Noragami Manga About Lowly God & Schoolgirl Gets TV Anime
posted on 2013-06-14 19:55 EDT
The wraparound jacket band on the seventh volume of Adachitoka's Noragami manga is announcing on Monday that a television anime adaptation has been green-lit.
The story follows Yato, a poor minor god living an insignificant life in the human world whose dream is to someday be worshiped by the masses. In hopes of garnering more of a following, he spends his time trying to spread his name by writing his cell phone number on the walls of bathrooms across the city and aiding those in need (for 5 yen). He is, as he likes to call himself, a "delivery god." Hiyori Iki, a daughter from a respectable family, saves Yato from a traffic accident, but is hit instead. Because of this, Hiyori becomes a "Hanyō" — someone whose spirit comes out easily. Hiyori pursues Yato to get her body fixed, and the two begin their journey together with Yato's shinki (a tool gods use), a young boy named Yukine. As the three fight against demons who would seek to harm humans, Yato's past is gradually revealed.
Adachi launched the manga in the Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Magazine in 2011, and one-shot manga stories have also run in the spinoff publication Monthly Shōnen Magazine + since that same year.
Adachi's first manga project was the art in the Alive - Saishū Shinka teki Shōnen (Alive - The Final Evolution) manga, which Del Rey published in North America. Alive was also slated for a television anime, but the project was suspended and eventually cancelled in 2009 due to the delisting of the Gonzo anime studio from the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Update: Updated summary.
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