Noragami (ノラガミ, lit. Stray God) is a fantasy manga series written by Adachitoka that began serialization in Kodansha's Monthly Shōnen Magazine in January 2011. An anime adaptation, adapted by Bones was announced in the fall of 2013 and started airing January 5, 2014. A second season of Noragami, titled Noragami Aragoto, was announced March 31, 2015 and started airing October 2, 2015. The manga is now on extended hiatus from March of 2017 due to the illness of either the author or the illustrator. It is not known when, or if, new chapters will get published again.
At the boundary between this realm and another, there are eight million gods, dead spirits who serve the gods, and other assorted spirits who help and meddle in the affairs of humans. When a young middle school student named Mutsumi finds herself bullied by classmates, she runs to the bathroom crying and finds a message along with a phone number that says, "I solve your troubles." When she calls the number, a boy named Yato appears and solves her conflict. After her conflict, Tomone, Yato's regalia, quits and Yato finds himself without a servant.
Reduced to working odd jobs in order to raise money to build a shrine, Yato answers a call to find Milord, a boy's cat. Iki Hiyori, while walking with her friends, spots Yato running in front of a bus to catch the lost cat. Pushing him aside, she gets hit by the bus and becomes disconnected from her body. After this ordeal, she is able to see dead spirits and starts to disconnect from her body, gaining a tail that serves as the representation of the connection between her soul and her body. She then asks Yato to help her return to her original state.
Yato calls himself a god but he does not answer people's prayers and no one acknowledges him. He one day hopes to have a shrine and followers, but right now he only has his regalia, Yukine, his friend, Hiyori and the ability to cut all who pass between this world and the next.
The manga series began in January 2011, and so far has 74 chapters, and 18 volumes in Tankōbon format. Each regular chapter consists of 44 pages, making each volume around 190 pages in length, which usually includes bonus 4-koma parody comics at the end.
The animated series of Noragami started airing January 5, 2014 and has confirmed to have 12 episodes for the first season. The BD and DVD Volumes released in two separate volumes for each one, Volume 1 consisted of Episodes 1-6 was on sale from March 26, 2014, and Volume 2 was on sale May 9, 2014. The anime will also introduce an anime only character, Rabō, designed by Adachitohka, who is rumored to also appear later on in the manga, depending on fan response to the character in the anime.
The second season of Noragami was announced in the May issue of Monthly Shonen Magazine. The name of the second season is called Noragami Aragoto, it adapted the Bishamonten Arc and the Yomi Arc of Noragami. The anime started airing on October 2nd 2015 and ended on December 24th 2015. Noragami Aragoto contained 13 episodes for the season.Edit
A third season has yet to be confirmed.
Sakura Soft announced that they would be releasing an RPG game for phones called Noragami KAMITOENISHI, only available in Japan. This title will be available in IOS and Android as a free to play card battle RPG with in-game purchases. With the announcement, they released an Official Website for the game.