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Kamichu!  
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Description
Yurie Hitotsubashi was just an average middle school student living in the city of Onomichi on Japan's inland sea. She spent her days worrying about exams and trying to get Kenji, the clueless boy she likes, to notice her. Then during lunch one day she suddenly announces to her friend Mitsue that she had become a goddess the night before. Their classmate Matsuri quickly latches on to Yurie's newfound divinity as a way to promote her family's financially struggling Shinto shrine. She hopes that in replacing Yashima-sama, their ineffective local god, with Yurie, it will make the shrine more popular. Now all Yurie has to do is figure out what she's supposed to do with her power.

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Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
かみちゅ!
神樣中學生
Dieu est un Étudiant de Collège
Kami-chu!
Kamisama de Chugakuse!

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Latest Release(s)
v.2 c.19 (end) by Dynasty Scans (2512d ago)
v.2 c.18 by Dynasty Scans (2529d ago)
v.2 c.16-17 by Dynasty Scans (2612d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
2 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1 Chap1

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Average: 7.6 / 10.0 (158 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.49 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 19th 2012, 5:33pm PST

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Year
2005

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Serialized In (magazine)
Comic Dengeki Daioh (Media Works)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Weekly Pos #1107 increased(+218)
Monthly Pos #2200 increased(+228)
3 Month Pos #3241 increased(+691)
6 Month Pos #4323 increased(+1030)

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On 227 reading lists
On 358 wish lists
On 486 completed lists
On 27 unfinished lists
On 125 custom lists

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charming   
Rating: 8.6 / 10.0
by whitespade
September 14th, 2013, 10:42am
i like the matter of fact way the people accept the presence of god in a girl here, its quite refreshing. the girl is very cute, i love her shy personality and i also like all the characters here, they are very likeable. the plot is nothing convoluted, just peaceful. i love the art and the myriad of gods here, japanese gods are just very interesting!
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Manga > anime   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Justiflake
August 14th, 2012, 3:35pm
I know this was supposed to be adapted from the anime, but in comparison, this was a million times better. In fact, I jumped into the anime after reading a few chapters, but it was so disappointing I had to drop it.
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Goody goodness   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by thesteezybeezy
July 3rd, 2010, 10:02pm
This is a great little manga that just flows with a feel-good kind of atmosphere. There's a little bit of everything, it's super well rounded and really an all around good read. Plus, the character development is pretty boss. Just what I like.
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Watch the Anime   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by aurickandrien
December 1st, 2009, 11:25pm
To be honest I don't think that the manga adds much to the story, and there are a heck of a lot of little touchs that the anime has that brings it to life and makes Kamichu! special. Little touchs that the manga doesn't have.

A bit under half of the stories are pretty much the same as those in the anime though with a few edits here and there that I don't really understand the reasoning of. The half that are original don't really add that much. There are a couple of new characters that don't really go anywhere, and the mangaka seems to have decided to push the romance angle a lot more instead of doing it in the more natural subtle way that the anime did.

Also the volume on the "moe fanservice" has been turned up a notch or three. There is a somewhat consistent smattering of new School Swimsuit/Changing/Bathing/PE Uniform scenes which I find pretty unecessary and annoying more than anything. I mean for hecks sake, are you really going to be wearing bloomers to do heavy lifting?

One of the Anime-based stories even gets editted so that the main protagonist gets soaked early on and has to spend the next two chapters worth of story wearing her school PE gear complete with a couple of bloomer focus shots. I found that to be very subtle. And for the sake of reference: The PE uniform in the anime - in the one(?) scene it appears - has shorts *not* bloomers.

I guess that that sort of thing does have its place, but I don't know that you have to change the dynamics of an existing story to get it. And unfortunately in this case since I've already watched the anime the moe fanservice factor is even more glaring by contrast as is how deliberate it is.

In the end it is actually not a 'bad' manga but it just doesn't compare to the anime.

... Last updated on December 1st, 2009, 11:31pm
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Happy, Cute, Interesting, Fun   
Rating: 9.7 / 10.0
by monkeyvoodoo
April 23rd, 2009, 12:25am
This is one of those titles that impresses in every aspect. There was nothing about any of it that I disliked.

The story, while simple and mostly episodic, flows well, and draws interest. The myriad god characters are cute and amusing, and that whole aspect of this story makes it worth a read. Even though the plot seems simple, and like not too much really happens, because of the spiritual side of things, there's actually a lot going on. If that even makes sense. I guess it's kind of a "there's more than meets the eye" thing.

All of the characters are great. Some of their personalities or behavioral traits seem a bit clichéd, but it's not as though that's distracting/annoying -- it seems to work well, here. Also, Yurie is insanely cute.

Finally, I wanted to mention the artwork: it's incredible. From incredibly detailed and beautiful backgrounds, to great character artwork that really conveys emotion and mood. I just don't have enough to say about how impressed I am with the artwork. There's so much beautiful scenery, it's easy to forget you're reading a comic. There were a couple of full-page spreads tthat were simply a still scene, but felt ... it was a "...wow." moment for me. Rarely do I stop to focus on the artwork, but for Kamichu, I found myself doing it a lot.

Top-tier, grade-A, excellence on paper. Only wish it lasted longer.
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Kami~chu   
Rating: N/A
by Disremembrance
March 29th, 2009, 12:55pm
I found the combination name; one of 'kami' for god, and 'chu,' part of the word for a middle schooler; to have been fail. There was absolutely no kami chu. No gods kissing. Wah. *finishes fake sobbing*
I loved the whimsical art, how it always got me, and entertained me, didn't lose me at all. I want to make a pretty tribute to the art, I like it so much. It oddly reminded me of the studio Ghibli films, namely Spirited Away, because of the spirits' and gods' oddly fascinating ways and mannerisms.
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Fantastic read!   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Geese1
September 12th, 2008, 5:46pm
This one really took me by surprise. I stumbled across it by accident when browsing another forum and it was getting a lot of good press there so I decided to give it a shot.

And I'm really glad I did too, as this is a great manga in just about every aspect, from the nicely developed characters, to the laid back feeling (characteristic of a slice-of-life book), to the fantastic artwork. The story moves along at a good pace, and while there's no real connecting arc (other than her love of the boy she likes), chapters just seem to flow together naturally, and by the time it ends you look back and realize that there actually was quite a bit of development over the course of the two volumes.

If I do have a complaint, it's that the two volumes necessitates focusing most of the story on Yurie herself, and I would have liked to have seen a few more chapters devoted to some of the people around her as all of them are interesting enough to make me want to know more about them.

In the end though, it's a minor complaint. As it stands this manga is a great read and I can wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone looking for a laid back slice-of-life book with a nice serving of friendship and romance thrown in for good measure.
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Good clean fun.   
Rating: N/A
by 2H
September 7th, 2007, 10:12am
A 9 might be to much, but it gets such a high mark, because there's a lack of this type of manga(slice of life). And you lose nothing if you try it. Unlike other manga's that rape your mind even if you just read a few chapters.
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Absolutely lovely   
Rating: N/A
by RebootEDC
April 14th, 2006, 9:43am
An asbolutely lovely manga. Slow paced heartful situations. Lovely characters. A very nice story.

There's also an anime of this manga (or does the manga come from the anime?) which is superior-quality too.

They are both Must-Read and Must-Watch.
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cute!   
Rating: N/A
by barbapapa
March 29th, 2006, 11:08am
Really like this series, but the anime is even better tho ^^
Cute, relaxed, moe... you name it; Yurie is really adorable as a high school goddess trying to find herself
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