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Sentai Filmworks Adds Chidori RSC Anime

Rifle Is Beautiful Anime Visual Earlier today, Sentai Filmworks announced that they acquired the rights to Chidori RSC (Rifle Is Beautiful). The publisher will stream the title on select outlets, followed by a home video release.

Sentai holds the rights to the series in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Latin America, Netherlands, Scandinavia, and Nordic Countries.

Rifle Is Beautiful will hit Japanese TV on October 13. The full premiere schedule is as follows (All times JST):

  • Tokyo MX: 10/13/2019 at 23:00 (10/13/2019 at 11:00PM)
  • Sun TV: 10/13/2019 at 25:30 (10/14/2019 at 1:30AM)
  • KBS Kyoto: 10/13/2019 at 23:00 (10/13/2019 at 11:00PM)
  • BS11: October, Late Night

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.

Both the opening theme song, Let’s Go! Rifling 4!!!! and ending theme Sunset Friends (Yūyake Friends) will be performed by Rifling 4: an idol unit composed of the show’s main voice cast.

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 confirmed voice cast includes:

  • Hikari Kokura: Machico
  • Izimi Shibusawa: Akane Kumada
  • Erika Meinohama: Saki Minami
  • Yukio Igarashi: Anna Yamaki
  • Akira Shinonome: Natsumi Fujiwara
  • Karen Sakashita: Minami Takahashi
  • Rei Asakura: M.A.O
  • Misa Kuroi: Reina Ueda
  • Ryōko Mochizuki: Manaka Iwami
  • Yūko Tsurumaki: Yukiyo Fujii
  • Marina Tsuji: Azusa Tadokoro
  • Ako Tōma: Hiyori Kono
  • Nodoka Ogura: Kaori Nazuka

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: Sentai Filmworks (Press Release)

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