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Nov 24, 2015 12:09 PM
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Yatooo :(
 
Nov 26, 2015 11:05 PM

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This was dark. Never seen Yato like this and its painfu, why are you doing this :( l. I am looking forward to seeing the underworld!
 
Nov 27, 2015 4:39 AM

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The story is getting better and there are finally some new characters to get excited about watching in the upcoming episode :D

I think even if Hiyori completely forgot about Yato, it wouldn't affect him much, after all he's existed without her for the longest time.

I still think this series is overrated as fuck but it's definitely warming up to me now. The first season bored the fuck outta me and I watched it twice.
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Nov 27, 2015 5:39 AM

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Bibimbapski said:

I still think this series is overrated as fuck but it's definitely warming up to me now. The first season bored the fuck outta me and I watched it twice.


Believe me, the first season is nothing compared to the manga. Just an introduction to the main characters with some filler on the side. The manga is sooooo much better. We're just starting to find out more about the Noragamiverse with Aragoto.
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Nov 27, 2015 11:12 PM

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Such fast pacing.

That preview though...?!!!!
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Nov 28, 2015 7:05 AM

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This time, as in previous years, it seems that the story wants to do things right resulting concrete and not letting pass the time without coming to nothing; the fact is that you understand the motivations that link the character of Nora in to Yato, and because of their ambiguous relationship, Yay! Pleasant tale where in addition to serious things, there is also room for humor. It is technically very good and the designs are of good quality.
 
Nov 29, 2015 5:02 PM

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Pacing went to hell, like people said on first page: from 100% comedic to Yato suddenly killing people for the first time in series... because he's 'forced' to? No explanation as to how beyond masked dog abuse. And Yato seemingly had plenty of chances to escape whilst killing. WEIRD!

Next ep continued the pacing woes, with bizarre 'don't ask why Ebisu is conjuring' and Ebisu suddenly transitioning from menacing to comic relief. All over place.

I thought the Bitchmon arc was predictable shounen trash and was hoping last half would be an improvement. Oh well...
 
Nov 30, 2015 12:49 AM

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Pacing went to hell, like people said on first page: from 100% comedic to Yato suddenly killing people for the first time in series... because he's 'forced' to? No explanation as to how beyond masked dog abuse. And Yato seemingly had plenty of chances to escape whilst killing. WEIRD!

Next ep continued the pacing woes, with bizarre 'don't ask why Ebisu is conjuring' and Ebisu suddenly transitioning from menacing to comic relief. All over place.

I thought the Bitchmon arc was predictable shounen trash and was hoping last half would be an improvement. Oh well...


It was explained that Yato often goes away with Nora and Father and that's when he grants the wishes of killing people and, therefore, why he stays alive. We have also had many flashbacks about Yato killing people with Nora as a God of Calamity so that should be no surprise. Yato can't afford to stop doing this for reasons that will be explained in the next episodes.

Have some patience, people. This arc is much more complex than Bishamon arc. Not everything is explained from the beginning. There will be many things that don't make sense at first, but everything will be tied together in the next 2-3 episiodes.
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Nov 30, 2015 1:12 AM

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That Hiyori fanservice though
 
Dec 13, 2015 4:58 AM

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So...Nora's real name is Hiiro.
And Yato still can't escape the past bonds with Nora.
Who's that "father?!?
And Underworld? looks cool!
Very Interesting arc!
5/5.
 
Dec 14, 2015 2:57 PM

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Ok sidden teist of personality with yato suddenly killing without an explanation but i guess that comes later.. But now it felt rlly weird like why did he suddenly go back to doing so and yukine knowing it too saying he must be with nora..
 
Dec 17, 2015 7:35 PM

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shit went from 0 to 100 real quick
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Dec 17, 2015 10:44 PM
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I fucking despise Nora, every scene with her just gets me more pissed off.
 
Dec 23, 2015 3:08 AM

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I fucking despise Nora, every scene with her just gets me more pissed off.

THIS. I rarely hate a character this much.
 
Jan 1, 2016 11:57 PM
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What the hell.
Fuck off, Nora =_=
 
Jan 7, 2016 9:45 AM

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This episode had quite the polar opposites. Hopefully Yato can return to Yukine soon.
 
Jan 12, 2016 11:41 AM

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Oh man, the underworld... this is gonna be interesting :D
I wonder who is the one Nora refers to as father. Hope it's not Kugaha. That would be lame.
 
Jan 20, 2016 3:36 PM

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Pretty okay episode, let's see what's next!
 
Jan 26, 2016 1:12 PM

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Hiiro forcing Yato to stay with her.
Wonder who the "Father" is, maybe Ebisu (very unlikely)
 
Feb 4, 2016 12:14 AM

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Most memorable moment: Probably Yato beating the dogs down. I didn't like it personally, but it did stick out.

Same, that rubbed me the wrong way. They weren't the ones who put those masks on! Lol, gotta love animals... ^^;

To all the people complaining that it's not dark enough: read the manga! I haven't, but mangas tend to have a darker nature to them. The anime just has an overall mixture of good-feeling/comedy, slice-of-life, with some darker themes. If you're that tired of it, stop watching x.x

On another note, shit hits the fan. And all the news about the shrine had me so hopeful... f-ing Nora. Something's about to happen with the guy that caught Hiyori. I feel it in my bones (no pun intended).
 
Feb 9, 2016 12:24 PM

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What the, that was sudden. Calling the second part jarring is an understatement.
 
Mar 19, 2016 7:07 PM

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What a 180. felt like 2 entirely different episodes.
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Apr 1, 2016 7:26 AM

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Like everyone said, holy shit that went 0 100 real quick.

ISN'T ANYONE ELSE BOTHERED BY WHAT YATO SAID WHEN HE WAS DRUNK THOUGH?? ""I almost gave up after I was told I didn't need one..."

Didn't need one. Didn't need one. HE DIDN'T NEED A SHRINE?? What??????????????? Yes, how did he manage to last long with being an "unknown god" indeed...









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Apr 24, 2016 11:29 AM
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I hate this part of Noragami! Why the FUCK!!!! is a servant so much stronger than the master? Why are GODS so powerless?!!So aggravating and illogical!
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May 3, 2016 12:33 AM

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Shit. Another villain that's full of mysteries. Who the fuck is Nora's father? Ebisu? Damn. I just wish after this Yato would sever his ties with Nora because she's nothing but trouble.
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May 13, 2016 8:21 PM

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The first half episode was hilarious, with Yato's trolling and Yukine's makeover after losing many times to Kazuma.

Then things got darker when Nora came again, manipulating Yato. Dat killing spree.

Hiyori's great concern with Yato is adorable.

The balance between comedy and drama are one of the many reasons why I love Noragami so much.
 
Jun 2, 2016 9:01 AM

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Yukine's face was priceless XD

and Nora was scary when she appeared under the table LOL
 
Jul 12, 2016 5:39 PM

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I.. ehm. im speechless..its getting quite intense for Yato, feel sorry for him n Hiyori.
Still really thrilling!And what dark secrets is there with Yatos youth. hmm??
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Jul 15, 2016 9:34 PM

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LMAO at Yato at the beginning with Hiyori.

Oh snap! Battousai returns.

I do agree that Hiyori should be spending time with her friends and family more.
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Jul 31, 2016 6:13 PM

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I wanna know more about Yato's past and about that strange father. I have a feel of hate-not hate respect Nora, I think she's annoying because she always is between Yato and Hiyori but I also think she really cares about Yato somehow.
 
Aug 25, 2016 2:33 PM
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I've never hated an anime character more than I hate that Nora girl. She is disgusting to watch.
 
Nov 16, 2016 3:18 AM

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Nora is skilled <3
 
Dec 18, 2016 3:57 AM

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Duh. Just ignore about Nora and move on.
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Jan 24, 2017 5:20 PM
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Duh. Just ignore about Nora and move on.
It's not that simple. To quote the anime news network review of this episode

Some viewers might find it strange that all this happens without a “trigger” – there's no bad incident that draws Yato back to Nora. But this can actually be a normal occurrence for people with traumatic histories of abuse. The source of abuse is damaging, but also comforting. The security that relationship offers is less scary than the world outside, which is one big unknown. Abusive dynamics also train their victims to believe that no matter how bad the situation may be with their abuser, it's better than life would be out there. Yato is miserable with Nora and his “father,” but without them he would be dead - according to them, of course. They've convinced Yato that he's inherently unlovable to anyone else. That's also why Yato is so needy. He has absolutely no confidence in the fact that other people care about him, so he needs constant validation. His happy-go-lucky demeanor obscures a lot of pain.
 
Feb 16, 2017 7:17 PM
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Pacing was way off again. No build up at all to what we saw in the second half of the episode.
 
Apr 13, 2017 9:26 AM

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That happened quite fast that bitch Hiiro is really annoying.
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May 29, 2017 10:47 AM

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lol @ yato's clingyness in first half
 
Jun 19, 2017 10:22 AM

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Don't worry, Yato. They say distance makes the heart grow fonder. Lol ;)

Hiyori won't forget you.
 
Aug 9, 2017 3:53 PM

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poor Yato :( he was so happy and now...
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Nov 9, 2017 7:01 AM

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oh the other are dumb eh he will show up eventually like WTH bad friends
they should have listen to Hiyori
 
Dec 22, 2017 5:58 AM
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This episode is good, but the pace maybe too fast. Hope that the next episode can be slower.
 
Feb 1, 2018 3:23 PM

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This is the true definition of 'well that escalated quickly!'

For the first half of the episode, it was about how joyful and excited Yato is because his little shrine is registered.
For the second half, Yato was about to release Hiiro, but because of 'father', he's willing to become the god of calamity he once used to be using Hiiro as his shinki.

I definitely love his badass, dark and cold-blooded side! If Yato forget about Hiyori, he won't even care about how many weeks have passed...
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Sep 28, 2018 2:32 AM
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Yato in the beginning being clingy was soo cute!! But then, the second half, when he suddenly became cold and dark...Oh, Yato. :(( It makes me wonder what kind of past you've had. I just want to give you a big hug. T.T

Ugh, I've always found Nora creepy since the beginning, and my opinion hasn't changed at all.
 
Nov 8, 2018 10:23 AM

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Meh..

Logic is more and more away from this show..

 
Dec 24, 2018 4:32 AM

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He was so happy that he finally had his place in Takamagahara as a recognized deity and tried to completely turn things around by finally letting go of Hiiro but she ended up capturing him because he can't fight without a weapon and forced him to take up assassination contracts as the God of Calamity again.

I was curious as much as the next guy on how Yato managed to survive for so long with so little presence in the world but his grisly contractual job turned out to be the answer. No matter what happens to him, he always ends up falling back to Nora to keep himself alive eventually but this time, he's clearly being held against his will. It did feel like a lot of time had passed ever since he disappeared but I really hope that he didn't take too long to come back to Hiyori.








 
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So... I guess Hiiro is his sister then? Would make kinda sense with them having the same father. Maybe Yato was human once as well and this is why he talked about himself when he was a kid.
 
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