Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens

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English: Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens
Japanese: かんなぎ


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 2008 to Dec 27, 2008
Premiered: Fall 2008
Broadcast: Saturdays at 22:30 (JST)
Studios: A-1 Pictures, Ordet
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.301 (scored by 6217862,178 users)
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Ranked: #24032
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Popularity: #1189
Members: 148,806
Favorites: 339

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Based on a shounen manga by Takenashi Eri, serialised in Comic REX.

Our unlucky protagonist, Jin, uses the trunk of a sacred tree to carve a statue for a school project. When he takes it outside, to his surprise it begins absorbing the surrounding earth and transforms into, hold your breath on this one, a girl! So like all similar setups this guardian deity is pretty pissed that her tree was cut down and lives with Jin while she takes out her anger on squashing bugs....er, cleaning the "Impurities."


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Characters & Voice Actors


Yamamoto, Yutaka
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Kikuta, Hiromi
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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"motto☆Hade ni ne! (motto☆派手にね!)" by Haruka Tomatsu

Ending Theme

1: "Musuhi no Toki (産巣日の時)" by Haruka Tomatsu (eps 1-9,11-12)
2: "Theme of Shiligeya(しりげやのテーマ)" by Shilige Team (eps 10)
3: "motto☆Hade ni ne! (motto☆派手にね!)" by Haruka Tomatsu (eps 13)

Oct 16, 2009
Skadi (All reviews)
At first glance Kannagi might appear to be just yet another school harem romance comedy and for the most part that’s about all it is. However once you start it becomes apparent that there is a little more to it to separate it from a genre that is overcrowded by bland and average titles.

The premise is pretty typical of any other show of this type, only the names and the origins ever seem to change. Though I did find it to be a bit unique with this one. Our lead Jin Mikuriya has just completed a wooden sculpture of a tree read more
Dec 29, 2008
Wasabi (All reviews)
There will be no comparison between this anime and the manga

Kannagi is a 13 episode series that drives its plot through comedy and character interaction. When the fall season started, I originally wasn't going to watch this show since the whole goddess popping out of nowhere fiasco has been done numerous times. Once I saw the OP however, I decided to take a look at the first episode and I was definitely glad that I took this up. It takes the conventional "boy meets girl" theme and builds it up with plenty of interaction, parody, and drama.

Story: The plot starts off rather strong and fast read more
Jan 30, 2009
KaminaKai (All reviews)
"A great series that started with a bang but could have ended better."

A first glimpse of Kannagi will make you think the anime is overly simplistic and cliche. Don't be fooled! The everyday comedy throughout the early half of the show, plus the references to certain other anime/show, makes Kannagi a good one-day-marathon candidate. In fact, I would recommend even to those who are not interested to just spend a few hours to watch the entire series (takes no more than 5 hours of your lifetime).

As to be expected from a 13 episodes series, the story was a bit lacking, especially when attempting to clarify read more
Dec 30, 2008
Master10K (All reviews)
Kannagi is a Supernatural, Slice of Life, Romantic, Comedy with the kind of story set-up that any hardcore anime fan is familiar with. However this particular anime is highly enjoyable with a unique charm to it that helps justify its fandom.

It is about a teenage boy Jin Mikuriya, who carves a statue out of a sacred tree and in your typical anime fashion the statue turns into a cute girl, clad with a standard top and extremely short miniskirt. Well this guardian deity is fuming at the fact that her sacred tree was chopped down but with no other choice she decides to intrude upon read more


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Model Town of Kannagi Destroyed by Tsunami

Mangaka Takenashi Eri updated her official website and announced that the coast area of Shichigahama, the model town of Kannagi, was completely destroyed by the 10 m...read more

Kannagi Licensed by Bandai and Streamed Online

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