Somali to Mori no Kamisama
Somali and the Forest Spirit
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Somali to Mori no Kamisama

Alternative Titles

English: Somali and the Forest Spirit
Japanese: ソマリと森の神様


Type: Manga
Volumes: 6
Chapters: 39
Status: Discontinued
Published: Apr 26, 2015 to Oct 25, 2019
Genres: FantasyFantasy, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Authors: Gureishi, Yako (Story & Art)
Serialization: Web Comic Zenyon


Score: 7.741 (scored by 29632,963 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #13752
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #894
Members: 14,242
Favorites: 118
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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.

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

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Apr 25, 2017
Thoswey (All reviews)
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 read more
Jul 25, 2018
altobrun (All reviews)
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 read more
Feb 28, 2018
Crystosis (All reviews)
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. read more
Aug 7, 2016
Desperationation (All reviews)
Somali and The Forest Spirit is like a cold beverage on a hot day.
You're covered in sweat, eager to rush something cold down your throat, then after you take a big gulp out of that sweet beverage, you let out a cry of utter satisfaction.

This manga revolves around a world, in where humanity declined, and non-humans have taken over.
Somali, a human girl, was lost and bound with chains in a certain forest, until that forest's guardian, a golem, finds her.
The golem then leaves the forest, which he spent all of his life protecting, to search for the girl's family.

Now the premise might sound like read more

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