An anime television series adaptation of Kamisama Kiss was produced by TMS Entertainment and directed by Akitaro Daichi. It began airing on October 1, 2012. The anime has been licensed for streaming by Funimation Entertainment. The series ended at around the 30th chapter of the manga volume. The opening theme is “Kamisama Hajimemashita” (神様はじめました, lit. “Nice to Meet You, God”) and the ending theme “Kamisama Onegai” (神様お願, lit. “Please, God”), both performed by Hanae. There are two OVA episodes, which first aired on August 26, 2013, bundled with the 16th volume of the manga. One of the included episodes is based on the story from the 15th volume, while the other contains an all-new original story. The 17th issue of Hakusensha’s Hana to Yume magazine announced on August 2014 that the manga series inspired a second anime season, which began airing on January 5, 2015. The opening theme is “Kamisama no Kamisama” (神様の神様, lit. “God of God”) and the ending theme “Ototoi Oide” (おとといおいで, lit. “Come Another Day”), both once again performed by Hanae. A four-part original animation DVD (OAD) known as “Kako-hen” (過去, lit. “Past Arc”) began airing on August 20, 2015, and is based on the “past arc” of the series, spanning from the 14th through 17th volumes of the manga series. The story follows Nanami as she goes back in time to find a cure for Tomoe’s curse which he had placed on himself so he could become human and live out his life with Yukiji. A new OAD, titled Kamisama, Kekkon Zenya, will be bundled with the Kamisama Hajimemashita 25.5 official fanbook, which is scheduled for release on December 20, 2016.
The anime follows the manga word for word, so the purest will be happy. This is one of the anime that we will be watching in Saturday anime at West Regional Branch of the Mobile Public Library. I, personally, can’t wait! The one thing that the anime gives that is special is the music. Both seasons openings and closings are great and fit the series so well. There they all are for your listening pleasure!