Sword Girls Are Back in the New Katana Maidens – Tomoshibi Anime

A teaser visual was released for the upcoming anime with key staff and cast

Based on the Square Enix smartphone game of the same name, Katana Maidens – Tomoshibi, will be getting an anime production, which is being co-produced by Crunchyroll. With the announcement, a teaser visual has been released alongside the key staff and cast for the adaptation.


Katana Maidens – Tomoshibi


The first TV anime series for Katana Maidens, Katana Maidens ~ Toji No Miko, was broadcast from January to June 2018, which spawned a smartphone game, of which the Katana Maidens – Tomoshibi anime will be based on. While there is mostly new staff and cast for the anime, which will be animated at project No. 9, Aoi Akashiro returns as the series composer from the first TV anime.


Here are the staff members:


Director - Tomohiro Kamitani

Series Composition - Aoi Akashiro (meme meme)

Original Character Designer - Yoshinori Shizuma

Character Designer - Daisuke Niitsuma

Animation Production - project No.9


And here is the cast, reprising their roles from the smartphone game:


Himika Akaneya as Mihono Asakura

Kaori Ishihara as Chie Setouchi

Hiromi Igarashi as Kofuki Shichinosato

Akane Fujita as Kiyoka Musumi

Manami Numakura as Miruya Kitora

Sumire Uesaka as Yui Yamashiro


It was previously announced in December 2019 that the smartphone game would be getting an OVA adaptation.


Katana Maidens – Tomoshibi


The original Katana Maidens ~ Toji No Miko TV anime was streamed on Crunchyroll as it aired, which describes the story as such:


Since the ancient times, the Kannagi priestesses have used their swords, or Okatana, to exorcise the creatures known as Aratama that brought chaos upon the world of man. These maidens were known as Tojis, a special task force within the police allowed to have their Okatana on their person because they are government officials, but they mostly consist of school girls who go to one of five training schools. This spring, the top Tojis from five schools across the country have been gathered for a customary tournament where they will use their abilities and fight for the top position.


No date for the Crunchyroll co-production, Katana Maidens – Tomoshibi, has been announced as of yet. Be sure to keep checking back to Crunchyroll News for when the date!


Source: Supplied


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Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs the YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.

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