Soushin Shoujo Matoi

Matoi the Sacred Slayer

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: 装神少女まとい
English: Matoi the Sacred Slayer
German: Matoi the Sacred Slayer
Spanish: Matoi the Sacred Slayer
French: Matoi the Sacred Slayer
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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
Genre: SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.711 (scored by 89488,948 users)
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Ranked: #57062
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Popularity: #4202
Members: 27,737
Favorites: 33

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Matoi Sumeragi wishes for nothing more than to lead a normal life away from the spotlight. She is quite satisfied alternating between school and her part-time job at her best friend Yuma Kusanagi's family shrine. But this routine life is permanently disturbed when a Night—an evil extra-dimensional entity—attacks the shrine. Matoi is able to drive it off after unwittingly calling upon the powers of a god, the natural enemies of the Nights.

Matoi and Yuma are soon joined by Claris Tonitolus, an experienced exorcist from the Vatican, and agent Haruka Luciela, who works for the secretive Night defense organization IATO. Despite not knowing the perpetrator behind these attacks nor their motive, Matoi must come to master this newfound power in order to protect both the people around her and the once normal life she holds so dear.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Kamiji, Tomoyo
Assistant Producer
Sakoi, Masayuki
Yamaguchi, Takayuki
Sound Director
Okamoto, Manabu
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

"My Only Place" by Sphere


Dec 20, 2016
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'll get right to the point 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 live ...
Mar 30, 2024
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (10/12 eps)
When it comes to creating any series, trying to maintain a certain level throughout is a challenge. One problem with short run anime is trying to shove in as much content as possible in the time allotted when it's clear that the idea needed more time to fully develop. For this series, it falls apart by the 9th episode.

The reason I watched this series is because I like to look into certain individuals or studios and what all they've done. Currently that is studio White Fox. Being their only original work, this magical girl series has a unique take and is more playful with itself ...
Dec 21, 2016
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 ...

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