Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie: Is the Rom-com Anime Coming Up With a New Season?

The anime was among the most awaited spring anime. Shikimori, the pink-haired waifu, received so many promos that the Otaku community became aware of her.

The unusual romance here between unfortunate Izumi Yuu and indeed the beautiful Shikimori Micchon is explored in Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie aka Kawaii dake ja nai Shikimori-san.

Shikimori transforms into a cool badass who saves her boyfriend whenever he goes into difficulty because of his bad luck tragedies. All through the anime’s so far published episodes, this idea is maintained.

Because both shows depict relationship objectives that break gender preconceptions, the anime community has labeled Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie as the next My Dress-Up Darling.

So, here’s what we know so far about the new season of the anime.

Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie: When Is the Second Season Coming?

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Right now, there is no information about season 2’s release date. Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie Second season is still to be announced or confirmed. Just like any other rom-com anime series, Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie will have only 12 episodes this season.

Fans of rom-com are enormous and they love this anime. If Studio Doga Kobo declares that they might produce a second, this will goes without saying, that it will be popular In terms of the original source, the manga still is continuing, and if Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie second season is released, there are several episodes left to be addressed.

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Only one option is to wait for the time being. Once the first season of the anime gets completed, anime fans should expect it to come. This Kawai anime is just halfway finished, and there are plenty of episodes still to see before another season comes.

When Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie Season 1 does really well, the program will almost certainly be revived for a second season. Given the mixed reviews, the anime producing committee may decide to renew the series for a second season. Nevertheless, given the producers would really want to test the market first, it’s unlikely that a second season was quietly greenlit before.

Viewers should anticipate a little wait for the Season 2 release date, as it has not yet been planned, but if we are asked to predict, it could launch in late 2023, according to other anime schedules so far by the Studio.

Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie: What to Expect From the Plot?

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Shikimori appears to be the ideal girlfriend. She’s cute, enjoyable to be with, and kind whenever she chooses to be, yet she does have cool darkness that she defends her boyfriend when the situation calls for it. Izumi, her boyfriend, loves being present when this side of Shikimori occurs!

As, for season 2, there are spoilers ahead, so watch out!

Shikimori goes shopping with Izumi over the winter vacation. Even as the holidays are near, Kamiya plans to spend the holidays alone, however, she meets some other girls on Holiday gift purchasing.

As Nekozaki asks Kamiya to the all Christmas Eve karaoke party, she is thrown out of the comfort bubble; nevertheless, with proper friends, she may be lucky enough to experience a little Christmas aura.

It’s a fact that nothing could stop Izumi and Shikimori from falling in love. They both go to Shikimori’s house to observe Christmas decorations, exchange gifts, and perhaps even watch movies with her mom. Shikimori’s mom and Izumi’s mom even met when shopping.

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Izumi loses his kite as the group is flying kites, but it will be rescued by a girl named Rika. At Shuu Inuzuka’s part-time work, she is his senpai. Isana hopes to open her own coffee business one day.

A class trip to Kyoto shall kick off the third semester of their High School. The students will be divided into groups for the Kyoto tour, with Izumi as the group leader. However, they require an additional guy for the co-ed club, so Izumi chooses the very timid Saruogi to accompany them.

Shikimori hopes to create a lasting memory with Izumi on their trip to Kyoto. Izumi also wants to create a special memory for both of them.

Which Is Better, the Anime or the Manga?

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As per the Oricon manga Top 20 ranking for April 2022, the anime helped Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie manga sell significantly. Even Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 3 series cannot make such a claim, as the manga for another Rom-com struggled to crack the Top 20, although the anime’s third season received positive reviews.

This totally depicts that the anime’s cuteness is a little more compared to the anime.

The storyline for the Shikimori anime is based on Keigo Maki‘s manga Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie. From February 2019, the manga has indeed been serialized in Kodansha’s Magazine Pocket digital webzine, and until May 9, 2022, it is down to Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie Volume 13.

Beginning in October 2020, North American company Kodansha USA started delivering the official Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie manga’s English translation. The English version of the Shikimori manga had up to Volume 9 till April 5, 2022, with the English Shikimori Volume 10 launch date presumably set for later in 2022.

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Several alterations in the manga, such as the split of arcs and the story of the main romance, are arguably better received by the anime version than the original manga.

The earliest episodes would have been considerably more monotonous if the production had committed to a panel-by-panel adaptation, and several significant personalities would not be revealed only until the middle of the series.


As we wait for any news to come regarding the very Kawai and amazing anime to come up with season 2, let’s look at the trailer of Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie season 1 and enjoy the beautiful love story of Izumi and Shikimori.