If you enjoy romantic comedy anime series featuring shy girls, you should watch Komi Can’t Communicate online.
We can help you find where to stream this high school slice-of-life, romantic comedy anime series. We can also show you how to use a VPN to watch this series.
Komi Can’t Communicate Basics
In this series, Komi-san is more than just a shy girl. She’s also her school’s most beautiful, popular, and seemingly untouchable goddess, with the rest of the school swooning for her.
Unfortunately, she also suffers from an extreme case of social anxiety. (She makes Bocchi seem outgoing by comparison.) Ironically, her status as the school’s most popular girl only adds to her social anxiety, to the point where she can’t work up the courage to speak to anyone.
Fortunately for Komi, new student Tadano manages to become friends with her. He pledges to help her make more friends, even if he has to be the one to do all of the communicating for her.
Komi Can’t Communicate Release Dates
Komi Can’t Communicate (or Komi-san wa, Komyusho Desu) started out in 2016 as a manga by Tomohito Oda. The manga currently runs in Weekly Shonen Sunday.
A live-action version ran for eight episodes in 2021. The anime series began in 2021. The first season contains 24 episodes.
List of Places to Watch Komi Can’t Communicate Online
- YouTube (Japan)
- Amazon Prime Video (Japan)
- Google Play (Japan)
Note: All of the places mentioned are legal, licensed websites. You will find no pirate sites here.
Where to Watch Komi Can’t Communicate Online
Komi Can’t Communicate is a Netflix series (as opposed to one where Netflix just owns the license). So naturally you should be able to watch the series on Netflix in a lot of places around the world.
However, your language options may differ depending upon where you are. Netflix in the United States has an entire United Nations of languages. Netflix Japan doesn’t have nearly so many.
If you happen to be in a place where Netflix doesn’t have Komi in a language that you can communicate in, you can use a VPN, such as NordVPN, to watch the series.
How to Watch Komi Can’t Communicate on Netflix Anywhere in the World
This method works on both desktop PCs and mobile phones or tablets.
- Purchase (or start a free trial) of a VPN. I can confirm that NordVPN works for this purpose.
- In the settings, choose United States as your location.
- Fire up the VPN and wait for it to do its magic
- Once you’re connected, navigate to Netflix (browser or app)
- Search “Komi Can’t Communicate” in the Netflix search bar and you should see the anime pop up.
Enjoy! Please note that if your Netflix library doesn’t update to reflect the country you selected in your VPN, you may have to clear the Netflix cache first and try again.
To do this on mobile, go to settings -> apps -> Netflix -> clear cache. To do this on PC, you have to clear the cache in your web browser.
I’ve had no trouble using this method and I still use NordVPN to watch anime from various Netflix country libraries daily.
- A ton of language options
- A lot of good anime and non-anime content
- Language options may be limited in some places.
Price: Basic with ads, $6.99/ month. Basic: $9.99/ month. Standard: $15.49/ month. Premium: $19.99.
Language options: Audio in Japanese, English, French, Spanish, German, Brazilian Portuguese, European Spanish, Italian, and Thai. Subtitles in English, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, European Spanish, Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese
If you have a Roku device, you can watch Komi Can’t Communicate with it. However, you will need a Netflix account.
Roku offers a lot of different video streaming devices, from portable sticks to large video player boxes. But they all allow you to use your TV to watch online streaming content. Roku has its own Roku Channel, which offers a variety of shows. In addition, you can also use a Roku device to stream Netflix, Apple TV, Disney+, and other services.
Note: Roku devices aren’t designed to work with a VPN. However, NordVPN does offer advice on how you can still use a VPN indirectly with Roku.
- Essentially the same as Netflix
- You can’t directly connect a VPN to a Roku device
Price: From $24.99 to $179.99 for the device. See above for Netflix prices.
Language options: Same as Netflix.
If you don’t want to deal with Netflix, you can rent episodes of Komi Can’t Communicate at YouTube in Japan. However, you need to either be in Japan, or have a good VPN to do this.
Also, YouTube only has the first 12 episodes of the first season at the moment. And the episodes are only in Japanese.
If you’re not in Japan, a VPN can help. And while the price is in yen, YouTube states that it accepts PayPal as an option.
- If you don’t have Netflix, this is an alternative
- Only in Japanese
- Renting episodes, rather than buying or subscribing
Price: 220 yen an episode
Language options: Japanese
If you’re in Japan, you can rent episodes of Komi Can’t Communicate at Amazon Prime Video in Japan.
Like with YouTube, Amazon Japan only has the first 12 episodes. And the episodes are only in Japanese.
If you have an NHK On Demand account at Amazon Japan, you can also watch the live-action version of Komi Can’t Communicate.
- Live-action version available (with NHK On Demand)
- Japanese only
Price: 220 yen an episode. NHK On Demand: 990 yen/ month.
Language options: Japanese
Google Play also has Komi Can’t Communicate in Japan. You can watch the first 12 episodes of the first season. The series is only available in Japanese.
If you are outside of Japan, you can use a VPN to access the episodes. Google Play states that it accepts PayPal.
- A decent selection of anime and other content
- Japanese language only
Price: 220 yen per episode
Language options: Japanese
Hopefully, with this guide, you should be able to find Komi Can’t Communicate anywhere. Enjoy the show.