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Kami-sama Hajimemashita  
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Description
From Aerandria Scans:

Momozono Nanami's dad, a man with a penchant for gambling, disappeared after accumulating a huge amount of debt. Thus, she was chased out of her house by the debt collectors. When she met a timid guy being chased by a dog, he told her that he'd give her his house. She believed his persuasive talk, but when she went to his house… it turned out to be a shrine. Moreover, a guy with fox ears appeared, which made Nanami even more confused. What will become of homeless and confused Nanami?

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Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
元气少女缘结神
神様はじめました
见习元气女神
Ciuman Dewa (Indonesian)
Divine Nanami (French)
Kamisama Hajimemashita
Kamisama Kiss
Nice to Meet You, Kamisama

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Latest Release(s)

Status in Country of Origin
19 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 5, Chap 30 - Alternative Ending

User Reviews
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Forum
7 topics, 34 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.9 / 10.0 (1168 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.84 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 8th 2014, 3:30pm PST

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Year
2008

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Hana to Yume (Hakusensha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (15 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #161 decreased(-22)
Monthly Pos #96 decreased(-12)
3 Month Pos #63 increased(+3)
6 Month Pos #73 decreased(-10)

List Stats
On 4919 reading lists
On 1499 wish lists
On 174 unfinished lists
On 599 custom lists

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Forum Posts
New anime season of Kamisama Hajimemashita announced! 43 days, 4 hours, 28 minutes ago
What Happened to the Latest Releases Section? 425 days, 3 hours, 5 minutes ago
how is the romance? 514 days, 20 hours, 17 minutes ago
Is Kamisama Kiss like its manga (Kamisama Hajimemashite)? 585 days, 8 hours, 35 minutes ago
Kamisama Hajimemashita Gets Anime 745 days, 23 hours, 49 minutes ago

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so far so good   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by asianromance
October 10th, 2008, 1:56pm
I feel like the story has just started but the 3 chapters that I've read seemed really interesting. The characters' stubbornness can be a bit grating but it does provide a lot of laughs.
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Look Deeper   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by TheAlmighty
October 5th, 2012, 11:16am
I don't really understand why people are saying that Nanami is a damsel in distress. It's true that she does need a lot of saving. But what a lot of people don't seem to see if her strength in character. Although she does get upset that Tomoe doesn't love her, she GROWS UP. Her character growth is admirable, especially how she decides that love should not be selfish in constantly seeking the other's praises and returning her love.

Even though a lot of parallels can be drawn with Inuyasha, the plot and characters are much different. Tomoe is less brash and much less stubborn and considerate than Inuyasha. Inuyasha's character is more of a teenaged boy, while you can definitely see the age and maturity in Tomoe when he feels like acting his age. Kagome and Nanami's experiences are even further apart. Nanami's character growth is much smoother and sleeker than Kagome's angst. In some sense, Nanami's fondness to Tomoe's old love is so much more than Kagome can ever do for Kikyo. And if anyone is completely up to date, you can see that that the plot cliche argument is void.

What people don't see is the fact that the repetitiveness of Tomoe saving Nanami is only used for character building and every new story for that is different since Nanami IS in fact growing stronger. If anyone is only seeing that icing over the cake, then they have not looked deep into the story at all.

... Last updated on October 5th, 2012, 11:17am
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Beautiful art, well-paced story, rounded characters   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by korinacaffeine
June 21st, 2012, 12:37pm
Really beautiful manga all around. The art is stunning and the characters are likable and believable. Every character has their own clearly defined personality, and over the course of what has been translated so far, they grow and change and develop. The romanced is paced EXTREMELY well; it's not too fast or too slow. Tomoe (the male lead) is just as resistant about a relationship with a human as he should be, but his resistance isn't frustrating and their relationship hasn't dragged on (so far).

Another plus for this manga is the fact that the minor characters are actually interesting, and you genuinely come to care for them--something very rare for shoujo manga. They all get the appropriate amount of screentime (some manga will have multiple chapters dedicated to the most minor characters and it drives me up the wall) and develop along with Tomoe and Nanami.

All in all just a great manga. I can't say enough good things about it. Just wish it would be translated faster!
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charming and better than expected- keep reading on!   
Rating: N/A
by quailfish
December 6th, 2011, 8:16pm
I love Suzuki Julietta's works, and at first, when I read the beginning of Kamisama Hajimemashita, I thought, "She's changing her style to fit more mainstream shoujo mangas." Sadistic fox, human girl just turned land god, complete lack of regard towards the girl's actual past, kissing contract. I was kind of disappointed, but I kept reading. There were big plot holes (what happened to her dad? what about Mikage?), but I read on anyways. And as you get further and further along, you'll find that Mikage, the former land god, does in fact make another appearance, and although I haven't seen any signs of Nanami's father, hopefully the mangaka will get to that.

What I love most about this manga is the characters. They're cute and funny and emotional, and all of their interactions just makes an adorable manga. It's not groundbreaking, but the mangaka somehow writes in her charm. Nanami is a perfect balance, in my opinion. She's not too strong and confident and powerful, but she's not too ditzy and stupid either. She's not too ridiculously kind, but she's not diabolical either. I think a 'normal person' kind of heroine needs a balance of both sides..and Nanami's good for that. Side-characters come back in later chapters, letting you get to know all of them slowly. Nanami and Tomoe are great together; I love how their romance is more of a gradual build-up, a comfortableness around each other that really shows they have something. It's not your typical shoujo manga- the oh-so-terribly-mean boy who harasses the cute girl and then actually turns out to be in love with her after he rescues her...nope, Tomoe's definitely not that. He may have the sadistic streak that I see in a lot of shoujo male protagonists, but the mangaka writes it in a friendly, funny way that shows off their relationship dynamics even more, along with those sentimental moments. They just get better as the story goes on. Everyone gets better as the story goes on. If you look back at the beginning, you'll realize how much they've all grown and changed.

The art is simple, but it's refreshing. Not everyone has big sparkly eyes and teeny tiny dots for noses. I appreciate the fact that the mangaka tries to distinguish between the characters- Kayako looks distinctly different from Nanami (even if they swapped hairstyles, I would never mistake Kayako for Nanami), Kurama looks nothing like anyone else in the manga, etc. smile

Overall, I love this manga. To me, at least, it doesn't matter if it's cliche and stereotypical if it's done well. biggrin
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More mature than Inuyasha   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by EtherealScribe
September 13th, 2012, 10:50am
A lot of people have compared this manga to Inuyasha. It's true that it's very similar in many ways.
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Kagome and Inuyasha bickered quite a bit and so do Nanami and Tomoe. Inuyasha was kind of rough with Kagome and Tomoe can be rough with Nanami at times. Both lead males come to the rescue of the female when she needs them. There is also the lover in the past and the jewel/Dragon King's Eye being a part of the lead female.


However, I've read Inuyasha all the way to the end and I have enjoyed this manga much more. Nanami is so much stronger than Kagome. She's hardly a damsel in distress. There are a good number of times when Nanami saves Tomoe or saves herself, rather than Tomoe saving her. She IS less strong than Tomoe, but that makes sense, doesn't it? After all, she is human and he is a demon.

Also, Inuyasha and Kagome never really address the fact that she is mortal and he is immortal. This manga explores in depth how that difference can affect their relationship. Nor does Inuyasha ever acknowledge his feelings with the clarity that Tomoe does.

I've read the raws and translations all the way up to ch.85 (check out the spoilers thread at Mangafox.com) and I'm pleasant surprised by this manga. Inuyasha began to disappoint me as the chapters dragged on and Kagome's character hardly got stronger. I think if you read the raws up until the latest chapter, you'll be as thrilled as I am with the depth of this manga and the skill of the mangaka.

P.S: IMO, it's like she read Inuyasha and thought to herself, "pssh, I can do better than that."

... Last updated on September 13th, 2012, 10:51am
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Mesmerizing, lovable and worth bending my spine!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by UsoSora
April 21st, 2012, 6:44pm
Bewildering, cheerful, energetic, lovely, tense, wild, agressive, warm, determined, harmonious, witty, creepy, wide, melancholic, sweet, noisy, smooth, nosy, tender, worth-while, absolutely a beautiful MASTER PIECE of a manga smile
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Strong plot   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kujika
March 11th, 2012, 11:55am
While it is true, as often stated, that it's basically a "girl gets in trouble, girl gets saved" story, it can definitely be compared to a Natsume Yuujinchou with a girl main and lots more romance, or Inuyasha, but less epic. The episodic stories have their own like-able side characters who often keep re-appearing in later chapters. All the plots themselves distract well from the weak main girl who is actually slowly improving along the story.

In Kamisama Hajimemashita I find her weakness actually kind of fitting. Very realistic.

... Last updated on March 11th, 2012, 11:56am
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Totally worth your time!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by shinorei
January 15th, 2012, 5:55pm
I choose manga based on cover art, then story plot. I know the saying that says 'don't judge the book by its cover' but in manga-world, I can totally cringe if the art sucks - even if the plot is A+.

For Kamisama Hajimemashita - art-wise: A+

Moving on -
Story plot: I love it! It's not too complex, and 100% innocent. Nanami is focused on what she wants and is genuine on helping and influencing the people around her. Everyone adores her, even though she is only subconsciously aware of it.

Romance-wise: Tomoe is the fox-guy who resented her at the beginning, but as they started interacting more with each other - you can see how he begins to accept her despite his previous dislike for humans and how she is slowly becoming a part of his life which he can't lose.

You get to see a lot of bittersweet moments between Tomoe and Nanami in this story - which really tugs at your heartstrings. But there are also light moments between Nanami and the people around her. It's such a lovely story - you should totally give a try.

10/10! smile
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Good Fun   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by noisette
March 27th, 2009, 8:29pm
This series is energetic, funny, and cute. Nanami is a great heroine; she deserves much cred for not giving into Tomoe's bullying and pulling such a great trick to get him to- ah, but that would be a spoiler, ho ho! You'll just have to read to find out what a tough chick she is. And Tomoe is just that kind of arrogant young man that the fangirls love to swoon over. The art may not be much to look at, but don't let that you turn you off. The story is exciting and hilarious, and the characters are great. I recommend this one for all you Japanese-folklore-fantasy fans.
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Surprisingly good, if you stick to it   
Rating: N/A
by ^_^
January 17th, 2014, 7:42pm
Kamisama Hajimemashita looks like your standard generic shoujo at first glance.

Actually, that's because, for a good chunk of the story, it *is* kind of like a typical shoujo. Innocent, stupidly-selfless female lead who smiles despite her sad past. Tsundere, mysterious male lead who hates her. Episodic, slice-of-life format.

Which doesn't mean that it's bad, per say. There's barely any stupid will-they-won't-they drama *cough*Kimi ni Todoke*cough*, and most of the focus is on Nanami's balance of her human and god lives. No stupid love triangles either, thank god. There's a whole cast of ridiculously charming side characters (oh, hell, the whole series is charming!). And the growth of Nanami's capabilities as a land god is refreshingly realistic: she relies on Tomoe to rescue her a lot, but you can see that she's gradually gaining the ability to fend for herself.

So Kamisama Hajimemashita is already a solid series. But it's the time travel arc that really shows off Suzuki Julietta's amazing storytelling abilities. I don't think I've ever seen time travel handled so well. (Pay attention while you're reading, because a whole bunch of "plot holes" come back as Chekhov's guns.)

Conclusion: read this, and stick with it. It gets very, very good, but only very, very gradually.
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