The Toji no Miko special livestream at the Tokyo Game Show 2020 Online event revealed a second promo, additional staff, and theme song performers for the Toji no Miko: Kizamishi Issen no Tomoshibi (Katana Maidens: Tomoshibi) original video anime on Saturday.
The first installment of the two-part original video anime will air on October 25 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on AT-X, and will stream within the smartphone application until October 30. Various streaming platforms will then debut the episode beginning October 31. The second episode will run on the same channel and time slot on November 29 and will be available for in-game streaming until December 4. December 5 onward, multiple streaming services will release the episode.
Chief Animation Director: Daisuke Niizuma (Shoukoku no Altair prop design)
Prop Design: Noritaka Suzuki (Akame ga Kill!)
Aradama Design: Matsukichi Kagawa (Watashi, Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne! art setting)
Art Director: Lin Ge (Pastel Memories) (Studio Tulip)
Art Setting: Maho Takahashi (Domestic na Kanojo) (Studio Tulip)
Color Design: Haremi Miyagawa (Mini Toji)
Director of Photography: Shinya Katou (Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha ViVid) (Graphinica)
Editing: Seyama Editing Room (Koufuku Graffiti)
Sound Director: Satoki Iida (Action Heroine Cheer Fruits)
Music: Yukari Hashimoto (Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru?), Kazuki Yanagawa (Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni.)
Tomohiro Kamitani (Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya 3rei!! episode director) is directing the original video anime at Project No.9, with Aoi Akashiro (Killing Bites) in charge of the series composition. Daisuke Niizuma is designing the character, and Yoshinori Shizuma (Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho) is credited for the original character designs.
The original video anime adapts Square Enix's smartphone game of the same title, which was released for iOS and Android platforms in March 2018. The game was ported for PC the following year through the Shift for docomo platform.
Studio Gokumi produced the original 24-episode Toji no Miko television anime in Winter 2018. Crunchyroll simulcast the anime with subtitles, while Funimation streamed an English dub. A short anime featuring characters from the smartphone game titled Mini Toji aired in Winter 2019.