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Stray God (2014)
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Stray God (2014)
Original name: ノラガミ
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The world consists of two parts: the near shore and far shore. The near shore is the place where people reside, while the far shore is the place for deities and ayakashi, which are emotional fragments that can posses humans and cause trouble. So it is a deity's responsibility to remove those ayakashi from the near shore with the help of weapons called Shinki, made from the spirits of dead people. Yato is a minor deity of war without shrine. Together with his Shinki, Tomone, he runs a Delivery Wish Granting Service, granting wishes for only 5 yen. After his Shinki leaves him on less than agreeable terms, he decides to run simple errands that do not involve ayakashi-related matters. While on a mission to find a lost kitten, he is nearly hit by a bus, but saved by a girl named Iki Hiyori. Hiyori dies for a moment, but then comes back to life. This, however, causes Hiyori's soul to become unstable, leaving her body frequently. So by offering 5 yen, she asks Yato to fix her body... but Yato cannot help without a Shinki, so Hiyori accompanies him on his journey to find one, in the hopes of becoming normal again. But behind Yato's kind-hearted face lies a twisted past...
Style: captivating, exciting, offbeat, suspense, humorous, tense, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, deity, ghost, friendship, love and romance, curses spells and rituals, high school, god, sword fight, supernatural romance, magical sword, exorcist, spirit, goddess, monster, hopes, conspiracy, urban fantasy, tragedy, crimes, super strength, fencing, blackmail, drastic change of life, revenge ...
Place: japan

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Duration: 30 min.
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Country: Japan
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Story: Nanami was just a normal high school girl down on her luck until a stranger’s lips marked her as the new Land God and turned her world upside down. Now, she’s figuring out the duties of a deity with the help of Tomoe, a reformed fox demon who ...
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Duration: 24 min.
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Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The dark fantasy follows a high school sophomore named Akihito Kanbara. Although the boy appears human, he is half Youmu and invulnerable to wounds because he can heal quickly. One day, Akihito meets freshman Mirai Kuriyama when it seems she is ...
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Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: It is the Taisho Period in Japan. Tanjiro, a kindhearted boy who sells charcoal for a living, finds his family slaughtered by a demon. To make matters worse, his younger sister Nezuko, the sole survivor, has been transformed into a demon ...
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Duration: 24 min.
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
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TV show
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TV show
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TV show
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Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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