There are thousands of gods and other spiritual creatures believed to be in Japan.
This article will discuss the most popular anime featuring gods and other spirit creatures, both from Japan and the West.
While the existence of God is a subject of debate, this list of God anime series does not attempt to influence your beliefs.
These God anime series are suitable for all faiths: agnostics and believers, as well as those who don’t believe in God.
In anime, gods are seen as beings with special powers but also have flaws. The mythologies of gods are often used to inspire anime.
They also include background information and historical details. It can also be a learning experience.
This article will include a list of the most popular god-themed anime. It will then be followed by a comprehensive list of anime that focuses on deities.
Keep in mind that there is many other anime with Gods.
- 21. Record of Ragnarok
- 20. Kamisama Kazouku
- 19. Kamichama Karin
- 18. Nekogami Yaoyorozu
- 17. Idaten Deities Know Only Peace
- 16. Neo Ranga
- 15. Saint Seiya
- 14. Cautious Hero
- 13. Kamigami no Asobi
- 12. Death Note
- 11. Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha (Inari, Kon Kon)
- 10. Dungeon Ni Deai wo Motomeru No Wa Machigatteiru Darou ka?
- 9. Kamichu! (The Goddess is a Middle School Student)
- 8. Spice and Wolf
- 7. Kannagi (Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens)
- 6. Konosuba
- 5. Campione!: Matsurowanu Kamigami to Kamigoroshi no Maou (Campione!)
- 4. Kamisama Kiss
- 3. Aa! Megami-sama (Oh! My Goddess)
- 2. Kami Nomi zo Shiru Sekai (The World God Only Knows)
- 1. Noragami
21. Record of Ragnarok
Indeed, the Netflix animators were not able to do the Manga justice. Look for an anime with an interesting story to watch.
This might not be the best choice for you, but if all you want to do is watch anime Gods in action, this might be a blessing.
In the world of Ragnarok, the gods have made a council to talk about things that affect everyone. Every thousand years, this council meets to decide what will happen to people.
The panel is sick of giving people chances after 7 million years. Because people are so greedy, the Gods decide that the human realm should end.
Brunhilde, a Valkyrie, made a plan to give people one last chance to prove their worth. They all agreed that there would be a battle between the gods and the people.
This fight will be called the battle of Ragnarok.
20. Kamisama Kazouku
After reading the summary, I’m sure you are interested in this God anime. When I read about this anime on My Anime List, I was excited too, and I watched it right away.
A story about a god who learns how humans live is an interesting idea, and it is done very well. Everything is worth appreciating, from the story to how the characters grow.
Samatarou looks like a normal high school student who lives a normal life, but this is not true. Samatarou is the child of God and a goddess.
The whole family lives in the world of humans so that Samatarou can learn more about them and become a better God. But things will change for him when he meets a girl and falls in love with her.
19. Kamichama Karin
Kamichama Karin first aired in 2007. It was based on a classic shojo manga. At first glance, it seems like any other kid-friendly anime, but it’s a carefully made masterpiece that will blow your mind every other episode.
Karin Hanazono is a 13-year-old girl who has lost her parents and is trying to make it in the world on her own. After her parents died, she only had a mean aunt left. Her grades start to get worse, and she starts to feel sad.
One day, her cousin says something means about her cat, which makes her angry. She finds out that the ring her mother gave her isn’t like any other ring and has supernatural powers.
Once the bad guys find out about this ring and what it can do, they will start to go after Karin. Karin starts to fight back against these scary things while learning more and more about her new powers.
18. Nekogami Yaoyorozu
Nekogami Yaoyorozu is another God anime you should watch because it is funny and entertaining.
You have to watch this one, especially if you like how good anime cats are. I’m going to make a full list of the most popular anime cats, and our main characters will be near the top.
The main character of the story is the Cat God Mayu, who used to gamble in Takama-ga-Hara. When she was caught, she was kicked out of heaven and given a lower position.
After she was sent away, she had to stay on earth. She moved in with a girl named Yuzu in a place called Yaoyorozudou, which was an antique shop.
17. Idaten Deities Know Only Peace
Who doesn’t love an old story about gods and demons fighting? Idaten Deities is a new anime about gods that are airing as I write this post.
The story is nothing special, but the action is great. You get to see little kid Gods fight huge monsters, sometimes easily and sometimes with a lot of effort.
In a fight that took place 800 years ago between gods and demons, the gods used themselves to keep the demons out.
Eight hundred years have passed since the Great War, and in that time the new gods have only known peace.
They have never fought before, and now that demons are coming back to life, their peaceful lives are about to change. A new war is just around the corner.
16. Neo Ranga
Neo Ranga is a hidden gem that you won’t find on many online lists. Neo Ranga is a TV show that has 48 episodes spread out over 2 seasons.
The story is about two sisters who worship different gods. It’s a funny mess-up that will make you laugh.
The Shimabara sisters Manami, Ushio, and Yuuhi are at the center of the story. They live on their own in an apartment they rent and are always finding new clues about where their brother might be. The oldest sister is in charge of making and baking.
One day, a young man from the island of Barou in the Pacific tells her that her brother has died. The sister’s last name is Barou because their brother married the royal family of Barou.
Neo Ranga is the god of the land of Barou. They later found out that Neo Ranga is a huge monster.
15. Saint Seiya
You should always watch an anime about Gods that is based on Greek mythology. Saint Seiya is a typical action anime that you can watch if you just want to relax.
The anime also has 12 powerful beings based on the 12 signs of the zodiac. Saint Seiya is a good anime to watch once if you like the style. It has a good story and a lot of action.
A long-ago time, some strong men lived their whole lives to protect Goddess Athena’s honor. People called them Saints.
Seiya is a young man who wants to become a Saint. It won’t be easy, though, because many other powerful people also want that job.
14. Cautious Hero
There are a lot of God anime where a hero and a God work together to fight evil. This anime also goes in that direction, but in a very funny way.
The main character in this anime is very strong but very careful because he doesn’t want to die. When you see how cautious he is about everything, you will laugh a lot.
Goddess Ristarte is looking for a hero to save the world of Gaeabrande, which is a parallel world. She looks for candidates from Earth and chooses Seiya Rygin, a young man whose numbers are off the charts.
But he does have one problem: he is too careful about everything. The goddess is getting annoyed by Seiya’s behavior, but she needs him to help her save Gaeabrande.
13. Kamigami no Asobi
Kamigami no Asobi is an anime that was adapted from an otome.
Kusanagi Yui, the main character of the story, is summoned by Zeus the Greek god to make her a member of a school for gods.
Yui was summoned to show other gods how it feels to be human.
It will increase their understanding of humans and will bring them closer together.
This anime is a reverse harem and the male cast are gods.
They are eye candy. They are gods but they have flaws just like humans.
There are many types of gods from different cultures.
For example, there are Greek gods and Egyptian gods.
Each one has a distinct personality, which makes them seem like they aren’t that different from humans personality-wise.
12. Death Note
Shinigami is a God of death and can kill anyone by writing his victim’s name into a Death Note notebook.
Ryuki becomes bored with his shinigami routine and takes an interest in people, leaving the Death Note to Light Yagami.
The light uses this divine power to rid the world of all criminals and create a new one.
He would be revered as a god in this new world. The police discovered quickly that the serial killer was killing criminals.
Japanese detectives work with the most skilled detectives in the world to find the culprit.
L is an eccentric man who goes by the name Light.
The anime depicts the plot between Light, his notebook, a useless Shinigami, and L and their task force.
11. Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha (Inari, Kon Kon)
Fushimi Inari, a shy, clumsy, and awkward girl, has a crush on a boy, just like many girls her age.
Fushimi’s crush is on the kind-hearted Kouji Takabaashi.
But she can’t bring herself to admit it to him.
Inari saves a fox pup and the shrine god Ukanomitama no-kami gives her the ability to transform into another human.
We get to see Inari’s use of the power granted by Ukanomitama no-kami to learn more about the world.
Although it’s fun to have this godlike ability, it doesn’t mean we can solve all our problems.
Even Ukanomitama no-kami, the shrine god, has her problems.
10. Dungeon Ni Deai wo Motomeru No Wa Machigatteiru Darou ka?
Is it wrong to try to pick up girls in a dungeon?
The anime takes place in Orario, where adventurers come together to search for treasures underground in the Dungeon.
Bell Cranel is not interested in fame or wealth, but he does want to find girls.
However, he soon realizes that anything can happen at the Dungeon, and he ends up becoming the damsel-in-distress!
Strangely, many anime about gods, even ones of action, contain a lot of comedy.
This subtitle shows what we managed.
This list includes anime that feature deities with a lot of humor or that show less than once a day.
9. Kamichu! (The Goddess is a Middle School Student)
Yurie Hitotsubashi is just like any middle school student, struggling with teenage problems such as exams and confessing her feelings to her crush.
She tells her friends one day that she suddenly became a god overnight.
Her friends called her kamichu.
This is a combination of the words ‘kami’, which means god, ‘chugakusei, which means middle school student, and ‘chugakusei, which means goddess.
Yurie is a god and a person who learns and improves throughout the series.
What is a god supposed to do? Yurie, now a god with a newfound divinity, can do the same things as gods like making wishes come true and curing curses.
It seems that even meeting aliens is one of God’s responsibilities!
Although the idea of a god conjured up images of being powerful, flawless, and graceful, Yurie, who is still clumsy, does not seem to have any of those qualities.
8. Spice and Wolf
A young man discovers in his wagon Holo, a goddess over 600 years of age.
Holo is a young human except that he has ears and tails similar to wolves.
She is the goddess of harvests.
After making a promise to a villager in the past, she revealed that she was the one who blessed the village with plentiful wheat crops for many decades.
Villagers are losing faith in Holo, and they are developing their farming methods, which allows them to become independent.
Holo feels no need to be with the residents and is becoming isolated.
7. Kannagi (Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens)
Jin Murikiya is Jin’s male protagonist.
Unknowingly, he creates a sculpture of a girl using the trunk of a sacred tree.
The sculpture transforms into Nagi, a goddess who suffers from amnesia.
She is angry at Jin for cutting down the sacred tree and she needs his help to remove the impurities from the area that have increased as a result of the tree being cut down.
Jin has a determination to trace Nagi’s past due to her amnesia.
Although goddesses may sound elegant, Nagi is a childish being.
Nagi is forced to live with Jin as the goddess is demanding and lazy.
This goddess has a serious side, however, as Kannagi shows her serious side.
It fits the expectations of a goddess.
Jin falls in love slowly with the goddess, who has a split personality.
Kazuma Sato, a hikikomori teenager, meets a goddess named Aqua.
She offers to take him to a parallel world, similar to an MMORPG controlled and managed by a Demon King.
He can live there and fight monsters.
Kazuma offers Aqua a superpowered item or superpower, but Aqua refuses to go with him to Axel in the parallel universe.
Aqua is ineffective!
5. Campione!: Matsurowanu Kamigami to Kamigoroshi no Maou (Campione!)
Godou Kusanagi is made the Campione (or god slayer) after defeating the God Of War.
As a god slayer, his task is to defeat Heretical Gods who are out of control.
He is a god slayer and attracts many admiring girls.
Erica Blandelli is particularly interested in Godou which creates awkward situations for him.
This anime is a harem, but it also contains ecchi.
This series is focused on polytheism and features gods from different cultures.
It also provides information about these gods.
Warrior is a feature that allows gods to battle.
It relies on how much information they have about their opponents to win.
The gods can also be informed by girls kissing each other!
4. Kamisama Kiss
Kamisama kiss is a shoujo that combines comedy and romance.
Nanami is a young girl who was forced from her home by her gambling father.
She abandoned her and fled with many debts.
Nanami is walking the streets when she meets a man.
He learns about Nanami’s history and offers Nanami a place to call home.
It is an abandoned temple where she becomes the deity.
3. Aa! Megami-sama (Oh! My Goddess)
Keiichi Morisato may be unlucky, but he is a kind and generous person.
He is a college student and has to care for the dorm while his senpais go.
He is nearing the end of his last chore and wants to call his Senpai,
but he accidentally dials The Goddess Help Line instead.
Belldandy, the goddess, asks Keiichi if he has any wishes.
He jokes that he wants her to stay forever with him.
This series’ concept of gods or goddesses is loosely based on Norse and Celtic mythology.
There are many categories, restrictions, and classes of goddesses.
Goddesses are intended to bring joy to all people, particularly those who have kind hearts.
The series features demons and angels as well as goddesses.
If you are looking for a romantic series that features a goddess as the lead, this series is it!
2. Kami Nomi zo Shiru Sekai (The World God Only Knows)
Keima Katsuragi, a high school student, is obsessed with galge games that are focused on interactions between eye-catching anime-style girls.
Due to his extraordinary skills in conquering 2D girls online, he is called the God of Conquest.
He accepts an anonymous challenge he thinks is a game.
Then he is assigned to help Elsie the demon, and make girls fall in love.
Keima Katsuragi may not be a god as he is an online gamer, but some goddesses play a key role in this series.
The six goddesses called the Jupiter Sisters were named after Jupiter, a Roman god.
Each goddess has her unique ability, which is sort of like the Sailor Guardians in the Sailor Moon series.
Yato is a minor God who wants many worshippers.
Yato is such a small god that there aren’t any shrines dedicated to him.
He charges 5 yen per job to get more people to come to him.
The weapon partner becomes bored with him and leaves.
Hiyori Iki, a young girl, takes Yato’s hit in an accident.
Her soul becomes attached to her body and she demands Yato fix it.
One would never have thought that gods could go unnoticed and offer their services for a very low price.
Although gods are created out of the desires of people, it seems that many people have forgotten the gods they desire.
Noragami has many elements from Buddhism and Shinto.
If you are looking for anime with a god- or goddess-themed theme, these are the series we recommend.
You will learn a lot about different gods from the various cultures in most of these series.
This anime may make you more spiritual.
Please leave your suggestions in the comments section below if you know of any god anime that you think is great.