Shikimori’s cool (and of course cute!) attitude graces us each week in the Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie TV anime, which has also helped her take over Akihabara, but her and Izumi’s original story can be found in Keigo Maki‘s manga series, which released its 13th volume today in Japan. To celebrate the release, the official Twitter for the series announced the current release numbers for the sweet manga.
— 公式「可愛いだけじゃない式守さん」＠秋葉原ジャック中 (@shikimori_off) May 8, 2022
The Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie has printed (physically) and sold (digitally) over 3.5 million copies as of the release of the latest volume in Japan today and is only set to grow further as the anime continues!
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Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie premiered on April 9 in the ANiMAZiNG!!! block on ABC TV, with Ryota Ito (My Senpai Is Annoying) directing the TV anime adaptation of Keigo Maki‘s romantic-comedy manga at Doga Kobo. Crunchyroll is streaming Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie as it airs, describing it as such:
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!
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs the YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.