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Lycoris Recoil Episode 6 Review – Best In Show

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Lycoris Recoil Episode 6 Review – Quick Summary

In Lycoris Recoil episode 6, “Opposites attract,” Takina received word that there was a pattern to ongoing attacks against Lycoris agents, so she needed to stay with Chisato until the danger passed. She said this to Chisato, on the phone, as she knocked on Chisato’s door. Can these two get along? Sure, Chisato was excited about the idea of a sleepover. But what about the chores? Or does Chisato have a plan about that? And what about the real danger – the assassins stalking the Lycoris?

Note: This post may include spoilers, so be cautious.

Favorite Quote from Lycoris Recoil Episode 6

Lycoris Recoil Episode 6: Chisato was bummed about having to buy yet another balcony door

Chisato seemed bummed she would have to replace the glass doors. Again. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

This show gives us a lot of interesting little details. For example, we found out that Chisato lives in one of the Lycoris safe houses. That means the entrance looks like a normal apartment, but the real living area is a secret floor beneath. It even took Takina by surprise.

The hacker wannabe sent some thugs to take Chisato out – to force her to kill to defend herself. When they arrived, picked the lock, and entered the apartment, they were surprised to find no furniture and no Chisato. That is, until she popped out of the secret entrance and began firing non-lethal bullets at them.

In the end, she chased them through the glass balcony doors, which shattered. As she walked back into the room and safed her pistol, she said to Takina (10:38), “I’ll have to order new windows again.”

Apparently, Chisato is used to this kind of thing!

Best in Show Moment for Lycoris Recoil Episode 6

Lycoris Recoil Episode 6: Kurumi took matters into her own hands

Kurumi realized it was up to her. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

Setup: Takina’s Happy Dance and Ominous Developments

I think seeing Takina’s victory dance at the end added at least five years to my life. The cute-o-meter broke trying to measure it. RIP, cute-o-meter. I wonder if they will go on sale at Amazon or another retailer soon.

The action was a blast to watch. At the same time, it raised a lot of questions. For example, how did Chisato survive being hit by a car without so much as a scratch? What did Mashima mean when he asked if Chisato were an “Alan Lycoris?” How did he survive an RPG explosion less than a meter away? 

Lycoris Recoil Episode 6: Mashima and Chisato must be made out of sterner stuff than most of us

For almost anyone else (except maybe Chisato), this would have been the last thing they saw. Mashima must be pretty resilient! Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

I like that these questions all align with the overarching plot. They feel intentional; they don’t feel like accidents or random, throw-away ideas. The plot seems as coherent as Chisato is cute.

Which is to say, very.

But my favorite moment puts that all aside in favor of two things: a little detail about combat realism and a computer expert saving the day. And yes, it’s a lot because I work with computers all day and often wonder how I could write a story where my keystrokes save the world.

I’m still working on it. But Lycoris Recoil found a way!

Delivery: Kurumi to the Rescue!

Chisato and Takina had just leapt into the getaway car’s back seat with Mika. Mizuki gave another demonstration of her badassery in driver form. But even as they sped away, they realized they had a problem. One of the bad guys had a shoulder-launched RPG, and he was lining it up with their car.

Chisato tried to shoot it. This is where realism in combat came into play. Pistols have a limited range. I think you can usually depend on accuracy for a 9mm pistol up to around fifty meters. Chisato still had her non-lethal rounds in the clip, and we’ve seen that they are even less accurate. So despite firing several shots, she couldn’t get close. The man lowered the RPG and prepared to pull the trigger.

Lycoris Recoil Episode 6: Chisato tried to shoot the RPG but she was out of range

With Takina out of bullets, Chisato did what she could. But she was out of effective range. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

Back in LycoReco, Kurumi pulled her VR headset down and said (20:09), “Guess I have no choice.” Then she slammed her little drone right into the man’s face.

I mean, it was a perfect strike. Knocked him clear off his feet. He still fired the RPG, but it hit the car that Mashima was trying to get into.

Guess all I have to do if I want to save the world with my keyboard is get some drones in the air.

What did you think of Chisato’s reaction to losing her poncho? What were your favorite moments in the episode? Feel free to let me know in the comments!

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