Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie Premieres on April 2, Key Visual Released


The upcoming Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie romantic comedy anime has received a key visual, which provides a look at the main couple’s relationship dynamic. It was also announced that the show will premiere in Japan on April 2. 

Additional cast info as well as song artist info for the anime were released as well. The newly announced cast members include Misato Matsuoka as Nekozaki, Rina Hidaka as Hachimitsu, and Nobuhiko Okamoto as Inuzuka. Meanwhile, the song artists are Nazuo and Yuki Nakashima, who are performing the opening and ending respectively.

Image source: Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie Anime Twitter

Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie is based on the manga by Keigo Maki, which began in 2019 and has been collected into 10 volumes as of October 2021. The manga is published under the KC Deluxe label.

Kodansha Comics describes the story as:

Shikimori seems like the perfect girlfriend: cute, fun to be around, sweet when she wants to be… but she has a cool dark side that comes out under the right circumstances. And her boyfriend Izumi loves to be around when that happens! A fun and funny high school romance with a sassy twist perfect for fans of Nagatoro-san and Komi Can’t Communicate!

The main staff includes Ryouta Itou (Sing “Yesterday” for Me assistant director) as director, Shouhei Yamanaka (Remake Our Life! Ep 1-7 assistant director) as assistant director, Ai Kikuchi (Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle) as character designer, and Yoshimi Narita (My Senpai Is Annoying) as series composer. Doga Kobo is the animation production company.

Meanwhile, the lead cast members are Saori Oonishi as Shikimori and Shuuichirou Umeda as Izumi.

Source: Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie website

Update: Amended series composer information after mistakenly crediting the role to Durarara!! author Ryougo Narita due to an oversight.

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