Additional casts for TV Anime 『Rifle is Beautiful』 such as Natsumi Fujiwara, Minami Takahashi, Manaka Iwami, M・A・O, Yukiyo Fujii will be joining. Comments from the casts have arrived as well, such as 「Although it is still minor and really “quiet” for a competition, its a battle where they fight against various pressures and emotions, putting their thoughts into one shot can be supported with the help from their friends！ A youth that gives out a warm feeling！ I wish everyone could enjoy the anime」 from Machico who plays as Hikari Kokura.
『Rifle is Beautiful』 is based off a “Shooting Club Girls 4 Koma” by Salmiakki. Chidori High School Shooting Club have decided to switch from beam rifle to air rifle. However, is it too late for Hikari who alone failed the exam …?
The additional cast announced this time will be playing the characters from the rival schools that are passionate about shooting competition and the characters that support the main characters. The roles are as follow, Natsumi Fujiwara as Akira Shinonome, Reina Ueda as Misa Kuroi, Minami Takahashi as Karen Sakashita, Manaka Iwami as Ryoko Mochizuki, M・A・O as Rei Asakura and Yukiyo Fujii as Yuko Tsurumaki. In addition, Azusa Tadokoro as Marina Tsuji, Hiyori kono as Ako Toma and Kaori Nazuka as Nodoka Ogura.
TV Anime 『Rifle is Beautiful』 will begin broadcast from October 13th 2019 on TOKYO MIX.
＜Below contains the full commentary＞
【Hikari Kokura Role：Machico】
I personally found out about beam rifles from 『Rifle is Beautiful』. Although it is really minor and really “quiet” for a competition, its a battle where they fight against various pressures and emotions, putting their thoughts into one shot can be supported with the help from their friends！ A youth that gives out a warm feeling！ I wish everyone could enjoy the anime♪
【Izumi Shibusawa Role：Akane Kumada】
When I was decided for a role, I was really happy! with that feeling, I also had a question like, what is a beam rifle? While I read the original script again and studied about the competition on my own, I was being lured in more and more. I will do my best to be able to pull out Shibuzawa Izumi’s kindness that is like the sun itself as , so I would be happy if everyone could give a lot of love to this work.
【Erika Meinohama Role：Saki Minami】
I was surprised to think there is such a wonderful competition I thought when I read the original …! I think there are more people who still don’t know about beam rifles, but I would be glad if everyone can get a little interested in beam rifles by watching this work. I personally think that high school girls x guns is the best combination! Hope you all will enjoy it !!
【Yukio Igarashi Role：Anna Yamaki】
This is the first time I’ve heard of a beam rifle competition, I am very happy that my interests have broaden once again. If you’re new to beam rifles just like Hikari, let’s have fun with a Rifle Life with Hikari and the others! If you have ever experienced using a rifle, there is no doubt that it will be a thrilling and sympathetic show!
【Akira Shinonome Role：Natsumi Fujiwara】
I am really happy to be involved in this kind of work because I like games with firearms like rifles because of the shooting parts from the story. I’m also really excited to play a very attractive character named Akira Shinonome. I hope it will be enjoyable for those who enjoyed reading the original Rifle is Beautiful and those who only watches anime. Looking forward to work with you all.
【Misa Kuroi Role：Reina Ueda】
I was able to come into contact with a beam rifle competition for the first time. During the recording, there were a lot of character monologues during the competition, and I was surprised to actually use more physical strength and energy than I was supposed to. I would like to do my best with the amount of passion that is comparable to Chidori High School.
【Karen Sakashita Role：Minami Takahashi】
It’s a work that gives you a feeling of fluffiness, tension and youth. Please look forward to the the mysterious atmosphere and the cuteness of the characters! Karen will do her best!!
【Ryoko Mochizuki Role：Manaka Iwami】
I am very happy to be able to play in such a cute world where I can watch and be healed! Rifle shooting is a dream that I want to do once in my life, so I want to challenge myself somewhere. I will do my best to deliver the work to everyone happily !! Look forward to work with you!
【Rei Asakura Role：M・A・O】
My name is M・A・O. I played as the general manager of the shooting club and showed a tough attitude with both myself and others, but I felt that it was a wonderful character filled with humanity with a few weak points and mischievousness. I will do my best to draw out Asakura-san’s charm, so I would be happy if you could check out the original work and the anime. Nice to work with you!
【Yuko Tsurumaki Role：Yukiyo Fujii】
The after-recording studio was filled with only gorgeous girls, and it was like I was sucked into the comic itself. Even if i don’t make the role, I had a feeling like『My, what cute girls…』. Tsurumaki-sensei is a cute but unusual teacher, so I want to have fun playing as her! Looking forward to work with you all!!
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