News Studio Gokumi Reveals Toji no Miko Original Anime Project
posted on 2017-05-15 06:01 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Studio Gokumi (Seiren, Yuki Yuna Is a Hero, Pandora in the Crimson Shell: Ghost Urn) opened a website on Monday to reveal an original anime project titled Toji no Miko (The Shrine Maiden Swordwielders). The website hasn't revealed the anime's format, although the website lists a staff member who is handling the series composition, which is usually used for a serialized show (on TV or online). Studio Gokumi has also launched a Twitter account for the project.
Koudai Kakimoto (Cyborg 009 Call of Justice, unit director for Haikyu!!, Psycho-Pass) is directing the series at Studio Gokumi. 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.
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.