Ranked #916
Kamisama no Memochou

Kamisama no Memochou

Alternative Titles

English: Heaven's Memo Pad
Synonyms: It's the Only NEET Thing to Do, Kami-sama no Memo-chou, Kami-sama no Memo-chou, God's Notebook, Notebook of God
Japanese: 神様のメモ帳

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 2, 2011 to Sep 24, 2011
Genres: Mystery
Duration: 26 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.751 (scored by 45091 users)
Ranked: #9162
Popularity: #351
Members: 98,041
Favorites: 483
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Synopsis

Narumi Fujishima isn't your typical high school student. He's never really fit in and has become increasingly more isolated from his fellow classmates. But he's not alone, and when Ayaka, the sole member of the Gardening Club, introduces him to the reclusive girl who lives above the ramen shop, Narumi enters a whole new secret world. Alice is a NEET, someone who is Not Employed, being Educated or in Training, but as Narumi quickly discovers, that doesn't mean that she does nothing all day.

In between tending to her small army of stuffed bears, Alice is an expert hacker and a very exclusive private detective. To his surprise, Narumi finds himself drafted as one of the strange-but-elite team of associates that Alice has assembled from her NEET acquaintances. Together they'll battle gangs, thieves, murderers, and drug lords. And in the middle of it all, Narumi will find his life changing forever!

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Shionji, Yuuko
Shionji, Yuuko
Main
Ogura, Yui
Japanese
Ogura, Yui
Fujishima, Narumi
Fujishima, Narumi
Main
Matsuoka, Yoshitsugu
Japanese
Matsuoka, Yoshitsugu
Shinozaki, Ayaka
Shinozaki, Ayaka
Main
Kayano, Ai
Japanese
Kayano, Ai
Hinamura, Souichirou
Hinamura, Souichirou
Supporting
Ono, Daisuke
Japanese
Ono, Daisuke

Staff

Kawase, Kouhei
Kawase, Kouhei
Producer
Sakurabi, Katsushi
Sakurabi, Katsushi
Director
Aketagawa, Jin
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Kawatsura, Shinya
Kawatsura, Shinya
Episode Director, Storyboard

More episodes Episodes(0/12)

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Opening Theme

"Kawaru Mirai (カワルミライ)" by Choucho

Ending Theme

#1: "Colorado Bulldog" by Mr. Big (ep 1)
#2: "Asunaro (あすなろ)" by Kenichi Suzumura (eps 2-12)



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Archaeon
Oct 28, 2011 5:39 AM
One of the most annoying things about the anime industry is the seemingly ingrained belief that bandwagons, when jumped upon, have the mystical ability to carry studios into money. It's a sad fact that every season will undoubtedly see the release of one or more shows that clearly attempt to piggyback on the success of something that has gone before. Thankfully following trends isn't necessarily a bad thing, and every so often a series comes along that can be considered a superior example of its genre.

Unfortunately that also means that the majority of titles that do jump on the bandwagon are mediocre at best.

Originally a read more
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blaZofgold
Jun 27, 2013 11:04 AM
Kamisama no Memochou is more than just a detective anime featuring not-really-NEETs and a loli mastermind. It's an anime that really takes the time and effort to create a realistic yet fantastic world and populate it with some of the most endearing characters in all of anime. The plots of each mystery is engrossing and exciting; the characters are not at all static, growing and changing as the anime moves forward.

When it comes to good detective animes, this is about as close to perfection as you'll get.

Story (9/10)
Art (8/10)
Sound (9/10)
Character (8/10)
Enjoyment (9/10)

The story of KamiMemo is both cliche as well as original. The first episode read more
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SamRavster
Sep 13, 2011 5:39 AM
When I heard that this anime would involve a detective-loli, I instantly had my suspicions. With Gosick being released the season before, however, I had already learned to swallow my pride and initial thoughts and bite the bullet. I enjoyed Gosick. The characters were likeable - except for Kujo - and the cases were coherent, but admittedly involved some ass-pullery from Victorique. Despite that, I still felt satisfied with how the cases went.

Not with this one.

In this one, the cases are sometimes so incoherent and rushed, that I actually have to make sure I didn't miss an episode. The cases seem to follow the same read more
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8thSin
Sep 24, 2011 8:54 AM
The word "NEET" is used almost interchangeably with "bum" and "hikikomori" in Japan. KamiMemo is about NEET detective Alice and her so-called assistant Narumi solving various cases in Tokyo with the help of three other NEETs and a Yakuza group. While the premise and the main characters are strikingly similar to that of Gosick, they are very different shows in that KamiMemo is more about the drama than mystery.

The story is arc-based with at most two characters for every case. This ensured great character development for the featured characters, which is the driving force behind this series. Unlike your typical detective show, the cases are read more
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Recommendations

Anime: Gosick
According to MAL, Gosick ended on the very day Kamisama started airing. HMMM. There must've been some kind of loli detective craze over in Japan, at the time. (Either that or the anime people were running low on material to sell to those looking for 'daughters', at the time, and opted for the not-so-popular aging detective genre. Idk.)

These two are built on the same foundations: In both there's an all-knowing reclusive loli, solving every case with their intellect/deus ex machina powers. They recruit Mr. Plain Average to be their masochistic doormats; mostly only existing to go from A-to-B on command and have things  read more 
reportRecommended by AironicallyHuman
Anime: Durarara!!
Both of these Anime are done in simular styles as each other and they start off being told from the same persepective, the point of view of the male character. There is a mystery element to both and the characters in both series have their own qwirks. 
reportRecommended by Yemi_Hikari
Anime: Hyouka
Kamisama no Memochou has a saying that the dead live on only through the work of a detective or the work of a writer. Hyouka... despite not having as dark of mysteries as Kamisama no Memochou runs along this train of thought to start off with. Both have similar art styles on top of this. 
reportRecommended by Yemi_Hikari
Anime: Dantalian no Shoka
Cute little bossy smart loli girl wrapped up in mysteries alongside a level headed, not-too-clued-up male (typcal tsundere victum) who has just stumbled into the situation and attained the status sidekick.

Both girls appear to be gothic loli's. 
reportRecommended by Queen_Stars
Anime: Death Note
*This is a three way reccomendation, as this (likely threw coincidence) has taken popular elements out of Durarara and Deathnote, added a few modern cliche character types and tried to turn it into something new*
*Kamisama almost meets Durarara!! and Deathnote in the middle; whether or not it is of equal or even half good quailty is still yet to be seen*

Kamisama and Deathnote:
- Starts with young, passive highschool boys who come across as intelligent
- A 'high power' who goes by one name and acts threw technology
- Creepy smart child who still harbours innocents playing the high-up boss (Alice  read more 
reportRecommended by Queen_Stars
Anime: Detective Conan
Bot these shows have a great mystery set up. They both have smart, but physically restraint heros. Conan has a deeper story and better mysteries, but Kamisama is a fun watch bringing more personality to the characters at times. kamisama's mysteries arent as deep and difficult as conan's but that can also work to its advantage because you feel like you can "win" more often watching it as well. If you dont mind the loli and schoolgirl like giddyness, kamisama is a great show for anyone craving more mysteries. 
reportRecommended by seedfreedom

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