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Rifle Is Beautiful

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English: Chidori RSC
Japanese: ライフル・イズ・ビューティフル


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Oct 13, 2019 to Jan 5, 2020
Premiered: Fall 2019
Broadcast: Sundays at 23:00 (JST)
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Studio 3Hz
Source: 4-koma manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 5.671 (scored by 2,358 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #93882
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3542
Members: 16,091
Favorites: 16
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Rifle-shooting sports are competitive activities testing accuracy and precision using a rifle. In Japan, carrying firearms is prohibited, so most of the participants are members of the defense force. When the use of rifles using a light beam instead of real bullets as ammunition became common, rifle-shooting competitions became accessible to the younger population, giving way to school contests.

First-year high school student and marksmanship enthusiast Hikari Kokura has just transferred to Chidori High School. She tries to join the club of her choice, but finds out that the club no longer exists due to the low popularity of the sport. Distraught, she tries to restore the club and somehow manages to recruit three other members: her childhood friend Izumi Shibusawa, the half-Russian Erika Meinohama, and the stoic Yukio Igarashi.

This marks the beginning of the Chidori Rifle-Shooting Club, who have only one goal—to compete on the national stage!

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Characters & Voice Actors


Takahashi, Masanori
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Kumada, Akane
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Minami, Saki
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"Let's go! Rifling4!!!! (Let’s go!ライフリング4!!!!)" by Rifling4 (ライフリング4)

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"Yuuyake Friends (夕焼けフレンズ)" by Rifling4 (ライフリング4)

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Nov 3, 2019
Ellenwitch (All reviews)
Surprised this has as low rating as it does. Sure, it comes down to personal enjoyment. But this show is rather pleasant and fun. I suppose seeing it done so many times. It's gonna get stale. But I didn't think so here, as I enjoyed it.

We're introduced into four main characters. Each with different personalities whom revive a recently disbanded shooting club and form friendships through the shooting club. Along with having goals for said club.

There are a few reasons why I'm really enjoying this anime. The characters are nice, as actual likeable characters are needed for an anime to be good going forward. As read more
Dec 1, 2019
Yuri-Crusader (All reviews)
Welcome to my review of Rifle Is Beautiful. This review has minor spoilers in it!

This is a grand beautiful tale about cute girls doing cute things! Full of wonderful pure lesbians that love each other and want to have fun together! The story may not be complex in the manner,It's rather about the cute girls and spending their time together!Its heartwarming a lot of humorous aspects and some lewd situations.Its light warm and cute.Like a CGDCT should be ,And it also drives strong at the Yuri!! The sport itself gets some time! But as i said its more about the girls!

Hikari and her read more
Nov 3, 2019
LexEx (All reviews)
Yes, it is Cute Girls Doing Cute Things but with a sport category addition in it. Also it's a pun,
Rifle Is Beautiful.
Life Is Beautiful.
Get it?
Though i can't relate about the beam rifle by any mean and anyway since i only ever used a handgun in past when trying myself at shooting range a couple of times, shooting any standing target is sport indeed. (Though moving target will be more fun)

A little info that the main idea of this anime is about Beam Rifle sport, it's not kind of rifle that fire projectile. Think of it as firing invisible laser... or light to the target. If read more
Dec 1, 2019
LoganMcClure21 (All reviews)
Honestly when I saw this series current score of 5.68 I was scared to try this anime, I wanted to try it out and see for myself at the very least and that’s what I did. I thought that the reason this series is at its current score was because of something big like the animation is horrible, the story is awful, or the characters are boring or something big enough for this series to get a low score but honestly everything from animation to sound is good, the story is subjective to each person because it’s a CGDCTs kind of anime but honestly for read more


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