On a day like any other, average middle-school-student Yurie Hitotsubashi got the surprise of a lifetime – she became a goddess! Unfortunately, even with her newfound powers, Yurie still can’t manage to find the courage to confess to Kenji, her crush. With Yurie’s fame comes others’ fortune; Matsuri, caretaker of the local shrine, names Yurie the shrine’s new goddess and becomes her manager – for yen and glory! Along with Yurie’s faithful best friend Mitsue, the trio set forth on an adventure to find out what it really means to become a goddess.
Inari Fushimi is a middle school girl who's never had a requited love, since she's a shy, clumsy and not very bright. One day, she witnesses her crush Kouji giving a letter to her classmate Akemi. Shocked and saddened, Inari rushes to a shrine, where the goddess Uka-no-Mitama-no-Kami appears to her. As thanks for saving a fox pup, as well as out of pity for her plight, the goddess grants Inari the power to shape-shift.
If you want a short, adorable anime all about cute middle school girls who suddenly gain god-like powers, then look no further! Not only are they all about the interactions of shinto Gods, middle school girls, and their friends, both also have a fair bit of romance at the heart of the story! Not to mention fun familiars, characters that will make you laugh, and a sweet slice of life story that, if it's your thing, you will adore. Both shows are so strikingly similar, and if you like one you will definitely want to check out the other!
Both Kamichu! and Inari, Konkon’s main characters are granted the powers of a Shinto god. They must learn to manage their new powers while juggling busy school life, friendships, festivals, and crushes. These two shows are peas in a pod! If you enjoyed one, go check out the other.
Shizuru and Mizuki are two quiet sisters who have a foot in the world of the supernatural. While Shizuru can see the spirits and monsters who haunt mankind, Mizuki can't help but become possessed by them. Together, the duo live with their grandparents and are taught about the spiritual world from their grandfather, a powerful exorcist. In the serene countryside, the girls will learn about the ghosts and goblins that co-exist in our world, while also learning about themselves and their abilities.
Both Mokke and Kamichu! are anime that build on the complex and rich mythology and folklore of Japan's Shinto heritage. Furthermore, both anime bring into close focus the lives and personal struggles of ordinary girls caught up in an unavoidable presence of the supernatural in their everyday world. If you like one, you will surely like the other.
Mokke and Kamichu shares an interest in japanese mythologies and folklore and the stars of each show is a little girl who's able to see spirits and various supernatural creatures. The main differences would be that in Kamichu, the lead becomes a god and is thus supposed to engage with them on an ordinary basis while in Mokke the girl just tries to avoid and live her life under more normal circumstances.
Natsume is lonely; he has an ability that separates him from others: he can see and interact with spirits. Soon, however, Natsume discovers that he’s not alone: his grandmother Reiko also had the gift. But things get hectic and possibly dangerous for Natsume when he finds out that he also inherited the 'Book of Friends', a book that contains the names of all the spirits Reiko defeated and subjugated. He finds himself hounded by his grandmother's underlings and, with the help of a 'cat' charm spirit, decides to free them from the Book's shackles, as well as protect the book from those who seek to misuse its power...
Both anime center on characters who must deal with the everyday supernatural. They are both slow paced and gentle in their story. Less drama, and more emotion are important in both. Kamichu!, and Natsume Yuujinchou will both leave you with similar feelings after watching each episode. If you like one, you will be sure to like the other.
Focus on Shinto mythology in both shows is really strong. One is about a new goddes, the second about a boy who have book with Youkai names in it.
While Natsume is defienietly more serious and a sadder show, I'm sure that if interaction with spirits from one of the shows appeal to you, you will like the other one as well.
A photograph is a mysterious force that creates magical moments the instant the shutter closes and allows people’s hearts to connect. For the new girl in town, Fuu Sawatari, this is more than a saying but a way of life as she spends her days quietly attempting to capture those special instances on film and use them to bring others joy. Along with her friends – and her beloved camera – Fuu reminisces about her father, begins to contemplate where her future lies and wonders whether she can capture more of the mysterious Tamayura light bubbles in her photos filled with warmth and friendship.
There are strong stylistic similarities between Kamichu! and Tamayura, ranging from the often-used trope of "cute girls doing cute things" to the relaxed, backwoods-town atmosphere of the two anime's settings. Even the OP have a very similar feel. The character designs have much in common, too -- though, to a certain extent, this is obviously the influence of key animators Asano Katsuya and Komurakata Kouji. If the quiet beauty and charm of either of these anime appeals to you, then the other will surely be your cup of tea, too.
Kamichu! and Tamayura take place in a similar city along the setonaikai, and more than the landscape, they share a specific pace.
They do for a refreshing and feel-good time.
Nao and Miki are the sole members of their school's photography club, and have discovered the hidden secret of the wind. With the help of Mr. Taiki (a member of the ancient clan of the "wind-handlers" and one of their teachers) the duo soon pick up the secrets of controlling the wind and seeing it in its perfect beauty. With flying cats, lost tree squirrels and photography contests to boot, there's wind to be seen in any situation...
Windy Tales and Kamichu! are all about the wonders of youth. They accent the youthful theme with a modern, real life setting that is touched with just a little bit of whimsical magic. Both are light hearted, and episodic. If you've acquired a taste for magical, middle school slice of life anime, both Windy Tales and Kamichu! are right up your alley.
Windy Tales and Kamichu! are charming slice-of-life/magical realism series about middle schoolers who aquire some sort of superhuman ability (though not the types that lend themselves well to epic battles). Cuteness and relaxation (also magical cats) abound in each.