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: 8.401 (scored by 8360383,603 users)
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Ranked: #1842
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Popularity: #1407
Members: 169,201
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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Ishida, Akira

Numa no Himemiko

Horie, Yui


Ookubo, Chika


Namikawa, Daisuke


Matsui, Naoko


Daichi, Akitarou
Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Lyrics
Suzuki, Julietta
Original Creator
Yamanaka, Junko
Chief Animation Director, Character Design


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Dec 4, 2016
To speak about this OVA it's important to acknowledge first of all the huge difference between the manga of Kamisama Hajimemashita and it's anime adaptation. The adaptation has never been completely faithful to the manga, and the same happens with this OVA. If you haven't read the manga, this OVA is just a great addition to the anime. However, if you already read the manga, you won't be able to help feeling a little disappointed.

The OVA is very well done, just like the regular anime; good art, good cast, good rythm, good everything. The love between the main characters is reinforced and some ...
Dec 9, 2016
I fell deeply in love with all the episodes of Kamisama Hajimemashita from Season 1 to 2 to its OVA version. I love the development of the two main characters; from enemies to friends, and eventually, to lovers. Unlike, the many animes that I have seen, the streak of independence, wit, kind-heartedness, positivity, and charm in Nanami was a welcome change from the dimwitted and damsel-in-distress qualities that female leads in this genre have been stereotyped with. Same with Tomoe, who, though initially had difficulty wearing his heart on his sleeve, still managed to overcome the usual cold and steely demeanor, which often characterized anime ...
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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