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    Favorite Anime #7: Kamisama Hajimemashita

    Summary Plot:
    Nanami Momozono dreams of living an average school life just like any other high school girl does. Instead, she must cope with the fact that her father, who is a constant gambler, has accumulated a bunch of gambling debts in her name. As she can’t afford to pay the rent, she gets kicked out of her apartment by the debt collectors and is now homeless. Despite this unfortunate turn of events, she still maintains a kind heart. While sitting on a park bench collecting her thoughts, Nanami meets a strange man hanging from a tree because he is being chased by a dog. After saving him from the dog, she learns that the man’s name is Mikage. Upon learning about Nanami’s current situation, in a perfect example of how good deeds are rewarded, he gives her his home as a token of his gratitude. She accepts the offer because she is homeless.

    When Nanami arrives at Mikage’s home, she is shocked to see that it is not a normal home but a shrine for worship. After being greeted by Onikiri and Kotetsu, who are the keepers of the shrine, she meets Tomoe, Mikage’s familiar, and she learns that Mikage used to be the Earth Deity of the shrine and has bestowed upon her his mark on her forehead so that she may be the new deity. At first, Nanami is reluctant, but as she lives with Tomoe, Onikiri, and Kotetsu she begins to understand and works hard in her new position as the Earth Deity. As the story progresses Nanami finds herself falling in love with Tomoe, but he rejects her because the love between a human and a yokai is taboo. Despite saying that, Tomoe finds himself falling in love with her too. There are 25 episodes and 2 OVAs. If interested go check it out.

    What I think of the anime:
    To me it’s an alright anime to watch. I’d give it eight stars out of ten. The opening theme of it was a little odd but regardless it was nice, the opening theme to the second season was good. I didn’t think the narration was nesscary but it’s there if you like narrated animes. Other than that I liked the culture scenery of the temple shrine since it reminded me a lot of the anime called Inuyasha where a human meets youkai and overtime their relationship grows. The concept reminds me of that in this anime. The genre is comedy, drama, romance and supernatural. If you’re into any of those genres then you might enjoy watching the anime. There’s also a manga version too that I saw pictures of, if you’re not an anime watcher then you can try to read the manga. I don’t think there’s a difference other than manga is in book form and the anime is on a device screen.

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