Ranked #1386


Alternative Titles

English: The Goddess is a Middle School Student
Synonyms: Kami-chu!: Kami-sama wa Chuugakusei
Japanese: かみちゅ!


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 29, 2005 to Sep 27, 2005
Premiered: Summer 2005
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Manga
Duration: 26 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.541 (scored by 10,157 users)
Ranked: #13862
Popularity: #1358
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Yurie Hitotsubashi was just an average middle school student living in the city of Onomichi on Japan's inland sea in the easygoing times of the 1980s. She spent her days worrying about exams and trying to get Kenji, the clueless boy she likes, to notice her. Then during lunch one day she suddenly announces to her friend Mitsue that the night before she had become a goddess. Their classmate Matsuri quickly latches on to Yurie's newfound divinity as a way to promote her family's bankrupt Shinto shrine. She hopes that replacing their hapless local god, Yashima-sama, with Yurie will make the shrine more popular (and profitable). Now, with Matsuri as her manager, Yurie has to grant wishes, cure curses, meet aliens, and attend god conventions. All the while attending school and working-up the courage to confess to Kenji.

The DVD/BD box set includes the Kamichu! Specials episodes. For a complete list of episodes and the order they're included in the box set, see the More Info tab.


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Characters & Voice Actors

Hitotsubashi, Yurie
Hitotsubashi, Yurie
Saegusa, Matsuri
Saegusa, Matsuri
Morinaga, Rika
Morinaga, Rika
Okano, Kousuke
Okano, Kousuke
Shijo, Mitsue
Shijo, Mitsue
Mine, Kaori
Mine, Kaori


Ochikoshi, Tomonori
Ochikoshi, Tomonori
Ishihama, Masashi
Ishihama, Masashi
Director, Storyboard
Kosaka, Harume
Kosaka, Harume
Episode Director, Storyboard
Kurata, Hideyuki
Kurata, Hideyuki
Script, Screenplay

More episodes Episodes(12/12)

Episode Title Aired
1 The Spice of Youth
Seishun no Ijiwaru (青春のいじわる)
Jun 29, 2005
2 Please God
Kamisama Onegai (神様お願い)
Jul 6, 2005
3 I Didn't Mean It
Sonna Tsumori ja Nakatta no ni (そんなつもりじゃなかったのに)
Jul 13, 2005
4 Earth's Crisis
Chikyuu no Kiki (地球の危機)
Jul 27, 2005
5 I Don't Like Being Alone
Hitoribocchi wa Kirai (ひとりぼっちは嫌い)
Aug 3, 2005

Opening Theme

"Hare Nochi Hare!" by Maho Tomita

Ending Theme

"Ice Candy" by Mako

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Oct 2, 2009
“Sleeping in classes and coming late.
You haven’t changed at all, even after you became a god.”

"God." The word alone brings up images of supposed grace, divinity, and perfection. However, Hitotsubashi Yurie is far from being the embodiment of those qualities. In fact, she's quite the klutz even by mortal standards. Even so, providence has chosen this middle school student for the role of shinto kami (deity). Fortunately, she has friends to help her out with her troubles, whether earthly or divine.

After seeing more than a few other shows featuring magical girls and moe-blobs, one might wonder how Kamichu! could stand out from the rest read more
I found this review Helpful
Aug 3, 2011
The slice-of-life genre has been done to death in anime. Even the most unique of premises have been turned into mundane school yard comedies that squander their potential. Kamichu is a refreshing difference from this. While it does does share the same settings and many characteristic as the typical slice-of-life, it uses its unique premise to set a Ghibli-esque sense of wonder and imagination; tapping into some of the untouched potential of the genre.

The story follows Yurie, a clumsy space-case middle school girl, who one night becomes a god. This however doesn't make her life any easier, as she knows nothing of what being a read more
I found this review Helpful
Nov 20, 2007
This series encapsulates everything that is right about the slice-of-life genre - honest, character driven situations that one can relate to. Kamichu! manages to do this, and put a smile on your face at the same time. It is simply that good. But it is also more than just this genre.

Kamichu! might not be incredibly flashy, and the pace of the show might put some viewers off. Yet there is a stillness, a gentleness to the story that it is easy to like every single one of its characters. It mixes fantastical elements such as the world of the God's, with the everyday lives read more
I found this review Helpful
Jul 1, 2015
This is basicly not a review, just my thought on the show.

Well so i am a die hard slice of life fan who watched many titles with in the gerne. And for a slice of life show, Kamichu! is surely a unique one.

So why? Beside being a typical shy normal middle school girl (pretty typical right?), somehow she's a goddest. So how to make a everyday life story when she's also a god, well this show has absolutely delivered it. Such a relaxing hearth warming story, im glad i got to see it.

The only problem i had with the show is its bad animation, sometimes read more
I found this review Helpful


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