English: Kamisama Kiss
Synonyms: Kami-sama Hajimemashita, Kami-sama Kiss
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2012 to Dec 25, 2012
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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SynopsisNanami Momozono is alone and homeless after her dad skips town to evade his gambling debts and the debt collectors kick her out of her apartment. So when a man she's just saved from a dog offers her his home, she jumps at the opportunity. But it turns out that his place is a shrine, and Nanami has unwittingly taken over his job as a local deity!
Nanami has all kinda of new responsibilities she doesn't understand, dangers she's unaware of, and a cranky ex-familiar who's... actually pretty hot. What's a new-fledged godling to do?
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Related AnimeAdaptation: Kamisama Hajimemashita
Side story: Kamisama Hajimemashita OVA
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Positively surprised by the pleasant opening and ending music, I must admit the anime has really charmed me. Right from the start you get drawn into it and sing along :) a… a a a… kamisama…
The plot has it all: beautiful animation, interesting story, spiritual world of youkai, deities, shrines, current world and school life as well as different handsome male characters. Everything is perfectly combined and thus great romance and comedy has been created.
Nanami may call herself super lucky considering her life before meeting Mikage. Now, treated like a goddess (which she became), her familiar cooks, cleans, makes appointments, has great manners, takes care about lots of things and is extremely handsome and powerful – how not to fall in love?
The romance grows with each episode. You can’t wait to see what will happen next. There are a lot of obstacles on the way. We do not get to know or see everything of the characters past, but it is still enough to understand it in the context and wish for more…
I highly recommend it to all who like to watch romance genre from time to time. read more
Ah kamisama, why doesn't money grow on trees especially when I'm in debt?
Ah kamisama, where are you when I need you the most?
Ah kamisama, why can't the world be perfect?
In a nutshell, Kamisama Hajimemashita (also known as Kamisama Kiss) is based on the manga of the same name written by Julietta Suzuki. She is known for several other lighthearted shoujo manga that involves supernatural elements such as Karakuri Odette. The series debuted in Fall of 2012 along with many other shuojo titles.
The series tells the story of a young girl named Nanami Momozono, who is alone..abandoned, and helpless. The innocent little lamp makes an interesting encounter with a strange man (Mikagi) and from there, her life changes forever. But wait, it doesn't stop there. She also encounters the big bad wolf (or rather familiar) Tomoe. Along with him comes the package of two other spirits (Onikiri and Kotetsu). After a contract sealed by a kiss, the two forms as peculiar relationship. This series details their relationship and what's to come from it because the world is never fair. It's not perfect.
Furthermore, this series is quite a strange one if you look on the surface. We have a normal human with no experience of the supernatural in a strange relationship with strange being with strange ears and a strange personality. Did I mention strange?
The relationship between Nanami and Tomoe is one of the most strange, amusing, and interesting part of the series. A human and a familiar relationship has trouble written all over it especially the gap of difference between the two. Nanami is a normal human girl who has normal skills in life with normal friends attending a normal school. On the other hand, Tomoe is a supernatural being with supernatural abilities and able to accomplish feats with supernatural degrees.
This is like trying to get a cobra and mongoose to be best friends...
From the beginning, Tomoe is very frustrated at Nanami's lack of progress in what she's trying to become and adjusting with her new life. He becomes increasingly annoyed at home, at school, and almost whenever he's around with Nanami, or precisely whenever he feels nothing is getting done. This example can be seen early in the series as result of Nanami's lack of progress with her new responsibilities. Yet at various times, there are sweet and tender moments where Tomoe feels empathy, care, and even jealousy for her. Wait a minute..is that a male tsundere I see in Tomoe??
Being a shoujo series adapted from a shoujo manga, expect shoujo themes and elements. That typically transits in to the romance part of Kamisama Kiss. Even from the second word of the title and the pilot episode, one can expect romance in it. It's not one of those love at first sights though or a helpless crush but rather a strange one to say the least. To add to the mix, there are other characters such as the highly popular idol at school Shinjirou Kuram. He's the narcasstic type who causes trouble and tension between the duo but at the same time can be a fun guy to get to know with. There are other characters who occasionally adds in their own spotlights to the series as well such as the snake familiar Mizuki, Nanami's friend Mei, and later on a more dramatic entry of Ryuuou.
This series is overall quite lighthearted. There is virtually no fan-service except “maybe” the beach episode in the latter half. It's more of a series where its comedy outshines its romance aspects especially the strange relationship between Nanami and Tomoe. Other characters adds in the comedy even during scenes where action is presented. So, if you're looking for some serious mindfuck, ecchi fan-service, or a dynamic story exploring serious themes, then you might be disappointed. Still though, the romance part does begin to blossom later on in the series especially after a pleasant date (maybe not entirely for Tomoe) and some tender moments.
The artwork of the series is lighthearted as well. The art seems to be a bit pale and plain at most times that reflects the nature of this shoujo series. Most of Julietta Suzuki's artwork balances between romance and comedy and that is presented in Kamisama Kiss as well. The series focuses more on the characters rather than anything else with its artwork thus it's just ordinary; nothing too special to be honest.
Soundtrack and music applies here as well of being lighthearted. There is no intense or techno music rhythm even during some of the more dramatic and action scenes. Kurama's entry is often accompanied by his own soundtrack theme that brings out the inner fan girls at school so in some ways, it can be considered a little rock on added to the mix. The OP and ED songs are also lighthearted with one half of the title “Kamisama” being echoed for the latter. Once again, it seems to just be in the background with a pleasant melody rather than anything special.
Overall, I found Kamisama Kiss to be a charming little gem but nothing too special. It doesn't shine much as the series is shoujo with lighthearted themes. It's not mainstream compared to a few of the other shoujo series in the industry today (especially this Fall Season of 2012). But what it does have is a relaxing way of presenting romance mixed with comedy especially with the strange duo of Nanami and Tomoe. It's one of those series where you can sit down, watch it, and then tell yourself “well, that was cute”. And of course, cute is another word to describe Kamisama Kiss especially with the supernatural elements mixed in. Some of the episodes does seem a bit dry with a lack of flavor but it can still be a fun watch especially if you enjoy its shoujo themes.
- A Highschool girl that moves to the house of the main lead.
- A main lead that is a kitsune (fox spirit) and had a darker personality in the past.
- Main lead serves the girl even though she has powers.
- Other youkai join them in the house as friends.
- Slow Romance and comedy.
Both deal mith a FOXY main character both are romance-related fantasy anime.As both are great so if you like one then you should definitely watch the other one.
Tbh, I think these two series are quite alike.
Both Inu x Boku SS and Kamisama Hajimemashita have several things in common. First, there's a normal high school girl who meets a not so normal main main protagonist. From there, she becomes the head of household. Furthermore, the main protagonist in both series serves her and they both have similar physical traits.
Both series contain a lot of comedy, drama, and hinted romance that is slow paced.
Both series also has a strong male cast.
The Main Male Character in Both Series are servent of the female character and they are both fox spirit.....
Both series are from shoujo genre, they have a lot in common: romance between girl and her familiar/servant, youkai, magic, comedy, well created characters.
Both series have a kitsune as the leading male character. Tomoe is much more badass than Soushi though. Story-wise, KH has a more concrete plot line than SS as SS is more of an episodic show.
Both are about demons and servants and the love that blossoms is very sweet.
- Both Ririchiyo and Nanami are masters who fall in love with their familiars, Soushi and Tomoe.
- Both Soushi and Tomoe are wolf demons, who make a contract to protect Ririchiyo and Nanami.
It's really similar because of the demon spirit and how their love developed as well. Though the characters are quite different you get the same kind of feel when your watching these two animes
Just 3 words: Neko. Romance. Kawaii.
Watch and love it!
There are so much similar elements in these series. If you enjoyed one, there is no way you wouldn't enjoy the other one too.
A Girl That Has Lost Everything (Family And Home) And Has No Friends From The Beginning. Later She Finds A New Home With Special Beings. And I Guess Both Are Heart Warming Stories.
A high school girl becomes a deity and ends up interacting with demons. The protagonists in both stories have similar traits and a similar appearance. It also has a similar drawing style.
fruit basket is about a girl who moves in house with guys that change into zodiac animals but its quite similar to this in humor and romance and also how both leading guys have a need to watch over them and protect them from harm and both girls are cute but a lil naive to the things happening around them.
Who else agree's this gives off a fruits basket remake with tohru ending up with yuki instead? Fruba centres a girl who was "offered a home" by SEVERAL attractive boys with a dark secret of being zodiac animals. And like Nanami, she becomes involved, responsible, in a way she doesn't understand the dangers she's in.
While not entirely alike, both series has a lighthearted atmosphere in which the main female protagonist becomes acquainted with characters with supernatural abilities.
Both series also features two popular guys at school.
Both series has some action, drama, lighthearted comedy, and also romance themes involving specifically the main female protagonist and her new life.
Also about a homeless girl encountering some mythical beings. The atmosphere is very similar - sweet, bubbly and warm. The difference is, Nanami is more likable than Tohru in the sense that she isn't as 'stupid'.
both involve a young innocent girl loosing her home with nowhere else to go. The girls Tohru Honda and Nanami Momozono even look and act similar, but with nanami being a bit more out spoken. Similar characters like kyo and Tomoe care deeply for the main girl, bit have odd abrasive ways of showing it. All the boys in both shows have animials that correspond with them in a fantasy type of way. for Fruits basket it is with the zodiac and for Kamisama it is they are land gods. They have very similar romance stories focusing on one girl surrounded by interesting hot men. If you like one then you are likely to like the other! xoxo
Both of these series are reverse harem (male harem). The girl—Nanami in Kamisama H. and Tohru in Fruits Basket—has lost everything—family and home. They both have a chance to live with guys. Tohru is staying at Sohma's house with three guys. Nanami meets man who offers her a place to stay and she ends up living at the shrine with a guy. Both of them fall in love with cold-type guy who open their hearts to them.
Both anime are really cute and beautiful. There is no ecchi or soap opera.
they both are a romatic comedy where the boy wont admit his feelings. in both a girl has come to live with the boy because they lost their home.
Opening Theme"Kamisama Hajimemashita (神様はじめました)" by Hanae
Ending Theme#1: "Kamisama Onegai (神様お願い)" by Hanae (eps 1-9, 11-13)
#2: "Kamisama Onegai Datenshi☆Mix (「神様お願い」堕天使☆Mix) by KURAMA (Daisuke Kishio) featuring Hanae (ep 10)
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