English: Kamisama Kiss
Synonyms: Kami-sama Hajimemashita
Oct 2, 2012 to Dec 25, 2012
24 min. per ep.
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 kinds 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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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)
A young girl is abandoned by her father who owes money and is left to fend for herself. This sounds like it’s an excuse for the parents to not care what happens to their child while strange things are around them. It’s cliché but I can’t think of any other way they could have walked around this. The fact of the matter is that they had to get rid of the parents one way or another and they picked one of the two ways they could have done it. That or make them dead and have her an orphan but that one is used even more often then the person leaving their child. I only wonder where the mother is. Nanami is well… not my favorite heroine although she is actually rather strong willed. I don’t like how she is always saying pretty much anything that’s on her mind rather quick, sometimes she ends up going on these rants like one that I talk about later on. On the other hand, I love how sweet a spirit she is in that she wants to help anyone she comes in contact with. She has had a hard life so it would have been so easy to make her selfless like Honda from Fruits Basket but she isn’t. She acts selfish many times though she never does it to get on someone’s nerves (Unless it’s Tomoe).
Well, like normal romance, she is taken in by someone and falls in love with the person even if he is not of this world. It would be fine if this was a normal romance with the man being a human but in this case, we have a fox spirit who has a really bad temper at times. At first glance, I guess you could consider Tomoe a muli-personalitied demon. He will fix Nanami dinner after telling her he despises being her familiar; call her a idiot when he is trying to save her; and things similar of that nature. With all the whining he seems to do about her, you would think he would just up and quit when he got a chance, right? Well, that’s what I thought when he was free of his duties at one part but then he reinstates his position as her familiar again. That is not a real spoiler as it happens really early in the show but it’s a good example of just how split this guy is.
The opening is a bit, I don’t know. It’s just a bit confusing. It’s all images of her with a song about being a girl and just starting to be a girl? I’m confused as to what the opening was supposed to do as they don’t really do anything but show this young girl. It didn’t fit the show at all making me want to skip it every time. Other then that, the animation and everything reminds me of a lot of other shows out there with a supernatural spoof. It’s dark in a colorful atmosphere. It’s hard to explain as the darkness is just the addition of dark purples and blues but then the brightness of those colors pop. In artist terms, the supernatural part of the show is dark hues and the brighter everyday parts are more of lighter shades of pastels and such.
Now let’s talk about the voices. I love the how comical the narrator is and she helps bring a bit more life to the story. She doesn’t pop up at any old time, only when it seems like it’s supposed to be a comical part of even when some sort of hardship is happening like in the beginning. Sadly, every once in a while, she does come in at a wrong time when talking about what happen in the last show. Nanami talks way too much. She seems to want to be as good a narrator as the narrator is. When she first wakes up from her dream, she talks on and on about what she thought was a dream. This happens a lot it seems. Her voice is a bit annoying as she still seems rather stuck up, a very good contrast though to the rather gentle voice of Tomoe. Well, gentle might not be the right word for him as he is rather stuck up and rude to Nanami but he is voiced by one of my favorite voice actors J. Michael Tatum, the same voice as Sebastian from Black Butler. It’s a very calming voice and it is fun to see him sort of freak out at some parts because of Nanami’s mistakes or his own. I think that’s what sets Tomoe apart from the others that Tatum has voiced before.
I really thought it was a cute show although a bit to short. The ending was a ok ending but there is so much more that could of happened both before and after that I feel it falls a bit flat. I really did love watching it non the less. read more
(This has been adapted from my reddit thread)
When you think about it, one's home is a very precious thing. It's a safe haven. It's private. It contains the parts of one's life he or she loves the most, including family or that newly imported figure. When someone says that the atmosphere feels "homely," it's because at that moment, it is reminding him or her of that one place where he or she can truly be at peace. Sadly, some people don't have such a location. Others still are forced to change it. Within Kamisama Hajimemashita is a story depicting finding one's home with the help and support of those held dear.
The adventure begins rather quickly. Nanami Momozono is a high school girl who is forced onto the streets after her father's gambling habits cause her to lose her home. One night, she saves a man who, as thanks, gives his "home" to her.
Kamisama Kiss (as it is also known) lays out its events in a rather episodic fashion. Much of what occurs involves Nanami overcoming difficulties based on her human status in a fully spiritual world. She has no powers, she's clumsy, and is helpful to a fault. However, her kindness almost always turns the outcome in her favor. Whether it is matchmaking the local swamp god or befriending her kidnapper, she finds it in her heart to love those around her. This trait is one that many characters from many shows obviously have. But it seems more appropriate here, given her literal god-like position.
Kamisama Kiss is a tale about the home. At the same time, it attempts to weave in the romantic relationship that develops between Nanami and Tomoe, her familiar. The romance involved is nothing powerful, but it is interesting. In a sense, it's about two people from different backgrounds (race, ethnicity, culture, etc.) coming to terms with the emotions they have. The season pits both of them on opposite sides of the spectrum. But as it unfolds, they begin inching closer and closer until at least a somewhat satisfying stopping point is reached. Its exploration isn't too deep, however. Besides Tomoe's strong animosity towards humans, the anime never truly questions or investigates such a pairing.
And therein lays the problem. The romance and home ideas seem to be constantly butting heads in terms of story-telling. That is, the show doesn't know whether it wants to focus on the romance or the "finding one's home" side. Both are done nicely, but a dissonance is created where it doesn't know what it wants to be. It tries to use the romance to facilitate the home idea. When it does, it becomes more about the relationship and less about the overall message.
What is the ultimate message? The show tries to drive home (pun intended) the idea that one's home isn't necessarily where you were born or where you're able to be productive. Indeed, it's the place where one feels most comfortable. Being able to just relax and not have to worry about the outside world. Walking through that front door to be greeted by the things you love. That's home. Honestly speaking, the concept is simple, but one rarely gives it any thought. And that's because having a home in this sense is, for the majority, second nature.
Kamisama Kiss is, for the most part, rather plain.
The art style itself appears quite "soft." The colors involved are generally boring, in that the show doesn't go out of its way to make anything incredibly eye-catching. This is true for the environments and the character designs. The locations are typical: the school, the shrine, the park, etc. The designs for the characters are tame, despite the spiritual nature that enshrouds them. The exception is Nanami. She has a beauty and radiance about her that is unnatural. The combination of her large eyes, taught smile, and lengthy brown hair probably give this effect. However, considering how there are thousands of clones like her in the anime world, her presence in the show was strange to say the least.
In regards to actual animation, it varies between average and slightly below average. The show incorporates minimalist drawings and animation for good comedic effect. As the show progressed, however, the animation began to degrade. This is especially apparent near one of the ending sequences. Despite the buildup involved, what is given is never fully shown (i.e., not properly animated).
While the story may be askew, the characters of Kamisama Kiss are, for the most part, not.
Nanami is the star. Her kindness and determination know no bounds. A land god by day and a teenage girl by night, she does her best to bring happiness both to the shrine she calls home and to its inhabitants. Her determination often puts her in a bind, but she never lets it get the best of her. This is also true of her relationship with Tomoe. Her feelings are usually unrequited, but she just sees it as another obstacle to triumph. She starts the season unsure of where her life will take her next but by its conclusion, she can safely find solace both at home and in the heart. That is, for her, "home is where the heart is" is just as true as "heart is where the home is."
Perhaps the most interesting character is Tomoe. His abrasive behavior and general lack of empathy make him difficult to approach, let alone get along with. However, as the anime demonstrates, there are underlying causes for this. The show characterizes Tomoe as this rude servant. However, like the humans he hates, he is multidimensional. The audience learns of his past, of his motivations, and of his more endearing qualities. There is actual reasoning for his standoffish attitude, and it was pleasant to learn of its underlying causes.
The side cast also does their job nicely. While each have their own personality, they serve a higher purpose. And that is in developing the relationship between Nanami and Tomoe. As easy examples, Mizuki (the snake familiar) provides Nanami with historical insight. Likewise, Kurama gives Tomoe important information pertaining to dealing with society. The side characters are able to do this because they specialize in these areas. And this is true for the rest of the characters. In their own way, they are able to add at least a smidgen of growth to the ever growing connection between the two main leads.
The OP is, surprisingly, very good. The whispering vocals, the single guitar chords, and the more prevalent Chinese guitar give off a simple mellow feeling. The middle part with the perhaps clacking castanets is also a fun little transition.
Following the footsteps of the OP, the ED is sung in a very quiet manner. Again, the single guitar chords give the piece a more mellow effect. In fact, it almost makes everything eerie or mysterious. The beginning "ah, ah, ah..." is also a very smooth lead-in for the rest of song.
The soundtrack is also well done. The atmospheric pieces really add nicely to the overall spiritual theme of the show. The piano keys, the hand drums, and especially the piece involving the "water ripple" sound (very hard to describe!) were executed nicely.
Voice acting wise, there are no standout performances to be had.
Romance is my forte. All of the blushing, the hand holding, the kissing, the hugging, the mutual feelings, I love it all. This one has most of these traits, and utilizes them well enough. Watching Nanami fall for the familiar she found was, therefore, quite an enjoyable experience. On top of this, she's mysteriously beautiful. Seeing her differing outfits or jubilant expression were usually enough to make me swoon.
The comedy involved isn't anything grand. It does what it has to given the circumstances, usually with the minimalist animation talked about earlier. The hilarity involved also stems from the character interactions. Many of the cast rarely get along, so seeing them constantly arguing or teasing one another was usually possible to get a good laugh.
Kamisama Hajimemashita is the beginning of the couple that is Nanami and Tomoe. The stories involved, the romance, and the characters are fun to see, and I am anticipating what the continuation of god and servant will be.
Story: Fine, romance and home but gets lost in itself
Animation: Fine, soft, plain, and with at best average animation
Characters: Good, Nanami and Tomoe blossom, with literal supportive side cast
Sound: Good, great OP, okay ED, good soundtrack
Enjoyment: Good, Nanami is beautiful and so is romance
Final Score: 6/10 read more
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.
A schoolgirl moves in the same house as a white haired fox-guy who ends up serving/protecting her. They both have supernatural powers and make yokai friends. Fox-guy is really mysterious and has dark secrets. And then there's love.
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. Both have a main who is a white haired fox boy. They both have this 'gods and yokai in modern world but in a world of their own' setting. Both are funny and really enjoyable. If you enjoyed one, there is no way you wouldn't enjoy the other one too.
* Both feature a fox guy
* The guy's duty is to serve and protect the girl
* The guy and the girl live in the same place
* In Inu x Boku the guy falls in love first, in Kamisama the opposite
* Kamisama has more Gods, demons, rituals..etc
-same fox demon that protects the main female character
-similar art style
-cute shoujo love story
-the fox has a dark background
Both animes deal with a girl, due to certain circumstances, meeting a fox spirit and being in charge of him. The comedy and romance in both these series are similar, and the development between the characters. ;) And you can't forget the similar design of the 2 fox spirits/youkai. If you enjoyed one, you'll probably like the other ^^
Both of the main male characters have a fox spirit and are in charge of protecting the main female character. They're both Romances with a bit comedy, but still have some fights on the middle of it.
Both feature a very light humor that will keep you cracking up pretty much the whole time. Also, both male leads are fox-spirits that serve your young female lead, superficial perhaps but it had to be mentioned. Both also have the pretty, helpful male leads with the dark past who fall for their mistresses into a relationship that's not socially acceptable for various reasons. Honestly their cut from the same cloth, they have the same flavor and I think fancs of the one will like the other.
*Are about a girl who is a bit social awkward
*Both have problems with family
*The girls have contact with the world of Youkai
*And have a master-servant relation with the main male characters
*The main male characters are both kitsune
Inu x Boku ss and Kamisama Hajimemashita are similar because main characters are surrounded of spiritual beauty mystic creatures, correspondent of japanese asian folk. Also that Japanese style characterizes both series, both have the same feeling althoug Kamisama Hajimemashita have more comedy. Also we see a romance between the two main characters very sweet and tender. And the male protagonist also have cute ears. Very recommended.
Two main characters from both series are very similar. Ririchiyo and Nanami are mostly shy girls, but it happened that they meet a man bond to serve them.
Also Tomoe and Miketsukami have similar appearance. They have different characters, but both have that thing that made them cute. I'm sure that if you didn't have enough of one series, you should check the other one.
They both include main/side characters who have supernatural powers e.g. Tomoe and Miketsukami both are fox-like spirits. Also, they both fight to protect somebody e.g. Nanami and Ririchiyo.
Both of the animes include some fight scenes.
Both animes show the two main characters ending up in love.
-Both involve a fox spirit serving their master.
-As the two characters work together in both animes, they fall in love on the way.
-The females are really thoughtful towards the fox spirits.
The anime (male) mains are pretty similar
-Both are fox spirits
-Both serve the female lead and protect her no matter what
Overall I'd say say the give of the same vibe and both involve a romantic relationship between Male and Female Lead.
First off, these two series consist of "demon characters" and both have a similar character with Tomoe and Miketsukami (both are demon foxes).
The story Kamisama Hajimemashita follows a story of Nanami becoming a god and moving into a new home after her father walked away from her old home (causing her to become homeless). Eventually she meets up with the Land God, and he offers his home to her after leaving it for 20+ years. Nanami meets Tomoe, the servant and causes him to leave the shire. They eventually become friends and develop a bond between them, even though Tomoe doesn't like the human god (Nanami).
In Inu x Boku, we are introduced to a rich young girl known as ririchiyo. She was moved into a special condo after leaving her own home. When she first enters, she is bothered the the demon fox, Miketsukami, who says he is her servant. They eventually accept one another into the series, even though Ririchiyo does not with to be bothered by Miketsukami.
- 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.
Both have the same girl to deity plot and the same scenario where the deity has to deal with other deities. The girl in one anime is a weakling, while the girl in the other anime can kick ass. The deity's job in one anime is to protect the girl, while the deity in the other anime wants to be famous because he isn't that popular.
Both plots involve a girl who accidentally falls into the world of spirits and gods, particularly a spirit/god that has a dark/ menacing past...
The same topic: GOD on the human earth.
Fantasy. A little romance.
The same plot where girl meets god and relationships form, except in the old anime the girl is a damsel in distress, while in the new anime the girl can put against an opponent.
Girl accidentally becomes a supernatural entity with guidance (and problems) from a sarcastic, argumentative (but sweet) godly-powered pretty teen, and tagged after by a sweet but slightly broken boy.
Lots of purification rituals to ward off blights and miasmas, lots of toxic spirits stinking up the place; a lot of shared territory with KH.
Silliness + humour + action + hints of romance, and with a surprise darker twist beneath the fluffy surface in season 2 of both shows.
Both anime have a female protagonist who once was a normal girl, but is now dragged into the world of gods and shrines.
Both are about a girl who means a supernatural deity. Kamisama Hajimemashita reverses the roles, so that the girl is the god and the boy is like a "shinki." It's a bit more comedic, though, and more shoujo-y.
Both shows feature a normal girl entering the world of minor deities (in Noragami, the girl becomes a half-phantom and befriends a little-known deity; in Kamisama Hajimemashita, the girl becomes a little-known deity herself).
Both shows feature a romantic thread and have a moderate (IMO the correct) amount of comedy.
Both feature the folk culture of japanese religion most especifically Gods and Servants.
If you liked Noragami, then you should check out Kamisama Hajimashita, they both have some sort of Spiritual/Godlike/Demons theme, the main character of Kamisama, Nanami, deals with the daily struggles of being a Godlike figure with the help of Tomoe her familiar and Noragami relates to a regular teenage girl, Hiyori, who becomes a partial Spirit and deals with Yato a God, they both contain a lots of laughter and some romance
The main similarity is that they both involve Shrine gods but Kamisama is more into the romantic comedy type while Noragami is more into action and comedy (though I really hope the romance in the story would progress, that's why I'm planning to see the manga). The characters of both anime have dark pasts (that I shouldn't mention cause it's for you to find out. Don't know what to add anymore so.... Thanks for the time and I hope this helps to whoever is reading it. :)
Both the main characters are deities or "gods".
Both male protagonist have a more savage past.
Both main characters try to become better gods, although in noragami yato is a little more serious about being a huge god.
Both are romances, although the romance development is stronger in kamisama hajimemashita.
Both are comedies.
And they're both a good watch.
1) Both Noragami and Kamisama Kiss main male characters have a very dark past.
2) Both male characters have supernatural powers and abilities.
3) Both about Gods and has shrines and spirits.
But the stories have different pathways. how?
1) Noragami has less romance and more action, thoughts and drama going on.
2) Noragami's main character, which is the God, doesn't have a shrine or a familiar.
3) Kamisama Kiss is more of a comedy-romance show felled with feelings.
4) Each episode in Kamisama Kiss has a new story that may not relate a lot to the previous episode.
Each show follows an endearing deity (Yato in Noragami and Nanami in Kamisama Hajimemashita) who tries to perform their godly duties to the best of their abilities, but ultimately they end up falling short, which usually results in hilarious situations for viewers. However, each show still tackles more serious personal issues such as feelings of abandonment, feeling unloved, and a desire to prove oneself. Yato and Tomoe (Nanami's familiar) also have certain aspects in common, in that each character has a mysterious past. If you want a feel-good fantasy anime, look no further than Noragami and Kamisama Hajimemashita.
Both animes feature gods that are worshipped. Noragami is a bit darker, and Kamisama Hajimemashita is focuses more on the humor aspect of it
One can never go wrong with supernaturals, gods, and deities as part of an epic plot. Kamisama Hajimemashita is lighter and romance-centered than Noragami. But don't be deceived, Noragami has a fast-paced, interesting story line that will leave you gasping for air. That, or the fact that person who voiced Noragami's MC and Levi of Shingeki no Kyojin is the same.
Both are comedy shows about a normal teenage girl having to get involved with the gods. You can also learn a lot about Japanese culture from both of these shows. Both are also seriously funny.
"An ordinary girl gets in touch with the world of Kami&Ayakashi (or God&Spirits) by accident" makes a start for both stories.
Both are mixture of Shounen Manga and Shoujo Manga. Although Kamisama is totally a romantic story adapted from Shoujo Manga, it also has complicated plots about the complex relationship between Kami and Ayakashi (mostly in Season 2). Noragami is the opposite (adaption of Shounen Manga but also contains romance).
What's more, we can know about Japanese culture while watching Noragami and Kamisama as both stories are based on Japanese traditional myths.
both have a deity, both supernatural and both have romance although kamisama hajimemashita is more romantic.
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.
Both series include a girl that has lost everything - home and family. She gets offered to live in a place but turns out the place is owned by an animal-related person. In Kamisama Hajimemashita, it involves a dog-like demon, a snake demon and various other animals. In Fruits Basket, it involves the 12 animals of the zodiac. Both very funny <3
I thought both these series were really funny with cute and likable characters! The romance in both series is really cute in my opinion and they both have fantasy elements which give a little twist to the typical shoujo :)
There's a sweet and kind girl who has lost almost everything and is suddenly taken in by handsome, supernatural beings who want to give her a home. Through these beings the main character meets an assortment of friendly faces that usually end up vying for her attention, which leads to all sorts of trouble.
Fruits Basket and Kamisama kiss both have a deep story that is enlightened with humor, romance, and fantasy. If you have enjoyed Kamisama Kiss, Fruits Basket is a must-watch!
- Share a similar feel
- Hilarious romance
- Unique fantasy/Magic
The Anime's characters are quite similar in their personalities and thoughts. The fact is that there is also a fantasy component making the anime's interesting. The differences between them is basically the characters actions or changes in a situation.
I'm not sure if it's because these anime share the same director, but they just *feel* so similar. Even Tohru and Nanami kinda look alike...
Ok, what do these anime actually have in common? Both are fantasy romance shoujo centered around a high school girl who goes to live with supernatural beings of the opposite sex after she loses her family. In addition, both have aspects of culture incorporated nicely (Furuba being the Chinese Zodiac and Kamisama being Japanese gods and shrines). Fruits Basket is more dramatic and has some darker themes. Kamisama Kiss is more episodic and has a lot more emphasis placed on the comedy, but it can be heavy when it wants to be. Thankfully, the core relationships in both anime actually grow and develop a lot more than most romance anime.
It gives the same feeling that Inuyasha gives but doesn't take itself as seriously. Although, Kamisama is more romance then Inuyasha. If you like a bit of romance, give it a try. I liked Kamisama better then Inuyasha.
Both series feature an at first, somewhat naive and helpless young school girl, who discovers powers she never knew she had.
She meets various Youkai and has adventures!
Inuyasha, is a Shounen with many action scenes and also some romcom, and Kami-Sama Hajimemashita is a romcom with some action scenes.
Both series heavily feature magical powers and 'Youkai'.
Kamisama Hajimemashita is a little like a new-age Inuyasha. Both main female protagonists are regular high school students before they find themselves immersed in a world of youkai. In both cases, the main male lead is a youkai (dog in Inuyasha, fox in Kamisama Hajimemashita) who was once in love with the female lead's previous form/predecessor, as well as both female leads having a key plot object inside of them. Both female leads can travel back and forth through time as well as having to solve problems created by the youkai. Both also include a slow-moving romance between the male and female lead, based largely at first on the two characters trying to get along.
Both stories feature a normal school girl who somehow gets involved with demons. Both show a romance between this girl and the main male which is a demon (KH: a Kitsune-fox demon; Inuyasha: Hanyo- half demon).
Both male characters had a dark past and were in love with a human woman.
Inuyasha has more action, drama etc. while KH shows a lot of funny moments. The KH anime doesn't show to much character development because it's really short (13 ep) but is still very enjoyable and easy to watch. It's more suited for girls of course, being a shoujo but if you are a guy who likes funny demon stories, you should give it a try!
And if you watched KH and like the demon themed love stories, well, than you should watch Inuyasha! The story is really good, quite long, but that is the best thing about it. It has a lot more fighting scenes, dramatic and romantic moments than KH.
Even though Inuyasha is a shoonen anime and Kamisama Hajimemashita a shoojo anime there are a few things that they have in common, like:
• both heroines have magical powers.
• both heroines are in love with the male leads, who both so happens to be yookais (well in Inuyashas case half yookai) and have white hair.
• the male leads also always comes to the female protagonists rescue when they're in trouble, even though Nanami can handle some of her problems by herself!
• there seems to be the shadow of a past lover in the both animes, though Tomoe didn't remember his st first ...
• both male leads wanted to become humnas so they could be with their past lovers, which didn't end so well ...
• both female leads had a jewel inside them; Kagome, Shikon no tama and Nanami, Dragon King's eye.
There might be even more facts that makes Kamisama Hajimemashita and Inuyasha similiar, but these are all I can come up with now! :)
Both anime contain a theme of spiritual powers and both contain a plot based around an event that takes place at the start of the series. Also, both anime contain a bit of romance between a seemingly normal human girl and an unusual male lead.
They both have :
a demon, who loves someone in their past.
a human girl, who gets involved in demon stuff.
a great love story.
two worlds: demon and human.
In Kamisama Kiss, you will find it's similarities to Inuyasha as astounding. Basically, Kamisama Kiss is Inuyasha's Shoujo counterpart.
Watching it is like watching inuyasha and maid sama! combined.
The main characters are very similar, Tomoe is a powerful demon who is bound - reluctantly - to serve and protect Nanami, a high school girl. The romance is funny, cute and heartbreaking at the same time, the storyline and the animation is superb.
The concept of the bond between a human and a youkai which both contains a ton of comedy, romance between the 2, and some action (Kamisama have less)
My friend criticized me for comparing them, but when I first watched Kamisama it distinctly reminded me of Inuyasha.
A girl finds a hot demon(looks-wise) with a shady past and lands a new job by accident. She then somehow binds him to herself, and eventually falls for him despite his apparent rudeness(after all he's a jerk with a heart of gold). The demon also eventually comes to accept the girl, all the while protecting her through the...uh.. episodes.
The two shows also follow a monster-of-the-week format, with the girls becoming more and more adept in their new jobs(helping and killing respectively). The only difference is that Inuyasha is of the action/adventure genre and has a overarching plot line(big baddie) whereas Kamisama has a more slice of life feel to it with no endgame.
Oh! And both can also be considered to be a bit reverse harem-ish.
So you decided to watch Inuyasha(good for you)!You loved it(seems legit)...but now it's over...and I know that you feel sad!Well...dont...
Kamisama Hajimemashita will surely fill a big gap in your heart!
There are demons, there is romance, there is action, there is kawainess, but most of all there is that special atmosphere you loved about Inuyasha!It's all there, plus the humour!!!So much of it!Its witty...pure humour!
- Both main characters are human/animal like "Spirits"
- Both main characters have this carefree attitude
- Both stories relate to some human girl falling in love with this spirits
- Very comedic like
- Both want to protect what they love or care for.
An ordinary girl is thrust into a new, supernatural world and has exciting adventures, along with a white-haired, animal-eared companion to bicker (and eventually fall in love) with. Nanami's Sacred Word Binding over Tomoe is a lot like the beads of subjugation, only more specific.
Both have a high school girl with some sort of demon (with white hair and adorable ears) involved in their lives. They give off the same feeling (if you know what I mean). If you have a bit more romantic taste then I really recommend Kamisama Hajimemashita. If you want a bit more action then I recommend InuYasha. They both have an interesting plot and are very funny.
Both have similar a feeling about them. Both are romantic, cute, and have characters are likable, unlike many shows like that. In both of them, you can find good humor and gentle romantic scenes.
Both are decent romantic/comedy shoujos with likable characters
Both of the main characters are girls with similar personalities. The shows are both romantic comedies, and the love interests are guys who tend to annoy the main character.
Tomoe's appearance is quite similar to Usui's. But, the plot is based on spiritual powers, unlike in 'Kaichou wa Maid-sama' the plot if based on school-life. Either way, both of them are quite similar, with all the bubbly aura, and nice atmosphere at times.
Nanami as a lost girl; she has no one to support her, just like Misaki has no one to support her. The appearance and personalities of both the characters are quite similar indeed. I can just say that if you have watched 'Kaichou wa Maid-sama' then you should also watch 'Kamisama Kiss'.
I have searched for a long time for a romantic anime as good as maid sama, but was unsuccesful till I found Kamisama Hajimemashita.
Nanami loses her home and forced to live in a shinto shrine with Tomoe, a powerful demon who now has to protect her, and he is not at all happy about it. In addition, Nanami also meets Mizuki and Kurama who both fall for her.
Both are about a poor, but kind girl facing great responsibilities, always saved by the cool and perfect guy (these are shoujo anime) when she is in trouble (very often). The two main characters acts cold towards each other but manage to create a strong bond between them.
Both shows contains a good dose of humour and never fail to entertain thanks to their rich scenario.
- Nanami and Misaki are both strong independent females that are experiencing hardships in life due to debts left behind by their fathers.
- Tomoe and Usui both have a charming/cool appearance. Although they're popular amongst females, they show no interest in them whatsoever. They're both inhumanly amazing at everything they do.
- Both are shoujos and very comedic. They throw in funny chibi drawings here and there & random little jokes/statements that will make you laugh.
- The characters are very likable. Usually I find most Shoujo characters annoying, but I took a liking to the protagonists in both animes.
Well yes there is no supernatural stuff in Maid-sama, but in Kami-sama there is. But still. I think Maid-sama is pretty unique (and ended - just like Kami-sama - way to early, when all the good stuff from the mange was about to happen)... I can only recommend Kami-sama if you liked Maidsama.
Why? Because of the relationship between our "future" couple. Misaki & Nanami are both strong and straight forward, the boys are always teasing her but also ALWAYS protecting her.
There is just a little god-demon stuff going on in Kami-sama ;)
Good sense of humour, not so out-of-space female characters and really good male personalities to enjoy.
Both series follow the tsundere-falls-in-love plot with great characters and funny and unique guys. You really start to root for the couple and it's fun following their ups and downs. They are both enjoyable and great series.
A hilarious romantic comedy anime, you should watch, surely will laugh a lot with this one.
Both are pretty shoujo series about humans and youkai.
Both have Katsune as there main character and have similar artwork.
both excellent shoujos...gods,demons... the relationships between humans and demons & fantastic music!
both involve youkai/human characters and the relationship between the two. except in otome youkai zakuro the guy is the human and the main heroine is the youkai. both have shoujo themes with a bit of romance/sweet moments
the same thing .. shoujo about human + youkai .. supernatural beings
Foxes , spirits .. etc .. people team up to solve other people's problems ..
sweet light-hearted series ..
Both anime involve spirits and contain a bit of ancient Japanese culture. The main characters also have a romantic interest in each other.
Both animes are about yokai and humans living together and in kamisama they are granting wishs and in Otome they are helping people with problems that involve spirits. They are fairly similar and if you liked Kamisama Hajimemashita or Otome Youkai Zakuro then you will like the other.
They both include a romance between human (in KH, the human is female) and a fox demon (male in KH). In OYZ, the female lead struggles to come to terms with her feelings whereas in KH, the male lead struggles to come to terms with his feelings all while questioning and challenging the taboo of a relationship between demon and human. I would say that they have the same pace as they have the same number of episodes. I would also suggest that you read the manga because it goes into more details (however it is ongoing).
Both have very similar artwork. They are both about yokai and humans coexisting, as well as spirits and shrines. Kamisama is funnier and more lighthearted, but Otome Youkai Zakuro has a similar atmosphere. They are both entertaining and have some romance, but Otome Youkai Zakuro has more violence and action. It is extremely plot-driven, whereas Kamisama is more character driven. Both are great animes with great plots, but Kamisama is much more shoujo.
-Both are about humans and youkai
-The twins in Otome Youkai Zakuro are quite a lot like mizuki
-Zakuro is a lot like Tomoe
-The art is similar and both are beautiful
-Both light hearted anime with romance and comedy
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