Lycoris Recoil, the hit girl-with-guns anime from 2022, will make its English-language television debut on Adult Swim’s Toonami action block on Cartoon Network.
Announced at Anime NYC 2023, Aniplex of America revealed that the English dub of Lycoris Recoil will air on Toonami on January 20, 2024. This will be the first time the series will air on broadcast channels English; Previously, both the subbed and English dub versions were only available on the streaming site Crunchyroll.
Originally airing from July 2, 2022 to September 24, 2022, Lycoris Recoil follows Takina Inoue, an agent of a female-run government task force called “Lycoris.” After her attempt to rescue a colleague endangers the lives of others, Takina is demoted and transferred to work undercover at the cafe “LycoReco” with elite agent Chisato Nishikigi. Lycoris Recoil is an original anime project from A-1 Pictures. Shingo Adachi, character designer for series including Sword Art Online and Mega Man Star Force, makes his directorial debut with Lycoris Recoil. Adachi is also credited as the series’ creator.
In late March, Lycoris Recoil won the Best Original Anime category in the 2023 Crunchyroll Anime Awards. Adachi, who personally accepted the award, thanked fans for their support and said the series will return. Unfortunately, not everyone involved in the creation of Lycoris Recoil received the emotional support that Adachi experienced. Screenwriter Yūsuke Kanbayashi became a target of toxic Lycoris Recoil fans for his creative decisions regarding the Season 1 finale and the overall plot.
In August 2022, the English dub of Lycoris Recoil was added to the Crunchyroll streaming library. Produced by Aniplex of America, the British cast includes Lizzie Freeman as Chisato Nishikigi and Xanthe Huynh as Takina Inoue. Also starring are Jennifer Losi as Mizuki Nakahara, Lisa Reimold as Kurumi, Bob Carter as Mika and Kayleigh McKee as Kusunoki. Lycoris Recoil’s upcoming Toonami broadcast follows its acquisition of the Demon Slayers anime series and its rebroadcast of Cartoon Network’s original anime series IGPX: Immortal Grand Prix.
The English dub of Lycoris Recoil will air on January 20, 2024, on Adult Swim’s Toonami channel on Cartoon Network. The series is currently available to stream on Crunchyroll.
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