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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Kami-chu!: Kami-sama wa Chuugakusei, The Goddess is a Middle School Student
Japanese: かみちゅ!
English: Kamichu!
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 29, 2005 to Sep 27, 2005
Premiered: Summer 2005
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Aniplex
Studios: Brain's Base
Source: Original
Genres: Award WinningAward Winning, Slice of LifeSlice of Life, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: IyashikeiIyashikei, MythologyMythology, SchoolSchool
Duration: 26 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.381 (scored by 1868918,689 users)
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Ranked: #23532
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Popularity: #2739
Members: 63,494
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Yurie Hitotsubashi was just an average middle school student living in the city of Onomichi on Japan's inland sea in the easygoing times of the 1980s. She spent her days worrying about exams and trying to get Kenji, the clueless boy she likes, to notice her. Then during lunch one day she suddenly announces to her friend Mitsue that the night before she had become a goddess. Their classmate Matsuri quickly latches on to Yurie's newfound divinity as a way to promote her family's bankrupt Shinto shrine. She hopes that replacing their hapless local god, Yashima-sama, with Yurie will make the shrine more popular (and profitable). Now, with Matsuri as her manager, Yurie has to grant wishes, cure curses, meet aliens, and attend god conventions. All the while attending school and working-up the courage to confess to Kenji.

The DVD/BD box set includes the Kamichu! Specials episodes. For a complete list of episodes and the order they're included in the box set, see the More Info tab.


The series won an Excellence Prize for animation at the 2005 Japan Media Arts Festival.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Ochikoshi, Tomonori
Masunari, Koji
Director, Series Production Director
Kosaka, Harume
Episode Director, Storyboard
Asano, Katsuya
Episode Director, Key Animation


Opening Theme

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"Hare Nochi Hare!" by Maho Tomita

Ending Theme

"Ice Candy" by Mako


Apr 1, 2024
Are you feeling a bit down? Do you need a break from the harsh reality, or maybe a break from watching shitty self insert power fantasies? Like a checkpoint in a video game, Kamichu! will provide you with a safe place to rest and heal your soul. Even though the series is chock-full of cuteness that would put Hello Kitty to shame, it doesn't shy away from exploring more serious subjects like hard work, debts or poverty, creating a complex and endearing slice-of-life story.

Uncle Ben would summarize Kamichu! with the iconic proverb "with great power comes great responsability", or in that case something more like ...
Jan 3, 2024
If you want a nice and unusual anime that is also sweet, then Kamichu might be worth seeing. The story is about Yurie Hitotsubashi, a normal high school girl who all of a sudden becomes God. With Matsuri, her friend who works at a local shrine as a priestess, Yurie and others learn about their new powers. They meet up with gods or deities while doing this.

What makes Kamichu different from other anime is its normal way of looking at Yurie being a god. Her new powers aren't a solution to every problem, but it becomes part-time work with its own difficulties. The show shows ...
Oct 26, 2022
Kamichu is an anime that I vaguely knew about, mainly through looking through Anime News Network, but it didn't really catch my interest when I was younger. If I had watched this when I was a kid, I probably wouldn't have liked it. But I was bored one day and decided to sit down and watch Kamichu, since I wanted something different to watch...and I'm really glad I did, because Kamichu is absolutely adorable and criminally underrated. It hasn't even gotten a blu-ray release over here, and the last time it got released in America was in 2008, when FUNimation rescued it along with other ...

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