This year's combined 21st and 22nd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine revealed a visual, cast, and staff for the television anime adaptation of Akki Sarumi's Rifle is Beautiful four-panel manga on Thursday.
The main cast members, who also form the related idol unit Rifling 4, include:
- Machico as Hikari Kokura
- Akane Kumada as Izimi Shibusawa
- Saki Minami as Erika Meinohama
- Anna Yamaki as Yukio Igarashi
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.
Additional cast members include:
- Prop Design, Art Design: Jyu Ishiguchi
- Art Director: Tatsurō Ōnishi (Kusanagi)
- Color Design: Akiko Inoue (Wish)
- HOA: Tri-Slash
- Graphic Art: Hirofumi Araki
- Director of Photography: Kazumasa Someya
The manga's story follows Hikari Kokura, an incoming high school student who is excited to join her school's shooting club. However, when she gets there, she learns that the club has been shut down, so she must revive it.
Sources: Young Jump issue 21/22, Rifle is Beautiful anime's website