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Alternative Titles

Japanese: ノラガミ


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 5, 2014 to Mar 23, 2014
Premiered: Winter 2014
Broadcast: Sundays at 23:30 (JST)
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.161 (scored by 178,725 users)
Ranked: #3472
Popularity: #46
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The 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

Kamiya, Hiroshi
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Kaji, Yuuki
Kaji, Yuuki
Iki, Hiyori
Iki, Hiyori
Uchida, Maaya
Uchida, Maaya
Toyosaki, Aki
Toyosaki, Aki


Tamura, Koutarou
Tamura, Koutarou
Yamada, Minoru
Yamada, Minoru
Sound Director
Oohashi, Yoshimitsu
Oohashi, Yoshimitsu
Sakoi, Masayuki
Sakoi, Masayuki

More episodes Episodes(12/12)

# Episode Title Aired
1 A Housecat, a Stray God, and a Tail
Ieneko to Noragami to Shippo (家猫と野良神と尻尾)
Jan 5, 2014
2 Snow-like
Yuki no Youna (雪のような)
Jan 12, 2014
3 Bidden Calamity
Manekareta Yakusai (招かれた厄災)
Jan 19, 2014
4 Where Happiness Lies
Shiawase no Arika (しあわせの在処)
Jan 26, 2014
5 Borderline
Kyoukaisen (境界線)
Feb 2, 2014

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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Nov 25, 2015
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 read more
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Nov 21, 2015
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 read more
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Nov 18, 2015
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 read more
I found this review Helpful
May 23, 2015
(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 read more
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