Tomohito Oda’s hit manga collection Komi Cannot Talk is an ongoing slice-of-life shonen serial starring Shoko Komi, a wonderful however shy and timid highschool scholar who has set a lofty objective for herself: to make 100 buddies and reinvent her social life. Her faculty is filled with colourful and fascinating college students who might all develop into her buddy sometime.
Komi did not know the place to begin, till her unassuming however empathetic classmate Hitohito Tadano approached her and have become her first-ever buddy. Earlier than new followers dive into the upcoming Komi Cannot Talk anime, this is a fast introduction to the first characters, and what half every of them performs in Komi’s blossoming highschool profession.
Shoko Komi, The Silent Heroine
Shoko Komi is the timid however bold heroine of Komi Cannot Talk, and her objective to make 100 buddies drives the story ahead. She is widespread in her faculty as a consequence of her beauty and funky, aloof demeanor, however in actuality she has been terribly lonely as a consequence of her problem in expressing herself to others.
Komi does have a supporting household to again her up although, together with her quiet father who dotes on her, and an outgoing mom who cheers her on as she tries to make buddies. Shoko does not but see her classmate Hitohito Tadano as a possible boyfriend, however she does treasure him as her first actual buddy, and depends on him to search out and make extra buddies throughout the faculty yr. Shoko additionally has an equally quiet youthful brother, Shosuke.
Hitohito Tadano, The Insightful Fly On The Wall
Hitohito Tadano is typically teased for being peculiar to the purpose of being invisible, and folks typically overlook him in favor of extra fascinating and outgoing classmates to hang around with. Regardless of that, Hitohito has higher notion and empathy than others round him, and he can get to the guts of any individual’s true ideas or intentions with ease.
That is what attracts him to Shoko Komi, and he’ll quickly perceive her on a far deeper degree than anybody round him. He feels fortunate to be Shoko Komi’s first and finest buddy, and is conscious that a few of his classmates really envy him for it. Hitohito additionally has a youthful sister named Hitomi.
Najimi Osana, The Buddy-Making Machine
Not lengthy after befriending Hitohito, Komi might strive opening as much as the final word friend-maker in Komi Cannot Talk: the outgoing Najimi Osana. This energetic classmate can type sturdy social bonds with completely anybody, and Najimi claims to have 1000’s of buddies throughout Japan — and remembers all of them.
Nobody can juggle an enormous social circle fairly like Najimi, and thru this new buddy, Shoko may quickly broaden her networking and meet many new great individuals. Najimi can be recognized for being a fun-loving prankster and the host of many social gatherings and actions.
Ren Yamai, Who Likes Komi A Little Too A lot
Shoko begins Komi Cannot Talk with zero buddies however she does have admirers, and considered one of them is a fierce yandere lady named Ren Yamai. Ren will defend Shoko’s individual and popularity in opposition to any actual (or perceived) risk, to the purpose of harassing or intimidating her classmates or strangers, and even Hitohito himself. Shoko is just vaguely conscious of Ren’s deep infatuation along with her, and whereas she might method Ren Yamai as a buddy, she may additionally unwittingly create friction by together with her and Hitohito in the identical circle of buddies. Ren does not really feel the necessity to view a buddy of Shoko’s as a buddy of her personal — she’s too jealous and possessive.
Himiko Agari, The Shy E-book Lover
Shoko will meet many extra classmates as Komi Cannot Talk will get underway, and one of many extra notable background characters is the timid, bookish Himiko Agari. She matches the traditional “shy library girl” trope and has little vanity or confidence till her idol, Shoko Komi, extends a hand of friendship. It will permit Himiko to precise her true abilities and pursuits for the primary time, together with her novice foodie pastime the place she visits ramen retailers and posting professional critiques on-line. With Shoko by her facet, maybe Himiko can blossom finally.