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Chapter 001 is the first chapter of Kamisama Hajimemashita.


Plot Overview

Nanami Momozono is a 16 year old girl living in poverty with her father who spends all their money on gambling. Her classmates often laugh at her poorly-packed lunch and love pointing out her financial state. One afternoon, after coming back home from school, Nanami finds a letter from her father stating he has run away. Afterward, some men came and confiscated her apartment. With nowhere to go, Nanami is forced into the streets. Sitting on a bench trying to figure out how she would deal with this, Nanami hears a dog barking and sees a man trying to escape it by climbing up a tree. Nanami then tells the dog to shoo and the man thanks her for "saving" him. She tells him of her current dilemma and before he leaves, he tells her that she can have his house as thanks. He gives her directions, then leaves. With nothing to lose, Nanami decides to go to his house, only to discover that it's a run-down shrine and thinks she's been tricked. Then all of a sudden, a voice welcomes "Mikage-sama" back, then a young man with silver hair and fox ears appears surrounded by fire. He seems angry at who he thinks Nanami is (Mikage) before realizing that it isn't Mikage after all, but a human girl. Two spirits however tell the fox guy, whom they call Tomoe, that this was the land god for she had the mark on her forehead. Tomoe however, still refuses to have her, deeming her useless. Nanami complains that she too wants to leave this old shrine but the spirits beg her to stay. Tomoe merely says that he will leave if she will stay and vanishes. The next morning, Nanami wakes up hoping it was a dream but thoroughly disappointed. The two spirits await her and tell her it was time to do her duties as land god, such as cleaning the yard, the floor, windows, and more. She cuts her finger while plucking the grass and Tomoe appears, laughing at her uselessness and telling her to go home. Nanami only tells him she had nowhere to go. Tomoe kicks her and disappears. While resting, Nanami hears a voice and sees an old lady outside the shrine praying. The spirits explain that sometimes, people come to pray for help and they show her a pile of books of prayer the last 20 years all written down by Tomoe for when Mikage came back. They tell her that less people had been coming since Mikage left and it was only thanks to Tomoe people will still coming and explain to her that all the work she did to day was done by Tomoe all these years. Nanami appreciates Tomoe and realizes that she should not stay, after all she was just a regular high-school girl. If it made Tomoe go away, it would not be good. She asked the spirits to allow her to stay one more night, after, she will be leaving. Meanwhile, Tomoe was in another world when a yokai comes up to him. Tomoe warns him that he was not in a good mood. The yokai talks on and asks permission to eat the land god, since she was human. Tomoe tells him that he can do whatever he wants and he doesn't need permission, however, as he had warned, he was in a bad mood and slays the yokai without hesitation. Nanami, almost asleep at the shrine, tells herself that though Tomoe was nasty, she should apologize for intruding into the shrine.




Volumes & Chapters
Volume 1 Chapter 001Chapter 002Chapter 003Chapter 004Chapter 005Chapter 006
Volume 2 Chapter 007Chapter 008Chapter 009Chapter 010Chapter 011Chapter 012
Volume 3 Chapter 013Chapter 014Chapter 015Chapter 016Chapter 017Chapter 018
Volume 4 Chapter 019Chapter 020Chapter 021Chapter 022Chapter 023Chapter 024
Volume 5 Chapter 025Chapter 026Chapter 027Chapter 028Chapter 029Chapter 030
Volume 6 Chapter 031Chapter 032Chapter 033Chapter 034Chapter 035Chapter 036
Volume 7 Chapter 037Chapter 038Chapter 039Chapter 040Chapter 041Chapter 042
Volume 8 Chapter 043Chapter 044Chapter 045Chapter 046Chapter 047Chapter 048
Volume 9 Chapter 049Chapter 050Chapter 051Chapter 052Chapter 053Chapter 054
Volume 10 Chapter 055Chapter 056Chapter 057Chapter 058Chapter 059Chapter 060
Volume 11 Chapter 061Chapter 062Chapter 063Chapter 064Chapter 065Chapter 066
Volume 12 Chapter 067Chapter 068Chapter 069Chapter 070Chapter 071Chapter 072
Volume 13 Chapter 073Chapter 074Chapter 075Chapter 076Chapter 077Chapter 078Chapter 079Chapter 079.5
Volume 14 Chapter 080Chapter 081Chapter 082Chapter 083Chapter 084Chapter 085
Volume 15 Chapter 086Chapter 087Chapter 088Chapter 089Chapter 089.5
Volume 16 Chapter 090Chapter 091Chapter 092Chapter 093Chapter 094Chapter 095
Volume 17 Chapter 096Chapter 097Chapter 098Chapter 099Chapter 100Chapter 101
Volume 18 Chapter 102Chapter 103Chapter 104Chapter 105Chapter 106Chapter 107
Volume 19 Chapter 108Chapter 109Chapter 110Chapter 111Chapter 112Chapter 113
Volume 20 Chapter 114Chapter 115Chapter 116Chapter 117Chapter 118Chapter 119
Volume 21 Chapter 120Chapter 121Chapter 122Chapter 123Chapter 124Chapter 125
Volume 22 Chapter 126Chapter 127Chapter 128Chapter 129Chapter 130Chapter 131
Volume 23 Chapter 132Chapter 133Chapter 134Chapter 135Chapter 136Chapter 137
Volume 24 Chapter 138Chapter 139Chapter 140Chapter 141Chapter 142Chapter 143
Volume 25 Chapter 144Chapter 145Chapter 146Chapter 147Chapter 148Chapter 149
Special Bonus Chapter