Toji no Miko TV Anime Premieres on January 5
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The official website for Studio Gokumi's original anime project Toji no Miko (The Shrine Maiden Swordwielders) revealed on Friday that the anime will premiere on AT-X on January 5 at 21:30. It will then debut that day on Tokyo MX at 25:05 (effectively January 6 at 1:05 a.m.) and on MBS at 26:55 (effectively January 6 at 2:55 a.m.). The series will premiere on BS11 on January 7 at 25:00 (effectively January 8 at 1:00 a.m.). The anime will air for two cours (two quarters of a year) until June 2018.
In the anime's story, 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.
Koudai Kakimoto (Cyborg 009 Call of Justice, unit director for Haikyu!!, Psycho-Pass) is directing the series at Studio Gokumi (Seiren, Yuki Yuna is a Hero, Pandora in the Crimson Shell: Ghost Urn). Tatsuya Takahashi (The [email protected] Cinderella Girls, Pandora in the Crimson Shell: Ghost Urn, Eromanga Sensei) is handling the series composition, and Yoshinori Shizuma (Zero Kara Hajimeru Mahō no Sho/Grimoire of Zero light novel illustrator) is in charge of the original character design. GENCO is producing the series.
Source: Dengeki Online