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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: 7.351 (scored by 1901219,012 users)
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Ranked: #24542
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Popularity: #2748
Members: 64,079
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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.

Characters & Voice Actors


Yokoyama, Shuko
Assistant Producer
Masunari, Koji
Director, Series Production Director


Opening Theme

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"Hare Nochi Hare!" by Maho Tomita

Ending Theme

"Ice Candy" by Mako


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.

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

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