The anime adaptation of Komi San Can’t Communicate will be coming to Netflix on October the 21st. This was confirmed by Netflix today with the upload of a new trailer for the series on their youtube channel.
The anime will begin airing in Japan on October 7th. This will make the start of the Netflix release slightly late however there is a good side to this.
The youtube descriptions all say:
Can Komi make 100 friends? The anime adaptation of Tomohito Oda’s hit manga drops on Netflix October 21, with new episodes every week!
The “every week” part is especially interesting as it may mean that Netflix is going to Simulcast it as opposed to making everyone wait a couple of months for them to release the series all at once as it sits in “Netflix jail”. A major criticism of their anime business model.
This would not be the first time they’ve allowed for simulcasting as they did it with Violet Evergarden back in 2018 (well, for everyone except the US). With how popular Komi San is, it’s understandable and thankful if Netflix would forgo their usual wait and binge tactics for just releasing the series as it airs, or at least only a couple of weeks late.
This may also mean that the anime will be getting a Dub to go along with each new episode. This could explain why the series is slightly late from the Japanese airing dates (Funimation has similar delays). This is once again something that was the case with Violet Evergarden.
Based on the hit manga by Tomohito Oda that became popular through its wholesome and cute main heroine, the anime was scheduled to begin airing in the fall anime series. The Manga series is currently being published and has been translated into English.
Other anime Netflix will be licensing include the upcoming second season of the Ultraman Anime.