Lycoris Recoil is an original anime produced by A-1 Pictures that aired from July to September of this year.
It follows protagonists Chisato Nishikigi and Takina Inoue, members of an elite and secret organization known as DA, which confronts incidents of terrorism all while posing as high-school students working at the cafe LycoReco.
This series is packed with not only full-fledged action scenes but also heartwarming slice-of-life scenes, which helped it rise to popularity as it was frequently seen trending on Twitter and other social media this year.
Lycoris Recoil ranked 12th in 2022's "Net Buzzword 100," a project to determine the words that wer trending the most online based on how many people access each word's entry in either the pixiv Encyclopedia or Nico Nico Pedia.
In honor of these gorgeous gunslingers, we've compiled some of the amazing fan art found on pixiv that highlights what made them such a hit. Have a look, but be careful... these girls are taking aim at your heart!