Just when you thought Covid had stopped affecting the anime industry, the virus resurfaced as a bad joke. This time, it touched the staff members of the famous anime studio Doga Kobo.
It was recently announced that Studio Doga Kobo would be temporarily closed until April 17. Several studio staff members have contracted COVID-19. The virus had spread quite quickly among them.
As a result, the studio faces a dilemma as to when the spring 2022 anime, Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie, will be released. The series was previously scheduled for release on April 2, which was later postponed to April 9.
Since the studio will remain closed, staff members face a dilemma regarding the anime’s release schedule. Although episode 1 of the anime is still scheduled for April 9, we can’t be sure of subsequent episodes.
Doga Kobo has made a name for herself in the anime industry with series like Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun and more.
The studio is also producing the anime RPG Real Estate, which aired its first episode on April 6. It is possible that he also suffers from delays.
Staff members are always discussing how to solve this problem, and I think they will find the best possible outcome.
I was looking forward to Shikimori, but the safety of the creators comes first, and I don’t think anyone would care about a delay if lives are at stake.
About Shikimori is not just a cute
Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie is a romantic comedy manga series by Keigo Maki that began serialization on Twitter under the title “Kawaii dake ja Nai Onnanoko” Manga in September 2018 before Pocket Magazine resumed it in February 2019.
The story revolves around Shikimori, who seems to be the perfect girlfriend: cute and sweet when she wants to, but who has a dark and cool side that comes out when her boyfriend Izumi is in trouble.