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Soushin Shoujo Matoi

Alternative Titles

English: Matoi the Sacred Slayer
Japanese: 装神少女まとい


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 2016 to Dec 20, 2016
Premiered: Fall 2016
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 23:00 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: White Fox
Source: Original
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.761 (scored by 6,081 users)
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Ranked: #46862
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Popularity: #2938
Members: 19,812
Favorites: 28
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There are two girls who are in training to become Miko at the Tema Shrine: Matoi Sumeragi and Yuma Kusanagi. Matoi Sumeragi lived with her grandparents on her father's side because her mother left her since she was young, until the second year of junior high school when she finally was able to live with her father since three months ago. Matoi yearns to live a simple life. Yuma Kusanagi is the daughter of a family who lives at the shrine and is expected to become the next Miko. She knows that her ancestor used Taimakou, a technique to exorcise evil spirits and invites Matoi to challenge the ritual called Kamikagari using the skill of Taimakou.

One day after school on the way to the shrine, the two girls go to meet Yuma's parents, but discover that they have fallen in pain. Shingo, who is Matoi's father, and a police officer involved in investigating the case, discover a man giving off an unusual aura. To stop this man, Yuma calls out Kamikagari, but something happens to Matoi.

The girl who yearns for a simple life has a power to exorcise evil spirits? In order to get her simple life back, she goes on a task to exorcise evil spirits.

(Source: MAL News)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Sakoi, Masayuki
Yamaguchi, Takayuki
Sound Director
Tsuchiya, Hiroyuki
Episode Director
Okamoto, Manabu
Episode Director, Storyboard

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"Chou Musubi Amulet (蝶結びアミュレット)" by Mia REGINA

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"My Only Place" by Sphere

More reviewsReviews

Dec 20, 2016
jc9622 (All reviews)
I know you're looking at the studio right now and thinking "Hmm White Fox? I bet this is also going to be dark like Steins;Gate or Re:Zero". I hate to break it to you but this is NOT a magical girl show with a dark atmosphere. This is just a regular magical girl show. However, that doesn't mean I didn't enjoy this show.

[Story]: (6.5/10)
The story of "Soushin Shojou Matoi" (or Matoi The Sacred Slayed in English) isn't anything special like Madoka Magica or Yuki Yuna is a Hero. It's basically about a normal middle school girl named "Matoi" who wants to read more
Dec 21, 2016
FireEmblemIke24 (All reviews)
DISCLAIMER: Had to re-upload because of fallacies in my opening statement.

Matoi the Sacred Slayer is an under-viewed show but don't let that stop you from watching it if you are a fan of the magical girl genre.

An area that I find MtSS to be particular lacking is the plot/story department which is what this show struggles with to a large extent. I can’t confirm whether it wants to be an episodic show with an overarching storyline or that it undergoes the linear format which is not the case through retrospection. It all takes off with shrine maiden Sumeragi Matoi being shocked with the fact that read more
Dec 28, 2016
BlueSkylark (All reviews)
Soushin Shoujo Matoi

For my rating system I did not use the 1-10 scale. I used the 1-5 "The Little Man" Scale. For more information check out my profile.

Story: (2)
Let's start of with the weakest part of the show, which is the story. In general it is a basic light-hearted magic girl story. The main character just one day stumbles into this world of exorcism and needs to learn everything about it before fighting evil.(sound familiar ?)
In each episode they face new monsters to save themself or others, but rather than having a clear set end goal the show is more about the character interactions, their read more
Dec 20, 2016
Shingster (All reviews)
Soushin Shoujo Matoi is a magical girls genre anime that follows a rather ordinary girl as she inadvertently summons the powers of a god that gives her the power to become a magical girl whose purpose is to exorcise evil spirits. While certainly sounding like a average magical girls anime which was my initial thought as well the anime actually has a deeper lesson which is that of friendship that can overcome the hardest of hardships and that if your wish for something is strong enough they may very well come true.

Soushin Shoujo Matoi follows the lives of Matoi Sumeragi a rather ordinary 14 read more


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