On April 25, the official Rifle Is Beautiful anime website updated with a new key visual, as well as the main cast and crew members attached to the project.

We break the details down below.

Key Visual

The image features the four main characters standing proudly with their weapons at the ready.

Rifle Is Beautiful Anime Visual


Masanori Takahashi (When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace, For Whom the Alchemist Exists) was tapped to direct the project at Studio 3Hz, with Ken Mukaigawara providing character designs. Tatsuya Takahashi (Ms. vampire who lives in my neighborhood, Eromanga Sensei) is in charge of series composition.

Other confirmed crew members include:

  • Art Design: Jyu Ishiguchi
  • Art Director: Tatsurō Ōnishi (Kusanagi)
  • Color Design: Akiko Inoue (Wish)
  • Prop Design: Jyu Ishiguchi
  • Animation Director: Ken Mukaigawara
  • HOA: Tri-Slash
  • Graphic Art: Hirofumi Araki
  • Director of Photography: Kazumasa Someya


The series will star the following:

  • Hikari Kokura: Machico
  • Izimi Shibusawa: Akane Kumada
  • Erika Meinohama: Saki Minami
  • Yukio Igarashi: Anna Yamaki

The four cast members will also make up gun-toting idol group Rifling 4. Photos of the group in costume was also revealed, which you can check out below.

Rifle is Beautiful is a four-panel series, which launched on Shueisha’s Tonari no Young Jump digital platform in 2015. The series currently spans a single compiled volume. Manga resource Baka-Updates describes the title as:

Kokura Hikari is a first-year high school girl who loves rifle shooting. She entered Chidori High School because it had a shooting club, but finds that the club had been disbanded. She had only one day to find enough members to reform the club, but luckily was able to find three other first-year girls who she had met at a competition in middle school.

Thus begins the daily activities of the Chidori High Shooting Club.

Source: Comic Natalie