The official website for director Shingo Adachi‘s original television anime Lycoris Recoil posted the anime’s first character promotional video on Wednesday. The video introduces the cafe staff member Chisato Nishikigi:
The always smiling Chisato lives for the present moment. She is sentimental and easy to deceive, but she finds enjoyment in everything and bounces back from any setback. Her favorite things are unexpected twists, turns, and trouble.
The story is set in “Lyco-Reco” (Riko-Riko) a Japanese-style cafe in the old downtown area of Tokyo. The cafe takes in orders for anything from delicious coffee to sugary sweets … and perhaps a little something extra like dealing with kids, business negotiations, love advice, one-on-ones about zombies and giant monsters, and more. “No matter what you order, we’ll serve it up…!”
The cast includes:
Chika Anzai as the always smiling Chisato Nishikigi
Shion Wakayama as the more reserved and serious Takina Inoue
Ami Koshimizu as Mizuki Nakahara, who is around 30 and desperately seeking marriage
Misaki Kuno as Kurumi, who doesn’t want to work
Kosuke Sakaki as Mika, the café manager
The anime will be Adachi’s directorial debut. Before this anime, Adachi was the character designer and chief animation director for Sword Art Online and Wagnaria!! (Working!!). Imigimuru (This Art Club Has a Problem!) is designing the television anime, and A-1 Pictures is producing the project. Ben-To author Asaura drafted the story. Kimika Onai (Nogizaka46, Sakurazaka46 outfits) designed the characters’ uniforms.
The series will premiere in July. Anzai and Wakayama will appear at the advance screening of the first three episodes at TOHO CINEMAS Kinshichō Rakutenchi theater in Tokyo on June 12.
Sources: Lycoris Recoil anime’s website and Twitter account, Comic Natalie