If you're looking for anime similar to Komi Can't Communicate, you might like these titles.
Follows the "indecipherable" daily life of the short and quiet Reina Aharen and Raidou who sits next to her in class. Aharen is not so good at gauging the distance between people (or personal boundaries), and Raidou initially sensed some distance between the two of them. Then one day, when Raidou picked up the eraser that Aharen had dropped, the distance between them suddenly became uncomfortably close.
Similar main characters, they have troubles interacting with others, although for different reasons, and whacky situations arise because of it.
Similarly adorable, low stakes, slice of life anime. Great for comfort watching. Both are very subtly romantic but nothing overt so far.
Super cute illustrations from both! Also both face with similar ideas of struggles to communicate with others...Super cute n humerous romance from both ends.
Both are comedy series about shy quiet high school girls and the misunderstandings that arise due to their quietness.
Both of these comedy anime take place in school and the main character is a girl with communication difficulties and they struggle to make friends. Also, the other main character in both is a boy who can understand the main girl quite well. Both of these shows are pretty wholesome and worth watching especially if you liked the other. Both series can feel a bit episodic but there is an overarching plot.
Both characters start off with having a hard time communicating with each other in the beginning and develops towards each episode, most of the characters have similar personalities and give off the same vibe, and it has almost the same comedy.
Both with a female main unable to communicate well with others and being helped by the male main.
Komi is with problem of shy and nervous while aharen is with problem of small volumn
Hitori Bocchi, a girl with extreme social anxiety, has had only one friend throughout elementary school. When Bocchi learns they'll be split up after graduation, she makes a promise to her: "By the time of my middle school graduation, I'll make friends with everyone in my class." And if she can't do it... they won't be friends anymore?! But Bocchi has a hard time talking to people. When she gets nervous, her legs cramp. She can't look other people in the eye. She doesn't even know how to make friends! Every way she thinks of to make friends ends up failing. Will Bocchi's friend-making plan pay off?! It's a story of the persistence of the lonely girl, Bocchi!
Both shows have high school girls that have communication issues that they want to overcome. They both have goals to make an absurd number of friends.
Both feature socially anxious characters wishing to make friends. And, both feature an accommodating supporting cast who help the main character form relationships despite their difficulties. Very healing shows for socially anxious people.
Both of them revolve around protagonists suffering from social anxiety but their goals are to acquire friends albeit, the goals are set differently (one wants to befriend her entire class whereas the latter wants to make 100 friends at best).
Both are also very wholesome series with characters having bountiful personalities.
Both are adorable, wholesome slice-of-life series about a very socially anxious girl trying to make new friends.
There's really not much else to say, they have pretty much the same brand of humour down to the punny names for the characters; pretty much the only difference is that Komi-san has just a tiny bit of romance mixed with the comedy bits, if you particularly care about that.
Anyway, both are very nice feel-good titles, so give them a try!
Sawako Kuronuma is just like any other high school girl who wants to make friends and be useful. The only problem is she bears a worrying resemblance to Sadako from 'The Ring!' Because of her reputation, people are not only terrified of her, but small dogs even bark in fear at her presence; in fact, the only person in school who will talk to her is the lively class hottie, Kazehaya. As the pair spends more time together, Kazehaya slowly begins to bring Sawako out of her shell and soon their feelings for each other develop further. Though with her crippling insecurities, lack of social skills, and a series of cruel rumors and misunderstandings, it seems that Sawako's dream of a normal life won’t be quite so easy to obtain.
Both have a girl that just wants to make friends, and a guy who sees them for who they are and tries to help them.
Super shy girl desperately trying to make friends and her friendship/romance with a kind hearted guy. Good feels all around
Both animes deal with a character who is misunderstood and ostracized (though komi positively so and sawako negatively so) from real connections and relationships. Both animes begin when the character meets someone who makes them feel safe and their stories begin when they take a first step outside of their comfort zone with the support of that character. During both animes, the character works through their feelings of inferiority and takes steps to be brave through their feelings of wanting to help or be close to others, though komi focuses more on a more light-hearted story of comedy and sawako's story goes deeper into the emotional experience and development of the characters and relationships. Also, we do not ever know what komi is thinking and do not experience the story from her perspective whereas sawako is telling her story. Both have an element of potential romance as well, though komi is more subtle in this vein. Depending on which elements of storytelling a watcher prefers, there is potential to enjoy both stories as heart-warming and funny.
Both are very cute and wholesome romance stories, that are full of comedy and heartwarming moments. Both are about girls becoming more confident and making friends.
Sei Handa's high school life is one that many teenagers would love to have. He is admired by both students and teachers alike for his calligraphy and he even has his own fan club known as the Handa Force. Unfortunately for Sei, who has a unique talent for misreading situations, his extreme anxiety has convinced him that everyone in school hates him! The more people fawn over him, the more he is convinced that he is being bullied. The members of the Handa Force are equally clueless, misreading every word and action from Sei as something grand or heroic and completely unaware that their daily attempts to guard him from the school's various weirdos make Sei think that they are dangerous stalkers. Will anyone ever figure out what's really going on here, or will this cycle of craziness continue until graduation?
Both have really popular MCs that are lonely
While the basic plot is pretty different, both of these shows derive a lot of their comedy from the socially awkward main characters getting badly misunderstood and revered as some kind of divine being... when they really only want to enjoy their everyday school life.
Handa-kun doesn't have any romance if that's what you're looking for, but other than that, I feel if you enjoy one of these series for the comedy, you'll surely get a few laughs from the other too.
At first glance Yukishiro Nanako seems like a normal high school girl, but she has a notable eccentricity: instead of speaking, she communicates only through written senryu poetry! This means she expresses herself only in 5-7-5 syllables. To most this might seem like an inconvenience, but for Nanako and her ex-delinquent bestie, Busujima Eiji, it adds to the experience of their high school lives as they run the Literature Club.
When shy, artistic Anna moves to the seaside to live with her aunt and uncle, she stumbles upon an old mansion surrounded by marshes, and the mysterious young girl, Marnie, who lives there. The two girls instantly form a unique connection and friendship that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality. As the days go by, a nearly magnetic pull draws Anna back to the Marsh House again and again, and she begins to piece together the truth surrounding her strange new friend.
Yuuki Hase, a high school boy, is concerned about a girl of his classmate, Kaori Fujimiya. She always stays alone and never tries to become close friends with anyone. Given half a chance one day, it seems that Yuuki and Kaori become to have a good relationship that they begin to eat lunch together. Although they enjoy having conversations, Kaori, strangely enough, keeps denying their friendship. On that Friday, she confesses, “I have memory disorder. My memories disappear within one week...."
They're pretty similar. Both center around a character that has a condition that makes it hard for them to make friends. Both of them make their first friend, who helps them try and make more friends. If you want to watch animes that have a similar story, then maybe give this a shot.
Olivia is a blonde-haired beauty who was born and raised in Japan, but can’t speak any English. Despite always acting serious and as an intellectual, Kasumi is a bespectacled girl with short hair, who also can’t speak English. Finally, there’s the pig-tailed Hanako, who’s cheerful but can’t seem to become a normie. The three middle schoolers end up making a “Players’ Club”?! The ultimately cute, ultimately fun and hilarious teenage girls’ comedy is about to begin!
Komi doesn't go as extreme as Asobi Asobase, even if some characters act abrasively/irreverently in both shows, it does compare with both series taking place in school and take a mundane enough situation but because the characters we follow can't act normally the whole thing takes an extreme turn which results in laugh-out-loud comedy. Both shows are famous/infamous for the various reactions which elevate the comedy aspect of the series, Komi character expressions are intentionally dull but are usually placed intense situations while Asobi Asobase's facial reactions get intentionally disgusting or unappealing in their explosive humor.
If you're seeking something stronger than Komi, Asobi Asobase is the way to go. Komi is more traditionally cutesy in its presentation while you could say Asobi aims to be a subversion to conventional "cutesy" school anime.
Down to its last member, the koto club will accept anyone who is interested in the traditional Japanese instrument. But when a delinquent and a prodigy player sign up, finding harmony isn’t going to be easy—especially not with ensemble competitions looming around the corner. With enough time and some incredible skill at the strings, perhaps this motley crew can strike a chord with the judges.
The second season of Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid.