Cover art for volume one of the Japanese edition featuring Tomoe and Nanami
|Genre||Comedy, Romance, demons, fantasy, shoujo, supernatural|
|Written by||Julietta Suzuki|
|English publisher||Viz Media|
|Magazine||Hana to Yume|
|Original run||February 20, 2008 – May 20, 2016|
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Akitaro Daichi|
|Written by||Akitaro Daichi|
|Music by||Toshio Masuda|
|Original network||TV Tokyo|
|Original run||October 1, 2012 – December 24, 2012|
|Original video animation|
|Directed by||Akitaro Daichi]]|
|Music by||Toshio Masuda|
|Released||August 26, 2013|
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Akitaro Daichi|
|Music by||Toshio Masuda|
|Original network||TV Tokyo|
|Original run||January 5, 2015 – March 30, 2015|
|Original video animation|
|Kamisama Kiss: Kako-hen|
|Directed by||Akitaro Daichi|
|Music by||Toshio Masuda|
|Released||August 20, 2015 – August 19, 2016|
|Original animation DVD|
|Kamisama Kiss: Kamisama, Kekkon Zenya|
|Directed by||Akitaro Daichi|
|Music by||Toshio Masuda|
|Released||December 20, 2016|
Kamisama Kiss (Japanese: 神様はじめました Hepburn: Kamisama Hajimemashita, lit. "I Became a God" or "God Began") is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Julietta Suzuki and serialized by Hakusensha in the shōjo manga magazine Hana to Yume. The series is licensed for regional release in North America by Viz Media as part of their Shojo Beat imprint. An anime adaptation has been produced by TMS Entertainment and directed by Akitaro Daichi and began airing in October 2012. It has been streamed by Funimation Entertainment in North America. A second season was announced and premiered during January 2015.
Nanami Momozono dreams of living an average school life just like any other high school girl does. Instead, she must cope up with the fact that her father, who is a constant gambler, has accumulated a bunch of gambling debts on her. 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 both 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.
- Nanami Momozono (桃園奈々生 Momozono Nanami)
- Voiced by: Suzuko Mimori (Japanese); Tia Ballard (English)
- A teenage girl whose father ran out on her because of his gambling debts, and she was often mocked for her poverty by her classmates. She becomes the local land god after Mikage transfers his position over to her. Nanami begins with very little spiritual power, but she works hard at balancing her godly duties with her schoolwork and eventually becomes adept at purifying Tomoe within their present era, successfully nullifying his curse and becoming engaged to him after five hundred years of waiting. In the arc where Tomoe is turned into a fox, she tries to stop Akura-Ou from getting his yokai body back and to save Okuninushi so she can ask him to turn Tomoe into a human. However, Nanami does not have time because she has only six months to because of the life span taken from her by Akura-Ou earlier in the arc. In the second season, Nanami becomes an expert at using her only godly weapon, white talismans, with which she can do many things as long as they do not exceed her in strength. She also uses a "shikigami" called Mamoru in the second season of the anime. His base form is that of a small monkey that can fit in the palm of her hand, but he can take the shape of a young boy. With him she is able to create barriers against evil that can do various things, ranging from purification to the banishing of yokai.
- It is later shown at the end of the manga that, after a 10 year time skip, she is married to Tomoe, who is now a human. She is shown to have worked as a kindergarten teacher during the interim, but is retiring due to the advancement of her pregnancy (it is suggested at the end of both the manga and anime that the child is a baby boy). She and Tomoe are then shown to revisit Mikage shrine after having fulfilled/completed the journey of becoming an adult.
- Tomoe (巴衛)
- Voiced by: Shinnosuke Tachibana (Japanese); J. Michael Tatum (English)
- A fox yokai who serves as the familiar of the land god Mikage. When Nanami becomes the new land god, she makes a contract with Tomoe to turn him into her familiar, much to his displeasure. He is very hostile and condescending to Nanami at the start of the series, but this changes as the series progresses.
- He has a very cynical and often mocking demeanor, partly because he is distrustful of others, but he can be very charming when the occasion demands it. He is also extremely powerful, and is apparently able to disable other familiars, independent demons and, as a yokai, even some deities without much effort. However, his power is restricted by Nanami's words, which means that if she orders him to do something, he must comply. He can transform himself and others with enchanted leaves, but his real power lies in the use of his Fox-Fire, which can hunt down any foe relentlessly and even manipulate other flames. Tomoe worries a great deal about Nanami and is very aware of how delicate she is as a human, threatening anyone who harms or speaks ill of her. Further within the manga, Nanami takes a journey to the past in order to save her beloved Tomoe from a deadly curse bestowed upon him after he formed a contract with a fallen god in order to live as a human. It is strongly emphasized that he was once in love with a human woman who was very sick named Yukiji. However, it is later revealed that the woman he fell in love with was really Nanami herself when time-traveling. The misconception arises from Nanami's decision to conceal herself from Tomoe (by asking everyone to keep her real name a secret) when she rescues an injured Tomoe from being killed by the villagers. Because she takes care of him in the real Yukiji's house, when Tomoe asks for the name of the woman caring for him, he is only told that he is in the house of Yukiji.
- It is often implied that he loves Nanami, such as through his random acts of kindness for her and refusing to kill in front of her. He often gets very jealous of other boys who hang around her. He is also very loyal to Nanami, as shown by him kissing her to seal their contract again after it had been broken. It is later revealed that he is just as in love with Nanami as she is in love with him, but Nanami is unaware of this fact because of Tomoe's rejection of her earlier in the first series. After Nanami goes back in time to save him, he accepts his feelings for her and they renew their engagement that they made 500 years earlier. Soon after, Tomoe meets an old shrine maiden that he once met as a child and it frightens him how fast humans can grow old and die. He wants to become human so that he can grow old with Nanami. He takes a potion from Kurama, which he mistakenly believes will turn him human, but it is actually the Potion of Origin, which turns him into a fox. Nanami prepares to stop Akura-Ou from regaining his body and to save the god Okuninushi so she can ask him to turn Tomoe human. Later Nanami receives a flower bud which will bloom when Tomoe learns how to feel affection for humans. If he were to eat the bloomed flower, he would then return to his normal form.
- It is later shown at the end of the manga, that a 10-year time period has lapsed, and that he is married to Nanami. He becomes human after their marriage ceremony happens by going to Okuninushi and doing some bidding. He is shown working at a company which he enjoys working at. Nanami gives birth to a baby boy they both created. It is later shown that they return to Mikage shrine after Nanami has completed her journal to become a full adult.
- Mikage (ミカゲ)
- Voiced by: Akira Ishida (Japanese); Joel McDonald (English)
- A mysterious man who was once the land god of the shrine, and who left twenty years ago for unspecified reasons. He met a newly homeless Nanami and bestowed the land god mark on her, saying that she was better suited to be the god than him. He has light hair and glasses and wears a trench coat and hat. Throughout the manga he is portrayed as someone shrouded in mystery on what his true motives really are, but it is hinted that his plan has been to show Tomoe that humans and yokai can fall in love and that Nanami may be the one who can reach Tomoe. Yet, it is not clear if this is his only reason for the circumstances and events he set in motion. Although he did not appear much in the beginning of the manga, he has since recently returned to his shrine, but he accepts Nanami as the land god and not him.
- Kurama (鞍馬)
- Voiced by: Daisuke Kishio (Japanese); Sean O'Connor (English)
- A wildly popular idol with the gimmick of being a "fallen angel" with goth makeup and a bad boy attitude. He is a crow tengu from the Kurama mountain, who initially wished to become the land god by eating Nanami's heart. After being thwarted by Tomoe and subsequently saved by Nanami, he gives up on this scheme and regards her as a friend, even allowing her to stay at his apartment when she temporarily loses her godhood. He has a lingering dislike for Tomoe, and the two are prone to insulting each other whenever they meet. He left Mount Kurama seventeen years ago after being treated cruelly by other tengu due to his inability to fly, and has been living in the human world since then. He is also shown to have a more human-like attitude compared to Tomoe and Mizuki. He also has feelings for Nanami and always tries to flirt with her, but he seems to have accepted her relationship with Tomoe. His real name is Shinjūrō (真寿郎).
- Mizuki (瑞希)
- Voiced by: Nobuhiko Okamoto (Japanese); Micah Solusod (English)
- A lonely snake familiar of the abandoned and submerged Yonomori shrine. When Nanami saves his life from her cruel classmates by releasing him out a window, he falls in love with her. He abducts her soon after, intending to marry her. In spite of this, Nanami takes pity on him and promises to visit after Tomoe rescues her. He hates Tomoe, evident to his constant mocking and bantering. He even goes as far as to manipulate Nanami various times through the act of "helping" to try and deter her feelings towards Tomoe, though she is unaware. He later becomes Nanami's familiar to save her from a sea demon after she inadvertently sacrifices herself to save Tomoe. He has the power to make wonderful sake. He also says that he can be himself whenever he is with Nanami.
- Onikiri (鬼切) and Kotetsu (虎徹)
- Voiced by: Natsuyo Atarashi (first season), Naoko Matsui (second season) (Onikiri) and Chika Ōkubo (Kotetsu) (Japanese); Jad Saxton (Onikiri) and Josh Grelle (Kotetsu) (English)
- The two bald, childlike yokai attendants at Nanami's shrine who wear masks. Just like Tomoe, they are able to shapeshift. They are extremely fond of Nanami, Tomoe, Mizuki and Mikage. It is implied that there is an unpleasant sight underneath their masks.
- Himemiko of the Swamp (沼皇女 Numano Himemiko, lit. "Swamp Princess")
- Voiced by: Yui Horie (Japanese); Monica Rial (English)
- A catfish princess of the Tatara Swamp who lives in a palace with her many fish attendants. Ten years ago, she fell in love with a young boy named Kotarō Urashima, and she asks Nanami to help her reconnect with the boy once again. As repayment, when Nanami visits her palace, she allows her to wear one of her luxurious kimonos so she will look her best in front of Tomoe. When Kotarō finds out she is a deity, he is initially disillusioned by it, but later realizes he loves her and apologizes much to everyone's delight.
- Dragon King (龍王・宿儺 Ryūō Sukuna)
- Voiced by: Daisuke Namikawa (Japanese); Robert McCollum (English)
- Dragon Lord of the sea, who has a been waiting to seek revenge against Tomoe for 526 years for ripping out his right eye and attacking the north gate of Ryūgū Castle. He found Tomoe after he saved Ami from drowning in the sea. The Dragon Lord's eyes are known as the Longevity Elixir and are said to give great power to whoever drinks them. Though aggressive and temperamental, he is afraid of his wife's anger. He is forced to give up his grudge against Tomoe after his wife befriends Nanami.
- Kamehime (亀姫, lit. "Turtle Princess")
- Voiced by: Akemi Okamura (Japanese); Anastasia Muñoz (English)
- The wife of the Dragon King. She disapproves of her husband's fights with Tomoe.
- Akura-Ou (悪羅王 Akura-Ō)
- Voiced by: Junichi Suwabe (Japanese); Brandon Potter (English)
- Akura-Ou, also known as Kirihito, or the evil king, was an infamous yokai that has been living for at least 600 years. He worked with Tomoe, wreaking havoc to the world. They were unstoppable until Tomoe fell in love with the human Yukiji. After being captured, he was sent to Yomi-no-Kuni and lived there for a long time until the soul of a young, recently deceased, boy named Kirihito Mori came to him and asked him to send an apology to his parents because they had fought just before his death. Akura-Ou accepted out of boredom and curiosity and hence took up the boy's body, waking in a hospital room and being hugged by "his" mother. After some time, Akura-Ou regained some of his followers despite being in Kirihito's body. Two of which were two cat-masked shikigami. He soon decided he wanted to get his original body back from Yomi-no-Kuni. Kayako fell in love with him sometime after and he used her to try to get into the God's Summit. When she failed, he left her, finding her no longer useful.
- He first met Nanami while she was being chased by the fallen gods. They were angry at her for being a human yet dared to accept the invitation to the God's Summit. Akura-Ou then insulted them as being a lower status than her causing one fallen god to hit him, giving him a serious injury. This angered Nanami, who then used Mamoru to repel the gods. She attempted to tend to Akura-Ou's wounds, but he refused her help and attempted to kiss her, making Nanami panic and flee. He then went to Yomotsu Hirasaka and opened the Kyo Gan Mon in an attempt to get his body back. However, Nanami and Otohiko came to guard the gates since the original guard was currently at the God's Summit, disrupting Akura-Ou's plans. Tekkimaru, one of his yokai followers, immediately held Akura-Ou hostage in defense so that Otohiko would not attack them due to Akura-Ou being human, though they did not know of him being Akura-Ou. Tekkimaru then jumped into Yomi-no-Kuni believing it will give him an immortal body, bringing Akura-Ou together with him. Immediately, Tekkimaru rotted due to not being a god. Akura-Ou's human body began to rot as well. In fear for his safety, Nanami jumped in after him.
- He woke up before Nanami within the Yomi-no-Kuni. He got a lock of her hair and wrapped it around his wrist to protect him from rotting. Soon they were fetched by the servants of the god of Yomi-no-Kuni named Izanami. Nanami asked Izanami to send them back, she replied that only Nanami could go and that Akura-Ou could not due to his body already being dead. After which, Akura-Ou was snatched up by a giant hand and disappeared one of the cells. He had flashbacks in the darkness and wondered if everything that had happened was only a dream.
- He was soon rescued by Nanami but could not understand why she did so. He hugged her fiercely, marveling at her warmth. She pulls away, saying she belongs to Tomoe, to which he is intrigued by. She led him to the entrance but it was blocked by Ikusagami, the war god. However, they were soon rescued by Tomoe and brought back to the world above. There, he attacks him, but then looks at Nanami and decides to do it another time.
- When he is suffering as the human body he is using cannot sustain him for long, Nanami gives up a part of her life force to help him, but he takes much more reducing her life span. It is here when Nanami sees Akura-Ou in him and realizes the truth. He leaves her alive barely only because she might be useful later but it is assume he has slight feelings for her. This idea is reinforced when she says that she and Tomoe belong to each other, and he wonders why those words "pierce" him.
- Jirō (二郎)
- Voiced by: Wataru Hatano (Japanese); Andrew T. Chandler (English)
- Jirō is currently the fourth chief of Kurama Mountain. The tengu leading all other tengu due to his unsurpassed strength and speed. When Sōjōbō, the third chief, fell ill to an unknown, incurable sickness, Jirō stepped up and took his place. On the first few parts, Jirō was known as a cruel leader. He was merciless and banished many other tengu when they showed any sign of weakness. An example was how he had treated Kurama when he had been younger.
- After he met Nanami under the Thousand Year Old Sakura Tree he seemed to develop a crush on her though he refused to admit it. He got distracted thinking of her, hence letting the wards he placed around his temple weaken. According to his servant, Yatori, this was due to chaos within his own heart. After discovering Yatori's betrayal, when Nanami was being attacked by the Raijiuyu, he sacrificed himself to save her and confessed his love to her in what he thought were his last words.
- Otohiko (乙比古)
- Voiced by: Hiroki Takahashi (Japanese); Ian Sinclair (English)
- A feminine male wind god. He initially disapproves of Nanami as the land god but acknowledges her after she successfully dispels the miasma that he had released on the shrine.
- Narukami (鳴神)
- Voiced by: Hyo-sei (Japanese); Lydia Mackay (English)
- A bratty, selfish sky god who has an unrequited crush on Tomoe. She steals Nanami's mark, shrinks Tomoe into a toddler, and takes control of the shrine for a short period. She is very demanding and apparently goes through attendants at an unheard-of rate and seems to take sadistic delight in abusing her familiars.
- Ookuninushi (大国主 Ōkuninushi)
- Voiced by: Showtaro Morikubo (Japanese); Tyson Rinehart (English)
- The God of Wealth who owns a large shrine in Izumo. He is in charge of the Divine Assembly held every year for deities.
The War god who is reluctant to acknowledge Nanami, a human to be a Land God.
- Ami Nekota (猫田 あみ Nekota Ami)
- Voiced by: Satomi Satō (Japanese); Alexis Tipton (English)
- The first friend Nanami ever made at school. Originally, she found Nanami to be weird, but she also took a liking to Nanami. After Nanami, or rather Tomoe disguised as her, rescued her from a demon, she began to hang around Nanami more and officially became a friend after she helped her talk to Kurama. She made a promise with Kurama to not tell anyone about any of the strange occurrences that happen with Nanami, though it was Tomoe in disguise. Ami believes Nanami is a miko, or shrine maiden. Overall, Ami is a naive but bubbly and gentle girl, and a very reliable friend. She and Kei later find out that Nanami is a god and all the others are yokai but they accept it quite well. Ami also has a huge crush on Kurama, who has slowly started to return those feelings, but they are not yet in a relationship.
- Kei Ueshima (上島 ケイ Ueshima Kei)
- Voiced by: Kaori Shimizu (Japanese); Kristi Kang (English)
- Kei is Ami's best friend. After Ami befriends Nanami, she also begins to see Nanami as a friend. Among the trio, she is the most mature, but also the most hot tempered. She is intuitive and picked up on the fact Nanami liked Tomoe. Kei gave advice to Nanami on how she could get his attention. She is rarely ever seen without her cellphone, on which she constantly sends text messages at a rapid pace, of which most of the time she does not even bother to glance at the screen.
- Yukiji (雪路)
- Voiced by: Suzuko Mimori (anime), Fumiko Orikasa (Kako-hen) (Japanese); Tia Ballard (English)
- A beautiful woman with long brown hair that Tomoe had a relationship with in the past (though in reality it is Nanami, who time travels through Yukiji's body on one occasion, and stands in as Yukiji while time traveling in her own body on another, who Tomoe falls in love with). She barely escaped a yokai attack on her village, of which Tomoe in particular attacked her body when Nanami was in it, causing her a deep hatred for yokai. She is also the ancestor of Nanami, who actually helped her when marrying into another family. She later saw Nanami with Tomoe and eventually used their similarities in appearance to ask Tomoe for help when attacked by Akura-Ou. However, Tomoe does not see the eyes of Yukiji during the time that he spends with her, because Yukiji feared that he would know that she was not Nanami after looking into her eyes. She used his protection in order to save the next generation of her and her husband's bloodline. At one time she became extremely sick, so Tomoe went and carved out the Dragon King's eye to cure her. Since then, the eye resides within the host until they have a child, hence everyone who is Nanami's direct ancestor is a woman. As long as they eye resides within them, they are protected from any sickness and as such all of them are blessed with beauty. However, the moment they have a child, which is always a daughter, the eye passes to the child and they become susceptible to disease.
- Kotarou Urashima (裏嶋 小太郎 Urashima Kotarou)
- Voiced by: Ryōhei Kimura (Japanese); Chris Burnett (English)
- A young human boy and Himemiko's love interest. Himemiko requested Nanami to help her to find a way to meet him again. Kotarou was shy around Himemiko when he first met her but, after getting to know her, grew fond of her and eventually fell in love with her. After discovering Himemiko was a yokai, Kotarou rejected her for lying to him about her true identity. After clearing his thoughts and some persuasion from the Dragon King, he interrupted Himemiko's marriage to Nishiki, and Himemiko's true form emerges while they are escaping. Kotarou shows an amused expression (and almost lost his breath, as they were underwater) before telling Himemiko that he accepts her no matter what her appearance was.
- Kumimi Momozono (桃園 クミミ Momozono Kumimi)
- Voiced by: Yuri Amano (Japanese); Jennifer Green (English)
- Nanami's mother. Kumimi had died from an unknown disease and left her only daughter Nanami to be responsible for the house-hold, plus her husband (which is Nanami's father) of keeping him in check.
- Isobe (磯)
- Voiced by: Shuuta Morishima (Japanese); Corey Cleary-Stoner (English)
- A classmate of Nanami's from school who enjoys picking on her.
- Natsuko Umibe (ウミベイ 奈津子 Umibe Natsuko)
- Voiced by: Aimi Terakawa (Japanese); Teri Rogers (English)
- A classmate of Nanami's from school.
- Inaho (稲穂姫)
- Voiced by: Yurin (Japanese); Bryn Apprill (English)
- A female goddess who is often seen sleeping, as the Fumigae Gods complained that she should have not slept throughout the year if she had known that she would sleep her way through the Izumo gods meeting.
Written and illustrated by Julietta Suzuki, Kamisama Kiss has been serialized in the semi-monthly shōjo manga magazine Hana to Yume since February 20, 2008. The collected chapters were later republished in tankōbon volumes by Hakusensha with the first volume released on September 19, 2008. North American publisher Viz Media licensed the English language distributions rights at the 2009 New York Anime Festival. The series concluded on May 20, 2016.
|No.||Japanese release date||Japanese ISBN||English release date||English ISBN|
|1||September 19, 2008||ISBN 978-4-59-218506-2||December 7, 2010||ISBN 978-1-42153-638-5|
|2||January 1, 2009||ISBN 978-4-59-218507-9||March 1, 2011||ISBN 978-1-42153-639-2|
|3||May 5, 2009||ISBN 978-4-59-218508-6||June 7, 2011||ISBN 978-1-42153-640-8|
|4||September 18, 2009||ISBN 978-4-59-218509-3||August 2, 2011||ISBN 978-1-42153-658-3|
|5||January 19, 2010||ISBN 978-4-59-218510-9||October 4, 2011||ISBN 978-1-42153-823-5|
|6||May 19, 2010||ISBN 978-4-59-219216-9||December 6, 2011||ISBN 978-1-42153-886-0|
|7||September 16, 2010||ISBN 978-4-59-219217-6||February 7, 2012||ISBN 978-1-42154-025-2|
|8||December 17, 2010||ISBN 978-4-59-219218-3||April 3, 2012||ISBN 978-1-42154-082-5|
|9||May 19, 2011||ISBN 978-4-59-219219-0||June 5, 2012||ISBN 978-1-42154-198-3|
|10||September 20, 2011||ISBN 978-4-59-219220-6||August 7, 2012||ISBN 978-1-42154-269-0|
|11||January 20, 2012||ISBN 978-4-59-219291-6||November 6, 2012||ISBN 978-1-42154-924-8|
|12||April 20, 2012||ISBN 978-4-59-219292-3||February 5, 2013||ISBN 978-1-42155-082-4|
|13||September 20, 2012||ISBN 978-4-592-19293-0||August 6, 2013||ISBN 978-1-42155-266-8|
|14||October 19, 2012||ISBN 978-4-592-19294-7||February 4, 2014||ISBN 978-1-42155-586-7|
|15||February 20, 2013||ISBN 978-4-592-19295-4||June 3, 2014||ISBN 978-1-42156-308-4|
|16||August 20, 2013||ISBN 978-4-592-19296-1||October 7, 2014||ISBN 978-1-42156-764-8|
|17||January 20, 2014||ISBN 978-4-592-19297-8||March 3, 2015||ISBN 978-1-42157-725-8|
|18||May 20, 2014||ISBN 978-4-592-19298-5||June 2, 2015||ISBN 978-1-42157-970-2|
|19||September 19, 2014||ISBN 978-4-592-19299-2||October 6, 2015||ISBN 978-1-42158-033-3|
|20||December 19, 2014||ISBN 978-4-592-19300-5||February 2, 2016||ISBN 978-1-42158-261-0|
|21||April 20, 2015||ISBN 978-4-592-21501-1||June 7, 2016||ISBN 978-1-42158-522-2|
|22||August 20, 2015||ISBN 978-4-592-21502-8||October 4, 2016||ISBN 978-1-42158-712-7|
|23||December 18, 2015||ISBN 978-4-592-21503-5||February 7, 2017||ISBN 978-1-42159-047-9|
|24||April 20, 2016||ISBN 978-4-592-21504-2||June 6, 2017||ISBN 978-1-42159-221-3|
|25||August 19, 2016||ISBN 978-4-592-21505-9||October 3, 2017||ISBN 978-1421593821|
An anime television series adaptation of Kamisama Kiss was produced by TMS Entertainment and directed by Akitaro Daichi. It ran from October 1, 2012, to December 24, 2012, on TV Tokyo. The anime has been licensed for streaming by Funimation Entertainment. The series ended at around the 30th chapter of the manga volume. The opening theme is "Kamisama Hajimemashita" (神様はじめました, lit. "Nice to Meet You, God") and the ending theme "Kamisama Onegai" (神様お願, lit. "Please, God"), both performed by Hanae. There are two OVA episodes, which first aired on August 26, 2013, bundled with the 16th volume of the manga. One of the included episodes is based on the story from the 15th volume, while the other contains an all-new original story. The 17th issue of Hakusensha's Hana to Yume magazine announced on August 2014 that the manga series inspired a second anime season, which began airing on January 5, 2015. The opening theme is "Kamisama no Kamisama" (神様の神様, lit. "God of God") and the ending theme "Ototoi Oide" (おとといおいで, lit. "Come Another Day"), both once again performed by Hanae. A four-part original animation DVD (OAD) known as "Kako-hen" (過去篇, lit. "Past Arc") began airing on August 20, 2015, and is based on the "past arc" of the series, spanning from the 14th through 17th volumes of the manga series. The story follows Nanami as she goes back in time to find a cure for Tomoe's curse which he had placed on himself so he could become human and live out his life with Yukiji. A new OAD, titled Kamisama, Kekkon Zenya, was bundled with the Kamisama Hajimemashita 25.5 official fanbook, released on December 20, 2016.
|1||"Nanami Becomes A God"|
Transcription: "Nanami, Kamisama ni Naru" (Japanese: 奈々生、神様になる)
|October 1, 2012|
|Nanami Momozono, a human high school student, is homeless after being evicted from her apartment after her father ran away from his gambling debts. While sitting in a park she shoos away a dog harassing a man named Mikage, who, after hearing her circumstances, gives her a map to his home and leaves her with a wave and a kiss on the forehead. The home turns out to be a rundown shrine, where a fox yokai named Tomoe is angry that Mikage, the Land God of the shrine, who has been gone for twenty years, has given Nanami the deity mark of the Land God by kissing her forehead, making her the new Land God of the Shrine. Tomoe refuses to serve Nanami and leaves in frustration. The next day, Onikiri and Kotetsu, Tomoe's two shrine spirits, tell Nanami all the duties of a Land God which Tomoe previously had to do alone, including keeping written records of human prayers. Onikiri and Kotetsu bring her to the World Over Yonder to see Tomoe, but she decides to leave after hearing him express his disinterest in the shrine. On the way back to the shrine, after Nanami manages to slip past three demons, thanks to Onikiri and Kotetsu, a demon hag begins chasing her in a forest. In order to be saved from this demon, Nanami forcefully kisses Tomoe to form a contract, forever binding him as her familiar.|
|2||"The God Becomes A Target"|
Transcription: "Kamisama, Nerawareru" (Japanese: 神様、ねらわれる)
|October 8, 2012|
|When Nanami wakes up, Tomoe tells her that she can increase her divine power by being a matchmaker and answering prayers. Nanami is excited when news spreads that pop star Shinjūrō Kurama is a transfer student at her school. However, Tomoe only allows her to go to school under the condition that she wears a hood to conceal the deity mark on her forehead which, while being invisible to humans, is fully visible to other gods and spirits seeking to steal her divine power. To make matters worse, Nanami learns that Kurama is a jerk and becomes depressed, much to Tomoe's worry. At lunchtime, Nanami is framed for stealing Kurama's money, until Tomoe makes a grand entrance in front of the other students, clearing her name and serving her lunch. The next day at school, deciding not to wear the hood, Nanami is approached by Kurama, but she turns him down. He later calls her up to the school roof to question her negative attitude towards him, causing her to leave in disgust. Tomoe, soon realizing that Kurama is a crow tengu yokai who seeks to replace Nanami as Land God, manages to wound his face, turns him into an ostrich and chases him through the hallways. When Nanami finds out about this, she orders Tomoe to revert Kurama back to normal. She treats Kurama's wound, telling him that he should always look his best in front of all the girls.|
|3||"The God Makes A Match"|
Transcription: "Kamisama, En o Musubu" (Japanese: 神様、縁をむすぶ)
|October 15, 2012|
|Himemiko of the Swamp, the Imperial Priestess who is a catfish yokai, comes to pay respect to Nanami, which Tomoe disallows. This leads Tomoe to argue with Aotake, Himemiko's familiar, prompting Nanami to intervene between the two. Nanami stops Tomoe by use of sacred word binding, which forces Tomoe to obey against his will. Himemiko requests Nanami to help her reconnect with a human boy named Kotarō Urashima, who she met ten years ago at Lake Isara near a park, and despite Tomoe saying that it is forbidden for a yokai to love a human, Nanami still promises to help Himemiko. The next day, Nanami and Tomoe go to town to look for Kotarō, finding him employed at a restaurant. Nanami later manages to persuade Kotarō to meet with Himemiko in the park. The following afternoon, Tomoe transforms Himemiko to look like a human girl and send her to the park, where Kotarō has Himemiko play with his Rubik's cube while he leaves to buy sodas. However, when Himemiko is bullied by two boys, Nanami discreetly boosts Kotarō using a white talisman she places on a tree, which gives him the courage to save Himemiko.|
|4||"The God Is Kidnapped"|
Transcription: "Kamisama, Kadowakasareru" (Japanese: 神様、拐かされる)
|October 22, 2012|
|Nanami saves a white snake from being assaulted by her classmates at school, but it leaves a mark of betrothal on her wrist when she lets it outside. When Tomoe finds out, he goes to school with her because he does not want her to be kidnapped. After finishing the shift to fill up the class daybook, Nanami goes off first because Tomoe fell asleep, but she is kidnapped by Mizuki, the white snake who is actually a yokai and former familiar, and takes her to his shrine in hopes of marrying her. After she realizes that she cannot leave the premises of the shrine, she decides to rest there, hoping that Tomoe will rescue her. Nanami later learns that Yonomori Mitsuha, the Water God of the shrine, died years ago. Nanami refuses to stay with Mizuki, but when Mizuki tries to make a move on her, Tomoe comes to rescue her and burns down the shrine. However, Nanami stops Tomoe from burning down the Yonomori's plum tree, which is precious to Mizuki. Before Nanami and Tomoe head back to their shrine, Nanami promises to see Mizuki again when he feels lonely.|
|5||"The God Loses Her Home"|
Transcription: "Kamisama, Ie o Ushinau" (Japanese: 神様、家をうしなう)
|October 29, 2012|
|Narukami, the God of Thunder, who has always wanted Tomoe to be her familiar, is distraught upon learning that a mere human like Nanami is the new Land God. In order to claim Tomoe for herself, Narukami tracks Nanami to the school, steals Nanami's deity mark and transforms Tomoe into a child. When Kurama finds Nanami and Tomoe outside, he brings them to his house so Nanami can take care of Tomoe, who has a fever due to his weakened state. Narukami is horrified that the shrine is falling to pieces because Tomoe is not there to maintain it with his power. The next day, Narukami's shrine spirits summon Tomoe to see Narukami, leaving Nanami in tears. With Kurama's help, Onikiri and Kotetsu bring Nanami back to the shrine, but Tomoe hides from Narukami within the shrine. After Nanami finds Tomoe inside his pocket mirror, Narukami's shrine spirits return the deity mark to Nanami and have Tomoe revert to normal. Tomoe kisses Nanami to reseal the commitment of being her familiar, in a sort of gratitude for her helping him.|
|6||"The God Catches A Cold"|
Transcription: "Kamisama, Kaze o Hiku" (Japanese: 神様、風邪をひく)
|November 5, 2012|
|Nanami stays home with a cold while Tomoe goes to school disguised as her in order to keep her attendance rate from slipping. Kurama is surprised when Tomoe is actually a student at this school, but has no idea that Nanami is currently Tomoe in disguise, believing that the actual Tomoe is absent. Kurama takes advantage of this and tries to impress Tomoe in English literature class and music class, but Tomoe shows no appreciation. After Kurama warns Tomoe that the presence of miasma has increased inside the school, Tomoe finds that the source is coming from a demon with a large tongue inside the girls locker room. He saves a girl named Ami Nekota from this demon, while Kurama tells Ami to keep what she saw a secret. Meanwhile, Mizuki pays Nanami a visit at the shrine and puts her to sleep to show her a peek of Tomoe's past at a village. She briefly meets an evil Tomoe, who slaughters a demon first disguised as an injured boy she found in a nearby forest. She runs back into the forest, but slips and falls. Nanami wakes up from her dream, and Tomoe returns at the shrine to kick Mizuki out. Nanami is glad to see the kindhearted Tomoe once again.|
|7||"The God Asks A Boy Out On A Date"|
Transcription: "Kamisama, Dēto ni Sasou" (Japanese: 神様、デートに誘う)
|November 12, 2012|
|At school, after dealing with Tomoe and Kurama's gained popularity and rivalry against each other, Nanami finds Ami, who has a crush on Kurama ever since what happened during the girls locker room incident. Nanami experiments a little with her divine powers by planning to get Kurama and Ami alone together in the hallways. Nanami, struggling to define exactly how she feels about Tomoe, allows a girl to walk home with him, but he later rejects the girl's offer and confronts Nanami about this. Thanks to the advice given by Ami's friend Kei Ueshima, Nanami decides to take Tomoe out on a date to an aquarium, but her childish attitude becomes problematic. At the roof of the aquarium, based on what Kurama told him earlier, Tomoe suspects Nanami to feel seduced in some way, to which she confesses her love for him. This causes Tomoe to grab her and walk across the ledge of the roof, telling her to clear her mind. However, she slips from his hands when she questions her attractiveness, falling at breakneck speed. Tomoe jumps off to save Nanami, but she orders him not to touch her. After Tomoe promises that he will not touch her ever again, she allows him to save her, but Nanami then contemplates about her forbidden love for him.|
|8||"The God Goes To The Beach"|
Transcription: "Kamisama, Umi e iku" (Japanese: 神様、海へいく)
|November 19, 2012|
|Summer break is here and Nanami goes to the beach with Ami and Kei to take her mind off her broken heart. Although Tomoe originally planned not to join them, he reluctantly accompanies them after Mizuki decides to tag along. At first, things go fine, even though Tomoe shows jealousy for Mizuki being allowed to touch Nanami. Meanwhile, it is shown that Mikage is secretly at the beach as well with Otohiko, the Wind God. Otohiko discreetly causes Ami to drown in the ocean, and Nanami requests Tomoe to save Ami even against his better judgment, unbeknownst this is Otohiko's doing. Suddenly, the Dragon King appears to collect a debt from Tomoe since 526 years ago for attacking the north gate of Ryūgū Castle and for gouging out his right eye. The Dragon King captures Tomoe as collateral, and he tells Nanami that the debt will be repaid if his right eye is returned to him within two days. When Nanami returns to the shrine, she asks Mizuki to help her travel back in time to retrieve the Dragon King's right eye from Tomoe.|
|9||"The God Goes To The Dragon King's Palace"|
Transcription: "Kamisama, Ryūgūjō ni iku" (Japanese: 神様、竜宮城にいく)
|November 26, 2012|
|Nanami and Mizuki follow Tomoe to his home, where they discover that Tomoe wanted to use the eye to help cure Yukiji, Tomoe's past girlfriend. When Tomoe leaves, Nanami choose to let Yukiji consume the eye, rather than to leave her feeling ill. Nanami and Mizuki return to the present, and they visit a yokai named Isohime, who can extract the eye now within Nanami's body in exchange for thirty years of her life. Isohime extracts the eye and renders Nanami unconscious, but Mizuki kisses Nanami to become her familiar to save her from Isohime and to recover the eye. After Nanami wakes up to realizing that Mizuki is now her familiar, the two head to the Dragon King's palace, encountering Kamehime, later recognized as the Dragon King's wife, who loses a quilted half coat while going to the palace. Tomoe breaks free and attacks the Dragon King, but Nanami arrives to stop the fight. Nanami states that regardless if Tomoe does not want to open up to her anymore, she will always have feelings for him. Mizuki then arrives, bringing the half coat to give to the Dragon King, who was unaware that Kamehime was the one who made it in the first place. Tomoe is dismayed upon learning that Mizuki will now be living at the shrine.|
|10||December 3, 2012|
|In a flashback, Mikage brings Tomoe to his shrine and learns that Tomoe is depressed about Yukiji's death. After Tomoe becomes Mikage's familiar, Mikage lectures Tomoe for letting a demon get away because he was rescuing a human girl in the process. Even so, Tomoe pledges to serve Mikage as his familiar for several hundred years. Having been abandoned by Mikage, Tomoe becomes depressed and lonely until Nanami arrives. Back in the present, Nanami agrees to go a mixer with Ami and Kei, who wants to hook up with a guy since she was recently dumped by her boyfriend. During the mixer, Nanami finds Mizuki in his white snake form inside Ami's purse, grabbing him and taking him straight to the restroom. Tomoe comes in the restroom to retrieve Mizuki and leaves. A boy she meets in the mixer brings her outside for some fresh air and starts flirting with her, but Tomoe arrives and kicks the boy to the curb. Tomoe grabs her hand firmly and tells her that they are going home, and Nanami realizes that Tomoe may have feelings for her.|
|11||"The Familiar Goes Into Town"|
Transcription: "Shinshi, Machi ni dekakeru" (Japanese: 神使、街にでかける)
|December 10, 2012|
|Mizuki decides to go into town to search for Kurama, but ends up being invited by Kurama's manager to a launch party. Mizuki wonders how Kurama can live a life of stardom instead of living in a shrine. Mizuki gets drunk at the party, and a girl, mistreated by her employer, takes him outside to recuperate. As a reward her good deed before leaving, Mizuki gives the girl his sake, which would purify one's mind, shown when her employer calms down after drinking it. The next morning, Tomoe refuses to go to an amusement park to ride the Ferris wheel, that is until she finds an elegant hairpin in his room, making her suspicious. At the amusement park, Tomoe convinces Nanami to ride on a roller coaster with her, despite her not wanting to go on it, and Tomoe fixes Nanami's messy hair with a hairpin after the ride is over. Nanami later runs away in tears after seeing Tomoe fondling another girl's hair, when in fact he was helping her up from a fall. She ends up riding the Ferris wheel alone in the evening and realizes that she was wearing the same hairpin from this morning when her hair becomes undone. Tomoe finds her there and explains that he bought the hairpin for her a long time ago, but stored it away since she usually does not wear her hair up. By hearing this from him, Nanami finally smiles.|
|12||"Nanami Quits Being A God"|
Transcription: "Nanami, Kamisama o Yameru" (Japanese: 奈々生、神様をやめる)
|December 17, 2012|
|At the store, Nanami gets upset when she overhears two women claiming that the shrine is haunted due its rundown appearance. When she returns to the shrine, she sees Tomoe sitting on a tree branch, pondering whether or not to cut it down since it is already wrapping around the torii. Nanami has an idea to hold a festival, in hopes of raising the reputation of the shrine, though Tomoe thinks this is a bad idea, especially after seeing her attempt to repair a palanquin. Nonetheless, he tells her that her presence has made the shrine look brighter. Nanami passes out posters and invitations for the upcoming festival. With only a week away from this festival, Nanami wants to plan events to attract the tourists. Kurama passes by the shrine, suggesting that the events should include a kagura dance and fortune-telling, and he gives Nanami some yam love treats as a gift. Tomoe has Nanami try on a beautiful kimono, and later has her rehearse the difficult kagura dance for two days. Otohiko appears at the shrine to release some miasma into the air, but Nanami fails to exorcise it after many attempts. Tomoe takes Nanami back inside the shrine, while he and Mizuki handle the miasma. Nanami feels useless as a god and runs away from the shrine. Tomoe, recalling when Mikage also suddenly left the shrine twenty years ago, calls out for Nanami, and a box in the shed filled with miasma rips open.|
|13||"I've Started The 'Being A God' Thing (Kamisama Kiss)"|
Transcription: "Kamisama Hajimemashita" (Japanese: 神様はじめました)
|December 24, 2012|
|Tomoe and Mizuki look for Nanami, leaving Onikiri and Kotetsu to fend off the miasma by themselves. After searching in many different places, Tomoe figures out that Nanami used a white talisman to turn herself into air. Meanwhile, Nanami, recalling the events leading to meeting Tomoe for the first time, returns to the shrine after she realizes that it is her home. A tsuchigumo, which Mikage had sealed and stored long ago in the shed, breaks out of the box. Nanami saves Onikiri and Kotetsu from the tsuchigumo, and she manages to defeat it with the kagura dance, with some help from Tomoe and Mizuki. On the day of the festival, some familiar faces show up, much to Nanami's surprise, and she later performs the kagura dance in front of everyone there. After that, while Mizuki, Onikiri and Kotetsu go into the shrine to make sake, Nanami asks Tomoe how her kagura dance was. Nanami teases Tomoe when he comments that it was beautiful. Tomoe then tells Nanami that he wants to form the familiar contract with her again, but this time from the bottom of his heart, and they do so by sealing it with a kiss.|
|1||"I've Started The 'Being a God' Thing Again"|
Transcription: "Kamisama Mata Hajimemashita" (Japanese: 神様またはじめました)
|January 5, 2015|
|As Nanami Momozono prepares for the new school term the next day, she is visited by Otohiko, who invites her to the annual gathering of the gods in Izumo called the Divine Assembly, but on the one condition that she must pass a test administered by him. The next day, Nanami agrees to this test, which is to raise a shikigami for seven days, later revealed to be in the form of a small monkey. However, Tomoe is not quite fond of this test, let alone her going to Izumo. Although Tomoe later saves Nanami from being harmed by a tsuchigumo in the library, Nanami does not want to rely on Tomoe all the time, now that her divine powers have increased. Nanami then returns to the library to place white talismans there, but a dark presence attacks her until Tomoe arrives and scares it off. Nanami is taken to the nurse's office, where Otohiko tells her to concentrate on raising the monkey shikigami instead of depending on white talismans so much. Nanami names the monkey shikigami "Mamoru" (which means "to protect"), and she follows it to the library, where Tomoe is being attacked by the same dark presence. Mamoru uses its purifying ability to vanquish the dark presence, allowing Nanami to save Tomoe.|
|2||"The God Goes To Izumo"|
Transcription: "Kamisama, Izumo e Iku" (Japanese: 神様、出雲へいく)
|January 12, 2015|
|Now that Nanami has passed Otohiko's test, she has trouble deciding which one of her familiars to bring with her to the Divine Assembly. She has Tomoe and Mizuki settle the matter over a game of shogi, while she goes into town to buy a plane ticket. She later encounter four former gods who mock her while protecting a man named Kirihito, and she has Mamoru vanquish them after Kirihito gets seriously hurt. She leaves after he attempts to kiss her, but she is unaware that Kirihito is actually a yokai named Akura-Ou trapped in human form. Nanami chooses Mizuki to accompany her to Izumo, while Tomoe, despite winning the game of shogi, is forced to stay at the shrine and pose as her at school. After arriving in Izumo, Mizuki brings her to the Grand Shrine, but they get separate along the way. Nanami is not welcomed very much by the other gods due to her being a human. While Mizuki tags along with Otohiko, who is running late, Nanami is encouraged by a disembodied figure, perhaps Mikage, who tells her that her human side makes her unique from the other gods. This gives her the confidence to enter the chambers into the Divine Assembly.|
|3||"The God Falls into the Netherworld"|
Transcription: "Kamisama, Yomi ni Ochiru" (Japanese: 神様、黄泉におちる)
|January 26, 2015|
|Ookuninushi, lord of the Grand Shrine and host of the Divine Assembly, personally asks Nanami to go to Yomotsu Hirasaka, the portal to the Netherworld where only gods can enter and exit, for two days to prevent any yokai from passing through. In exchange, Nanami requests Ookuninushi to search the whereabouts of Mikage. When Otohiko takes Nanami to Yomotsu Hirasaka, Nanami is shocked to see Kirihito being taken into the Netherworld by a yokai named Tekkimaru, who immediately rots from the purple flames. Nanami comes in after Kirihito and tries to grab hold of him. Meanwhile, Tomoe returns to the shrine after a stressful morning, and because he misses Nanami already, he decides to go to the World Over Yonder to drink himself to sleep. A group of tanuki yokai geisha discuss that their caretaker named Mizutama witnessed when Akura-Ou slaughtered a group of apprentice geisha at an okiya 600 years ago, having her life spared by Tomoe before running away. Tomoe, waking up after thinking about Nanami, rushes back to the shrine, only to learn that he has to study for a vocabulary test in the morning. In the Netherworld, Nanami and Kirihito evade a mob of caveman yokai, and they are later summoned to meet Izanami, the Goddess of the Netherworld.|
|4||"The God Races Across the Netherworld"|
Transcription: "Kamisama, Yomi o Kakeru" (Japanese: 神様, 黄泉をかける)
|February 2, 2015|
|When Nanami and Kirihito meet Izanami at her fortress, she imprisons Kirihito, telling Nanami that Kirihito possesses the body of a dead man and advising her to leave the Netherworld without him. However, Nanami decides to take matters into her own hands and tries to find Kirihito using a white talisman. In a flashback, Akura-Ou is confined in the Netherworld, where he meets Kirihito Mori, a mountain climber who dies in an avalanche. Out of boredom and curiosity, Akura-Ou accepts Kirihito's request to possess his body before waking up in the hospital, so as to send an apology to his mother for having an argument with her before his death. Back in the present, Nanami manages to find Kirihito in a prison cell, but he concerns why she is rescuing him. As they escape the fortress, Kirihito shows Nanami that he took a lock of her hair earlier so that his human body can survive in the Netherworld. The two run for their lives when a cat yokai named Hio comes after them. Tomoe, who was informed by Otohiko that Nanami is in the Netherworld, goes to Yomotsu Hirasaka. Tomoe is halted by Takehaya, the War God, who placed a seal on Yomotsu Hirasaka. Kotetsu reverts Tomoe back to his yokai form, allowing Tomoe to break the seal and enter the Netherworld to save Nanami and Kirihito. Although Kirihito tries to attack Tomoe, he leaves after asking Tomoe what Nanami means to him.|
|5||"The God Makes Her Second Romantic Confession"|
Transcription: "Kamisama, Nidome no Kokuhaku o Suru" (Japanese: 神様, 二度目の告白をする)
|February 9, 2015|
|Nanami returns to the Grand Shrine, where it is the fourth day of the Divine Assembly, and Ookuninushi informs Nanami that Tomoe has been imprisoned for reverting to his yokai form. Nanami rushes over to the prison, but Tomoe tells her to give him some time before deciding to return to her service as her familiar. Mizuki, visiting Tomoe to deliver some peach pills that Nanami obtained as a gift, explains to him that he has feelings for Nanami not caused by when he was a familiar. Tomoe later tests and confirms this premise while Nanami was sleeping, but she is unaware that the kiss she had in her dream was actually real. Tomoe is forgiven by Ookuninushi and is granted to be Nanami's familiar again. After Nanami and Tomoe hang out during a festival, things go awry when Nanami tries to take off her jacket with only a camisole underneath, of which Tomoe sees that as immodest, making things awkward between them. On the last day of the Divine Assembly, Nanami finally finds Mikage, who explains that he wants to rekindle Tomoe's concern for humanity by having Tomoe interact with her. Mikage then disappears right when Tomoe catches sight of him.|
|6||"The God Meets a Little Tengu"|
Transcription: "Kamisama, Kotengu ni Au" (Japanese: 神様, 小天狗にあう)
|February 16, 2015|
|Ookuninushi thanks Nanami for her participation in the Divine Assembly. However, she feels discouraged when Ookuninushi tells her that it is not possible for humans and yokai to have a relationship with each other. She later asks Tomoe and Mizuki to return to the shrine without her. She hangs out with Himemiko of the Swamp and travels with her all over the town. Later on, Himemiko advises Nanami to enjoy her time with Tomoe for as long as she lives, since a human lives much shorter than a yokai. Meanwhile, Kirihito is visited by a yokai named Yatori, who wants to serve him in the cause of reviving Akura-Ou. On the way home from school, Nanami and Tomoe chance upon a child crow tengu named Botanmaru, who is looking for another crow tengu named Shinjūrō. However, Tomoe is mean to Botanmaru because he cannot fly, and Nanami tries to help him. In a cafe, Botanmaru explains that Shinjūrō descended from Mount Kurama at a young age after failing to learn how to fly. Nanami is shocked to learn that Botanwaru was actually referring to Shinjūrō Kurama after spotting a concert advertisement on a billboard. Nanami takes Botanmaru with her to attend the concert, where Kurama debuts a new album cover.|
|7||"The God Goes to Mount Kurama"|
Transcription: "Kamisama, Kurama-yama e Iku" (Japanese: 神様, 鞍馬山へいく)
|February 23, 2015|
|Botanmaru begs Kurama to return to Mount Kurama because Sōjōbō, the third chief of the tengu village, has collapsed, filling the area with a cloud of miasma. Kurama recalls that he was mistreated by the villagers when he was younger, due to being Sōjōbō's son, but only Suiro treated him like an older brother. Nanami and Tomoe go to Mount Kurama with Kurama and Botanmaru, walking through a foggy forest. Kurama encounters an evil Suiro wielding a scythe, but he figures out that it was a hallucination after hearing a flute playing nearby, having nostalgia about Suiro. Once the four enter the village, they are welcomed by Suiro, who sadly lives in a dilapidated house away from the compound. It is shown that Yatori is really serving under Jirō, who is awaiting and determined to become the successor to the throne in a few days. As Nanami runs in the forest to use the restroom, she comes across a rotting cherry blossom tree, where three crow tengu yokai children explain that it is a thousand-year-old sacred tree. Nanami uses her powers to restore the cherry blossom tree, and the children leave with excitement, although her powers only make it last temporarily. As the leaves fall, Jirō stares directly at Nanami with a speechless face.|
|8||"The God Sneaks In"|
Transcription: "Kamisama, Sennyū Suru" (Japanese: 神様, 潜入する)
|March 2, 2015|
|Jirō grabs hold of Nanami, but she manages to get away from him, thanks to Mamoru. Tomoe finds Nanami and brings her to back to Suiro, who says that delivering the peach pills to Sōjōbō is no easy task since he is secured inside the Grand Hall, a sanctum in the compound guarded by Jirō's forces. After Kurama is haggled by three crow tengu villagers who want him to be the fourth chief, which he was no intention of being, Nanami and Tomoe reject Suiro's advice of taking Kurama back to the town before involving themselves. Kurama comes up with a plan for him, Nanami and Tomoe to infiltrate the Grand Hall. Before bedtime, it is devised that Nanami will have Botanmaru accompany her to find Sōjōbō, while Tomoe and Kurama are left to face Jirō. At night, Nanami sleepwalks and accidentally lays in Tomoe's bed, which stirs up Tomoe's feelings until Nanami wakes up and runs to her bed in embarrassment. In the morning, Tomoe lies about not holding Nanami while in her sleep, claiming he was half asleep and recalling nothing of the sort. Tomoe and Kurama are welcomed past the front gate, while Nanami and Botanmaru try to find a way into the Grand Hall.|
|9||"The God Is Blindsided"|
Transcription: "Kamisama, Fuiuchi o Kurau" (Japanese: 神様, ふいうちをくらう)
|March 9, 2015|
|Kurama shares a drink with Jirō in hopes of getting him drunk to weaken the barrier around the compound. When that fails, Tomoe transforms into Nanami to allure Jirō, which actually does the trick, allowing Nanami and Botanmaru to sneak in the Grand Hall and find Sōjōbō, who is in a frozen state, but the peach pills do not help. Nanami and Botanmaru are caught by Yatori, who informs Jirō about this, so Jirō confines Tomoe and Kurama in an electrifying iron cage and then goes with Yatori to see Nanami and Botanmaru, who are locked up in the basement. After Jirō leaves, Yatori reveals to Nanami and Botanmaru that he took the soul of Sōjōbō by way of deception. Upon hearing this, Nanami has Mamoru vanquish Yatori, who refused to tell where Sōjōbō's soul is hiding. The three crow tengu children run into Jirō, who shuns them for not paying attention to where they are going, making them upset. Suddenly, Nanami uses the idea to create a barrier around the compound to override Jirō's barrier, which disintegrates the iron cage and purifies the entire compound.|
|10||"The God Receives a Romantic Confession"|
Transcription: "Kamisama, Kokuhaku Sareru" (Japanese: 神様, 告白される)
|March 16, 2015|
|Nanami uses a white talisman to find the location of Sōjōbō's soul, although it leads her to a dead end. However, Jirō finds her and reveals a hidden passageway to a cave. He tells her that a thunderbolt beast there has permanently disabled Suiro from flying after saving Kurama in the past. When Nanami and Jirō encounter the thunderbolt beast, Jirō is badly wounded while protecting Nanami. Tomoe finds them and defeats the thunderbolt beast, which actually contains Sōjōbō's soul. Jirō confesses his love for Nanami before passing out, while Kurama and Botanmaru leave to return the soul back to Sōjōbō, who later awakens fully cured. Jirō is given peach pills to recover, and he recalls Sōjōbō telling him not to be hard on himself for making mistakes in life. The mountain gradually heals, and an eternal cherry blossom celebration commences. Jirō takes Nanami high up onto the cherry blossom tree, wishing for her to remain in the tengu village with him. He thanks her for the peach pills and returns the rest of them to her, surprised that she originally got them to give to Tomoe as a parting gift someday. Jirō asks her to stay a little while longer so that he may always remember her with the cherry blossoms. Later on, Nanami gets drunk and Tomoe carries her on his back. She falls asleep after confessing her love, to which Tomoe silently confesses his love in reply.|
|11||"The God Goes Back to Being a Child"|
Transcription: "Kamisama, Kodomo ni Modoru" (Japanese: 神様, こどもにもどる)
|March 23, 2015|
|In his shrine, Kirihito goes into the Netherworld with Yatori using a stone mirror to retrieve Akura-Ou's body. Once there, Yatori, who claims he formerly served under Akura-Ou, remembers how Akura-Ou and Tomoe traveled together and defeated any yokai that stood in their way, but Kirihito gets angry over the fact that Tomoe abandoned Akura-Ou after falling in love with a human girl. Although Akura-Ou's body is found on a mountain of fire, Yatori brings Kirihito back home since their bodies cannot handle the miasma within the Netherworld. Kirihito is now determined to do whatever necessary to reclaim Akura-Ou's body. However, after fumes start to leak out of the stone mirror, Kirihito is forced to smash it before things get any worse. Meanwhile, Nanami receives a proposal to host a wedding for Himemiko, but Tomoe is dismayed when Mizuki encourages her too much about it. Nanami, Tomoe and Mizuki head to the entrance of the Year God Shrine to receive a new talisman for the new year. Upon arrival, Nanami passes her labeled gate, despite Tomoe's orders to stay put. As Tomoe and Mizuki later passes through her gate, they are surprised to see that Nanami is transformed into a child, twelve years younger. In a flashback, Nanami's gambling father brings her a piece of chocolate before leaving again, while her ill mother is heckled by debt collectors, before Nanami returns home.|
|12||"The God Receives a Marriage Proposal"|
Transcription: "Kamisama, Kyūkon Sareru" (Japanese: 神様, 求婚される)
|March 30, 2015|
|Nanami is taught by her mother to become an independent woman, since her father is a deadbeat and her mother is about to die. After viewing her childhood memories, Tomoe takes young Nanami away from Mizuki. After spending time with young Nanami while strolling around in the town, young Nanami asked Tomoe if he loves her, to which he confirms. Tomoe then proposes a marriage with her, to which she agrees. Just then, Mizuki carries Nanami out of the gate, and Tomoe is upset that Nanami is unable to remember him in her fantasy. Furthermore, Nanami does not know much about her mother, especially since all of the photos of her mother were burned in a house fire long ago. When Nanami, Tomoe and Mizuki make it to the Year God Shrine, they are reluctant to find out that it is blocked by the Lord Year God's sheep, of which its wool takes up a lot of room. Nanami calms the sheep down so that the Lord Year God can trim its wool. The Lord Year God gives Nanami not only the talisman, but also a picture of her mother, before she and her familiars return to their shrine. As life returns to normal for everybody, Nanami tries to remember who made a promise to marry her when she was a child, and she later realizes that it was Tomoe. Nanami states that she won’t get married, "probably", which causes Tomoe to blush.|
|1||"The God leaps into the past"|
Transcription: "Kamisama, Kako ni Tobu" (Japanese: 神様、過去にとぶ)
|August 20, 2015|
|It is snowing at the shrine and Nanami is playing and Tomoe watches happily when suddenly he collapses with black markings appearing all over his body. The shrine begins to collapse as it is Tomoe's power that sustains it. When Nanami tries to help him he roughly pushes her aside, trying to cover himself. Mikage appears and places Tomoe within his pocket mirror. He reveals that Tomoe had a curse put on himself so that he could try to become human for Yukiji but failed and only succeeded in securing his death when she would pass away. Mikage found him in this dying state and stopped the curse by making him forget Yukiji and the curse. But the curse would be reactivated along with his memories if he were to ever fall in love with anyone, revealing Tomoe loves Nanami. Mikage says that he cannot remove the curse and can only ease his passing. Nanami, desperate to save him, suggests that she travel back in time and stop Tomoe from cursing himself. Mikage says that doing so would be dangerous as she and Tomoe would thereby never meet but she is adamant. Misuki on hearing this, takes his incense pot, which allows the user to travel to the past, and hides in Yonomori's shrine. Nanami finds him and tells him she will never abandon him and reveals she intends to find a cure, rather than stopping the curse. She travels centuries back and is immediately captured by villagers who assume she is a yokai due to her outlandish appearance. She is saved when Yukiji comes in and does not see her as a yokai but as a human. Yukiji gives a warm welcome to Nanami who feels a strange familiarity to Yukiji. Tomoe, injured after fighting with war god takes shelter in Yukiji's village while the villagers try to hunt him down. Nanami hears about this and feels Yukiji will save Tomoe as Mizuki told her that is how Tomoe and Yukiji first met, but she realizes Yukiji hates yokai and instead of saving Tomoe is preparing to celebrate his death. Restless, Nanami rushes to save Tomoe, while he disguises himself as a child and lies injured helpless. Nanami recognizes him in his child form and embraces him. Seeing Nanami Tomoe feels his heart has got stolen by this woman, and she is the one he wants to claim as his own. Nanami takes Tomoe to Yukiji's house and lies he is a child she knows and is injured by yokai. Yukiji calls doctor and Tomoe's treatment is started, while Nanami hides from Tomoe as she does not wanna come in between the past love story of Yukiji and Tomoe.|
|2||"The Fox falls in love"|
Transcription: "Kitsune, Koi ni Ochiru" (Japanese: 狐、恋に落ちる)
|December 18, 2015|
|Nanami continues to hide from Tomoe and only visits him at night when she thinks he is asleep. But Tomoe sees her and realizes she is deliberately hiding from him, and is curious about her. As Nanami has requested the child servant of Yukiji to not tell Tomoe who she is, he lies to him that the girl who saved him is named Yukiji. Nanami keeps on visiting Tomoe at night and gives him the miraculous medicine from heaven the peach pills, making him come around faster. Tomoe plans to leave after he gets fully well but is confused about what he should do with Nanami whom he think is named Yukiji. Yukiji shows her love to Nanami as she makes her remind of her long lost family who was killed by yokai. Yukiji leaves to the town to meet her future groom's family and confirm her marriage with him, which leaves Nanami confused. Nanami too decides to leave as she has to meet the fallen god Tomoe formed the contract with and ask him about the cure of Tomoe's curse. Tomoe sees Nanami leaving and tries to hurt her, but is unable to do so as he cannot see her scared and hurt. Unsure about his feelings, he heads for his hideout leaving the village, while Nanami almost meets the fallen god but is pulled back in the present as her time limit for past traveling ends in the past. Akura-Ou informs Tomoe he will kidnap a girl named Yukiji from her wedding processions as he has heard much about her beauty, this clearly disturbs Tomoe but he shows indifference. Nanami back in present sees all her friends and the well wishers of Tomoe has come to the shrine to support her and Tomoe in this difficulty, which makes her feel good. Mikage advises her to take care of herself as Tomoe and many others cherish her, and also she will have to get strong before traveling to the past again. Nananmi eats and sleeps well and then gets prepared to travel to the past again, and this time promising to come back with the cure of Tomoe's curse.|
|3||"The God becomes a Bride"|
Transcription: "Kamisama, Hanayome ni Naru" (Japanese: 神様、花嫁になる)
|April 20, 2016|
|Nanami returned to the past again and meets Yukiji in town. Yukiji tells Nanami that Tomoe left her house the day Nanami left. Yukiji says her marriage was canceled but later receives a better proposal. Nanami reunited with Fuuta and together they went home. At night, Nanami was attacked by a yokai mistaking her from Yukiji but Yukiji came in and killed the Yokai. It was revealed that the yokai was sent by Akura-Ou. Nanami suggested to be Yukiji's double in her wedding procession in return they will search for Kuromaro(the fallen god who placed the curse on Tomoe). The day of the procession came and as Yukiji left secretly, Nanami took her place. She was attacked by Kirakaburi, sent by Akura-Ou, to kidnap Yukiji. Nanami barely escaped but was poisoned. Tomoe appeared and killed Kirakaburi as he took Nanami(still acting as Yukiji) in a rundown house. The next day Tomoe tries to take Nanami to his lair but Nanami shouted "I hate you" to Tomoe which made hi leave her. When Tomoe discovers that the house was a bandits den, he saves Nanami. When he was about to kill the human, Nanami stopped him and said he was a fox who understands human pain.|
|4–5||"The God meets someone and The God at the Eve of Marriage"|
Transcription: "Kamisama, Mukae ni Iku and Kamisama, Kekkon Zenya" (Japanese: 神様、迎えにいく and 結婚前夜の神)
|August 19, 2016and December 20, 2016|
|Tomoe called Nanami by Yukiji, she responded that she lost her appetite and secretly tell herself she isn't really Yukiji. Tomoe is confused thinking she is afraid of him, but she declines. She wishes to go back home, but Tomoe thinks that she wants to go back to her fiancé. He shows a hairpin that belongs to Nanami that she received from Tomoe in the future. She snatches its back, saying it's her favorite. Tomoe decides to take Nanami to a place which reveals to be a cherry blossom field. They argue a bit on their way there and Nanami realized that everything he's applying is not true, but she can't say anything because she doesn't want to interfere with the past. She falls after going toward the beauty of the cherry blossom and Tomoe catches her and finally see her smile and tells her to keep smiling. Tomoe purpose that he will build his palace for her here in this field, but she responds that the cherry blossom will eventually scatter so it wouldn't matter and asked Tomoe if he can bring her back home. Tomoe gets angry and asked her to be his, but he soon realized she doesn't like him when he is like that. Tomoe tells her how he first saw her surrounded by the villagers and confesses to her. She begins to cry when she found out that he saw what she has done for him. He gets mad for a second as she cries again, but became happy once Nanami said that she was already his. Nanami made a promise to him that she will marry him when it's "time" in the future giving him her hairpin to show proof. But until then she asked him one last favor to bring her "home" and she begins to collapse because of the strain on her body. But he doesn't want her to be alone so he goes to Kuromaro to make a promise to become human so he can be with "Yukiji" forever. With a dangerous warning, he continues on and sealed it with her hairpin to show proof of her promise she made to him. Nanami realized what she needed to do and was told to retrieve the hairpin from her time. Kuromaro explains why he forged such a contact that even he have someone that he wants to stay forever, which is revealed to be Akura-Ou. Nanami said her goodbye to him and head back to the present. She meets Mikage but soon realizing that it was Mikage from the past and he asked if she knew anything about breaking the Tomoe's curse. Back to the present, Mizuki realized that everyone fell asleep and gets mad. He even asked Mikage that he not even worrying for Tomoe, but he said he always did from the very beginning when he was his familiar. He did everything he could do, but nothing worked and said after 20 years he met Nanami saying that the fogged had been lifted. Nanami reappeared to the future surprising Mizuki, but he hugged her anyway because he was worried. Mikage welcomed her back and assumed she knew how to break the curse and she smiled and agreed. Tomoe believes he hears "Yukiji" but know it can't be true because she died a long time ago. Mikage tries to ask Tomoe to come out of the darkness and join him, but he declines. Mikage tells Tomoe that Nanami is going to retrieve what he needs to break the curse and that she will be back soon. Tomoe was surprised, during the Yogiriguruma ride, Mizuki asked her if they were in the right place and she agreed. Nanami found the place and tells Mizuki to lower the vehicle after she falls out and hanging on the branch from the harsh wind. Tomoe is worried and asked why she is doing such a dangerous task and Mikage responded that she getting the proof in order save him. Tomoe doesn't believe that anything will lift the curse because he left Yukiji to died all alone, and that all human are weak including Nanami. Mikage tells him that Yukiji had a child and that child gave birth to another child and pass down to generations leading to Nanami's generation. He tells him that Nanami is a descendant of Yukiji which shocked Tomoe. He explains that all human are not weak and that Nanami existence is the proof of their strength. He lends a hand out to Tomoe saying to come on out, just then Mikage was pushed aside by Nanami calling Tomoe's name and showing him the hairpin of the promise she made to him long ago and asked if he remembered that promise. He reaches for it and he embraces Nanami, she tells herself that she finally remembered what she was supposed to do that after 500 years with their memories lost, they were able to meet again. The curse marks have disappeared and Nanami asked him, "Who am I?" and he responded, "You're Nanami" and she said, "That's right" and they kissed. Memories of Nanami and Tomoe's flashback from the two seasons as the credit rolls up. Toward the very end, show a glimpse of Mikage smiling. And back on Nanami and Tomoe as they are in an embrace and she tell herself that from now on she will tell him that she loves him many times.|
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