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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: 7.501 (scored by 40935 users)
Ranked: #15312
Popularity: #410
Members: 75,825
Favorites: 275
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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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".

Episodes

Episodes  13
Aired  Oct 4, 2008 to Dec 27, 2008
Status  Finished Airing
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Related Anime

Adaptation: Kannagi
Sequel: Kannagi: Moshimo Kannagi ga Attara...

Characters & Voice Actors

Nagi
Nagi
Main
Tomatsu, Haruka
Japanese
Tomatsu, Haruka
Kim, Seon Hye
Korean
Kim, Seon Hye
Zange
Zange
Main
Hanazawa, Kana
Japanese
Hanazawa, Kana
Yun, Mi Na
Korean
Yun, Mi Na
Aoba, Tsugumi
Aoba, Tsugumi
Main
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Japanese
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Yun, Yeo Jin
Korean
Yun, Yeo Jin
Mikuriya, Jin
Mikuriya, Jin
Main
Shimono, Hiro
Japanese
Shimono, Hiro
Gu, Ja hyeong
Korean
Gu, Ja hyeong

Staff

Iwakami, Atsuhiro
Producer
Yamamoto, Yutaka
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Kikuta, Hiromi
Sound Director
Yoshioka, Shinobu
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation



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Oct 16, 2009
Skadi
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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Dec 29, 2008
Wasabi
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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Aug 29, 2010
Rethardus
At the time of writing this review, Kannagi has a score of 7.8, which makes me utterly sad.

In this modern culture of moe-market, things have become rather easy for directors. You want an anime hit? No sweat, add some moe into it and you'll be fine, other aspects like animation, editing and timing could easily be ignored. Please be aware that I'm not against moe (since Kannagi contains a certain amount of it aswell), I just despise how a lot of viewers do not care about seemingly "unimportant" aspects. Just entertainment will suffice. What does that conclude? The average viewer gives a score based on read more
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Jan 30, 2009
KAMIOPPAI
"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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Recommendations

Both main female leads are domineering and somewhat naive gods, and both animes are slice of life.
Both are about a male finding a goddess, only they take place in completely different eras.
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.
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.
Characters are drawn very similarly and there is a strong link with music in both, although much MUCH more obvious in K-ON!
Both female protagonist are beings that are not human. The comedy in them is similar from time to time and the females are both kind of dim witted by the unfamiliarity of the human world

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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