Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens
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Synonyms: Kaiketsu Yousei Puniata, The Amazing Fairy Puniata, Hildegard no Shiro, Molly, Croquis
Japanese: かんなぎ
English: Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 12
Chapters: 84
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 9, 2005 to Jul 27, 2017
Genres: Action Action, Comedy Comedy, Romance Romance, Supernatural Supernatural
Themes: Harem Harem, Visual Arts Visual Arts
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Comic REX
Authors: Takenashi, Eri (Story & Art)


Score: 7.371 (scored by 26822,682 users)
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Ranked: #39682
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Popularity: #2256
Members: 9,041
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Volumes: /12
Chapters: /84


For his art project Mikuriya Jin carved a statue from the recently chopped local sacred tree. As he is about to bring it to school, the goddess of the tree, Nagi, descends upon the statue, having slept until now, not knowing of her demise. Since the sacred tree can no longer protect the surrounding area from impurities, Nagi has to do it herself now, dragging poor Jin with her.

Included one-shots:
Volume 2: Kaiketsu Yousei Puniata (The Amazing Fairy Puniata)
Volume 4: Hildegard no Shiro
Volume 5: Molly
Volume 6: Croquis


Kannagi had four volumes published in English as Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens by Bandai Entertainment from June 7, 2011 to April 10, 2012 before the publisher went defunct. It has also been published in Italian by RW Edizioni under the GOEN imprint since November 28, 2015.



Jan 24, 2023
tl;dr: A manga that is solid in terms of its lighter portions but doesn’t handle most of its serious portions all that well.

Kannagi is a manga that begins by a boy named Jin carving a figure out of the wood from a fallen sacred tree, and a girl named Nagi popping out of that figure. She claims to be the god that was enshrined in said sacred tree, but now that the tree was chopped down the protection she had offered the town was also gone, thus resulting in bug like creatures called impurities to wreak havoc. However, she still had enough power in her ...
Nov 26, 2020
Wow, only one review for a manga this old? That's a damn shame in my opinion. Well, here's something nobody asked for!

Kannagi was a show I got into based solely off the main girl looking cute - which seems to be pretty common. The show, and first 17 chapters of the manga the show is based off of, is framed as a slice-of-life moe harem romantic comedy. And boy oh boy, does that not even scratch the surface! Right after those chapters, the plot at large really kicks into high gear. If you have watched the show and are considering reading the manga, you should! ...
Oct 1, 2012
Preliminary (78/84 eps)
[::UPDATE::] July 27, 2017.
Series completed at Vol. 12 Chap. 78.
[::(LIKELY THE FINAL) UPDATE::] March, 2017.
Welp, I guess that's it.
I'm pretty sure volume 11 is already complete and I remember seeing a Korean scan of it somewhere. Unfortunately it seems all scanlating groups dropped the series and unless one of you guys know how to read Korean and is willing to translate, we're out of luck.
It was a great saga and it will always have a special place in my heart. Takenashi-sensei certainly changed the cute-comedy genre of manga art and surely made her mark on the moe "revolution" that peaked in 2005~2010. I ...

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