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Manga / Kami-sama no Ekohiiki

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From left to right: Yashiro, Kenta, Kagura, and Rin.

"That was the 100th time."
Yashiro Amano,the good-natured All-Loving Hero, visits the rundown quiet shrine watched over by the lively sidekick fox attendant Ukon and the mischievous Shrine's God for 100 days to request for courage to blurt out his passionate romantic affections for his longtime crush, which catches The God,who has a lot of spare time on his hands,and Ukon's attention due to their lack of interest in life as they begin to intrude into his everyday mundane school and love life as Yashiro conforms into this amusing genderbender situation,meanwhile Yashiro begins to clash with various amount of characters and around his group of friends Romance Ensues.

Kami-sama no Ekohiiki (神様のえこひいき), also known as Favoritism of Gods, is a complete five volume Romantic Comedy Gender Bender Shōjo Manga that is serialized in the shōjo magazine, Margaret (マーガレットコミックス),and also includes a oneshot called Alice with Ukon-chan and God's Bell,which is published by Shueisha in March 2017. Kami-sama no Ekohiiki is written and illustrated by Komura Ayumi, who's written another genderbender manga called Usotsuki Lily.


Kami-sama No Ekohiiki provides examples of:

  • All Love Is Unrequited: Rin loves her friend Kagura romantically, but Kagura loves Kenta, who doesn't love anyone at all, and Yashiro happens to have unrequited feelings on his crush Kenta Nanahara and used to like Rin who is Kenta ex-girlfriend.
  • Being Watched: God notifies Kagura that he and Ukon would be watching over her the entire time since he finds her interesting and insists he won't be irresponsible by doing a bad thing such as abandoning her since he was the one who brought Yashiro/Kagura back to life.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Several examples includes:
    • In chapter 4,When Yashiro as Kagura implied he was not a virgin , Ukon remarks how he going to make a enemy out of the male readers because he is not a Celibate Hero.
  • Cherry Blossoms: Kenta and Kagura first meeting consists of cherry blossoms surrounding them when she is transferring into the school and also symbolizes Yashiro start at a new life and his touching reunion with his best friend.
  • Character Tics:
    • Yashiro has a habit of poking Kenta's head whenever he is near him. He does this as Kagura too though not intentionally.
  • Conveniently Seated: Kagura happens to be placed next to Kenta as a new student.Who happens to be his crush and best friend when was in his original body.
  • Cooldown Hug:examples of this includes:
    • Rin and Kagura while crying shares one after Yashiro saw his body in the hospital with seeing his mom for first time as Kagura after the car accident.
    • At the end of chapter 9,When Kenta and Yashiroas Kagura, after he revealed he was Yashiro to Kenta, Kenta begins to cry Tears of Joy that he couldn't even punched him like he originally planned too.
  • Death by Irony: In chapter 1,Yashiro states that he won't die jokingly while on the road to Kenta,he immediately got run over after he said that.
  • Different for Girls:Yashiro recognized that being a female is much different and harder than being a male ,as he begins to learn ways on how to put on a bra much to his dismay,blow drying his hair and tries to conforms to society standards and expectation as a girl.
  • Everyone Can See It:Rin immediately figures out Kagura like Kenta because he is the only guy she talks to at school.
  • Foreshadowing: Some examples of this includes:
    • Near the end of chapter 1, when God is transforming Yashiro into Kagura,Yashiro states that he and Kenta will be in love and by the end of the manga Yashiro and Kenta are in love and are a couple.
    • Kenta makes up a lot of excuses to why he can't go anywhere with Kagura and she wonders where he goes everyday,it is revealed in chapter 8,He stopped hanging out with girls and been waiting for Yashiro to wake up after the car accident.
  • Girly Girl: At first Kagura tries so hard to be girly and appears to be feminine for Kenta by appearing to speak in formal speaking though he likes the way she is. She also tries to appear this way to cover up the fact she is Yashiro.
  • I Don't Want to Ruin Our Friendship: Kenta's main reason for rejecting Yashiro's love confession is because he just want to be friends and nothing more in chapter 1.Yashiro as Kagura begins to understand his reason as he is in a similar situation with Rin knowing he can't respond to Rin's feelings for Kagura.
  • Intimate Hair Brushing:In Chapter 7,While Rin fixes Kagura's hair,She kissed her near her ear.
  • Invisible to Normals:Nobody can see Ukon or God besides Kagura and Yashiro ,but when Rin states she will begin to believe Kagura is Yashiro she sees them.
  • Love Triangle: Examples includes:
    • Rin,who is Kenta's Ex,is in love her friend Kagura,but Kagura is in love with Kenta,when he is in love with noone.
  • Mundane Wish: Yashiro could have chose to look like anything of his choosing,but ends up choosing to be a girl that matches Kenta's preference in girls so Kenta could love him.
  • Nothing Exciting Ever Happens Here: Both God and Ukon introduction to the beginning of the manga are them being bored as they have nothing much to do in their life with nothing being exciting to them anymore,but their interests changes as Yashiro comes into their lives.
  • Of Course I'm Not a Virgin: When Ukon notices that Yashiro is not excited that he has female breasts.Yashiro explains that this is not his first time seeing breasts as it was implied he had intercourse when he was 17 years old.
  • Opposites Attract: Yashiro, the Blue Oni, and Kenta, the Red Oni as best friends.
  • Reincarnation: God gives Yashiro a second chance at life as Kagura Tendou as a favor for Yashiro visiting his shrine for 100 times because many people don't visit the shrine as often Yashiro did.
  • Single Girl Seeks Most Popular Guy: Kagura happens to be in love with Kenta Nanahara who happens to be one of the most popular guys in the school.
  • Something Only They Would Say:In chapter 9,Yashiro as Kagura reveals Kenta's secrets such as how he wet the bed in second grade,how his mole got darker in fifth grade that he was so scared that he had a disease,he had sex for first time when he was 13 years old saying he was a victim of older girl,and while Yashiro grew taller than him in their second year of junior high he didn't walked next to him for while and lastly,Yashiro reveals the truth behind the scar to Kenta that only Yashiro knows about.This makes Kenta believes Kagura is Yashiro as he reveals things only he knew about.
  • Stalker with a Crush:Kenta assumes Kagura to be this in chapter 9 because Yashiro as Kagura confess to Kenta that he is Yashiro,Kenta thought he was joking about at first though realized he was quite serious,as he didn't believe him since he assumes Yashiro as Kagura stalk his best friend who is a coma that he will pay attention to him by telling a lie like that which makes him really angry.
  • Tearful Smile: Yashiro smiles while crying after being rejected by Kenta pretending not be hurt because he saw the rejection coming in chapter 1.
  • Their First Time:Kenta's first time when he had intercourse was when he was 13 with a unknown older woman who preyed upon him which has unfortunate implications as he later cried to Yashiro about it.
  • The Reveal: In chapter 7,when Yashiro as Kagura reveals he was Yashiro to Rin,She immediately got angry at him and delivers a Armor-Piercing Slap since she proceeds to reveals Yashiro is alive all along, but in a coma at the hospital.
  • Uncertain Doom: for Yashiro,though Yashiro is the only one that assumes he is dead,everyone knows his body was in a coma this entire time.
  • Wall Pin of Love:While Kagura,Raised as the Opposite Gender even Kenta heard of this lie,tries to hide in the boys bathroom from couple of guys entering the bathroom Kenta tries to help her by covering her in a bathroom stall.
  • You Must Be Cold:In chapter 5,Rin and Kagura share a moment when it was raining,Rin's uniform was see through because of the rain and she left her sweater at her house,Kagura decides to give her jacket.


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