Sword Art Online Designer Announces New Anime Series, Lycoris Recoil

A trailer previews the upcoming original anime series, Lycoris Recoil, which will be designer and animator Shingo Adachi’s directorial debut.

A trailer has been released for the new original anime series, Recoil of Lycoriswhich will be the directorial debut of Shingo Adachi, who is best known for his work as a character designer for several titles in the Sword Art Online franchise.

The trailer, posted on distributor Aniplex’s US Twitter account, gives viewers their first look at Lycoris declineit’s main characters, Chisato Nishikigi and Takina Inoue, and asks the question, “Wouldn’t it be more exciting together?” Currently, there is little information about the anime’s story or setting, but the voice actors for the two leads have been revealed: Chika Anzai (Pretty Boy Detective Club, The Night Behind the Tricorn Window) plays Chisato and Shion Wakayama (Police in a capsule, Dr Stone) plays Takina.


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A few other members of the creative team have also been revealed. Adachi is joined by Imigimuru (This art club has a problem!), who designs the characters, and Asaura (ghost in the twilight), who wrote the original story. A-1 Pictures, the critically acclaimed studio behind Darling in the Franxx, Your lie in April and several entries in the Sword Art Online and The seven deadly sins franchises, product Recoil of Lycoris.

A-1 Pictures has several other upcoming projects beyond Adachi’s new series. The studio is also producing a third season of Kaguya-sama: Love is war?entitled Kaguya-sama: Love is War -Ultra Romantic-, which is set to debut in April 2022. The studio also recently completed another original series, the Supernatural. Visual Jailwhich is available to stream via Funimation.


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Besides, Sword Art Online Progressive: Scherzo of Dark TwilightA-1 Pictures sequel to Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night, is scheduled to premiere next year. Based on the light novels by Reki Kawahara and abec, these films are an expanded retelling of the “Aincrad” arc of the story. Air of a starless night introduced Mito/Misumi Tozawa to the franchise and earned over $1 million in its opening weekend at the US box office. Adachi did not work on Air of a starless night and we don’t know if he is part of Scherzo of a dark twilightThe creative team of.


Recoil of Lycoris should be released in 2022.

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