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Now that it's aired, join the discussion at /forumtopic-1009711/katana-maidens-toji-no-miko-discussion



Plot Premise


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.


Director: Koudai Kakimoto
Series Composition: Tatsuya Takahashi
Studio: Gokumi

An original anime project titled 'Toji no Miko' revealed. The official site is up now:

Official site
http://tojinomiko.jp/

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-05-15/studio-gokumi-reveals-toji-no-miko-original-anime-project/.116120

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Character Designs:
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More designs on the official site

http://tojinomiko.jp/?chara=5#chara_wrapper
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Posted 6/23/17 , edited 6/23/17
Yep. will watch.

Bet you can't guess who why... I mean... why?
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Okay, I am going to admit I watch and usually enjoy many of these (often harem oriented) shows that have skilled fighters compete in tournaments. However, it rarely makes sense to have them competing in tournaments. What is the point of having teenagers beating the snot out of each other? Most of the shows don't have injuries serious enough to cause death, but the loser, or both parties often end up in the hospital. What good is that, when you need these fighters to protect humanity from an outside threat?

It seems these competitions have just become obligatory in battle themed anime.

Usually the main plot of the anime is that the skilled fighters are fighting against outside enemies. Usually fighting those enemies would be nothing like fighting against other humans.

See Hundred and Sky Wizard Academy. The duels between humans don't really seem to prepare them at all for battles against their real foes.

I am wondering if Toji no Miko will fall in this category. What is the purpose of the shrine maidens facing off against each other, when their real purpose is to fight these "Unusual beings"?

Unlimited Fafnir did a much better job of this, where the girls actually use their powers to created practice enemies that are much more like the dragons they are fighting.

Anti-Magic Academy's tournaments may prepare the students better for combat against the witches, but it seems these students are already field tested, so the tournaments are not meant to train them for field work, but just compete against their peers. Why is that necessary?

Then you have a few shows where is seems the tournaments are the main focus, and there is no outside enemy. So what are these, Gladiatorial contests? Humanity seriously wants to pit its skilled young teens against each other as gladiators?

Blade Dance of Elementalers - Okay the point here seems to be that the competitions are tributes to the gods.
Chivalry of a Failed Knight and Asterisk War -I can't really tell if there is any reason for these kids to be fighting each other. The only reason I can see is that they are Gladiatorial contests.
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