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
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.171 (scored by 2274722,747 users)
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Ranked: #31652
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Popularity: #2551
Members: 54,272
Favorites: 90

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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


Misawa, Shin
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Takamura, Yuuta
Episode Director
Andou, Ken
Episode Director


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Dec 22, 2013
Stark700 (All reviews)
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 read more
Dec 25, 2013
post_human (All reviews)
This is why I like animes, after getting thoroughly disappointed by watching something with excellent animation and music fall way beyond mediocrity due to lack of originality, unnecessary fan-service and a crappy sense of humor; getting angry at yet another butchering of a video game adaption into a utterly stinking pile misdirection and lack of effort; and laughing at a purely unrealistic and shameless attempt at seinen through yet again short skirt wearing superhuman schoolgirls, I get to experience a show like Gingitsune. This anime is not trying to achieve any new grounds and actually does not attempt at anything other than simplistic beauty, tries read more
May 31, 2014
aNinjaWithAIDS (All reviews)
Gingitsune is one of those shows that feels "alive" in every respect. There's honestly no better way to describe it. From its general beauty to its inner world of provocatively enriching emotions, this show always has something to mesmerize you with.

Story: Keep in mind that this is a Slice of Life show, so the thing is that this is a story much more than it is an underlying plot. This is far from a bad thing; in all honesty, I find this show to be a very refreshing take on the Fantasy genre. For example, the rule that makes only one bloodline member possess "the read more
Feb 12, 2014
MothaMoon (All reviews)
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 read more

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