It seems some fans of the hit TV anime Lycoris Recoil weren’t so happy with the series’ finale. Many viewers took their frustrations on Twitter, even harassing one of the scriptwriters of the show for not giving the two main characters, Chisato Nishikigi and Takina Inoue, a romantic ending.
Yūsuke Kanbayashi, a scriptwriter for the anime, was flooded with hate comments online following the series’ finale on Saturday, Sept 24. Yūsuke was the one who wrote the episodes 4, 8, 9, 11, 12, and 13 of the anime.
The staff member, via his Twitter account, expressed his thanks to everyone who watched the show.
Some fans, however, were quick to express their disappointment, even anger, for how the anime turned out. Most of the hate were rooted from how the last few episodes of the anime focused more on Chisato and Majima, the main antagonist of the series. Fans also noticed how the latter episodes pretty much put Takina on the sideline.
One Twitter user called Yūsuke’s scripts “awful,” even going as far as saying that the fight scene between Chisato and Majima made him “want to vomit.”
Another user also said Yūsuke proved himself to be the “worst” scriptwriter based on the last four episodes of the series.
Other hate replies to the original Tweet include the following:
Some users even went as far as posting an edited picture of Yūsuke on a leash while being led by Majima like a dog.
Fortunately, many other fans were quick to defend the staff member and call out the toxic behaviors of other Twitter users.
@Baleygr086 said the clear acts of harrassment were “disturbing.” The user also advised other fans to “rethink their life choices.”
The same sentiments were expressed by @ChibiReviews, describing the online flak as “disgusting.”
What is Lycoris Recoil All About?
Lycoris Recoil is a TV anime produced by A-1 Pictures. Crunchyroll, the platform streaming the series, describes the anime as follows:
For these peaceful days――there’s a secret behind it all.
A secret organization that prevents crimes: “DA – Direct Attack”. And their group of all-girl agents: “Lycoris”. This peaceful everyday life is all thanks to these young girls. The elite Chisato Nishikigi is the strongest Lycoris agent of all time. Alongside is Takina Inoue, the talented but mysterious Lycoris. They work together at one of its branches–Café LycoReco.
Here, the orders this café takes range from coffee and sweets to childcare, shopping, teaching Japanese to foreign students, etc. It’s mostly tasks unbefitting of Lycoris.
The free-spirited and optimistic pacifist, Chisato. And the cool-headed and efficient Takina. The chaotic everyday lives of this mismatched duo begin!Crunchyroll
The series was well-received by many and was deemed to be among the most popular anime of Summer 2022. The show was such a success that a manga and a light novel series were both created following the release of the anime.