Ranked #2349


Alternative Titles

English: Gingitsune: Messenger Fox of the Gods
Synonyms: Silver Fox
Japanese: ぎんぎつね


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 2013 to Dec 23, 2013
Premiered: Fall 2013
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.251 (scored by 13,026 users)
Ranked: #23492
Popularity: #1351
Members: 28,206
Favorites: 55
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Gintarou is a fox spirit that has been protecting the small Inari temple since the Edo era. Saeki Makoto's family possesses the power to see the gods' agent, but the ability is limited to one living relative at a time. When Makoto's mother passed away while she was still young, Makoto inherited the ability as the sole remaining family member. With the help of fox spirit's power, Makoto and Gintarou help the people of their community, in spite of their many differences.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Miki, Shinichiro
Miki, Shinichiro
Saeki, Makoto
Saeki, Makoto
Kanemoto, Hisako
Kanemoto, Hisako
Kamio, Satoru
Kamio, Satoru
Ono, Kensho
Ono, Kensho
Fujimura, Ayumi
Fujimura, Ayumi


Misawa, Shin
Misawa, Shin
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Andou, Ken
Andou, Ken
Episode Director
Kanesugi, Hiroko
Kanesugi, Hiroko

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Opening Theme

"tiny lamp" by fhána

Ending Theme

"Gekkou STORY (月光STORY)" by SCREEN mode

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Nov 16, 2015
Gingitsune caught me at a good time, offering a bit of heartfelt drama and a relaxing atmosphere to take it all in with. Looking at the premise I almost skipped over this series entirely, mainly due to my personal bias against slice-of-life and how I usually see them as snore-fests where nothing really happens. In the end I gave the first episode a chance and my expectations were quickly surpassed.

What exactly caught me off guard? It would be the fact that the script and characters brought genuine life to the story, both subtle and meaningful. I’ve grown used to slice-of-life having little to no story, read more
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Dec 22, 2013
Stories with spirits and humans from literature are always a fascinating tale. The concept of blending between the lines of fiction and reality can be an intellectual story to tell. Often times, fantasy literature brings elements of suspense, horror, and power struggles into stories involving clashes between spirits and humans. However, stories can sometimes be just simple and straightforward. Take Gingitsune for example. It’s a series that defines itself as a fantasy slice of life that is simplistic but yet charming, sensible, and alluring.

Gingitsune is an anime series based off of the manga of the same name written by Sayori Ochiai. The setting takes place read more
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Dec 25, 2013
This is why I like animes, after getting thoroughly disappointed by watching something with excellent animation and music fall way beyond mediocrity due to lack of originality, unnecessary fan-service and a crappy sense of humor; getting angry at yet another butchering of a video game adaption into a utterly stinking pile misdirection and lack of effort; and laughing at a purely unrealistic and shameless attempt at seinen through yet again short skirt wearing superhuman schoolgirls, I get to experience a show like Gingitsune. This anime is not trying to achieve any new grounds and actually does not attempt at anything other than simplistic beauty, tries read more
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Dec 22, 2013
Such a heart warming anime, full of cute and funny scenes. This is my current favorite fall-winter anime. I really love the art and just the whole storyline to this. It's not like one of those animes where the storyline is just pointless and it has nothing good after. This is actually a really good anime with great visuals and an awesome storyline. I love how cute this show is, always makes me laugh and smile.
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Anime: Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha.
Both anime revolves around a girl who lives in a shrine and has the power to see the inari's that live in the shrine, both are daily life events and are cute and funny at times. 
reportRecommended by yumiche
Anime: Natsume Yuujinchou
Natsume Yuujinchou and Gingitsune gives off a supernatural and slice of life feeling in a story filled with serene atmosphere.

The main characters from both series possesses the ability to see what others cannot. What they see though is a supernatural being whom they have an odd relationship with. However, they often are able to collaborate together to serve their communities and bring peace to their worlds.

There is lighthearted comedy, meaningful dialogues, and fun interactions between various characters. 
reportRecommended by Stark700
Anime: Kamisama Hajimemashita

Both involves girl and deity relationship.

Both were set in a shire.

Both have the same supernatural genre.


The girl to deity relationship in one anime has a romance vibe, while the other was more of an elder to younger kind of thing.

The deity in one anime has a tsundere attitude, while the deity in the other anime is a bit lazy.

The girl in one anime is sweet, kind and shy, while in the other anime is also sweet, kind but stupid. 
reportRecommended by Nasty001
Anime: Fruits Basket
Fruits Basket and Gingitsune involve a modern-life setting mixed with presence supernatural beings. The main female characters get involved with these beings as they come to understand them.

The atmospheres of both series are similar and involve character relationships. Fruits Basket adds a taste of romance to its story, while Gingitsune generally maintains a slice-of-life tone. There is drama, comedy, and sometimes more emotions that come to surface.

The settings of both series are also similar. 
reportRecommended by Stark700
Anime: Wagaya no Oinari-sama.
There are some similar concepts, like old Japanese deity figures and characters living among human beings. However, unlike Gingitsune, the deity in Wagaya no Oinari-sama can be seen by anyone, so instead, the deity has chosen to live and take part in a human lifestyle -- running stores, being part of organisations and similar situations. In Gingitsune, only those who are a part of a certain family line can see the deities inhabiting the various temples around the country.

Bot shows are basically based around young children/teenagers and the relationship they form with the deity/semi-deity characters that make up the other half of the  read more 
reportRecommended by Northlander
Anime: Kotoura-san
Wait, Kotoura plays in another anime! Nope, its just Gingitsune.
The MC personality seems to overlaps one another, Kotoura and Makoto is like two same person in different parallel universe. They even share the same VA, Hisako Kanemoto. They both sweet to the bone that would give you diabetes. But don't hate on them, as their cuddly appearance and dreamy eyes would even melt the demon inside your heart.

If you want to watch 'another' Kotoura-esque with less ecchi, Gingitsune is your answer. 
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