Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️/5
This shonen manga called Noragami written by Adachitoka is about a god named Yato who is unknown to most humans and dreams of building a shrine and becoming the most popular god. He helps people who have problems for a small fee. Yato can be very rude and not very good at his business. He had a spirit who served as his weapon, but she got fed up with him and quit.
Yato later meets Hiyori Iki, who is in a “blind spot” in between the near shore, which is the mortal realm, and the far shore, which is what humans call the afterlife. Yato and Hiyori meet when Yato is out looking for a cat and he runs into the street to get it. Hiyori pushes him out of the way when a bus just misses him. Hiyori is hit instead and sent to the hospital where she meets Yato again. She later goes back to school, but ends up falling asleep, causing her spirit to leave her body. From then on, she is like a spirit from the far shore, but returns to her body at random.
There are also corrupted spirits that feed on depression, so if they get a hold you they’ll make everyone around you hate you. This leads to rotten thoughts, which to these spirits are a delicious snack. But a reminder, only animals, young children, and people in blind spots can see the spirits. They do not believe spirits are the cause of this, which leads to sadness thinking people don’t like them.
I find this story interesting. It can come off as weird to some, but I think the story will go further then just swordfights with spirits. I think Yato is different from other shonen protagonists and sometimes acts like a child. I would describe the genre as fantasy, comedy, and action. I give this manga 4/5 stars.
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