Studio Gokumi Announces New Original Anime
Studio Gokumi opened a website and Twitter account on Monday to reveal an original anime project by the name Toji no Miko (The Shrine Maiden Swordwielders). The website doesn’t say which format it will be in, but based on one of the staff members listed, it is likely to be a serialized show.
Koudai Kakimoto (Haikyu!!, Psycho-Pass) is going to be directing the series. Tatsuya Takahashi (The IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls, Eromanga Sensei) is handling series composition, and Yoshinori Shizuma (illustrator for Grimoire of Zero) will be in charge of original character design.
Synopsis: Since ancient times, shrine maidens who wield swords have been exorcising “aratama,” strange existences that threaten the human world. These young women who wear school uniforms and a sword are called “Toji,” and they serve as an official unit within the police force as a “special religious service police squad.” The government authorizes the Toji to wear swords and serve as government officials, and the government has set up five schools throughout the country for the girls to attend. The girls live ordinary school lives, while occasionally performing their duties, wielding their swords and using various powers to fight and protect the people. In the spring, the five schools send their best Toji to compete in a tournament. As the tournament comes closer, all of the representatives rigorously train themselves in order to get stronger and improve their skills. (Via Otakomu)
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