Komi-san Season 3 is the anticipated sequel of the popular romantic-comedy anime which first premiered in the Fall of 2021. It has been a year since the first season ended and the viewers are still wondering if it will get a new season or not.
So here’s everything we know so far regarding whether or not Komi Can’t Communicate Season 3 will happen in 2023, as well as the likely release date.
The Japanese anime Komi Can’t Communicate (Komi-san wa, Komyusho Desu)also as “Komi-San” in short is an adaptation of the manga series written and illustrated by Tomohito Oda.
The story follows Shoko Komi, who is regarded as the school’s beauty queen but faces difficulty in communicating. Tadano who sits next seat to her learns that Komi’s goal is to make 100 friends and resolves to help her reach her goal.
Studio OLM produced the anime’s first season, officially running for 12 episodes from October 7, 2021, to December 23, 2021, on various local networks in Japan, followed by a second season airing from April 7, 2021, to June 23, 2022, for another 12 episodes.
Netflix streamed the anime outside of Japan with both sub and dub, and it received a positive reception from viewers and critics alike. Most praised it for its wholesome and heartwarming story, with a very interesting and relatable cast of characters.
Overall it was considered a hit among romance and causal anime fans on Netflix.
Will there be a Season 3 of Komi Can’t Communicate?
As of writing, Studio OLM, Netflix, the publisher Shogakukan, or any other member of the production committee has not officially renewed the anime for a second season.
A lot of anime manages to get a new season right after the season finale but unfortunately, Komi-san wasn’t one of them.
|Komi-San Can’t Communicate Season 1||October 7, 2021|
|Komi-San Can’t Communicate Season 2||April 7, 2021|
|Komi-San Can’t Communicate Season 3||Yet to be announced|
However, it is possible to speculate whether an anime will get a new season or not by carefully evaluating these three factors:
- Availability of source material
We will now examine these factors to see if Komi Can’t Communicate anime will get a sequel or not.
Is there enough material available for “Komi-san” Season 3?
Komi Can’t Communicate is a direct adaptation of the manga series created by Tomohito Oda.
It started publication in Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine in May 2016.
The first volume of the manga was released on September 16, 2016[, and the latest issue came out on January 18, 2023.
A total of 28 volumes have been released so far, and the manga is still ongoing.
The first two seasons of the anime covered the first 9 volumes leaving behind 19 volumes of content which is more than enough material to create not only one but two more anime seasons.
Conclusion: Currently, there are 19 volumes of source material available to adapt, which is good news since the series has more than enough material for Studio OLM to start working on a new season right away.
Moreover, the series is still ongoing with a consistent release of new volumes, so that’s a big plus for getting a sequel.
Before we proceed, it’s important to understand that most of the anime we watch today are created primarily to promote and boost the sales of its source material (in this case manga).
Sales from the manga and related merchandise are the main source of income for the producers, while revenue from advertising fees, online streaming licensing, and Blu-ray sales are considered secondary
Typically, a 12-episode anime television series costs around $3,000,000 to produce.
Therefore, an anime has to make back this much money through merchandise sales and licensing fees to ensure a new season from the producers.
As of October 2022, Komi Can’t Communicate (Komi-san) had reached a circulation count of 8 millioncopiesacross 27 volumes.
The anime has had a significant impact on the sales of the series, resulting in a major boost. Prior to the anime’s premiere in February 2021, the series had a cumulative total of 5.2 million copies in circulation.
However, as of December 2022 right around the corner when the first season ended, the number had increased to 6 million copies.
As of June 2022, when the second season ended the manga had over 7.4 million copies in circulation, an impressive jump of 1.4 million within just 6 months.
So, in just the span of 2 years, the circulation count of the manga series increased by 2.8 million copies, all thanks to the positive reception the anime received.
Conclusion: typically, a rom-com manga with 500,000 to 1,000,000 copies in circulation is considered successful, so Komi-san manga is performing remarkably well with these sales numbers.
Moreover, the above count hasn’t been updated for over 4 months now and doesn’t account for the 28th volume which was recently released so there is a chance that the count might have reached 8.5 million or higher by now.
Blu-ray/ DVDs and other Merchandise sales
However, in the case of Komi Can’t Communicate, there was a special circumstance since it was solely produced by Netflix, who normally do not release their anime productions on home video.
Therefore, they announced a Komi Can’t Communicate Blu-ray Box project, where they released one Blu-ray Box set containing all the anime episodes. If a certain number of reservations were reached, more bonuses and perks would be included in the release.
The campaign managed to reach 799 reservations, which is still relatively low for such a popular series.
Conclusion: Blu-ray sales should not stand in the way of Komi-san’s sequel. Unlike other anime productions where multiple companies come together to fund an anime, Netflix had a very large share in the production cost and probably helped cover most of the production cost in advance, even before the show aired
Komi-san: Komi Can’t Communicate’s Popularity in Japan and the West
Komi Can’t Communicate manga was already quite popular in Japan prior to the anime’s release, and its popularity has surged even further since then.
The series is one of the best-selling titles for Shogakukan with multiple volumes continuously topping Oricon’s weekly and monthly sales charts and averaging around 120,000 copies sold per volume.
The series has received multiple nominations and has won awards in prestigious competitions, such as:
- Winner of the 67th Shogakukan Manga Award in the shonen category in 2022, series like Takagi-san, call of the night, and DrStone also have this award
- The series won the Crunchyroll Anime Award for best comedy at the 6th Crunchyroll Anime Awards in 2022.
- Also the female main character Shoko Komi was also nominated for the “Best Girl” category while the series was nominated for the “Best Romance” award.
- Ranked first as the “Most Wanted Anime Adaptation” in Animejapan 2020 poll
The anime’s debut in Japan was highly anticipated, and it quickly became one of the most-watched shows of the Fall 2021 season. It ranked top on several streaming websites, including the D-Anime Store and AbemaTV and was one of the most-talked shows on Twitter.
The debut run of the Komi-san anime received a positive reception from the fans in the west, with many viewers and critics praising it for being even better than the source material in some aspects.
The series has garnered positive reviews from viewers around the world, earning a solid score of 7.95 on MyAnimeList and ranking at #209 in popularity, with more than 780k members in its MAL group. Meanwhile, the second season has received an even better of 8.1 by 188k voters.
It has also received a strong score of 7.8/10 on IMDb and a 79% approval rating on AniList. This shows that the show’s popularity is very high even though it is a young series.
In conclusion, the series gained a significant following in both Japan and the West and generated a ton of revenue from merchandise sales, indicating that it has a strong and loyal fanbase.
The only problem is the lack of source material, but if the manga manages to keep the hype alive by continuing to release chapters at a steady pace and the producers remain interested, then we may be able to expect a sequel in the near future.
Komi-san Season 3Release date and Countdown
As of March 2023, Komi-san Season 3doesn’t have a release date as it is not confirmed yet. However, if a new season is confirmed, it is likely to air sometime in late-2024, or possibly in early-2025.
This is cause the second season premiered from April 2022 to June 2022 and it typically takes around 1-2 years to produce a new season.
As of now, no official announcements have been made yet, hence the readers need to keep in mind that these are just speculations.
But, keep an eye out for this space as we will update it as soon as something official is announced. We can expect the announcement in the next few months.
Komi Can’t CommunicateSeason 3 Countdown:
Based on the following information, here is the countdown to the premiere of Komi Can’t Communicate‘s third season.
Komi-san Season 3 Trailer
There is no trailer for Komi Can’t Communicate Season 3 available yet to watch, but we will update this page if one gets released on their official youtube channel.
On the other hand, here’s a trailer for the first season, which you should watch to recall how funny the previous ones were.
What will happen in Komi-san Can’t Communicate Season 3?
Since the first season covered the contents of the nine volumes, the next season of Komi-san will begin with adapting volume 10.
The story will continue from where we left off in the anime where Komi will start her second year of high school, and she’s feeling a bit melancholy that all the good times of the previous year are now behind her.
But when Komi runs into a new girl with an outrageous fashion sense crying in the bathroom, she’s able to put all her wonderful experience in making friends to good use and reach out to another person in need.
After that, we will have the second-year spring arc where the Komi family is ready for adventure this spring and are planning to visit a recently renovated resort.
And they aren’t the only ones lured by the prospect of go-karts and camping—the Tadano family is there for some fun too, with Najimi tagging along.
Final Words !!
This article will be updated again next year, and we will see if something has changed. In the meantime, you can check out our article on Isekai Ojisan Season 2 and Tomodachi game Season 2.
I hope this article helped you understand are the chances that we will get Komi-san Can’t Communicate Season 3 or not.
Frequently asked questions about Komi-san Can’t Communicate:
What is the “Komi-san” series about?
The “Komi-san” series is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Tomohito Oda. It follows the story of a high school girl named Shoko Komi who has a communication disorder and her efforts to make 100 friends.
Will there be a season 3 of Komi-san Can’t Communicate?
As of now, there is no official confirmation on whether there will be a season 3 of Komi-san or not.
How many seasons of Uncle from another world are there?
Currently, it has two season for now.
How many volumes of the “Komi-san” series are there?
As of March 2023, there are 28 volumes of the “Komi-san” series.
Who is the protagonist of the “Komi-san” series?
The protagonist of the “Komi-san” series is a high school girl named Shoko Komi.
Who is Komi-san’s best friend?
Komi-san’s best friend is a boy named Tadano Hitohito.
Is Komi-san a complete story or an ongoing series?
The Komi-san manga is currently ongoing.
Does the “Komi-san” series have any romantic elements?
There are some romantic elements in the “Komi-san” series, but the focus is primarily on the friendships between the characters.
What is the genre of the “Komi-san” series?
The “Komi-san” series is primarily a comedy manga with elements of romance and drama.
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