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.
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.
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!
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.