My Hero Academia‘s creator has given Komi Can’t Communicate a major shout out with an adorable new sketch! Komi Can’t Communicate has been building quite the following over the last few years as Tomohito Oda’s manga continues to find new audiences as its cult following shares all kinds of love for the series. With the series making its official anime adaptation debut as part of the Fall 2021 anime schedule on Netflix, the series is finding all sorts of new fans. Fans who include some prominent manga creators such as My Hero Academia creator Kohei Horikoshi.
My Hero Academia original series creator Kohei Horikoshi previously opened up about how much he has been enjoying the Komi Can’t Communicate anime with Weekly Shonen Jump fans, and it seems that he’s still very much enjoying the series as he decided to celebrate it with a new sketch. Showcasing his take on the series’ titular heroine, Shoko Komi, Horikoshi dropped an adorable new sketch with fans on Twitter that you can check out below. It’s clearly an example of two great tastes tasting great together:
— ???? (@horikoshiko) December 6, 2021
Komi Can’t Communicate is now airing new episodes weekly with Netflix. This was a huge deal because while its international release started a few weeks after the initial drop in Japan, it’s still a seasonal anime series that is releasing new episodes on a weekly basis around the world. This was a major shake up to the way Netflix has distributed anime projects in the past, and thus marks what could be a turning point for the way new anime is released with the streaming service in the future.
A series as popular as this one was the right one to test the waters for this new kind of schedule, and thus far has seemingly been a hit with fans. Directed by Kazuki Kawagoe for OLM, Komi Can’t Communicate’s leading cast includes the likes of Aoi Koga as Shoko Komi, Gakuto Kajiwara as Hitohito Tadano, and Rie Murakawa as Najimi Osana. Netflix officially describe the series as such, “At a high school full of unique characters, Tadano helps his shy and unsociable classmate Komi reach her goal of making friends with 100 people.”
What do you think of Kohei Horikoshi’s take on Komi Can’t Communicate? What kind of quirk do you think Shoko Komi would have? Let us know all of your thoughts about it in the comments! You can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!
from Ultimate Comic Blog