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

Wholesome anime, the 2022 Spring broadcasting slate has been 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 scheduled to release on July 13th.

Today, June 22nd, the hit anime finally concluded its domestic broadcast in Japan and 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.

Komi Can’t Communicate season 3: Renewal status

Whilst we are still waiting for official confirmation of Komi Can’t Communicate season 3, 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 June 22nd, 2022, the manga is still ongoing and has released 25 total Tankobon volumes domestically in Japan, 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, see below.

How has the series been rated so far?

Komi Can’t Communicate has become one of the most popular and beloved anime 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 83% 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 4.28/5 for the recently concluded second season. Similar scores can be seen on MyAnimeList; season 1 is rated at an 8.03/10 with 325,000 reviews and 653,000 members, whilst season 2 is scoring an 8.23/10 with 50,000 reviews and 282,000 members.

In fact, across the entire 2022 Spring anime slate, Komi-san is the 6th highest-rated series, which is even more impressive when considering the show isn’t airing as a simulcast on Crunchyroll. 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.

Where to read the original manga series

As of June 22nd, 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 is scheduled for August 9th.

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 – [email protected]

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