Will Komi's quest to gain 100 friends continue to season 2?
'Komi Can't Communicate' is an animated series produced by Japanese animation Studio OLM. It is from the same company behind the 'Pokemon' TV series, 'Restaurant to Another World,' and 'Odd Taxi.'
The animated series gets released internationally through Netflix. The first season of 'Komi Can't Communicate' was directed by chief director Ayumu Watanabe who is best known for his work on 'Doraemon,' 'Children of the Sea,' and 'After The Rain.' He worked alongside first-time director Kazuki Kawagoe.
Unlike other Netflix anime shows, 'Komi Can't Communicate' did not release an entire bulk of episodes in one go. Now, fans are wondering if the anime will return for season 2 once season 1 concludes. Here is what we know.
As of this writing, Netflix, NHK, Shogakukan, Studio OLM, or any company related to the anime production has not officially renewed 'Komi Can't Communicate' for Season 2 yet. There is also no news that a new season of the anime is in production.
However, there is a high chance that the anime will return for more. Although it is not up for Netflix to decide, the platform still has a lot of influence regarding the show's renewal.
In the past, Netflix anime exclusives often get renewed despite not topping the charts. Some of the renewed titles include Netflix's 'Record of Ragnarok' Season 2, 'BEASTARS' Season 3, 'The Seven Deadly Sins' Season 5, 'Ultraman' Season 2, and 'The Way of the House Husband' Season 2.
There is still no official renewal for 'Komi Can't Communicate' Season 2, so there is no release date for now. As we said, the release schedule for 'Komi Can't Communicate' is unlike other anime titles that arrived on Netflix.
The streaming giant usually releases a complete season of their anime exclusives on the platform once it finishes airing in Japan. However, for 'Komi Can't Communicate,' Netflix decides to release episodes weekly. The anime premiered on TV Tokyo on October 7, 2021, and Netflix began streaming the series worldwide weekly starting on October 21, 2021. The series will conclude in Japan on December 23, 2021, and Netflix on January 6, 2022.
Even if 'Komi Can't Communicate' will get renewed for season 2, Studio OLM currently has several projects booked up for the next several years. Hence, we might wait for a few years before getting 'Komi Can't Communicate' season 2.
Season 2 is not confirmed yet, so there is still no official casting. However, like most anime, we can safely predict that the lead cast from season 1 will return if the anime gets another season.
That includes Aoi Koga as Shouko Komi, Gakuto Kajiwara as Hitohito Tadano, Rie Murakawa as Najimi Osana, Rina Hidaka as Ren Yamai and Rumi Okubo as Omoharu Nakanaka, among others.
'Komi Can't Communicate' takes place in the elite Itan Private High School. It follows Shouko Komi, a female student who immediately becomes famous due to her incredible beauty and refined elegance. Hitohito Tadano, a student who sits next to her, discovers that Komi has a hard time communicating with other people. Tadano agrees to help her find 100 friends, and thus began an epic adventure.
We are still waiting for the first season to conclude so we can predict which part of the manga will season 2 adapt. However, based on the current pacing of the anime, the first season will likely end with an adaptation of the Culture Festival story arc, which runs from Chapter 62 to 73. In this Chapter, Najimi suggests that they must all go to karaoke to conclude the festival day.
Komi must overcome her fear of singing in front of the crowd. Will she be able to make it? We cannot wait to find out.
We will get back to this article for future updates.
Not yet, but we will make sure to update this space once an official trailer for 'Komi Can't Communicate' season 2 gets released. Here is the season 1 trailer in the meantime. Would you like to see 'Komi Can't Communicate' return for season 2?