Lycoris Recoil removes artwork from video output due to poisoning issues

Due to fears of mimicry, the video releases of the eleventh episode of Lycoris Recoil omit scenes of characters putting poisonous flowers in their mouths.


Shingo Adachi’s Popular Action/Slice of Life Anime Home Video Releases Recoil of Lycoris will omit scenes of characters putting red spider lilies in their mouths.


User @Shonenleaks shared the news on his Twitter page. According to their message, the scenes in question are from episode 11 and will be removed for security reasons. The red spider lily (Lycoris Radiata) is poisonous to humans and animals because it contains a poisonous chemical called lycorine. While a red spider lily does not contain enough lycorine to kill a human, ingestion can cause abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Due to the plant’s toxicity, officials urge fans not to imitate the acts depicted in the artwork.

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A-1 Pictures’ Recoil of Lycoris is the directorial debut of Shingo Adachi, who previously worked as character designer and lead animator for several entries in the Sword Art Online franchise. The anime revolves around an all-female secret crime-fighting organization called Lycoris. Chisato Nishikigi, a free-spirited high school girl and Lycoris’ most powerful agent, takes on missions for the organization with the help of her partner, a mysterious girl named Takina Inuoe. Although the series is very action-oriented, it also embodies the key elements of the slice-of-life genre, with Chisato and Takina frequently participating in significantly less chaotic activities like working part-time at a cafe and shopping.


Lycoris Recoil is an original anime

Unlike many other notable anime titles, Recoil of Lycoris has no existing manga or light novel. The anime features an original story by Asaura and character designs by Imagimuru (This art club has a problem!). In addition to being a director, Shingo Adachi also handled the composition of the series. Hotaka Okamoto (A play stampede) and Maiko Ikeda served as the series’ art directors. Toshitaka Morioka (Sword Art Online: Alicization-War of Underworld) was the director of CGI. Shuhei Mutsuki composed the music.

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Recoil of Lycoris first Blu-ray volume, which contained the first three episodes, launched in Japan on September 21. It sold around 21,000 copies in its first week, the highest of any TV anime in its first week of 2022. A limited edition version of Recoil of Lycoris Flight. 1 will be released in Japan on October 3. Asauna also created a lighthearted spin-off titled Ordinary days of receding Lycoris, which launched in Japan on September 9. The story focuses on scenes from Chisato and Takina’s lives that were never shown in the anime. Due to unexpected demand for the novel, it was reprinted twice, reaching 100,000 copies in print before its official launch.

Recoil of Lycoris is available to stream on Crunchyroll.

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