The Anime Network To Simulcast Matoi The Sacred Slayer


Source: The Anime Network
Summary:

The Anime Network announced that they will stream Matoi the Sacred Slayer as part of their fall simulcast lineup. The series will kick off on October 4, 2016 for subscribers in the following regions:


  • United States
  • Canada
  • United Kingdom
  • Ireland
  • South Africa
  • the Netherlands
  • Scandinavia
  • Turkey
  • Central America
  • South America

New episodes will be added on Tusdays at 10:30AM Eastern.


The Anime Network announced that they will stream Matoi the Sacred Slayer as part of their fall simulcast lineup. The series will kick off on October 4, 2016 for subscribers in the following regions:


  • United States
  • Canada
  • United Kingdom
  • Ireland
  • South Africa
  • the Netherlands
  • Scandinavia
  • Turkey
  • Central America
  • South America

New episodes will be added on Tusdays at 10:30AM Eastern.

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Anime Network Online Unleashes the Power of the Gods in “Matoi the Sacred Slayer”

matoi-the-sacred-slayer-anime-visual-001-20161001HOUSTON, September 30, 2016 – Magical girl meets shrine maiden in the latest addition to Anime Network Online’s (ANO) Fall 2016 simulcast season: Matoi the Sacred Slayer.

I have wielded a god.

The year 2016 — In Tenman Shrine in Kamagaya City, Matoi Sumeragi was a 2nd year middle school student working a part-time job as a shrine maiden. Separated at a very young age with her mother, she has been entrusted for a long time with her paternal grandparents, and three months ago she finally started living together with her father Shingo. Because of such conditions, Matoi had been looking up to an ordinary, calm lifestyle.

Matoi’s close friend and coworker Yuma Kusanagi was the candidate for the next shrine maiden, being born into the family of the Tenman Shrine’s shrinemaster. She finds out that the family has conducted “exorcism” to rid evil spirits for generations, and attempts the “ritual of divine possession”, a ritual connected to “exorcism”, together with Matoi.

After school, the two of them head to the shrine as usual, but there they find a devastated shrine and Yuma’s parents wounded and collapsed. Furthermore, there was a man there with somewhat of an aura of insanity, who was a suspect for a mysterious case that Shingo, who is a detective, was trying to crack. Yuma suddenly conducts a “ritual of divine possession” in order to hold the thrashing man back, but it wasn’t Yuma that changes happened to…

What was given a girl who was seeking an ordinary, normal life was the power to wield a god and rid evil spirits!? Matoi Sumeragi will earnestly work at exorcist activities in order to regain those calm days where nothing gets in her way!

Matoi the Sacred Slayer begins airing on Tuesday, October 4, 2016. ANO subscribers in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Turkey, Central America and South America will be able to simulcast new episodes every Tuesday at 10:30 AM EDT.

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Anime Network Online (ANO) is a leading independent streaming service that specializes in distributing classic, new, and simulcast Japanese animation titles to fans throughout North America and select countries across the globe on a title by title basis. With thousands of hours of anime programming refreshed monthly, ANO’s offering is as deep as it is diverse. ANO’s library features both dubbed and subtitled anime with the goal to deliver language accessible high-quality anime selections to its passionate international community.

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