Shogakukan Asia, the subsidiary of Japanese publisher Shogakukan Inc. and headquartered in Singapore, has announced the physical release of the official English translations for the first three volumes of Komi can’t Communicate. It is scheduled to be released on 1 April 2020 in Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Brunei, and Thailand.
Shogakukan Asia describes the manga series:
Socially anxious 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 its distance and Komi unable to utter a single word, friendship might be forever beyond her reach.
The volumes’ synopses are described below:
Timid Tadano is a total wallflower and that’s just the way he likes it. But all that changes when he finds himself alone in a classroom on the first day of high school with the legendary Komi. He quickly realizes she isn’t aloof- she’s just super awkward. Now he’s made it his mission to help her on her quest to make 100 friends!
It’s time for the national health exam at Itan High, and the excitement of eye exams and height measurements have fanned the flames of competition for the unremarkable Makeru Yadano. She’s determined to beat the class idol Komi in the health test, and Komi’s total obliviousness to their impassioned duel just feeds Makeru’s determination. As the epic battle heats up, how will Komi handle her first rival when she’s barely made her first friends?
Summer is about to begin, and Komi would love to be able to spend the long, hot vacation days hanging out with her new friends. But even though she’s made great strides in her personal quest, she still has problems communicating. For instance, making phone calls is so anxiety-provoking that it keeps her up at night. Thankfully, Tadano always seems to know how to help her calm down!
Source: Shogakukan Asia