Somali to Mori no Kamisama

Somali and the Forest Spirit

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: ソマリと森の神様
English: Somali and the Forest Spirit
German: Somali and the Forest Spirit
Spanish: Somali and the Forest Spirit
French: Somali et L'esprit de la Forêt
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 10, 2020 to Mar 27, 2020
Premiered: Winter 2020
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:30 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Satelight, HORNETS
Source: Web manga
Genres: AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy
Theme: ChildcareChildcare
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.821 (scored by 117035117,035 users)
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Ranked: #9262
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #836
Members: 287,237
Favorites: 1,653

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In a world inhabited by demons, cyclopes, and other fantastic creatures, humans stand apart as the outcasts. Quick to anger, the human race engaged in a war that all but wiped them out. The few humans that remain are seen as a delicacy, serving no purpose but to be hunted down and eaten.

One day, Golem, a wandering protector of nature, encounters a lone human child while patrolling. Inspired by her enthusiasm, he takes the girl, named Somali, under his wing. Together, the duo embarks on a journey to find Somali's parents and bring her home.

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An anime adaptation of the popular web manga from Web Comic Zenyon by author Yako Gureishi, Somali to Mori no Kamisama is a 12 episode TV anime series which had a pre-screening event at Anime Film Festival Tokyo 2019.

Episode 1 was also made available one week in advance of the broadcast release for Crunchyroll premium members, as the anime is a Crunchyroll co-production.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Minase, Inori


Ono, Daisuke


Nanami, Hiroki


Suzuki, Tatsuhisa


Hayami, Saori


Kobayashi, Yuu


Kayano, Ai


Seki, Tomokazu


Takagaki, Ayahi


Hayami, Show



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"Arigatou wa Kocchi no Kotoba (ありがとうはこっちの言葉)" by Naotarou Moriyama (森山直太朗)

Ending Theme


Nov 16, 2023
"Somali and the Forest Spirit" is based on the manga of the same name in which the world is ruled by spirits, goblins, and all manner of strange creatures. Human beings are persecuted, to the very point of extinction. One day, a golem and a lone human girl meet. This is a record of the pair, one a member of a ruined race, the other a watchman of the forest. It tells of their travels together and of the bond between father and daughter.

At first, the Forest Spirit sees Somali merely as a small creature under his protection. However, as they travel together seeking a ...
Jun 14, 2022
Mixed Feelings
This anime was alright, I guess.

The artwork was really nice. The scenery was especially beautiful, and the places the characters went to were interesting and memorable. There were lots of different creatures and plants, and I really enjoyed that aspect of it. The music wasn't too bad either. It suited the show well, and it was relatively catchy.

The story left me unsatisfied. It was fine, could have been much better. The characters were fine too, but a lot was left unexplained. A lot of characters were introduced, but then dropped, so it made me feel detached from them.

Overall, it was just "meh". Unless you ...
Jun 4, 2022
First of all, I tend to retitle this as Loli and the Creepy Dad—the only problem is, I'm not sure if the little girl is to remain the forest spirit's fake daughter, or if she is eventually to become his waifu, similar to the disgusting turn of events in the initially wholesome Usagi Drop.

What is it with anime and weird magical creatures with minimal or non-existent emotions looking after teenage or prepubescent girls? Other shows include The Ancient Magus' Bride, featuring a rather stupid-looking skull with clothing that buys a teenage girl from an auction and has a romantic/dad/husband relationship with her (it's kind ...

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