A handful of unexpected twists and turns and character development moments really define the Shikimori anime.
Kodoani.com – Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie is the new Spring 2022 rom-com anime title, and it was recently concluded in early summer after a few unexpected delays. Now, anime fans have seen the full story of the anime adaptation of Shikimori, and how it has come to be.
Overall, anime Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie pretty conventional by most high school rom-com anime standards, and it’s fairly conservative when it comes to formula testing. Even so, however, several scenes helped push the plot in a new direction and revealed fascinating insights into the main cast. Which scenes best define the Shikimori anime?
When Izumi watched the fireworks with Shikimori
On the other hand, having the main characters go to a summer festival to see actual fireworks is a rom-com cliché, and Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie has done just that. However, there is a subtle change when Izumi invites his girlfriend who is Shikimori came to watch the fireworks display from a quiet, secluded place known only to Izumi’s family. It’s a family tradition to watch fireworks there, as Izumi’s parents used to do, and inviting Shikimori there makes a lot of sense. Izumi is practically telling her “you’re part of the family now”, showing that the whole family approves. Shikimori is one of them. This can even be read when Izumi tells Shikimori, “I want to marry you someday,” meaning Shikimori will marry into its family and fireworks tradition. It was the first sign that Izumi wasn’t just interested in Shikimori – he was quite serious about her.
When a Love Triangle Formed Between Izumi, Shikimori and Kamiya
Then, during the school’s mandatory festival series, a new girl joins the main cast – the popular and cool Kamiya. In a way, she’s like the second Shikimori, widely admired while her classmates don’t really understand. Most importantly, Kamiya has unrequited feelings for Izumi, and she reluctantly admits this despite feeling embarrassed to like another girl’s boyfriend. This new love triangle was a nice surprise, but true to the anime’s pure story, the love triangle was soon resolved with minimal drama. Shikimori and Kamiya talked to keep the peace, Kamiya slowly let go of Izumi and in the process forged a new and strong friendship with Shikimori.
When Hachimitsu fell under Izumi’s curse and used his full strength
Izumi has always been plagued with a curse of clumsiness and bad luck, but to everyone’s shock, the curse actually spreads to others during the school’s sports festival. In this scene, Izumi had no luck at all – instead, it was his friend Hachimitsu who caught up with unnatural clumsiness during the race. That in itself was unusual, but things got even more bizarre as the usual Hachimitsu nonchalantly pushed herself to the finish line and finished her race even though she was exhausted and uninterested. mind running. It’s an admirable turning point for Hachimitsu, especially as she has to deal with Izumi’s curse and her innate terrible athletic ability. Hachimitsu, out of everyone, became the big star of that episode.
When Shikimori’s motivation to be cute is revealed
Later in the anime Shikimori, the mysterious story of Shikimori comes to light, and flashbacks reveal exactly why Shikimori continues to push herself to be the ideal, beautiful girlfriend for Izumi. In his youth, Shikimori had no initiative and just followed whatever his strict mother or brother Fuji did, to the point that Fuji worried that his sister had no real identity of her own. So, Shikimori gave up her hobby of karate, which she picked up from the original Fuji, and reinvented herself. Shikimori decided to go from tomboy to cute and traditionally feminine, but it wasn’t easy. Shikimori is still a bit tomboyish with her physical abilities, and while there’s certainly nothing wrong with that, she still worries that she’ll give the wrong impression with her athletic abilities. . Luckily, her friends didn’t mind at all.
When Izumi confessed to Shikimori at the amusement park
In the final episode of the anime, Izumi and Shikimori go on a manga date to an amusement park, which features fairy tale-themed rides such as Sleeping Beauty and others. Somehow, Izumi’s unlucky curse turns into strength again and again, and at one point, Izumi finds herself alone with Shikimori on a gondola in the park’s river. There, Izumi capitalized on his momentum and proclaimed his love for Shikimori, even kissing her on the cheek. That’s common sense by most rom-com standards, but for Izumi personally, it’s a huge step forward and it allows the guy at the forefront of this relationship for a change. For the first time, now it’s Shikimori, who has to catch up and prove himself a lover.