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Kamichu!

Kamichu!

Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 28, 2005 to Sep 27, 2005
Duration: 26 min. per episode
Rating: PG - Children
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.551 (scored by 9670 users)
Ranked: #13742
Popularity: #1268
Members: 25,871
Favorites: 135
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Popular Tags

comedy fantasy school slice of life

Synopsis

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.

Episodes

Episodes  0 / 12
Aired  Jun 28, 2005 to Sep 27, 2005
Status  Finished Airing
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Related Anime

Adaptation: Kamichu!
Side story: Kamichu! Specials

Characters & Voice Actors

Yashima
Yashima
Main
Lowenthal, Yuri
English
Lowenthal, Yuri
Okano, Kousuke
Japanese
Okano, Kousuke
...
Hitotsubashi, Yurie
Hitotsubashi, Yurie
Main
Mako
Japanese
Mako
Harvey, Megan
English
Harvey, Megan
...
Hitotsubashi, Tama
Hitotsubashi, Tama
Main
Saito, Chiwa
Japanese
Saito, Chiwa
Savage, Carrie
English
Savage, Carrie
...
Saegusa, Matsuri
Saegusa, Matsuri
Main
Morinaga, Rika
Japanese
Morinaga, Rika
Sheh, Stephanie
English
Sheh, Stephanie
...

Staff

Ishihama, Masashi
Director, Storyboard
Kosaka, Harume
Episode Director, Storyboard
Kurata, Hideyuki
Script, Screenplay
Kodama, Kenji
Storyboard



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Aug 3, 2011
judojon
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
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Oct 2, 2009
Yuunagi
“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.


Content:
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
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Nov 20, 2007
SeerQueen
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
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Oct 6, 2008
ukonkivi
Ok, so writing a review for another one of my favorite. So of course, it's going to be hightly score. But in this, allow me to tell you why.

Well being the sort of Neo-Pagan Shintoist Heathen that I am, it was right up my alley. After seeing this one wikipedia one day, I knew that it was a show for me and I just had to watch it. And I ended up of course...liking it. A lot. I suppose they could have done the Shinto theme really badly, but this did not. At all.

Off of the preface, onto the individual qualities. Since I seem to read more
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Recommendations

Natsume Yuujinchou and Kamichu are both somewhat slice of life series which revolve around a young person with supernatural powers. And, of course, both series feature an awesome cat!
reportRecommended by Susan - Add to favorites
Similar art style and setting. The plot differ greatly though.
Both are slice of life, and slow paced. Also, they both make atleast me smile. I guess you could say that they also give a similar "Aura".
A schoolgirl finds out that she has became a goddess. Now she has to deal not only with her school troubles but also with supernatural things. But she'll meet many friends who will help her to manage with her new job.
Both have a lovely cute short girl as protagonist together with her girl friends.
Both are slice of life that make you smile.
Both have a simple & slow plot that very easy to understand, and they're both about the daily life of the main characters.

Opening Theme

"Hare Nochi Hare!" by Maho Tomita

Ending Theme

"Ice Candy" by Mako

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