Komi Can’t Communicate: The Anime Didn’t Adapt 8 Manga Stories in Season 1 (2023)

WARNING: The following contains spoilers from the English version of the Komi Can't Communicate manga, by Tomohito Oda, published by Viz Media.

Komi Can’t Communicate is a popular manga series by Tomohito Oda about a first-year high-school student named Shoko Komi who has extreme social anxiety and a communication disorder. During her first semester at Itan Private High School, Shoko meets and befriends a male classmate named Hitohito Tadano, who is the first to figure out she has trouble interacting with people. Through Tadano, Komi meets and befriends a few more of her classmates such as Najimi Osana, Himiko Agari, Ren Yamai, Omoharu Nakanaka, Nene Onemine, and Kaede Otori. Komi's goal in the series is to make 100 friends.


The success of Komi Can't Communicate resulted in two television adaptations: an anime series that streamed on Netflix and a live-action drama that aired on Japan's NHK channel, starring Elaiza Ikeda. Both adaptations aired in Japan during the 2021 fall television season, though only the anime is available for viewing worldwide. Season 1 of the anime offers a more faithful adaptation of the manga than the live-action drama, but the anime still doesn't adapt every story from the first six volumes that made up Season 1. While most of the stories from Vol. 6 will most likely appear in Season 2, there are still eight stories the anime omitted., most notably from Vol. 5.


Can Komi Make 100 Friends Bonus Story (Vol. 3)

Komi Can’t Communicate: The Anime Didn’t Adapt 8 Manga Stories in Season 1 (1)

The "It's Just a Festival" chapters from the manga were adapted into the anime, but there was a lot more to that story than what was shown. Translated as "Festival" and "Festival, Part 2" in the English version by Viz Media, the summer festival had an epilogue where Komi and Tadano joined Najimi and friends at a food place for drinks. In the bonus chapter called "Can Komi Make 100 friends" in Vol. 3, Komi started keeping track of all the friends she made at school by writing their names down on a memo pad. She indicated that she has made 11 friends with 89 more left to go. Apart from the friends she made earlier, she also listed Yamai's group of friends -- Onigashima, Kishi, Chiarai, Sonoda, and Shinobino as her friends.

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A Hot Day (Vol. 4)

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One chapter from the "Summer Vacation" story arc that was interestingly omitted from the anime is "A Hot Day" from Vol. 4, which was also one of the chapters that prominently features Komi's brother, Shosuke. In both the Komi Can't Communicate manga and anime, Komi is rarely seen interacting with her brother, and "A Hot Day" is one of the few stories that depicted how they get along. In the story, Komi woke up early due to the summer heat but wants to sleep in. Since her bedroom has no air conditioning, she went to the part of the house that did have AC, the living room, and resumed her sleep on the couch for another half hour.

Later in her day, Komi was bored but doesn't want to go outside due to the sweltering heat. Shewent to Shosuke's room to relieve her boredom there, but instead layed down and rolled around on her brother's bed. He tried asking her what she needed but she doesn't answer him and Shosuke resumed browsing his laptop. The moment Komi realized her brother's room also has no AC, she asked him if he was hot. Shosuke was surprised to hear his sister speak, but then decided it was only his imagination. Komi mussed through her brother's hair then borrowed his manga. Komi and Shosuke later watched TV together and Komi became inspired to cook for the family after watching a food program.

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Feelings (Vol. 4)

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One of the more hilarious chapters from Vol. 4 that was also omitted from Season 1 of the anime is "Feelings." In the chapter, both Yamai and Nakanaka asked Tadano to teach them how to read Komi's thoughts through her body language. Tadano tried his best to teach them, but every time he asked them what Komi is thinking, both Yamai and Nakanaka offered wildly different interpretations based on their own perceptions of Komi.

As a yandere, Yamai often interpreted Komi's actions as hints of her own sexual attraction towards her, which, of course, is far from true. As a chūnibyō, Nakanaka also tended to interpret Komi's actions as going through the same immature phase as herself. There are times when both girls come close to guessing correctly Komi's thoughts, but in the end, they never stick the landing.

Typhoon (Vol. 5)

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One interesting chapter from Vol. 5 that was left out of Season 1 of the anime is "Typhoon." This chapter explored how Komi handled typhoons and it was also one of the few chapters that depicted Komi being able to hold a verbal conversation over the phone. In the story, Komi got ready for school as she normally did but quickly learned there was heavy wind and rain outside. She's also told by her mother classes have been canceled for the time being due to a typhoon warning.

With nothing to do, Komi watched the rain and wind from her living room window, until lightning struck, which scared her. She sought comfort from her mother, who got up to check on the breaker. Not wanting to sit alone in the living room, Komi summoned the courage to call Tadano over the phone and managed to hold a conversation with him to put her mind at ease. Komi's mother wassurprised to learn she can actually talk for lengthy periods of time under the "right" circumstances.

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The Weather Clears (Vol. 5)

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The follow-up chapter to "Typhoon" titled "The Weather Clears" was also left out of the anime in Season 1. After the storm passed, Komi and her classmates attended afternoon classes, and Yamai obsessed about seeing Komi's underwear. She then got the idea to talk Komi into going outside and standing next to a puddle so Yamai can get a glance under her skirt through the puddle's reflection. Komi, who was unable to "read the room," took Yamai's suggestion at face value and accompanied her outside alongside their group of friends. Yamai's attempts to use the puddle to see up Komi's skirt are averted by the unwitting antics of Najimi and Agari. After a while, she gave up.

Everyone Gets Gourmet (Vol. 5)

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A chapter that's something of a sequel to the ramen shop story that is mysteriously left out of Season 1 is "Everyone Gets Gourmet." In the story, Komi and her classmates experience hunger, having missed lunchtime due to the typhoon messing up their class schedule that day. Komi, Najimi, Tadano, and Agari all decided to check out a new restaurant that opened up nearby, though the place was run by a father and daughter who were sorely lacking in customer service skills.

When the father and daughter owners of the restaurant saw Komi and friends walk in, they immediately assumed Komi was the mysterious high school food critic known as "RamenCore." The daughter provided exceptional service to both Komi and Najimi wanting to get a good review while neglecting Tadano and Agari. This caused Komi and Najimi to get their orders early while Tadano and Agari had to wait on theirs, which the daughter got wrong. When the review for the restaurant went up by RamenCore, she complained about the poor customer service but praised the food. RamenCore was revealed to be Agari.

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Tadano’s Boobs Bonus Story (Vol. 5)

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The maid café story arc was adapted into the anime, but there was also more to that story than what was shown over the course of two episodes. One scene from the anime that was actually longer in the manga was Komi checking out Tadano wearing a maid's dress. In the anime, her iconic "cat ears" popped up to indicate she was sexually attracted to Tadano dressed as a girl. This happened in the manga as well, but with a bonus: Komi became interested in Tadano's artificial breasts (as created by Najimi) and was tempted to squeeze them. Not able to resist the temptation, she cops a few feels of Tadano's "breasts," which made him uncomfortable.

Bonus Communication: Sleepy Princess (Vol. 5)

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Another story from the maid café story arc that was left out of the anime adaptation for Season 1 is the "Bonus Communication: Sleepy Princess" story. In the story, Komi had a dream where she woke up in a palace that appeared to be inside a bat cave. The palace was also occupied by anthropomorphic animals who then abducted her and took her to the room of the sleeping princess. The princess then invited Komi to her bed, to which the latter acquiesces. The princess cuddled with Komi in the bed and both girls fall asleep until Komi's mother woke her up from her dream.

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Does Komi can't communicate anime follow the manga? ›

The Komi Can't Communicate anime adaptation follows the manga quite closely, as many scenes are instantly recognizable; as if plucked straight out of the pages. Komi's adventures have followed a relatively similar storyline so far, with the anime taking liberty in rearranging some sequences of events.

What chapter does the anime Komi can't communicate end? ›

The Three is the one hundred and ninety-fifth chapter of Tomohito Oda's Komi Can't Communicate.
← Chapter 194Chapter 196 →

What chapter is Komi can't communicate s2 anime on? ›

Komi Can't Communicate Season 2 Episode 6 is divided into three parts, and covers chapters 94, 95 and 99 of the Komi Can't Communicate manga. It leaves out previously covered chapters 97 and 98, and skips chapter 96 to be covered in the next episode.

How much manga is covered in Komi can't communicate? ›

It has been serialized in Shogakukan's shōnen manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Sunday since May 2016, with its chapters collected in twenty-eight tankōbon volumes as of January 2023. The series is licensed in North America by Viz Media. 古見さんは、コミュ症です。 (Komi-san wa, Komyushō Desu.)

What chapter is episode 12 of komi san? ›

Errand Girl (パシリです, Pashiri desu?) is the twelfth chapter of Tomohito Oda's Komi Can't Communicate.

Where did Komi season 1 end? ›

Komi blushes and runs away. Toward the end of Season 1, Tadano wins Komi a keychain after seeing her pine over it briefly. Revealing she took Najimi to win it for her beforehand, he realized she didn't need it and almost told her to forget about it.

What chapter is episode 8 of Komi? ›

Komi Can't Communicate season 2 episode 8 (episode 20 overall) is a single segment release titled “It's Just the School Trip.” It adapts chapters 104-107 of the manga alongside chapter 110.

What chapter is episode 8 of Komi can't communicate? ›

Episode 8 is likely to cover chapters 104-107 of the Komi Can't Communicate manga, since it will be one long segment. The episode ought to cover the first half of the school trip, starting from the set off, to the group divisions, to the Kyoto sightseeing.

What chapter is Volume 5 of Komi can't communicate? ›

Volume 5 of Komi Can't Communicate continues the adventures of Shoko Komi, a teenage girl with almost no social skills who wants to break out of her shell and eventually make 100 friends. This particular volume contains chapters 58 through 72.

What chapter is Volume 6 of Komi can't communicate? ›

Volume 6 of Komi Can't Communicate continues the everyday adventures of the socially inept high school student Shoko Komi and her friends on their quest to make Komi 100 friends. This volume contains chapters 73 through 85 of the series.

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 many chapters does Komi cant communicate cover? ›

Komi Can't Communicate Volume 1 is a tankoban collection of previously published chapters from a monthly pulp manga magazine of the Komi Can't Communicate manga serial. It contains 19 chapters along with a bonus short story.

How old is Tadano? ›

Tadano Hitohito
Hitohito Tadano
Kanji只野 仁人
Furiganaただの ひとひと
Personal Info
Age15 (first appearance) 16 (first year/second Year) 17 (currently)
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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.

What gender is Najimi Osana? ›

Gender. Najimi's gender has remained a mystery throughout the manga, and they have been referred to as all pronouns. While they claim that their identify as a girl, despite being born a man, they have turned down a confession, later saying that they're in fact male.

When did Tadano confess Komi? ›

Events. Tadano confesses to Komi after finally receiving his Valentine's Day chocolate.

What chapter is Volume 14 of Komi? ›

Volume 14 of Komi Can't Communicate continues the story of the shy teenager Shoko Komi and her quest to make 100 friends. This particular volume contains chapters 182 to 195 of the story.

What chapter is Volume 13 of Komi can't communicate? ›

Volume 13 of Komi Can't Communicate continues the story of Shoko Komi and her longstanding quest to make 100 friends while becoming more sociable along the way. This volume contains chapters 171 to 181 of the story.

How old is Komi in the end? ›

Komi Shouko
Furiganaこみ しょうこ
Personal Info
Age15 (first appearance) 16 (first year/second Year) 17 (currently)
BirthdayDecember 25
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When did Komi San fall in love? ›

As the series progressed, Komi found herself falling in love with Tadano, and toward the end of Season 1 he began reciprocating her feelings.

How many friends does Komi have by the end of season 1? ›

Komi has 3 friends, and 97 to go.

What chapters are in Volume 17 of Komi can't communicate? ›

List of Chapters
  • Communication 224: Wig.
  • Communication 225: I'm Okay.
  • Communication 226: Someone Like Me.
  • Communication 227: Of Course.
  • Communication 228: Can't.
  • Communication 229: FBI.
  • Communication 230: Theatre.
  • Communication 231: Invitation.

What chapters are in Volume 18 of Komi can't communicate? ›

List of Chapters
  • Communication 235: Band.
  • Communication 236: The After Afterparty.
  • Communication 237: The After Afterparty.
  • Communication 238: Looking Back at the Festival.
  • Communication 239: Onigiri and Miso.
  • Communication 240: Technique.
  • Communication 241: Escape.
  • Communication 242: Stem.

What chapter does Komi go to the pool? ›

The Pool is the thirty-ninth chapter of Tomohito Oda's Komi Can't Communicate.

What chapter is the maid cafe Komi can't communicate? ›

Najimi's Maid Cafe is the sixty-nineth chapter of Tomohito Oda's Komi Can't Communicate.

What is the last episode of Komi can't communicate season 1? ›

" It's just the culture festival / It's just the post-festival / It's just the after-party." is the twelfth and final episode of the first season of the Komi-san wa Komyushou Desu anime series.

What chapter does Komi get a phone? ›

Cellphone ( 携 けい 帯 たい 電 でん 話 わ です, Geitaidenwa desu?) is the sixteenth chapter of Tomohito Oda's Komi Can't Communicate.

When can Komi speak? ›

During Sports Day in Episode 10, she is able to speak the words "ganbatte kudasai" ("please do your best") as a way of encouraging Tadano. However, it's not until Episode 11 that Komi starts making a concerted effort to vocalize her thoughts.

What volume is Komi anime on? ›

Viz Media licensed the manga for English releases and published the first volume in June 2019. The latest, 22nd, volume was released in December 2022, and the 23rd volume is available for pre-order with a release date set for February 14, 2023.

What chapters are in volume 26 of komi can t communicate? ›

List of Chapters
  • Communication 337: Siberian Tanmen Nakamoto.
  • Communication 338: Greetings.
  • Communication 339: Greetings 2.
  • Communication 340: Greetings 3.
  • Communication 341: After Recreation.
  • Communication 342: Knight.
  • Communication 343: Knight 2.
  • Communication 344: Class Change.
Jul 15, 2022

What class is Komi? ›

1st Year Class 1 is Komi Shouko's former class starting from Chapter 1 until Chapter 129.

Who is Komi wife? ›

Komi Shuuko

Who is Komi husband? ›

Komi Masayoshi

Who confesses to Tadano? ›

During the school trip to New York, Manbagi decides she's going to confess her love to Tadano and asks Komi if she'll be okay with it. Komi, despite being very conflicted on the matter, ultimately can't bring herself to say no and accepts, even though the thought of losing Tadano is clearly eating her up inside.

What chapters are in volume 23 of komi can t communicate? ›

List of Chapters
  • Communication 299: Valentine's Day, Second Year Edition.
  • Communication 300: Confession.
  • Communication 301: Confession, Part 2.
  • Communication 302: Confession, Part 3.
  • Communication 303: Confession, Part 4.
  • Communication 304: The Day After.
  • Communication 305: The Day After, Part 2.
  • Communication 306: Reaction.
Oct 18, 2021

How many seasons are planned for Komi can't communicate? ›

Given what's mentioned above, we would expect to see at least 4 or 5 seasons at the minimum, so subscribers may have plenty to look forward to in the near future. Are you looking forward to watching more of Komi Can't Communicate on Netflix?

Is Komi season 2 over? ›

Komi Can't Communicate has brought its second season run to an end in Japan, and the creator behind the series has shared some special new art to commemorate the occasion!

Who owns Tadano? ›

Tadano Faun GmbH (own spelling TADANO FAUN) is a German manufacturer of mobile cranes based in the Franconian (Bavaria) town of Lauf an der Pegnitz. It is a 100% subsidiary company of the Japanese Tadano Limited.
Tadano Faun GmbH.
ProductsAll-Terrain Cranes, Truck-Mounted Cranes, Rough-Terrain Cranes
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What species is Tadano? ›

Appearance. Tadano has the appearance of a donkey. He is tall and slim with a rounded head and a longish rounded snout.

Is Tadano a male? ›

Hitohito Tadano is the main male protagonist of the Japanese anime and manga series Komi Can't Communicate.

Who kidnapped Tadano? ›

Ren Yamai apologizes for kidnapping Tadano and subsequently becomes the fifth person to befriend Komi.

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.

Is Tadano a telepath? ›

Despite his very average looks and unremarkable personality, though, Hitohito Tadano stands out in one way - his borderline telepathic empathy. He can understand how anyone is feeling and predict their thoughts with supernatural accuracy.

Who is Najimi crush? ›

Osana Najimi
ClubNo Club
PersonaLovestruck Tsundere (10/16/2016-10/18/2017)
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Who is Najimi sister? ›

Ibika Najimi (Pronounced Ee-bee-kuh Nah-jee-mee) is a female student at school, she is also the sister of Osana Najimi and a friend of Raibaru Fumetsu.

What is Osana attracted to? ›

Osana has a stalker. She is attracted to glasses, tans, ponytails, piercings, and intelligence. The player can matchmake her with Kyuji Konagawa.

What chapter is the confession in Komi can't communicate? ›

Confession ( 告 こく 白 はく です。, Kokuhaku desu?) is the three hundredth chapter of Tomohito Oda's Komi Can't Communicate.

What chapter is Episode 8 of Komi? ›

Komi Can't Communicate season 2 episode 8 (episode 20 overall) is a single segment release titled “It's Just the School Trip.” It adapts chapters 104-107 of the manga alongside chapter 110.

When did Komi and Tadano start dating? ›

Again, Tadano does not understand the implications of this until much later (and even then, he still doubts that he was asked on a date). During Valentine's Day, Tadano confesses his feeling for Komi after turning down Manbagi. They've been a couple ever since.

Does Komi San mute? ›

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.

Does Tadano ever confess? ›

Tadano happily accepts the chocolate and thinks about their interactions throughout the time they had known each other, and, after realizing just how much he likes her, he confesses. Upon hearing his confession, Komi timidly nods and the two quickly depart.

Who is Tadano's crush? ›

Tadano admits that he has a crush on Komi after Manbagi's confession and goes to find her, with Manbagi supporting his decision.

Does Tadano and Komi break up? ›

Summary: Komi broke up with Tadano and told him some harsh things. Tadano got depressed until another girl had transfered to their class.


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