If you’re a fan of “girls with guns” anime series, you should watch Lycoris Recoil online.

The series features a combination of secret agent missions, and slice-of-life café humor. 

We can help you find where to stream this series. This article will also demonstrate how to use a VPN to watch this series. 

Lycoris Recoil Basics

Lycoris Recoil at Crunchyroll - Spider Lily/ Aniplex/ ABC Animation/ BS11

Lycoris Recoil features a pair of sharpshooting, secret agent girls. Naturally, these two are opposites. Chisato is a cheerful, optimistic, and fun-loving girl. Takina is the serious one.

When Takina gets demoted, they end up working together at their secret organization’s Café LycoReco. The café serves as a base for various unusual tasks, and other more serious missions.

With its heavy emphasis on action, Lycoris Recoil could be compared to such series as Gunsmith Cats or Gunslinger Girl. However, with its café setting, it also feels a bit like Is The Order A Rabbit? (if every character had Rize’s weapon skills).

Lycoris Recoil Release Dates

Lycoris Recoil at Crunchyroll - Spider Lily/ Aniplex/ ABC Animation/ BS11

While a lot of anime start out as manga, Lycoris Recoil was an anime-first series. The anime was created by Asaura and Spider Lily, and directed by Shingo Adachi at A-1 Pictures.

Lycoris Recoil ran from July to September 2022. A seinen manga version of the series started in Media Factory’s Monthly Comic Flapper in September 2022.

Asaura also wrote a light novel, titled Lycoris Recoil: Ordinary Days, in September 2022.

List of Places to Watch Lycoris Recoil Online

  1. Netflix
  2. Crunchyroll
  3. Abema
  4. Amazon Prime Video (Japan)
  5. KKTV (Taiwan)

Note: All of the places mentioned are legal, licensed websites. You will find no pirate sites here.

Where to Watch Lycoris Recoil Online

1. Netflix

Lycoris Recoil at Netflix (Japan)

Netflix doesn’t have Lycoris Recoil in the United States.  However, you can watch it in a couple of other countries. 

The Japanese version comes with no subtitles or dubbing. But Netflix subscribers in Singapore can get subtitles in English and several Asian languages. 

We didn’t attempt to find Lycoris Recoil in every possible Netflix location. If Lycoris Recoil isn’t available on Netflix in your area, you will need a good VPN, such as NordVPN, if you want to watch. Here’s how:

How to Watch Lycoris Recoil Anywhere in the World

This method works on both desktop PCs and mobile phones or tablets.

  1. Purchase (or start a free trial) of a VPN. I can confirm that NordVPN works for this purpose.
  2. In the settings, choose Singapore as your location.
  3. Fire up the VPN and wait for it to do its magic
  4. Once you’re connected, navigate to Netflix (browser or app)
  5. Search “Lycoris Recoil” in the Netflix search bar and you should see the anime pop up.

NordVPN banner (Nord VPN)

Enjoy! Please note that if your Netflix library doesn’t update to reflect the country you selected in your VPN, you may have to clear the Netflix cache first and try again.

To do this on mobile, go to settings -> apps -> Netflix -> clear cache. To do this on PC, you have to clear the cache in your web browser.

I’ve had no trouble using this method and I still use NordVPN to watch anime from various Netflix country libraries daily.


  • A lot of good content


  • Geo-locked in some areas, unless you have a VPN

Price: Basic with ads, $6.99/ month. Basic: $9.99/ month. Standard: $15.49/ month. Premium: $19.99.

Language options:  In Japan, Japanese only. In Singapore, Japanese with English, Malay, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Indonesian, Thai, and Vietnamese.

Watch Lycoris Recoil online on Netflix.

2. Crunchyroll

Lycoris Recoil at Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll has the series in many places, including the United States. The anime streaming service offers dubbing and subtitles in several European languages.

However, the series is not available on Crunchyroll in many parts of Asia. If you are having trouble with Lycoris Recoil, it may be geo-locked in your area. This article contains tips on how to get around geolocation problems.  


  • A lot of current and classic anime shows
  • Many language options


  • Service may be geo-locked in some areas

Price: Free, limited viewing allowed for some shows. $7.99 for “fan” level; $9.99 for “mega fan”; and $14.99 for “ultimate fan.”

Language options: Audio in Japanese, English, Latin American Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese.  Subtitles in English, German, Latin American Spanish, European Spanish, French, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, and Arabic.

Watch Lycoris Recoil at Crunchyroll.

3. Abema

Lycoris Recoil at Abema

Japanese streaming service Abema has Lycoris Recoil. However, the episodes are in Japanese with no translation.

On the plus side, you can watch the first episode for free, even if you haven’t signed up for an account. For the rest of the episodes, you need a subscription.


  • First episode is free


  • Japanese only, including most of the website
  • You may run into payment issues outside of Japan

Price: First episode free. Two-week free trial subscription available. 960 yen/ month after the trial period.

Language options: Japanese

Watch Lycoris Recoil at Abema.

4. Amazon Prime Video (Japan)

Lycoris Recoil at Amazon Prime Video (Japan)

Amazon Prime Video has Lycoris Recoil in Japan. Like with Abema, it’s only in Japanese.

Amazon offers several options for watching the series. The first episode is free with a basic Amazon Japan account. Amazon Japan requires a separate account from Amazon elsewhere, but you can have one even if you’re outside Japan.

You can watch the series for free if you have an Amazon Prime (Japan) account. Alternatively, you can package Amazon Prime with NTT Docomo’s d Anime Store for Prime Video.

Finally, you can rent episodes, or rent a full season.


  • First episode free


  • Only in Japanese
  • May run into payment problems outside of Japan

Price: First episode free. Rental: 330 yen/ episode. 2772 yen/ season. Amazon Prime Japan: 30-day free trial, then 500 yen/ month. d Anime Store: 30-day free trial, then 550 yen/ month.

Language options: Japanese

Watch Lycoris Recoil at Amazon Prime Video (Japan).

5. KKTV (Taiwan)

Lycoris Recoil at KKTV (Taiwan)

If you’re in Taiwan (or if you have a good VPN), you can watch Lycoris Recoil at KKTV, a Taiwanese streaming platform. The episodes are in Japanese with Chinese subtitles.

You can watch episodes for free without signing up, but you’ll need to turn off your ad blocker. Or, you can purchase the premium VIP service to eliminate ads. If you’re outside Taiwan, you may run into payment issues.

KKTV partners with TV Tokyo, Fuji TV, and others.


  • Free episodes


  • No English subtitles
  • Ads

Price: Free with ads. VIP: 88 New Taiwan dollars/ first two months; 1188 NT$/ year 

Language options: Japanese with Traditional Chinese subtitles

Watch Lycoris Recoil at KKTV.

These aren’t the only places where you can watch Lycoris Recoil, but I encountered few problems when I tested these legal websites. Hopefully, one of these choices will be right for you.

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