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Original TV Anime 'Soushin Shoujo Matoi' Announced for Fall 2016

by Sakana-san
Jul 15, 2016 8:30 AM | 33 Comments
It was announced that an original TV anime titled Soushin Shoujo Matoi (Matoi the Sacred Slayer) will be scheduled to broadcast in Fall 2016. A pre-screening and stage event will be held at the Kyoto International Comics and Animation Fair 2016 on September 17. The two main cast members will host the net radio show on YouTube, which will begin in August.

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.

Matoi Sumeragi: Ayaka Suwa (Phantasy Star Online 2 The Animation)
Yuma Kusanagi: Naomi Oozora (Genshiken Nidaime)
Claris Tonitolus: Haruka Tomatsu (Sword Art Online)

Director: Masayuki Makoi (Needless)
Series Composition, Script: Yousuke Kuroda (Boku no Hero Academia)
Character Design, General Illustration Director: Mai Toda
Setting Investigation: Haruichi Shirato
Storyboard: Shigeyuki Koresawa, Toumu
Prop Design: Gouichi Iwahata (Digimon Adventure tri. 1: Saikai), Noritaka Suzuki
Art Director: Yoshito Takamine (Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu)
Art Setting: Kaoru Aoki
Color Setting: Miyuki Satou (Steins;Gate)
Special Effect: Ayumi Arahata
3D Director, Modeling: Hiroshi Souma
Film Director: Kazumasa Sometani
Editing: Masaharu Gotou
Sound Director: Takayuki Yamaguchi (Ore no Nounai Sentakushi ga, Gakuen Love Comedy wo Zenryoku de Jama Shiteiru)
Music: Tatsuya Katou (Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya)
Sound Studio: Half H.P Studio
Music Producer: Lantis
Producer: Infinite
Studio: White Fox

Ending Theme Performance: Sphere


Official site:
Twitter: @matoi_anime

Source: Akiba Souken

Soushin Shoujo Matoi on MAL

20 of 33 Comments Recent Comments

Yuki_Ookami said:
jc9622 said:
similar to one of White Fox's cute slice of life series series that's full of lolis. Forgot the title.

I think that's Gochuumon wa Usagi desu ka

Yep its GochiUsa.

Sep 8, 2016 10:30 AM by removed-user

seems interesting, okay I'll watch this

Jul 17, 2016 4:53 AM by Neo_oeN

jc9622 said:
similar to one of White Fox's cute slice of life series series that's full of lolis. Forgot the title.

I think that's Gochuumon wa Usagi desu ka

Jul 15, 2016 10:15 PM by Yuki_Ookami

For once I'd like to see a new original anime that isn't some magical fantasy bullshit, or something that's trying to bandwagon on the latest light novel adaptation trend. But since this is by White Fox, I will at least give the first episode a shot.

Jul 15, 2016 9:56 PM by Vhailor

This series will either turn into a dark Madoka-esque magical girl series or it will be similar to one of White Fox's cute slice of life series series that's full of lolis. Forgot the title.

I'm most likely going to watch this series since it's by White Fox, a studio that's recently becoming my top favourite studio due to Re:Zero.

Jul 15, 2016 9:43 PM by jc9622

I don't know why but I can already see people pitting this against Flip Flappers, that's also going to air on fall.

Definitely going to watch this though.

Jul 15, 2016 8:35 PM by KashKetchum

Can't wait for this <3

Looking forward to some despair <3

Jul 15, 2016 7:36 PM by arvin_1219

I mean I like White Fox and the recent stuff they've made so I'll definitely give this a watch.

All in all though, I really hope once they wrap up production with this show that they'll go into making Steins;Gate 0.

Jul 15, 2016 4:55 PM by AntwanMantilla

The art looks kinda cute, and the premise isn't half-bad, so I'll check this out.

Jul 15, 2016 4:13 PM by AL19

I'll watch I guess

Jul 15, 2016 2:58 PM by deli_

Magical girl exorcists? Alright, I think I can dig it.

Jul 15, 2016 2:53 PM by Lil-Bird

Damn, so no Steins;Gate 0 in the fall...

Jul 15, 2016 2:49 PM by SenpaiJay98

Watching this for the magical girls aspect.

Jul 15, 2016 2:42 PM by removed-user

Sakana-san said:
Music: Tatsuya Katou (Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya)

This show will fill the void left by Prillya 3rei in terms of music. PTW.

Jul 15, 2016 2:26 PM by removed-user

DatRandomDude said:
I wonder if its gonna be a good old cute magical girl anime to calm down after re:zero or going in for another dark one and trying to pull out a madoka magica.
I mean, with White Fox its possible.

After Re:Zero I won't be surprised it it turns out to be more like Madoka or Yuki Yuna.

Jul 15, 2016 1:59 PM by mozgow

This looks interesting I think I will give this one a try :)

Jul 15, 2016 1:27 PM by zoeanime13

>Music: Tatsuya Katou

Yes. Okay, will give a shot.

Jul 15, 2016 1:22 PM by shuffleair

No thanks, pass...

Jul 15, 2016 12:55 PM by Tenth

Looks like generic "cute" garbage. Magical girls suck

Jul 15, 2016 11:51 AM by AssumingControl

Looks pretty good. PTW.

Jul 15, 2016 11:23 AM by Xenocrisi

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