The official Twitter account for the “Komi Can’t Communicate” anime has shared the news that its first trailer has already surpassed 1 million views on YouTube! The trailer for the anime was only uploaded 8 days ago on May 11, and Komi-san is definitely adored by many. The number is already over 1.2 million now, and you can watch the official upload below:
The anime is set to premiere in October 2021, and Studio OLM is in charge of the production. The trailer seems promising, and some of the voice cast is also known. Most notably, Aoi Koga (Kaguya-sama, Paimon) will be voicing Komi-san. Gakuto Kajiwara will lend his voice for Hitohito Tadano, while Rie Murakawa for Najimi Osana. A key visual is also available from the anime announcement:
The chief director for the anime is Ayumu Watanabe, while Kazuki Kawagoe will serve as the director. In addition, Deco Akao is in charge of the script. A million views is a huge milestone for ~1 week! “Komi-san Can’t Communicate” is an anime many wished for, and the trailer gives reason for hype! The manga was also ranked highly in the top series fans wanted to see animated earlier this year!
The original is a Japanese manga series by Tomohito Oda. It is published by Shogakukan in their Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine, and it has been ongoing since May 2016. It currently has 21 volumes.
You can also read the synopsis:
The journey to 100 friends begins with a single conversation. Socially anxious high school student Shoko Komi’s greatest dream is to make some friends, but everyone at school mistakes her crippling social anxiety for cool reserve! With the whole student body keeping their distance and Komi unable to utter a single word, friendship might be forever beyond her reach. Timid Tadano is a total wallflower, and that’s just the way he likes it. He lives to blend in with the background. 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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Source: Official Twitter, SHOPRO YouTube