Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san

Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie

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Synonyms: Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie, Miss Shikimori is not just cute, That Girl Is Not Just Cute
Japanese: 可愛いだけじゃない式守さん
English: Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 10, 2022 to Jul 10, 2022
Premiered: Spring 2022
Broadcast: Sundays at 02:00 (JST)
Studios: Doga Kobo
Source: Web manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance
Theme: SchoolSchool
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.931 (scored by 180902180,902 users)
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Ranked: #43762
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #442
Members: 458,713
Favorites: 4,325

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Yuu Izumi leads a high school life filled with one mishap after another. No matter how improbable the situation, unfortunate events strike him at every turn. In possession of such terrible luck, Izumi enters his second year with a single wish in mind—to spend more time with his affectionate girlfriend, Micchon Shikimori.

Cute, athletic, and caring, Shikimori is immensely popular at their school. But since they began dating a year ago, Izumi has witnessed a surprising side to his otherwise adorable girlfriend: when the need arises, she turns incredibly cool! His misfortunes are easily avoided when she is there to protect him with an awe-inspiring look on her face. Charming in every way, she never ceases to make his heart skip a beat. Unfortunate as he may be, Izumi is sure to see his days of bad luck end thanks to the cute yet cool Shikimori.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Due to the airing of urgent special news bulletins regarding the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano eruption on January 15, 2022, the previous series that was occupying the same time slot required a scheduling adjustment. Thus, Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san's own TV broadcast premiere was delayed by one week from April 2, 2022 to April 9, 2022.

The series was released on Blu-ray and DVD in six volumes from June 29, 2022 to November 30, 2022.

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"Honey Jet Coaster (ハニージェットコースター)" by Nasuo☆ (なすお☆)

Ending Theme

"Route BLUE" by Yuki Nakashima

Jul 9, 2022
I'll start by saying this - Kawaii Dake ja Nai Shikimori-san is a fluff romcom. Nothing more, nothing less.

The premise is very simple - an extremely unlucky boy has an extremely cute girlfriend who can switch to "cool" mode and be his knight in shining armor when his bad luck strikes again, and a group of friends who they both hang out and do mundane things with. It's nothing groundbreaking. There is no depth to it. Its whole purpose is to give you a dose of fluff.

So then, why a 9/10?

It's simple - because Shikimori succeeds at fulfilling that exact purpose with flying colors and ...
Jul 9, 2022
Anime openings truly are magical, aren’t they? The excite us, inspire us, and stay in our memories for years. Just this season, the OP for SPY×FAMILY, where it begins looking like a hyper-stylized spy thriller, but then quickly devolves into children’s artwork perfectly encapsulated the charm of the series; the OP for Summertime Render was so slick and atmospheric; and Paripi Koumei’s OP was a brilliant modern classic for obvious reasons, but the two runner-ups have to be Shikimori-san and Love After World Domination. They were both absolutely stellar, and Shikimori’s was so delightful, it almost successfully gaslighted me into thinking I was actually watching ...
Jul 9, 2022
Mixed Feelings
C'mon, this wasn't as bad as yall made it out to be?

From my observations, one reason for the community reception behind this anime is because it came fresh off, and seems to have been seen as the spiritual successor to, Winter 2022's My Dress-up Darling, and this may have had set expectations a little too high. Now, i am not saying the criticism for this show is unwarranted, its just that i feel that the hatred for this has been blown out of proportion in discourse about the show.

Shikimori-san has a pretty blatant and on-the-nose way of reversing gender roles. It would put ...

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