‘Komi Can’t Communicate’ or ‘Komi-san wa, Comyushou desu.’ is a romantic comedy anime inspired by Tomohito Oda’s Japanese manga series of the same name. The series centers on Shouko Komi, a high school student with a communication disorder who hopes to make a hundred friends before she graduates. Unfortunately, that’s a difficult proposition for someone like her, but luckily, she finds an unexpected ally in her seat neighbor, Hitohito Tadano. Not only does he become her close friend and understand her dilemma, but he also offers her every moral and emotional support imaginable as the titular protagonist guides her through the grueling challenge of becoming more social.
The show’s second season, which hit theaters on October 7, 2021, has garnered a huge worldwide fan base like the first season and has been critically acclaimed for its witty premise and brilliant character development. With the final season wrapped, fans are now excited to see when the series will return with more heartwarming episodes. If you’re excited for the series’ return, then here’s everything you need to know about it.
Komi Can’t Communicate Season 3 Release Date
The second season of Komi Can’t Communicate premiered on April 27, 2022 (April 2, 2022 in Japan) and ended its long run a few weeks later on July 13, 2022 (June 23, 2020 in Japan). The second season consists of 12 episodes, each lasting about 22-24 minutes.
As for the third part of the series, the anime seems to have a good chance of returning. However, the series has not yet been renewed for another season by either OLM or any other company involved in the production or distribution. Luckily, fans have continued to give the show and its characters the same love they received in the first season. The latest installment has been rated very highly on most online platforms, which is an excellent achievement for a rom-com anime.
Additionally, Season 2 has only strengthened the worldwide fanbase of the series. As for the availability of the source material, the anime has so far covered ten volumes of Tomohito Oda’s ongoing manga series. With a total of twenty-five volumes, the creators still have plenty of material for at least two or three more seasons. While it remains to be seen how many episodes the series will eventually have, judging by the overall rating, reviews, and availability of source material, the anime’s renewal, at least for the third season, seems guaranteed.
However, due to the tight schedules of most studios, the series’ return may be delayed for some time. Taking all of the above factors into account, and assuming the series will be renewed in the coming months, Komi Can’t Communicate Season 3 will arrive sometime in early or mid-2024.
Komi Can’t Communicate Season 3 Plot: What can it be about?
In the season 1 finale, Tadano struggles with the fact that he still hasn’t given Komi a return gift for the chocolates he received from her on Valentine’s Day. Eventually, with his sister’s help, he buys something from the store and visits her at home. However, he is too embarrassed to have a conversation with the main character and leaves the apartment shortly after giving her the present.
The next day at school, the two friends are alone in the classroom after their classmates have gone home. Unfortunately, they can’t muster the courage to talk about their feelings for each other, but they end up sharing a few precious moments of solitude that they both seem to enjoy.
In Season 3, the series will continue to explore Komi and Tadano’s growing feelings for each other. Meanwhile, the titular protagonist will try harder to get social and make new friends. In her quest to make a hundred friends before graduation, she meets an insecure girl named Rumiko Manbagi who struggles with being comfortable with her looks. In addition to becoming her friend, Komi tries to help her overcome her self-doubt.
Later, the protagonist goes on vacation to an exotic place, where she accidentally meets some of her classmates, including Tadano. Some unforeseen circumstances bring the duo together, and they will end up having some romantic memories.