The official website of the TV anime adaptation of Keigo Maki’s Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san (Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie) manga has revealed the upcoming series will premiere on April 10th. In addition, the site has also revealed a brand new visual, cast members and character designs.
The first episode of the Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san anime will air on Sunday, April 10th at 2:00 am JST on Asahi TV during their ANiMAZiNG!!! block. The series will also air on ATX on the 13th at 11:00 pm JST and on BS12 on the 16th at 2:00 am JST,
The leading cast members of the anime include:
- Saori Oonishi (La Folia Rihavein in Strike the Blood) leads the cast as Micchon Shikimori
- Shuichirou Umeda (First Major Role) as Yuu Izumi
- Misato Matsuoka (Tsubame Mizusaki in Eizouken ni wa Te wo Dasu na!) as Kyo Nekozaki
- Rina Hidaka (Airi Kashii in Ro-Kyu-Bu!) joins the cast to voice Yui Hachimitsu
- Nobuhiko Okamoto (Katsuki Bakugou in Boku no Hero Academia) will voice the role of Shu Inuzuka
The leading members of the 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)
Here is the first promotional video for the anime adaptation:
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 11 volumes have been published.
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 will start airing on Sundays at 2:00 am JST on Asahi TV from April 10th, during the Spring 2022 anime season.