Rifle is Beautiful
|Rifle is Beautiful|
Cover of Rifle is Beautiful volume 1 by Shueisha
(Raifuru Izu Byūtifuru)
|Genre||Sports (10m air rifle)|
|Written by||Akki Sarumi|
|Magazine||Tonari no Young Jump|
|Original run||April 2015 – present|
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Masanori Takahashi|
|Written by||Tatsuya Takahashi|
|Music by||Satoshi Hono|
|Original network||Tokyo MX, SUN, KBS, BS11|
|Original run||October 13, 2019 – present|
Rifle is Beautiful (ライフル・イズ・ビューティフル Raifuru Izu Byūtifuru) is a Japanese four-panel manga series by Akki Sarumi. It has been serialized online via Shueisha's Tonari no Young Jump website since April 2015, and has been collected in four tankōbon volumes. An anime television series adaptation by studio 3Hz premiered on October 13, 2019.
Hikari Kokura, a passionate marksman enrolls at Chidori High School, which has a target shooting club, but discovers the club was dissolved due to a lack of members. She restarts the club by finding three new members to join her, with the goal of making it into a national competition.
- Hikari Kokura (小倉ひかり Kokura Hikari)
- Voiced by: Machico
- Izimi Shibusawa (渋沢泉水 Shibusawa Izimi)
- Voiced by: Akane Kumada
- Erika Meinohama (姪浜エリカ Meinohama Erika)
- Voiced by: Saki Minami
- Yukio Igarashi (五十嵐雪緒 Igarashi Yukio)
- Voiced by: Anna Yamaki
- Akira Shinonome (東雲あきら Shinonome Akira)
- Voiced by: Natsumi Fujiwara
- Karen Sakashita (坂下花恋 Sakashita Karen)
- Voiced by: Minami Takahashi
- Rei Asakura (朝倉零 Asakura Rei)
- Voiced by: M.A.O
- Misa Kuroi (黒井ミサ Kuroi Misa)
- Voiced by: Reina Ueda
- Ryōko Mochizuki (望月涼子 Mochizuki Ryōko)
- Voiced by: Manaka Iwami
- Yūko Tsurumaki (鶴巻裕子 Tsurumaki Yūko)
- Voiced by: Yukiyo Fujii
- Marina Tsuji (辻まりな Tsuji Marina)
- Voiced by: Azusa Tadokoro
- Ako Tōma (当麻あこ Tōma Ako)
- Voiced by: Hiyori Kono
- Nodoka Ogura (小倉のどか Ogura Nodoka)
- Voiced by: Kaori Nazuka
|1||May 19, 2016||ISBN 978-4-08-890357-6|
|2||December 19, 2016||ISBN 978-4-08-890509-9|
|3||September 19, 2017||ISBN 978-4-08-890745-1|
|4||October 19, 2018||ISBN 978-4-08-891143-4|
An anime adaptation was announced in the 46th issue of Weekly Young Jump magazine on October 18, 2018. The television series is animated by studio 3Hz and directed by Masanori Takahashi, with Tatsuya Takahashi handling series composition, and Ken Mukaigawara designing the characters. It premiered on October 13, 2019 on Tokyo MX, SUN, KBS, and BS11. The series' opening theme song is "Let's go! Rifling 4!!!!" (Let's go!ライフリング４!!!!), while the series' ending theme song is "Yūyake Friends" (夕焼けフレンズ), both performed by Rifling 4 (a group consisting of Machico, Akane Kumada, Saki Minami, and Anna Yamaki). Sentai Filmworks has licensed the anime in North America under the title Chidori RSC. The series will run for 12 episodes.
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- ライフル・イズ・ビューティフル 2. books.shueisha.co.jp (in Japanese). Shueisha. Retrieved June 5, 2019.
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