Oh, you thought Shikimori was just a cutie? Think again! You’ll find out exactly what that means when the anime adaptation of Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie makes its way to the Crunchyroll Spring 2022 Lineup today. In the meantime, see what the series is all about, where it came from, and who’s bringing it to life on television in our full spotlight below.
Fall, winter and spring visuals:
Launch Time: April 9
Territories: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS
The ultimate “heartthrob girlfriend” appears! Naturally unlucky high school student Izumi’s girlfriend is his classmate Shikimori. She has a beautiful smile and kind personality and always seems happy when she’s with Izumi. She’s a pretty, cute, and loving girlfriend, but when Izumi’s in trouble… she transforms into a super cool “heartthrob girlfriend!” The fun lives of the cute and cool Shikimori, Izumi, and their good friends never end! This 1000% precious romantic comedy begins now!
VA: Saori Onishi (Ais Wallenstein in Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?)
VA: Shuichiro Umeda
VA: Nobuhiko Okamoto (Accelerator in A Certain Magical Index)
VA: Misato Matsuoka (Tsubame Mizusaki in Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!)
VA: Rina Hidaka (Milim Nava in That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime)
VA: Ayaka Fukuhara (Sayaka Igarashi in Kakegurui)
Ryota Ito (My Senpai Is Annoying)
Yoshimi Narita (HappinessCharge PreCure!)
Ai Kikuchi (NEW GAME!, How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?)
Chief Animation Director
Director of Photography
Kashiko Kimura (MADBOX)
Music Hiroaki Tsutsumi
Opening Theme Song Performer
Ending Theme Song Performer
Created by Keigo Maki, Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie started as a Twitter manga that gained over a million likes on the platform before being picked up by Kodansha’s Magazine Pocket. Kodansha USA releases the series in English with the first volume having launched on October 27, 2020.
First English volume cover:
Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his comics at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox.