It was announced on NHK that Komi-San Can’t Communicate by Tomohito Oda is getting it’s live action series. The series is set to be released on September 6, 2021 with six episodes. It will be aired on NHK’s “YouDora” programming block.
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Live-action Series’ Main Cast
The role of the main female protagonist (Shouko Komi) will be played by a Filipino-Japanese actress/fashion model, Eliza Ikeda. She has previously played the role of Kirai Momobami in the Kakegurui live-action series. Other than that, Eliza had also played the role of Kairu Rena in the ReLife live-action series.
The main male protagonist (Hitohito Tadano) will be played by 35-year-old Takahisa Masuda who is a Japanese idol from Johnny’s Entertainment. He also worked in a very popular gay drama titled “Ossan’s Love”.
As soon as Komi-San gets into high school, there is a massive rise in her popularity due to her beauty. Everyone admires her and considers her out of their league. No one dares to talk to her as she is not easily approachable. However, Hitohito Tadano, who gets to sit right next to her in the class is able to talk to her.
Hitohito finds out that Komi-San has severe communication issues and finds it very hard to talk to people. Hitohito decides to help Komi in communicating with others and tries to help her with making 100 friends.
Komi-San Can’t Communicate is written and illustrated by a manga writer named Tomohito Oda. It has been published in Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday since May 2016. As of May 21, the chapters are collected in 21 tankobon volumes.
It was announced on May 11, 2021 that an anime series for Komi-San Can’t Communicate will be releasing in October 2021. Studio OLM will be producing the anime series.
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