Lycoris Recoil

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Synonyms: LycoReco
Japanese: リコリス・リコイル
English: Lycoris Recoil
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 2, 2022 to Sep 24, 2022
Premiered: Summer 2022
Broadcast: Saturdays at 23:30 (JST)
Producers: Aniplex, BS11, ABC Animation
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Original
Genre: ActionAction
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.171 (scored by 237748237,748 users)
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Ranked: #4172
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Popularity: #457
Members: 489,594
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The number of terrorist acts in Japan has never been lower, thanks to the efforts of a syndicate called Direct Attack (DA). The organization raises orphaned girls as killers to carry out assassinations under their "Lycoris" program. Takina Inoue is an exceptional Lycoris with a strong sense of purpose and a penchant for perfection. Unfortunately, a hostage situation tests her patience, and the resulting act of insubordination leads to her transfer out of DA. Not thrilled about losing the only place she belonged to, she reluctantly arrives at her new base of operations—LycoReco, a cafe in disguise.

Takina's new partner, however, turns out to be quite different from what she imagined. Despite being the famed Lycoris prodigy, Chisato Nishikigi appears almost unconcerned with her duties. She drags Takina along on all kinds of odd jobs under the simple explanation of helping people in need. Takina is even more puzzled when Chisato takes down a group of armed assailants without killing any of them. Feeling like a fish out of water, Takina itches to get reinstated into DA—but Chisato is determined to prove to her that there is more to a life than just taking them.

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Lycoris Recoil was released on Blu-ray and DVD in Japan from September 21, 2022 to February 22, 2023.

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Mar 24, 2024
~~ A HellBent Half Arsed Review™ ~~
Overall Rating: 9/10

----- Reason for watching? -----
gay girls innit (gigguk recommendation)

----- Reason for finishing? -----
The most invested I've been in any anime in a while. Also gay girls innit

----- Story: 6/10 -----
The story is fine. It's certainly no masterpiece of fiction, but it does what it needs to do and has a few cool twists and turns. I don't really care that it's not immensely complex nor is it realistic in any sense of the word, it's fun when it's fun and it's dramatic when it's dramatic. The plot moves forwards which is more than I can say about ...
Feb 9, 2024
Mixed Feelings
I think the show has some potential. Sadly, the story needs a bit of work. I like the main character, she has a cheerful outlook on life. Most supporting characters are just there to create some mess so that the main character can save the day. And near the end, some of the plot development isn't that sensible. At the very end, there is a poorly constructed tense moment that maybe was meant to make it look like someone didn't make it, but to the keen observer, you can see it a mile away. It was a bizarre moment for me ngl. I don't mind ...
Jan 29, 2024
If you like slice of life with cute girls and an action twist, this show is great... for about six episodes. The last four episodes are a boring mess where the show throws out every strenght it had in exchange for "spetacle" and a terrible plot. A finale so horrible that it makes the first half of the show worse in retrospect. To make matters worse, if you want to get invested in this for the action, this show is going to bait and switch you *hard*. It starts ok and gets worse as the show goes, and on top of that, there are full ...

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