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Since calling him by his name "Yato" didn't work, Hiyori knows that name is fake. Yet, she recalls how fondly Yato looked as his small shrine and the name engraved on it. So she deduces the name engraved in the shrine is correct, but pronounced differently. She changes the reading of the katakana ト(to) to the reading of the very similar kanji 卜(boku).


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In Noragami, Yato refers to himself as a god. 神, which is the kanji for god, can be pronounced "gami", so he is probably referring to himself literally as "Yato God".


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It is because of Japanese culture, not the monetary value. The Japanese for “five yen,” go en (五円) is a homophone with go-en (御縁), “en” being a word for causal connection or relationship, and “go” being a respectful prefix. As a result, five-yen coins are commonly given as donations at Shinto shrines with the intention of establishing a good connection ...


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The headgear is called a Kanmuri and that translucent part is just a thin layer of cloth/mesh attached to the headgear. http://philippi-collection.blogspot.com/2011/02/headgear-of-japanese-shinto-priests.html


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Kofuku is not the goddess of luck, and as explained in the series, she is the goddess of misfortune. She is not a part of Seven Gods of Fortune. The Seven gods are Hotei, Jurōjin, Fukurokuju, Bishamonten, Benzaiten (Benten-sama), Daikokuten (Daikoku) and Ebisu. Her surname, Ebisu is shared with the god of fortune as he will appear later in the series or you ...


9

In short: Bishamon is both, the God of War and the God of Fortune. Yato is not only given the title of the God of War and the God of Calamity, but is also a self-proclaimed Delivery God. Besides these: In detail: Firstly, a God of Fortune is the title given to a God who brings good luck or uses his/her special abilities/powers to guard or enhance one's ...


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You're describing the plot to the first episode of Noragami Wikipedia excerpt of the first episode: A god named Yato answers a five-yen prayer to defeat a phantom that has appeared above a school using his Regalia, Tomone. Below is a picture of the main characters - the one with the sword is the God, Yato.


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Yato, the god of calamity, is a minor deity apart from the Seven Lucky Gods. I am inclined to say that he doesn't accurately match up to any actual gods existing in Japanese folklore for a few reasons. Before all else, we know Yato as a god that does not even have his own grand shrine, indicating that he is relatively unknown. Yato's goal in this series it ...


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As ton.yeung and I have stated in our comments, the Blight forms based on the guilt of the Shinki, therefore, if the shinki was committing sins under the notion that it was wrong, blight would occur, like in Yukine's case of destroying the school windows and stealing. But in Kugaha's case, he believed what he was doing to be for Bishamon's sake as shown in ...


6

Regarding Yato as the Yato-no-kami would be a mistake. Spoiler alert:


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As said on the Wikia article on Blight: Blight mark without phantom eyes can be cleansed by washing it away using purifying water obtained from shrines or natural springs. This method only works for a God that is injured by a phantom’s attack or a soul that is infected from a wounded God. Even though Kofuku does not have a shrine, I guess the water at ...


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I believe you may be looking for Noragami. The scene you described is in episode 4, where a guy tried to commit suicide by jumping off a rooftop. The only part that doesn't fit your description, is that the guy jumped. He intended to jump, but "accidentally" fell instead.


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The masks are a medium that utilises the power of Hell to call forth Ayakashi and they basically materialise Izanami's power in our world. The masks are created by Fujisaki Kouto, Yato's father. The are created using the power of the Yomi no Kotonoha (Words of Hell), which are used through paint brushes that utilise the power of Izanami. He currently ...


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Yato is an amalgam of many folktales that formed around the Heian period in Japan. I cannot say for sure that he is based on one deity, and as others have stated before he is not a part of The Seven Gods of Fortune, like Bishamonten and other characters that appear later on in the manga (I suggest reading it if you haven't already) and as he does not have ...


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I don't think this as been addressed in the anime, but I imagine gods have to fight off things to stay alive and uncorrupted. Remember that purple painful skin after a god touches a monster? Well, that needs to be avoided. Without a weapon (regalia), if fast enough, a god can just run away or dodge attacks to avoid any danger. Yato was pretty strong on his ...


4

The song is from Disc 1 Track 15. Its name is 大国譚 ("Daikokutan"), although I don't know if there's any official English translation of the same. You can listen to it here.


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I found the perfect answer to this question on Reddit: It's supposed to look ambiguous, but if he had, Hiyori probably wouldn't have even seen him in the first place, let alone remember who he is. Plus, she runs away from him in her spirit form and even has a conversation with him afterwards when she looks for him to tell him to back off. Tenjin also ...


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The character 雪 ("yuki" in kun'yomi), has an alternate reading (on'yomi), "setsu." Sekki (雪器) is a combination of this alternate reading with the character 器 (ki). His actual true given name is "Yuki." (Yato's true name is Yaboku, 夜卜, using the kanji 卜 instead of the kana) His weapon name is "Sekki." (the "tsu" runs into the next consonant, making "Sekki,"...


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His name in Kanji is 夜卜 Gami, one of the pronunciations of 神 would be his title, since it means god.


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The whole cause of the battle was that Nora wanted Yato to use her again and be the god of calamity; he refused to go back to those times and that led to Nora kidnapping Hiyori. Even if it would disarm his opponent, it would make him a hypocrite because he wanted to prove that he was no longer a god of calamity.


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he's both, kinda. on Wikipedia it says Bishamon is the Japanese name for Vaiśravaṇa, a Buddhist deity. following the link for Vaiśravaṇa and looking at the In Japan section it says In Japan, Bishamonten (毘沙門天), or just Bishamon (毘沙門) is thought of as an armor-clad god of war or warriors and a punisher of evildoers. Bishamon is portrayed holding a ...


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Not sure if you're still looking for the answer but that song is called 夜卜譚 ("Yatotan"). It's the 13th song of the Noragami Aragoto soundtrack.


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That scene was not there in the manga. It is not clear from the manga if she was left in the Underworld. It was shown that she was found outside in the grass and was revived by 'father' (don't want to spoil by telling his name).


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I have two theories to why Ebisu was killed by the Pacification Ring. First is that the Ring is just a energy cannon that is meant to exterminate the enemies of heaven. Therefore, it not only affects Ebisu but also those around him. Quoting from the wikia, Pacification Ring, a form of punishment to destroy enemies of Heaven. Second, he was not '...


2

From Wikipedia: Extra chapters of [Noragami]... have been compiled into one volume under the title Noragami Shūishū (ノラガミ拾遺集). Both the main series and spin-off series have been licensed in North America by Kodansha Comics USA, under the title Noragami: Stray God and Noragami: Stray Stories respectively. Noragami: Stray God (or simply Noragami) is the ...


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Assuming you mean the music that starts at about 18:18 in episode 11 and 16:25 in episode 12, that is "Distortion" from the Noragami Aragoto OST (disc 1, track 4). Here is a 20-second extract from the beginning of the track.


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It was explained in later episodes.


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This is "M28" from Noragami Aragoto OST (disc 2, track 15). However, this track is only on the reprint version, not the original version. Here is a 20-second extract from the beginning of the track.


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Do Noragami anime and manga follow the same storyline? Yes, mostly. Noragami Ep 1-9 and beginning of 10 are canon. Noragami Aragoto Ep 1-6 are canon. Noragami covered around the first 3 volumes of the manga, which covers the introduction of the 3 main characters. Where should I start to read after episode 12 of Noragami? Considering Noragami covers ...


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So, to start...let's look at what the title 'Nora' actually means. In context, a 'Nora' is a 'stray' shinki (Regalia). They are compared to stray cats who wander around and beg attention and affection from anyone who will give it. (This also gives you a hint as to what the title of the series means... Noragami...a compound of Nora Kami...Stray god. Yato, the ...


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