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Noragami

Noragami

Alternative Titles

Japanese: ノラガミ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 5, 2014 to Mar 23, 2014
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.161 (scored by 109136 users)
Ranked: #3372
Popularity: #76
Members: 191,849
Favorites: 3,123
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Synopsis

Yato is a minor deity who lacks even a single shrine. In order to build his own shrine and gain recognition as a god, he scrawls his cell number on the wall of a downtown bathroom telling people he will help them in exchange for a 5-yen offering, becoming a self-styled "delivery god." Hiyori, the daughter of a respectable family, is almost killed in a traffic accident, but is rescued by Yato. This causes her to become a "hanyou," a person who can exit her body in soul form. She chases Yato down, and they begin to work together to help Yato be recognized. Yato also finds a boy named Yukine who becomes a Regalia, a "sacred treasure" that can be used by a god as a weapon to fight. The three of them battle phantoms who bring harm to humans as Yato's dark hidden history is gradually revealed.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Noragami
Side story: Noragami OVA

Characters & Voice Actors

Yato
Yato
Main
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Japanese
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Yukine
Yukine
Main
Kaji, Yuki
Japanese
Kaji, Yuki
Iki, Hiyori
Iki, Hiyori
Main
Uchida, Maaya
Japanese
Uchida, Maaya
Kazuma
Kazuma
Supporting
Fukuyama, Jun
Japanese
Fukuyama, Jun

Staff

Tamura, Koutarou
Director
Yamada, Minoru
Sound Director
Oohashi, Yoshimitsu
Storyboard
ryo
Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Arrangement



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Mar 27, 2014
ThunderKingGod
Thunder Kings review no.1: Noragami

It seems that Noragami caught attention of many in this winter season, which is understandable based on the fact that it's produced by studio Bones, famous for their rather high production values. Additionally being an adaptation of rather famous manga certainly make it a high priority show for many. Is Noragami really worth attention it gets from the community? Well, it is definitely enjoyable show but it have its share of problems that keep it from being something special.

The Story 5/10
The story have some interesting concepts, mostly surrounding past of our main character(Yato) but many things are just introduced to us read more
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Jan 10, 2015
anANIMEreviewer
Noragami was simply decent, although if someone were to ask me whether I liked it, my answer to that question would lean more towards a "No, not really" oriented answer. Quite frankly, this show disappointed me, to say the least. And its unfortunate because I really thought I was going to like this one, but sadly, the hype just didn't cut it for this one.

Story: 6/10

Definitely not the best, and fails to be in many ways. It lacked too many major details, and I found it somewhat choppy in some areas. At first, I liked the whole, "stray god trying to make it big" read more
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Apr 5, 2014
Aegair
I, like most everyone on this planet, like things.

The things that I like come in many different shapes and sizes. One such thing that I like is the Winter 2014 show Noragami, a 'feels' shounen brought to you by Studio Bones, that brings together elements of shows like Soul Eater and Rurouni Kenshin to give you a 'family-centric' journey exploring what it means to be alive.

Or rather I wish it did. At its best you've got tear jerking moments of mortality, family, and the struggles of existence. You have a cast of characters you care about, the voice acting encapsulating each character almost perfectly, read more
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Jul 9, 2014
Aines445
You know, when I first heard of this anime and read through the synopsis, I thought that this was kind of interesting; it also seemed to be somewhat hyped so I obviously decided that I’d better watch it.

… That happened months ago and only by being pushed by my brother to watch it with him did I ever get into this and really, I guess it was kind of meh… Yeah, just meh.

Story:

I have to say that the story showed potential as many cool concepts were being showed and some explored in good length (an example of this would be the Regalias, spirits that serve read more
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Recommendations

Both series deal with spirits and youkai and the exorcism of them but Noragami is perhaps more entertaining
Both anime are about "gods" (Soul Eater: Shinigami). In both anime, some characters can change into a weapon and be used by their partner. In both anime, the "gods" (can) fight some sort of a monster that isn't human or another normal animal. They're also fun to watch. :)
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Both anime are about a girl who can turn into a ghost (but in Noragami it isn't as permanent). The main male character is helping the girl out to turn back to normal.
If supernatural is an ingredient, then it be part of a recipe for both Bakemonogatari and Noragami. Not only do they involve supernatural beings but also legends that blurs the lines between fiction and reality.

Both series involves action, drama, and comedy with humorous dialogues. Bakemongatari focuses more on word play and narrative dialogues while Noragami uses gags for comedy. The main protagonist in both series gets involved with events that puts their lives in danger. There is also a bit of influence from folklore and legends relating to various cultures to some degrees.
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.
Cute blue eyed boy fights supernatural evil with a sword, and despite being a goofball he has tremendous power and is protective of his friends.

Opening Theme

"Goya no Machiawase (午夜の待ち合わせ)" by Hello Sleepwalkers

Ending Theme

"Heart Realize (ハートリアライズ)" by Tia

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