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Wagaya no Oinari-sama

Alt titles: Our Home's Fox Deity

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When Noboru and Toru Takagami hear that their grandmother is dying, they rush to their late mother's hometown to visit her – however, it was all a ruse. Upon their arrival the two discover that their grandmother is alive and well, that Toru is being targeted by demons, and that Noboru is now head of the Mizuchi family. In order to save his brother, Noboru releases the family's guardian deity, a fox spirit named Kugen who was sealed away due to its mischievous behavior. The demon is defeated; but when it becomes apparent that Toru will continue to attract them, Noboru has no choice but to allow Kugen and Ko (the family's guardian maiden) to live with them. With demons, gods and increased living expenses now complicating his life, will Noboru able to cope?

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Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Wagaya no Oinari-sama Specials DVD Special 2008 Omake Short bonuses released on the DVDs.
Name Role
Yasunari NITTA Character Design
Yoshiaki IWASAKI Director
Yasuharu TAKANASHI Music
Jin SHIBAMURA Original Manga Creator

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Wagaya no Oinari-sama greg975 6/10 Feb 5, 2011
Our Home's Fox Deity greg975 6/10 Feb 5, 2011
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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...

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oneredpanda

Both shows feature a male protagonist protected by a shinto spirit. Both follow the everyday lives of these boys and there friends/relatives, as they go to school. Both have a lot of shinto influence: spirits, gods, shrines, etc. They are slow paced, relaxing and uplifting.

redfire389

in both series there are a lot of spirits, and in both you find that there are good spirits and evil spirits, and in both there's a boy that has basically something the spirits want, or they are simply in danger, and there's an animal spirit in both series that protects the boy from all danger and is very powerful. You'll find both series aren't too similar but I think they are enough to make you like one if you liked the other

shoahunter

Wagaya no Oinari-sama-Natsume Yuujinchou: Both shows share a similar plot, person releases Shinto spirit and there lives are changed. If you liked one you will probably like the other, as they share the same story set up and similar characters, but tell different adventures.

Although both shows are casual watches, both are well enough made and kept my attention throughout.

Additionally Wagaya no Oinari-sama is more of a comedic-action like Shakugan no Shana, while Natsume Yuujinchou is more slow paced, calm, relaxing like Mushishi.

YamiRin

these two shows have very similar feel and are both about a boy who come to live with a supernatural being. they are both good shows that are likely to appeal to the same audince so if you like one you should definitly check out the other.

scizorg45

Spirit lives in main characters house to drive other spirits who want to hurt him away. Wagaya takes more eps to do stuff.

Destifate

Very very similar! Everything about Natsume Yuujinchou is in Wagaya no Oinari-sama! The lovely heart-warming feeling you get watching the peacefulness watching the main characters go about their daily lives. Of course they are both centred around spirits :)! While Natsume does contain some sort of plot line, Oinari-sama does not, this isn't a problem if you love Natsume at all, in fact it just makes it even more peaceful to watch :)!

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Kaze no Stigma

Kaze no Stigma

Years after having been exiled from the Kannagi household for being unable to utilize their fire magic, Kazuma returns to Japan, only to discover that the Kannagi family's very existence is threatened. Unknown to them, during his absence, he had become a Contractor and thus acquired a vast strength in wind magic. Not showing any remaining contempt for them, he offers to help solve the Kannagi household’s problems in return for large sums of money. Together with his younger brother Ren and the feisty heir to the Kannagi household, Ayano, he fights to protect those he cares about... for a price!

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silentlybroken

These series both have similarities in the form of "spectres" and those that fight to protect others from them. Both are centred around a main family, with certain people protecting. They are both very heart warming and enjoyable to watch and have a lot of action.

If you enjoy watching one, you will definitely like the other. They are pretty similar, and very good fun to watch!

wolfangel87

Kaze no Stigma and Wagaya no Oinari-sama have characters with unique supernatural abilities that have to fight to protect their family.

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Gingitsune: Messenger Fox of the Gods

Gingitsune: Messenger Fox of the Gods

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ZetsubouKaiji

Both these shows are about a normal human that have a deity protecting them. Both shows involve the characters bonding with the deity while at the same time getting advice from them.

Wagaya is more of an action series with the deity fighting to protect the main character. Gingitsune is more laid back and mostly has Gin the Fox Herald giving the main character advice. However, both series have a good deal of funny moments. The plots may differ but if you're looking for a show about Japanese Folklore with a strong deity helping a normal human then check out these shows.

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Inukami!

Inukami!

The Kawahira family specializes in dealing with troublesome spirits with the help of inukami, strong dog spirits that take human form. Members of the family are expected to make pacts with strong inukami in order to fulfill their duties, but their family has a black sheep: the perverted Keita, who charges people for his help. His inukami, Youko, is dedicated to make Keita completely hers. Her favorite form of punishment for him when he strays is teleporting him into the city completely naked. He's been arrested for indecent exposure so many times that he's a jailhouse regular, and is considered an outcast by his family and normal society; yet an inukami of the highest caliber chose to be his partner?! Is there really more to him than perverseness?

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Htieks

These two anime are way too similar. Both have a mischievous fox-like deity as main character, bound to humans and surrounded by many spirits of sort, who sometimes have to face evil creatures. Both have a lot of comedy with some cool battle scenes, some serious moments and a tiny bit of mystery.

Inukami! has lots of ecchi scenes and perverted jokes, while Oinari-sama has a much calmer tone and a more detailed plot,  but I think if you liked one you should check out the other.

InuYasha

InuYasha

Kagome is a normal high school girl who falls into a well, transporting her back in time to the feudal era. Upon her arrival to this world, she mercifully unleashes Inuyasha, a half demon. As if this isn't enough, she also discovers that she is the bearer of the Shikon no Tama, a jewel of great spiritual power, a jewel which has just shattered into a million shards. Now, along with Miroku the priest, Sango the demon hunter, and Shippou the mischievious fox-demon, they must set out to find the Shikon shards and defeat the evils of the demon Naraku.

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Saphiro01

Sometimes you just have to love a character with cute ears. But so much more so than that a good character driven story that is easy to jump into in the middle is also a good thing every once in a while. Inu Yasha and Wagaya no Onari-sama both have characters that are endearing and have a certain chemistry with eachother. Granted Inu has a Dog Boy and Onari-sama has a Fox Girl that happens to forget which gender they are and can be a boy too, but they both have to protect the one they care for. Sometimes this is rather reluctantly and from very dangerous and occasionally humorous Yokai <One of the many Japanese words for ghost or demon>. Since both series do take a slice of life with a bit of adventure tone A viewer of one could easily get into the other. Also Anyone who has a fetish for Miko girls will have plenty to oogle at with Kikyo and Ko.

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