The production committee for the Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie TV anime announced through the show’s website tonight that the series will be seeing some episode delays due to the previously reported closure of anime studio Doga Kobo from from April 6 to April 17 from a mass outbreak of COVID-19 infections between staff members. The website confirms the schedule of each episode going forward including two special programs on May 21 and June 11 that will air in place of the anime.
— アニメ『可愛いだけじゃない式守さん』公式 (@anime_shikimori) May 13, 2022
Here is the current schedule for future Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie TV anime broadcasts (skipped weeks are highlighted in italics):
- May 14 – Episode 6 is scheduled to air
- May 21 – The first special program is scheduled to air
- May 28 – Episode 7 is scheduled to air
- June 4 – Episode 8 is scheduled to air
- June 11 – The second special program is scheduled to air
- June 18 – Episode 9 is scheduled to air
- June 25 – Episode 10 is scheduled to air
- July 2 – Episode 11 is scheduled to air
- July 9 – Episode 12 is scheduled to air
The first special program will be a reairing of the first episode of Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie with an audio commentary from the cast, while the second special program will look back at popular scenes from the series thus far.
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Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie streams on Crunchyroll as it airs in Japan, with Ryota Ito (My Senpai Is Annoying) directing the TV anime adaptation of Keigo Maki‘s romantic-comedy manga at Doga Kobo. Crunchyroll describes the series 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.