Studio Gokumi's Toji no Miko Anime Reveals 2 More Characters

posted on by Karen Ressler
Original anime project centers on female sword wielders

The official website for Studo Gokumi's Toji no Miko (The Shrine Maiden Swordwielders) original anime project revealed two more character designs and details on Friday. The new characters are as follows:

Kaoru Mashiko, a 15-year-old first year at Osafune Girl's Academy. Her sword is Nenekirimaru. She is taciturn and does not freely expend energy to trouble herself. She uses the very masculine first-person pronoun "ore." Even though she is short she is a power fighter who can wield a huge sword. She is accompanied by her guardian beast Nene, an aratama. She acts annoyed by Ellen but actually puts a lot of trust in her.

Ellen Kohagura, a 15-year-old first year at Osafune Girl's Academy. Her sword is Echizen Yasutsugu. Her father is Japanese and her mother is American. She has an innocent personality and is frequently smiling to set the mood. Kaoru is her partner. Never shy around strangers, she nicknames people right away.

Previously revealed characters include:

Kanami Etō, a second-year student in the middle division of Minoseki Academy. She is 13 years old. Her sword is Chidori. She's in the middle division, but she has the sword skills to be a representative for the school. She is a cheerful and positive girl who has many friends. She is a sword technique enthusiast, to the point that her eyes change color when someone talks about techniques. She especially loves sword matches.

Hiyori Jūjō, a third-year student in the middle division of Hiragi Gakukan. She is 14 years old. Her sword is Kogarasumaru. She is serious, cool, and stoic. She has the strongest sense of responsibility among the Toji, and once she decides on something, she doesn't bend. Her sword skills center on speed, and even among the Toji, her skills are among the best.

Mai Yanase, a second-year student in the middle division of Minoseki Academy. She is 13 years old. Her sword is Magoroku Kanemoto. She and her younger sister are the daughters of the leader of the rising "Yanase Group" conglomerate. She is a typical big sister who is very caring, and she possesses superior sword skills. Her hobby is making sweets, and she's most confident in making cookies.

Sayaka Itomi, a first-year student in the middle division of Kamabu Girls Academy. She is 12 years old. Her sword is Myōhō Muramasa. She is young, but she is a genius Toji. She handles her duties with ease, but she has a hard time communicating with the people around her.

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

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