Rifle Is Beautiful


Chidori RSC

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Alternative Titles

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

Information

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: Slice of LifeSlice of Life, ComedyComedy, SchoolSchool
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 6.211 (scored by 58815,881 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #72062
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3210
Members: 24,742
Favorites: 31
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Synopsis

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]

Background

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


Staff

Takahashi, Masanori
Director
Machico
Theme Song Performance
Kumada, Akane
Theme Song Performance
Minami, Saki
Theme Song Performance


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Opening Theme

"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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Ending Theme

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



Jan 18, 2020
AstralBread (All reviews)
Girl 1: I'm not going to pretend to be friends with someone who has no ambition to improve! If we're doing this, we're going to try to be the best in Japan! Are you ready for that?!
Girl 2 (tearing up): I just wanna have fun competing in the Olympics with everyone…

Have you ever seen an anime that is so generic and by-the-numbers, it loops backs to being a unique experience, because nothing else is so close to the platonic ideal of genericness? Rifle Is Beautiful starts as that show. The “sad puppy with a bunny-ears ribbon” face of the MC that permanently looks off-model even read more
Jan 18, 2020
slavemaster_1991 (All reviews)
When it comes to a slice of life show with cute girls doing cute things you can't really mess up. Or so I thought up to this point. This anime though managed to shatter this illusion. First let's hit the obvious stuff:
1. Story - in slice of life with a club there are not really many options to pick as a plot. Shooting is a sport, so competition it is. Pretty generic, pretty dull, being a slice of life you can't really expect much drama or sudden turns of events as in sports anime, so nothing more to say about it.
2. "Cute girls doing cute read more
Jan 18, 2020
dlxuniuniu (All reviews)
Let’s go! Saa Let’s go! ~~
follow your dreams and make it come true!

The cover picture of "Rifle is beautiful" already shows that it is a CGDCT anime. I am an absolute fan of my cute girls, but not a fan of the CGDCT + action combination. In my opinion, these two things don't really go well together.

"Rifle" - what do you associate with this word? Fighting, hunting, shooting and much more that has to do with the action category. So, at first I was a bit skeptical about this anime, whether it would be similar to "Granbelm" (which I have dropped after three episodes because read more
Jan 18, 2020
ACasualViewer (All reviews)
Anime is known for turning the mundane into the spectacular, using concepts and topics one could not imagine to be entertaining in a media setting to craft wonderfully amusing stories. Anime has brought us shows about rakugo, farming, shogi, after school tea time, Karuta and other topics one couldn’t possibly imagine would be a hit. When I first heard that there would be an anime about shooting rifles, I was a bit apprehensive, but hopeful given the past history anime has had with bringing out the best of the mundane and given the general high production quality of studio 3hz. Sadly, these hopes were dashed read more

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