The official website of the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Keigo Maki’s Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san (Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie) manga has revealed that the series will premiere in April 2022, during the Spring 2022 anime season. The site has also revealed the first key visual, and set of cast and staff members of the anime.
The leading two cast members of the anime have been revealed:
- Saori Oonishi (La Folia Rihavein in Strike the Blood) leads the cast as Micchon Shikimori
- Shuichiro Umeda (First Major Role) as Yuu Izumi
The leading members of the Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san production staff consist of:
- Director: Ryota Itoh (Senpai ga Uzai Kouhai no Hanashi)
- Assistant Director: Shohei Yamanaka (Kono Yo no Hate de Koi wo Utau Shoujo YU-NO and Ochikobore Fruit Tart Episode Director)
- Series Composer: Yoshimi Narita (Itsu Datte Bokura no Koi wa 10 Centi Datta., Kitsune no Koe)
- Anime Character Designer: Ai Kikuchi (Mikakunin de Shinkoukei, New Game!)
- Animation Studio: Doga Kobo (Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun, Yuru Yuri)
Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san (Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie) is a romantic slice of life manga written and illustrated by Keigo Maki. The series originally began as an online manga on Maki’s Twitter in late 2018. The series was then picked up by Kondasha’s Magazine Pocket in February 2019. To date, a total of 9 volumes have been published, with the 10th volume set to release in Japan on October 8.
Here is the series synopsis from MAL:
Izumi is a high school student whose life is filled with misfortune. Ever since he was young, he would always return home with injuries. Due to his unlucky disposition, his days are full of nothing but unfortunate events—that is, until he started dating Shikimori.
One can describe Shikimori as the perfect girlfriend: cute, adorable, and unbelievably in love with Izumi. However, she is occasionally not so charming; instead, she becomes the coolest girlfriend in the scariest way possible! Her demanding presence and earnest concern for Izumi’s wellbeing never ceases to take his breath away. With the cute yet cool Shikimori now by Izumi’s side, his luckless days are over, bringing a life full of happiness and warmth.
The TV anime adaptation of Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san is in production for an April 2022 broadcast, during the Spring 2022 anime season.