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The Noragami manga is already in its final stretch

In this year’s seventh edition of the magazine Monthly Shonen Magazine the hundredth chapter of the manga written and illustrated by the creative duo was published Adachitoka, Noragami (Noragami: Stray God). This chapter also confirmed that the work is in its last plot arc, although no clues were given as to how many chapters are pending.

Noragami

Adachitoka began publication of the manga in the magazine Monthly Shonen Magazine from the publisher Kodansha in December 2010. The series is still in publication, and the publisher published the twenty-fourth compiled volume in October 2021 in Japan. The original manga has gone through various problems, such as a one-year hiatus in serialization and the lack of a third season, which ended up negatively impacting sales volume.

The play inspired a twelve-episode anime adaptation produced by studios. BONESunder the direction of Kotarou Tamura and scripts written by Taku Iwasakipremiered in January 2014. A thirteen-episode second season premiered in October 2015. It is worth mentioning that the adaptation took some creative liberties by changing some events and their sequence.

noragami synopsis

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 his comrade-in-arms has decided to resign, tired of being with a homeless god. Without a gun, Yato takes on more jobs in hopes of soon finding a new partner.

While putting up flyers to find a missing cat, Yato sees said cat and chases after it, just as he is about to get hit by a car, Hiyori Iki, a nearby girl, pushes him out of the way and ends up getting hurt. After waking up, Hiyori discovers that the incident stemmed 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.

Font: Mogura Sleeve

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