Viewster Also Streams Girlish Number, Matoi the Sacred Slayer Anime
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Streaming service Viewster announced on Tuesday and Wednesday that it is streaming the Matoi the Sacred Slayer and Girlish Number anime series. Viewster is streaming both series for free in HD immediately after their Japanese debut, and no registration is required to watch the shows.
Viewster is streaming Girlish Number in the United States and Canada. Anime Network Online and Crunchyroll are also streaming the anime. Anime Network Online is streaming the series in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, and Latin America. Crunchyroll is streaming the series those same regions and in Australia and New Zealand. The show premiered in Japan on October 6.
Sentai Filmworks licensed the anime, and it describes the series:
College student Chitose Karasuma is determined not to do boring things as she enters the adult world. To this end, this bad-mannered beauty barges into a facility that trains would-be voice actors and actresses, somehow landing a job at “Number One Produce,” a seiyu agency managed by her older brother, Gojo. In Chitose's mind, she's poised for greatness, but finds herself at a loss when she continues to only get minor roles. As she clashes with other girls in the agency, including a cunning airhead and a girl with a Kansai accent, Chitose is about to learn that there's more to succeeding in this competitive industry than she imagined.
Project GN is credited with the show's original work, Wataru Watari (My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected novel series author) is credited with the original plan and is handling the series composition, and QP:flapper is designing the original characters. Shota Ibata (episode director for Medaka Box, KanColle, The Mystic Archives of Dantalian) is directing the anime at Diomedea, and Sumie Kinoshita (The Mystic Archives of Dantalian, +Tic Elder Sister) is adapting QP:flapper's character designs for animation. The main female cast — consisting of Sayaka Senbongi, Kaede Hondo, Yui Ishikawa, Eri Suzuki, and Saori Ōnishi — are performing both the opening theme song "Bloom," and the ending theme song "Ima wa Mijikashi Yume Miyo Otome," under the group name "Girlish Number."
Viewster is streaming Matoi the Sacred Slayer in the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Netherlands, and Scandinavia. Anime Network Online is also streaming the anime in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Turkey, Central America, and South America. The anime premiered in Japan on October 4.
Sentai Filmworks licensed the title for North America, and it describes the series:
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.
Thanks to Rukiia for the news tip.