Somali to Mori no Kamisama
Somari and the Guardian of the Forest
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Somali to Mori no Kamisama

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Synonyms: Somali and the Forest Spirit
Japanese: ソマリと森の神様
English: Somari and the Guardian of the Forest
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 6
Chapters: 39
Status: Discontinued
Published: Apr 26, 2015 to Oct 25, 2019
Genres: Fantasy Fantasy, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Theme: Childcare Childcare
Serialization: Web Comic Zenyon
Authors: Gureishi, Yako (Story & Art)


Score: 7.701 (scored by 41834,183 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #16952
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1036
Members: 18,276
Favorites: 151

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Volumes: /6
Chapters: /39


The human race has been hunted to near extinction, leaving the world ridden with all sorts of curious and mysterious creatures. In the middle of a forest, a lone Golem comes across "it": a dishevelled human dressed in rags and bound by chains.

Taking the child in, the Golem comes to learn that the child is called Somali, and that she has no recollection of her parents. Spending time together, the two grow to share a bond akin to a father and daughter. The Golem decides to leave behind his obligation as the Guardian of the Forest in pursuit of Somali's parents or, at the very least, any other remaining humans. To Somali, her parents are the least of her worries—she believes she already has the only parent she needs.

Somali to Mori no Kamisama depicts the journey Somali and the Golem undertake in order to seek out other humans, all while keeping Somali's identity hidden for her safety.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Somali to Mori no Kamisama was officially discontinued on December 22, 2020 due to the author's continued poor health.

The series was published digitally in English as Somari and the Guardian of the Forest by Coamix from February 22, 2019 to January 21, 2020.




Jul 25, 2018
Preliminary (30/39 eps)
A visually striking manga that follows a young human girl Somali and her 'father' a golem - one of the guardians of the forest. Somali to Mori no Kamisama follows their travels as the Golem seeks to reunite Somali with humans in a world full of 'monstrous' anthropomorphic beast-men.

The setting of the story is rich and deeply fleshed out. It follows the large, peaceful, anarchic society of the beast-men, a generic term for dozens of non-human races, who peacefully coexisted with each other for centuries until they ran in to humans. The beast-men eagerly invited the human's to join them in their paradise, but the ...
Feb 28, 2018
Preliminary (28/39 eps)
Ive never written a review on MAL before so bare with me ! i will try to keep this spoiler free

"We're all equal in times of need."
I came across Somali and the forest spirit yesterday when i was on reddit looking for high fantasy setting manga recs, i ended up binging all the current chapters because it was almost everything i have been looking for, when lately i just seem to come up short in my findings! (28/27.5 chapters at the time of this review)

Its literally gorgeous, the art is outstanding and i'm constantly in awe at the landscape detail and art style. ...
Apr 25, 2017
Preliminary (39/39 eps)
This is my first review here on MAL, so feedback would be appreciated.^^

If I had to describe this manga in one word, it would be: Soothing.
A simple slice of life anime or manga is something to watch or read while not concentrating. It's perfectly calming. And the artwork perfectly adds to that feeling.

The story is simple in its design and it slowly develops like an rpg. At every point, you stumble across another hint for the final destination of your quest. The same thing happens in this manga. A young girl named Somali is shackled and left alone in a forest for unknown ...

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