Animax UK Adds Noragami
posted on by Andrew Osmond
Animax UK has added the twelve episodes of the series Noragami, which was broadcast in Japan this Spring.
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 (Maaya Uchida), 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 (Yuuki Kaji). As the three fight against demons who would seek to harm humans, Yato's past is gradually revealed.
Kotaro Tamura (Wolf Children assistant director, Baccano! episode director) is directed the anime from scripts by Deko Akao (Arakawa Under the Bridge, Pretty Rhythm Aurora Dream). Toshihiro Kawamoto (Cowboy Bebop, Wolf's Rain, Golden Boy, Gosick) designed the characters.
Adachitoka launched the manga in the Monthly Shonen Magazine in 2011, and one-shot manga stories have also run in the spinoff publication Monthly Shōnen Magazine +.