Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie manga is set to end with volume 20 of the series. Volumes 19 and 20 will be simultaneously released on April 7. The 17th and 18th volumes were also released together on Wednesday and their covers were revealed on Friday last week while volume 16 was released in December 2022.
Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie manga is written and illustrated by Keigo Maki. It has been serialized on Kodansha’s Magazine Pocket website and app since February 2019. Kodansha USA Publishing is publishing the manga in English. The manga series also inspired an anime adaptation produced by the studio Doga Kobo with a total of 12 episodes which aired from April to July 2022. Ryouta Itou directed the anime with scripts written by Yoshimi Narita. The cast includes:
- Saori Onishi as Shikimori
- Shuichiro Umeda as Izumi
- Rina Hidaka as Hachimitsu
- Nobuhiko Okamoto as Shu Inuzzzzuka
- Misato Matsuoka as Kyo Nekozaki
- Ayaka Fukuhara as Kamiya
Crunchyroll is streaming the anime and describes the plot as:
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!
Source: Official Twitter
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