Is Shikimori Superhuman?! Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie Explained

Is Shikimori Superhuman Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie Explained

Is Shikimori Superhuman Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie Explained

If you love cute romantic comedy anime, you’re in luck this season! Spring 2022 is filled with great series, but one of the most anticipated new anime is Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie. Many fans already have the titular character is this season’s best girl, but people not familiar with the manga are asking if Shikimori is superhuman!

No normal human being could kick a falling sign or catch a flying object like Shikimori, but is her unique ability ever explained? We’ve done a dive into the character to provide some context.

Note: Minor spoilers below from the Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie manga, so read at your own risk!

Is Shikimori Superhuman?

Is Shikimori Superhuman?
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No, Shikimori Micchon isn’t superhuman. It is implied that Shikimori is simply a very athletic and strong high-schooler.

Part of Shikimori’s athleticism is epxlained later in the story when it is revealed that she was amazing at karate as a kid. Still, no normal high-schooler, however athletic, would manage to achieve some of the things Shikimori can. In the real world, there would likely be dozens of sports and athletics teams asking her to be their latest prodigy!

For the sake of Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie, ultimately, her incredible feats have to be considered as filler to help create an utterly charming series and one of this year’s favourite leading females.

Related: How Many Episodes Will Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie Have?

Is Shikimori a Tsundere or Yandere?

Is Shikimori Superhuman? Tsundere or Yandere
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Of course, with great power comes great responsibility. Thankfully, it looks like Shikimori is just a tsundere and doesn’t quite move into the dangerous yandere category.

Shikimori does show a few different personalities in the series, and there are times where she’s very happy to express her affection for Izumi. However, when she enters her ‘cool mode’, Shikimori definitely becomes a classic tsundere, which is part of the series’ charm.

Whether Shikimori qualifies as a yandere anime character is somewhat debated by fans. While she never seeks to get violent towards other people, Shikimori does get jealous of other girls around Izumi and shows a lot of overly protective traits.

Perhaps in another story, Shikimori would make for the ultimate yandere girlfriend. However, in the ultra-sweet world of Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie, it remains a quite wholesome anime.

Related: When Will Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie be Dubbed in English? When to Expect a Dub Release Date

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