highlights from best god anime

You know an anime is gonna be filled with overpowered characters when you have literal Gods in it. Though not the case with every God anime, still, there are rarely any animes with God characters that I disliked. 

Countless animes have featured divine beings in their story, but not all of them had Gods as their MC. So in this post, I decided to include popular anime where God is the main character or plays a very crucial role in the story.

Without further ado, here’s the list of 20 Best God Animes of All-time that will make you bow down to the divine being.

20. Oh! My Goddess

  • Logline: A funny romantic story of an ordinary boy and a very beautiful goddess.
  • Year: 2000
  • Genre: Romantic Fantasy, comedy.
  • Studio: Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS)
Oh My Goddess

It must be nice having a Goddess taking care of you and falls in love with you. I know it’s all fiction but after watching this God anime this thought will definitely come to your mind. Oh! My Goddess is a sweet rom-com anime that is also filled with a good amount of action to keep you hooked at all times. 

Synopsis

There are three realms; heaven ( Valhalla ), hell ( Niflheim), and Earth. Gods rule ValhallaNiflheim is the world of beasts and demons, and humans have Earth. The Reality is managed by Yggdrasil; a complex computer.

Just like the earth, in the realm of Valhalla and Niflheim, all gods and demons have class, category, and limitations to use their power. And Yggdrasil keeps an eye on everyone and maintains the law.

Oh! My Goddess is the story of a human, Keiichi Morisato and the goddess, Belldandy who stay together through all thick and thin and stand against the laws of Yggdrasil.

19. Inari Kon Kon

  • Logline: A sympathetic and shy girl with poor fortune becomes a Goddess overnight.
  • Year: 2014
  • Genre: Supernatural, Romantic comedy
  • Studio: Production IMS
Inari Kon Kon

Inari Kon Kon is not a very outstanding God anime, neither its story is unique. But it doesn’t need to be all that, it is a great anime the way it is.

The protagonist of the story will melt your heart with her sweetness. Whenever she becomes happy, you’ll also feel happy with her. Do watch it when you have free time.

Synopsis

Inari is a shy and clumsy school girl with a kind heart. One day she saves an animal from drowning in the river. The deity gets happy by her act of kindness in this selfish world.

So she grants Inari a wish and also gives her the ability to transform into anyone she wants. But this gets the unwanted attention of otherworldly beings on Inari and now she has to deal with it.

18. Cautious Hero

  • Logline: Goddess Ristarte summons an overpowered hero from Earth but he has one problem, he is extremely cautious of everything.
  • Year:2019
  • Genre: Fantasy comedy, Isekai
  • Studio: White Fox
Cautious Hero

The are many God animes where we get a team of a hero and a God fighting together against evil. This anime too take that route but in a very hilarious way.

The protagonist of this anime is very very strong but extremely cautious as he doesn’t want to die. You’ll be laughing a lot when you’ll see his overcautious behavior for everything.

Synopsis

Goddess Ristarte is looking for a hero to save the parallel world of Gaeabrande. She looks for candidates from Earth and chooses Seiya Ryūgūin, a young man whose stats are off the chart. 

But he has one problem that he is overly cautious of everything. This behavior of Seiya starts to piss the goddess off but she needs him in her mission to save Gaeabrande.

17. Kamichu  

  • Logline:  An ordinary girl is blessed with the power of Gods. 
  • Year: 2005
  • Genre: Fantasy, Slice of life
  • Studio: Brain’s Base
Kamichu 1 1

Set in the golden era of the 80s, Kaimichi is an anime that will put you in a good mood. The story is on a familiar trope where our protagonists suddenly rise from an average high schooler to a God. You could be a hardcore fan of action or ecchi, but there is no chance you’ll dislike this slice of life gem. 

Synopsis

This anime follows the story of a shy schoolgirl, Yurie. Her life tumbles upside down when she and people around her realize that she possesses Godlike abilities. 

After discovering her powers, her friends gave her the nickname Kamichu. Kamichi is made up of two words: Kami means God and Chūgakusei meaning middle school girl.

At first, she is pretty naive with her recognition and powers. Soon she realizes the potential of her powers. She meets with new Deities/Gods in her path to become a better version of herself and a goddess.

16. Saint Seiya

  • Logline: A story set in a world of ongoing war where everyone’s dream is to be a warrior of Goddess Athena. 
  • Year: 1986
  • Genre: Fantasy, Martial Arts, Mythic fiction
  • Studio: Toei Animation
Saint Seiya

A God anime based on Greek mythology is always a good choice to watch. Saint Seiya is the typical action anime that you can watch when you are looking for something casual.

The anime also feature 12 powerful beings that are based on zodiac signs. With a decent story and good action, Saint Seiya is a good one-time watch for any anime lover.

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Synopsis

In a distant era, some mighty men devoted their entire lives to protect the honor of Goddess Athena. They were called Saints.

Seiya is one young man who aspires to be a Saint but it’s not going to be easy as many other powerful people are trying to get that position.

15. Kamigami no Asobi

  • Logline: A magical sword that chooses its new owner and gives a new curve to the protagonist’s life.
  • Year: 2014
  • Genre: Supernatural fiction, Visual novel.
  • Studio: Brain’s Base
Kamigami no Asobi

Kamigami no Asobi ( 神々の悪戯 ) or “Play of Gods” is a Japanese visual novel made by Nippon Ichi Software and Broccoli. This anime is based on Shinto, which is a religion found in Japan. 

Synopsis

This story starts when a young girl, Yuri, the daughter of a Shinto shrine priest, finds a mysterious sword. This sword gives her the power to teleport to a different realm.

She meets Zeus, son of Cronus, who invites much other divine authority to his school and Yuri to teach them the love and connection between the gods and the humans.


14. Neo Ranga

  • Logline: Three sisters who became the owner of an empire and a God who is enormous and resembles Godzilla.
  • Year: 1998
  • Genre: Comedy, Sci- fic
  • Studio: Pierrot
Neo Ranga

Neo Ranga is an underrated gem you will hardly find in any list online. Neo Ranga is a series that has 2 seasons and 48 episodes. The story reloves around sisters who have their own God. It is a comical disaster that will crack you up.

Synopsis:

The story reloves around the Shimabara sisters Manami, Ushio, and Yuuhi. They live on their own in a rented apartment and constantly find new leads on their missing brother. The eldest sister is the producer and a baker as well.

One day a young man arrives from the Pacific island of Barou with news that her brother is dead. The brother had married the Barou royalty and bestowed the hereditary of Barou upon the sisters. The land of Barou has a god named Neo Ranga, which they later discovered that God is a gigantic monster.


13. Idaten Deities Know Only Peace

  • Logline: Gods lived peacefully after defeating demons 800 years ago but little did they know demons are reviving and have become powerful.
  • Year: 2021
  • Genre: Dark Fantasy
  • Studio: MAPPA
Idaten Deities know only Peace

Who doesn’t love a good old story of gods fighting demons? Idaten Deities is a fresh God anime that is currently airing at the time I am writing this post. The story is nothing out of the world but the action is great as you get to watch little kid Gods fighting massive monsters with ease and sometimes with great effort. 

Synopsis

In a battle between gods and demons that happened 800 years ago, the gods sealed away the demons using themselves as the barrier.

Eight centuries have passed since the great war and the new gods have seen nothing but peace in that time. They have no experience of fighting and their peaceful lives are about to change as demons have started reviving and a fresh war is on the corner.

12. Campione

  • Logline: After accidentally killing God of War, Godou inherits his powers and becomes a Campione.
  • Year: 2012
  • Genre: Comedy, Supernatural
  • Studio: Diomedéa
Campione

Are you interested in a God anime with tonnes of fan service? If yes, then Campione is just made for you. With over-the-top godly action and beautiful maidens, Campione is perfect for all the ‘Men of Culture’. Don’t expect a high-quality storyline but overall, this anime is surely worth watching.

Synopsis

Goudo is a young boy who accidentally kills the God of War and inherits his power, thus becoming a God Slayer aka Campione. This brings a lot of unwanted attention towards him from other Gods and Campiones. On top of that, many beautiful followers are flocking towards him, enchanted by his newly attained Godly aura. 

11. Nekogami Yaoyorozu

  • Logline: Cat God Mayu gets banned from heaven because of illegal gambling and is forced to live on earth.
  • Year: 2011
  • Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
  • Studio: AIC PLUS+
Nekogami Yaoyorozu

Another hilariously entertaining God anime that you must give a try is Nekogami Yaoyorozu. You must watch this one, especially if you are influenced by the decency of anime cats. I plan to prepare a complete list of the most popular anime cats, and our protagonists will definitely find a high place on that list.  

Synopsis

The story revolves around Cat God Mayu, who was once involved in gambling in Takama-ga-Hara. After getting caught, she was banned from heaven and got demoted from her position. 

After her banishment, she was forced to live on earth. She found a place which was an antique shop named Yaoyorozudou and started living with a girl named Yuzu. 

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10. Kamichama Karin

  • Logline: Karin Hanazono discovers the worth of her mother’s gift in a divine form.    
  • Year: 2007
  • Genre: Comedy, Romance, 
  • Studio: Sate Light
Kamichama Karin

Derived from a classic shojo manga, Kamichama Karin first aired in 2007. At first, it appears to be like any other anime made for kids, but it is actually an accurately crafted masterpiece that will give you jaw-dropping experiences on every other episode.   

Synopsis:

Karin Hanazono, a 13-year-old orphan girl who struggles to survive the world after losing her parents. After her parents’ death, she had no one except for a mean aunt. Eventually, her grades drop, and she slips into depression. 

One day her cousin insults her cat, which invokes her feelings. She discovers that the ring her mother gave her was no ordinary ring and has mystic powers. 

Once the evil forces learn about this ring and its powers, they start to chase Karin. As a response, Karin starts to fight back these sinister while knowing more and more about her newly found powers.

9. Kamisama Kiss

  • Logline: Nanami is a homeless girl whose life changes when she is chosen as the new successor of the God of Earth.
  • Year: 2012
  • Genre: romantic comedy, supernatural
  • Studio: TM S Entertainment, V1 Studio
Kamisama Kiss

Have you ever imagined what your life would be if you one day wake up and found yourself to be a God? If not, then you should watch this God anime. It revolves around an ordinary girl who suddenly becomes a goddess and becomes overwhelmed with her new lifestyle.

Synopsis

Nanami Momozono is a teenage girl with a sad life. Her father gambled all their money and now she is on the streets alone looking for a shelter. Nanami saves a strange man who was being chased by a dog. Nanami told that man about her poor condition and that she was homeless.

The man offers her his place to stay as a token of gratitude. Nanami later gets to know that it was not a home but a shrine and that man is none other than the god of earth and he has chosen Nanami as his successor. 

8. Danmachi 

  • Logline: Adventures life of a young hero and his Goddess.
  • Year: 2015
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Studio: J.C. Staff
Bell and Hestia

Danmachi is one of the most popular God anime of current times. The show brings together Gods from different mythologies and puts forward a highly captivating story with lots of action, magic, and tasteful fan service. The animation quality is also phenomenal. Overall this anime is a total package and a must-watch.

Synopsis

In the world of Danmachi, diety or gods have started living in the human world. They all have limited their magical powers as they wanted to know the hardships of the human world. The deities have formed familias in which they take mortals and the mortals serve them. 

Bell Cranel is the only member of the Hestia familia under the goddess Hestia. Bell aims to be the best Adventurer and Hestia supports him all the way.

7. Kamisama Kazouku

  • Logline: Samatarou is a son of a God who lives in the human world with his parent to become a better God himself.
  • Year: 2008
  • Genre: Romantic comedy, supernatural
  • Studio: Toei Animation
Kamisama Kazouku

I am sure you are intrigued by this God anime after reading the logline. I was too when I read about this anime on My Anime List and watched it soon after. A story of a god learning the human ways is definitely an interesting premise and it is executed beautifully. From story to character development, everything is worth appreciating. 

Synopsis

Samatarou seems like an average high school boy living an ordinary life but this is not the case. Samatarou is a son of God and his mother is a goddess.

The whole family lives in the human world so that Samatarou can understand humans better and become a good God himself. But his life’s about to change when a girl enters his life and he falls in love with her.

6. Record of Ragnarok

  • Logline: Fate of Humanity lies in the hand of 13 warriors who have to fight and win against gods.
  • Year: 2021
  • Genre: Supernatural, Shonen
  • Studio: Graphinica
Record of Ragnarok

It is a fact that Netflix animators were unable to do justice with the Manga. Seek to watch an anime driven by an intriguing plot. This might not be the best choice for you, but if your sole intention is to watch anime Gods in action, this might come as a blessing. 

Synopsis

In the world of Ragnarok, the deities have formed a council to discuss universal matters. And in every millennium, this council gathers to decide the fate of humanity. The panel is fed up with the humans by giving them chances for 7 million years. The Gods decide that the human realm should perish because of the greedy nature of humans. 

Valkyrie Brunhilde gave a proposal to give humanity one last chance to prove its worth. They all came to an agreement that a battle would be held between the gods and humans. This battle will be called the battle of Ragnarok. 

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5. Noragami

  • Logline: A story of a God who can do anything for 5 yen.
  • Year: 2014
  • Genre: Action Supernatural, Urban fantasy
  • Studio: Bones
Noragami 1

Noragami is a God anime based on the manga series called Adachitoka. When we think about the Gods, the image that appears in our mind is of a being sitting on a golden throne with unimaginable powers.

That’s the dream of our MC too, he is a God but the problem is he is poor with no followers. Definitely worth your time.

Synopsis

Yato is a minor God who grants wishes for 5 yen. It’s his way to make a name for himself. His deep desire is to have a shrine of himself and many worshippers. 

He along with his familiar and human girl fights evil monsters lurking around in the world. Together they embark on various adventures, some funny and some very serious.

4. Spice And Wolf

  • Logline: An amazing romantic story of a traveling merchant and the Goddess of Harvest.
  • Year: 2006
  • Genre: adventure, romance, fantasy 
  • Studio: Imagine
Spice And Wolf

The anime takes its inspiration from a light novel of the same name. Spice And Wolf is a romantic fantasy that is filled with adventure. If you are looking for a God Anime with a great storyline, then I’d suggest you watch this anime. The show has some very heart-touching moments that you will surely enjoy.

Synopsis

Holo is a 600-year-old wolf-deity of fortune. She spent the entirety of her life in one place but over time people started forgetting her. So she decides to move on in her life and go back to her birthplace way up in the north.

She meets Kraft Lawrence, a 25 years old traveling merchant who trades goods to meet his daily needs. His main goal is to start his shop. Holo somehow manages at convincing Lawrence to take her with him and the sweet adventure begins.

3. Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok

  • Logline: Lord of mischief Loki is banned from his world by Greek God Odin. Now the lord of thunder ( Loki’s brother) is helping him regain his lost pride. 
  • Year: 2003
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Studio: Studio Deen
Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok

The concept of a God stuck on earth is not unique in any sense. However, the point that distinct this anime from others is the depiction of contradictory characters. Not just the main but the side characters too plant numerous entertaining plots that get too addicting to watch. 

Synopsis

The story starts off from a Greek legend where God Odin bans the God of mischief Loki. As punishment for Loki’s sins, he is exiled on earth and is forced to take the form of a human child. His only way to return to Heaven is to collect evil characters that have taken over human hearts.

So he started a detective company that investigates paranormal activities and supernatural beings. During his journey, he befriends many characters, and many of them want to annihilate him.

2. Good Luck Girl

  • Logline: A romantic story of a girl blessed with amazing luck and the God of misfortune.
  • Year: 2012
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Studio: Sunrise
Good Luck Girl

I am sure the phrase ‘Opposite Attracts’ would have come to your mind after reading the logline of this God anime. When I first heard about this anime from a friend, I was totally hooked and decided to watch it. It was one of the good decisions of my life. If you also find the premise of this anime interesting then go ahead and watch it.

Synopsis

Ichiko Sakura is a 16-year-old high school girl who has been very lucky throughout her life. Gods had blessed her with this fortune energy.

But now this ultimate power is creating an imbalance in the world. To rectify this problem, Gods send Momiji, the god of Misfortune to the human world to bring the balance back by stealing the fortune energy from Ichiko.

1. KonoSuba

  • Logline: An adventurous story of a not so heroic guy and his partner, a useless Goddess.
  • Year: 2019
  • Genre: Fantasy, comedy, Isekai 
  • Studio: Studio Deen
KonoSuba

KonoSuba is one of the most entertaining shows that I’ve watched and is definitely the funniest God anime out there. The comedy in this series is gold and caters to mature audiences.

The anime takes a dig at all the simp protagonists of other animes with an MC who is very open about his desires and doesn’t shy away from all the attention he gets. Plus it’s funny to see the main Goddess in this anime is a total nut job.

Synopsis

Kazuma Satō dies and gets transported to a fantasy world. He meets the Goddess of Water, Aqua, and asks her to join him in this new adventure, hoping that keeping a Goddess around would help him out.

But to his surprise, Aqua is useless in the human world and becomes a burden on Kazuma. Together they try hard to survive in a world filled with demons and magic.