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Toji no Miko Mobile Game Gets Original Video Animation

Toji no Miko OVA announcement banner.

The Toji no Miko: Kizamishi Issen no Tomoshibi mobile game is set to receive an original video animation (OVA) adaptation, revealed Square Enix on Thursday.

MyAnimeList’s synopsis for Toji no Miko’s original anime goes like this: “Throughout history, an elite group of shrine maidens known as “Toji” have saved the world from “Aratama,” strange and malevolent beings bent on destroying humanity. In modern times, these warriors have been assigned to a special police squad to exterminate Aratama. The government has also set up five elite schools across the country to provide young girls with the necessary sword-fighting skills to eradicate these monsters and eventually join their fellow Toji in protecting the world.

A student of one of those five schools, Kanami Etou, is chosen to represent Minoseki Academy in a sword-fighting tournament, where she meets the mysterious Hiyori Juujou. Although Kanami and Hiyori rise to the top of the tournament, their battle takes an unexpected turn, throwing the world of the Toji into chaos. Likely that the Toji are facing betrayal from within, the two are forced to flee the tournament, clashing with former comrades on the way.”

Also known as Katana Maidens: Toji no Miko, the anime ran for 24 episodes from 5 January to 22 June 2018. Studio Gokumi was behind the creation of the show. It was officially available outside of Japan via Crunchyroll, as the streaming site made the show available to watch as it aired in its home country. An English dub was also commissioned by Funimation. The show also has a spinoff called Mini Toji.

The Toji no Miko: Kizamishi Issen no Tomoshibi mobile game launched for iOS and Android in Japan in March of 2018. The OVA adaptation of the game will be released in 2020, and Square Enix has said that more details about the OVA will be revealed soon.