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Kami-sama Hajimemashita  
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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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Associated Names
Ciuman Dewa (Indonesian)
Divine Nanami (French)
Jak zostałam bóstwem?! (Polish)
Kamisama Hajimemashita
Kamisama Kiss
Nice to Meet You, Kamisama

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Latest Release(s)
v.25 c.149 (end) by ohkrystals about 1 year ago
v.25 c.148 by ohkrystals about 1 year ago
v.25 c.147 by ohkrystals about 1 year ago
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in Country of Origin
25 Volumes + 25.5 (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1 (S1) (Skips Ch.13,25,51) | Vol 14 Chap 79 (OVA)
Ends at Vol 11, Chap 64 (S2) (Character is omitted) | Vol 17 Chap 100 (OVA) (Skips Ch. 80,82,88,89,96-98)

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Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (1376 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.75 / 10.0

Last Updated
November 2nd 2019, 6:06pm PST



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Hana to Yume (Hakusensha)

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English Publisher
Viz (25 Volumes - Complete)

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My favourite ♥  
by Schullerka
July 21st, 2019, 9:07am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
Kamisama Hajimemashite first caught my attantion as a anime, though soon after I finished watching I started reading the manga from the beginning. It's still amazes me that from the very first volume it has hints of the plot points and twists that are revealed long after that.

I like all the characters and I feel that in comparison to some other mangas, they don't have a tendency to fall under one stereotype or behave just one type of way thoughtout the whole story. They develop and change over time.

The story for me is great and I don't feel like it's dragged out as much as some mention here. I think that most of the problems that arise, stem from the one overarching the whole storyline and therefore they are solved one after another. I didn't feel like they pop out of nowhere. I prefer a little bit longer manga that have clear solution rather than hazy ending, so I'm glad the author chose to write it in this way.

For me Kamisama Hajimemashita is the best romance manga I've ever read, with interesting story and likable characters. It's maybe not for everyone, but I prolly re-read it forever.
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Happy and sad  
by cornelia0306
November 3rd, 2018, 1:17am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
I love it! I loved how the characters develop. I love Mizuki so much, he is so cute. I love Mikage, I love how Kirihito evolved and changed. The ending made me cry.. really. How come i felt that the ending was rushed though.. I was hoping I could read more.
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Glorifying dependence  
by hkanz
October 29th, 2018, 10:15am
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
I liked it. I can't help being disappointed by the direction taken though - I wanted Nanami to develop her abilities/judgement and become stronger as a god, but she acts recklessly throughout the story and is continually saved by Tomoe. By the end, it becomes clear that the theme of this story is embracing (if not glorifying) human frailty, interpersonal relationships and dependence. There's not necessarily anything wrong with that, it's just not my cup of tea.

That being said, the fact that I'm even thinking about themes in a shoujo manga is an indication of quality for me. I also like how familial relationships and friendships play an integral role, whereas in some other mangas with a strong interpersonal relationship theme, the focus is entirely or almost entirely on romance. Nice art and great funny bits.

Ultimately a good read, but I probably enjoyed it most at the beginning when I had more hope for where the story and Nanami's personality were headed.

... Last updated on October 29th, 2018, 10:21am
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Have been waiting to read this one and..  
by leetaeyong
July 5th, 2018, 6:18pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
And I'm not disappointed. I finished it in three days it was such a pleasure to read it. I felt warm reading it and that rarely happens when i read a manga. I find it easy to like the characters here. The main character is strong too and can do things her own way and isn't shy to go and tell her love interest he's wrong. Which is refreshing. I love the trust between the two main ones. Towards the end they were about to make it :/ but since that got fixed in the same chapter I'm gonna pretend it never happened.

I dont wanna spoil it but I do believe it's a manga worth reading. I'm surprised I got so attached to it to the point of crying omg this isn't like me. But i highly recommend it it's so warming to read.

I do not regret reading it and would read it over and over again! smile
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Solid, complete series  
by sakirol
February 18th, 2018, 7:52am
Rating: N/A
I would say that Kamisama Hajimemashita is half filler and half amazing.

In the first 12 or so volumes of the manga, there is very little development to the story. An arc is presented based on some new side characters, and once the arc is resolved, those side characters have very little to do with the story. It reads as an episodic, upbeat manga that you would want to read every so often to feel good and happy, but not something that you're dying to read for its gripping story ... like how you would feel after reading a chapter of Natsume Yuujinchou or Gakuen Babysitters.

The latter half of the manga contains the main story of the series, and it's very good. The manga takes a much more serious approach to events and consequences to various things are far more severe. This leads up to a very satisfying conclusion. The mangaka did a great job foreshadowing the story and tying up loose ends. The ending was complete, and I was happy with the entirety of the series. I didn't expect something this good or serious from what was previously a collection of bubbly, happy short stories.

All in all, the manga was incredibly enjoyable. People who are looking for a solid, progressive storyline may be disappointed or bored with the fire half of the manga, but I think any shoujo reader will enjoy the second half of this manga. People who want some pep in their life will probably enjoy the entirety of the series.
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Mary Sue  
by Rozzak
October 6th, 2016, 11:46am
Rating: N/A
Got tired of all these ultra-powerful gods and spirits falling in love with this "just a normal highschool girl XD!!!" protagonist.
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Dropped this manga when her love interest's emotional baggage (his first love) was retconned so it was actually her all along through some time travel shenanigans. So now she has 3 guys totally smitten with absolutely no hint of unrequited love for her whatsoever. Everybody loves her and her alone.
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by vkoi
April 19th, 2016, 1:19pm
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
I got bored long before the 21st chapter but compulsively read until then. None of the characters have any personality outside of their archetype. Carp god, a side character, was sorta interesting, but she's not around enough to make it worthwhile. There's also a snake boy who's a nice force of chaos, but same as carp god, not around enough.
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Too damn long!  
by hangluu
March 18th, 2016, 9:45pm
Rating: N/A
I'm all for long series when it makes sense (like Red River/ Basara/ Glass Mask), but I feel like the mangaka is just dragging the story along to make more money O..o.. Obviously she is tying up some complicated plots, but someone of the later plot seems unnecessary. For Shoujo, it is always best to keep it under 100 chapters (not all the time, but that should be a thumb of rule).
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by ms_nobody
May 22nd, 2015, 12:21pm
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
I decided to catch up with this series because I initially loved it and I love all the mangaka's previous works, but chapter 92 and the time travel arc made me feel.... uncomfortable?
I understand that Tomoe is not who he was in the past and genuinely cares for Nanami but
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he was about to sexually abuse/harm her and it's played off as a romantic gesture... like "yes, even if these hands yank my hair and forcefully strip me it's ok because they're 'warm'"..... it left a really bad taste in my mouth and now I cringe at the thought of them being a couple. I'm sick of shoujo making rape seem romantic, I want to vomit.

Karakuri Odetto is probably my favorite shoujo, so I'm just going to read that again and forget about the time travel arc.
But still, this is just my personal qualm, aside from my dislike of the main couple and how some characters are inconsistent, this is still a pretty solid shoujo.
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Excellent shoujo fantasy  
by NobodyinWonderland
January 12th, 2015, 6:19pm
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
First of all, let me get this out of the way: if common shoujo tropes annoy you - cutesy blushing, sparkles in the background and fluff (along with a mild case of reverse harem and lots of pretty boys) - then this is probably not going to be the manga for you. It is very much a shoujo manga.

That being said, if you're looking for a lighthearted fantasy romance, then I highly recommend this manga.

The art is quite good, even from the beginning, and gets better and more complex over time. The poses are occasionally a little stiff but for the most part everything is proportional and beautifully drawn, and there's really nothing I can legitimately complain about. It's professional and often stunningly gorgeous. The character designs (especially for gods and yokai) can be quite creative. Those of the recurring male cast are likely a major draw for the female audience.

As for the characters themselves, although they're not all horribly original as far as personalities - the female lead is the typical high-spirited, headstrong, impulsive teenage girl, and the male lead is an overprotective tsundere - they're quite well-rounded and well-written. The side characters are given personalities as well rather than being left to fill typical cliches. Characterization is consistent and believable, and when it changes it's always for a plot-related reason rather than poor writing. I can only imagine the characters being a problem for someone who found the archetypes themselves frustrating; though they're played straight, they're not played poorly or flatly, and there's a decent number of dynamic characters who change over the course of the series. Nanami, the main character, goes from damsel-in-distress to able to fend for herself in a realistic progression, rather than relying more on the other far more powerful characters for everything. There does seem to be a preponderance of pretty, charming guys, but remember folks, shoujo manga. It comes with the territory.

The plot begins with an interesting premise and carries it through quite well in an excellently-paced manner, especially for such a long manga. The premise is below as a spoiler, but it only explains the general ideas set up by the first few chapters.

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Nanami, an ordinary high-school girl, ends up as a land god after losing her home and her no-good father who ran away. Thus begins her task of dealing with various problems involved that come up in both being a land god and a high-school girl - more of the former than the latter. Another set of problems includes the fact that her fox-eared familiar, Tomoe, is almost an almost overpowered, gorgeous guy who is absolutely devoted to her service (albeit reluctantly at first). Nanami is human enough to... notice.

If there's one weakness with the plot, it's that it's held together in its overarching themes more by the romance than by the fantastical aspects. A person inclined to ignore the somewhat repetitive romantic back and forth might find the story arcs a bit episodic in nature. I believe that it is possible to read this manga solely for the fantasy aspect and enjoy it, but it roots itself firmly in its romantic plot as the factor of the series that carries it from storyline to storyline. Given that the development of the romance is quite gradual, this could be frustrating for a slow reader who gets annoyed at the constant romantic tension. That being said, both the comedic elements and the fantastic elements are beautifully done, and each story arc is well-built, well-paced and generally satisfying and thrilling for me as a lover of fantasy with strange monsters, otherworldly places and occasional well-drawn fight scenes. One might also complain about plot holes, but be aware that these tend to be Chekhov's guns in disguise rather than legitimate oversights.

By the way, this isn't to say that the romance isn't well done! In my opinion, it's more believable due to its length, and for fans of the blushing cheeks and fluffy cuteness it still manages to serve up a good number of doses even early on. As I said, it can get superficially repetitive, but there is genuine development for those who look closely. Spoilers below regarding further info.

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Will they or won't they? They will. Oh how they will. The series is simply delaying the development until it can be the satisfying payoff to the biggest, best storyline of the series that it had been building to for a while. Besides, thanks to Tomoe's lack of a sense of personal space, the fact that Nanami figures out that she likes him fairly early on, the fact that the familiar contract is sealed by a kiss, and Tomoe's loyalty and overprotectiveness frequently sounding suspiciously romantic, the gods of shoujo saw fit to bestow enough fluff to keep the fangirls occupied until they finally do get together. This is one of those stories that includes a lot of "Aww look they really do love each other."

All of the above is what I'd say about the majority of the series, but a special mention should go to the time-travel arc. It's easily the best arc of the series by far, and with the rest being quite good that's saying a lot. It's everything about romance and fantasy that I could ever ask for, and I'm not even that much of a romance fan - but it goes into the territory of incredibly epic and completely solidified my opinion of the series as amazing. I spent a good amount of time ranting to my poor, unsuspecting, uninterested friends about it, which is not something I normally do. Seriously, if you only read this in order to get to the time-travel arc and then stop, DO IT.

Although I'm seeing people complain about the series going downhill after that, I feel as though it's just that hard to follow up. Plus, I have a theory that after using so much of the series to build up to the time travel arc, the author's trying to get momentum behind a slow build to another epic story arc and is simply taking her sweet time about it like she did before. I think there's been a shift away from the romance as the driving force of the series with more of an emphasis on an actual major villain, which caused a major shift in tone. If it's developed as well as the romance was then I don't foresee this being a problem once the manga has enough chapters to get the new plot off the ground.

I gave this manga a 9 out of 10, mainly because it's a not-for-everyone story. You have to like fluffy romance and a major appeal to the female demographic to really enjoy it. However, it would certainly be my recommendation for fans of shoujo manga who want their romance with a large side of gods and demons and a sprinkling of well-placed comedy. Whatever you do, I definitely recommend sticking with it until the time travel arc - despite the amount of time it takes to get there, it's worth the read just for that.

... Last updated on January 12th, 2015, 6:44pm
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