Komi Can't Communicate Expected To Return For Season 3 After Another Solid Run (2023)

Tom Llewellyn

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The Komi Can’t Communicate finale has just premiered for English fans and whilst season 3 remains TBA, fans can be confident of more to come.

Wholesome anime, the 2022 Spring broadcasting slate was undoubtedly dominated by them. However, there aren’t many series that can match the wholesomeness of Komi Can’t Communicate, the hit adaptation of Tomohito Oda’s manga series by Studio OLM.

The series is currently being simulcast on Netflix, with the streaming giant opting to add the season 2 episodes onto the first batch from 2021, rather than a separate instalment. Season 2 is therefore considered to be episodes 12-24 on Netflix for international viewers outside Japan, with the finale having just been released today worldwide, July 13th.

Whilst season 3 has yet to be officially confirmed to be in production, fans can be extremely confident that Komi Can’t Communicate will return for more wholesome, friend-making and blush-inducing adventures in the future – here’s why.

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Guys is there a season 3 for Komi 😥?!?!?!? pic.twitter.com/s28yrNoJbB

— Haithem 🪡 (@tadano_my_bf) June 20, 2022

Komi Can’t Communicate season 3 remains TBA, for now

Whilst we are still waiting for official confirmation of Komi Can’t Communicate season 3 going into production, fans can be extremely confident in the future of the hit anime series.

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In June, director Ayumu Watanabe said was asked in an interview with Looper, “Are you prepared to continue directing the anime for as many more years as it’s going to run?” To which the showrunner responded, “Yes. I think any director would love to work on whatever they’re working on and see it until the end. I would love to, at least until they graduate.”

More good news is that there is plenty of source material left to be covered by the TV series. Per Anime Geek, season 2 episode 12 (season 1 episode 24 on Netflix) covers up until volume 10 chapter 130 of the original manga series.

As of July 13th, 2022, the manga is still ongoing and has published 25 total Tankobon volumes domestically in Japan, with volume 26 releasing on July 15th, meaning that there is potentially enough source material for five total anime seasons.

The show should also prove popular enough to be continued into a new season, as the anime has become one of the most popular and beloved series of the past year, following its domestic debut in October 2021.

The series is currently scoring an impressive 7.8/10 on IMDB, 80% on Anilst and 85% on Rotten Tomatoes. Komi Can’t Communicate has also achieved the rare success of having a second season that has matched the success of the first broadcast too.

On Anime Planet, season 1 scored a 4.14/5, rising to 4.26/5 for the recently concluded second season. Similar scores can be seen on MyAnimeList; season 1 is rated at an 8.02/10 with 330,000 reviews and 665,000 members, whilst season 2 is scoring an 8.17/10 with 100,000 reviews and 300,000 members.

In fact, across the entire 2022 Spring anime slate, Komi-san was the 6th highest-rated series, which is even more impressive when considering the show isn’t airing as a direct simulcast, with a three-week delay on Netflix. The series also peaked in 3rd place in the AniTrendz ongoing fan polls, spending 10 consecutive weeks in the Top 10 listings.

“Ah Komi-san, Komi-san. What is there not to love about this show honestly? There is a level of charm to it, that’s unmatched by most shows. To which there are many reasons for that. You don’t need to watch many episodes, to truly get what Komi-san is about, or what it’s going to be about. But even then, it’ll throw things in there, that are just surprising, and catch your attention. Think of the good ol K-ON days. It was fun, it was silly, it made us smile, it made us laugh, and once again, Komi-san is doing it once again.” – User Ellenwitch, via MAL.

Overall, it should only be a matter of time before season 3 of Komi Can’t Communicate (season 2 on Netflix) is publicly confirmed to be in production. Interestingly, the series’ official Japanese Twitter page also shared the following manga panel after the domestic conclusion of season 2, which translates to “The final story…Soon after this!”

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最終話、このあとすぐ…!! pic.twitter.com/spihNr2V2h

— 古見さんは、コミュ症です。公式 (@comisanvote) June 22, 2022

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Our quick-stop review of Komi season 2 (ep 13-24)

Komi Can’t Communicate continues to be the smile-generating, wholesome anime that we love and adore across its second season.

Particular high points came with the introduction of Katai, the New Year’s Celebrations and Tadano being nursed back to health through the power of sheer embarrassment.

Whilst episodes can certainly feel quite repetitive when neither a new character or important plot point are the main focus, season 2 has delivered on exactly what fans expect, i.e., cute and/or funny moments.

No matter what type of day you have had, putting Komi Can’t Communicate on is a sure way to give yourself that added Serotonin boost that slice-of-life anime can deliver.

The only aspect of Komi that is starting to irritate us at HITC is Yamai, who certainly turns up the creepy-dial once again in season 2, even after literally kidnapping Tadano last season just to gain Komi’s recognition.

Yamai is meant to be the awkward and overly-obsessed character, but right now she is a purely one-dimensional personality and the grope-trope is definitely wearing thin after 24 episodes.

In season 3, we would love to see another side of these supporting characters, mainly Yamai and Hajime as right now, there has been very little development from when we first met them in season 1.

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As noted by fans on social media, season 3 is expected to be when a lot of the relationships between characters become more established – fingers crossed this goes for all characters, not just Komi and Tadano.

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The amount of ship wars and discourse that Season 3 of Komi is gonna generate is gonna be wild lmao

— Yuki Nagato Is Sweet and Pure (BLM) 🐝❤️❤️ (@GainesUriel) June 21, 2022

Where to read the original manga series

As of July 13th, Komi Can’t Communicate has released 25 total Tankobon volumes domestically in Japan, with volume 26 set to release on July 15th.

The English release is sadly lagging slightly behind the domestic serialisation, with 19 of those volumes currently available to readers around the world:

  • Volume 20 – August 9th
  • Volume 21 – October 11th
  • Volume 22 – December 13th
  • Volume 23 – February 14th
  • Volume 24 – April 11th

Physical copies of the hit manga series can be purchased through Amazon, Book Depository, Waterstones and Bookshop. Digital versions can also be read via Google Play, iBooks, Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble’s Nook service.

By Tom Llewellyn – [emailprotected]

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Did Komi can't communicate get discontinued? ›

So far, there has been no indication that Komi Can't Communicate anime has been canceled.

Is Komi discontinued? ›

Komi Can't Communicate has been confirmed for a second season and will return to Netflix in April 2022.

Who likes Tadano? ›

Throughout the series Komi develops feelings for Tadano, ultimately admitting so to Manbagi as she is confronting her about her own feelings.

Why does Komi have cat ears? ›

You are correct in that Komi grows cat ears to show when she is happy, but she also grows them when interested or paying attention to something. The reason why is due to Komi's facial muscles freezing up from social anxiety.

Will Komi-san have season 3? ›

We expect that it will be released in late 2023. In an interview with Ayumu Watanabe, the chief director of Komi-san, he mentioned that he would be glad to continue the series at least until Komi-san graduates.

When did Komi anime end? ›

The series aired on TV Tokyo from October 7 to December 23, 2021. Netflix streamed the series worldwide on a weekly basis from October 21, 2021, to January 6, 2022.

Why did Komi stop talking? ›

Komi Can't Communicate protagonist Shoko Komi has a communication disorder as a result of paralyzing social anxiety and has made it her goal to overcome it. Episode 7 introduced Komi's father, Masayoshi, who also can't communicate in most situations, which established a genetic link to her disorder.

What's in Tadano's hair? ›

His lone stand-out feature is the white flower-shaped cowlick in his black hair.

Does Komi marry Tadano? ›

Komi quickly develops romantic feelings for Tadano, but is for the longest time too shy and worried to express her feelings or to act on them. Only after Tadano confesses his own feelings to her, she is able to do so and the two become a couple.

How old is Tadano? ›

In 2019, Tadano celebrates the 100th anniversary of its founding. Masuo Tadano, the founder of Tadano left Takamatsu for Asahikawa, Hokkaido, to start a welding business. That day, August 29, 1919, is the day we refer to as the date of our foundation.

Did Komi ever speak? ›

The first instance in which she managed to briefly use her voice to communicate was during her first phone call to Tadano Hitohito in Season 1. Since then, she's been able to briefly talk on the phone, but not often enough to break out of her comfort zone.

Did Komi can speak? ›

Though Shouko is regarded as the Madonna of her school, she is incapable of socializing with others to such a level that it can be called a communication disorder. She is unable to utter a word or sound in her daily life due to her crippling anxiety and fear of rejection by her peers.

Is Komi San deaf or mute? ›

In A Silent Voice, Nishimiya Shoko's communication skills are impacted by the fact she is deaf -- a physical disability. For Komi Can't Communicate's titular heroine, Komi Shoko, her communication skills are impacted by extreme social anxiety -- a less visible disability.

Will there be a season 3 of rent a girlfriend? ›

Reiji Miyajima's critically acclaimed Rent-A-Girlfriend anime series's third installment finally confirmed its release for July 2023 with an official trailer and a key visual featuring the main characters.

How many volumes does Komi can't communicate have in English? ›

There are 25 volumes in this series.

Is Najimi Osana a boy or girl? ›

Najimi Osana ( 長 おさ 名 な なじみ , Osana Najimi?) is a character in Komi Can't Communicate. Their gender is unknown. They are also the complete antithesis of Komi Shouko; possessing phenomenal communication abilities which allowed them to get close to anyone within a few minutes of meeting them.

How many years old is Komi? ›

She looks like her daughter, but her personality is like that of a teenager and she introduces herself to Tadano and Najimi as forever 17 years old.

How tall is Komi? ›

204-205: It's physical exams time and Komi reveals she has a complex about her height. She doesn't want to be tall. She's scared of being 170 cm and comes out to be 169.

What phobia does Komi have? ›

Social anxiety is a big part of Komi Can't Communicate, and the show puts a lot of focus on how that affects Komi as she goes through her everyday life. This struggle makes her a relatable character since many people also find themselves dealing with similar problems.

What is Komi's favorite food? ›

Komi women are fond of baking fish pie "черинянь" on festive family occasions. The highly popular "Fish Pie Festival" (Черинянь гаж) is held annually on the last Sunday of June in the village of Byzovaya, Pechora Raion.

What episode does Tadano get sick? ›

The last segment of Komi Can't Communicate Season 2 Episode 6 started with Tadano catching a cold. After assurances from him that he will be fine, his parents and sister leave him alone at home while they went on a hot spring trip. Tadano, it turns out, is easily scared and blows his normal fever out of proportion.

Will there be more Komi can't communicate season 2? ›

Komi Can't Communicate has revealed Season 2's run of the anime won't be sticking around for too many more episodes! The Spring 2022 anime schedule has been just as packed as the Winter 2022 schedule was, and there were a number of major anime franchises that returned for new episodes.

What season will Komi can't communicate end? ›

An Abrupt Ending

Although it is a great relief to see that the animation quality of Komi Can't Communicate has returned to its usual high standards, most fans cannot say they are satisfied with Season 2's ending.

How many episodes are there in Komi can t Communicate season 3? ›

Considering that the production of a 12 episode anime usually takes around 1 and a half year, the expected release date for season 3 is 2024.


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