Adaptation based on Akki Sarumi's "beam rifle" 4-panel manga hits Japanese TV in October of 2019
Nine additional cast members have been revealed for Rifle is Beautiful, an upcoming TV anime based on the 4-panel sports manga by Akki Sarumi that follows a group of high school girls who engage in the physically taxing task of "beam rifle" competitions. The new cast members include:
- Natsumi Fujiwara as Akira Shinonome.
- Minami Takahashi as Karen Sakashita.
- M・A・O as Rei Asakura.
- Reina Ueda as Misa Kuroi.
- Manaka Iwami as Ryoko Mochizuki.
- Yukiyo Fujii as Yuuko Tsurumaki.
- Azusa Tadokoro as Marina Tsuji.
- Hiyori Kono as Ako Taima.
- And Kaori Nazuka as Nodoka Kokura.
The original Rifle is Beautiful manga is serialized in Shueisha's Tonari no Young Jump digital manga magazine. The story follows Hikari Kokura, a young lady with a passion for marksmanship who enrolls at Chidori High School in order to join the beam rifle club. However, Hikari soon learns that the club is about to disbanded for lack of members, so she has to rush to recruit four other people to keep the club afloat. Later, the girls take aim at beam rifle shooting competitions, an arduous sport where the players take 60 shots at a target 10 meters away over a period of 45 minutes while wielding heavy equipment.
The Rifle is Beautiful TV anime is directed by Masanori Takahashi and features animation production by Studio 3Hz. The series will broadcast in Japan on Tokyo MX, Sun TV, and KBS Kyoto beginning on October 13, 2019, and an additional broadcast on BS11 has also been announced.
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