Gingitsune: Messenger Fox of the Gods

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Synonyms: Silver Fox
Japanese: ぎんぎつね
English: Gingitsune: Messenger Fox of the Gods
German: Gingitsune: Messenger Fox of the Gods
Spanish: Gingitsune: Zorro Mensajero de los Dioses
French: Gingitsune: Messenger Fox of the Gods
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 2013 to Dec 23, 2013
Premiered: Fall 2013
Broadcast: Mondays at 01:05 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Diomedéa
Source: Manga
Genres: Slice of LifeSlice of Life, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: MythologyMythology
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.161 (scored by 2358123,581 users)
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Ranked: #33972
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Popularity: #2817
Members: 57,150
Favorites: 94

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Gintarou is a fox spirit that has been protecting the small Inari temple since the Edo era. Saeki Makoto's family possesses the power to see the gods' agent, but the ability is limited to one living relative at a time. When Makoto's mother passed away while she was still young, Makoto inherited the ability as the sole remaining family member. With the help of fox spirit's power, Makoto and Gintarou help the people of their community, in spite of their many differences.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Kohara, Makoto
Producer, Episode Director
Misawa, Shin


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"tiny lamp" by fhána

Ending Theme


Dec 22, 2013
Stories with spirits and humans from literature are always a fascinating tale. The concept of blending between the lines of fiction and reality can be an intellectual story to tell. Often times, fantasy literature brings elements of suspense, horror, and power struggles into stories involving clashes between spirits and humans. However, stories can sometimes be just simple and straightforward. Take Gingitsune for example. It’s a series that defines itself as a fantasy slice of life that is simplistic but yet charming, sensible, and alluring.

Gingitsune is an anime series based off of the manga of the same name written by Sayori Ochiai. The setting takes place ...
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Mixed Feelings
To be perfectly honest, I thought at first that this anime would be headed into a great plot development, seeing the whole fox-spirit and shrine maiden theme, until I actually watched through the entire thing. I've seen a lot of people hype about this anime when it was clearly nothing special. Maybe it's just me, but I tend to dislike the whole slice-of-life type of anime. Gingitsune isn't that bad, but clearly nothing special. If you're looking for an anime that's completely calm and if you like the slice-of-life genre then it's worth checking out I suppose.

Story: 4/10
Call me strict, but there was nearly ...
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Preliminary (6/12 eps)
I have downgraded this anime for a few reasons. There are some bright spots, but most of it is not very good in my opinion.

I liked the overall general idea that there are some temple people that can talk to temple gods. I thought that was a pretty cool idea and they probably could have done some interesting story elements with that.

But alas! It is a slice of life and I feel that this anime doesn't really get started. For some slice of life, that is fine. Slice of Life is my favorite genre.

But I felt like this slice of life was more character ...

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