Shimeji Simulation
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Shimeji Simulation

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Japanese: シメジ シミュレーション


Type: Manga
Volumes: 5
Chapters: 49
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 26, 2019 to Nov 27, 2023
Genre: Slice of Life Slice of Life
Theme: School School
Serialization: Comic Cune
Authors: Tsukumizu (Story & Art)


Score: 8.461 (scored by 39553,955 users)
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Ranked: #1722
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Popularity: #1072
Members: 17,074
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Volumes: /5
Chapters: /49


After locking herself inside her closet for two years, Shijima Tsukishima finally comes out of isolation to attend high school. However, when she looks at herself in the mirror, she discovers two shimeji mushrooms growing on the top of her head. This odd occurrence, combined with a lack of social ability and being bullied in middle school, leads Shijima to keep to herself when she arrives at school.

While reading alone, Shijima is approached by her classmate, Majime Yamashita, an eccentric girl with a fried egg on her head. Majime pesters Shijima to be her friend, giving her the nickname "Shimeji" upon seeing the mushrooms growing on her head. After enough insistence on friendship, Shimeji gives in and decides to keep Majime company. Shimeji tries to get through a less-than-normal high school life as she explores the mysteries and wonders of this strange world with her new tenacious companion.

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Jan 2, 2024
Shimeji Simulation is not a manga.

It's not a piece of media to be looked at through the lens of what we deem "good" or "bad," "simple" or "complex." It's not another thing to read and review as an eight out of ten for being "pretty good." Shimeji Simulation is an experience. Not in the way a modern Disney amusement park ride is an "experience," but in a way where the true beauty of the series lies not in the fun ideas and surface dialogue presented, but rather in the raw feelings one experiences while reading it.

Because yes, there are layers and layers of subtext, metaphors, ...
Nov 29, 2023
Preliminary (49/49 eps)
I'm sure everyone reading this has already seen several reviews for Shimeji Simulation before, so I'm going to try and briefly approach it from the perspective of someone who feels like they're not the target demographic.

At its core, I believe this manga is about learning to be a normal person and integrating into society whilst also coming to terms with the parts of it that you don't understand nor respect. Right from the start it is clear that protagonist Shijima prefers the path of least resistance, she is like water. Underneath that exterior is someone who /wants/ to be invested in life the ...
Feb 9, 2024
Mixed Feelings
humans have this strange idea that all movement in one's life can be spurred by a single epiphany. that one singular experience can change someone's entire outlook on life. it misconstrues, stretches, and distorts the value of true growth. growing as a person is earned through a variety of experiences, both good and bad. it's easy to twiddle your thumbs and wait for someone to come save you. it's hard to change your shape.

shimeji simulation pushes the very boundary of what's possible with a 4-koma structure. it's confusing, adorable, heartwrenching, and miserable and will leave you stunned by the end.. all while asking a simple ...

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is this manga Yuri or not?
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