A teaser trailer previews the upcoming original anime series, Lycoris Recoil, which will make its directorial debut with designer and animator Shingo Adachi.
Kodoani.com – A teaser trailer has been dropped for the new original anime series, Lycoris Recoilthis will be the first time directing Shingo Adachi, who is best known for his character design work for the series. Sword Art Online.
The trailer, posted on the US distributor Aniplex’s Twitter account, gives viewers a first look at the main characters of Lycoris Recoil, Chisato Nishikigi, and Takina Inoue, and asks the question, “It won’t. Is it more interesting to be together?” At the moment, little is known about the anime’s story or setting, but the voice actors for the two main roles have been revealed: Chika Anzai (Pretty Boy Detective Club, The Night Behind the Tricornered Window) will play Chisato and Shion Wakayama (Police in a Pod, Dr Stone) as Takina.
#NEWS Lycoris Recoil, a brand new original anime series from A-1 Pictures and Director Shingo Adachi featuring an original story by Asaura and character design by Imigimuru is coming in 2022! pic.twitter.com/1cC57NXURJ
— Aniplex of America (@aniplexUSA) December 31, 2021
Several other members of the creative team have also been revealed. Adachi is joined by Imigimuru (This Art Club Has a Problem!), who is designing the characters, and Asaura (Phantom in the Twilight), who is penning the original story. A-1 Pictures, the critically acclaimed studio behind Darling in the Franxx, Your Lie in April, Sword Art Online and The Seven Deadly Sins, is producing Lycoris Recoil.
A-1 Pictures has several other upcoming projects in addition to the new Adachi series. The studio is also producing a third season of Kaguya-sama: Love is War?, titled Kaguya-sama: Love is War -Ultra Romantic-, which is scheduled to premiere in April 2022.
Furthermore, Sword Art Online Progressive: Scherzo of a Dark Dusk, A-1 Pictures’ follow-up to Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night, is slated for release next year. Based on the light novels by Reki Kawahara and abec, these films are extended retellings of the “Aincrad” side of the story. Aria of a Starless Night introduced Mito/Misumi Tozawa to the franchise and grossed over a million dollars in its opening weekend at the US box office.
Lycoris Recoil is expected to be released sometime in 2022.