7+1 Anime Like Noragami That You’ll Absolutely Love!

In dire times, if you look in the right place, you may see a strange phone number engraved in red. If you dial this number, you’ll hear a young man introduce himself as “YatoGami”

Yato is a slef proclaimed delivery god who dreams of having millions of worshippers and shrines in his name. But alas, his goals are far from realistic. But, everything changes the moment he meets Hiyori, who saves him from a car accident while endangering herself.

In its entirety, Noragami is catered on the theme of Gods! That’s why it’s such a hit! Swordfighting, spirits, gods and phantoms and lastly the music make Noragami an absolute must watch. And so, the hunt for similar anime is the way to go!

1.Akatsuki no Yona

Yona, the princess of the large and powerful Kouka Kingdom is shielded from every evil in this world. But everything changes the night her father gets murdered by her lover Su-won. She’s forced to flee the palace along with the mighty general Hak. The ignorant princess is shocked by how different life is outside the palace. She along with the four dragons go on a journey of purifying the kingdom of evil.

How is it similar to Noragami?

  1. Just like Noragami where Hiyori accepts Yato despite his past, Akatsuki no Yona is a tale about trust, friendships and belief.
  2. The romance in here is pretty intense, especially when Yona isn’t able to let go off Su-won who killed her father. Not to forget, her bodyguard Hak, who is the same age as her has a strong crush that he can’t keep at bay for long.
  3. Last but not the least, the plot twist.

2.Kamisama Hajimemashita

Nanami Momozono is a lonely and homeless girl after her dad flees the town to escape from his gambling debts. When a man, who’s dog she just saved offers her his home, she gladly jumps at the opportunity. But, reality kicks in when she finds out that there’s lot of danger lurking around, especially the cranky ex!

How is it similar to Noragami?

It’s similar to Noragami in the content that Nanami is just like Yukine, who has nowhere to go. Another important point worth mentioning is that, just like Yukine, Nanami Momozono had a troubled past too. Last but not the least, the romance in eccentric.

3.Mushishi

Mushishi is pretty similar to Noragami in the supernatural aspect except for the fact that there are no super villain fights. Just like ayakashi, there are creatures called which are invisible to most people. They cause problems for humans, just like ayakashi! That’s when Ginko steps in to protect those affected from mushi.

How is it similar to Noragami?

Everything, right from the supernatural aspect to the mushi, the central theme of the anime is literally dito. Also, Ginko is pretty similar to Yato in the context that he’s a wandering god.

4.Kyoukai No Kanata ( Beyond the Boundary)

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Mirai Kuriyama is the sole survivor of her clan. Her clan Spirit World warriors posses the power to use their blood as weapons. Mirai is tasked with the job of killing “youmu” said to be the manifestation of negative human emotions.

How is it similar to Noragami?

It’s similar to Noragami as yommu are just like ayakashi, manisfestation of negative emotions. They can only be seen and killed by people with supernatural powers

5.Tokyo Ghoul

Tokyo ghoul is a dark themed, intense action packed anime with a psychological twist.In a world there is no humanity, ghouls face the challenge of co-existing with humans, but that’s not even the funny part. The funny thing here is that,the only thing ghouls can consume other than coffee is human flesh.

How is it similar to Noragami?

This is an odd addition to the list, but hear me out before you frown.In Tokyo ghoul, the lead kaneki-ken has two sides. One his human side, the other ghoul side. He can’t abandon one and is forced to live with two personalities. The same can be said for Yato as well, despite being a god he had a dark side which wasn’t revealed until the end of second season.

6.Soul Eater

Set in the Shinigami( Soul eater) school for weapon meisters, the series revolves around 3 groups, each with a weapon meister and human weapon. The school’s goal is to maintain peace in order to prevent the rebirth of the Kishin, an evil god. Among the students is a Maka Albarn, who is obsessed with making it to the top, i.e turning Soul eater into a death Scythe.

How is it similar to Noragami?

Both Soul eater and Noragami are about Gods. Just like Noragami, humans can be turned into weapons in Soul eater and lastly both of these are intense and action packed.

7.Natsume Yuujinchou

While most boys, harbor secrets that are related to girls, Natsume has a scary secret involving phantoms. For as long as he can remember, he has been haunted by these spirits. Natsume soon discovers that his grandmother had passed on to him the Yuujinchou, which contains the name of spirits whom she defeated. Natsume has similar powers like his grandma. But with power comes danger, and his only companion is Madara, another spirit captured by his grandma.

How is it similar to Noragami?

Just like Noragami, Natsume Yuujinchou has lot of Japanese mythology involving spirits. Also, both Madara and Yukine are spirits who protect their masters. It’s a light hearted anime. If you like the sound of that, then you’ll love it for sure.

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Special Mention

Hotarubi No mori E

 

“Time might separate us some day. Until then, let’s stay together”

-Hotaru Takegawa

Time is cruel. It’s responsible for the summers that come and go, for the leaves in autumn that shrivel and fall to the ground at the mercy of the next toddler looking to create satisfying crunching sounds, for the long and cold winters.

You start to love the smell of rain in the spring or the cool breeze of a summer night, and then poof. It’s gone!

Much like a fleeting summer’s day, the main characters in anime are bound by the chains of time. Gin can;t leave the forest for fear of being touched by a human and Hotaru can’t see him until summer. As she grows up, she realizes onw thing-“there will come a day when time will yet again become their enemy”

Their time together is short, meaningful and ultimately bittersweet. Much like the anime itself.

Hotarubi no Mori is a beautiful anime that takes the idea of forbidden love, something which has already been explored multiple times. Much of the brilliance in the anime can be accredited to simplicity it has to offer.The movie captivates the viewers in with dramatic writing and soothing music while keeping everything light. And it does all of this in just 45 minutes!

Thanks for reading. If you’d like to add any other anime to the list, do let me know about it via comments. Looking forward to hearing back from you guys!

Love ya

_Jzee

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