We’ve only just started the summer season of anime for this year, but autumn is rapidly shaping up to be a season I’m looking forward to with at least eight shows I definitely want to watch, and several more that have piqued my interest.
And now, another magical girl anime has been announced, and naturally I’d be interested in it.
This new anime, Matoi the Sacred Slayer (or Soushin Shoujo Matoi) comes from WHITE FOX. Their previous works include Is the Order a Rabbit? and Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World-. Matoi the Sacred Slayer is WHITE FOX’s first original TV anime series.
The ending theme will be performed by sphere, though it doesn’t have a title yet.
The anime is set in 2016 and focuses on a girl called Matoi Sumeragi. Matoi is 14 years old and a second-year junior high school student. She works as a part-time shrine maiden (or miko, I don’t know whether the term will be translated or not when it comes to subs) at Tenman Shrine in Kamaya-city.
One day, a special ability awakens with Matoi – she is able to turn away evil by wearing “Gods”.
A girl called Yuma Kusanagi is Matoi’s best friend. Yuma was born in a family of the kannushi (shinto priest) clan at the shrine. Matoi decides to begin anti-evil activity with Yuma in order to get back her normal life.
The staff for the anime are as follows:
- Director: Masayuki Sakoi (Strawberry Panic, Celestial Method)
- Series composition/Scenarios: Yosuke Kuroda (Gundam Build Fighters, My Hero Academia)
- Character designer/Chief animation director: Mai Toda (Neppu Kairiku Bushi Road)
- Music: Tatsuya Kato (Free!, Love Live! Sunshine!!)
- Music Production: Lantis
- Anime Production: WHITE FOX (Is the Order a Rabbit?, Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World-)
Up next, the main voice cast:
- Matoi Sumeragi will be voiced by Ayaka Suwa (Touka Yada in Assassination Classroom)
- Yuma Kisaragi will be voiced by Naomi Ozora (Inari in Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha)
- Klarus Tonitrus will be voiced by Haruka Tomatsu (Iona Hikawa/Cure Fortune from HappinessCharge PreCure!)
There are also a couple of CMs as well.
I’m always up for magical girl anime, and the information I’ve shared here about this one certainly interests me. Some of the previous works of the staff were pretty good, at least in my opinion, so I reckon this has potential.
I’m definitely looking forward to learning more about this, and I probably will end up picking it up in the autumn. As ever, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.
Soft yuri potential will undoubtedly be there. It’s a magical girl show after all.