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Katana Maidens: Toji no Miko Stage Play Announces Cast

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Performances to run from November 10-14

Nelke Planning revealed the full cast for the stage play adaptation of Studio Gokumi's original Katana Maidens: Toji no Miko television anime series on Wednesday. The company also revealed that the play will run at The Galaxy Theatre in Tokyo from November 10-14.

As a collaboration with the SKE 48 Passion For You ~Ai to Jōnetsu wa Sekai o Sukuu~ (SKE48 Passion for You: Love and Passion Saves the World) smartphone game, members of the idol group SKE48 are starring in the play. The cast includes:

Makiko Saitō (SKE48) as Kanami Etō

Marika Tani (SKE48) as Hiyori Jūjō

Yoshino Kitagawa (SKE48) as Mai Yanase

Saki Takeuchi (SKE48) as Sayaka Itomi

Sakina Kuwae as Kaoru Mashiko

Rimo Hasegawa as Erin Kohagura

Ryoha Kitagawa (SKE48) as Yukari Origami

Rio Taniguchi as Maki Shidō

Shion Aoki as Suzuka Konohana

Wanabi Ai as Yomi Satsuki

Mone as Yume Tsubakuro

Asahi Miwa as Ema Hashima

Cecile Daigo as Yukina Takatsu

Tai Kageyama as Richard Friedman

Studio Gokumi's original 24-episode television anime project Katana Maidens: Toji no Miko (The Shrine Maiden Swordwielders) premiered on January 5. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan, and Funimation debuted its English dub on January 21.

In the television 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.

The franchise's Toji no Miko: Kizamishi Issen no Tomoshibi smartphone game launched for iOS and Android devices in Japan on March 19. Sakae Saito (Kantai Collection -KanColle- - Itsuka Shizuka na Umi de, Heavy Object S, Buddy Complex: Senjō no Coupling) launched a manga adaptation of the anime in Kadokawa's Monthly Shōnen Ace magazine on October 26.

Sources: Nelke Planning, Animate Times

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