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  • Alternate Character Interpretation:
    • In the beginning, Nanami was a poor girl who was suddenly given the powers of the previous landgod. She had to constantly put up with Tomoe giving her crap for no real reason other than he just could. However, when she's told that she could make Tomoe her Familiar, thus giving her full control over him, she expresses... sinister delight in the new knowledge. Was she eager to get back at him for what he did to her earlier or did she like the idea of practically enslaving him for the rest of his existence?
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    • Speaking of Tomoe, was part of his rebellion in the first episode just him enjoying the newfound freedom he had since he was no longer bound? Did he have a right to be angry with the previous landgod for forcing him into a lifestyle that he probably didn't enjoy?
  • Girl-Show Ghetto: Averted. In fact, one of Funimation's employees, Michelle Lee, stated in an interview that they don't believe in the preconceived notion that girls don't like cartoons or buy as much merchandise as boys do, which really says a lot in this day and age.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Akitaro Daichi directed the anime adaptation and the 2001 adaptation of Fruits Basket, which Kamisama Kiss has often been compared to. TMS Entertainment, who did the animation, would do on to animate the 2019 Fruits Basket adaptation.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Kayako and Akura-Ou.
    • Tomoe practically glows as an example when he is miniaturized by the god's lucky mallet. Kid-size, powerless, sick, and at the mercy of tengu-with-a-grudge Kurama, Tomoe's usual *ahem* charm still manages to ooze through.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Jirou places Kurama in the lair of the Raijiuyuu to force Kurama to fly or else get eaten by the beast. This act also ends up costing Suirou his wings.
  • The Woobie: Nanami. She was living with her father ever since her mother had passed away. Unfortunately, her father was a massive gambler and he left her all alone, leading to her being evicted. Since then, she's been living at the shrine with very little money to take care of herself with.


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