Synonyms: Stray Gods
Published: Dec 23, 2010 to ?
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SynopsisYato is a minor god whose dream is to have a lot of followers worshipping him and praying to him. Unfortunately, his dream is far from coming true since he doesn't even have a single shrine dedicated to him. To make things worse, the only partner he had to help him solve people's problems, had just quit the job.
His godly existence and luck just might change when he stumbles upon Iki Hiyori and saves her life; a feat which also leaves her in quite a predicament so she is stuck with him until her problem gets resolved. Together with Hiyori and his new partner-weapon Yukine, Yato will do everything he can to gain fame, recognition and just maybe, one shrine dedicated to him, as well.
Related MangaAdaptation: Noragami OVA, Noragami
Side story: Noragami: Shuuishuu
Yato is a minor god who hopes to one day have thousands of followers and a shrine dedicated to him. As of now, he pass by doing odd jobs like searching for lost cats and fixing leaking pipes. Aiding these gods of that universe are “Shinki”; spirits that were once living humans that now become weapon/tools for the gods. Yato’s shinki has recently quit. Now, he must work with his newest shinki; Yukine, who isn’t quite happy with severing a low-end god.
As you can tell from this summary, the story is quite original. The first time I read its synonym, it instantly pipe my interest.
The art is nothing unique, nor is it horrible. It’s decent.
Yato, Yukine, and Iki are the main characters. You may find these characters to be loveable with their odd quirks and personality. Yukine may be hard to digest in the beginning, but he gets I heard as the story progress with him. This is how character development are supposed to be anyways.
I found Iki to be the main reason I like this manga as she ties the story together. An incident that resulted in her gaining the ability to perform OBE (out-of-body experience) has force her to turn to the minor god Yato for aid. Until Yato can solve her problem, she stuck with him and Yukine, and mix in several of their adventures.
Story is quiet enjoyable with a good combination of actions and humour.
I haven’t regret starting this series, and found the story passing to be good. The English translation of this manga is still in the early stages. The first chapter doesn’t instantly grab you but give it a few chapters. You may like it. read more
Well, the mangaka for this manga is the same duo that drew Alive, so if you like the artwork here you'll like it there. (Alive has some wicked eyes). Besides that, they're connected only broadly in the fact that there's supernatural fights and such. Alive is more gory though (but that's a given).
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