Shikimori is not just cute the anime will face a delay due to a COVID-19 outbreak in the production studio. The production committee revealed the information on the official website, pointing out that the health and safety of employees is a priority and asked fans to understand.
While episode 6 will air on schedule, the release dates of the remaining episodes have changed slightly. Revealed the new broadcast schedule:
- May 14 – Episode 6
- May 21 – Special Program 1
- May 28 – Episode 7
- June 4 – Episode 8
- June 11 – Special Program 2
- June 18 – Episode 9
- June 25 – Episode 10
- July 2 – Episode 11
- July 9 – Episode 12
Special programs include a rerun of the first episode with commentary from the lead cast (Saori Onishi, Shuichiro Umeda, Rina Hidaka) and a special show dedicated to the cast and their favorite scenes. The second special program will feature Saori Onishi and Shuichiro Umeda.
This is not the first time Shikimori is not just cute production is facing delays. On April 8, the production committee issued a similar statement saying the studio was temporarily closed due to the growing number of COVID-19 cases. However, the second episode aired on schedule, like all the other episodes so far.
Doga Koba Studio animated the series, directed by Rota Ito. Ai Kikuchi designs the characters. Yoshimi Narita will watch the composition of the series while Hiroaki Tsutsumi composes the music. The anime is based on Keigo Maki’s manga. Kodansha USA publishes the manga in English and describes the plot as:
Shikimori looks like the perfect friend: sweet, fun to be around, sweet when she wants to be … but she has a cool dark side that appears in the right circumstances. And her boyfriend Izumi loves to be around when that happens! A fun and entertaining high school novel with a cheeky twist, perfect for fans of Nagatoro-san and Komi Can’t Communicate!
Source: Official website
© ︎Keigo Maki, Kodansha / Shikimori-san Production Committee