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Kamisama Kiss, Vol. 01 (Kamisama Hajimemashita #1)

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A divine comedy!

Nanami Momozono is alone and homeless after her dad skips town to evade his gambling debts and the debt collectors kick her out of her apartment. So when a man she's just saved from a dog offers her his home, she jumps at the opportunity. But it turns out that his place is a shrine, and Nanami has unwillingly taken over his job as a local deity!

Nanami has a...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published December 7th 2010 by VIZ Media (first published September 19th 2008)
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This is a review for the whole series so far. (Also seen in my blog, A Discombobulated Balladry. With pretty pictures :D )


[✓] The Japanese version of Urban Fantasy
[✓] Non-human characters
[✓] Part of the top 100 on manga sites
[✓] Fox-eared love interest
[✓] A seemingly light-hearted premise

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...more
Nanami is orphaned and homeless after her gambling father skips town and she is evicted from her apartment. Not knowing where to go, she comes across a stranger at a park and helps him fend off a dog. Grateful for her help, he says she can have his house. She doesn't have any other options, and so she follows his written directions and comes to a shrine. Instantly she is assaulted by spirits, and it's learned that the man who "gave" her his house, also gave her his responsibility to be the god o...more
I tried 3 series this week, and I find Kamisama Kiss very appealing. Tomoe is grouchy, but lovable, and Kanami is not totally useless, and she's got spunk.
Theresa ♫
Sorry, this might turn into a rant.
Not about the book of course, you guys know my Theresa reviews . . . its about . . . it's about

They should (*smiles sweetly) really (*smiles wider) really (*smiles murderously) FIX THAT.

But anyway, I guess I'll just . . . I'll just type it again. ;-; This is not the first time it's happened like that . . .

This poor unfor...more
This was the most enjoyable new manga I've started in a really long time, and I will definitely be continuing on with the rest of the series.

There's nothing too ground breaking here. Our down-on-her luck heroine Nanami is evicted from her apartment, but then just so happens to save a stranger from a dog. As a reward he gives her a new home at a local shrine, as long as she'll take over running it. Helping her out is the grouchy-but-you-know-they'll-fall-in-love Tomoe (a cross between a fox and a...more
Curse of the Bibliophile
A love that defies time itself.

This series is just AMAZING! The humor in this story always makes me laugh and never fails to lighten my mood. The romance is sweet and perfectly paced. I also really liked the mythology and time travel aspects of this story. Very well thought out! We are given a few clues here and there, but only enough to wet my appetite before the final reveal.

Nanami is a strong heroine which is really nice to see in a shoujo manga. I like that throughout the series Nanami gets...more
Review originally posted at http://www.mycutebookshelf.com/2011/1...

This manga is sort of a guilty pleasure for me. I've been reading it since it first came out and it is easily one of my favorite on-going shoujo mangas. First of all, it is hilarious. The never-ending bickering between Tomoe and Nanami has me laughing page after page and the way their relationship deepens is played out fantastically throughout the manga. In this first volume, some of the personalities might seem a little flat, b...more
Sinai C.
Alright! One of the cutest, cutest, cutest manga volumes I've ever read. I don't remember the last time I've read a manga like this--lately I've been reading/watching more shonen rather than shoujo fluff, so shame on me.
2 stars for the drawings. This is half if not three/quarters drawings after all. I have to say. The manga-ka has some really sweet ways of drawing, and whenever you're supposed to be feeling a tender moment, it's clearly seen with the screen tones used. I think everything is bea...more
Ahhh Kamisama Kiss... My love for you is endless.
*NOTE: This review is going to be for books 1 though 12 since VIZ Media doesn't release the books any faster (grrrr...) and I'm too stubborn to read them online since they're SPECIAL.*

Aigghttt so on to the review...
I actually watched the anime before I read the books and loved it, but I wanted more. I was a bit scared to be disappointed but, luckily, read the books anyways. THANK GOD. The story gets much more depth to it and keeps you completely e...more
Lura (The Life of Serendipity)
Nanami Momozono is alone and homeless after her dad skips town to evade his gambling debts and the debt collectors kick her out of her apartment. So when a man she's just saved from a dog offers his home, she jumps at opportunity. But it turns out that his place is a shrine taken over his job as a local deity!

Nanami has all kinds of new responsibilities she doesn't understand, dangers she's unaware of, and a cranky ex-familiar who's...actually pretty hot. What's a new-fledged godling to do?

A divine comedy/romance that feels like what would happen if Inuyasha and Fruit Baskets got together and created a baby manga series. This series is only rated teen so it is suggested to be around 12 or 13 before reading this series(possibly due to violence and reference to sake?)

Poor Nanami has it rough with her father skipping town and her home being repossessed leaving her homeless. What more she rescued a man with a distinctive fear of dogs and he offered her his home not telling her it is a...more
Brittany Haslbauer

If there are fans out there that loved, and still love, Rumiko Takahashi's Inuyasha, then you'll love Kamisama Hajimemashita (Kiss)! I discovered this manga earlier last year, browsing for a new shoujo to become obsessed with XD! Suzuki really hooks you with Nanami's story, and you completely fall in love with her character and how selfless and determined of a God she is! And then there's Tomoe, who reminds me so much of Inuyasha, but is also very unique with his backgroun...more
Ashley ventura
Jun 11, 2013 Ashley ventura marked it as to-read
a teenage girl who was abanded when her father skips town to evade his gambling debts and the debt collectors kick her out of her apartment.when she saved a man from a dog offers her a home. this girl name is Nanami Momozono. little does she know his house is a shrine and Nanami has taken over his jobas a local deity. Namami has all kinds of new responsibilities she is not aware of and doesnt understand. dangers she will not know!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I really loved this. I originally planned on reading until I got over my nerves and could go to sleep, but I ended up reading till 5 in the morning because I just could not put these down. They are addictive, cute, and funny. I really cannot wait to read whatever else comes out from this series.
I read this via Manga Fox.
This is one of the first manga's I've ever read and it's strangely addictive. The plot seems to be going well so far, though I thought Tomoedono was a girl at first. :D
Emmy Lou
A delightful new series from Julietta Suzuki, the creator of Karakuri Odette! It's become one of my favorite after just one volume. Can't wait to see where this goes!
I liked that one a lot more than I thought I would. I really like the characters and how they interact with each other. It makes for a fun read.
Amy Keeley
It's actually more like 3.5.

This is a good first volume. The story moves at a brisk pace. Nanami's reasons for suddenly finding herself kamisama were actually both sympathetic and interesting, and she hasn't done anything especially stupid yet. Her mistakes make sense.

Tomoe intrigues me. I'm very glad it's pointed out in the manga that foxes aren't usually shinshi to the kamisama (it's usually a pair of dogs). Plus, there's little hints here and there that his past is more complex than Nanami ma...more
Sofia Castillo
This romantic manga has to be one of my favourites! It has lots of funny moments and sad moments and very good art, it has a very good story line. I stopped reading this because there werent any new chapters coming out and then i forgot everything and i read it again omg. Like i would read it all over again. Everytime i would read a chapter i would read the next one im so curious what would happen each chapter because its not boring at all i even read all of it for only 3 hours whats wrong with...more
Nanami's deadbeat dad runs away the same day loan sharks evict them from the family home. A deadbeat local god who's trying to work up the courage to go home gives Nanami his godly powers and sends her to his shrine. Tomoe, the god's fox spirit servant, isn't thrilled by this replacement but has a soft heart underneath his gruff exterior, is bound unwillingly by a kiss to Nanami's service, etc. etc. etc. I find Nanami and Tomoe so much less appealing than the major characters in Julietta Suzuki'...more
Amusing but implausible shoujo fluff.

When Nanami's father skips town, she's kicked out of their apartment, and finds herself sleeping in the park. She has no relatives, and evidently this is an alternate Japan with no social services as it does not occur to her to seek help. Nanami isn't too proud to accept charity from individuals though, as a man she saves from a dog offers her his home.

Turns out that the man was actually a minor kami (spirit) who's just as irresponsible as her father--he's tr...more
I have fallen in LOVE with this series. Just scanning the shelves of my local bookstore for a new manga and I picked this up. I read the first few volumes in the store before giving in and buying all of them.

This is such an original concept that I personally haven't seen before in a manga. Girl looses home, girl sees random guy, random guy kisses girl, girl becomes a kamisama~ Oh, and then there's also the part where she falls in love with the fox.

Yeah. Never read one like this before.

Anyway, I...more
Wickedshizuku (and the Jedi pup)
Mar 16, 2013 Wickedshizuku (and the Jedi pup) rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Manga fans, Anime fans
Recommended to Wickedshizuku by: Goodreads
Shelves: 2013, manga, reviewed
Nanami Momozono lives in a rundown apt. with her father, whom suffers from a gambling addiction. While at school Nanami's father runs off,
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She is evicted from their house.
While sleeping in a park, she discovers a treed man whom is terrified of dogs. After saving this man from a dog she tells him her story. In return for her kindness. With instructions that Mikage sent her to take his place. With nowhere else to go, Nanami takes the chance and arrives at a gloomy shrine.
Inside she is captured and...more
S. J.
Aug 13, 2013 S. J. rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Manga lovers, teenage girls, people interested in manga
Recommended to S. by: Library
*Manga Series This Reminds Me Of*
+ Inuyasha (Japanese Myths, Japanese Society and Religion, youki-complete with ears in humanesque form)
+ Fruits Basket (Main female character, some school stuff, basic Shojo aspects)


I really didn't expect to like this book; I'm not a fan of much Shojo manga and the cover did nto fill me with much confidence. Instead, I found a story that was engaging, hilarious, and...yes, I want to see what comes in the series.

Nanami Momozono doesn't have a great life...more
D.M. Dutcher (Sword Cross Rocket)
It might get better in later volumes, but I kept thinking of better manga as I read this.

Nanami's dad is a loser gambler who one day runs away from home, leaving her evicted and homeless. Soon, she meets another, older man who also seems to be the same, and he directs her to the place he used to live. She can live there and keep the place up.

When she arrives there, she finds it's a haunted shrine. She is now the new local deity of it, and expected to run it. Of course, she has no idea how, and...more
A interest, hilarious and rather cute romance, fantasy. If you like manga in that genre then this is a good one to read.

When her father ran off after gambling up a huge debt, Nanami is left homeless. She then meets Mikage a man who after hearing her story says he'll give her his house, and makes a (poorly drawn) map to his house. Thinking it's probably a lame joke, she ends up checking it out, and finds that his "house" is a shrine and the familiars there explain that she's been made the new de...more
Sakura Yue Michaelis
I am a sucker for 'I love you/I hate you' relationships in books, especially if there is a good reason and if there is chemistry between the 2 main characters. And that is what I found in 'Kamisama Kiss'. Again there is a master/servant relationship, something I have read a couple of times, but that so far, it is not bothersome.

Nanami, as the new Land God in this Shrine, has Tomoe, a fox yokai, as her servant. Usually I am not a fan of 'ears' (like in Loveless, Volume 1) but it suits Tomoe. Bot...more
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Second season announced!!!!!!!! 4 6 Aug 04, 2014 10:02PM  
do you like the story of tomoe and nanami?cute isn't it? 5 18 Apr 16, 2014 12:28PM  
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There should be an anime!!! 29 35 May 23, 2013 12:03PM  
THe anime has come out! 12 19 Dec 30, 2012 09:50PM  
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Julietta Suzuki (鈴木 ジュリエッタ Suzuki Jurietta, born December 6) is a Japanese manga artist born in Fukuoka Prefecture.
Her first series, Akuma to Dolce is on hiatus, but ran in Hakusensha's Hana to Yume, while her third and current series, Kamisama Kiss is currently serialed in the same magazine.

Julietta Suzuki was born on December 6 in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. Her pen name comes from a char...more
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