The journey to 100 friends begins with a single conversation in Komi Can’t Communicate Vol. 27!
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. Luckily she meets Tadano, a timid wallflower who decides to step out of his comfort zone in order to help her achieve her goal of making 100 friends.
In Komi Can’t Communicate Vol. 27, Komi’s cell phone meets its watery doom at the bottom of the bathtub, but disaster is averted when her dad helps her get a fancy new smartphone. Now she has all kinds of apps to let her connect with her friends and even help her make new ones! Only one problem—how do they work?!
Tomohito Oda won the grand prize for World Worst One in the 70th Shogakukan New Comic Artist Awards in 2012.
Oda’s series Digicon, about a tough high school girl who finds herself in control of an alien with plans for world domination, ran from 2014 to 2015.
In 2015, Komi Can’t Communicate (Komi Can’t Communicate Vol. 27) debuted as a one-shot in Weekly Shonen Sunday and was picked up as a full series by the same magazine in 2016.
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