Noragami is a story about Yato, a self-proclaimed “Delivery God” who does odd jobs at five yen apiece while dreaming about having millions of worshippers.
Soon he meets Hiyori, who is having problems with her soul, temporarily leaving the body.
Yato agrees to help her until she finds him a weapon partner. This is a story about a god trying to move on from his past. While doing so, he finds himself in love with a mortal.
Some stories have a striking resemblance to Noragami. So let’s begin with our top 10 list of anime like Noragami.
Not everyone turns out to be who we think they are, that’s what Blood Lad is all about.
Blood LadAir Date: July 2013Status: FinishedNo. of Seasons: 1No. of Episodes: 10
Staz Charlie Blood, rumored to be a bloodthirsty and merciless vampire, is actually an otaku obsessed with Japanese culture spending his days lazing around.
When Fuyumi Yanagi, a human girl, accidentally wanders into the demon world, Staz is overjoyed.
But that didn’t last long as she was killed after a sudden attack on his territory.
Staz vows to resurrect Fuyumi and travels to the human world to find the magic to bring back life.
Bleach will take you on an exhilarating ride of the soul society, making it one of the most memorable fiction ever.
BleachAir Date: October 2004Status: UpcomingNo. of Seasons: 1No. of Episodes: 366
Ichigo Kurosaki is a normal high schooler until his family is attacked by a corrupt spirit, Hollow.
He soon meets Rukia Kuchiki, a soul reaper who, while protecting Ichigo’s family, gets hurt and transfers her power to Ichigo, making him a soul reaper.
Ichigo is given the task to hunt down hollows until Rukia regains her power. He is later joined by his friends Orihime, Sado, and Uryuu in his journey to save the human world from threats more terrifying than the hollows.
Rurouni Kenshin depicts a classic tale of a samurai repenting for his sins.
Rurouni KenshinAir Date: January 1996Status: FinishedNo. of Seasons: 1No. of Episodes: 94
Hitokiri Battousai, a legendary assassin of the Bakumatsu era, mysteriously disappears at the peak of the Japanese Revolution. It has been ten years, but his name still strikes terror in the hearts of war veterans.
To repent for his sins, Battousai has abandoned his bloodstained lifestyle and is now living as Kenshin Himura, a wandering swordsman wielding his sword to protect the weak.
For helping Karou Kamiya to save her kendo dojo from a Battousai impostor, she allows Kenshin to stay in her dojo temporarily.
Bakemonogatari reminds us that with great power comes great responsibility.
BakemonogatariAir Date: July 2009Status: FinishedNo. of Seasons: 3No. of Episodes: 100
After being saved by Meme Oshino from a vampire attack, Koyomi Araragi has gained healing abilities and enhanced vision as a side effect.
While saving his classmate Hitagi Senjougahara from falling down the stairs, he realizes that she is unnaturally weightless. Following which he insists Hitagi take help from his Oshino, who once saved his life.
6Beyond the Boundary
Beyond the Boundary depicts a pure & innocent love story accompanied by uncanny characters.
Beyond the BoundaryAir Date: October 2013Status: FinishedNo. of Seasons: 1No. of Episodes: 12
Mirai Kuriyama is the sole survivor of a clan of Spirit World warriors who can use their blood as weapons to slay “youmu” creatures manifesting negative human emotions.
Shortly she comes across Akihito Kanbara, a rare half-breed of youmu in human form whom she stabs but realizes that he’s an immortal being.
Trying to kill Akihito, she grows close to him, not realizing the threat of the most powerful Youmu coming their way.
5The Devil is a Part-Timer
The Devil is a Part-Timer is a humorous display of a demon working to feed himself.
The Devil is a Part-TimerAir Date: April 2013Status: FinishedNo. of Seasons: 1No. of Episodes: 13
Demon Lord Satan, on his way to conquer the land of Ente Isla, was forced to retreat through a dimensional portal to the human world by the efforts of hero Emilia.
Along with his loyal general Alsiel, they were stranded in Tokyo.
Powerless in a world without magic, Satan disguises himself as a human named Sadao Maou, and begins working at a fast-food restaurant to fill up his stomach.
Eventually, he decides to become the ruler of the earth as conquering Ente Isla is not enough.
Blue Exorcist shows a demon’s struggle to save humanity.
Blue ExorcistAir Date: April 2011Status: FinishedNo. of Seasons: 2No. of Episodes: 37
To conquer Assiah, Satan, the ruler of Gehenna, has sent his son to become a capable vessel for him.
After being ambushed by demons one day, Rin Okumura discovers that he is the son of Satan, who wishes him to return to Gehenna and conquer Assiah together.
Not wanting to join Satan, Rin decides to defend Assiah alongside his brother Yukio by becoming an exorcist.
Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun is a sweet and scary tale delivered with pure grace.
Toilet-Bound Hanako-kunAir Date: January 2020Status: FinishedNo. of Seasons: 1No. of Episodes: 12
Kamome Academy has its own version of urban legends about the “Seven Wonders” that every school has.
Among them is the legend of Hanako-san, who, upon summoning grants any wish.
Lured by the gossip, Nene Yashiro, a girl hoping for romantic fortune summons Hanako-san and discovers that the rumored girl is actually a boy.
After a series of unfortunate events, she ends up being Hanako-kun’s assistant and learns about his duty to maintain peace amongst mortals and apparitions.
Soul Eater is an unbelievably satisfying ride of death.
Soul EaterAir Date: April 2008Status: FinishedNo. of Seasons: 1No. of Episodes: 51
Death City is the home to famous Death Weapon Meister Academy headed by the Lord of Death, Shinigami.
Whose purpose is to raise “Death Scythes,” which are born from human hybrids capable of transforming into Demon weapons after consuming the souls of 99 evil beings and a witch’s soul.
Soul Eater Evans aims to become a death scythe, wielding Maka Albarn, a meister accompanied by Black Star and Death the Kid, Shinigami’s own son on his journey.
Life is too precious to let go of, Kamisama kiss depicts that beautifully.
Kamisama KissAir Date: October 2012Status: FinishedNo. of Seasons: 2No. of Episodes: 25
Nanami Monozono, after losing everything due to her father’s extreme debt, becomes homeless. While on the run, she saves Mikage, the land god of a shrine, from being harassed by a dog. Mikage, after listening to her problems, offers her the shrine to live.
His motive was also to make her the replacement god of that shrine. Not being accepted by the guardian spirits, she takes upon her divine duties and soon ends up sealing a contract with Tomoe, the guardian fox.
There are more series that has a close resemblance to Noragami, they are:
Kyoukai no Rime, Bungou Stray Dogs, Twin Star Exorcists, The Morose Mononokean.
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