Rifle Is Beautiful

Chidori RSC

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: ライフル・イズ・ビューティフル
English: Chidori RSC
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 13, 2019 to Jan 18, 2020
Premiered: Fall 2019
Broadcast: Sundays at 23:00 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Studio 3Hz
Source: 4-koma manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, SportsSports
Themes: CGDCTCGDCT, SchoolSchool, Team SportsTeam Sports
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.191 (scored by 1160311,603 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #86342
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3587
Members: 38,808
Favorites: 39

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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!

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Broadcast of the series' 12th and final episode, which was originally scheduled for January 5, was postponed due to production issues. The final episode premiered on January 18 at 8:30 p.m. via Tokyo MX, followed by KBS Kyoto, BS11, Sun TV and AT-X.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Fujii, Kunio
Episode Director, Production Manager


Opening Theme

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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)

Ending Theme

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


Nov 16, 2023
Is the story unique?
no it was predictable. shooting is a beautiful sport the story could have been 100time better
on the bases of the story is was mid but i enjoyed it .
Do you think others will enjoy/dislike this series, even if you didn't? Why?
i only completed the show because i am shooter myself.
i felt happy as shooting is not a talked about sport..
Do you think the art style is fitting for the story?
no personally .
.Did the characters react to situations and events in a realistic way?
but i will recommended the show as i want my sport be see and ...
Jan 20, 2020
Mixed Feelings
Rifle Is Beautiful is a series that presents itself as a sort of CGDCT/Sports anime that doesn't quite hit its mark.

Of course with the limited premise of girls in a rifle shooting club being presented in a restrained, believable world, this can be expected.

Story: 6/10

The story begins with a scene of the big bowed, bubble headed Hikari running around the school attempting to find the Rifle Shooting Club that she's wanted to join since her childhood. With the help of her friend and fellow riflewoman Izumi, she discovers that the club has since disbanded and in true CGDCT fashion, needs to find two more students ...
Jan 19, 2020
Cute girls doing cute things is a love it or hate it genre filled with love it or hate it shows. A genre that has very little meaningful development or change but who cares? The appeal is clear.

Let me be clear I do not harbor any ill will to the genre. I actually appreciate the shows that fall under this broad and interesting genre.

Whatever good will I have for such a genre was quickly ignored when I saw the first episode of this anime. No lie I almost fell asleep. The pace is so slow and unbearable which is a ...

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