme song, and a new visual:
The newly announced cast member is Shin’ichirō Kamio, who will be playing Makoto Katai, a character who is just as poor at communicating as Komi. During his summer vacation, he exercised and dyed his hair, causing him to look like a delinquent. (NOTE: Dyed blonde hair is stereotyped in Japan to mean delinquency.)
The brand new opening theme song is performed by Miku Itō and is titled “Ao 100 Iro” (“100 Blue Colors”). Meanwhile, the band FantasticYouth is performing the new ending theme song, “Koshaberi Biyori” (“Fine Day for Small Talk”).
The second season will premiere on TV Tokyo and other channels on April 6th at 12:00 a.m. JST (effectively April 7th). Netflix is set to stream the second part internationally sometime in 2022, just as the anime’s first season was.
Netflix debuted the anime outside of Japan on October 21th, two weeks after its Japanese premiere, with new weekly episodes. The service is also streaming an English dub. Netflix is streaming the anime in over 190 countries and territories in eight languages, dubbed, and 31 languages subtitled.
Previously, Ayumu Watanabe (from Mysterious Girlfriend X, After the Rain, and Children of the Sea) was the chief director for the anime, while Kazuki Kawagoe (of Beyblade Burst God) assisted in directing the anime at OLM. Deko Akao (of Snow White with the Red Hair, Noragami, and Flying Witch) was in charge of series composition. Lastly, Atsuko Nakajima (who has worked on Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom, Ranma ½, and Tokyo Ghoul:re) designed the characters.
Viz Media is releasing the manga in English, and it describes the story as follows:
Timid Tadano is a total wallflower, and that’s just the way he likes it. But 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!
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