Is Lycoris Recoil a Yuri Anime? Genre Explained

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Is Lycoris Recoil a Yuri Anime? Genre Explained

Summer is the perfect time for lighthearted, wholesome anime that put a smile on your face. Enter Lycoris Recoil, an anime with all the recipes for a cult classic! However, it’s a little quirky, so fans are unsure whether Lycoris Recoil is a yuri anime, or what genre it is at all.

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Lycoris Recoil is an original anime, so there’s only so much we can work out until the series starts to air. Regardless, here’s what we know so far.

What is Lycoris Recoil About?

Lycoris Recoil is a comedy anime that follows two young girls working at a Japanese cafe that caters to every order.

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The story revolves around Lyco Reco, an eccentric Japanese tea cafe that not only offers drinks but caters for almost any order – from local courier jobs to fighting zombies.

The anime primarily follows Chisato, a bright and excitable waitress, and the more level-headed Takina. There are also other workers at the cafe who get pulled into weird and wonderful adventures.

Lycoris Recoil is created by Asaura (Ben-To), with character designs by Muru Imigi, the mangaka behind This Art Club Has a Problem.

The original anime is directed by Shingo Adachi, who was the animation director for the hit restaurant comedy Working!!

Is Lycoris Recoil a Yuri Anime?

Is Lycoris Recoil a Yuri Anime
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Despite a lot of rumours surrounding the show, there has been nothing to confirm whether or not Lycoris Recoil is a yuri anime. However, it’s likely there will at least be yuri themes, if not an actual romance.

The most notable series created by Asaura previously, Ben-To, was also a yuri anime, which first fuelled speculation.

A lot of the rumours started, however, when a key visual for the series was released. The visual shows the two main characters, Chisato and Takina, holding hands and hints at a potential romance.

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There is also the character video for Mizuki Nakahara, including a scene which potentially shows the main characters dancing together:

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Of course, we won’t know for sure about any of this until episodes start to be released!

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What Genre is Lycoris Recoil?

Lycoris Recoil Yuri Genre Explained
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At its core, Lycoris Recoil is a comedy anime with slice-of-life themes.

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It’s likely that the director Adachi will take inspiration from his time on Working, one of the best examples of this kind of show.

Working was a comedy slice-of-life anime with a restaurant as its centrepiece. That series was permeated with different romances and couples but kept the comedy angle at the forefront for most episodes.

While Ben-To, Asaura’s previous series, was yuri, that also was primarily a comedy series.

So, if you’re not sure if Lycoris Recoil is for you, I would urge you to give it a shot! It has all the ingredients to be one of those quirky comedy anime that fans talk about for many years.