Lycoris Recoil is getting another manga, this time an official spin-off. The A-1 Pictures’ original anime officially ended today after 13 episodes and nearly three months of broadcasting. However, fans have a lot to look forward to as the first volume of the manga adaptation and an anthology are coming later this year – in December.
In addition to the manga adaptation by Bizen Yasunori and the previously announced spin-off light novel by Asaura with Imigimuru’s illustrations, the spin-off manga will follow the daily lives of Takina and Chisato. Kanari Abe, the mangaka behind High School Fleet, is in charge of the art. ComicWalker and Nico Nico Manga will be serializing the official Lycoris Recoil spin-off manga. A celebratory illustration has been revealed:
Lycoris Recoil began airing this July and it quickly won over the hearts of seasonal anime watchers, ranking quite highly in Anime Corner’s weekly polls. The main cast includes:
- Shion Wakayama as Takina Inoue
- Chika Anzai as Chisato Nishikigi
- Misaki Kuno as Kurumi
- Ami Koshimizu as Mizuki Nakahara
- Kosuke Sakaki as Mika
- Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Majima
The story is an original work by Spider Lily (consisting of Kadokawa Corporation, Dentsu Entertainment, and Aniplex) and Asaura, who is credited for the original story.
Crunchyroll describes the plot as:
For these peaceful days――there’s a secret behind it all.
A secret organization that prevents crimes: “DA – Direct Attack”.
And their group of all-girl agents: “Lycoris”.
This peaceful everyday life is all thanks to these young girls.
The elite Chisato Nishikigi is the strongest Lycoris agent of all time.
Alongside is Takina Inoue, the talented but mysterious Lycoris.
They work together at one of its branches–Café LycoReco.
Here, the orders this café takes range from coffee and sweets to childcare, shopping, teaching Japanese to foreign students, etc.
It’s mostly tasks unbefitting of Lycoris.
The free-spirited and optimistic pacifist, Chisato.
And the cool-headed and efficient Takina.
The chaotic everyday lives of this mismatched duo begin!
Source: Oricon News
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