Due to a COVID outbreak at Doga Kobo studio, Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie Episode 7 release date has been pushed back to May 28, 2022.
In addition, several other episodes of Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san will be postponed, meaning that the release date of Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie Episode 12 will be pushed back to the Summer 2022 anime season.
In the spring of 2022, Studio Doga Kobo experienced rapid spread of COVID-19 among studio employees. To contain the spread of the virus, no staff were allowed to enter the office while a deep clean was carried out from April 6 to 17, 2022.
Because of this, the premiere of the July 2022 episodes of Technoroid Overmind has been postponed. On May 13, 2022, the studio confirmed that several episodes of Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie will be similarly postponed due to the COVID pandemic.
Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie Episode 12 release date has been pushed back to the Summer 2022 anime season
Here is the currently scheduled TV program:
- Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie Episode 6 release date: May 14, 2022
- Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie Episode 1 Rerun with Cast Comment: May 21, 2022
- Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie Episode 7 release date: May 28, 2022
- Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie Episode 8 release date: June 4, 2022
- Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie Recap Episode with Cast Comment: June 11, 2022
- Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie Episode 9 release date: June 18, 2022
- Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie Episode 10 release date: June 25, 2022
- Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie Episode 11 release date: July 2, 2022
- Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie Episode 12 release date: July 9, 2022.
Let’s hope there won’t be any further delays for Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie finale. Anime 86 faced delays due to production issues and the finale of 86 was delayed months due to other anime TV shows already being scheduled by the Japanese broadcasters for the TV show timeslot.
The end result was a situation akin to the infamous Wonder Egg Priority Episode 13. This anime TV show also suffered from multiple delays and the finale was released for three months – a whole season! – later.
Who is Studio Doga Kobo?
Japanese animation studio Doga Kobo (which literally means “video factor”) has been around for a long time. The company was founded back in July 1973 by former members of Toei Animation and became known for creating romantic TV shows and slice-of-life stories.
The studio is best known lately for adapting manga slice-of-life comedies like Asteroid in Love, How Heavy Are The Dumbbells You Lift? and new games! Her recent anime projects include the Ikebukuro West Gate Park anime, the My Senpai is Annoying anime, and the Osamake anime.
In 2022, Studio Doga Kobo also released the (delayed) Technoroid Overmind anime and the RPG Real Estate anime. In the future, they will work on the Sleepy Princess in the Anime Demon Castle Season 2.
The first season of the shikimori anime Not Just a Cutie was directed by director Ryouta Itoh (My Senpai Is Annoying) and assistant director Shouhei Yamanaka. Author Yoshimi Narita (My Senpai Is Annoying) wrote the screenplays.
Artist Ai Kikuchi (New Game!, Love, How Heavy Are The Dumbbells You Lift?) served as both the character designer and the lead animation director. Composer Hiroaki Tsutsumi (Tokyo Revengers Season 2, Ahiru no Sora, Devil May Cry, Dr. STONE, Jujutsu Kaisen 0, Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2, Monster Musume, By the Grace of the Gods, My Senpai Is Annoying) created the music.
Hopefully, Studio Doga Kobo will return to produce the Shikimori Season 2 anime TV series Not Just a Cutie. Stay tuned!