Jan 5, 2014 to Mar 23, 2014
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SynopsisThe world consists of two parts: the near shore and far shore. The near shore is the place where people reside, while the far shore is the place for deities and ayakashi, which are emotional fragments that can posses humans and cause trouble. So it is a deity's responsibility to remove those ayakashi from the near shore with the help of weapons called Shinki, made from the spirits of dead people.
Yato is a minor deity of war without shrine. Together with his Shinki, Tomone, he runs a Delivery Wish Granting Service, granting wishes for only 5 yen. After his Shinki leaves him on less than agreeable terms, he decides to run simple errands that do not involve ayakashi-related matters. While on a mission to find a lost kitten, he is nearly hit by a bus, but saved by a girl named Iki Hiyori. Hiyori dies for a moment, but then comes back to life. This, however, causes Hiyori's soul to become unstable, leaving her body frequently. So by offering 5 yen, she asks Yato to fix her body... but Yato cannot help without a Shinki, so Hiyori accompanies him on his journey to find one, in the hopes of becoming normal again. But behind Yato's kind-hearted face lies a twisted past...
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Characters & Voice Actors
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
This will be my first review, I hope it to be helpful.
"Even if things are painful and tough, people should appreciate what it means to be alive at all."
Yato is a lesser god who dreams about have a lot of followers who adore and pray him. Unfortunately, his dream is far to become real, because he doesn't have a sanctuary yet. To make matters worse the only member that he had for help solve the problems of people just give up. His lucky change when he meets Iki Hiyori, who saves his life. This fact puts Hiyori in a mess, so she stays beside him until the problem is resolved. With Hiyori and his new member Yukine, Yato will do all that he can for win fame, recognition and a chapel dedicated to him.
The story, the comedy and the characters that were presented in the first chapter were quite interesting, so I could not avoid to be completely hooked. Luckily, I was not disappointed and I enjoyed every episode.
The first thing we have to highlight are the characters and their personalities. All of they have their point. First, Yato the God, he is so charismatic and he's one of the main characters. Him knows how to handle the comedy, and he have an history and a dark past too. His "shinki", Yukine becomes in a nice companion. I think his personality can irritate some people, but you have to understand him. And Hiyori, I really love she, she isn't the typical weak girl, and she have a really nice personality.
[Animation & Sound]
The animation is beautiful and each chapter is noted; I adored each design and the atmosphere was more than perfect. In addition, the soundtrack is wonderful (the opening became one of my favorites). Two clean sections.
Some things stay incomplete the serie have a 2nd season, and you can read the manga too.
I really love Noragami, it became one of my favourites animes, I recomend it for have a good time, I will see it again.
The dialogue in this anime was very witty. I found myself frequently laughing at the many comical scenes. The story as a whole is quite unique and well paced. The anime is not stretched out at any point in time; each episode brings the same quality with it.
The idea of spirits lurking in the shadows, tempting humanity to do evil, and consuming those that give in to temptation, is easy to relate to and brings a valuable message across, namely that everyone has a battle in life that has to be dealt with.
Hiyori is what makes this anime extraordinary. The artwork of her character is exquisite and her two lives, one as a human, one as a spirit, bring forth many funny scenes.
The only real downside is the out of place animation of Yato's signature combat move.
I recommend this anime to everyone, including grown ups, especially if you are looking for something entertaining without constant combat. read more
So, I think it's important to write a review on this, since I may have a perspective that a lot of people don't really have on this one.
Noragami is about Yato, a minor god of calamity who can't get a shrine of his own, and is kind of a bum, who lives with other gods. He also can't seem to keep a servant spirit, because they all run off because he's too poor, and they want a higher lifestyle. Enter Hiyori, a girl who has an accident that causes her to slip in and out of astral travel. This is very dangerous for her, and so she ends up befriending Yato who promises to find a way to save her. Along the way Yato battles lots of demon monsters who are corrupted spirits.
To many people, Noragami is just another shonen. Battles and action sequences, and some light comedy. And to many people that's all it will be.
But at it's core, Noragami is a spiritual piece. It contains elements of Buddhist (and Shinto) teachings that make up the core of this anime.
The main premise of this anime is all about the Buddhist concept of Karma, and Sange. Sange is the act of making spiritual contrition: being freed from the burdens of one's mistakes, and harmful acts, by truly being sorry and remorseful.
Noragami, is at it's core, a story about people who do willful, harmful behavior, and then when the karmic burden becomes too great, realize the error of their ways, and truly and sincerely redeem themselves.
It's an extremely powerful, and deep story in that sense. For many people, they won't get that, they will see gods, and demons, and spirits, and ghosts, and a girl who does astral travel, and think it's all about battles, and another shonen. People have even oddly compared it to Hataraku Maou-sama! (the Devil is a part-timer!) simply because Yato has a part time job. But it's while there are some similarities in the comedy aspects, in Noragami, Yato's "job" aspect truly is a very minor, almost glossed over aspect of the story, and the anime itself is about much deeper concepts.
Noragami has a lot of different elements in it. If all you want is action and battles, hey, it has that, and enough to keep you entertained. If you want romance, it has bits of that too. And if you want character development it's loaded with that.
But if you want something deeper, there is an extremely deep spiritual element too. And that, to me is really the heart of Noragami. All else is just window dressings to provide entertainment. But it's the spiritual development of the characters, and the overall deep spiritual meanings that make this one special. read more
(This is a spoiler-free review adapted for this site)
[Synopsis]: Lacking both recognition and a shrine, Yato (Kamiya, Hiroshi) is a god down on his luck, forced to take on mundane requests in order to earn his meager offerings. On one of these menial tasks he is rescued from the path of a racing truck by Iki Hiyori (Uchida, Maaya) who subsequently is subjected to inconvenient out of body experiences when her soul leaves her body. After Hiyori requests for Yato to fix her condition they meet Yukine, (Kaji, Yuuki) a wandering spirit who becomes Yato’s divine weapon. The three fight ayakashi and do odd jobs in order for Yato to one day become a recognizable god with both a shrine and followers.
Noragami has a fairly small cast which can be nice in terms of simplicity however it can also lead to the show feeling over-reliant on only a few characters. Yato, the penniless god who dreams of becoming a well-respected deity, is a fairly lighthearted and comedic character however is perfectly capable of becoming serious given the proper conditions. He’s not afraid to take on simple jobs in order to earn his 5-yen donations however I also felt that this trait was somewhat troublesome as the character has high aspirations but only progresses towards them at a snails pace.
Iki Hiyori is a generic enough school girl (outside of her interest in professional martial-arts). She isn't a very intricate or even interesting character however her place in the show is well situated enough as she acts as a sort of layman for the viewers so we can have an introduction to the implications and concepts of Noragami‘s world. She is a good source of comedy however I don’t think she holds much intrigue within the story.
Lastly we have Yato’s divine weapon: Yukine. He was a wandering spirit when Yato found him and by nature of this was once human which makes for a good deal of the shows drama as well as Yukine’s own internal anxiety. I found him to be rather irritating as a character – it is eluded to that he had a tragic or traumatic past as a human however his conflict with Yato and his lot in the show is not tied to this and therefore feels needlessly whiny and unpleasant. He is often at odds with Yato however there didn't appear to be any unique character qualities within Yukine that would give way for this and so his discomfort feels petty. He doesn't exhibit very good character development either and while he does become less unpleasant after a point, it is not even his own doing that leads to this near 180 of attitude. All in all, I felt he was rather annoying and I thought his poorly written character exploration took up much too much time.
The character designs in Noragami are fairly simple except when it comes to the more supernatural characters like other gods or the ayakashi – Yato himself is best visually characterized by wearing a jersey and sweat pants. The character designs tend to get a little relaxed or lazy if the scene is not of great import or when the characters are depicted as far away however they never become outright terrible.
The combat in the show could almost entirely be described as single-strike or clash based because many of the battles are between Yato wielding Yukine against an otherworldly monster. This isn't necessarily bad however if one was to look into the show for action reasons then these scenes leave a bit to be desired in terms of choreography, length, and overall complexity.
I think this is where Noragami falls short for most people – not because the story is poorly written or because the characters act stupid but because there doesn’t seem to be much there to begin with. The premise of the story – that Yato wishes to become a famously worshiped god and that Hiyori wants her body fixed – is not something that the story spends much time chasing after. Yes, Yato takes odd jobs in order to increase his recognition and earn his offerings however, as I stated in the [Characters] section, he seem to have much actual ambition and therefore hardly progresses towards his dream within the course of the 12 episodes.
The content that the show actually covers, concerning primarily Yukine’s emotional disposition and later Yato’s dark history, I didn't find as interesting as if the show pursued its original premise more actively. In all honesty, because the show is primarily lighthearted for a good deal of its episodes, I would say that the comedic interactions between the main cast of characters is ultimately of more interest than the plot the show shallowly explores.
The music was pretty good and some people may recognize a similar approach and style as to that of Katanagatari as the composer is Iwasaki Taku. I wouldn't say that the music is nearly as good as his other work in my personal opinion however I would say the soundtrack is one of the show’s better appeals. The music mostly occupies a BG-type quality whereas Iwasaki’s work normally takes more of a center stage role in my experience – the action scenes do play up the music accordingly so I generally enjoy these parts of the music more than others.
[Final Thoughts and Rating]:
While there is a second season now confirmed for Noragami, these 12 episodes felt forgettable to me. The characters weren't very interesting and there were so few of them that the cast of the show felt pretty lackluster.
I gave the show a 5 because its well enough animated and has decent music but the show spent its 12 episode run quite poorly in the progression department and had a few actively annoying elements such as Yukine’s dialogue and characterization.
Because the show offers very little in overall content – I have a hard time recommending the show to anyone for genre purposes however someone that’s looking for a supernatural anime would not go amiss as the ayakashi and gods are fairly present throughout the show. The action in Noragami i felt was pretty lackluster save maybe the final confrontation in the show however I don’t think it was a worthy payoff and wouldn't recommend it for this reason. I would say that the show’s strongest point is its comedy and so anyone looking for a good few comedic reaction faces and decent gags would do fine in watching the show however there is a fair amount of drama as well so its not a pure comedy by any means. read more
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.
Both series deal with spirits and youkai and the exorcism of them but Noragami is perhaps more entertaining
Both are about spiritual powers, youkai etc. and in many parts of both series you'll find lots of familiarity. Perhaps Yato's social awkwardness is nothing aganist Akihito's pervert self, but in any case both of them are quite entertaining. Kyoukai is has more dark side story compared to Noragami thought.
Both have the same type of vibe to them, I feel. Both seem to contain happy and shallow characters at first, then you fall in love with all of them and learn of their struggles and want them to be happy. Both are great and I recommend both!
Noragami and Kyoukai no Kanata are supernatural theme series involving spirits and apparitions. The main characters gets themselves involved in a variety of ways that changes their lives while helping others.
Throughout both series, there's internal struggles explored regarding the main characters, in particular with their pasts that are reflected by flashback scenes. At the apex of the story, these internal struggles manifest and brings out feelings that are reflected by our characters' reactions.
There's a small cast of characters with strange interactions between them. Expect comedy, drama, and action.
These are really similar anime. Only a handful of people can see the supernatural events and monsters. The characters fight against evil. The story setting and characters are more interesting.
Both series are about a 'boundary' between two realms/worlds, where evil spirits are coming into the real world. Both have protagonists that have superhuman powers (Yato and Mirai) that are funny characters who are hiding an important issue, and both have a 'normal' friend (Hiyori and and Akihito) who try and lead them in the right direction, morally.
Both series have to do with the supernatural (i.e. yokai, spirits). The two also share a fair bit of drama, subtle comedy, and even brief romantic undertones.
They're also similar in the sense that you're allowed to watch characters develop and grow stronger together as they help one another reach their goals.
Both main character got terrible past story. Fight against supernatural creature to get money.
the art and general theme of the plot are very similar.
they both have hints of comedy, but mainly deal with fighting youkai, etc.
Both have supernatural themes regarding fighting of spirits, I found both beautiful and soulful with emotional ties. Highly recommend both series.
Though obviosuly different in many ways, they do share significant similarities. For example, both give off the same fantasy vibe, and they both involve a character that gets caught up in something to do with the supernatural.
Both series have supernatural elements, but more than that they have the same elegant and sincere approach to deep inside of human soul. Both made me smile and cry at the same time.
Both animes have spirits where only a handful of people can see them.
Both main characters have "bad" pasts.
Both deal with a term they call a "boundary"
Both have a supernatural theme where they fight spirits.
Both are comedic in some ways.
Both have a romantic feel that's not totally canon at first but seems like it might be.
Both animes deal with a theme similar to fantasy; they both contain otherworldly creatures. They also both have protagonists who fight said creatures.
Both rely on humour and plot alike.
Viewers be warned that I enjoyed Noragami far more than KnK.
Noragami and Kyoukai No Kanata resemble each other a lot. If you like one of them then you will like the other one for sure!
1. At the beginning of both series the female protagonists are saved by the male protagonists
2. Both center around exorcising spirits called youmu and ayakashi that attacks humans
3. In Noragami they use shinki/divine instrument while in Kyoukai No Kanata they use blood sword, youmu etc to fight against these spirits
4. In Noragami shinkis can create a barrier "Boundary (Kyoukai)" and in Kyoukai No Kanata they create "Glaciate Barriers" that prevents youmu and ayakashi from coming past it
5. In both of the anime there are some characters that come forward to save the protagonists because they also helped them in the past
6. The episode 9 of Noragami and episode 4 of Kyoukai No Kanata are a lot similar. In these episodes Yukine and Akihito were locked up in cages of borderlines in order to purify their souls and go back to their old normal self
7. Both of them has plenty of humor. Their genres are almost same: Fantasy, Comedy, Action, Supernatural, Romance. Though Kyoukai No Kanata is dark fantasy
But then again while having similar story lines both of these shows have their own aspects. Noragami is great for it's sound track and character development and Kyoukai No Kanata follows it's own story
(NOTE: This entry keeps messing up no matter what I do. I am recommending KYOUKAI NO KANATA for fans of NORAGAMI, not the other way around.)
While Noragami is undoubtedly the more popular of these two, both are supernatural action series featuring a distinct variation on similar subject matter: battling against creatures unseen by the general public and focusing on those charged with the task of defeating them.
Kyoukai no Kanata a.k.a. Beyond the Boundary has perhaps slightly more slick animation, but just as humorous and action packed; with great characters and slice of life segments that don't feel much like filler.
It's an easy recommendation for any fan of the former. read more
similarities of the anime:
-fighting supernatural creatures/ spirits in which only protagonists see and normal humans can't
-protagonists doing the job to earn money
-protagonists having dark hidden pasts
-protagonists having similar abilities and power
-protagonists "purifying" their friend/s
i personally like kyoukai though because of its humor. but noragami, on the other hand, has a cool soundtrack. :))
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. :)
1 person weilding another person who can turn into a weapon, It has that Bones humor where its really animated but really tries to put away the humor for serious moments. Animation is subpar for todays standards in noragami's case
Both anime have protagonists that fight against supernatural monsters and human weapon partners. Both have kickass characters. They also use the same type of humor.
Taking on a supernatural perspective, Soul Eater and Noragami deals with Gods and powers beyond our imaginations.
In battle, characters are able to wield weapons that are incarnations of their partners. As flashy as it sounds, they offer a host of powerful abilities that can turn the tide of a battle.
The main characters from both series has a hotblooded personality but is down to earth when it comes to casual conversations. At the same time, they do truly care about their partners and the people around them.
Both anime are very similar to each other, since both MC's have a partner that can transform into a weapon (swords, knifes, guns etc.) Thought Soul Eater is definitely a more serious and horror themed anime while Noragami not so much.
People can turn into weapons and be used by their master.
Though Soul Eater has more of a dark concept, both these series have great action and comedy. Their characters are super lovable and their development will make you feel more attached to them.
[x] Deep exploration between friendship and partnership
[x] Weapons and humans
[x] Comical relief
[x] Supernatural causes
[x] Colourful cast of characters that act neither black or white to add complexity
[x] Solving cases to make the world a better place
[x] Carry action packed scenes in each episode
Watch Soul Eater if:
You want a story about learning and changing oneself and dealing with other characters relationships. It follows different characters and each having their own unique perspective. It is more heavier on action, and the art style is more simple, but it has a nice halloween feel to it.
Watch Noragami if:
You want to match comedy and action, and are interested on focusing with a few characters. This one also deals feelings from the current and afterlife, along with vulnerability of Shinto gods. The art style is colourful, and bright. read more
Both anime has the same "style". there are people who turn into a weapon and the owner tries to kill the soul/phantom. Also the art has big meaning in both anime. We can find something special in every characters appearance in Soul Eater (for instance, Soul's teeth or Maka's eyes), the same is with Noragami's characters (Yato's eyes, Yukine's hair and eyes, Hiyori's "tail").
And they are enjoyable too.
Same humor, same animation studio and in both animes, a "person" become to a weapon.
Like Soul eater Noragami follows the idea of the power to turn into weapons whiles not copying each other at all. Like Noragami Soul eater also puts a lot of work into characters giving the anime a great variety of character types and personalities! Both series have the main plot of destroying corrupted souls and also solving the main problem in the series. They both also don't only focus on the main plot but have some good comic relief and side stories!
Both contain the idea of having a person be able to turn into weapon, and using that weapon to slay some kind of spirit. There's also the possibility for corruption in both shows, as well as both portraying the relation between master and weapon.
Similarities: They both contain almost the same battle scene structure "human like" turns into a weapon.
The one that holds the weapon both are the "masters"
Both are related to some sort of "God/Demon/Spirit" themes story
They both contain comedy and a love story of some kind.
The differences are that Soul Eater involves a group a kids going to a particular school to be train for a job and Noragami deals with a God doing particular jobs and hunting demons while trying to help the Human/Spirit "friend."
Both involve a person who can use another person as a weapon. Both have solid character development, although Soul Eater's takes a little longer (it is 51 episodes). Good action sequences.
Both are funny stories that deal with the main characters using other people's soul as a weapon.
Both series have weapons that are humans capable of turning into weapons.
Blue exorcist is also similiar to Noragami.
-it about spirit
-peaple turn into weapon
- Bones make the anime
I live noragami and soul eater beacause they similar
Great balance between comedy and action, led by main characters based on supernatural entities.
The great main characters in both animes are feel the same.
The world that contains magic also very similar.
And the comedy and action is great in both.
Similar to how a devil works at mc Ronald's a god does some small time jobs in order to gain more power.
Both of these titles have a mix of comedy and more serious themes.
Both of them involve interactions between humans and being from other worlds/planes of existence.
Both portray higher beings carrying out basic human jobs in order to further their life goals.
And both have a fair share of action.
Both are about gods, who started living in earth meeting a human girl
Both are about other worldly beings trying to make a living in the human world, and both have action comedy vibe to it. Hataraku maou sama has a more comedic and light hearted tone than noragami and both have likeable characters, an interesting world, and overall plot looming in the background.
-Both have action blended with slice of life
-Both have some main characters gods and they get familiar with humans
-Both of the main males are somewhat shallow and stupid but cheerful and lovable
The usual city setting with loads of comedy and actions sequence and both of these main chars get a lot of friends for the sake of fighting and they're both overpowered and neither of them are normal humans with a different past from usual
Both are funny stories, that deal with "otherworldly" people living with/around humans.
Both have the same concept of a goofy guy living modern day Japan being something much more than human with a dark past. Maou and Yato are a bit alike and they just seem to have the same sort of feel. Mostly comedic with more action than I was expecting and a bit of implied romance. Overall, both great shows.
Yato and Maou are extremely similar protagonists. Their personalities are very similar, they're both working for small amounts of cash, and they both have large dreams/ambitions.
maou and yato are supernatural beings (satan & god) who approach life in a very similar manner. they're typically seen as frisky and playful individuals who take things very lightheartedly often to their companions dismay. however, they once were individuals who lived life by exerting violence and force in order to get the job done. despite their care-free altitudes, they both will act calculating, cunning, and serious when the situation requires them to (protecting their friends from enemy threats).
friendship also becomes an important factor in both anime that allows yato and maou to hold onto their humanity. there's also subtle hints of comedic romance between the female and male leads. not to mention, the humour in noragami and devil is a part-timer are both refreshing, and art styles are somewhat similar as well!
Both main characters are very similar despite one being a god and the other Satan. Both are really funny & laid-back and it is humorous to see these deities do regular guy things like work at McDonalds or fulfill wishes for 5 yen worry about things like clothes and food. I would recommend these animes for anyone who just wants to take a break from story driven animes and watch something funny and not get too psychologically in depth. I personally think The Devil is a Part Timer is funnier but you can decide for yourself.
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.
Both anime have similar genres and have a similar story line even though they're completely different. The male lead sets out on a journey or search to save the female protagonist who tags along and later develops feelings.
Set in a modern time setting, the main female character's life is changed forever one day thanks to the handy dandy work of a supernatural being.
But that's not all that's changed. Her life becomes involved with supernatural beings that revolves around cases that puts her life in danger. The male protagonist strives to protect them and hopefully restore things back to order.
Expect action, drama, comedy, and humorous dialogues.
These two anime both deal with super natural creatures (in Noragami, youkai and spirits, while in Blood Lad, demons). There are a lot of fighting scenes, and both have female protagonists who want to go back to normal.
Note that this recommendation is based on the first episode of Noragami. It involves a supernatural Male protagonist, a Female Protagonist who enters into their supernatural world, ends up "dying" in some way and getting the Male Protag to help bring them back to normal. Yato as a character is also similar to Staz in some way, pale skin, black hair and a somewhat nonchalant manner
Both are trying to save the female protagonist and search out how to save the Girl
also both involves a supernatural and Both Male Protagonist have same characteristic
- Both anime's have easy going yet serious at times main characters
- Both anime's give off the same chilled vibe with a bit comedy and action thrown in
- Both anime's involve a power but lazy main
- The main Heroine in both anime's are very alike
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS ANIME!
Both are helping what used to be a human girl become human again.
Supernatural action comedy is the order of the day here, something which both shows manage to pull off pretty well. In each case we have a powerful male lead who thrives on being strange, a little selfish, lazy, and on their complete lack of common sense.
The action in each show is really nicely animated, with Blood Lad going for a mere stylized approach than Noragami does, but both definitely a lot of fun when they choose to let loose. Noragami is perhaps the more serious of the two shows, but never forgets to lighten up the mood with some well placed, and amusing comedy.
Both Anime have main powerful, supernatural characters
In both Anime Girl turns into a ghost
Both anime are equally funny
Both anime have a heavy comedy aspect yet also possess a serious side and decent plot. Main characters are quite similar.
Both animes are quite similar the plot is about a girl who turns into a ghost and the main character is trying to help her to return to human again.Also both MCs are powerful.
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 involve around folklore and supernatural beings. In fact, the supernatural aspect is smoothly and naturally incorporated into the show.
There are humorous contents found in bakemonogatari and noragami. Bakemonogatari has more sarcastic and witty dialogue while Noragami depends more on gags.
Both anime have relations to gods, and the characters resemble each other. Like Araragi, Yato tries to help out humans afflicted by supernatural causes.
Both are supernaturals with similar style main character (Yato, Koyomi), and even the same seiyuu.
Both anime have similar environments and deal with the supernatural. There's also a religious influence in both anime, and humor is used extensively in both.
-Both shows are about gods, spirits, etc.
-Delivers the thick plot in a comedic way
-The main character has the same voice actor. :)
Supernatural beings are often targeting by humans for unknown methods. However, are they helpful, or hostile? In the story, the main male character usually help these people in need when they are in danger or considers them a threat to his friends. Conflict arises when the supporting characters are often possessed or being chased by these "monsters," forcing them to talk, or by battling them out.
Bakemonogatari is often more descriptive talking and often follows character arcs. Noragami usually battles it out with a comedic personality male type person.
Eerily similar in both theme and story, and to some extent the characters.
Both have somewhat similar looking spirits that they have to fight. Both have quirky, fun characters. The dialogue in Noragami is almost as good as in Bakemonogatari. They are both simply pleasant to listen through.
Aside from the supernatural theme of both anime, they also have that same amazing, and vibrant art even though they were produced by different studios. Bakemonogatari envelopes its supernatural theme by using symbolism and mystery, while Noragami will give you striking action and heart-warming scenes.
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