After more than a decade, Noragami is nearing completion
This year will be thirteen years since the beginning of the serialization of the manga written and illustrated by Adachitoka, Noragami. However, with the release of the twenty-sixth compiled volume in Japan, it also it was announced that the work will end with its next volumescheduled for sometime this year if you look at the release schedule.
But that is not this, it must be noted that the conclusion is scheduled for the next volume, which means that the work will actually end perhaps a few weeks before that release (since the chapters are published first and then the compilation book). In the end, Fans’ hopes of seeing a third season of Noragami’s anime adaptation could be buried with the conclusion of the original work (mainly because an anime adaptation is made with the aim of promoting sales of the original work).
Adachitoka began publishing the manga in the magazine Monthly Shōnen Magazine from the publisher kodansha in December 2010. The original manga has gone through various problems, such as a one-year hiatus in serialization and the non-existence of a third season, which ended up negatively impacting sales volume.
The work inspired a twelve-episode anime adaptation produced by the studios BONESunder the direction of Kotarō Tamura and scripts written by Taku Iwasakipremiered in January 2014. A second season of thirteen episodes premiered in October 2015. It is worth mentioning that the adaptation took some creative liberties by changing some events and their sequence.
Synopsis of Noragami
As a relatively unknown minor deity, Yato takes odd jobs for just five yen, with the goal of amassing a fortune large enough to build a shrine in his honor. But besides the darkness, he has another problem, his “Shinki” or comrade-in-arms has decided to resign, tired of being with a homeless god. Without a weapon, Yato takes on more jobs in hopes of finding a new partner soon.
While putting up flyers to find a missing cat, Yato spots said cat and chases after it, just as he is about to be hit by a car, Hiyori Iki, a girl nearby, pushes him out of the way and ends up injuring himself. After waking up, Hiyori discovers that the incident came from her soul leaving her body, so Yato promises to return her to normal, for five yen, of course. But for this he needs a new Shinki, and that’s when he meets a rebellious spirit named Yukine.
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