Series Review: Noragami

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**This series is still on going, I have not quite yet finished everything.**

Current Volume Count: 19 volumes (I’ve read 17 of them.)

Noragami: Have you ever wondered about the graffiti on the walls? Maybe there is a number there; a kind of self-help line. If you see that number, that means you are in need of divine help. Once you call it, immediately say your wish because the person on the other end is more than happy to grant it.

Yato has survived many years bouncing from the wishes of humans. He’s gone through countless of shinki (they keep quitting) and has killed many innocent people. But now, he’s done being a puppet for everyone else. It’s his time to grant wishes for those that he really wants to, and help benefit the world.

Of course this escalates into action when he meets Hiyori and Yukine. Half high school girl and half phantom (you can thank Yato), Hiyori demands that he help with her half-phantom situation. (Yato was responsible after all.) With her, comes Yukine. He’s a troublesome kid, but underneath his darkened exterior, he is the most loyal person Yato has ever met.

Yukine and Hiyori both continue to fight by Yato’s side, and the three encounter many struggles and adventures but always find ways to prevail at the end.

Review: MY HEART! Just… feels… everywhere.

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I loved this entire series! I’ve watched the anime (I think there is a season three out soon, I don’t know when), fell in love with it, and turned over to read the books!

From the very first chapter, you can tell that the anime and the manga were going to be very different from each other. A lot of things stayed the same, but it was the chronological order of events that wasn’t. A few scenes from the anime, don’t match up with the manga; for example when Nora attacks Hiyori, she does so during Yukine’s troubled times with Yato. (This is for the manga by the way.) In the anime, Nora’s vengeance comes after. However, I was actually more attached to the order from the manga versus the anime. The anime left a bunch of things out, and was never very clear at some spots, but the order of the manga makes much more sense and goes into a lot of detail.

The characters are very entertaining! Yato is your average bum (lol), Yukine acts like a concerned father, and Hiyori is as tough as nails (you don’t want to pick a fight with her, she’s got skill). There were so many moments when my heart went out for all of these characters. A lot of their backgrounds were really sad and I sympathized with each one of them. You can tell that they are one big family by how they change each other for the better. They’re a great bunch of kids, and I love them! (Also I love all the supporting characters; my favorites are Kofuku and Nana.)

I know it’s not a great thing to judge by the art style, but I just wanted to say I really adored it! I’ve probable said this about a lot of art, but it’s just really detailed (especially the action scenes). But it also looks really simple too! (Mainly the chibi.)

There was not really one straight plot. The manga series recounts every battle and adventure that these three have been in. However, there is one thing that keeps coming up, which is the “sorcerer”. I’m not giving you anymore, because he isn’t really revealed until much later, but the whole story is leading up to his existence and then his plans for Yato.

It was fairly well written. I still haven’t read many manga series yet, but if it wasn’t for the anime, I probably would have been lost. *Nervous laughter* I’m still getting the hang of reading it though! Don’t worry! Back to the writing, I had to use a lot of context and reading faces to understand what was happening most of the time. But I really loved all the twists (so many) that were incorporated in the series!

Overall, I highly recommend the series for you to read!

Rating: ❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️

More: This is my first time reviewing a manga! I really hoped you enjoyed reading it! Maybe if you like this one, I’ll review more. 🙂 Here’s a link to more of Adachitoka’s books! If you liked this post, please hit that Like button or that Follow button! It really makes my day! Thank you all for reading, I’ll swing by again later!

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      1. Oh yeah…I know this is an old post, but I wanted to let you know I (finally) started watching this! I’m kinda taking a mini break from psychological thrillers (I love Monster and Death Parade, but I need something more light) and I am currently watching another series along with this one. They’re both lighter.

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      2. I’m so glad!!! I couldn’t find Monster in CrunchyRoll (which is how I watch anime, because other sites don’t work for me) but if I can find it I’ll let you know! What’s the other show you’re watching? Just curious. 😋

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      3. Yeah, I watch it on animestreams.net. I can never find anything I like on Crunchyroll, and that really bugs me…😥 But if that doesn’t work, maybe read the manga. From what I’ve read, the anime is spot on. It’s a little scary at how good the adaptation is. And I’m currently watching Durarara, which you can probably find on Crunchyroll. Or you can read the light novels (they’re novels, actually, not manga!)

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      4. I haven’t tried that website yet, I’ll have to see if it works for me. 😄 There aren’t many great things on CR, but sometimes I stumble upon something good. I’ll see if I can read the manga, some adaptations aren’t licensed on MangaFix so they don’t work, but I’ll see if they have it! But I can watch Durarara! So I’m looking forward to it! 😊

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      5. I hope it’ll work for you. Yeah, when I looked at CR, I couldn’t find ANY of the shows on my to be watched list, so I dropped it pretty quickly, lol. Ah, and thanks, I’ll have to check out MangaFix (or did you mean MangaFox?). But I don’t particularly care for the artwork, but the story and characters make it worth it! And yes, you can watch Durarara? Awesome! I hope you like it. But be warned; there are A TON of characters, so it’s a little confusing at first. But it’s weirdly addicting.

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      6. Yeah, I wish CrunchyRoll had some more choices. Also I meant MangaFox, sorry! And thank you!! I think they have Durarara on Crunchyroll, I’m pretty sure they do. If not then I know it’s on Netflix, which is how I’ll watch it. Thanks for telling me, I’m glad you liked the show!! 😄

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      7. Nah, it’s okay. I just assumed that’s what you meant anyway. And I do watch DRRR on Netflix, because it’s easier for me. Well, I’m still watching it (because I’m busy, I usually watch two episodes once a week) but once finals are over…yep.

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