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Wagaya no Oinari-sama.

Wagaya no Oinari-sama.

Alternative Titles

English: Our Home's Fox Deity
Synonyms: Wagaya no Oinarisama
Japanese: 我が家のお稲荷さま。


Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2008 to Sep 15, 2008
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #20092
Popularity: #1442
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The Mizuchi bloodline has long been hunted by Yokai, or monsters. Toru and Noboru Takagami are descendents of this bloodline, and under their grandmother's discretion, are given a secret weapon to combat these monsters. It is Tenko Kugen, a fox deity who can take the shape of a man or woman at will. The mischievous deity is accompanied by a shrine maiden, Ko, who will both live with the Takagami brothers at their house. Life just got complicated.

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Adaptation: Wagaya no Oinari-sama.
Side story: Wagaya no Oinari-sama. Specials

Characters & Voice Actors

Hayami, Saori
Hayami, Saori
Sakura, Misaki
Sakura, Misaki
Kano, Yui
Kano, Yui
Takagami, Tohru
Takagami, Tohru
Shimamura, Yuu
Shimamura, Yuu
Takagami, Noboru
Takagami, Noboru
Mizushima, Takahiro
Mizushima, Takahiro


Iwasaki, Yoshiaki
Nemoto, Toshizou
Yamada, Yuka
Kosaka, Harume

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Apr 21, 2009
I always find it odd that so many shows get labelled as something other than what they are. Even stranger is the fact that almost everyone will view the series in a given way, often missing a prominent feature of the show.

Wagaya no Oinarisama (or Our Home's Fox Deity), is just such a series as, whilst very clearly being a supernatural/fantasy tale, the strong slice of life tone of the story is often overlooked or completely ignored.

Based on a series of light novels by Shibamura Jin (with illustrations by Hoden Eizo), the series was first adapted for manga by Shofu Suiren, and was originally released read more
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Oct 22, 2008
Wagaya no Oinari-sama is a show I was very excited about seeing this year. And for the most part it didn’t let me down. It follows the fox spirit theme that seems to be so popular lately but has a number of interesting new ideas that make it fresh and interesting.

The premise of the story is that two brothers who are the children of the former water priestess whom their family has been involved with for many years are being targeted by other evil spirits and specters. In order to prevent anything from happening, a fox spirit named Kuugen takes on read more
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Oct 20, 2008
Wagaya no Oinari-sama is a Supernatural, Action, Comedy with a really typical set-up where some kind of spirit/supernatural being is forced to protect someone due to various circumstances. It’s a shame that the story is rather dull and full of lifeless misadventures.

It’s about two brothers who have just learnt about the Mizuchi Family, a lineage of Water ki users that they both are a part of and become aware that youkai (spirits/demons) are after one of them. So they have to awaken a fox deity in order to protect themselves. After the first episode the series goes for the very predictable option by having the read more
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Mar 28, 2009
Wagaya no Oinari-sama was an anime that I was highly anticipating from reading the plot summary provided here at MAL and the small details I could learn elsewhere. I love an anime that involves the Japanese supernatural elements like youkai and people trying to protect each other (i.e. Noburu with Tohru in this case). The character designs looked pleasing as well. After watching, I have to report that Wagaya has failed in meeting my expectations. When it comes to plot and story, this anime just doesn't meet its hype. And while there are some redeeming features in terms of musical score and comedic elements, I read more
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both involve youkai's, and have a similar feeling, except natsume yuujinchou is not as lighthearted as oinari sama.
It's simple to see that fantasy elements are part of both series even if they differ by their presentation.

In their modern world, there are spirits present in both series with supernatural abilities. The main protagonist gets involved with these spirits and entities that causes mischief among the community. At the same time, they possesses power of their own. (shape-shifting)

Both series takes place in a school life setting that ensures drama, comedy, and fantasy. There is a stronger presence of romance in Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha. However, Wagaya no Oinari-sama possesses credible comedy that holds the show together with its characters + dialogues.
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 cast, and this is the main strength of both shows.
Both Anime deal with youkai. Both have similar styles and similar tones to the plot lines.
You will probably like both of them if you like animes that have relation with the Japanese culture and connection between gods and humans where they live in the same society or world.
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The feel this anime gives is somewhat similar to that of Wagaya, both involving the supernatural and there is humour injected in them.

Opening Theme

"KI-ZU-NA ~Haruka Naru Mono e (KI-ZU-NA 〜遥かなる者へ)" by Hitomisora (Hitomi Yoshida & Sora Izumikawa)

Ending Theme

#1: "Kaze ga Nanika wo Iou to Shiteiru (風がなにかを言おうとしている)" by Kou (Saori Hayami) (eps 1-18)
#2: "Shiawase no Kotodama (シアワセの言霊)" by Kuu (Yukana), Kou (Saori Hayami), Tama (Mikako Takahashi) (eps 19-24)

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