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Animes Similar To Kamisama Kiss

If you enjoyed the lighthearted and silly nature of Kamisama Kiss, there are a few other animes that you will also enjoy. Kamisama Kiss or Kamisama Hajimemashta is based on the manga of the same name by Julietta Suzuki. It follows the adventures of a girl who is down on her luck and suddenly receives assistance from a peculiar man. Her exciting journey begins at a run-down shrine, where she meets several supernatural creatures. If you’re looking for more rom-com and shoujo animes similar to Kamisama Kiss, This is the perfect list for you-

10. Noragami

animes like kamisama kiss, Noragami
Noragami
  • Episodes: 12
  • Studios: Bones
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Supernatural
  • Aired: Jan 5, 2014, to Mar 23, 2014

This anime follows the story of Yato, a self-proclaimed God of Delivery, who dreams of having millions of followers. Currently, however, he has no followers and no shrine dedicated to him. He does odd jobs for people in need along with his weapon partner, taking a fee of 5 yen from them. However, his pathetic life ends up annoying his partner, and she leaves him. 

However, in the darkest of times, he comes across a girl, Hiyori, who saves him from a car accident. But this event loosens her soul, allowing it to leave her body unexpectedly. She demands the God to return her to normal. Yato, however, can’t do much until he finds a new partner. Thus, Hiyori agrees to help him find one. 

Like Kamisama Kiss, Noragami tells the story of a girl whose world is suddenly turned upside down by supernatural occurrences. She is soon surrounded by deities and monsters and gets into adventures with a being having a dark and mysterious past.

9. Inu X Boku Secret Service

Shoujo anime similar to kamisama kiss, Inu X Boku Secret Service
Inu X Boku Secret Service
  • Episodes: 12
  • Studios: David Production
  • Genres: Comedy, Romance, Supernatural
  • Aired: Jan 13, 2012, to Mar 30, 2012

Inu X Boku Secret Service follows the adventures of a rich and dependent girl, Ririchiyo, trying to make it in life by herself. However, her sharp tongue drives people away from her (typical tsundere). When she meets Soushi, a handsome guy who clings to her, Ririchiyo’s life begins to change. 

Inu X Boku Secret Service is a heartwarming romantic anime. Surrounded by many supernatural creatures, Ririchiyo’s life isn’t going to remain the same.

8. InuYasha

anime similar to kamisama kiss, Inuyasha
Inuyasha
  • Episodes: 167
  • Studios: Sunrise
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Supernatural
  • Aired: Oct 16, 2000, to Sep 13, 2004

Romance, comedy, fantasy, time travel, and even action! InuYasha is an anime of the 2000s that took the anime community with a storm, becoming one of the reasons for the boom of Japanese media in the western world. It follows the adventures of a 15-year-old girl, Kagome, whose life changes completely when she is sent back 500 years in time. 

She finds herself in the Sengoku period, with a powerful relic called the Shikon Jewel inside her. The wish-granting jewel is shattered, and Kagome takes the help of a dog-demon, Inuyasha. They must collect the shards before they get into the hands of anyone with malicious intent. With many other friends along the way, the pair are up for a great adventure, and of course, love along the way. 

7. Fruits Basket

Fantasy romance anime similar to kamisama hajimemashita, Fruits Basket
Fruits Basket
  • Episodes: 25 (2019) – 26 (2001)
  • Studios: Studio Deen
  • Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Slice of Life, Supernatural
  • Aired: 2001 (1 season with 26 episodes), and 2019 (three seasons)

Fruits Basket has a very similar romance comedy duality with its supernatural story to that of Kamisama Kiss. Tooru had to shift to her grandfather’s house after her mother’s death. While his house is being renovated, however, she can’t stay with him. Fearing criticism from family and friends, she takes to secretly living alone in a tent in the woods. Unfortunately, when a landslide hits the forest, her tent is buried under lots of mud. Yuki Souma, a popular and handsome guy from her school, offers her to stay at his house.

However, when she arrives at the Souma house, she discovers an interesting secret. When a Souma is hugged by someone of the opposite gender, they turn into an animal from the zodiac. Moreover, there is a dark and mysterious past to this curse. The longer she stays at this house, the more Tooru learns about the Souma family. But is she prepared for it? 

6. Kaichou wa Maid-sama!

Shoujo Romance anime shows like kamisama kiss, Kaichou Wa Maid-sama
Kaichou Wa Maid-sama!
  • Episodes: 26
  • Studios: J.C.Staff
  • Genres: Comedy, Romance, School, Shoujo
  • Aired: Apr 2, 2010, to Sep 24, 2010

Misaki is the first female student council president of her school. A school that recently made the transition from all-boys to co-ed. She is called the “demon president” because of her strict nature and skills in Aikido. However, this seemingly perfect president has secrets of her own.

Misaki works part-time in a maid cafe to help her family make ends meet. This embarrassing secret is discovered by the most popular guy in her class, Takumi. Now, he plans to use this secret to get closer to Misaki rather than destroying her flawless reputation. And as expected, lots of hilarity ensues when this couple gets together.

With a cute romance, likable characters, and lots of hilarity, Kaichou Wa Maid-Sama! is bound to remind you of Kamisama Kiss.

5. Zakuro

kamisama kiss similar rom-com anime Zakuro
Zakuro
  • Episodes: 13
  • Studios: J.C.Staff
  • Genres: Demons, Historical, Military, Romance, Seinen, Supernatural
  • Aired: Oct 5, 2010, to Dec 28, 2010

Kei, the son of a famous general, works in the army of Japan, in a world that has a westernized version of Japan. All his life, he has hidden the fact that he is petrified of the paranormal. He soon comes to regret this when he is assigned to work in the Ministry of Spirit Affairs. Now he and his fellow officers must work with youkai (Japanese demons) with the help of a fox spirit Kushimatsu. 

This unusual team of humans, demons, and a fox spirit will work together to solve many paranormal cases. At the same time, we get a glance into the exciting world of westernized Japan, in an exciting mix of the East and West. 

4.  Ouran High School Host Club

High school romance animes like kamisama hajimemashita, Ouran High School Host Club
Ouran High School Host Club
  • Episodes: 26
  • Studios: Bones
  • Genres: Comedy, Harem, Romance, School, Shoujo
  • Aired: Apr 5, 2006, to Sep 27, 2006

The story of this anime takes place in the halls of the Ouran Academy, where a new enroll, Haruhi Fujioka, has received a scholarship without any rank or title to flaunt. This is special in a school as prestigious as Ouran. While she searches for an empty, quiet room to study, Haruhi stumbles into Music Room #3.

Inside the room, she finds the members of the Host Club, handsome boys with lots of money and time on their hands, with the goal to entertain the girls of the academy. She wishes to leave the room quickly but ends up breaking an eight million yen vase on the way. As a result, she is forced to help the Host Club, becoming their errand boy. Will she be able to behave like a guy and help the boys as well? 

3. Inari Kon Kon

Cute anime like kamisama hajimemashita anime, Inari Kon Kon
Inari Kon Kon
  • Episodes: 10
  • Studios: Production IMS
  • Genres: Comedy, Romance, Supernatural
  • Aired: Jan 16, 2014, to Mar 20, 2014

Inari Fushimi doesn’t have many talents to speak of. She is clumsy, shy, and an average student. However, when she saves a fox pup, she grabs the attention of a shrine Goddess, Uka-sama/ Pleased by her actions, the Goddess grants Inari a fragment of her own powers. 

We follow the adventures of the extremely kind Inari as she gains the power to transform herself into anything. Will this power give her courage, or will it make her life harder? Will she be able to confess her feelings to her crush?

2. Kakuriyo: Bed and Breakfast for Spirits

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Kakuriyo Bed and Breakfast for Spirits
  • Episodes: 26
  • Studios: Gonzo
  • Genres: Drama, Gourmet, Romance, Supernatural
  • Aired: Apr 2, 2018, to Sep 24, 2018

Aoi Tsubaki has always been able to see spirits called Ayakashi, just like her grandfather. He taught her how to live a normal and peaceful life while being able to see the Ayakashi. After her grandfather’s death, Aoi begins her life as a college student.

However, her life takes a sudden turn when she decides to feed a mysterious Ayakashi resting in front of a shrine. He kidnaps and takes her to the Hidden Realm, where the Ayakashi live. Here she learns that her father owes a debt to the Ayakashi, an Ogre named Oodanna. Aoi must marry him to pay for her grandfather’s debt. Instead, Aoi decides to pay the Ogre back using her best ability- cooking, by opening an inn in this world. 

1. GUGURE! KOKKURI-SAN

anime like kamisama hajimemashita, GUGURE! KOKKURI-SAN
GUGURE! KOKKURI-SAN
  • Episodes: 12
  • Studios: TMS Entertainment
  • Genres: Comedy, Supernatural
  • Aired: Oct 6, 2014, to Dec 22, 2014

GUGURE! KOKKURI-SAN is a hilarious anime with a mythical character at its core. It follows the adventures that come into the life of Kohina Ichimatsu, a self-proclaimed doll. She lives a very unhealthy lifestyle, surviving only on cup noodles, and stays alone. After a game of Kokkuri-san, she ends up actually summoning the fox-spirit God, Kokkuri.

She then learns that he has lost all his powers throughout the years due to a decrease in his followers. Upon seeing her ways of living, the God decides to live with Kohina and improve her lifestyle.

Honorable Mentions-

  • Hotarubi no Mori e
  • Hiiro no Kakera: The Tamayori Princess Saga
  • Yona of the Dawn
  • Gingitsune: Messenger Fox of the Gods
  • Wolf Girl & Black Prince
  • Natsume’s Book of Friends

 

Sanket Palwe
Sanket lives in Pune, India. He knows his non-mainstream anime just as well as he does the popular ones. He is a true-blooded otaku and has a deep interest for everything psychology and Japan.
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