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, Slice of LifeSlice of Life, SportsSports
Themes: CGDCTCGDCT, SchoolSchool, Team SportsTeam Sports
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.181 (scored by 1054110,541 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #83292
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3351
Members: 35,370
Favorites: 32

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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


Takahashi, Masanori
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Theme Song Performance
Kumada, Akane
Theme Song Performance


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)

Jan 18, 2020
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 ...
Jan 18, 2020
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 ...
Jan 18, 2020
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 ...

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