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Noragami: Stray Stories

June 19, 2017 Leave a comment

Noragami: Stray Stories
By Adachitoka, Translated by Alethea and Athena Nibley.
Kodansha Comics, 192 pp.
Rating: Older Teens (16 +)

From Adachitoka comes the first spin-off to the hit Noragami series, Noragami: Stray Stories! This single volume contains several short stand alone tales of Yato, Yukine, Hiyori and the rest of the cast. Throughout the volume Yato and co. find themselves sucked into weird, awkward, and downright silly situations. These range from answering a prayer from a suicidal office worker, Yato getting a stalker, and an encounter with a serial killer. Don’t let the set ups fool you, Adachitoka manages to take each one in a surprisingly light and engaging direction, making for a surprisingly enjoyable comedic read!
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Noragami, Vols. 10 – 12

September 10, 2016 Leave a comment

Noragami, Vol. 12Noragami, Vols. 10 – 12
by Adachitoka, translated by Alethea Nibley and Athena Nibley
Kodansha Comics
Rating: Older Teen (16 +)

Yato’s trapped in the underworld and is at the mercy of the nightmarish, Izanami! Can his friends rescue him from the land of the dead? And if they do, what will the revelations of Yato’s family mean to the world of Noragami? All this and more in Noragami, Vols. 10 – 12 from Adachitoka.
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Noragami, Vol. 7

February 20, 2016 2 comments

Noragami, Vol. 7Noragami, Vol. 7
by Adachitoka
Kodansha Comics, 200 pgs
Rating: Older Teen (16 +)

In the wake of Yato’s battle with Bishamon and the revealing of Kugaha’s role in orchestrating the conflict, it’s time for the gang to recoup and unwind! Hiyori attempts to resume her school life, only to find it sidetracked thanks to Yato’s antics, and Yukine takes his next step on the road to being a fully functional shinki. Meanwhile, hanging over it all is the unanswered question: was Kugaha a solo act, or was he merely the start of something much bigger? Adachitoka’s charming supernatural action adventure series continues with Noragami, Vol. 7!
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Noragami, Vol. 5

September 4, 2015 5 comments

Not sure if it can be called a midweek review when it’s coming on Friday, but whatever it’s called, this is it! Before we get to this week’s review of Noragami, Vol. 5, some news.

And now, onto this week’s review of Noragami, Vol. 5!

Noragami, Vol. 5Noragami, Vol. 5
by Adachitoka
Kodansha Comics, 200 pgs
Rating: Older Teen (16 +)

Intrigue, betrayal and tragedy abound in Noragami, Vol. 5 from Adachitoka! Kugaha, a resentful servent of Bishamon, continues to scheme against his mistress, spinning his web and luring other servants of Bishamon into doing his dirty work. However, even this master planner is surprised when Yato shows up on Bishamon’s doorstep!
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Noragami, Vol. 4

June 8, 2015 Leave a comment

Noragami, Vol. 4Noragami, Vol. 4
by Adachitoka
Kodansha Comics, 200 pgs
Rating: Older Teen (16 +)

While Yato struggles with a possible cure for Hiyori’s half ayakashi problem, something’s rotten in the house of Bishamon. Adachitoka turns their eye to what being a shinki entails, the problems that can arise with them, and their relationships with the gods in Noragami, Vol. 4!
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Noragami, Vols. 2 + 3

March 23, 2015 Leave a comment

Noragami, Vol. 2Noragami, Vols. 2 + 3
Created by Adachitoka
Kodansha Comics
Rating: Older Teen (16 +)

After the dramatic fight that closed out the previous volume, Yato’s new Shinki, the spirit of a deceased which can become a weapon, Yukine struggles to adjust to the after life and his new role and relationship with Yato. Tempers flare and patiences begin to fray, and if attempting to reign in his smart mouthed, disrespectful Shinki wasn’t enough trouble for Yato, he also has the unfortunate luck of crossing paths with the warrior god Bishamon who’s got a score to settle with our favorite down on his luck deity! Adachitoka, the creative team behind Alive continue to explore their world of working class Gods and evil spirits while also shedding some light on Yato’s history with Noragmi, Vols. 2 + 3!
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Noragami, Vol. 1

January 7, 2015 1 comment

Welcome to first midweek manga review of the 2015! As mentioned in Monday’s review of Ajin: Demi-Human, Vol. 2, I’ll be posting two reviews a week for the month of January, but only the Wednesday reviews will get the news round ups. So, before we get to my review of Noragami, Vol. 1, let’s take a look at some of the news highlights from the last month or so…

And now onto the midweek manga review of Noragami, Vol. 1!

Noragami, Vol. 1Noragami, Vol. 1
by Adachitoka
Kodansha Comics, 200 pp
Rating: Older Teen (16+)

From Adachitoka, artist of Alive: The Final Evolution, comes the supernatural action/adventure comedy, Noragami. Noragami, Vol. 1 introduces us to Yato, a down on his luck god desperate to build up a base of worshippers. Unfortunately he’s not a terribly likable fellow and has zero marketing skills. As a result he’s forced to leave his number in some rather suspect places, such as alley way walls, bathroom stall doors, park benches and more. As one might suspect, the kind of requests, prayers and pleas for help he receives are not exactly up to his demanding standards, thus hijinks ensue.
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