Live-Action Komi Can't Communicate Adaptation Previewed in 5 Minute Trailer

The series will air on NHK from September 6

Komi Can't Communicate

 

With news from the anime side of Komi Can't Communicate over the last day, the live-action TV adaptation of the manga has spoken up, releasing a five-minute look at the upcoming series centered around the characters. The series is set to premiere on NHK on September 6.

 

 

 

 

Headling the live-action version of Komi Can't Communicate is Elaiza Ikeda (Kirari Momobami in Kakegurui) as Komi, with Takahisa Masuda from Johnny's playing Hitohito Tadano, who helps Komi find friendship. The series is set to begin on September 6 on NHK General in Japan.

 

The Komi Can’t Communicate manga has been serialized in Weekly Shonen Magazine since May 2016 and has been collected into 20 volumes, with the 21st volume scheduled for release on May 21. Viz Media translates the series into English and has so far released 12 volumes, with volume 13 scheduled for release on June 8, and volume 14 scheduled for August 10. Viz describes the first volume as such:

 

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!

 

A TV anime adaptation is also in the works from Mysterious Girlfriend X director Ayumu Watanabe as the chief director on Komi Can’t Communicate, with Kazuki Kawagoe (storyboarder and episode director on Beyblade Burst) as the director at OLM. It's set to begin in October.

 

Source: Komi on NHK on Twitter

 

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Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram

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