Lycoris Recoil is an original anime series that ended last week, but the series has been trending on Twitter for multiple reasons. Despite the embarrassing incident where some fans targeted the anime scriptwriter’s Twitter account for not writing the Yuri ending, fans liked the ending well.
In Japanese Twitter, “リ コ リ コ 14 話” (LycoReco episode 14) trended as apparently fans don’t accept the reality that the series is already over and are waiting for a non-existent fourteenth episode. If there was episode 14, it would have been released on October 1st. Many fans joked by reviewing episode 14, writing comments like, “Lyco Rico episode 14 Chisa Taki wedding ceremony was good wish you happiness forever”.
The new trend was even noticed by those who worked on the Lycoris Recoil series. Imigi Muru, a character designer, responded to the hashtag and even retweeted several posts about it. Hideo Kojima (renowned video game producer), possibly the series’ most prominent fan, responded to the hashtag, unsure what to do, now that the series is over, unsure whether to watch repeats of the Japanese Game Genome program, watch a movie, or read a book.
The abundance of posts illustrates how deeply the series has rooted its place into the hearts of Japanese and international fans, and the huge DVD and Blu-ray sales is the further proof of the series’ popularity.
Although the Lycoris Recoil anime series has already ended, a manga adaptation of the anime, drawn by Yasunori Bizen, began serialisation in Japan last month and is being published in the Media Factory’s Monthly Comic Flapper magazine. A spin-off manga focusing on the daily lives of Chisato and Takina will debut this month on Kadokawa’s ComicWalker app.
An event dedicated to Lycoris Recoil is set to take place on Feb 11, 2023, in Japan, and who knows we might get new information about Lycoris Recoil season 2. All 13 episodes of LycoRico are streaming on Crunchyroll.