An Original Anime from Studio Gokumi

Studio Gokumi (Seiren) has opened a website for their new original anime project “The Shrine Maiden Swordwielders”.

Koudai Kakimoto (Cyborg 009 Call of Justice) is directing the anime at Studio Gokumi; Tatsuya Takahasi (The Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls) is in charge of the series composition.

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Anime News Network describes the storya s follows:

“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.”

Via: Anime News Network