English: Kamisama Kiss
Synonyms: Kami-sama Hajimemashita, Kami-sama Kiss
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2012 to Dec 25, 2012
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or olderL represents licensing company
Score: 8.081 (scored by 26972 users)
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Oct 26, 2013
In a nutshell, I would say that Kamisama Hajimemashita is a romance with a drop of supernatural element. This anime is very similar to Spice and Wolf, but the roles here, are reversed. Spice Wolf (The goddess is a girl and here, a man takes this role)…
If you are looking for a heartwarming romance, don’t forget to give a shot to Kamisama Kiss.
Kamisama Hajimemashita is about a girl named Nanami Momozono. She doesn’t have mother, her dad is selfish idiot, who up to the eyes in debts. Thanks to her idiotic father, Nanami becomes homeless. She went to a park in complete despair. No parents, no home, no money, no future… DEAD END, so to say...
While being at the park she saved a man from being bitten by a dog.(Pretty comical episode, but doesn’t worth mentioning). That mysterious man gives Nanami a shelter and kisses her on a forehead.
Well, she has nothing, everything is over for her and she decides to accept the help of a stranger. When she finds a shack, a young-man called Tomoe gives Nanami a push.
Well, nothing catchy… don’t be deceived, when Nanami arrives at the shack the story begins. By the way don’t forget to pay your attention to the moment when a man kisses Nanami’s forehead, it’s VERY important.
The animation is really amazing! Color palette made my heart tremble. It’s so charming….
Splendid. OST succeeded in delivering emotions very well.
As for the v.a. they did impressive work, their characters were like people from the real world. Ten out of ten for voice acting.
The two main characters are Nanami, and Tomoe.
Nanami- is kind and funny. She is a teenage girl whose father ran out on her because of his debts; she was often mocked for her poverty by her classmates.
Tomoe- is a person who changes Nanami. I won’t tell you anything about him in order not to spoil the anime.
Character development is on the level. Probably, the best I have ever seen.
Being tired of harem shows, Kamisama Hajimemashita was an eye-candy.
This anime has exceeded all my expectations! It’s one of the best romance I have ever seen in my life.
The anime is really good to watch and it is only 13 episodes long. The characters are great, and story is good too.
This anime will make your heart beat and it will make you worry about characters. If you haven’t given it a shot yet, you miss quite much. read more
Nov 14, 2012
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
Mar 21, 2013
The anime has lovely artwork and a pleasant soundtrack (including the opening and ending theme which are gorgeous!) I find the characters appealing and engaging, also the comedy is rather light hearted and bearable in comparison to many slap-stick alternatives.
I find it hard to not get into this anime considering that it combines comedy, a bit of action, supernatural and romance all in one. Best part is that it's quick to watch and more importantly has a rather satisfying ending.
My only complaint is that it probably would have been more interesting to have more episodes and extended the development in that duration considering that the characters and story hold so much potential. read more
Dec 8, 2012
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.
Oct 27, 2012
As a HUGE fan of the manga this anime has to be one of the BIGGEST things I've been looking forward to. I always hoped it would be animated and freaked out the day I found out about it (two days before it aired)
The story is awesome I recently got into watching/reading anime/manga about youkai/ayakashi/akuma, whatever you want to call them, and when I first read the manga I fell in love with it.
As for the anime.....one word. AFRIKINAMAZING!!! (yes that counts as one word Xp)
There are a lot of funny characters in the series and it's developed pretty well but what really sealed the deal for me was Tomoe....Tomoe Tomoe Tomoe!!!!! I absolutely L O V E his character...sure he seems like an ass in the first few episodes but boy does he grow on you....and keeps growing and growing annnd again GROWING.
His character design is amazing and his voice -ahhhhhh- fits really well!!! I love his little attitude and just him in general!! He reminds me somewhat of Miketsukami Soushi from (Inu x Boku SS) and Inuyasha put together. He has kind of an attitude like Inuyasha but more of an appearance like Soushi in his 'youkai' form. *sorry I'm being bias about Tomoe of course I like all the other characters too buut Tomoe and Nanami. That's really what the anime and manga are about*
All together I have high expectations of this show hope to see a second third fourth and maybe fifth season of this show (hoping the manga last that long and it stays popular) I recommend this and will recommend this 1,000,000 times to ANYONE who likes this sort of genre of shows.
Watch the show...you'll reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally love it! read more
Jun 16, 2013
Now, the plot may not be that original, but who cares? It's an enjoyable anime, that's more than enough to satisfy the regular viewer.
Story 9/10:A quick synopsis of the anime would be a girl becomes a deity, and get's a familiar. As she starts to train to become a better deity her relationship grows with her familiar. The story is basically set up for a romance theme, and it's quite interesting. There are some cool fight scenes and very good plot lines. It's definitely not a "unique" story line, but what matters is it fits into the anime very well. The anime is hilarious at times, and also has touching/adorable moments.
Art 9/10: Aside from the main characters blushing consisting of cross-marks across her face (I can't stand that), everything else about the art is consistent and well done. The characters are appealing, and so is the scenery.
Sound 10/10: When you first press that play button, your ears will be gifted with an amazing OP, and then towards the end an amazing ED. They're both soothing to the ear and have great lyrics.
Character 9/10: There's a lot of character development as the story progresses. I first assumed no development was occurring because all the characters were in a bit of a slump, but I was relieved when I started to see more growth. Of course, each character has their own back story and they're all pretty interesting.
Enjoyment 10/10: I really liked watching this anime, and it's probably the only romance I'll ever watch. I found myself laughing out loud a lot, and I really like the main characters and their personalities. It's not just lovey-dovey things, the characters often stay true to their personalities and that's what is best.
Overall 9/10: *I'd recommend this to anyone whose looking for a quick romance anime, with a bit of action.* read more
Jul 21, 2013
The story line was pretty unique, (about gods and such) and I got addicted in like one episode.
The opening theme was super catchy.
I actually loved all the characters (even though Nanami was a tad annoying). And the guys were attractive too.. ^^
It's one of my favourite animes, i recommend it!
Jan 26, 2013
I'd say my love level for this was on Par with Skip Beat...and that's high.
I love strong female leads, who aren't Mary Sue's.
She's good but she isn't afraid to say she hates you. HAHA
The fox man had to grow on me..I will not lie but now I am willing to allow him to hang out with Youko Kurama, InuYasha and Sesshomaru...poor Sessho..the only one without ears.
Anyways, I loved the story it was very unique to me and the characters show amazing development. I doubt a season 2 will happen due to how it ended but I sure as hell will continue reading this!
I love it! It just didn't get a 10 because for me...it's hard to get a ten. read more
Apr 9, 2013
I was a bit apprehensive about watching this anime to begin with. I thought it would be very cliche` and boring but I was pleasantly surprised and completely wrong.
If you are looking for a romance/comedy then this is one is probably a must watch. There were moments where I anticipated what was going to happen but instead I was left in tears of laughter from the comedy side of this anime.
I don't really think there is any real flaw in Kami-sama Hajimemashita. The only thing that I dislike about it is the fact that there are only 13 episodes, however, for an anime that is short and has an ongoing manga it is tied up pretty well and doesn't leave you with that sense of disappointment you get with most animes that are short and sweet.
I know a lot of anime fans out there dislike the heroines in animes that don't play much of a role in the story line but for this particular female protagonist you will find she actually does a lot and isn't a hopeless damsel in distress :) read more
Jun 4, 2013
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Jan 10, 2013
Interesting plot, a girl loses her house but is given a new house by a mysterious man and becomes the new Earth God of a shrine. Needless t say it doesn't start perfectly but things turn out alright in the end!
Not much to say, the art was nice and well animated, with nice backgrounds and textures.
The OP theme was really catchy, after a couple episodes I found myself humming along! The ED theme was not so catchy but still was pretty good.
SE, some of them were fairly generic. BGM, nothing really stood out as bad, but nothing stood out as extremely good either. It was okay.
Decent enough cast, not extremely unique but not bland either, just right.
Tomoe, a Fox Demon, at first unwillingly bound to Nanami and very cold and unfriendly, but eventually warms up to her...
Nanami, just a regular schoolgirl whose father was neck-deep in debts. Eventually kicked out of her house, then because the Earth God of the shrine.
Mizuki, a snake familiar who originally was an enemy but soon became a friend.
Kurama, a pop-star crow demon!
I enjoy anime with Youkai and Japanese mythology in them, so I won't deny that did boost my enjoyment levels a bit~
If you like romance, supernatural themes, Youkai, with a Slice of Life on the side, then this is the anime for you!
Nothing too complex, there a few sad moments but over an easy and happy anime to watch and just enjoy without having to pick everything apart to figure it out. ;) read more
Dec 31, 2012
Character is the first topic i want to touch on. The difference between Kamisama Hajimemashita and other animes in terms of character was that the lead, nanami, was LIKEABLE. All of the characters were done very well but Nanami really caught my attention. yes she had some of THOSE traits (bossy, clumsy etc.) but she was also funny, hardworking and persistent.Tomoe another main is the audience getter, he's very cliche. He's possessive, arrogant (bordering mean) and saves Nanami in basically every episode. It's the regular anime guy persona but i'm a regular teenage girl and honestly, that's what i like to see. Despite the shortness of the anime the characters do develop and change.
story. this is really the most important part isn't it? A young human girl becomes the a land god of a shrine and has to basically deal with her daily life as a god and a student. Oh and spoiler alert she falls in love with her familiar (Tomoe) who she's now living with. So it's simple. But it's alos sweet, funny and has places to go which can make a simple story refreshing.
The art. i'm not particularly versed in the dos and don'ts of anime artwork, but i do know what looks visually appealing. kamisama hajimemashita is better than many but far from perfect. in my opinion, Kamisama Hajimemashita looked good.
final topic; sound. there really was none.. which is why i think this is Kamisama Hajimemashita greatest downfall. you had an ending, you had an opening which were very catchy i'll admit, but that was it.
I liked this anime because i'm cliche. The creators knew what i liked and they delivered. A story with magic, an attractive male lead, a female lead who didn't annoy me and a heavy load of romance. That is why i think Kamisama Hajimemashita is outstanding, it was enjoyable.
You should watch Kamisama Hajimemashita. It's short. i watched all 13 episodes in a day so spend a day (or maybe a few if you have a life) and enjoy this little gem of an anime.
i hope for another season of Kamisama Hajimemashita! read more
Jan 20, 2013
I also really liked the art. The characters were nicely done, and it was nice to see their personalities come through their appearance. AND DAMN, TOMOE IS A FINE PIECE OF EYE CANDY. I also felt that the voice actors were chosen well.^^
I do have a few complaints though. The story was very very rushed. If you guys have read the manga, you would understand what I mean. Tomoe's and Nanami's relationship grew at an unrealistically fast rate in this anime, but none the less, it was still enjoyable to watch. The plot is interesting and will pull you in right from the start.
I'm hoping for a second season ^^ read more
Oct 26, 2012
(Watching this anime is like being kissed by god!)
Besides Nanami, there's Tomoe who is a super fox-xy guy. He is always acting cool and has sexual tension at almost all times. He also has the power to turn people into animals, which I think is really hot (Just think of the possibilities!!!). Unfortunately he has only used this power on guys, which is fine if you're only interested in Yaoi.
The opening for this anime is really addictive. I can't seem to get the song out of my head. The ending is also nice, as it matches with the opening, making the overall presentation nicer.
I really enjoy this anime. It's a fun anime to watch that doesn't take itself seriously. Everything is there, including art, sound, character, and story.
OVERALL I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS ANIME. read more
Feb 10, 2013
The story was good. Half the time I drop anime out of boredom, but this on pulled me in from the beginning. And I fell in love with the characters in this anime, especially Tomoe (fox demon).
The art in this anime is very simple but very good. I really liked the character animation.
Overall, i will just say that i thoroughly enjoyed this anime and will add it to my recommendation list.
Jan 6, 2013
Because it's the same director as Fruits Basket, it has the same humor going on (if you know what I mean).
The story is pretty interesting and if you're an uber shoujo manga/anime fan like me, don't worry about it xD This anime isn't cliche like any other shojo manga/anime. They do things that you would least expect!
All in all: really good, funny, and randon anime!
Nov 13, 2012
While watching the first episode of the anime, I was left with goosebumps. Not because of excitement, but of how embarassed I was with how it all turned out. It was sheer horror that such a brilliant manga was reduced to some fleeting anime that was probably made to attract viewers.
When comparing it to its manga, I am not impressed with the anime. It seems as if it was made out of the whim with simplistic graphic designs. I mean c'mon, if you're making 13 episodes you could've at LEAST put in some effort to make it more appealing. I'm a tad bit angry that one of my favourite mangas have let me down so much in the anime that I have been eagerly anticipating.
The opening? It seemed more llike it should've been the ending. Like seiriously...ALL still pictures? are you THAT low on budget? Others might find it suitable for the anime due to the show's "calm" nature, but to me it's a sign of laziness.
I'm also not too impressed with Nanami's voice actor, it just...doesn't suit her for some reason. It's better than having those high pitched squeaky voices but there's still just something...off. Her voice I could sort of deal with, but when it came to Onikiri and Kotetsu...mate you've lost me entirely. I'm glad I stopped watching it in order to forget how they sound like.
All in all, the manga is a high recommendation from me, just not the anime. In this case, all I can say is that some things are better left for the imagination. read more
Nov 19, 2012
Jan 25, 2013
I will try not to reveal any spoilers...
This show is all about a girl Nanami Momozono and her romance with demon name Tomoe, But it is said "DON"T JUDGE THE BOOK JUST BY ITS COVER" The same fact applies here, you will see story is decent but when you will watch its first episode, You will know what i am talking about here and my ratings are depends on those facts.
I would rather pass on watching romance/comedy anime, you know today's anime is full of senseless comedy with ecchi and all other stuff, but comedy, flirting and romance in this anime was in so balanced that it was very relaxing to watch each episodes with interest.
At last i want to say its a worth watching anime if you are into romance, you should definitely watch this because the primary focus of this anime is Romance.
Good Luck... read more