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, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Themes: ChildcareChildcare, MythologyMythology
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.831 (scored by 102936102,936 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #8412
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #780
Members: 253,017
Favorites: 1,449

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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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


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


Ono, Yuuki


Takagaki, Ayahi


Hamano, Takatoshi
Sound Director
Minase, Inori
Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Lyrics


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
bend_over (All reviews)
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 read more
Mar 26, 2020
RPWPA (All reviews)
Somali to Mori no Kamisama is a masterpiece of storytelling. It is a great adventure that displays the different ideologies of creatures, their lives and how going through life changes you as a person.

From the start, the anime tells you that you are about to embark on a journey and to get ready for the different ideas you will find.

I think the 2 biggest reasons that affect how much I rate an anime are how much I enjoy the anime and how great the characters are. Of course an anime about going into the unknown and exploring what the world has to offer read more
Mar 26, 2020
Shingster (All reviews)
Please note this review is intended to be read by those that have watching Somali To Mori Na Kamisama and while care has been taken to minimise story related spoilers there may still be spoilers within character analysis. You have been warned.

Based off a popular web manga of the same name Somali To Mori No Kamisama otherwise better known by its English title of Somali and the forest spirit is an adventure, drama and fantasy genre anime, that gives us the unique opportunity to see what will happen if one day a human child were to one day encounter and adapt the first read more
May 8, 2020
AurumGG (All reviews)
*spoiler warning*

Hot take: Somali to Mori no Kamisama is not primarily about the relationship between a father and daughter but Golem discovering humanity through his relationship with Somali. When I say “humanity,” I am not talking about the human race; Golem is finding his human spirit: empathy, love, purpose, etc. At the beginning of the anime, Golem states his species live exactly a millennia, and the time he has left is a little over a year. Through the first half of the show, he gives the exact amount of days he has left to live. Eventually he stops giving specifics, instead broad estimations such as read more

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