Chidori RSC Anime Reveals Video With Opening Song, 12-Episode Length
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official website for Chidori RSC, the television anime of Akki Sarumi's Rifle Is Beautiful four-panel manga, began streaming a new promotional video for the anime on Thursday. The video previews the anime's opening theme song "Let's go! Rifling 4!!!!" by Rifling 4 - the idol unit formed by the four main voice actresses (Machico, Akane Kumada, Saki Minami, and Anna Yamaki).
The site also revealed that the anime will have 12 episodes. The anime's Blu-ray Disc release in Japan will have two six-episode volumes that will ship on February 27 and March 27.
The series will premiere in Japan on October 13 at 11:00 p.m. (10:00 a.m. EDT) on the Tokyo MX station, and it will also run on the Sun TV, KBS Kyoto, and BS11 channels. Sentai Filmworks licensed the anime.
The cast includes (Note: Character name romanizations are not official.):
- Machico as Hikari Kokura
- Akane Kumada as Izimi Shibusawa
- Saki Minami as Erika Meinohama
- Anna Yamaki as Yukio Igarashi
- Natsumi Fujiwara as Akira Shinonome
- Minami Takahashi as Karen Sakashita
- M.A.O as Rei Asakura
- Reina Ueda as Misa Kuroi
- Manaka Iwami as Ryōko Mochizuki
- Yukiyo Fujii as Yūko Tsurumaki
- Azusa Tadokoro as Marina Tsuji
- Hiyori Kono as Ako Tōma
- Kaori Nazuka as Nodoka Ogura
Masanori Takahashi (When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace, For Whom the Alchemist Exists) is directing the series at Studio 3Hz. Tatsuya Takahashi (Katana Maidens: Toji no Miko, Ms. Koizumi loves ramen noodles) is in charge of the script and series composition. Ken Mukaigawara (Ange Vierge, Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online) is designing the characters and serving as chief animation director.
Rifling 4 are also performing the ending theme song "Yūyake Friends" (Sunset Friends).
The manga's story follows Hikari Kokura, an incoming high school student who is excited to join her school's shooting club. When she gets there, she learns that the club has been shut down, and she must revive it.