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Cover of Noragami volume 1 by Kodansha featuring Yato (left) and Hiyori Iki (right), along with Yukine in his sword form (middle)
Genre Supernatural, Action, Comedy[1]
Written by Adachitoka
Published by Kodansha
English publisher
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Monthly Shōnen Magazine
Monthly Shōnen Magazine +
Original run December 6, 2010 – present
Volumes 16 + 1 special (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Directed by Kotaro Tamura
Written by Deko Akao
Music by Taku Iwasaki
Studio Bones
Licensed by
Network Tokyo MX, MBS, BS11, TVA
Original run January 5, 2014March 23, 2014
Episodes 12 (List of episodes)
Original video animation
Directed by Kotaro Tamura
Written by Deko Akao
Music by Taku Iwasaki
Studio Bones
Released February 17, 2014July 17, 2014
Episodes 2
Anime television series
Noragami Aragoto
Directed by Kōtarō Tamura
Written by Deko Akao
Music by Taku Iwasaki
Kayo Konishi, Yukio Kondoo (MOKA☆)
Studio Bones
Licensed by
Network Tokyo MX, MBS, BS Fuji, RKK, AT-X
Original run October 2, 2015December 25, 2015
Episodes 13 + 2 OVA (List of episodes)
Anime and Manga portal

Noragami (ノラガミ?, lit. Stray God) is a Japanese manga series by Adachitoka. It began serialization in Kodansha's Monthly Shōnen Magazine in January 2011's issue. This series has been collected in sixteen tankōbon volumes as of November 2015. An anime television series adaptation by Bones aired in Japan beginning from January 5, 2014 to March 23, 2014, with a total of 12 episodes. The second season, entitled Noragami Aragoto, aired in Japan from October 2, 2015 to December 25, 2015, with a total of 13 episodes.


As a minor god of calamity, Yato lacks even a shrine to his name. In attempts to become known, he charges only 5 yen to grant the wishes of Near Shore dwellers- a.k.a. the living. Throughout his missions, he encounters a Near Shore girl named Hiyori Iki whose soul frequently slips out of her body, and Yukine, a wandering spirit whom he names as his weapon to kill corrupted spirits with.

He also has a dark past with Bishamon the God of War, resulting in many fights between them. There is also a dark relation with a Nora, which used to be his Hiki.



Noragami started as a manga series, authored by Adachitoka and published by Kodansha. The series premiered in Monthly Shōnen Magazine's January 2011 issue, released on December 6, 2010,[2] and has been compiled into fifteen tankōbon volumes between July 15, 2011, and November 17, 2015.[3] The ninth volume was released simultaneously with a limited edition, bundled with a drama CD.[4] Volumes 10 and 11 were released simultaneously with limited editions, each containing an anime episode on DVD.[5][6] Extra chapters of the series have been published in the spin-off publication, Monthly Shōnen Magazine + since 2011 and as of November 15, 2013, they have been compiled into one volume under the title Noragami Shūishū (ノラガミ拾遺集?).[7] Both the main series and spin-off series have been licensed in North America by Kodansha Comics USA, under the title Noragami: Stray God and Noragami: Stray Stories respectively. The first volume of Noragami: Stray God was released on September 2, 2014, with six volumes released as of August 18, 2015.[8][9] The first volume of Noragami: Stray Stories will be released in December 2015.[10]


The Noragami television series adaptation is produced by Bones, directed by Kotaro Tamura with scripts by Deko Akao and character designs by Toshihiro Kawamoto.[1] Prior to the series' television premiere, its first episode was screened at 2013's Anime Festival Asia on November 10, 2013.[11] The anime began airing in Japan on January 5, 2014, on Tokyo MX and later on MBS, BS11 and TVA. Its twelfth episode aired on Tokyo MX on March 23, 2014. Since then there has been a season two of sorts with Noragami: Aragato, that has 13 episodes. Besides the television series, two additional episodes were released on DVDs bundled with the limited edition of the 10th and 11th volumes of the manga, published on February 17 and July 17, 2014.[1] Funimation has licensed the anime for streaming in North America.[1] Madman Entertainment has licensed the anime for distribution in Australia and New Zealand.[12]

The opening theme song is "Goya no Machiawase" (午夜の待ち合わせ?, Overnight Appointment) with composition and lyrics by Shuntarō and arrangement and performed by Hello Sleepwalkers. The ending theme song is "Heart Realize" (ハートリアライズ Hāto Riaraizu?) with composition, arrangement and lyrics by Supercell and performed by Tia. The anime's second season, Noragami Aragoto, began airing on October 2, 2015. For this season, the opening theme song is "Kyōran Hey Kids!!" (狂乱 Hey Kids!!?) by The Oral Cigarettes, and the ending theme song is "Nirvana" (ニルバナ Nirubana?) by Tia. The second season's finale was "The God of Fortune's Message" (13th episode) and was aired on December 25, 2015.


A mobile game titled Noragami ~Kami to Enishi~ (lit. Noragami ~Gods and Fate~) was released by developer Sakura Soft for Android devices in October 2015. An iOS release became available on November 16, 2015.[13][14]


Noragami was the 14th top selling manga series in Japan during the first half of 2014.[15]


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