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Katana Maidens: Toji no Miko Manga Ends in March

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Manga based on multimedia franchise launched in October 2017

The April issue of Kadokawa's Shōnen Ace magazine revealed on Tuesday that Sakae Saitō's manga adaptation of the Katana Maidens: Toji no Miko multimedia franchise will end in the magazine's next issue on March 26.

Saitō (Kantai Collection -KanColle- - Itsuka Shizuka na Umi de, Heavy Object S, Buddy Complex: Senjō no Coupling) launched the manga in Shōnen Ace in October 2017. Kadokawa published the manga's second compiled book volume last May.

In the franchise's story since ancient times, shrine maidens who wield swords have been exorcising "aradama," strange monsters 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.

Studio Gokumi's original 24-episode television anime project premiered in January 2018. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan, and Funimation streamed an English dub. The franchise is currently inspiring the Mini Toji short anime, which premiered on January 5. Crunchyroll is also streaming this anime.

The Toji no Miko: Kizamishi Issen no Tomoshibi smartphone game launched for iOS and Android devices in Japan last March.

Source: Shōnen Ace April issue


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