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Kamichu!


Alternative Titles

English: The Goddess is a Middle School Student
Synonyms: Kami-chu!: Kami-sama wa Chuugakusei
Japanese: かみちゅ!

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 29, 2005 to Sep 27, 2005
Premiered: Summer 2005
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Aniplex
Source: Original
Duration: 26 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages

Statistics

Score: 7.511 (scored by 11,213 users)
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Ranked: #15292
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Popularity: #1538
Members: 33,009
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Episodes: /12

Synopsis

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.

Background

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

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Characters & Voice Actors

Hitotsubashi, Yurie
Hitotsubashi, Yurie
Main
Mako
Japanese
Mako
Saegusa, Matsuri
Saegusa, Matsuri
Main
Morinaga, Rika
Japanese
Morinaga, Rika
Yashima
Yashima
Main
Okano, Kousuke
Japanese
Okano, Kousuke
Shijo, Mitsue
Shijo, Mitsue
Main
Mine, Kaori
Japanese
Mine, Kaori

Staff

Ochikoshi, Tomonori
Ochikoshi, Tomonori
Producer
Ishihama, Masashi
Ishihama, Masashi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Kosaka, Harume
Kosaka, Harume
Episode Director, Storyboard
Kurata, Hideyuki
Kurata, Hideyuki
Script, Screenplay


Edit Opening Theme

"Hare Nochi Hare!" by Maho Tomita

Edit Ending Theme

"Ice Candy" by Mako




More reviewsReviews

Yuunagi
Oct 2, 2009
“Sleeping in classes and coming late.
You haven’t changed at all, even after you became a god.”



"God." The word alone brings up images of supposed grace, divinity, and perfection. However, Hitotsubashi Yurie is far from being the embodiment of those qualities. In fact, she's quite the klutz even by mortal standards. Even so, providence has chosen this middle school student for the role of shinto kami (deity). Fortunately, she has friends to help her out with her troubles, whether earthly or divine.


Content:
After seeing more than a few other shows featuring magical girls and moe-blobs, one might wonder how Kamichu! could stand out from the rest read more
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SeerQueen
Nov 20, 2007
This series encapsulates everything that is right about the slice-of-life genre - honest, character driven situations that one can relate to. Kamichu! manages to do this, and put a smile on your face at the same time. It is simply that good. But it is also more than just this genre.

Kamichu! might not be incredibly flashy, and the pace of the show might put some viewers off. Yet there is a stillness, a gentleness to the story that it is easy to like every single one of its characters. It mixes fantastical elements such as the world of the God's, with the everyday lives read more
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NeverKnowsBest26
Aug 3, 2011
The slice-of-life genre has been done to death in anime. Even the most unique of premises have been turned into mundane school yard comedies that squander their potential. Kamichu is a refreshing difference from this. While it does does share the same settings and many characteristic as the typical slice-of-life, it uses its unique premise to set a Ghibli-esque sense of wonder and imagination; tapping into some of the untouched potential of the genre.

The story follows Yurie, a clumsy space-case middle school girl, who one night becomes a god. This however doesn't make her life any easier, as she knows nothing of what being a read more
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Venneh
Feb 11, 2008
Title: KamiChu! ~Kamisama da Chugakusei

Manga, Anime: KamiChu! began running as a manga at about the same time the anime launched. The manga was illustrated by Hanahalu Naruko, and ran in Media Works' Dengeki Comic Daioh! from June of 2005 to January of 2007, and has two collected volumes total. It has yet to be licensed Stateside.

KamiChu! was animated by Brains-Base (famous for their work on Baccano!) and directed by Koji Masunari (famous for his work on R.O.D -The TV- and the Read or Die OAV). It ran on Japanese TV from June 28th to September 27th, 2005. Only twelve episodes of read more
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