Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie season 2 is one of the most awaited rom-com at the moment. After all, it’s been a year since the first episode of the series’ first season dazzled us by flipping over several anime stereotypes. So, in this article, we’ll talk about when the second season of Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie is coming out and what to expect from it!!
Authored by Keigo Maki, the 2019 manga series “Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san” aka “Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie” instantly became the talk of the town as it defied every single rom-com cliché.
Firstly, the couple didn’t have to struggle through love triangles for a whole good season to simply confess their feelings. Instead, they were already dating before the series began.
Secondly, the gender roles seem kinda reversed, with the female lead being the ‘MC’ whose beauty eclipses her astonishing intelligence and combat skills. In contrast, the male lead doesn’t fit the category of typical anime lover, i.e., “Mr. Perfect” or “Mr. Hot-headed.” Rather, he’s shown to be a clumsy yet kind-hearted dude.
Lastly, the series doesn’t market itself on casual fan service but through genuine comedy.
No wonder the manga outperformed several concurrent rom-com comics. This also explains why fans had high expectations for the anime adaptation.
So when Doga Kobo studio started airing Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie anime, it wasn’t the plotline but the series’ perfect cinematic visuals that caught the attention of several producers. And so, Doga Kobo was instantly contracted for several new series, packing the studio’s schedule for more than a year.
Despite that, Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie season 1 finale gave no hint of renewal. This drove fans to the internet to question if the series will ever receive a sequel.
Will There Be A Season 2 of Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie?
So far, there’s been no official announcement for Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie season 2. But the series is top-rated, and enough manga content is available to create another season. And so, a second season will be profitable for everyone involved, including the fans.
So, we can expect that there’ll be a sequel to Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie; we just don’t know exactly when that might happen!
That said, season 1 concluded with protagonists being confident of their future together. Also, the manga content yet to be animated has several ‘bonus’ stories with relationship growth rather than plot twists and new story developments.
So, it won’t be a bad idea to animate all the bonus stories into a Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie movie rather than a season 2. However, this is a mere assumption, as Studio Doga Kobo has yet to announce renewal.
But we have our fingers crossed for a second season. So, when is Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie season 2 coming out?
Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie Season 2 Release Date Predictions
So far, there are no official release dates as the series is yet to be renewed. As fans, we all want Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie season 2 to come out this year, but I think the series will get delayed until at least next year.
The reason why I’ve mentioned this delay is not just because there was one year gap between Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie season 1 announcement and its release dates. But it’s also because Studio Doga Kobo has a tight schedule for the year.
So far, the studio has already completed airing ‘Technoroid Overmind’ and is currently releasing Oshi no Ko anime. But it has scheduled ‘Saint Cecilla and Pastor Lawrance’ for July 2023. Meanwhile, the studio has declared ‘Jellyfish Can’t Swim in the Night’ and ‘Mobius Dust’ for 2024.
So, it seems that studio Doga Kobo won’t be able to pick Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie season 2 anytime soon.
But if it declares the series this year, then the production can start immediately as there is no reason why the previous cast and crew won’t return.
We can anticipate Ryota Itoh, Shōhei Yamanaka, and Yoshimi Narita to reprise their respective roles as chief director, assistant director, and scriptwriter. Similarly, Ai Kikuchi will likely return as the character designer, while Hiroaki Tsutsumi will remain the music composer.
We can also expect to see the following voice actors:
- Shuichiro Umeda as Izumi-Kun
- Saori Onishi as Shikimori-san
- Nabuhiko Okamoto as Shu Inuzuka
- Misato Matsuoka as Kyo Nekozaki
- Rina Hidaka as Yui Hachimitsu
- Ayaka Fukuhara as Kamiya-san
- Emi Shinohara as Motoko Izumi
- Naomi Kusumi as Akisada Izumi
Since you’re interested in Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie season 2, I assume you have already watched and thoroughly enjoyed the first season. But I’ll give you a quick recap in case you read this article after a long time.
What is Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie About?
Izumi-Kun is so unlucky that a random stroll around the block means tripping over his shoes, getting hit by random things, losing his wallet, falling into puddles, or having bird poop fall over him.
In contrast, his girlfriend, Shikimori-san, is the ideal ‘waifu’ material as she is the most beautiful girl at school and is perfect in everything, from studying to sports.
Since it’s hard to imagine Shikimori genuinely falling for Izumi, people keep assuming that all of Izumi’s luck is used up in getting blessed with an ‘ideal girlfriend.’
But this dating has been taking a toll on both lovers as Izumi constantly feels insecure about how he’s not that ‘man’ in his relationship. After all, Shikimori has to constantly protect him from speeding trucks, drowning in rivers, and falling sign boards.
However, nobody really knows how much Shikimori has yearned for Izumi.
To her, Izumi is the kindest soul, and she loves him to the point she cannot share him with even his male friends. But she isn’t exactly a tsundere because she finds a girl named Kamiya adorable simply because they both know what it feels like to love Izumi.
In other words, Shikimori wants nothing more than Izumi’s undivided attention.
So, as the series progresses, it depicts how love is not bound by physical features but by how much a soul can crave another.
By the end of Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie season 1, Izumi takes Shikimori to a theme park where the two enjoy a splendid date, and Shikimori declares her wish to be more intimate with Izumi. Later, the two kiss, and Izumi reiterates his love for Shikimori.
So, Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie season 2 will likely feature Shikimori and Izumi experiencing an even more stable relationship. But as they are still in high school, the series may also show coming-of-age tropes where they’ll have to decide on their future ambitions and careers.
There may also be more characters who will gaze at the couple with astonishment or admiration.
But to know what will happen next, you’ll have to quench your curiosity by reading the manga. In that case, you may want to know where to start reading the manga after the anime or if the manga series has concluded.
Is Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie Manga Finished?
No, the manga is still ongoing and currently contains over 178 manga chapters compiled in a total of 20 manga volumes. As the manga release dates are not regular, we don’t know when it will end.
That said, the first season of Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie anime covered about 60 manga chapters, so if you wish to read the series, you can start reading from chapter 61 onwards.
Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie is yet to be renewed for a sequel. However, the hype surrounding the series and its ongoing manga suggests that there will be a season 2. But it seems the series may not come out until at least the fall of this year.
I hope this article answered all your queries regarding Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie season 2. I’ll make sure to update this article as new information becomes available.