News Toji no Miko Original Anime Project Gets Smartphone Game, Manga
posted on 2017-08-11 09:15 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The official website for Studo Gokumi's original anime project Toji no Miko (The Shrine Maiden Swordwielders) announced on Friday that the anime is getting both a manga adaptation and a smartphone game (pictured below).
Sakae Saito (Kantai Collection - KanColle - Itsuka Shizuka na Umi de, Heavy Object S, Buddy Complex: Senjō no Coupling) will launch the manga in the December issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Shonen Ace magazine on October 26.
Square Enix is developing the smartphone game. The game will launch for iOS and Android devices next year. The game will feature the same cast as the anime series, and will feature the original character designs by Yoshinori Shizuma.
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.
The anime will premiere in January 2018.
Source: Dengeki Online
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