In times of need, if you look in the right place, you just may see a strange telephone number scrawled in red. If you call this number, you will hear a young man introduce himself as the Yato God.
Yato is a minor deity and a self-proclaimed “Delivery God,” who dreams of having millions of worshippers. Without a single shrine dedicated to his name, however, his goals are far from being realized. He spends his days doing odd jobs for five yen apiece, until his weapon partner becomes fed up with her useless master and deserts him.
Just as things seem to be looking grim for the god, his fortune changes when a middle school girl, Hiyori Iki, supposedly saves Yato from a car accident, taking the hit for him. Remarkably, she survives, but the event has caused her soul to become loose and hence able to leave her body. Hiyori demands that Yato return her to normal, but upon learning that he needs a new partner to do so, reluctantly agrees to help him find one. And with Hiyori’s help, Yato’s luck may finally be turning around.
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 5, 2014 to Mar 23, 2014
Premiered: Winter 2014
Broadcast: Sundays at 23:30 (JST)
Producers: Avex Entertainment, Dentsu, Shochiku, Kodansha, Movic, Ai Addiction, Lawson HMV Entertainment, A-Sketch
Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Supernatural, Shounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
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Episode-1 ‘A Housecat, a Stray God, and a Tail‘
A schoolgirl suffers out-of-body experiences following a street accident in which she saves the life of a lad, not knowing he’s a young, unknown god jonesing for recognition.
Angry that Yato hasn’t found a way to heal her yet, Hiyori takes matters into her own hands. She hurries off to find a new Regalia for Yato, but encounters disaster instead.
Episode-3 ‘Bidden Calamity/strong>’
Yukine learns that living with a god isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, but things start to change when an unexpected client hires Yato for a job.
Episode-4 ‘Where Happiness Lies’
Yato introduces Yukine and Hiyori to one of the Seven Gods of Fortune, except this god is nothing like what they imagined.
Yato teaches Yukine a new technique to ward off Phantoms, and it’s not long until this skill is put to the test. To make matters worse, Yato must also contend with the naughty thoughts and feelings Yukine has for Hiyori.
Episode-6 ‘Scary Person’
Yato and Yukine are suddenly attacked by Bishamon, a skimpily-dressed goddess of war. While Yato tries to deal with the situation in an injured state, Hiyori seeks help from another god.
Episode-7 ‘Uncertainty & Destiny’
Bishamon and other gods must exterminate the Phantoms that have poured out of the newly-opened Vent; however, Yukine and Yato are still on unfriendly terms – a fact that a mysterious Nora uses to her advantage.
Episode-8 ‘Over the Line’
Despite his poor condition, Yato is hired to help a student with a bullying problem, but things take a drastic turn when both the student and Yukine come face-to-face with the reality of their situations.
With Yato on the verge of death, Hiyori and friends decide to hold a dangerous purification ritual that requires outside help, but who would willingly risk their life for this unknown god?
Episode-10 ‘Regarded with Hate’
Hiyori rings in the new year by visiting a nearby shrine. Nora and a sinister god of calamity named Rabo have other plans for her, though.
Episode-11 ‘Abandoned God’
Hiyori mysteriously loses all memory of Yato but no one else. While Yato struggles to help her remember, Nora and Rabo continue with their scheme.
Episode-12 ‘A Scrap of a Memory’
Yato and Yukine face Rabo and Nora in a final battle.