God's Possession,
God's Curse
Episode Information
Kanji 神憑り、神祟り
Rōmaji Kamigakari, Kamitatari
Airdate February 17, 2014
Arc Ebisu Arc
Episode Navigation
A Promise in Spring
List of Noragami Episodes
Episode Screenshots

God's Possession, God's Curse (神憑り、神祟り, Kamigakari, Kamitatari) is the first OVA episode of the Noragami anime adaption. It is based on chapter 25 of the manga and it first aired February 17, 2014.


Hiyori is entering her first year of high school. Unfortunately, her dreams of a high school debut are quickly shattered when she realizes her soul has fallen out of her body and Yato has possessed her, with a crown on her body which symbolizes he possessed her. Yato begins acting haughty and inappropriately, solving the problems in class with ease and stepping on the teacher's stool. Her friends and classmates worry for her new state of mind, believing it to be the result of high school syndrome. Yato enjoys the attention, but Hiyori is disturbed and tries to convince them it is not her, to no avail since no one can see her soul. Yato explains that he possessed her when her soul left her body and meets with Kofuku, going across the school and causing havoc. Yato, using Hiyori's body, plays innocent and charms the boys using feminine charm and sex appeal, all the while advertising his services. He soon goes from class to class, making statues of himself and riding on roller skates during music class. Hiyori tries to catch up to him but he dodges her every time. Yukine sees this and complains about Yato's lack of responsibility with Mayu next to him, saying this could be trouble. Kofuku flirts with the teachers and gets their phone numbers, and at the same time extorts money from them, causing Hiyori to state that her school is doomed. Yukine and Mayu go to Tenjin who agrees to go to the school to stop Yato as it could lead to trouble with the heavens. A troubled student possessed by an ayakashi puts a peeping camera in the girls' locker room. Soon, Yato and Kofuku watch the soccer team play against another school's team and lose due to Kofuku's bad luck, until Daikoku comes to take her home. Tenjin and Mayu are about to stop him until they get distracted impressing the female students of Hiyori's school. Yato decides to play and easily defeats the other team earning his team 810 points against the other team's 5. Even Hiyori gets swept up and cheers him. Yato then goes to change, Hiyori tries to stop him but he evades and steps on her tail. As he changes he wonders if he should or shouldn't and the peeping tom from earlier is watching him. Yukine, Hiyori's soul, and Kofuku see him and he claims he isn't doing anything wrong before smashing his phone. They realize that he is being possessed by ayakashi and he procededs to jump. Hiyori and Yukine try to pull him up but Kofuku's bad luck causes him to fall. Yato catches him and declares the school one stormy hell of a school, acting cool and impressing everyone until he dislocates Hiyori's shoulders. Everyone punishes him by tying him upside down from a tree and hitting him, before Hiyori ultimately forgives him. She goes to her school, popular with the school due to her antics from before.


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Adaption NotesEdit

This is based on chapter 25 when Yato goes to Hiyori's school. There is some extra filler like the soccer match and Tenjin and Mayu coming to Hiyori's school to help sort things out added to lengthen the ova. It also omits the scene first featuring Yato's father Fujisaki. It also omits the beginning scene where Kofuku and Yato go to the school together where Kofuku explains how happy Yato was that Hiyori said she wanted to remember him. A final scene they omit is when Kofuku says to take it easy since Yato is making Hiyori look bad he says he is doing it on purpose to isolate her and make it so that he would be her prince charming who would save her and sweep her off her feet.