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Sentai Filmworks Adds Matoi the Sacred Slayer Anime

posted on 2016-09-29 15:09 EDT by Karen Ressler
Magical girl series premieres on October 4

Sentai Filmworks announced on Thursday that it has licensed WHITE FOX's original television anime Matoi the Sacred Slayer. The company plans to release the series digitally and on home video.

The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX on October 4 at 11:00 p.m. The anime will premiere on Sun TV and KBS Kyoto an hour later, and will also air on BS11 on October 6. The anime will also stream on Bandai Channel, LINE LIVE, Niconico, and Abema TV.

Sentai Filmworks describes the story:

The year 2016 -- In Tenman Shrine in Kamagaya City, Matoi Sumeragi was a 2nd year middle school student working a part-time job as a shrine maiden. Separated at a very young age with her mother, she has been entrusted for a long time with her paternal grandparents, and three months ago she finally started living together with her father Shingo. Because of such conditions, Matoi had been looking up to an ordinary, calm lifestyle.

Matoi's close friend and coworker Yuma Kusanagi was the candidate for the next shrine maiden, being born into the family of the Tenman Shrine's shrinemaster. She finds out that the family has conducted "exorcism" to rid evil spirits for generations, and attempts the "ritual of divine possession", a ritual connected to "exorcism", together with Matoi.

After school, the two of them head to the shrine as usual, but there they find a devastated shrine and Yuma's parents wounded and collapsed. Furthermore, there was a man there with somewhat of an aura of insanity, who was a suspect for a mysterious case that Shingo, who is a detective, was trying to crack. Yuma suddenly conducts a "ritual of divine possession" in order to hold the thrashing man back, but it wasn't Yuma that changes happened to…

What was given a girl who was seeking an ordinary, normal life was the power to wield a god and rid evil spirits!? Matoi Sumeragi will earnestly work at exorcist activities in order to regain those calm days where nothing gets in her way!

Masayuki Sakoi (Celestial Method, Princess Resurrection) is directing the anime at WHITE FOX, and Yousuke Kuroda (My Hero Academia, Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Big Windup!) is overseeing and writing the scripts. Mai Toda (animation director for Baby Steps, One-Punch Man) is the character designer and chief animation director, and Seiichi Shirato (Jormungand, Drifters, Joker Game) is in charge of setting research. Tatsuya Katou (Love Live! Sunshine!!, Celestial Method) is composing the music.

Mia REGINA is performing the opening theme "Chōmusubi Amulet" (Bowknot Amulet) and the group Sphere is performing the ending theme song "My Only Place."


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