Shimeji Simulation

Shimeji Simulation (シメジ シミュレーション) is a 4-koma series written and illustrated by tkmiz. It began serialization in the Comic Cune magazine on January 26, 2019.

It's time to go to high school. Two years ago, Shijima Tsukishima decided to shut herself down in her closet. Entrance exams... She gets out of the closet and immediately notices two shimejis sprouting out of her head. As she gets prepared for the lesson at school, a clumsy but outgoing girl, Majime Yamashita, tries to befriend her. Desperate for a friend, Majime starts to follow Shimeji-chan around. Shimeji never admits that Majime is her friend, but, unknowingly to her, their bond gets stronger with every adventure on their way.

Characters

Main cast

The neighbors

The Mosasa Dogs

Other

Concepts

Chapters

Vol. 1

Released on February 28, 2020.

Vol. 2

Released on January 27, 2021.

Vol. 3 (not released yet)

Extra

Reception

People looking for a hormone-driven yuri manga should look elsewhere. Majime and Shimeji may be girlfriends but what that means is that sometimes Shimeji will permit Majime to hold her hand … briefly. While avoiding direct eye contact. Given that Shimeji spent enough time alone in the dark to sprout mushrooms, even that’s a big step.

Girls Last Tour protagonists Chito and Yuuri play minor supporting roles in this manga. How that’s possible is not clear. It’s just one of many odd bits about which one should not think too deeply. This is not a manga in which things make a lot of sense. Stuff happens. Causality is unclear. Detached acceptance is a valid coping skill. So is making friends. None of it means anything but at least if one has friends one isn’t alone, growing mushrooms on one’s head.

Tsukumizu, author of the greatest manga of all time (Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryouko) is back and I'm not even going to pretend to guess what this is gonna be all about.

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