The official website for WHITE FOX‘s original television anime Matoi the Sacred Slayer announced on Wednesday that the anime will premiere on Tokyo MX on October 4 at 11:00 p.m. The anime will premiere on Sun TV and KBS Kyoto an hour later, and will also air on BS11 on October 6.
Masayuki Sakoi (Celestial Method, Princess Resurrection) is directing the anime at WHITE FOX, and Yousuke Kuroda (My Hero Academia,Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Big Windup!) is overseeing and writing the scripts. Mai Toda (animation director for Baby Steps, One-Punch Man) is the character designer and chief animation director, and Seiichi Shirato (Jormungand, Drifters, Joker Game) is in charge of setting research. Tatsuya Katou (Love Live! Sunshine!!, Celestial Method) is composing the music. Mia REGINA is performing the opening theme song “Chōmusubi Amulet” (Bowknot Amulet) and Sphere is performing the ending theme song “My Only Place.”
(Source: Anime News Network)
At first glance I thought it was Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica, so I thought of checking it out. To my surprise, it’s a different anime. The pink haired girl in the poster is really similar to the main character of Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica.
I also saw that the studio for this anime is White Fox Studio, the one who worked on Steins;Gate and Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu. In which I pretty much enjoyed both of them. So, I quickly got interested on this upcoming anime worked by the said studio.
It’s pretty obvious that this is a magical girl themed anime. I know that this is going to have a lot of moe, but I’m expecting that it would also have a lot of plot twists, psychological ones to be exact. A combination of moe, psychological plot twists, and of course dark stories are what’s going to make me really interested in the story.