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Komi can't communicate / Tomohito Oda ; English translation & adaptation, John Werry.

Oda, Tomohito, 1991- (author,, artist.). Werry, John (Translator), (translator,, adapter.).

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  • ISBN: 9781974707126 (v. 1 ; paperback)
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  • Physical Description: volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm.
  • Edition: Shonen Sunday edition.
  • Publisher: San Francisco : VIZ Media LLC, [2019]-

Content descriptions

General Note:
Reads from right to left.
Original Japanese edition published by SHOGAKUKAN.
Cataloging based on volume number 1.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
English translation & adaptation: John Werry ; touch -up art & lettering: Eve Grandt ; design: Julian [JR] Robinson ; editor: Pancha Diaz.
Summary, etc.:
Socially anxious high school student Shoko Komi would love to make friends, but her shyness is interpreted as reserve, and the other students keep her at a distance. Only timid Tadano realizes the truth, and despite his own desire to blend in, he decides to help her achieve her goal of making 100 friends -- adapted from cover description.
V.1. 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.
V.2. 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 hand her first rival when she's barely made her first friends?
V.3. Summer is about to begin, and Komi would love to be able to spend the long, hot vacation days hanging out with her 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.
V.4. School is out for summer, and Komi is still getting used to this strange new world of having friends. She's discovering that friendship with a person doesn't automatically save you from awkward situations with them. But it does turn even an emergency homework session into something fun. And for the first time in her life, Komi isn't anxious for summer to end.
V.5. Komi's friendship quest just hit its first major obstacle - the green-eyed monster. Tadano and a girl named Onemine have been hanging out a lot lately, and Komi doesn't know how to deal with her sudden flood of jealousy. She can't explain what's wrong, so she ends up spying on them from the shadows. Will her creepy peeping lose her a chance at a new friend or push Tadano away?
V.6. Komi and her friends had an eventful cultural festival, so Najimi suggests they all go to karaoke to finish off the day with a song. Komi loves hanging out with everyone, but the stress of worrying about singing in front of them is threatening to ruin the whole outing for her. Can Komi find a way to overcome her fear, or will karaoke end the misery.
V.7. Najimi's sudden declaration of a Christmas Eve party at Komi's house sends the friends into a flurry of last-minute gift shopping and Komi into a fit of worrying. But when her friends all turn up with good cheer and a giant stuffed animal for her, it turns out Najimi wasn't just being impulsive - there's a special surprise for Komi too.
V.8. It's time for the school trip to Kyoto, and even though Komi has never been on one before, she's not worried. After all, she'll have Tadano and her friends at her side. But then she's assigned to be buddies with two girls she doesn't even know. Is Kyoto ruined, or will Komi be able to make new friends all on her own?
V.9. Valentine's Day is a total minefield for people with communication disorders, but this year Komi has a secret weapon to combat the stressful holiday--friends. Armed with homemade chocolates, Komi is ready to give Tadano a Valentine's gift. At some point. Before the day is over. She swears.
V.10. Komi is starting her second year of high school, and she's feeling a bit melancholy that all the good times of the previous year are now behind her. How can anything else compare? But when Komi runs into a girl in her new class with outrageous fashion sense crying in the bathroom, she's able to put all her wonderful friend-making experience to good use and reach out to another person in need. Komi has leveled up.
V.11. It's Golden Week, the Komi family is ready for adventure and a recently renovated resort is calling their name. And they aren't the only ones lured by the prospect of go-karts and camping--the Tadano family and their tagalong Najimi are there for some fun too. But when a sudden storm strands Tadano and Komi in a deserted cabin, things turn serious. How will they avoid catching colds with only one blanket to warm them?
V.12. Exam season has crash-landed on the students of Itan High, and when they're not getting kicked out of the library for exceeding the legal decibel levels, Komi and the gang are dreaming of the coming summer break. With more friends now than ever before, Komi's modest vacation to-do list quickly becomes a recipe for delightful summer shenanigans.
V.13. Komi's family is hosting a guest, and the standoffish Rei is really putting Komi's friendship skills to the test. But Komi sees a bit of her old loneliness in the child and won't give up on making a connection, even if she has to chase Rei all over town to do it.
V.14. Komi and her brother, Shosuke, are in the country visiting their grandmother, and even the company of their younger cousin Akira can't save them from one dismal fact--they're bored. But their visit is salvaged when they run into Inaka, who knows all about having a good time in the country. It's friendship to the rescue.
V.15. It's election season at Itan High, and one of Komi's classmates is running for school president. But according to school rules, Kiyoko Isagi needs to select a campaign representative, and the chilly perfectionist doesn't have anyone she feels comfortable asking. Luckily, Komi and friends have some good ideas for solving her problem.
V.16. It's the day of the sports festival at Itan High and the students are brimming with competitive spirit. But when Tadano forgets his lunch, his classmates put aside their rivalries and team up to make sure he gets full. Can Komi and Manbagi work up the courage to hand-feed their crush, or will they be the only lunchtime losers?
V.17. The Itan High culture festival is supposed to be a fun time for all, but Rumiko Manbagi's enjoyment is ruined when she comes to an awful realization--she and Komi are rivals for Tadano's love. Can her friendships with Komi and Tadano survive this crushing complication?
V.18. The culture festival might have been a huge success, but Komi and Manbagi are still reeling from the shocking discovery that they both like Tadano. When everyone goes to karaoke after the festival closes, the girls see a perfect opportunity to woo their crush. Too bad neither of them can sing.
V.19. Najimi takes the role of Komi's friendship mentor very seriously (sometimes), so when it comes to light that Komi has only made eight new friends this school year, Najimi steps in to remedy the situation. But can the friendly blind date Najimi sets up lead to anything but awkwardness when everyone there has a communication disorder?
V.20. Komi and her friends are going on a ski trip. Who cares if only some of them actually know how to conquer the slopes. The point is to have fun and show off their winter fashions. But things take a turn for the awkward when Manbagi and Tadano get left behind and have to spend the night in snow country. The only inn around is expensive, but worse than that, there's only one room.
V.21. It's a new year full of new challenges. Komi's class trip is going to be overseas this time, but the terrifying adventure begins now as Komi must gather her courage to go to the passport office and hand in her paperwork.
V.22. Komi and her classmates are in the Big Apple, and Manbagi sees it as a chance to make a Big Confession. But as much as she wants to tell Tadano that she likes him, can she go through with it if it means changing her friendship with him (and Komi) forever?
V.23. It's Valentine's Day again, and Itan High is a chocolatsravaganza. But while most of the students are giving out goodies to celebrate friendships, Komi and Manbagi have a different goal--Tadano's heart. But do either of them have the courage to actually tell him that...?
V.24. It's White Day. Traditionally, guys give girls a gift to thank them for their Valentine's Day chocolate. But the boys of Itan High are putting their own spin on the holiday,with interesting results. And while Tadano might be giving Komi and Manbagi a rather basic present, the question he wants to ask Komi is anything but.
V.25. Komi is in her final year of high school, and that means she's running out of time to achieve her goal of making 100 friends. She starts off strong on the first day of classes, but a cynical new classmate's bitter outlook soon sparks a school-wide battle royale. Can Komi make a new ally in the trenches, or will pessimism win the day?
Target Audience Note:
Rated T for Teen.
Language Note:
Translated from the Japanese.
Subject: Social phobia > Comic books, strips, etc.
Bashfulness > Comic books, strips, etc.
Anxiety in adolescence > Comic books, strips, etc.
High school students > Comic books, strips, etc.
High schools > Comic books, strips, etc.
Friendship > Comic books, strips, etc.
Conversation > Comic books, strips, etc.
Anxiety disorders.
Social phobia > Fiction.
Bashfulness > Fiction.
Anxiety > Fiction.
High schools > Fiction.
Schools > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Graphic novels.
Comics (Graphic works)

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