HOUSTON, TX – October 4, 2019 — Sentai Filmworks announced today that it acquired sports-comedy anime series Chidori RSC for the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Latin America, Netherlands, and Scandinavia and Nordic Countries. The series is based on the four-panel manga series Rifle is Beautiful by Akki Sarumi.
Hikari Kokura has a passion for competitive sharpshooting! To hone her skills, she enrolls at Chidori High School with the hope of joining their light beam rifle shooting club. Unfortunately for Hikari, the club has been disbanded due to lack of interest. Now it’s up to Hikari to recruit fellow students to re-energize the ranks and save the club. Otherwise, she’ll have to kiss her dreams of being the best markswoman around goodbye.
Chidori RSC is produced by Studio 3Hz (FLIP FLAPPERS, Princess Principal) and directed by Masanori Takahashi (When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace, For Whom the Alchemist Exists) while Tatsuya Takahashi (And you thought there is never a girl online?, THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS) provides series composition.
The series stars Machico (WorldEnd: What do you do at the end of the world? Are you busy? Will you save us?) as Hikari Kokura, Akane Kumada (That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime) as Izumi Shibusawa, Saki Minami (BanG Dream!) as Erika Meinohama, and Anna Yamaki (Hinomaru Sumo) as Yukio Igarashi. The aforementioned seiyuus have additionally formed the idol unit “Rifling 4;” they will perform the series’ opening theme song.
Chidori RSC will be available Fall 2019 to stream on select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.
About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
A Cool Japan Fund portfolio company, Sentai Filmworks is a leading global supplier of anime and official anime merchandise, distributing, and curating one of the industry’s most diverse libraries of top trending and classic titles. Sentai offers thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms and is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include MADE IN ABYSS, Land of the Lustrous, MONSTER MUSUME Everyday Life with Monster Girls and Parasyte -the maxim-, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Bloom Into You, Revue Starlight and DEVILS’ LINE, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes and The Big O. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.
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