The official Twitter account of Shikimori’s Not Just A Cutie announced on Feb 18, 2023, that the manga has concluded after four years of serialization on Kodansha’s Magazine Pocket.
Magazine Pocket app and website released the final chapter of Shikimori’s Not Just A Cutie, chapter 172, on Feb 18, 2023.
A new illustration drawn by the managaka Keigo Maki, featuring Shikimori, was revealed to commemorate the announcement. Keigo Maki thanked all the fans for supporting and reading Shikimori’s Not Just A Cutie for the past 4 years.
Checkout the illustration and a rough translation of the author’s comment below:
“I would like to thank all the readers who have supported and watched over Ms. Shikimori over the past four years.
Thank you very much!“
Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie is a Japanese romantic comedy manga series by Keigo Maki. It was serialized on Kodansha’s Magazine Pocket website and app from February 2019 to February 2023.
Eighteen tankobon volumes have been published as of February 2023. The manga is licensed in North America by Kodansha USA.
An anime television series adaptation produced by Doga Kobo aired from April to July 2022.
MAL describes the plot of the manga as:
Yuu Izumi is a high school student whose life is filled with misfortune. Ever since he was young, he would always return home with injuries. Due to his unlucky disposition, his days are full of nothing but unfortunate events—that is, until he started dating Micchon Shikimori.
One can describe Shikimori as the perfect girlfriend: cute, adorable, and unbelievably in love with Izumi. However, she is occasionally not so charming; instead, she becomes the coolest girlfriend in the scariest way possible! Her demanding presence and earnest concern for Izumi’s wellbeing never ceases to take his breath away. With the cute yet cool Shikimori now by Izumi’s side, his luckless days are over, bringing a life full of happiness and warmth.