The official website of the original anime “Lycoris Recoil” recently announced that the eye-catchers – that is, the “ad-breakers” – from the eleventh episode of the series have been changed to avoid imitation. We summarize all the details for you.
Avoid dangerous imitation
In the original eye-catchers, Chisato and Takina were seen putting the namesake red spider lily (Lycoris) in their mouths. Since the plant is poisonous, the makers want to avoid imitation at all costs, which is why they changed the images. In addition, the production committee explicitly points out that fans should not recreate the pose.
However, this pose will still be seen in the opening of the anime. The reason given is that this decision was made out of respect for the “artistic intent of the sequence.” You can see pictures of the original as well as the new eye-catchers below these lines.
All streaming services as well as the Japanese TV channels that broadcast repeats of the eleventh episode have been instructed to exchange the footage as soon as possible. “Lycoris Recoil” can be seen with English and Japanese language output on Crunchyroll.