Anime Review: Noragami



Yato is a minor deity who lacks even a single shrine. In order to build his own shrine and gain recognition as a god, he scrawls his cell number on the wall of a downtown bathroom telling people he will help them in exchange for a 5-yen offering, becoming a self-styled “delivery god.” Hiyori, the daughter of a respectable family, is almost killed in a traffic accident, but is rescued by Yato. This causes her to become a “hanyou,” a person who can exit her body in soul form. She chases Yato down, and they begin to work together to help Yato be recognized. Yato also finds a boy named Yukine who becomes a Regalia, a “sacred treasure” that can be used by a god as a weapon to fight. The three of them battle phantoms who bring harm to humans as Yato’s dark hidden history is gradually revealed. (Source: ANN)

General Information:

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Aired: Jan 5, 2014 to Mar 23, 2014
Producers: Bones, Avex Entertainment, Dentsu, Shochiku, Kodansha, Movic
Genres: Action, Adventure, Shounen, Supernatural
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older



Noragami is the first interesting anime I’ve seen about Shrine Gods. They are usually shoujo for  some reason this one however is shounen. Its a really cool anime. Its very funny, in terms of comedy. Its very entertaining in terms of action. The fighters were very cool. Though the story was a bit slow. it took its time to build up. Usually 12 episode anime are fast base… this one wasn’t. There were some deep dark moments in the anime as well. Not just that they addressed bullying in a psychological aspect. That not very common in shounen anime. There was also the loyalty aspect… I know that’s typical shounen but it was shown in a beautiful way. Yato Had a great character development which was also interesting to see. Same goes for Yukine and Hiyori. The anime is really good. If you’re into shounen its worth a try.

Overall Rate: 8/10

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