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Kannagi

Kannagi

Alternative Titles

English: Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens
Japanese: かんなぎ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 2008 to Dec 27, 2008
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.481 (scored by 42161 users)
Ranked: #15742
Popularity: #465
Members: 79,242
Favorites: 279
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Synopsis

Based on a shounen manga by Takenashi Eri, serialised in Comic REX.

Our unlucky protagonist, Jin, uses the trunk of a sacred tree to carve a statue for a school project. When he takes it outside, to his surprise it begins absorbing the surrounding earth and transforms into, hold your breath on this one, a girl! So like all similar setups this guardian deity is pretty pissed that her tree was cut down and lives with Jin while she takes out her anger on squashing bugs....er, cleaning the "Impurities".

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Characters & Voice Actors

Nagi
Nagi
Main
Tomatsu, Haruka
Japanese
Tomatsu, Haruka
Zange
Zange
Main
Hanazawa, Kana
Japanese
Hanazawa, Kana
Aoba, Tsugumi
Aoba, Tsugumi
Main
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Japanese
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Mikuriya, Jin
Mikuriya, Jin
Main
Shimono, Hiro
Japanese
Shimono, Hiro

Staff

Iwakami, Atsuhiro
Iwakami, Atsuhiro
Producer
Ochikoshi, Tomonori
Ochikoshi, Tomonori
Producer
Yamamoto, Yutaka
Yamamoto, Yutaka
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Kikuta, Hiromi
Kikuta, Hiromi
Sound Director

More episodes Episodes(0/13)

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Opening Theme

"motto☆Hade ni ne! (motto☆派手にね!)" by Haruka Tomatsu

Ending Theme

#01: "Musuhi no Toki (産巣日の時)" by Haruka Tomatsu (eps 1-9, 11-12)
#02: "Theme of Shiligeya(しりげやのテーマ)" by Shilige Team (ep 10)
#03: "motto☆Hade ni ne! (motto☆派手にね!)" by Haruka Tomatsu (ep 13)



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Skadi
Oct 16, 2009 6:08 PM
At first glance Kannagi might appear to be just yet another school harem romance comedy and for the most part that’s about all it is. However once you start it becomes apparent that there is a little more to it to separate it from a genre that is overcrowded by bland and average titles.

The premise is pretty typical of any other show of this type, only the names and the origins ever seem to change. Though I did find it to be a bit unique with this one. Our lead Jin Mikuriya has just completed a wooden sculpture of a tree read more
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Wasabi
Dec 29, 2008 1:33 AM
There will be no comparison between this anime and the manga

Kannagi is a 13 episode series that drives its plot through comedy and character interaction. When the fall season started, I originally wasn't going to watch this show since the whole goddess popping out of nowhere fiasco has been done numerous times. Once I saw the OP however, I decided to take a look at the first episode and I was definitely glad that I took this up. It takes the conventional "boy meets girl" theme and builds it up with plenty of interaction, parody, and drama.

Story: The plot starts off rather strong and fast read more
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KAMIOPPAI
Jan 30, 2009 11:40 AM
"A great series that started with a bang but could have ended better."

A first glimpse of Kannagi will make you think the anime is overly simplistic and cliche. Don't be fooled! The everyday comedy throughout the early half of the show, plus the references to certain other anime/show, makes Kannagi a good one-day-marathon candidate. In fact, I would recommend even to those who are not interested to just spend a few hours to watch the entire series (takes no more than 5 hours of your lifetime).

As to be expected from a 13 episodes series, the story was a bit lacking, especially when attempting to clarify read more
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Master10K
Dec 30, 2008 4:24 PM
Kannagi is a Supernatural, Slice of Life, Romantic, Comedy with the kind of story set-up that any hardcore anime fan is familiar with. However this particular anime is highly enjoyable with a unique charm to it that helps justify its fandom.

It is about a teenage boy Jin Mikuriya, who carves a statue out of a sacred tree and in your typical anime fashion the statue turns into a cute girl, clad with a standard top and extremely short miniskirt. Well this guardian deity is fuming at the fact that her sacred tree was chopped down but with no other choice she decides to intrude upon read more
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Recommendations

Anime: Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu
Both main female leads are domineering and somewhat naive gods, and both animes are slice of life. 
reportRecommended by Cyrius
Anime: Ookami to Koushinryou
Both are about a male finding a goddess, only they take place in completely different eras. 
reportRecommended by Em_Leingod
Anime: Toradora!
Both aired in Fall of 08 and have similar style comedy. While Kannagi has more ecchi and parody-centric comedy, Toradora is more slice-of-life/romantic comedy. Both animes are made great because of the characters. 
reportRecommended by Tekky99
Anime: Shakugan no Shana
well, shana has TONS of action, complex (overdramatic) storylines; whilst kannagi is much more relaxed with nothing much happening except everyday things, however the main male protagnists are extremely similar in that they seem quite laid back average, nothing-much-going-on guys, who by some odd reason gets chased by some girls. 
reportRecommended by sugarplumfairy
Anime: K-On!
Characters are drawn very similarly and there is a strong link with music in both, although much MUCH more obvious in K-ON! 
reportRecommended by Kuromii
Anime: Tayutama: Kiss on My Deity
when a shrine gets destroyed a deity/god gets thrown in to a human like body and ends up staying with a guy. as you could expect things dont goes easy for the guy his childhood friend gets jealous and a relationship starts to form between him and the deity/god thats more than that of just friends  
reportRecommended by patrat

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