In the world of Noragami, Gods are powerful immortal beings who depend on humans for their existence. If humans stop believing in them, they would cease to exist. On the other hand, humans need Gods for protection against evil spirits that linger alongside them and feed on negative emotions.
Noragami explores this theme along with other serious issues while maintaining a high comedic quotient and without reducing the amount of severity with which these issues are addressed.
Noragami is one of the best supernatural anime with dark humor, so make sure to not miss it!
1. Release Order
I. TV Series
- Season1: Noragami (2014)
- Season 2: Noragami Aragoto (2015)
- Noragami OVA 1 (2014)
- Noragami OVA 2 (2014)
- Noragami Aragoto OVA 1 (2015)
- Noragami Aragoto OVA 2 (2015)
2. Chronological Order
- Noragami Aragoto (Episodes 1-6)
- Noragami OVA 2
- Noragami OVA 1
- Noragami Aragoto OVA 1
- Noragami Aragoto (Episodes 7-13)
- Noragami Aragoto OVA 2
The recommended order for watching Noragami is its chronological order. While the OVAs act as comedic side stories, they are canon and should be watched in between the episodes.
4. Fillers: Watch or Skip?
Episodes 11 and 12 of Season 1: Noragami are filler episodes. Despite being fillers, they provide a perfect conclusion to Season 1 so, do not skip them!
5. Quick Review
The story of Noragami is fairly simple, but it explores depressing themes like death, loss, and redemption. It shows us the yearnings of various characters to be loved, remembered, and respected whilst maintaining a comedic standpoint.
The comedy relies on facial expressions and dialogues that have amazing timing and delivery.
The plot is very engaging with no dull moments. Each scene either gives you lots of chuckles or keeps you on your toes due to the seriousness of it. These scenes are captured beautifully by the animation that shines the most during Godly action sequences.
The soundtrack suits the entire setting with catchy electronic beats, making Noragami more entertaining.
The only drawback of Noragami is the plethora of questions that are left unanswered by the end of Season 2. Other than that, it excels in the art of story-telling.
6. About Noragami
On a quest to be not forgotten by humans, Yato, a self-proclaimed delivery God, does everything he can to make ends meet. He does every single task assigned to him for a meager offering of 5 Yen.
One day, he encounters Hiyori, a human with a soul problem. Her soul slips out of her body whenever she wants or accidentally. Believing that Yato was partially responsible for this slip, she asks him to fix, hence beginning a series of adventures that lead to self-realization, finding true friends and love.