Kamisama Hajimemashita: Kako-hen

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Japanese: 神様はじめました~過去編~


Type: OVA
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 20, 2015 to Aug 19, 2016
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance
Themes: MythologyMythology, Time TravelTime Travel
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 30 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.391 (scored by 8068980,689 users)
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Ranked: #1852
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Popularity: #1385
Members: 163,773
Favorites: 1,016

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While playing in the snow one day at her shrine, the land god Nanami Momozono witnesses her familiar—the fox youkai Tomoe—collapse, with dark markings appearing on his body. Tomoe's former master, Lord Mikage, appears after his long absence and places Tomoe into a magical pocket mirror in order to stave off his ailment.

Mikage explains that long ago, before he and Tomoe had met, the fox youkai was in love with a human woman. Seeking to live as a human with his beloved, he made a deal with a fallen god, but he only ended up cursed and dying. When Mikage discovered Tomoe, the god made the youkai forget his human love as a quick solution. However, something has changed recently to reactivate the curse; Tomoe has fallen in love with his new human master, Nanami. Since there is no way to stop the curse, Nanami wants to stop Tomoe from getting cursed in the first place by traveling back through time, even if it means they may never meet. As Nanami travels back hundreds of years to save her precious familiar, she discovers that she is far more closely bonded to Tomoe than she previously thought.

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May 3, 2021
[Spoilers ahead, don't read unless you've finished this completely]

These 4 episodes of OVAs undoubtedly, for me, carry this whole show. Ignoring the fact that S2 introduced the character of Kirihito (aka Akuraou) and never continued on that story, these 4 episodes were peak for me.

Don't get me wrong, I liked Season 2 and Nanami's development as a God, but we FINALLY got to see Yukiji properly. Well, not really Yukiji, but you know what I mean. The romance in this was so so good, I wish it had been a whole season instead. I feel like they could've made another season with 12 ...
Dec 2, 2020
I'm going to assume you've watched season 1 and 2 before reading this.

This OVA hands-down made the whole series for me. The series is beautiful overall, but this OVA made cheer for Tomoe and Nanami so hard.

Story 8/10

You finally see the back story of Tomoe and Nanami. I love the concept of time travel here and how everything seriously tied together so neatly!

Art 10/10

Aug 11, 2021
TW: S*xual assault.

I have other issues with these OVAs but my main one is that everyone talks about this anime, and no one ever mentions that in Kako-hen they make the romantic interest an abuser???? He literally 100% was going to r*pe the protagonist and that is never acknowledged by the characters afterwards????????

Only writing this because I wish I had been told before I decided to watch it.

I am just so tired and done with content, specifically content whose main audience is young girls, making light of -and even romanticizing- s*xual abuse.

Gross and unnecessary.


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