Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens

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Japanese: かんなぎ
English: Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens
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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
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: SchoolSchool, Visual ArtsVisual Arts
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.291 (scored by 6690866,908 users)
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Ranked: #25932
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1269
Members: 161,245
Favorites: 373

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When he was a child and out catching bugs, Jin Mikuriya fatefully encountered a deity, which became the inspiration for his newest piece of art: The Tree Spirit. Trying to think of a way to bring the wooden statue to school, Jin believes that the rest of the day will be spent admiring his work. But before he can even lift it, the sculpture begins to absorb the earth around it and explodes into a cute girl!

The girl, Nagi, who introduces herself as a guardian of the earth, proclaims that Jin must help her get rid of the "impurities" that plague the land. But alas, due to Nagi's tree being cut down and her powers completely drained, she finds herself cleansing the impurities with only a magical wand! With their lives now intertwined, Jin and Nagi find ways to learn more about one another through the endless amounts of daily antics.

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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
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 ...
Dec 29, 2008
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 ...
Jan 30, 2009
"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 ...

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