Noragami 1 (Noragami: Stray God, #1)
Götter und ihre Macken! Schluchzend sitzt Mutsumi auf der Schultoilette und weiß nicht, wie sie das Mobbing ihrer Mitschüler noch länger ertragen soll. Da fällt ihr Blick auf eine Telefonnummer an der Wand, die Hilfe verspricht. Sie wählt und plötzlich erscheint vor ihr ein Mann.Der selbsternannte, freche Gott Yato bietet seine Hilfe an, allerdings nicht ohne Hintergedanken. Denn Yato brauche Leute, die an ihn glauben, um ein echter Gott zu werden. Allerdings hat letztens seine "göttliche Waffe" gekündigt, weil sie es nicht mehr mit ihm aushielt. Kann Yato überhaupt jemanden von sich überzeugen?

Noragami 1 (Noragami: Stray God, #1) Details

TitleNoragami 1 (Noragami: Stray God, #1)
Author
LanguageGerman
ReleaseApr 11th, 2013
PublisherEgmont
ISBN-139783770479443
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Manga, Fantasy, Graphic Novels, Comics

Noragami 1 (Noragami: Stray God, #1) Review

  • Yaelk
    January 1, 1970
    Noragami is a rare manga. I wouldn't say the plot is original or unexpected. Shonen mangas usually involves spirits and gods, and the master-weapon thing is a lot like Soul Eater.But, when you think about it, it's not about what story you tell, it's about HOW you tell it.Noragami surprised me with a complicated plot and great character development. The art is absolutely fantastic and inspiring. I find myself staring at a single panel for at least 5 minutes, trying to understand the clean lineart Noragami is a rare manga. I wouldn't say the plot is original or unexpected. Shonen mangas usually involves spirits and gods, and the master-weapon thing is a lot like Soul Eater.But, when you think about it, it's not about what story you tell, it's about HOW you tell it.Noragami surprised me with a complicated plot and great character development. The art is absolutely fantastic and inspiring. I find myself staring at a single panel for at least 5 minutes, trying to understand the clean lineart and the gorgeous style.Another thing I like about it is the characters themselves; too bad Hiyori isn't ass-kicking like I thought she would be, but I like her. However I hope she will be more useful towards the end. Yato's character is complicated, and at first I thought he will be another typical protagonist. However, he is smarter than most shonen lead characters, and I find his character very interesting. Yukine is also great. A lot of people dislike him, saying that he is annoying and useless. I liked the fact the he made a lot of mistakes, and also, he showed a kind and loyal side, and his character developed, and yet the Mangakas managed to keep his change realistic.There are a lot of great side characters, such as Bishamon, ebisu, and Kofuku.And last but not least, the message of the story; I find it very inspiring that two female Mangakas create such a wonderful SHONEN manga. It's about friendship and forgiveness, and showing boys and girls that they shouldn't seek popularity, because even one important person is enought. I like it. One person that believes in Yato is enough for him. Noragami is a great manga for those who seek a well written, action packed story, with likeable characters and great art.If you're searching for a new favorite manga to put in your shelf, check it out.
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  • Phoenix2
    January 1, 1970
    Since the anime is my favourite of all times, I could not possibly not love the manga as well. Yato and basically each and every character in the manga, are adorable and darkly complex. Since this is the first volume, I can't see any character development yet, but the backgrounds of their past are promising. Finally, the art is very good and suits the story.*******UPDATE**********Since I've finished the whole manga series, or at least up to volume 18, as the rest isn't out yet, here is my review Since the anime is my favourite of all times, I could not possibly not love the manga as well. Yato and basically each and every character in the manga, are adorable and darkly complex. Since this is the first volume, I can't see any character development yet, but the backgrounds of their past are promising. Finally, the art is very good and suits the story.*******UPDATE**********Since I've finished the whole manga series, or at least up to volume 18, as the rest isn't out yet, here is my review for the whole series:4 out of 5 stars for NoragamiI loved the art, the characters and the story. Even though it was slow at some points, it really had it all, mystery, action, and some love, as well as humor and fantasy parts. Recommended for those who enjoy a good manga and love action and comedy themes.
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  • Maria
    January 1, 1970
    THIS SERIES MAKES ME SOSOSO HAPPY. 😩❤ It feels so good to finally reunite with my precious babies Yato, Hiyori and Yukine. Can’t wait to start this series 🙌🏽 The anime was FANTASTIC and I am officially obsessed. THIS SERIES MAKES ME SOSOSO HAPPY. 😩❤️ It feels so good to finally reunite with my precious babies Yato, Hiyori and Yukine. Can’t wait to start this series 🙌🏽 The anime was FANTASTIC and I am officially obsessed.
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  • Magdalen
    January 1, 1970
    Like most manga I read I have already watched the anime, but that didn't stop me from enjoying the manga as well. The first thing that I want to comment on is how excellent and beautiful the drawing is. The art itself deserves 5 stars. It's freaking epic! As for the plot at first it might come as lukewarm and common but knowing what comes next I can assure you it's far from boring (at least not that much) First volume and the female character has saved the male protagonist twice! Yato is my favo Like most manga I read I have already watched the anime, but that didn't stop me from enjoying the manga as well. The first thing that I want to comment on is how excellent and beautiful the drawing is. The art itself deserves 5 stars. It's freaking epic! As for the plot at first it might come as lukewarm and common but knowing what comes next I can assure you it's far from boring (at least not that much) First volume and the female character has saved the male protagonist twice! Yato is my favourite! He is funny, nice and a smart ass. Mostly funny which is why I like him so much. Hiyori is great as well and so is Yukine. (as we go deeper with the story the characters get more complicated) Anyway, I Loved it.
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  • Mairéad (is roaming the Undying Lands)
    January 1, 1970
    This work is dedicated to Kawashima Tadashi-sensei in heaven. --Adachi TokaTITLE: Noragami (ノラガミ) literally Stray Gods SYNOPSIS [from MyAnimeList]:Yato, a minor god, dreams to become the most revered deity in the world with big shrine and all. However, being a penniless god that he is, he has a long way to go and his shinki leaving him doesn't help matter. Later, when he does his job, a high school girl named Hiyori Iki pushes him out of the way of a speeding bus; unaware of his status as de This work is dedicated to Kawashima Tadashi-sensei in heaven. --Adachi TokaTITLE: Noragami (ノラガミ) literally Stray Gods SYNOPSIS [from MyAnimeList]:Yato, a minor god, dreams to become the most revered deity in the world with big shrine and all. However, being a penniless god that he is, he has a long way to go and his shinki leaving him doesn't help matter. Later, when he does his job, a high school girl named Hiyori Iki pushes him out of the way of a speeding bus; unaware of his status as deity.Things get complicated when this incident triggers abnormality in Hiyori's soul, causing her to make an Astral Projection whenever she falls unconscious. To turn herself back to normal, Hiyori must help Yato becoming a better god who can fix the problem, along with Yato's new shinki, Yukine. "Even if things are painful and tough. People should appreciate what it means to be alive at all." --Yato4.5 Stars.Adachi Toka is female mangaka duo that worked with Tadashi Kawashima on the series ALIVE: The Final Evolution until Kawashima-sensei's death in July 15, 2010. Yes, Kawashima worked on the series on his deathbed. It was saddening to read the last chapters of ALIVE as I knew about this fact. Regardless I was drawn to the beautiful and distinct art style of Adachi Toka, and was delighted to see a series emerged from them. While I loved the story of ALIVE and miss it, Noragami reminds me of what I loved the most about that series: the art style combined with the characters and story.The story follows Hiyori when she meet Yato and eventually his new shinki, Yukine, and truly delves into what it means to be alive. Just from the few pages or rather the first volume, I can tell that there is a deeper meaning and message that will unfold over the course of the series. I've always loved these kinds of stories. Even with the usage of Japanese Mythology as a base--deities and whatnot--it truly amazes me what emerges out of Japanese culture to inspire these kinds of stories. So don't be fooled by the fact it is a shounen and a typical guy fights demons trope, I'm sure you may be surprised.
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  • Sally ☾
    January 1, 1970
    Noragami was a random anime I saw on Netflix as I did my monthly browse through the anime section.I read the synopsis and thought it was your typical "god, weapon-master-type of shonen, nothing really new or original, but it seemed similar to one of my old favorites, Soul Eater, so I added it to my list.In all honesty, I never really planning on watching it, plenty of shows get added on my Netflix list just to never get watched, but I was craving something like Soul Eater and what the heck, the Noragami was a random anime I saw on Netflix as I did my monthly browse through the anime section.I read the synopsis and thought it was your typical "god, weapon-master-type of shonen, nothing really new or original, but it seemed similar to one of my old favorites, Soul Eater, so I added it to my list.In all honesty, I never really planning on watching it, plenty of shows get added on my Netflix list just to never get watched, but I was craving something like Soul Eater and what the heck, the animation was pretty. (I didn't end up watching it on Netflix because they took it off, curse you Netflix!)Two sleepless nights later, and here I am, having binge-watched the entire two seasons and now making my way through the manga.Noragami surprised me. Not in its originality, but in its ability to create wonderfully, flawed, and mysterious characters that I couldn't help but fall for. It has that perfect blend of humor and seriousness that I love. Yato is a child, he can be clingy and greedy and make dumb purchases, but his moments of wisdom, the glimpses into his past, his lovely and complicated relationship with Yukine and Hiyori, have made me fall for this series.I obviously cannot wait for season three, but I am excited to make my way through the original source material to see how it compares. I have a feeling this will be added to my list of favorite adventures. Alas, the only downside is it's not finished.
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  • Arantxa (TheRoomWhereItHappens)
    January 1, 1970
    This review has been blessed by Yato, the fabulous
  • Nərmin
    January 1, 1970
    I choose to read the first volume at least, only because Yato seemed diferent kind of character. And yes, he is different than other shounen protagonists. Firstly, he is a god. ( one of the minor gods out there ). He has a wish to build his shrine. He is clever and funny. He acts mature and also childish.And also there is Hiyori, which I liked quite a lot. She has nearly died and now trapped in two dimensions and can leave her body occasionally. She wants her body back to normal.The story seems I choose to read the first volume at least, only because Yato seemed diferent kind of character. And yes, he is different than other shounen protagonists. Firstly, he is a god. ( one of the minor gods out there ). He has a wish to build his shrine. He is clever and funny. He acts mature and also childish.And also there is Hiyori, which I liked quite a lot. She has nearly died and now trapped in two dimensions and can leave her body occasionally. She wants her body back to normal.The story seems cliche spirit-demon-action -battle thing, though. I am sure the plot will get deeper and become complex. Lastly, I liked the artwork a lot. Yato is especially drawn handsome.^^
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  • Allyson Tuggle
    January 1, 1970
    3.5/5Rocky but great start to the series. It looks like it's leading to a fun and humorous series. I liked our characters we were introduced to excluding the first chapter. I might continue on with the anime though not the manga.
  • Skye (Skye's Scribblings)
    January 1, 1970
    Loved! Saw it randomly at the library, liked the art, so I grabbed it without even reading the summary (I do this a lot with manga). Was pleasantly surprised to discover a kind of Rin-Ne-esque storyline centered around Japanese religion and spirits, my favorite manga subjects! Will definitely be continuing this series.
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  • Hillary
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 starsI have a thing called "Noragami addiction".Every time I watch an episode of the anime or even when I listen to ten seconds of the opening songs, I become addicted again. So this time I decided I had to read the manga.(Also because I'm a so hard yatori shipper and I can't wait for the anime to make something happen between these two :3)
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  • Jappreet
    January 1, 1970
    really good!!!!i love yato!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Nicola Mansfield
    January 1, 1970
    Oh, this is really good! Three long chapters with each being a separate story in itself yet they are connected and form a continuing plot. In the first chapter we meet Yato, the self-absorbed, rude yet entertaining lowly god who wishes to make himself the most adored god in the world. Two other characters are in this story but as to whether they will return it is unknown as the final two chapters bring in other characters which proceed with the plot. I absolutely love Hiyori, who keeps dropping Oh, this is really good! Three long chapters with each being a separate story in itself yet they are connected and form a continuing plot. In the first chapter we meet Yato, the self-absorbed, rude yet entertaining lowly god who wishes to make himself the most adored god in the world. Two other characters are in this story but as to whether they will return it is unknown as the final two chapters bring in other characters which proceed with the plot. I absolutely love Hiyori, who keeps dropping her body, as she accidentally falls asleep and her spirit enters the in between world with Yato. The book has some battles and demons called ayakashi (like yokai), lots of humour and so far, great characters who are both entertaining and annoying at the same time. LOL. This was a lot of fun and a great first volume that had lots of story.
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  • Giovanna
    January 1, 1970
    *read up to vol.18It has already been a pain to add them all, so I'll probably use vol.1's rating as an overall rating for the whole manga so far.I probably will never keep up with all of these...and I won't add all the volumes either, but still, Yato <3
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  • Ilias
    January 1, 1970
    The manga is a good story. The anime knows how to play the strings correctly.
  • Danielle Dawson
    January 1, 1970
    Really fun, with a memorable introduction to a unique and quirky main character. Looking forward to getting into this series. And yes, maybe someday, I'll stop reading manga and actually tackle a book again.
  • Diana Lynn
    January 1, 1970
    Interesting start. I've only seen the first episode of the anime and it seemed good so I decided to buy the manga and I'm happy I did. Yato is a great character. He's funny and self absorbed, yet lovable and smart. I can't wait to get more development from him. I expected this to be more of a horror series, but was surprised when it wasn't going in that direction. Still, it's cool and interesting enough to keep with. Overall, a good start and I will definitely keep reading.
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  • Selena
    January 1, 1970
    I won't lie. This was hard to read. There were pages with too much text and pages where the text was too small or cramped to read. The art was occasionally chaotic, especially combined with random text dumps that take over most of a page, or vice versa.However.The story so far is very interesting.We follow a "God" named Yato, who's essentially running errands (and fighting monsters because come on, anime) and dreaming of the day he can build his own shrine. His motives and actions are often ques I won't lie. This was hard to read. There were pages with too much text and pages where the text was too small or cramped to read. The art was occasionally chaotic, especially combined with random text dumps that take over most of a page, or vice versa.However.The story so far is very interesting.We follow a "God" named Yato, who's essentially running errands (and fighting monsters because come on, anime) and dreaming of the day he can build his own shrine. His motives and actions are often questionable, but that's what makes him an entertaining ball of energy.We then have Hiyori, a wrestling fan girl/school girl who has a near death experience and wanders out of her body without meaning to. She gets a tail and super awesome fighting abilities learned from years of watching pro-wrestling. She doesn't quite understand this Ayakashi business and does her best to get Yato to solve her out-of-body-experience problems, but at least in this volume, screws it up because she doesn't know anything about how the in-between world works.The way this world works is also interesting. Yato can use spirits as magical weapons a'la Elemental Gelade and Soul Eater, though the two we meet quickly become disillusioned with their "master" (one even quits in a rather amusing total breakdown complete with Kamehameha blast).I'm hoping the artwork and text improves with future volumes.
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  • kirstin ✿
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 stars // Honestly, I don't know how to critique a manga. I just read this because I absolutely loved the anime! It is, in fact, one of my favorites now. Everything about this just seems to blend together perfectly: the action scenes, humor, drama, myth, characters.I haven't watched a lot anime, so I know Noragami isn't that unique when it comes to its plot, but it's still very interesting. And the art is beautiful! I also love the characters dearly, even Yukine who's such a brat at first. Hi 4.5 stars // Honestly, I don't know how to critique a manga. I just read this because I absolutely loved the anime! It is, in fact, one of my favorites now. Everything about this just seems to blend together perfectly: the action scenes, humor, drama, myth, characters.I haven't watched a lot anime, so I know Noragami isn't that unique when it comes to its plot, but it's still very interesting. And the art is beautiful! I also love the characters dearly, even Yukine who's such a brat at first. Hiyori, who isn't your typical damsel-in-distress; who doesn't always need Yato's help; who's actually the one Yato and Yukine always comes to for help. She's one of my favorite female characters now. Not as badass as some MC, but she still can kick ass. And Yato, oh dear, Yato. I love this trash of a god so much. He's not good nor evil. He's very flawed, but that's what I love about him.This is one of those animes that never annoy me. I've watched a few that has dumb and really annoying characters that you just wanna pull your hair out. This doesn't have those kinds. Noragami is fun with a solid storyline and I just love every bit of it, even Bishamon, tbqh.
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  • Sonia
    January 1, 1970
    I haven't read a shounen manga in awhile, maybe because almost all shounen manga have the same formula used these days?I'm happy to say this manga is different from those other series. Yato, our main character is different. He wants to be a famous god, so he does minor god duties in oder to make his dreams come true. The other characters compliment his character. I especially like his shiki natsume.Sadly to say, this series barely started. I have read up to the latest chapter available in japan I haven't read a shounen manga in awhile, maybe because almost all shounen manga have the same formula used these days?I'm happy to say this manga is different from those other series. Yato, our main character is different. He wants to be a famous god, so he does minor god duties in oder to make his dreams come true. The other characters compliment his character. I especially like his shiki natsume.Sadly to say, this series barely started. I have read up to the latest chapter available in japan which is 52 (or around there) and with pace the series is going. This manga is going to take awhile to complete. All the events happening in the manga is slowly edging towards to the main conflict but with the pace the plot is unfolding, well, it might take awhile....a long while. Like probably 200 or 300 chapters long.Then again in the US it will take longer to get the latest chapters, but that why we must be thankful for the scantalators and translators.
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  • Holly Letson
    January 1, 1970
    I was very interested in trying this series, since I saw that Vol.1 was never available on the library shelves. I figured that fact must mean that it is a really good manga. Boy, was I ever wrong about that! So, finally, I got it and read it. I was very disappointed.This series has a feel quite similar to *Kamisama Kiss* at first, so my mind kept comparing it to that wonderful series. I love *Kamisama Kiss*, but I didn't like *Noragami* at all. It was a struggle to finish this volume, and I alm I was very interested in trying this series, since I saw that Vol.1 was never available on the library shelves. I figured that fact must mean that it is a really good manga. Boy, was I ever wrong about that! So, finally, I got it and read it. I was very disappointed.This series has a feel quite similar to *Kamisama Kiss* at first, so my mind kept comparing it to that wonderful series. I love *Kamisama Kiss*, but I didn't like *Noragami* at all. It was a struggle to finish this volume, and I almost DNF'd it.Series dropped. Reading this volume was a real letdown. I will not be wasting anymore of my time on this series.
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  • Hannah Heath
    January 1, 1970
    This one is a lot of fun, and I love the concept. The translation is not very good. There were parts where you clearly knew that that's not what the Japanese version said, and the translator notes in the back were extremely long. It didn't bother me, but I thought I'd point it out for those that are confused at some of the dialogue. Anyway, it's a very cool story with interesting characters. I'd definitely read the next one.
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  • Kellie
    January 1, 1970
    I absolutely love the anime, so I was excited to read the manga! And man, the manga is just as amazing. I can't wait to continue reading the series.
  • Faye
    January 1, 1970
    I actually started reading cuz the anime's sorta cool haha.
  • Jess
    January 1, 1970
    Funny, suspenseful, and full of action and ayakashi. Awesome mix.
  • Riana (RianaInTheStacks)
    January 1, 1970
    I have watched all of the anime that is currently out for the Noragami series and wanted more, so I decided to read the manga! That being said, I already knew I would love the story and characters. I love the humor in the series, and it carries over well from manga to anime. I really appreciated the bit at the end of this volume on the translation of certain phrases and other possible meanings and an explanation of how it is being used because I know a lot can be lost or changed in translation. I have watched all of the anime that is currently out for the Noragami series and wanted more, so I decided to read the manga! That being said, I already knew I would love the story and characters. I love the humor in the series, and it carries over well from manga to anime. I really appreciated the bit at the end of this volume on the translation of certain phrases and other possible meanings and an explanation of how it is being used because I know a lot can be lost or changed in translation. It really helped to explain a couple things I had been wondering about, such as where Hanki and Shinki came from. I haven’t seen a manga include this before, and was very excited about it and hope it continues in the later volumes. I also like that the manga isn’t basically frame for frame the same as the anime because I have read several series that were so similar I didn’t end up finishing the manga. Great introduction to the characters and basic plot line and setting. I love how complex Yato’s character is and can’t wait to see Yukinae’s character develop in the manga.
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  • Ken Yuen
    January 1, 1970
    Interesting start so far. The characters are certainly pretty good so far. Each with their own quirks and stand-out personality traits. The art is really nice, what great shading.I'm just going to say it sorta reminds me of Bleach because it'll make Alice mad.Personal preference, I wish Yato would refer to himself as a deity (I think he does at one point) more than a god, since the word "god" carries too many expectations that don't fit, I think.Wish they'd call his outfit a "tracksuit" instead Interesting start so far. The characters are certainly pretty good so far. Each with their own quirks and stand-out personality traits. The art is really nice, what great shading.I'm just going to say it sorta reminds me of Bleach because it'll make Alice mad.Personal preference, I wish Yato would refer to himself as a deity (I think he does at one point) more than a god, since the word "god" carries too many expectations that don't fit, I think.Wish they'd call his outfit a "tracksuit" instead of a "sweatsuit".On the last page, why is it "Yato-saman"? Is this a typo, should it say Yato-sama?I'm a bit nervous about the translation since it's Kodansha. Looks like it has two translators, but no editor or proofreader credit.However, I'm super impressed by the depth of the translator notes. There's five full pages of them and they include the panel in question, which is super useful. I wish more notes would provide context like that.A good start so far!
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  • Tiffany
    January 1, 1970
    From a girl getting bullied to being supposedly getting 'saved' by a narcissistic homeless god, a lot of things happened. The god, "Yato" is 100% conceited and selfish- yes he does have a number in which only a number of people can see if they truly need help they can call him but overall, he thinks the troubles humans have are stupid and that everyone should bow down to him. But once he meets a young teenager, Hiyori Iki whom saved him from getting hit by a bus starts butting into his life-let From a girl getting bullied to being supposedly getting 'saved' by a narcissistic homeless god, a lot of things happened. The god, "Yato" is 100% conceited and selfish- yes he does have a number in which only a number of people can see if they truly need help they can call him but overall, he thinks the troubles humans have are stupid and that everyone should bow down to him. But once he meets a young teenager, Hiyori Iki whom saved him from getting hit by a bus starts butting into his life-let me just tell you things got interesting. Once again I can't wait to read the other books in this Manga series!
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  • Hannah (Ink & Myths)
    January 1, 1970
    🌸🌸🌸🌸 (4.00/5.00)Well, this has been a lot of fun! I‘m a huge fan of the Noragami anime, that’s why I knew that I had to pick up the manga, sooner or later. And I‘m so happy I did! The world-building is excellent, I just wanted to keep reading and reading and I love the characters so much! Yato is hilarious and Hiyori is fierce and determined; I really love both of them and I can’t wait to see more of Yukine in the next volume!!
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  • Naho
    January 1, 1970
    I like this manga's art. The genres are fantasy gnd battle manga like the Japanese style. I like the author's art is very soft and delicate. There is a scence that Yato said "I am a god.'' I think nobody doesn't think that he is a god at the first time. In addition, there are memorable characters who are image from "Seven Gods of Good Fortune.'' The god's character design is unique and it is very good. Of course, there are many external scence.
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