I used to read this years ago when it was still ongoing, and this past week, a friend mentioned that it was finally completed. I didn’t intend to do another shoujo, but I used to love this series! I wanna know how it ends!! So, here we go!
(image from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamisama_Kiss)
I don’t own this manga, so I will be reading fan translations online.
I am going to be doing shorthand as I read. These descriptions are really more of a reminder to myself about what all I have been able to read so far. Sorry if this bothers anyone! I will do a full description on the final review page of each series I read.
Every post past this point will be a spoiler, so please read ahead with caution!
ch1: main girl: Momozono Nanami, living with her dad in debt because he keeps gambling all their money away. he runs away, and she gets evicted. in the park, she saves Mikage from a dog, so he gives her his house which he abandoned 20 years ago. it’s a shrine xD Tomoe greets her by almost killing her, thinking she’s Mikage because she has the symbol of the land god on her forehead. Onikiri and Kotetsu also mistook her because of the symbol.
Tomoe doubts she can do anything, and she says she shouldn’t even want to because this place is so run down. he leaves because as Mikage’s familiar, he doesn’t want to follow anyone else. she’s put to work by Onikiri and Kotetsu; turns out some people do still pray at the shrine, and Tomoe’s been caring for it all alone since Mikage left. Nanami says she’ll stay the night, then leave; she’s not strong enough to be the god of this shrine.
meanwhile, Tomoe went to eat at a ghost shop. he told everyone to leave him alone, but someone still asked if they could go eat Nanami. Tomoe said sure, then killed them for bothering him when he’s in a bad mood (why do I love that? I shouldn’t love that! Tomoe, what is your power!?)
ch2: Nanami wants to say goodbye and apologize to Tomoe, but he’s in the netherworld/demon realm, so she travels there with the will o’ the wisps (Onikiri and Kotetsu). Tomoe’s in the red light district, living it up; he says he doesn’t care if the shrine collapses; he’s glad to be rid of it. Nanami’s quite mad at that, so she storms out xD Tomoe does save her from a demon that grabs her -she’s a tasty snack here-, but then they fight xD while waiting for the bus, the will o’ the wisps tell her how to make Tomoe her familiar so he’ll obey her; the contract is made with a kiss! she runs away xDDD but she finds an old lady in need and helps her home, but it’s a witch. Kotetsu goes to Tomoe to beg him to help -which he won’t unless Nanami apologizes and admits she’s stupid and useless-, and Onikiri finally manages to track Nanami down and warn her of the danger she’s in
ch3: (oh crap, I had so much fun reading, I forgot to take notes!!) Uuuhh… Onikiri gives Nanami 3 charms to write any command on, but they only have as much power as she does. she wastes 1 before learning that xD the 2nd she uses to fool the witch and escape, and the 3rd is used to call Tomoe for help. witches run fast, so you have to climb a tree to escape them -but they’re still fast, so move quick! Tomoe arrives to idly watch Nanami cry; he doesn’t try to save her at all xD he wants to though, but he’s stubborn and wants her to admit she’s stupid. she’s also stubborn and refuses to. when she slips from the tree, she grabs him instead and kisses him in the fall, binding him as her familiar and telling him to save her. he’s so mad xDDD they all go back to the shrine together, though -the witch is tied up and left
ch4: now that Tomoe is Nanami’s familiar, he pretties up her room and takes over the cleaning of the grounds; he’s a very good familiar. he’s also a way higher level than she is, so he wants to make her improve so he won’t be a laughing stock for serving her xD Mikage was a god of marriage; to boost her powers, Nanami needs to answer prayers. her power now is only enough to make water taste a bit better instead of turning it fully into wine. the local god from Tatara Swamp is coming over to meet the new land god, but Tomoe tells her to stay hidden so word doesn’t get out about how weak she is. this local god is Numano Himemiko, a catfish. Nanami can’t stay hidden though when the princess’ guard pulls a sword on Tomoe. she comes out, but the guard is still ready to spill blood – oops!
ch5: (crap, I did it again…) Tomoe turns the guard into a fish then starts to fry him with his fox fire, but Nanami is done with this, so she tells him to stop, make up, and sit down; because of the familiar contract, he does xD the princess seems to like this, so she apologizes for her guard and explains that she came her to seek help from the god of marriage. she fell in love with a human 10 years ago and wants to re-unite with him; they only met once, and he was 8 then, but he should be 18 now. Tomoe forbids it because love between humans and demons is taboo, but Nanami agrees; she understands the feeling of being in love despite the odds. she and Tomoe go to town to find Urashima Kotarou, and through some shenanigans and plot reasons, they find him very quickly working at an ice cream shop
To read part 2, please click here!