8.1
1,262 votes
Noragami

Noragami

BS Fuji 2014

Hiyori Iki is a normal middle school student until she was involved in a bus accident while trying to protect a stranger. This incident causes her soul to frequently slip out of her body, and she becomes aware of the existence of two parallel worlds. Through her soul, she meets the strange, nameless god without a shrine, Yato. Yato is determined to make a name for himself out there by accepting any wishes for 5 yen, including Hiyori's to fix her body.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Noragami

Noragami - S1E12

#1 - A Scrap of a Memory

8.50

Season 1 - Episode 12

Yato and Yukine warp over to Rabo's shrine, mistakenly dragging Hiyori along with them. Yato immediately engages Rabo and Furuhime, only to be easily fended off and taken prisoner by a spell of Rabo's which enshrouds the victim in a sphere of water. Hiyori manages to pull Yato out, allowing the fight to resume. Unsatisfied with Yato's performance, Rabo decides to destroy the jewel-like sphere containing Hiyori's stolen memories, causing her to fall unconscious. Angered by this, Yato appears to awaken to his former self as a god of calamity, and easily kicks Rabo into the stone cliff surrounding the site. Having seen that Yato had returned to his old self, Rabo absorbs the storm which had been raging from above, thus merging with its phantoms. An exchange between the two causes boulders to loosen, one of which heads directly for Hiyori. Yato saves her just in time, and holds her tightly to his body in a protective gesture. Hiyori's memories are awakened by his scent, and she returns to consciousness. Realizing he has to get rid of Hiyori, Rabo takes hold of her, but is finished off by Yato and Yukine with a move used for cleansing phantoms. As the three make their way back home, Hiyori tells Yato and Yukine that she never wants to sever her ties with them.

The episode was rated from 155 votes.

Noragami - S2E12

#2 - Your Voice Calls Out

8.45

Season 2 - Episode 12

Bishamon faces Izanami in battle in order to save Yato. Yato's only hope for escape lies in his true name, but he's never revealed it to anyone. Meanwhile, the heavenly executioners have caught up with Ebisu and are prepared to kill him!

The episode was rated from 114 votes.

Noragami - S2E13

#3 - The God of Fortune's Message

8.41

Season 2 - Episode 13

The heavens deliver their divine punishment, and Ebisu is forced to start anew. Despite this, Yato is filled with a new sense of purpose and upholds his promise to Ebisu.

The episode was rated from 125 votes.

Noragami - S2E4

#4 - Wish

8.35

Season 2 - Episode 4

Kazuma and Hiyori find themselves captured. They watch helplessly as Kugaha tricks Yato and Bishamon into battling each other to the death!

The episode was rated from 114 votes.

Noragami - S2E5

#5 - Divine Acclamation, Imprecation

8.35

Season 2 - Episode 5

Yukine shatters in half while Yato and Bishamon battle each other! Elsewhere, Kugaha enacts the second part of his plan by slaughtering Bishamon's Regalias!

The episode was rated from 113 votes.

Noragami - S1E9
#6 - Name
8.34
Season 1 - Episode 9

Daikoku and Kofuku only allow Hiyori to come through the borderline so she can cleanse her blight, stating that Yato will die unless Yukine receives punishment by ablution. Although Daikoku manages to enlist the help of Mayu, he struggles to find a third Regalia to help perform the ablution. Rejecting the thought of calling on Nora, as she might kill Yukine, Hiyori goes to Bishamon's shrine to request Kazuma's help. As the three Regalias get together, they discover Yukine's back is covered with phantoms and begin their ablution, in which Yukine must endure pain until he confesses to his sins, or otherwise transform into a phantom himself. Yukine admits his crimes and expresses his jealousy of the living and his envy of what they have. As Yukine's condition worsens, Hiyori and Yato calls out to him, reminding him that they are his friends, and the name Yato gave him is that of a person's. Hearing this, Yukine apologises for all the bad things he had done, allowing the ablution to be successfully carried out. With both Yato and Yukine back to normal, they both feel thankful towards Hiyori for saving their lives. Meanwhile, Nora has awakened a spirit named Rabo, who has a grudge against Yato.

The episode was rated from 159 votes.
Noragami - S2E6
#7 - What Must Be Done
8.15
Season 2 - Episode 6

Bishamon and Yato learn of Kugaha's betrayal, but most of the damage has already been done. Meanwhile, the giant, masked Phantom continues to hunt down the last remaining Regalias…

The episode was rated from 109 votes.
Noragami - S2E7
#8 - How to Worship a God
8.11
Season 2 - Episode 7

Bishamon is forced to confer with the other gods about her recent failings. Elsewhere, Ebisu offers to buy Yukine from Yato for a large sum of money - enough for Yato to build his own shrine.

The episode was rated from 114 votes.
Noragami - S1E6
#9 - Scary Person
8.08
Season 1 - Episode 6

Yukine, depressed about being used by Yato to kill the girl spirit instead of saving her, steals the skateboard he had his eye on before. When Yato stops him, Hiyori appears, deciding to cover for Yukine by claiming she bought it for him. Just then, a god named Bishamon, holding a personal grudge against him, appears and attacks Yato. Hiyori calls Kofuku and Daikoku to help, tracking Yato's location using her sense of smell. However, Kofuku's attempt to stop the battle ends up making things worse by causing a huge hole with raging storms appear. Bishamon tries to take advantage of the situation, dealing some damage to Yato, but is urged by one of her regalia, Kazuma, to retreat to protect her other regalia.

The episode was rated from 153 votes.
Noragami - S2E3
#10 - False Bond
8.05
Season 2 - Episode 3

Kugaha finally sets his plot into motion and has Kazuma banished. The ensuing chaos causes more pain for Bishamon… and pulls Yukine and Yato into the turmoil too!

The episode was rated from 117 votes.

Last updated: jun 24, 2021

Comments

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The second season of Noragami has just finished and it surpassed the first in every way. I remember really enjoying the first season but finding the final few episodes and confrontation a bit underwhelming. Well, the second season doesn't have that problem. It hits the ground running and remains consistently good throughout. Deciding to animate two arcs back-to-back with little-to-no filler in between was definitely a wise decision by Bones. As others have already said, this series really does stand out from other more generic action/comedy shows, thanks to a likable and well-developed cast, good quality animation and of course a godly soundtrack by Iwasaki Taku (also responsible for the soundtrack in Katanagatari). All in all I have really enjoyed Noragami thus far and I hope we get more in the future.

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While Noragami isn't exactly a masterpiece it is a well-rounded show with a good cast and animation to set it apart from the big pack of generic, shiny, fantasy action shows. The story follows the god Yato (who is weirdly dressed like a Slav) on his quest to gather a following and build a shrine. To achieve that he does all sorts of odd jobs for the lowly cost of only ¥5 - the amount you tip when you pray at a shrine in Japan. Hiyori, a girl who's soul gets stuck between the human world and the afterlife joins him as his longest contracted "customer" aswell as Yukine, a teenager who becomes Yato's regalia‎ (weapon) to combat evil spirits. While there is initially a lot of comedy mixed inbetween the show gets progressively "darker" in tone but is still played save. I really hope the show gets another season because there is enough left to explore and the format works really well.

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In a world of bland stories and repetitive storytelling, Noragami stands out. I can't help but to think that, with its many sides and moments, 12 episodes don't even begin to scratch the surface on these series's potential. I won't spoil it too much: if you are in for something slightly different from the usual, watch this one.

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With a story and and great animation, Noragami really stands out. There is more to the story in the manga, but unlike some animes this one gave the anime a proper ending. OVA 4 is the story after the episode S0213. Overall i really liked the anime and would definitely recommend everyone to watch it.

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Loved this! It has some plot holes and there's not much to the story but it's fun and short (too short). Fell in love with the characters super quickly none the less. Fingers crossed for another season!

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This one's just amazing. The thicc plot, badass background music, lovable characters and development. Not gonna read manga just because I wanna watch it animated for BGM <3 Have a listen to them OSTs on YouTube!

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I was close to dropping this after watching the first season because it didn't seem to be going anywhere however the second season far surpasses the first. Looking forward to a possible 3rd season. [spoiler]If that absolution didn't happen on Yato's divine weapon at the end of season 1 I probably would have ditched the show. They really pull you in after that point and it's all uphill from there.[/spoiler]

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Nice, like Kenshin, a ex-assassin trying to fix old mistakes..but God's style!

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