Kojima initially thought the anime was the critically acclaimed Licorice Pizza movie
Kodoani.com – Author Metal Gear, Hideo Kojima posted on Twitter recently the story of how he discovered it by accident Lycoris Recoil and become an instant fan.
アマプラはあまり慣れておらず、「コーダ あいのうた」を探すのに戸惑った。探索中に「リコリス・ピザ？」風の名のアニメ「リコリス・リコイル」を偶然見つけた。暗殺ライセンスを持つ少女アサシン3話まで観た。4話は何処だ！ pic.twitter.com/0M46gDJpfV
— (@Kojima_Hideo) July 24, 2022
While searching Amazon Prime for the multiple Academy Award-winning CODA film, Hideo Kojima stumbled across what he initially thought was a recent critically-acclaimed film, Licorice Pizza. However, on a second look, he discovered that it was not “Licorice Pizza” but “Licoris Recoil”. (“Licorice” and “Lycoris” are spelled identically in Japanese.) Kojima was taken aback when he read the description of a girl with a license to kill working at a cafe. “Is this typical of Japanese anime?” He thought to himself. But before he knew it, he had already watched all three episodes that were released later and eagerly awaited the fourth season.
— (@Kojima_Hideo) July 26, 2022
In fact, in a follow-up tweet, Kojima gave his thoughts on the fourth episode after watching it – an emoji by a pair of boxers – and mentioned that it reminded him that he hasn’t been to the aquarium in a long time. He also said that he will definitely watch the next episode. I think at this point, it’s safe to say that Kojima, like many of us, really enjoys this anime.