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Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie – But What Is She?

Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie is a slightly forgettable but otherwise fairly enjoyable romantic anime. As long as you enjoy 90s romance tropes

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The Curse of Avoiding Dislike

I’m reading the latest English volume (Volume 10 as of this posting) of Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie and there was a part in this volume that’s absolutely…

Drop-In to Manga - Manga, Mental Health & Community

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Summer of SoL: Dwelling in the Ordinary

Every year, liturgical Christian churches celebrate a season called “ordinary time.” It’s like the “slow arc” of the church calendar: no Easter or Christmas, no super special feasts—jus…

Beneath the Tangles

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~SPOILER FREE~ FINAL THOUGHTS: SPRING 2022

For the first time in a very long time, we’ve got a packed season stacked with great options. There were so many shows I wanted to try this…

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The Issues with Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie

Today I'm talking a bit more about Shikimori and some of the issues people have with it.

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Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san- Shikimori not just a cutie Review

Hey hey it’s Star and I am passionate about this anime haha. I said it once and I’ll say it again, I love anime with representation. This time,…

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Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san - Episode 12 [END] - Shikimori Kicks the Can

Shikimori ended the season as she started it: kicking a piece of metal away from Izumi. Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san - Episode 12 [END].

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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(REVIEW) I Would’ve Written a Review, But SHIKIMORI’S NOT JUST A CUTIE

Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie is a charming and personable but frustratingly limited romance series.

The Magic Planet

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Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie – 12 (Fin) – Happier Than Any Dream

Shikimori closes out its 12-episode run by pulling out all the adorable romantic stops en route to one of the sweetest, most heartwarming date episodes ever animated. It’s…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie Ep 11 – Shopping!

This time we start wrapping up the series with a shopping trip but get interrupted by some heavy stuff in between.

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Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san | Anime Review

Yuu Izumi leads a high school life filled with one mishap after another. No matter how improbable the situation, unfortunate events strike him at every turn. In possession…

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Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san - Episode 11 - Shikimori Reacts to Kissing

Shikimori is a cutie when she thinks about kissing Izumi on a future date. Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san - Episode 11.

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie – 11 – The Prince

Before Shikimori, Izumi was in a dark place. He tried to keep a brave face, but his propensity for misfortune isolated him. He prayed to God, asking if…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san - Episode 9 - Kamiya Nekozaki Shikimori Yuri Filter

When Nekozaki invited Shikimori and Kamiya to take a picture, she made them use the right filter. Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san - Episode 9.

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie Episode 10 – Don’t Fall

This episode we play some sports. I'm pretty sure that was in another episode, but this time it means war.

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Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie – 10 – So Cute, So Cool

Hot on the heels of the cultural festival is the athletics festival, and while I was fully ready to throw my hands up and shout “no more festivals”, this…

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Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san | Episode Ten Review

A longer than usual wait later and here we are with episode ten of Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san and you know what? I thought it was one…

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Shikimori’s Friends Are the Real Cuties

“I’m really glad I’m friends with you guys. You’re all so adorable, so cool...the best friends in the whole world.” I binged all the English volumes of Shikimori’s Not…

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Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san | Episode Nine: Girl’s day out.

I'll be honest, episode nine of Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san was an episode I enjoyed quite a bit and that's because it wasn't all about Izumi-kun and…

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Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie Episode 9 – Making Friends

This time on Shikimori, we see some friendships blossom. Serious, Izumi isn't even in this one. No love allowed.

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Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie Episode 9 – Making Friends

This time on Shikimori, we see some friendships blossom. Serious, Izumi isn't even in this one. No love allowed.

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Kawaii Dake Ja nai Shikimori-san Episode 9

After a week absent, I'm quite pleased with today's episode. This episode, while have a pacing and shift issue, is still undoubtedly enjoyable thanks to its characters' depth,…

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Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie – 09 – All Aboard the Friend-Ship

Don’t get me wrong: I like Izumi, and feel he’s both delighted and transcended his male damsel-in-distress archetype. That said, it’s not his name on he show, so…

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Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san - Episode 7 - Shikimori Pouts

Shikimori felt disappointed when she saw her couple's number didn't match her boyfriend's. Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san - Episode 7.

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san | Episode Eight: Overly dramatic and for no good reason.

I'll be honest, I thought the eighth episode of Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san was overly dramatic and for no good reason. I'm not saying that what Kamiya…

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Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san - Episode 5 - Shikimori Licks Chocolate Finger

Shikimori enjoyed chocolate s'mores at the river, and she showed Izumi just how much. Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san - Episode 5.

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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First Impressions- Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san (Shikimori’s not just a cutie)

Ahhhhhhhh, I, Star, have been waiting to do the first impression of Shikimori’s not just a cutie. I’m going to admit this is a weird title. There’s a…

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Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie – 08 – Stroke of Noon

Izumi learns a lot of new things about his library buddy Kamiya during their quiet library rest area shifts…except what she’s thinking the whole time. That she’s an…

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Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie Episode 8 – Kamiya

Today we put an end to Kamiya's arc and grow to appreciate her character a bit more. Unless you're heartless, that is.

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Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san - Episode 4 - Shikimori Looks at Phone

Shikimori missed alone time with Izumi as they prepared for a summer trip to the river with friends. Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san - Episode 4.

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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Kawaii Dake Ja nai Shikimori-san Episode 8

I thought that Kamiya won't be the focus in this episode after the previous one, but turned out she once again became the center of the episode by…

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Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san | Episode Seven: Another school festival.

ANOTHER ONE. Ah yes, episode seven of Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san (as well as episode eight whenever that airs) covers a school festival. As you'd expect with…

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Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie Episode 7 – A Confession

This week's Shikimori, we start the cultural festival arc, which is the longest we've had at this point.

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Kawaii Dake Ja nai Shikimori-san Episode 7

Finally! In this episode we learned how Izumi and Shikimori started dating! It's even more adorable than I imagined! I swear these two are the best with their…

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Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie – 07 – Kamiya-san Is Curious

The studio had an Izumi-style run of luck, enduring a Covid outbreak that delayed the episode, but Shikimori picks up without missing a beat, as the school culture fest…

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Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san | Episode Five and Six: A little more appreciative.

Episode five and six of Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san, I thought were better all-around episodes for the anime because we saw less of that cringe, lovey-dovey type…

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Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san - Episode 2 - Shikimori Game Face

Shikimori refocused her effort to win a volleyball game after Izumi cheered for her. Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san - Episode 2.

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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Spy x Family is a Brilliant Adaptation | Animation Spotlight

Thanks to NexStage Project for sponsoring this video. Visit them (and audition) here: https://www.nexstageproject.com/ #ad Canipa spotlights one of the most beloved shows of the season and discusses how…

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Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie Episode 6 – Obligatory Fireworks

In this week's Shikimori, we end summer on a bang, both the sound of the fireworks and also Izumi almost falling down steps and murdering himself.

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Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie – 06 – There’s Always This Year

Izumi is still recovering from the sunburn he incurred at the river, but he’s still not missing the fireworks festival for the world. Shikimori says yes before he…

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Kawaii Dake Ja nai Shikimori-san Episode 6

After summer trip, Japanese school-style summer vacation won't be perfect without a summer festival. Izumi could spent his summer trip in the previous episode safely, but once back…

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Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san | Episode Four: A Supporting cast episode.

Episode four of Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san was a supporting cast episode, and that was something I did enjoy most. The one thing I thought Kawaii dake…

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Kawaii Dake Ja nai Shikimori-san Episode 5

This episode has proven to me once more that the series follows the cliche used in many anime and manga where the stereotypical perfect pretty girl and average…

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Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie – 05 – River Dance

Exams are over and summer break is here, so the gang takes the train to the river for a day of sun and fun…but not too much sun, since…

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Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san - Episode 1 - Shikimori Scary Eyes

Shikimori prefers looking cute for her boyfriend, Izumi, but she has a steely gaze when rescuing him. Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san - Episode 1.

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie – 04 – Anywhere is Fine

Izumi, always sensitive to the heat and sun, is struggling on the roof where his friends have gathered to discuss plans for summer break. Not only do I…

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Spy X Family Gave Us Everything We Asked For

Spy x Family is one of the newest anime to be released in Spring 2022 season, alongside with Kaguya-sama Love is War, Komi Can't Communicate and Shikimori's…

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