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Why is ‘Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie’ Premiere Delayed?

Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Keigo Maki. Published in Magazine Pocket, Maki first released 10 of his chapters on his Twitter account. English translated version of the manga has been published by Kodansha Comics USA since 2020. The series, Kawai dake ja nai Shikimori-san, has fandom who are proud of its having an anime adaptation.

Ever since last year, 2021, many deserving mangas have been getting their anime adaptations. As mangaka’s are doing their best, it is only praiseworthy that their work is brought to the anime world. Not many people read manga, manhwa, or comics. There are a selected few. However, many watch ‘anime’ series and binge-watch them if it’s good. This is why it is only right for them to enjoy what manga readers get to enjoy as well.

Not beating around the bush, but Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie is a much-awaited series by fans. However, news has it that it had been delayed?

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Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie: Plot

“Having to act only cute may not get you what you want.”

Shikimori and Izumi are two high school students who are all lovey-dovey. But that’s not it. Shikimori might be cute, but that’s not the only way she can behave. Her cuteness can turn into her coolness in an instant. And Izumi loves that part of her. Shikimori says, “I will protect you.”

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Shikimori and Izumi

When someone says, “I will protect you,” in a whispered voice, how would you feel? Delighted? Warmth? Safe? Love? Well, Izumi feels all. He just loves her, and vice-versa. From teasing each other to loving each other, both these high school students will make you fall in love with ‘anime’ again. Having said that, the series’ genre is rom-com and a slice of life. If you are up for such a series, then go ahead with Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie. 

‘Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie’ Release Date Delayed

While waiting for this ‘kawai‘ series, you might wonder when it’s going to release, no? The initial date was set to be released on April 2, 2022. However, due to some ‘organizational reasons,’ the official site of Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie has announced, on Thursday, that it will now be released on 9 April 2022. A whole one-week delay.

Kawai dake ja nai Shikimori-san will premiere on Asahi Broadcasting, TV Asahi, and on 22 other such networks on ANiMAZiNG!!! block on 9 April 2022. The series will start broadcasting from 2.00 am-midnight, JST. This anime series’ opening theme song will be performed by Nasuo, while the ending song will have Yuki Nakashima’s touch. Crunchyroll will stream the anime.

Fan Review on ‘Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie’

Fans are, however, not disappointed. Why do you ask? “As long as it is being released, I don’t care,” is what fans believe. The high school romance and sassy twists are what fans are eager to watch for. Fans of Nagatoro-san and Komi Can’t Communicate are the most eager ones.

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Shikimori-san and Izumi, a cute boyfriend and a cool girlfriend

While some are glad that a new rom-com series will be getting an anime adaptation. Manga readers, who are already an area of the story plot, are instead waiting for this series to begin. As already mentioned, Maki launched the manga on Magazine Pocket in the month of February, and Kodansha published the compiled volumes in January.

Speaking of the series’ characters, there’s one character that has caught fans’ attention. Bet you wouldn’t even have thought of ‘him’ to be in here. Not to spoil you, but beware of Bakugo. No, you didn’t see it wrong. Neither was it written wrong. Not Bakugo, but the name he holds is Shuu Inuzuka. Telling you beforehand, he is a doppelganger of BNHA’s deuteragonist Katsuki Bakugo. Just thinking of Bakugo in a world full of loves and hearts freaks you out? Before imagining, have a look at his smile. Bakugo smiling and Shuu Inuzuka smiling, isn’t that different. Bet you would be glad looking at it.

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All (main) characters of Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie

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