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  • TV-14
  • 2014
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.8  (18,261)

Noragami is a Japanese anime series streaming on Funimation that aired from January 5, 2014, to March 23, 2014, with a second season following from October 2, 2015, to December 25, 2015. The show is based on a manga series written and illustrated by Adachitoka and chronicles the tale of a stray god named Yato and his adventures with Hiyori Iki, a mortal girl who can see and interact with the spirit world.

The story takes place in a world where gods can exist amongst humans, but only if they have enough worshippers, which grants them the power to perform miracles. Yato, who is desperately seeking followers, can grant any wish for a charge of five yen. However, Yato is not a respected deity, as he is considered a minor god with no known temple or followers. Despite his lowly status and his somewhat off-putting personality, Yato is determined to achieve his dream of becoming a widely known god with many worshippers.

One fateful day, Hiyori Iki, a high school student, stumbles upon Yato as he attempts to save a girl from being hit by a bus. In the process, Hiyori is hit and killed but miraculously, her soul becomes unattached from her body, and she becomes a living phantom. After this event, Hiyori discovers that she is now able to see and interact with the spirits and phantoms that populate her world.

After seeing Yato's abilities firsthand, Hiyori decides to seek his help to return to her original form. Yato agrees, but in exchange for his services, he requests that Hiyori becomes his new regalia — a spirit who serves and empowers a god. Hiyori reluctantly agrees but only under the condition that Yato helps her find a way to return to her human form after he fixes her problem.

As the show progresses, the trio, along with Yato's other regalia, the cursed sword Yukine, go on various misadventures, from battling evil spirits to performing tasks for the gods. Yato and Yukine's relationship, in particular, evolves from being abusive and tumultuous to a more respectful and caring one.

One of the things that make Noragami stand out from other anime is its deep exploration of Japanese mythology. The show cleverly incorporates various folklore, like the concept of tsukumogami, a type of spirit that inhabits an object that has been used for a long time, and showcases various supernatural beings, including gods and other spirits.

Aside from the lore, the show also has incredibly dynamic characters, all of whom have different motivations and backstories. Yato's character, in particular, is layered and complex, as he has a tragic past that has left deep emotional scars. Despite his carefree and often annoying personality, Yato is genuinely kind and cares deeply for his friends.

Hiyori is also an endearing character, as she is brave and determined to protect the people she cares about. Her abilities as a phantom also add excitement to the story, and her interactions with the other characters are charming.

The animation in Noragami is stunning, with impressive fight sequences and vibrant colors that capture the essence of the world. The show also has an outstanding soundtrack, with a mix of contemporary J-pop songs and traditional Japanese instruments that add to the show's overall experience.

In conclusion, Noragami is a thrilling and entertaining anime that offers a unique blend of action, humor, and Japanese mythology. The complex characters, stunning animation, and engaging storytelling make it a show worth watching, whether you're a fan of anime or not.

Noragami is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (25 episodes). The series first aired on January 5, 2014.

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The God of Fortune's Message
13. The God of Fortune's Message
December 25, 2015
The heavens deliver their divine punishment, and Ebisu is forced to start anew. Despite this, Yato is filled with a new sense of purpose and upholds his promise to Ebisu.
Your Voice Calls Out
12. Your Voice Calls Out
December 18, 2015
Bishamon faces Izanami in battle in order to save Yato. Yato's only hope for escape lies in his true name, but he's never revealed it to anyone. Meanwhile, the heavenly executioners have caught up with Ebisu and are prepared to kill him!
11. Revival
December 11, 2015
Bishamon and Hiyori manage to track down Yato, but they have no way of getting into the underworld. Meanwhile, Izanami continues to pursue Yato... And if he gets caught, he'll be stuck in the underworld forever!
A Certain Desire
10. A Certain Desire
December 4, 2015
The heavens are thrown into chaos when the gods learn that Ebisu has been experimenting with Phantoms. Meanwhile, Yato and Ebisu struggle to escape Izanami and leave the underworld behind.
The Sound of a Thread Snapping
9. The Sound of a Thread Snapping
November 27, 2015
Yato and Nora head into the underworld to complete one last job together: find and rescue a certain conjurer. But with each passing moment, Hiyori begins to forget Yato...
God of Calamity
8. God of Calamity
November 20, 2015
After Kugaha's defeat, Ebisu decides to conduct certain, secret tests. Meanwhile, Yato reaches new highs and new lows after Hiyori gives him his own shrine...
How to Worship a God
7. How to Worship a God
November 13, 2015
Bishamon is forced to confer with the other gods about her recent failings. Elsewhere, Ebisu offers to buy Yukine from Yato for a large sum of money - enough for Yato to build his own shrine.
What Must Be Done
6. What Must Be Done
November 6, 2015
Bishamon and Yato learn of Kugaha's betrayal, but most of the damage has already been done. Meanwhile, the giant, masked Phantom continues to hunt down the last remaining Regalias...
Divine Acclamation Imprecation
5. Divine Acclamation Imprecation
October 30, 2015
Yukine shatters in half whiel Yato and Bishamon battle each other! Elsewhere, Kugaha enacts the second part of his plan by slaughtering Bishamon's Regalias!
4. Wish
October 23, 2015
Kazuma and Hiyori find themselve captured. They watch helplessly as Kugaha tricks Yato and Bishamon into battling each other to the death!
False Bond
3. False Bond
October 16, 2015
Kugaha finally sets his plot into motion and has Kazuma banished. The ensuing chaos causes more pain for Bishamon... and pulls Yukine and Yato into the turmoil too!
One of Her Memories
2. One of Her Memories
October 9, 2015
Yukine makes a new friend, but soon learns what it means to be a Regalia. Kazuma remains confused by Bishamon's declining health until he makes a shocking discovery!
Bearing a Posthumous Name
1. Bearing a Posthumous Name
October 2, 2015
Yato continues his daily routine as a delivery god who also slays Phantoms when the need arises. Elsewhere, Bishamon is plagued by nightmares from times long past.
Where to Watch Noragami
Noragami is available for streaming on the FUNimation website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Noragami on demand at Amazon Prime, Netflix, Hulu, Google Play, Apple TV and Crunchyroll.
  • Premiere Date
    January 5, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (18,261)