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''Kamisama Dolls'' is a manga series by Hajime Yamamura. An AnimatedAdaptation has aired in [[Summer2011Anime Summer 2011]].

Not so [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Ordinary College Student]] Kyouhei moved away from his small village to study philosophy at Tokyo University, hoping to escape the life of a Seki [[RefusalOfTheCall before it was thrust upon him]]. Unfortunately, [[TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive Kyouhei finds himself witnessing a string of bloody murders]] involving members of his estranged clan. Another Seki by the name of Aki escaped his prison in the village and is slaughtering them with the use of a mystical doll known as a "Kakashi." And the only one with the power to stop him is Kyouhei's little sister Utao, who has a Kakashi that Kyouhei was supposed to receive, but little in the way of the experience to fight with it.

Kyouhei finds himself conflicted between wanting to stop Aki before he kills anyone else, and staying away from the affairs of the Seki he left behind.
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!!This series contains examples of:

* AbhorrentAdmirer: How Utao views Yurako.
* {{Accidental Pervert}}: Kyohei seems to have one of these moments every episode.
** MsFanservice: Hibino is almost always the victim.
*** In episode 6, she tiredly tells Kyouhei and Utao that she's used to it.
* AlliterativeName: Kyohei Kuga, Shingo Sago (Hibino's father), Kuuko and Kyouske Karahari. Subverted with [[spoiler:Kirio]].
* AxCrazy: Aki, Mahiru [[spoiler: and Kyouhei. He's just better at hiding it than them.]] All the fault of the Monster Kakashi [[spoiler: trying to eat their minds/souls]], apparently.
* {{Berserk Button}}:
** Kuuko doesn't like it when people [[{{Giving Someone The Pointer Finger}} point]].
** Don't ever mention sensei to Kyohei, if you're Aki.
* BigBrotherAttraction: Utao, a little bit.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Kyohei towards Utao
* [[BigBrotherBully Big Sister Bully]]: Moyako to Yurako
* {{Big Damn Heroes}}: [[spoiler: [[TabletopGame/{{Clue}} Kuuko in episode 12 with the]] [[{{Golf Clubbing}} golf club]].]]
* BloodbathVillainOrigin
* {{Bring My Brown Pants}}: Mahiru wets herself in terror during episode 10's flashback. Understandable given the [[MindRape circumstances]].
* ButtMonkey: The universe clearly enjoys screwing with Utao's little world. Aki is a milder example; after years of imprisonment he's being now occasionally captured and abused... not by his pursuers, but by passing psycho females with no interest in his past crimes.
* BuxomIsBetter: Hibino. Utao and Kyouhei are the only Seki/former Seki who know her beyond some variation on "the girl with the boobs".
* TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive: Leaving the village didn't help Kyohei.
* CastOfSnowflakes
* CensorShadow: In the first episode of the anime, but oddly, ''only'' in the first episode so far.
* TheClan: The Seki are kind of like a cult with a surprisingly large reach across Japan.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Mahiru toward Kyouhei.
** Utao too, but she mostly gets ignored.
* CoolBigSis: Hibino is this towards Utao.
** [[spoiler:Utao]] wants to be this towards [[spoiler:Kirio]]
* CoolShades: Koushiro
* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler:Kyouhei-controlled Kukuri vs. berserk Magatsuhi ends with the latter's destruction.]]
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* CreepyDoll: UncannyValley is not what makes them creepy, as they're far from humanoid.
* CutenessProximity: Hibino around Utao.
** Suou's reaction to seeing Utao is to immediately [[TheGlomp glomp]] her.
** And then there's Yurako too much to her dismay.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Kyohei, very much so.
* DesignStudentsOrgasm: The OP combines this with the traditional "character roster" approach.
* DestinationDefenestration: It's DieOrFly training, Utao.
* DramaticChaseOpening: First Episode
* EmpathicWeapon
* EnfantTerrible: Aki implied.
* EvilOldFolks: The Elder Hyuga.
* EvolvingCredits: Everytime a new Seki is introduced.
* FieryRedhead: Kuuko
* FriendlyEnemy: The Hyuga and Kuga are rivals for influence in Karakami Village, but the interactions between Seki from both clans (barring the crazy ones) is rather friendly.
* GagBoobs: What Hibino's 'assets' smoothly evolved into.
* GreyAndGrayMorality: The Kuga family is ALighterShadeOfGray, though.
* HalfIdenticalTwin[=/=]LongLostRelative: Kirio is [[spoiler:Utao's]] and he uses a Kakashi with [[ShockAndAwe lightning-based attacks]].
** SeparatedAtBirth
** DudeLooksLikeALady: Kirio in a towel can be easily mistaken as [[spoiler:Utao]], at least that's what Moyako says.
* {{Hand Puppet}}s: Kukuri and Utao hand puppets appear at the end of each anime episode giving trivia about the series.
* HeroicSacrifice[=/=]TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler:Senou sacrifices herself to save Aki.]]
* HeroicBSOD: Utao in episode 5.
* IHaveBoobsYouMustObey: Kuuko tries it and fails in episode 2.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Kyohei.
* IdenticalStranger: According to Aki, Hibino looks a lot like his and Kyohei's teacher.
* ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies: Kyohei tries to pull this after the fight against Mahiru. Hibino doesn't care.
* JapaneseSchoolClub: Kuuko heads the True Science club. Too bad she isn't good at keeping members.
* KarmaHoudini[=/=]VillainWithGoodPublicity: Atsushi ruins [[spoiler:Chihaya's]] life because she slapped him.
* TheKidWithTheRemoteControl: Utao. Although she's still a tad green and can use advice from a BigBrotherMentor like Kyohei.
* LapPillow: Not a bad way to wake up, Kyohei.
* LargeHam: Kuuko
* {{Leitmotif}}: Every seki has its own signature melody that kakashis play when they are controled,
* LittleSisterHeroine: PlayedForLaughs with Utao.
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: Hibino was purposedly kept out of the village's secret by her father.
* TheLostLenore: [[spoiler: Chihaya-sensei is a Type A for Aki. Kyohei seems to have gotten over it thanks to Hibino.]]
* LoveDodecahedron: The series has become this with all the various characters being introduced. Utao and Mahiru are confirmed to be in love with Kyouhei, who seems to have a crush on Hibino. However, in the past he, and likewise with Atsushi were in love with [[spoiler:Chihaya]]. She had a thing with Aki. Aki, in turn, is implied to be liked by Moyako. Yurako, Moyako's sister, also has some sort of crush / CutenessProximity thing towards Utao. That's just the major ones too.
* LoveTriangle: Many, bordering on LoveDodecahedron. Those included are:
** Kyouhei->[[spoiler:Chihaya]]<->Aki
** Moyako->[[spoiler:Aki]]<->[[spoiler:Chihaya]]
** And Utao->Kyouhei<->Hibino, if the BigBrotherAttraction is to be believed.
* MarionetteMaster: Sekis and their kakashis.
* TheMasquerade: Sekis are unknown beyond the village, and TheClan wants it to stay that way.
** At least partly [[TheUnmasquedWorld unmasked]] by the Seki battles in the middle of downtown Tokyo.
* MeaningfulName: Whenever Utao uses Kukuri it starts singing. "Uta" is the Japanese word for "song".
** Takemikazuchi takes its name from a Shinto kami, [[spoiler: as does Amaterasu]].
*** All of the Kakashi, in fact, take their names from aspects of Shintoism.
* {{Meganekko}}: Kuuko
* {{Miko}}: Utao is not one, but she dresses the part while on the village.
** Moyako and Yurako Somaki dress that way as well, and they're also not mikos.
* MindRape: The Kakashi in episode 10
* MomentKiller: Kyohei got close to asking out Hibino in the first episode... but a drunk Suou barged in.
** And again same situation in episode 9.
* MoodWhiplash: Seems like a slice of life show about a college student having his first romance. Let's watch the awkward flirt -- whoa, dead bodies in the elevator. Okay, let's forget that for a moment and go back to flirting. Scary robot. Cute little sister. Epic battle. Panty shot. Epic battle. Incest joke. Epic battle. Mysterious conspiracy. And back to flirting. And that's just episode 1.
** Utao is a ''walking'' Mood Whiplash. The writers can't see to make her focus to stay with the same expression. There's literally one episode where she thinks Kyohei is getting intimate with Hibino and beats him up...only for literally seconds later, her hugging him.
* MookHorrorShow: [[spoiler:Aki's]] UnstoppableRage at the end of episode 7.
* MoralEventHorizon: In-universe example: Aki thinks he's crossed it. [[TheseHandsHaveKilled No redemption possible.]]
* {{Mundane Utility}}: In episode 2, Utao tries to practice controlling Kukuri by using him (?) to play a video game.
* NiceGirl: Hibino.
* NotDistractedByTheSexy: Kuuko see above and later she sits on [[spoiler:Aki]] and he's completely unfazed.
* NotSoDifferent: Referring to Moyako, [[spoiler:Kirio]] acts very similarly to [[spoiler:Utao]].
* OnlySaneMan: Kou. The only current Seki willing to talk things out calmly and only interested in his mission to try and recapture Aki rather than pursuing personal vendettas.
* PayEvilUntoEvil: [[spoiler:Aki]] kills [[spoiler:Atsushi]] by [[CruelAndUnusualDeath cutting his head from the nose off]].
* PowerNullifier: Mahiru's Kakashi, Magatsuhi can do this if another Kakashi is caught in it's barrier.
* RapeAndRevenge: That's [[spoiler: Aki's]] StartOfDarkness.
* RapeAsDrama: [[spoiler:Chihaya]]
* RefusalOfTheCall: Kyohei.
* RescueRomance: How Mahiru fell for Kyohei.
** [[spoiler: Then Hibino towards Kyohei by episode 13.]]
* RivalTurnedEvil: Aki and Kyohei used to be friendlier before [[spoiler:the whole incident with Chihaya-sensei]].
* RoaringRampageOfRescue: [[spoiler:Kyohei when Magatsuhi goes berserk and grabs Hibino.]]
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler:Aki]] after [[spoiler:Chihaya]] was killed, UnstoppableRage style.
* ScarsAreForever: [[spoiler:Kirio]], revealed in episode 6.
* SecretChaser: Kuuko Karahari.
* ShockAndAwe: Takemikazuchi
* ShoutOut: In the trailer after episode 2, Utao mentions the {{Konami Code}}.
* SpoiledBrat: Mahiru, so much.
* StartOfDarkness: Aki's, Episode seven.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Utao looks like a younger version of her mother. [[spoiler: So does Kirio, of course]]
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Hibino is not interested in Kyohei. At all. Kuuko, however, is no fool.
* TailorMadePrison: Aki's last known residence.
* TeacherStudentRomance
* TokenMiniMoe: Utao
* {{Trademark Favorite Food}}[=/=]SweetTooth: Utao loves cake.
* TragicVillain: In the SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains, Aki is a Type II.
* TwiceShy: Hibino and Kyohei [[spoiler: until episode 13]].
* UncannyVillage
* TheUnsmile: Utao tries to give one to [[spoiler:Kirio]].
-->Kyouhei: (to Utao) "You never did learn how to smile, did you?"
* UsedToBeASweetKid: [[spoiler: Aki. While not being so social in the first place, Chihaya grew on him and made him raise a dog, which finally made him smile for the first time. Her death however, changed everything for him.]]
** DespairEventHorizon
* WaveMotionGun: Kukuri has two: in its eye and another in its left hand.
* WeaponOfChoice: Kuuko's taser.
* WeightWoe: Hibino suffers from this in the second special. Turns out it was her muscles that's causing the problems.
* WhenHeSmiles: Aki.
* WildCard: Mahiru.
* {{Yandere}}: Mahiru, however she doesn't want to kill Hibino.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Utao and [[spoiler:Kirio]] have purple hair and Mahiru has dark green hair.
* YoureInsane
* YourOtherLeft: Utao has this problem with in episodes 5 and 6.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Mahiru, oh yes.
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