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 117095117,095 users)
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Ranked: #9272
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #835
Members: 287,411
Favorites: 1,658

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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



Opening Theme

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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


Mar 26, 2020
A cute girl? You got that here.
A depressed story? You'd be crying twice.
Interesting characters? Without any doubt.
A good father figure? Better than mine (kidding).
Thoughtful moments? It's deeper than you think.

This anime is everything you could wish for. From the character gimmicks to the grandiose story. You wouldn't immediately think about any of this at first as it has a slow start but when it starts for real it goes at 360 in 6 seconds and you can not go back. Oh no you can't, and that's a good thing. Why go back when you can experience such a thing in the first place? Its something ...
Mar 30, 2020
Mixed Feelings
Somali and the Forest Spirit is a show that takes a familiar premise and executes it in a familiar (and slightly uninspired) way. The formula of an emotionally distant person being thrust into the role of father-figure and learning to adapt along the way can be an emotionally gripping one, if it’s told with care. Somali and the Forest Spirit adds a ticking-clock element and fantastical world to create a nice inoffensive story about parenthood.

To begin with positives, the art style of this show is beautiful. Each environment has a sort of watercolor aesthetic to it, making for rich backgrounds that compliment the wonderful character ...
Aug 5, 2022
Somali and the Forest Spirit isn't...bad, per se, but it's not great either. It's a fairly average anime in my books. I did not hate this anime by any means, but out of all the winter anime I watched this season, it was certainly my least favorite. During the latter half of the season, I was watching this anime every 2 weeks rather than 1 because I had much more enjoyable anime that I wanted to catch up on and give priority to.

The premise is simple enough. A golem takes on the fatherly role of a young, presumably orphaned, human child and seeks to return ...

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