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Japanese: シャイ
English: Shy
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2023 to Dec 19, 2023
Premiered: Fall 2023
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 00:00 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: 8bit
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama
Theme: Super PowerSuper Power
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.741 (scored by 1807618,076 users)
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Ranked: #53602
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2924
Members: 55,087
Favorites: 172

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In the middle of the 21st century, powerful individuals with superhuman strength appeared all across the world. These people who wore flashy clothes and performed incredible feats in the name of peace became known as heroes—symbolic figures of the nation they came from. In Japan, 14-year-old middle school student Teru Momijiyama is widely known by her secret identity as Japan's hero, Shy.

As a young, timid girl, Shy is a fairly new hero with a lot to learn. She struggles with self-confidence and questions if she is worthy of the hero title. Even though she is unsure of herself, Shy works hard to save people and do the right thing. As new, powerful threats reveal themselves, Shy must cooperate with heroes around the world all while learning what it means to be a hero.

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Shy was released on Blu-ray in three volumes from March 27, 2024, to May 29, 2024.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Yamazaki, Kouta
Producer, Publicity
Arai, Genta


Opening Theme

Apple Music
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Youtube Music
"Shiny Girl" by MindaRyn

Ending Theme

1: "Shiritai Kimochi (シリタイキモチ)" by Shy / Teru Momijiyama (CV: Shino Shimoji), Iko Koishikawa (CV: Nao Touyama) eps 1
2: "Kimi Dake ga Hero (君だけがヒーロー )" by Iko Koishikawa (CV: Nao Touyama) (eps 4)
3: "Watashi no Aoi Sora ~As I Am~ (私の青い空 ~As I am~)" by Teru Momijiyama (CV: Shino Shimoji) (eps 5)


Jan 10, 2024
"Shy, a magical girl disguised as a superhero show!?

Shy takes a different approach to the superhero genre. It has an almost opposite approach to the point where it feels more like a magical girl show than a traditional superhero series, and that's where it shines.

Having a lead character with a unique background and personality adds depth to the show. This diversity in character representation contributes to a more emotional and relatable storytelling experience. It's refreshing to see different perspectives and approaches to dealing with challenges, which enhances the overall richness of the narrative. In a genre where representation can be limited, the show's commitment to ...
Jan 31, 2024
Mixed Feelings
Title: Shy: A Thoughtful Blend of Shounen and Shoujo, Focused on Heartfelt Drama

Shy is a unique anime that skillfully treads the line between shounen and shoujo, offering viewers a refreshing and engaging experience. With a reluctant but determined hero at its center, the series combines good animation with a narrative that leans towards drama rather than action, creating a distinctive and emotionally resonant story.

The animation quality in Shy is commendable, providing a visually appealing backdrop to the unfolding drama. While not necessarily groundbreaking, the animation serves the story well, capturing the essence of both shounen and shoujo elements without compromising on quality.

What sets Shy apart ...
Dec 27, 2023
I think it’s safe to say that as time has passed, anime has gotten much, much more advanced, becoming more capable in all aspects than ever before. We’re getting some serious level-ups here in visual effects, in music, in animation handling quality, in everything you can think of. I mean, look at the Monogatari series. Sure, it’s quite old at this point (the first anime, Bakemonogatari, aired in 2009), but you can really see that studio Shaft killed it with displaying Akiyuki Shinbou’s creativity in the visual effects, worked a stellar job on the animation handling using clever techniques, and the music was, well, certainly ...

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