Superhero Manga SHY Is Getting An Anime

‘Shy’ is an action superhero manga written and illustrated by Bukimi Miki. It has been published since 2019 by the Japanese publisher Akita Shoten who serialized it in their ‘Weekly Shōnen Champion’ and licensed it to Yen Press for publication in the United States. Its popularity has led to an announcement of an anime adaptation.

“Superheroes aren’t just popular in Hollywood, as the anime industry also has its fair share of hero-focused shows. Soon, another one will join the fray as the superhero anime, SHY, will be released sometime this year,” Epic Stream reports. “Later this year, the manga’s anime adaptation will be released, and it might just be a must-watch for fans of shows like My Hero Academia.”

The Tokyo-based animation studio Eight Bit is producing the film and has tapped Masaomi Andō (Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun, Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle) as director. There have not been more updates since the announcement back in October 2022, but one cast member has been confirmed.

Actress and singer Shino Shimoji (Farming Life in Another World, Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal) will take on the role of Shy and her secret identity Teru Momijiyama.

You can watch the trailer for SHY below:

Wikipedia describes the synopsis as follows,

“The story follows Teru Momijiyama as the Japanese hero Shy as she fights alongside the heroes of the earth to ward off evil and keep world peace, all while learning to control her severe shyness and to deal with the fears and uncertainties that come with being a hero. She is accompanied by fellow hero colleagues: Stardust, Century, Lady Black, Mian Long, and her closest friend and mentor, Spirit.”

Shy had her superhero debut in the pages of Weekly Shōnen Champion in 2017 as a one-shot. Miki had previously entered the story Akita Shoten’s Next Champion contest in 2016 where it won the Newcomer’s Grand Prize. strives to be an apolitical, balanced and based pop culture news outlet. However, our contributors are entitled to their individual opinions. Author opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of our video hosts, other site contributors, site editors, affiliates, sponsors or advertisers. This website contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. We disclaim products or services we have received for review purposes, as well as sponsored posts.

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Jacob Airey
Jacob Airey
Jacob Airey is an author, nerd, movie reviewer, and pop culture critic. He started this website in 2012 where he covers a vast variety of topics including film, TV, anime, and faith. He also hosts the YouTube vidcast StudioJake.

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