Streaming Pick of the Month: Noragami

What do you do when you’re a god with no followers? Start up an on-call service! What about when you accidentally lose your connection to the world and are half dead half alive? Depend on the on-call god to save you. Because, let’s face it, you have no idea what’s going on and that guy’s despite enough to take on any old job. ….right?

This show is currently streaming via Hulu, legally and free of charge. New episodes air Sundays.

Note: Streaming shows are not always available for free viewing. Be sure to watch the shows of your choice before they’re gone!

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Raised on everything from Moby Dick to the Star Wars X-Wing books from a young age, it came as no surprise to anyone who knew me that I’d become a literature graduate and avid writer. But my love of a good story wasn’t restricted to the written word in my early years. Star Trek, Mystery Science Theater 3000, and badly dubbed Godzilla flicks helped shape my love of science fiction on screen as well. I wrote my first story while in the second grade. It was a horrifying tale about murdering a fairy-eating dog via a slice of pizza (in my defense, my only exposure to pizza was in the cafeteria and I swear you could legitimately kill someone with those things). I was a special snowflake. Today I write science fiction, fairy tales, Gothic epistolaries, fantasy and anything else that pops into my bizarre and twisted mind. I write new articles for my blog every Tuesday and Thursday. And if you happen to fancy Japanese animation, I also run an anime review blog, RRAR, which updates every Monday.

6 thoughts on “Streaming Pick of the Month: Noragami

  1. Great pick. Noragami’s got a lot of style – I really dig the sleek character designs and the music especially (although of course, the story’s not half bad either).

    • Them character designs is what originally hooked me ;)
      I’m enjoying the story thus far, though I am a bit worried it won’t wrap up properly. Shows like this tend to not solve the biggest riddles. Durarara sure didn’t. While part of me understands why, I also find it frustrating when too many shows leave so many loose ends back to back…

      • That’s true – although I’d rather there be a few loose ends (with the possibility of a second season to come) than have the anime make up it’s own ending because of lack of source material. It’s one of the reasons why I hated the final third or so of the first Fullmetal Alchemist series, for example.

      • Very true. So the source material isn’t finished yet? Man. I’ll never get why they don’t just wait it out or work with the original creator to give it a decent ending in these cases. I’ve seen so many shows either leave the end totally open and never get a second run or just failboat the end all together. Not many shows have decent endings, actually.
        I diiid like how Gatchaman Crowds and Beyond the Boundary did. Loose ends, but tastefully done. Show don’t tell, mainly. If this show does that, it wouldn’t be so bad. I just don’t want the typical cliff hanger with no hope of a proper ending. >.<

      • I’m not a manga reader so I don’t know the details, but yes, as far as I know, Noragami is still ongoing.
        As far as why anime creators don’t wait until the source material is done first, I’m assuming it’s money-related – the anime will boost sales of the manga and vice versa. Not to sound cynical, but manga and anime are businesses, and for the most part, they’ll probably always do whatever is best as far as sales go.

      • I’m well aware of anime being a business (it’s why I’m so opposed to illegal means for watching shows). But that doesn’t quite explain why they don’t work along with the original creator though. Sure they often get the creator’s blessing, but they often also get them to sign wavers that allow them to pretty much do whatever they want and that pretty much ends the original creator’s input. Would it kill them to at least have them as an aid for the script writing (someone you at least touch base with)? In some cases this happens, but they tend to be rather rare, I’ve found. Which makes little sense to me.

        Then again, as you’ve said, the people making these decisions tend to be pencil pushing CEOs hungry for funding. Rarely are the actual artists holding any say in those discussions. Sad.

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