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Kamisama Hajimemashita (Manga)

Kamisama Hajimemashita

Alternative Titles

English: Kamisama Kiss
Synonyms: Kami-sama Hajimemashita, Divine Nanami
Japanese: 神様はじめました


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Feb 20, 2008 to ?
Authors: Suzuki, Julietta (Story & Art)
Serialization: Hana to Yume


Score: 8.591 (scored by 11684 users)
Ranked: #882
Popularity: #90
Members: 28,429
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Nanami Momozono is alone and homeless after her dad skips town to evade his gambling debts and the debt collectors kick her out of her apartment. So when a man she's just saved from a dog offers her his home, she jumps at the opportunity. But it turns out that his place is a shrine, and Nanami has unwittingly taken over his job as a local deity!

Nanami has all kind of new responsibilities she doesn't understand, dangers she's unaware of, and a cranky ex-familiar who's...actually pretty hot. What's a new-fledged godling to do?

(Source: VIZ Media)


Kamisama Hajimemashita has been published in English as Kamisama Kiss by VIZ Media under the Shojo Beat imprint since December 7, 2010; in French as Divine Nanami by Delcourt since June 8, 2011.

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Jun 18, 2010
At first, I thought this manga was going to be just like any other forbidden love theme. I didn't think much of it when I saw summaries and pictures but when I actually started reading, I absolutely loved it. The reason is because it's not too romantic. Well, at least not yet. Anyways, I hate sappy, cheesy, overdone romance mangas that have no point whatsoever. I'm sure you do too. This manga isn't like that at all. In fact, Tomoe even hates (like really hates) her at the beginning but they start to soften up to each other even though Tomoe tries to hide it.
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Jul 24, 2010
When I picked this up, I assumed that it would have the typical shojo manga storyline. I decided to read it to test it out. I know you're not supposed to judge a book by it's cover, but that's what I do; I don't read a manga series if I don't like the art AND the story. It has to be both. I absolutely loved this!

The story is very cute and I think I liked this almost as much as Vampire Game, which is the very first manga series I ever read. Nanami is very adorable (in a sense...) and the fact that she read more
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Aug 24, 2013
This is my first review here so sorry for possibly sounding incoherent or something.

I gotta tell you, I don't really like shoujo manga and animes. I tried, but I found them too clichéd (gah, hate clichés) and mushy and I usually hate the main female characters with such a passion I can't continue with the story. What is up with the annoying love triangles too? Not to mention the art style tends to be so... cheesy or just... weird. Hope this doesn't offend anyone, they're just not to my taste.

Anyway, I started reading this because my sister recommended it. I was skeptical, cuz of the read more
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May 2, 2011
First of all, I don't understand why this manga is so underrated. I've read several reviews for this manga and most of them were saying that "something is lacking" and "could've been better". They even compared it to other shoujo mangas that have similar plots, and NONE of them were even as good! The mangas that those reviewers suggested were the predictable and fast-paced mushy lovey-dovey stories. It was irritating to the extent that I stopped reading after 4 chapters.

The story line may seem like "psh-puhleas" kinda thing, but it's not. Although the story isn't very original (since there are other mangas with read more
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Similar characters, plot, character relations, etc :D
Kamisama Kiss just really reminded me of Inuyasha as I read deeper into the story :3 
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Black bird and Kamisama both share similar themes, such as romance, comedy and supernatural, though they're still really different... 
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Same "girl becomes God" and has a troublesome shrine guardian kind of storyline. I prefer "Kamisama Hajimemashita" for it's ever so slightly darker humor. 
reportRecommended by Yxx
Manga: Inu x Boku SS
A fox spirit serving/protecting a girl, just that in this case the "Tomoe" in InuxBoku is really obedient and exaggeratedly nice to the main girl and "Nanami" (Ririchiyo in InuxBoku) is really tsundere and rude. Similar just in concept, not in story. Both are romance. 
reportRecommended by xgreeneyednekox
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