Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie Season 2: When Will it Happen? + Release Date Predictions
Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie Season 2, renewed or cancelled!
Who does not cherish love? Everybody enjoys a charming, sweet, and comical sentiment.
The anime genre of romantic comedy is exactly what you think it is, i.e., exploring affection, friendship, and making memories.
En route, the characters might get into silly assumptions and unforeseen circumstances that are necessary to move the story along.
One such story surfaced in the Spring 2022 season as the anime adaption of Keigo Maki s’ manga series, Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie hit the small screens.
The story follows Izumi Yuu, who used to get hurt since childhood and continues to lead a misfortune life which makes his parents worry about him.
Although a kind and timid guy, Izumi seems to be involved in some form of an unfortunate accident, but nevertheless, he tries to remain optimistic and sees things in a positive light.
Izumi has a cool girlfriend named Miyako Shikimori, who is a very confident, caring, and kind person. She is also a very competitive person and is usually very cute, but from time to time, her cool sides show, which is intimidating and amazing at the same time.
She loves Izumi very much and always takes care of him by literally protecting him from every bad situation he gets into due to his bad luck.
Despite her cute girly looks, Shikimori is a dependable girl who has her ideas and sticks to them.
Can Izumi s’ misfortune end with Shikimori by her side as their fun-filled lives alongside their friends take some comical turns is the central plot of the show.
Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie season one was received with mixed reviews as most fans found the story and characters bland and boring.
Nevertheless, fans who enjoyed the first season are wondering if there will be a second installment or not.
To find the answer, keep scrolling as we bring you all the latest news and updates on Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie Season 2.
Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie is rated 6.9/10 and ranked #4373 with 455k members on MyAnimeList
WHAT IS THE SHIKIMORI’S NOT JUST A CUTIE SEASON 2 RELEASE DATE?
Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie Season one aired from 10th April 2022 to 10th July 2022 for 12 episodes.
As of writing, there is no update from studio Doga Kobo on the renewal of Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie Season 2.
|Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie Season 1||10th April 2022|
|Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie Season 2||Yet to be Announced|
Production studios consider various financial and commercial metrics before announcing a renewal.
As mentioned previously, Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie Season one reviews were largely underwhelming when compared to other popular titles released in Spring 2022, such as Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Ultra Romantic, Love After World Domination and Aharen-san wa Hakarenai.
The cliché rom-com tropes coupled with an unrealistic premise of “why would such an amazing girl date such a dull boy?” reflected in its mixed IMDB user episode rating.
|Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie Episode 1||6.9|
|Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie Episode 2||6.4|
|Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie Episode 3||6.9|
|Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie Episode 4||7.1|
|Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie Episode 5||7.3|
|Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie Episode 6||7.3|
|Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie Episode 7||7.8|
|Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie Episode 8||8.6|
|Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie Episode 9||7.9|
|Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie Episode 10||8.2|
|Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie Episode 11||8.4|
|Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie Episode 12||8.4|
Despite the negative criticism, the anime’s first season managed to make it onto Crunchryoll’s popular anime list on a regular basis next to more popular Spring 2022 anime like SPY x FAMILY and The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2.
Financially, the anime did give a boost to Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie manga sales and was present in the Top 20 list for April 2022.
All in All, Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie should be in consideration for renewal however availability of the studio will be a key factor before a sequel gets announced.
Currently, Studio Doga Kobo has listed two new projects for 2023 in the form of Oshi No Ko and Saint Cecilia and Pastor Lawrence, while another anime named Mobius Dust is also announced.
Furthermore, the studio has not produced any sequel since 2017, with Zoku Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru being the last anime to receive one.
Hence, it’s unlikely the second season will happen any time soon, but if the production begins by early next year, we can expect Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie Season 2 trailer and Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie Season 2 release date by Summer 2025.
SHIKIMORI’S NOT JUST A CUTIE MANGA CATCHUP
Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie manga is written and illustrated by Keigo Maki. It began serialization in Kodansha’s Magazine Pocket website and app from 2nd February 2nd, 2019, to February 18th, 2023.
The manga has been collected into 18 volumes, with the latest issue released on 9th February 2023.
“Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie” Volume 19 & final Volume 20 by Keigo Maki.
As of February 2023, Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie manga has sold over 4.6 million copies for volumes 1-18.
Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie manga is rated 7.6/10 and ranked #2039 with 58k members on MyAnimeList
SHIKIMORI’S NOT JUST A CUTIE SEASON 2 PLOT
In the finale of Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie Season one, “Better than a Dream,” Izumi and Shikimori ride the sleeping beauty, and the former asks if she has any dreams.
Shikimori replies that her dream of falling in love has been fulfilled as she proceeds to kiss him, but the ride ends before she can, and after having a good time, they head to a restaurant.
The pair board a traditional gondola ride, but due to a power cut, they are stranded and able to see each other.
Izumi thinks back to Shikimori’s apprehension about him moving away from her. To console her, he prevails regarding kissing her on the cheek while telling her that he cherishes her and will constantly accompany her.
A charmed Shikimori embraces him firmly as the lights return on, shouting how she is more joyful than in any fantasy.
Back in school, Shikimori lets Nekozaki and Hachimitsu know what occurred and vows to be kinder like Izumi, as Hachimitsu acknowledges it for however long they are cheerful.
Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie Season one covered till Volume 7: Chapter 62 of the manga, which means Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie Season 2 will begin by adapting Volume 7:Chapter 63.
It is winter break, and Shikimori joins Izumi to look for a coat. As Christmas draws near, Kamiya plans to partake in the occasion discreetly yet joins different girls for Christmas present shopping.
When Nekozaki welcomes Kamiya to an all-girls Christmas Eve karaoke party, she’s pulled out of her usual zone of familiarity, however, with the right companions, maybe she’ll have the option to partake in some holiday spirit?
Nothing can hose the Izumi x Shikimori love fest. They see Christmas lights together, trade Christmas presents, and even watch a film at Shikimori’s home with her mom. Izumi’s mom and Shikimori’s mom even meet during a shopping trip.
While the posse is flying kites, Izumi figures out how to lose his kite, yet it’s recuperated by a lady named Rika Isana. She’s Shuu Inuzuka’s senpai at his temporary work. Isana wishes to begin her very own coffee shop one day.
Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie Season 2 characters will now be in their third semester, which will begin with a school trip to Kyoto.
For the Kyoto trip, the class will be split up into groups, and Izumi will be made the group leader. But they need an extra boy for their co-ed group, so Izumi ends up picking the painfully shy Saruogi to join them.
During the Kyoto trip, Shikimori wants to make a special memory with Izumi. He also wants to make a memory that is just for the two of them.
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SHIKIMORI’S NOT JUST A CUTIE CAST, CHARACTER, AND CREW
Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie anime is directed by Ryota Itoh and scripted y Yoshimi Narita. Characters are designed by Ai Kikuchi, and the music is composed by Hiroaki Tsutsumi.
Shunsuke Suzuki serves as the art director, while Yuka Ito is the color designer, with Kashiko Kimura as the editor.
The opening theme song is “Honey Jet Coaster” by Nasuo, and the ending theme song is “Route BLUE” by Yuki Nakashima.’
You can find the list of Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie characters and voice cast below:
|Motoko Izumi||Emi Shinohara|
|Fuji Shikimori||Hiro Shimono|
|Akisada Izumi||Naomi Kusumi|
Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie Season 2 could be a multi-year wait before it does get announced.