Kamisama Kiss (also known as Kamisama Hajimemashita in Japanese) is a romantic anime television series which is based on a manga series of the same name. Written and illustrated by Julietta Suzuki, the manga series was first published on February 20, 2008, and ran till May 20, 2016. Almost half a decade after the initial publication of the manga series, Kamisama Kiss was picked up to be adapted into an anime television series.
Subsequently, Season 1 of Kamisama Kiss premiered on October 2, 2012, and was a hit among fans of the manga series and new viewers alike. Unsurprisingly, the show was renewed for a second season, and Season 2 first made its way to viewers’ screens on January 6, 2015. Since then, fans of the show have been waiting to hear news on a third season. Here’s everything we know about Season 3 thus far.
Kamisama Kiss Season 3 Release Date:
Kamisama Kiss season 2 premiered in Japan on January 6, 2015 and ran till March 31 of the same year. Although years have passed since then, Kamisama Kiss is yet to be renewed for a third season.
However, don’t lose all hope yet. Anime shows are sometimes renewed years after their release, so there’s still some time left for the producers to announce a new season. We are hoping that Kamisama Kiss season 3 release date could fall sometime in 2020 or 2021. We will update this section as soon as we hear more. We’re keeping our ears open for news on Season 3 of Kamisama Kiss and we’ll update this section as soon as we hear something reliable.
Kamisama Kiss English Dub:
For those who like watching anime shows in English, the good news is that Kamisama Kiss has a pretty good English dub which was made keeping in mind the show’s international fanbase. If you want to watch the show in English, you can find dubbed episodes on Funimation and Anime-Planet.
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Kamisama Kiss Plot:
The plot of Kamisama Kiss revolves around a high school girl called Nanami Momozono. While Nanami wants to live out her life like just any other high schooler, circumstances for her to take a path less trodden.
Having been born to a father who is a reckless gambler, Nanami has a difficult childhood and grows up in hardship. When she is in high school, her father messes up real bad and lands the family in terrible debt. With no money, Nanami is unable to pay rent at the place she was living in, and is thus kicked out.
Homeless and with debt collectors out to get her, Nanami takes to the streets. After wandering around for a while, Nanami takes a seat at a park bench to gather her thoughts when a kind act on her part leads to her life being turned on his head. While sitting at the park, Nanami notices a man hanging from a tree because he is being chased by a dog. Being kind at heart, Nanami helps the man come down from the tree and chases the dog away. The two soon start talking an Nanami narrates her life story to the man, whose name is Mikage. Upon learning about Nanami’s position, Mikage decides to return the favour and grants Nanami his home as a token of gratitude for saving him from the dog. Despite being reluctant, Nanami agrees to stay at his place since she is homeless.
However, when Nanami arrives at the man’s home, she is shocked to find that it is actually a shrine. At the shrine, Nanami meets Onikiri and Kotetsu, who are the keepers of the shrine, and gets to learn about its history. She then goes on to meet Tomoe, who is Mikage’s familiar, and learns that Mikage was actually the Earth deity of the shrine and transferred his powers and responsibilities to Nanami when she saved him from the dog in the park.
While Nanami is initially reluctant to live with Tomoe, Onikiri, and Kotetsu, and become the Earth deity, she slowly gets used to her new role and starts working hard to be a worthy Earth deity. As the show progresses Nanami and Tomoe walk the path of godhood together, and face the myriad challenges which come their way. Later in the show, Nanami falls in love with Tomoe and confesses her feelings for him, but Tomoe rejects her as love between a human and a familiar is taboo. Despite rejecting Nanami, however, Tomoe also finds himself falling for her, and the show tracks the changing relationship between the two as they live out their lives.
Kamisama Kiss Characters:
Although Kamisama Kiss had dozens of characters, there are only two main characters in the show. Below, we’ve given you brief backgrounds on each of the main characters.
[WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD]
Nanami Momozono: The main protagonist of the show, Nanami is a teenager with a troubled childhood. Owing to her father’s gambling problem, Nanami grew up poor and was often mocked by others in her school for her poverty. Following a major faux pas by her father, Nanami is left homeless as she cannot pay her rent. However, her life changes when she saves a man from a dog while trying to survive on the streets. She soon comes to know that the man, Mikage, is the local Earth deity and that his powers have been transferred to her. Thrust into the role of the new Earth deity, Nanami has no option but to adapt to her new life, and she soon gets used to juggling her duties as a deity and her academic responsibilities at school. Later in the show, Nanami falls in love with Tomoe but is rejected by him as it is taboo for a human and a demon to become lovers. Although Nanami starts off with negligible spiritual powers, her powers grow as the she progresses and becomes a capable and powerful Earth deity.
Tomoe: A fox yokai, Tomoe is the familiar of former Earth deity Mikage. When Tomoe learns that Mikage has transferred his powers to Nanami, he grudgingly enters into a contract with her wherein Nanami agrees to make him her familiar. Displeased at Nanami being named the new Earth deity, Tomoe is initially very hostile and condescending towards Nanami. However, Tomoe’s feelings for Nanami change as the show progresses, and he becomes extremely attached to her and is constantly worrying about her well-being. Later, Tomoe also falls in love with Nanami despite rejecting her initially. As far as Tomoe’s powers are concerned, he’s shown to be extremely powerful and can disable other familiars easily. Owing to his protectiveness about Nanami, Tomoe often threatens anyone who speaks ill of her or threatens her with violence.
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