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Oh, you thought Shikimori was just a cutie? Think again! You’ll find out exactly what that means when the anime adaptation of Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie makes its way to the Crunchyroll Spring 2022 Lineup today. In the meantime, see what the series is all about, where it came from, and who’s bringing it to life on television in our full spotlight below. 


Official Website




Fall, winter and spring visuals:








Launch Info


Launch Time: April 9

Territories: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS

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Official Trailers 





The ultimate “heartthrob girlfriend” appears! Naturally unlucky high school student Izumi’s girlfriend is his classmate Shikimori. She has a beautiful smile and kind personality and always seems happy when she’s with Izumi. She’s a pretty, cute, and loving girlfriend, but when Izumi’s in trouble… she transforms into a super cool “heartthrob girlfriend!” The fun lives of the cute and cool Shikimori, Izumi, and their good friends never end! This 1000% precious romantic comedy begins now!


Characters and Cast



VA: Saori Onishi (Ais Wallenstein in Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?)




VA: Shuichiro Umeda



Shu Inuzuka

VA: Nobuhiko Okamoto (Accelerator in A Certain Magical Index)



Kyo Nekozaki

VA: Misato Matsuoka (Tsubame Mizusaki in Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!)



Yui Hachimitsu

VA: Rina Hidaka (Milim Nava in That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime)




VA: Ayaka Fukuhara (Sayaka Igarashi in Kakegurui)





Original Creator

Keigo Maki



Ryota Ito (My Senpai Is Annoying)


Assistant Director

Shohei Yamanaka


Series Composition

Yoshimi Narita (HappinessCharge PreCure!)


Character Designer

Ai Kikuchi (NEW GAME!How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?)


Chief Animation Director

Ai Kikuchi

Miki Muto

Tomoya Atsumi

Yuhei Murota


Art Director

Shunsuke Suzuki


Color Design 

Yuka Ito


Sound Director

Takeshi Takadera


Director of Photography

Takafumi Kuwano



Kashiko Kimura (MADBOX)


Music Hiroaki Tsutsumi


Opening Theme Song Performer



Ending Theme Song Performer

Yuki Nakashima


Animation Production

Doga Kobo


Additional Info


Created by Keigo Maki, Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie started as a Twitter manga that gained over a million likes on the platform before being picked up by Kodansha’s Magazine Pocket. Kodansha USA releases the series in English with the first volume having launched on October 27, 2020. 


First English volume cover:





Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his comics at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox.