Shikimori’s not just a cute anime review: 4 reasons to watch this romantic tale! (2022)

Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie Anime Review: 4 Reasons to Watch This Romantic Tale! (2022)


“Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie“ is one of the latest releases of this year, this anime has been the talk since its first episode in April. We are intrigued by the story and wonder if the characters are real.

 It is a very captivating romance anime with mystery driving its plot. Its humor is perfect. While this anime was funny, there are some missing elements.

You’re probably wondering whether it’s worth watching or not, so check out our Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie anime reviewTo make an easy decision.

Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie Anime Review!

Title Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie
Animation Studio Doga Kobo
Original Run April 2022-
Director Ryota Itoh
Manga Author Keigo Maki
Episodes 12
Genre Romance, Comedy

A Captivating Storyline

Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie Anime Review!

The story begins with an extremely clumsy boy, and we originally see his point of view of the person he is dating, Shikimori-san. Unlike other romance anime, this anime begins with the characters already in love and together. With the introduction of other characters, we all soon see their perspective. 

The mysterious main character Shikimori-san makes you laugh with her reactions towards everything around her, mainly to her boyfriend’s presence. The story has a captivating touch due to the mystery surrounding Shikimori-san.

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Exceptional & Fresh Characterization

Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie Anime Review!

Just like most romance anime the main characters, Yuu Izumi with his clumsiness and bad luck, and Micchon Shikimori are the most loved characters. 

The characters such as Nekozaki, Hachimitsu, and Inuzuka add humor to this anime. Even the family members of the main characters introduced before the eighth episode have been adding to the humor.

Quite Impressive Music

The popular OST of this anime has gotten everyone bobbing their heads. “Honey Jet Coaster” has already become extremely famous.

It was heard by 1 Million people on YouTube by the time the anime had 3 episodes. Nasuo’s singing in this anime has garnered a lot of attention for its beauty.

Decent & Eye-Catching Animation

Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie Anime Review!

The animation by Doga Kobo has come a long way since anime like Monthly Girls Nozaki-Kun. Even scenes such as Shikimori pulling her hair back garnered a lot of attention due to the beautiful animation. The eyes of the characters are the proof of the level of the animation.

A Few More Thoughts!

This anime is captivating from the beginning by showing the bad luck of Yuu Izumi. While each episode made me laugh more and get more into the characters, part of Shikimori seemed a little forced to stay different from the stereotypical characteristics usually related to female characters. 

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While that is the case, the hilarious reactions and humorous storyline do leave an impact. It was also easy to relate to some characters and understand ideas such as unrequited love. This anime has an emotional depth to it, that it seems to still be exploring.

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The Review

Shikimori Is More Than a Cute Cutie


  • Interesting Background Around Characters
  • Great Visual Animation as Well As the Ost
  • Intriguing Plot & Unique Take on the Story


  • Too much effort is required to remove the character from stereotypical boundaries

Review Breakdown

  • Plot

  • Characterization

  • Animation

  • Music

  • Entertainment

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