Rifle is Beautiful Episode 1: Welcome to the Rifle Shooting Club

Rifle is Beautiful is easier to remember than Chidori RSC but in case readers cannot find the anime by typing the former then try the latter.

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Our lead cuties.

We kicked things off with Hikari excitedly rushing to apply for the Rifle Club but due to poor sense of direction she got lost. Luckily her bestie/soul mate Izumi was there. They’re an Airhead X Levelheaded couple.

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“Insert Infinity War meme here”.

Unfortunately for our heroines the school faculty recently decided to shut down the club due to lack of interest but if the duo could get two more girls to join there was hope.

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Erika.

Hikari thought it’d be tough but Izumi remembered seeing a familiar face at the entrance ceremony. Enter Erika who had a past with Hikari, meaning she came 3rd in a Junior High Rifle Tournament while Hikari was 2nd. The two asked her to join and she was like “Only if we train super hard to become the best in Japan”. Hikari’s response:

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Hikari’s drive to be a pro shooter wasn’t the problem. It’s her lack of interest in studying.

One more member to go.

Yukio

Yukio.

If I’m not mistaken this anime now has the world record for “Fastest Girls’ Club formation time in an anime” in less than 7 minutes.

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Rifle Shooting Club ready for practice.

Thus the adventures of the RSC had begun.

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Hikari the fearless leader.

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Izumi the trump card.

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I think I know who will be Sir Nickolas’ favorite. Erika’s Half-Russian by the way.

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Yukio is the token “Poker Face” cutie but unlike others of her type she has more than one facial expression. You just have to be super quick to see her facial change.

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Erika’s an ojou-sama too.

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Give them time. Their relationship will grow even stronger.

I don’t know if I can cover this one weekly. The premiere was a super fun and cute Girls Club premiere so there isn’t much else I can add.

PS: Erika and Yukio remind me of Asuka and Rei from Evangelion for some reason.

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19 Responses to Rifle is Beautiful Episode 1: Welcome to the Rifle Shooting Club

  1. Teagan Blayn Litcott says:

    I do appreciate that they didn’t waste too much time on forming their club. I’m curious to see how much story we can get from the theme of the club (as all they do is standing, aiming and shooting). Maybe it will be more of a serene, informative show, like Yuru Camp?
    So on the girls’ front, we have a tsundere, a kuudere, a genki and a normal girl (who is surprisingly not a tsukkomi to Hikari’s boke). Hikari also seems very shippable with all three of her clubmates.

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  2. Nick says:

    Cute and fun first ep, I really liked it. Erika is looking like an early favorite for me, but I guess we already knew that would happen. Hikari is really cute too, she’s so energetic and bubbly, it’s hard not to smile when she’s doing something.

    Not a whole lot to discuss, I can see what you mean by not being able to cover this one weekly. I guess we’ll see how future eps go.

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    • OG-Man says:

      The moment I saw Erika I knew she’d be your pick for best girl.

      Hikari is precious along with her relationship to Izumi.

      It’s not a bad thing because the show looks to be super fun and that’s more important.

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  3. Yuri and Me says:

    I have nothing to say much about this anime either,.. Hikari and Izumi are pretty much a married couple and it’s only episode 1. Erika is a Tsundere but she isn’t stubborn unlike many Tsundere of anime. You have to keep your eyes on the screen to see Yukio smile but it’s worth seeing her smile.

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  4. Little Viktoria says:

    Hikari’s harem is beautiful!

    I’m curious what the anime will be about, since the club formation drama was wonderfully short-lived, and since the sport is just them being propped up immobile and pressing a button ^^

    Perhaps the focus will be on the interaction of the girls with each other and with the other teams. There were lots of cuties in the OP.

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  5. mikubikki says:

    we up for a treat :3, another oasis this season, hypeee for next episode owo

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  6. LuzeP says:

    I enjoyed the premiere a lot. All the girls are funny and adorable. Yukio got my attention the most in this episode. The show is like the usual girls club anime but taking different routes. For example, they don’t waste time to form the club. A tsundere type but not really. A cool poker face one but not really. A laidback protagonist but ambitious. I think I’m gonna like where this is going. Hikari x Izumi have the potential. The beam rifle is really cool. Looking forward to seeing more.

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  7. qorl says:

    OG-man have you heard about an upcoming VN called Salting the Earth? Apparently it’s about a Nymph “pining for muscular women”. Like, huge orc ladies.

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  8. chikorita157 says:

    As expected, the first episode is enjoyable and cute. It’s nice that the club disbandment crisis is solved rather easily. Still, I have a feeling that Erika and Hikari might make a good pairing although Hikari and Izumi is more than best friends.

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    • OG-Man says:

      As far as I know this show set the world record of fastest club recruitment in a Girls’ Club series at less than 7 minutes.

      We’ll see how far Erika’s craving for Hikari snuggles goes. Otherwise Hikari’s soul mate is Izumi.

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  9. Makoto Itoshi says:

    If you don’t cover this one weekly, I recommend covering Z/X Code Reunion, the main duo already had kind of a marriage and it’s just episode 2. Gives heavy Hina Logi vibes.

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  10. yurimylove says:

    for a sec there i thought The Koromo had quitted mahjong and decided to try her hand at rifle shooting instead 😀

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