While Yoshi gets away and Chisato manages to defeat Robota’s attack with a flash drive, she confronts Majima. What is he up to with Yoshi out of the picture? Is Chisato’s fate sealed, or did someone else decides to intervene?
Last time, Chisato decides to get her back, which she found on the way back. But, of course, that was a trap as Majima shot back at the elevator. Mostly everyone is safe, but some of the bullets hit Sakura. In the end, Takina decides to return to stop Majima as the others retreat. After all, Takina thought Fuki should save her partner’s life. Besides, Takina is more up to the task of saving Chisato and dealing with Majima.
As for the final confrontation between Chisato and Majima, they had to take a break since Chisato was reaching her limit. Yes, he set up the bomb, which was just fireworks. Still, it seems that Majima sustained some injuries, although Chisato let them live. Takina managed to save Chisato from a fall in the nick of time.
During the break, he said something interesting. Majima said he would help the weakest faction just to keep that balance. Still, I doubt it will be the DA anytime soon as he tries to fulfill his philosophy several months later.
Surprisingly, while Yoshi and his assistant try to escape the old tower, Mika shows up. Sure, Takina saying the melodramatic line, “The heart is getting away,” was emotional, but she might have jumped the gun.
As expected, Mika faked his disability as he could move without a cane. Yes, Mika hid his actual strength. He throws his cane as he curb stomps Yoshi’s assistant to the pulp for sabotaging Chisato’s existing heart. That is before Mika deals with Yoshi, who is at his most vulnerable. While it’s tough for him to do this to the person he loves, he ultimately picks Chisato over Yoshi. After all, you can’t trust him when he does unethical things like propping up terrorist groups.
While it’s tough for him to do that, given the wicked thing Yoshi did last time, he must face the consequences. Interesting that he took the pasted message in the case on a card and threw it out. Although Kurumi knows the truth, Mika obviously can’t let Chisato find out the truth. Then again, Yoshi got what he wanted and deserved in the end, but not from someone he expected.
As expected, the Lycoris and Lilybells clean up the mess now that Robota has fessed up to his crimes. Interesting that there is a movie about Lycoris as a fictional organization as some action film. However, it’s not the real deal, obviously.
Also, the café reopened, and they found Chisato. Takina went to Okinawa just to pick her up. Yep, it’s all thanks to that couple from the first episode taking a picture with Chisato in the background.
I don’t think Chisato can get away when Kurumi can use AI technology to enhance the photo. Either way, it’s a nice reunion with Takina and Chisato. Also, they went to the Alola region, aka Hawaii, as LycoReco followed them there and opened a food truck. Yep, they may have retired from the whole Lycoris thing to enjoy a normal life.
Lycoris Recoil is probably one of the biggest surprises of this year. Besides the high-production values, the story is surprisingly intriguing. On the surface, people thought this show would be the usual slice-of-life show of girls working at a café. But, of course, it’s much more than that with an organization consisting of girls apprehending or taking out bad guys before committing crimes. All In the name of preserving the utopia in Japan.
As expected, the focus is on Chisato as it becomes apparent it’s a scheme to try to get her to fulfill the Allan Institute life goals. Unfortunately, the organization is still shrouded in mystery, even in the end, as the founder ultimately dies.
Still, Takina’s relationship with Chisato was interesting. Initially, she was gung-ho to get back into the DA introverted. However, as her character develops, she loosens up from not discovering the world outside the DA but her feelings for Chisato. Yes, to the point of doing anything to save Chisato’s life, even by killing Yoshi to rip out his artificial heart Mortal Kombat style. Still, it’s nice to see her and Chisato have a happy ending.
Also, it’s surprising that Mika has some type of romantic relationship with Yoshi. Of course, he had to sacrifice to save Chisato. Maybe it’s for the best. Also, Kurumi is a fun character mostly because she is a hacker girl. Also, seeing her interactions with Mizuki leads to hilarious moments.
That said, Lycoris Recoil is probably one of the top contenders for the best anime for this year. A-1 Pictures had put out some good works this year, the other being Akebi-chan no Sailor Fuku from their sister studio, CloverWorks. Overall, it’s a fun watch, and I look forward to getting to that spin-off light novel eventually.
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A most excellent show that is worthy of being one of the best anime of Summer 2022 and of the year. So much to love from start to finish but what I liked most were the comedy/SoL parts and of course everything ChisaTaki. A wonderful couple. Almost became my couple of the year but so far as of this writing one previous couple reign supreme.
Would really like a second season one day. Hopefully it can happen after the novel and manga spinoffs take off. There is clearly room to tell more stories and obviously further deepen ChisaTaki’s love.
Agreed, it’s probably the biggest surprise of the season and year. Chisato and Takina pairing and their development is nice and Chisato is a fun character.
I will eventually get to the light novel spinoff as I bought it earlier this month, but pretty sure it will get localized at some point. Still, I’m curious what they will do with the work now it gained some traction. Time will tell.