Assault Lily (アサルトリリィ, Asaruto Rirī) is collaborative project between Azone International and acus, based on a collection of stories originally written by Ken'ei Obanazawa, with the theme of arms and girls.
Originally, it was an original project for a model work by an amateur model dealer, Ken'ei Obanazawa, who started it in 2005. The idea was picked up by Azone International and was merchandised as a series of 1/12 action dolls. The first two dolls, Riri Hitotsuyanagi and Yuyu Shirai, were released in 2013.
A light novel titled Assault Lily ~Team Hitotsuyanagi, Assemble!~ (アサルトリリィ～一柳隊、出撃します！～, Asaruto Rirī ~Hitotsuyanagi-tai, Shutsugeki Shimasu!~), was published in June 2015. A second one was also made in July 2017 titled Assault Lily Arms (アサルトリリィ アームズ, Asaruto Rirī Āmusu).
The first stage play titled Assault Lily: League of Gardens was performed from 2016, and the play has since become a series and is performed on an ongoing basis.
From 2019, Bushiroad joined the media mix project and the franchise was developed as the Assault Lily Project. The stage performance of Bushiroad's version was launched in January 2020 and a sequel to the stage series was performed in September 2020. A stage play in this franchise was also performed in January 2022.
An anime adaptation was made as part of this franchise under the title Assault Lily Bouquet (アサルトリリィ BOUQUET, Asaruto Rirī Būke), and the TV anime was broadcast from October 2020.
The anime version has also been developed into a series, and a video app game Assault Lily: Last Bullet has been released as a work that shares the same universe.
The overall content of the project is marked by the importance placed on the bonds and ties between the girls in the setting and story line. This is thought to be influenced by various earlier works, as the original author, Obanazawa, is an avowed fan of yuri.
Each media, such as the novel version, the stage version (and the comic version on which the stage version scenario was based) and the anime/app game version, has its own unique story line, with small and large differences in the world setting, character setting and relationships between various characters.
In the near future on Earth, humanity is on the verge of extinction due to extraterrestrial beings known as Huge.
Humankind has been fighting the Huge using weapons called CHARM, decisive battle arms that combines magical and scientific power. High adaptability to these arms is found predominantly in young teenage girls. Women who wielded CHARM would be called Lily and regarded as heroes.
To counter the Huge, Lily training institutions, Gardens, were established in various parts of the world and served as bases to protect and instruct people.
In such the Gardens, this is a story of battles and friendships among the girls who fight fleetingly but beautifully to be full-fledged Lily.
Characters and Gardens
For details, refer to the article List of Assault Lily Characters.
Yurigaoka Girls Academy
Legion: Hitotsuyanagi (Hitotsuyanagi-tai)
- Riri Hitotsuyanagi
- Yuyu Shirai
- Kaede Johan Nouvel
- Fumi Futagawa
- Tazusa Andō
- Mai Thi Yoshimura
- Shenlin Kuo
- Yujia Wang
- Miliam Hildegard von Gropius
- Yuri Hitotsuyanagi
Legion: Álfheimr (Ichiban-tai)
- Ichi Tanaka
- Soraha Amano
- Kusumi Egawa
- Araya Endō
- Tatsuki Mori
- Misora Kanabako
- Tsukushi Takasuga
- Akane Watanabe
- Ena Banshōya
- Wakana Maki
- Kisara Okada
- Noa Mozuna
Legion: Reginleif (Suiyuukai)
Legion: Eir (Shinshi-tai)
Legion: Schwartz Grail
Ludovico Girls Academy
Odaiba Girls School
Irma Girls School of Fine Arts
Herensuge Girl Academy
Kamba Girls High School of Arts
Legion: Gran Eple
Sagami Girls High School
St. Mercurius International School
Kamakura Prefectural Sakuranomori Girls High School
Sielulintu Girls Garden
Alchemilla Girls School
Jogashima Techincal Girls High School
Kai Seizan Girls High School
Naka Oogushi Girls Academy
Ambrosia Girls Garden High School
Rokuyaen Higher Girls Academy
A short internet animation series, Assault Lily Fruits, was streamed from July 2021. It was released in the Last Ballet app and also on the official YouTube channel for a limited period of time. Later on, the series was also broadcast on TV on some broadcasters from October.
A role-playing application game for smartphones, Assault Lily Last Bullet, began distribution on 20 January 2021. The world setting and timeline of the work follows that of the anime version Assault Lily Bouquet.
App game (Last Bullet)