Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san
Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie
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Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san

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Synonyms: Miss Shikimori Is Not Just Cute, That Girl Is Not Just Cute, Kawaii dake ja Nai Onnanoko Manga
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: Manga
Volumes: 20
Chapters: 201
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 2, 2019 to Feb 18, 2023
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Romance Romance
Serialization: Magazine pocket
Authors: Maki, Keigo (Story & Art)


Score: 7.571 (scored by 1915319,153 users)
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Ranked: #23402
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Popularity: #244
Members: 60,493
Favorites: 1,407

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Yuu 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 Micchon 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.

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Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san, originally released under the title Kawaii dake ja Nai Onnanoko Manga, is a web manga released on the author's Twitter account from September 8, 2018 to February 2, 2019. Official serialization began in Magazine pocket on February 2, 2019.

The series has been published in English as Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie by Kodansha Comics USA since October 27, 2020. It has also been published in French as Shikimori n'est pas juste mignonne by Meian since December 22, 2021.

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Mar 25, 2023
Mixed Feelings
This manga is highly disappointing. The art is really great but that's the only thing I like aside from the concept. I find Shikimori to be a very boring character and her gimmick is not as great as it sounds on paper. Izumi isn't as bad as her but I still don't care about him either. The romance is either kind of cringe or insufferably tepid. Usually I'm fine with stories where nothing happens as long as the characters are likable, but these are not. Their chemistry falls flat and it's kind of repetitive. I also don't mind repetitive stories, as long as it's a ...
Apr 3, 2023
When I started reading this, I hadn't read any manga where the main characters were a couple at the beginning, so I was curious to see what would come of this. Unfortunately, I was very disappointed with what I got.

The series fails where most rom-coms fail, namely on the characters. Shikimori is a one-dimensional character as it is almost perfect, except in cooking.While Izumi has only two personality traits, kind and unfortunate. In essence, two sentences were enough to summarize their character. That's pretty sad for a manga that's almost 200 chapters long.
Anyone expecting some character development from them will be greatly disappointed, because ...
Mar 30, 2023
This is great. Ticks off all the boxes for a wholesome highschool couple manga.

Hasn't done anything else so far though... I love pure slice-of-life but even then this doesn't have anything special going for it (well there is Hachimatsu, I give them that; she's the best). At least they've dropped the "my girlfriend is such a cutie"-"my girlfriend is so cool" thing, it got pretty boring after 30 chapters of it.

The story so far is good. Nothing stellar even for its genre but it's aight. Gotta check off the whole trope list right?
I don't know why I'm being so harsh but it just feels so ...

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