The most anticipated anime adaptation for the fall 2021 season is finally here. Although the Japanese have already had the pleasure of watching it, the series is now beginning its global conquest.
Komi Can’t Communicate anime is now available on Netflix worldwide. The episodes will be released weekly in 8 dubbed languages and 31 subtitled languages.
If you are one of the few people who do not know what the story is about, it follows Hitohito Tadano, an average high school boy who wants to lay low. He accidentally befriends Shouko Komi, a girl with a communication disorder, and therefore has trouble making friends.
Tadano is now on a mission to fulfill Komi’s wish: to make 100 friends.
Although the manga is beloved all around, there were concerns regarding how some of the story and comedy would translate into anime. Studio OLM seems to have pulled it off somehow.
The problem, though, has arisen from how Netflix is handling the anime.
As Komi can’t talk much, the show features many scenes where she is communicating with Tadano through writing or text. One of the first major interactions like this occurs in the first episode, where Komi lays her heart out on the classroom chalkboard.
Netflix did not bother to translate any of that text, and this is not the only example. There are other scenes like when Tadano is thinking where we get the same thing.
This seems like the worst thing they could have done for a story that will rely on a lot of on-screen text. The fan-translated versions of the episode that have been out for some time have come through in this aspect.
The accessibility and convenience of Netflix have made it probably the best place to watch anime. For this series, though, check out the other releases.
About Komi Can’t Communicate
Komi Can’t Communicate is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Tomohito Oda.
It has been serialized in Shogakukan’s Weekly Shōnen Sunday since May 2016, with its chapters collected in twenty tankōbon volumes as of February 2021.
High school student Shoko Komi’s greatest dream is to make some friends, but everyone at school mistakes her crippling social anxiety for cool reserve!
With the whole student body keeping their distance and Komi unable to utter a single word, friendship might be forever beyond her reach
Source: NetflixOriginally Written By Epic Dope