- Kamisama Kazoku
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Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Harem
Samatarou Kamiyama is the son of God and must live in the human world with his family to learn about them, in order to become a better god when the time comes to succeed his father.
His closest friend is Tenko, Samatarou's guardian angel since birth.Â
He falls for Kumiko Komori, a girl who just transferred to their school, and decides to win her heart without relying on any of his relatives' godly powers. But he's totally oblivious to the fact that Tenko herself has a crush on him.
- CHARACTER GUIDE ON PAGE 2
- JAPANESE CAST INFO ON PAGE 3
Samatarou - Samatarou is the blue-eyed, blue-haired son of a god (kami) and a goddess (megami), who is studying humanity on Earth in order to be a better deity when he is ready to succeed his father.
Samatarou isn't human, evidenced by the fact that he mentions never having felt really hungry and by Tenko's comment that he shouldn't be too strongly affected by pain when she punches him.
Samatarou doesn't seem to have full control of his powers yet, although he is capable of communicating in telepathic/chibi form and he displays other abilities infrequently.
Samatarou is generally kind-hearted, considerate to people and capable of acts of courage and determination, but he is easily embarrassed by his family's madcap antics and he is easily bribed with yakisoba bread.
Before his crush on Kumiko, he seemed to be generally fed up with his life, where he got everything he wanted just by wishing it, and was lacking in resolve.
Tenko - Tenko is a pink-haired, pink-eyed angel that was summoned to Earth on the very day that Samatarou was born, to be his guardian and guide until he was ready to move ahead by himself.
Since Tenko appeared in the form of a newborn, she has grown up with Samatarou and developed feelings for him along the way.
This did not stop her from acting as Samatarou's conscience and occasionally punishing him for what she considered to be his misdeeds.
Tenko tries to help her charge with his first crush, only to suffer conflicting feelings when she realizes her own feelings.
Despite having considerable willpower and integrity, Tenko is in some ways as innocent as a child and lacks some knowledge of general human traffic.
For instance, she was quite unknowing about the method of conceiving children and operated by the same explanation that Meme got; first boy and girl kiss, then the stork comes.
A defining trait of Tenko is that, whenever she suffers an emotional extreme of some sort, steam visibly erupts from the top of her head.
Osamu Kamiyama - Osamu is the father of Misa, Samatarou and Meme and husband to Venus. Osamu appears as an older man, who acts playful and appears to be a loving husband and father, albeit a somewhat odd one.
When in his workplace in the heavens, Osamu's main occupation appears to be the granting of human wishes.
Before Samatarou started showing his own initiative to get what he wanted, Osamu frequently spoiled his son and heir, granting his every desire instantly, even if Samatarou didn't particularly want him to.
Because Osamu tends to go overboard when granting his son's wishes, he frequently embarrassed his child.
Since Samatarou started moving forward by himself, Osamu has stayed in his workplace, doing his own job. He doesn't object to visits from his family, however.
Venus Kamiyama - Venus is the mother of Misa, Samatarou and Meme and wife to Osamu. The goddess of love appears as a beautiful woman, who doesn't quite act her age and loves playing around with her children and husband.
She manages to frequently embarrass her son Samatarou when doing so, since she tends to engage in cosplay and has made it clear that she'd engage in casual nudity as well, if Samatarou were not so dead-set against the idea.
Venus seems to have a slight complex about her age and appearance, as she can go ballistic when being addressed as 'old lady' or 'grandmother' and is easily distracted from the topic if she becomes suddenly worried about her age and looks.
Additionally, Venus has displayed great jealousy whenever it seems like a girl might be stealing 'her Samatarou-chan' away from her, even when that someone might be Tenko.
Despite her sillier traits, Venus displays considerable flexibility, compassion and wisdom when the need arises. When she was temporarily human, her personality was completely opposite, now cold and distant from her children.
Misa Kamiyama - Misa is the oldest (known) child of Osamu and Venus, older sister to Samatarou and Meme. Misa is a candidate for goddess status who already controls most of her powers; one of her specialties is influencing people's emotions so they'll do whatever Misa wants.
When outside her family home, Misa projects the image of a sweet, demure girl and has gained quite a following. This is despite the fact that she apparently considers men 'scum', as she feels they all think exactly the same way.
At home, she tends to lounge around in her underwear and enjoys teasing her little brother and Tenko. She frequently goes along with Venus' and Osamu's antics, apparently just to get a laugh at Samatarou's expense, but is unaffected by her parents' antics herself, apparently possessing ample willpower.
Misa is quite perceptive and not without compassion; when the need arises, she will assist.
During her brief stint as a human, Misa was much more shy than she is as a megami candidate and actually had a boyfriend. In her true form, she doesn't seem to have any steady relationship.
Meme Kamiyama - Meme is the youngest child of Osamu and Venus, younger sister to Misa and Samatarou. Meme is a candidate for goddess status and controls some of her powers, despite her young age; like her sister Misa, she is quite skilled at controlling people's emotions.
Meme usually appears emotionless and acts quite mature for her age, but she is a child. Her lack of experience can cause her to join in with the mad antics of her older relatives, possibly because she has no reason to think what they're doing is in any way unreasonable.
During her brief stint as a human, Meme was a much more outwardly cheerful child, but appeared to be rather scatterbrained; she managed to put the wrong shoes on her foot without noticing anything was wrong.
Shinichi Kurishima - Shinichi is Samatarou's and Tenko's friend at school. He's quite girl-crazy and frequently peppers his speech with English phrases when he becomes excited - which he often does, especially when talking about girls.
His friends consider him something of an idiot, sadly not without reason, but he seems to be essentially good-natured. Eventually, Shinichi manages to develop a romantic relationship with Ai Tachibana, much to the horror of Samatarou and Tenko.
Despite their feeling of foreboding and Ai's occasional displeasure, Shinichi is apparently true to the relationship.
Kumiko Komori - Black-haired, dark-eyed, slender and pretty Kumiko Komori temporarily transfers into the same school as Samatarou and Tenko and becomes Samatarou's first crush.
After becoming the victim of some emotion-influencing by Misa and Meme, Kumiko develops genuine feelings for Samatarou when he saves her from a nasty fall.
Later, when she again transfers into the school, she tries to develop a closer relationship with Samatarou, but startling revelations are made. It turns out that Kumiko is the daughter of a female devil, who targets Samatarou and his family.
Kumiko has been looking after her mother, feeding her the energy of human souls, ever since her demonic powers started manifesting in middle school without any kind of reciprocation.
In the end, she tries to escape her fate as a devil and asks for Samatarou's help. After the climax of the anime, when she has regained touch with her true heritage, Kumiko changes back into an angel like Tenko.
Fumiko Komori - A female devil, the mother of Kumiko. Very sadistic and evil, Fumiko deceives her only child into thinking that her youth and power were draining away and that she needed the energy of human souls to sustain herself, all in an effort to turn her daughter into a true devil at heart.
She shows no compassion nor care for her own child and initially sends her to capture Samatarou, so she might dine on his vast energy. At the end of the anime series, it is revealed that Fumiko was once an angel who fell in love with a mortal man and conceived Kumiko with him.
The mortal left them both when he saw Kumiko's angelic heritage and Fumiko's heart was broken and turned into a devil.
Suguru - Suguru claims to be an archangel. He makes contact with Tenko when he believes Samatarou is capable of moving on without his guardian from now on and comes to Earth himself when Tenko asks for a three day grace period, just to spend some more time with Samatarou.
Suguru appears as a piggy bank, which can fly and tells how much money it contains and receives, according to him because he didn't want to draw attention to himself.
He seems to resent being addressed as 'pig', claiming to be a most splendid archangel. His claims do nothing to prevent Tenko from smacking him around a couple of times.
It is suggested at the end of the anime that Suguru is actually Tenko's father, but he has apparently chosen not to reveal this to her - yet.
Japanese Cast Info on Page 3
Ami Koshimizu as Tenko
Daisuke Kishio as Samatarou Kamiyama
Ai Maeda as Kumiko Komori
Akemi Kanda as Meme Kamiyama
Hiroaki Miura as Shinichi Kirishima
Mamiko Noto as Ai Tachibana
Mariko Kouda as Fumiko
Masashi Ebara as Osamu Kamiyama
Nanaho Katsuragi as Venus Kamiyama
Ryou Hirohashi as Lulu
Tomoko Kaneda as Lulu (child)
Yasuhiro Takato as Suguru
Yumi Touma as Misa Kamiyama
Eiji Takemoto as Matsunaga-sensei
Hiroshi Okamoto as
Announcer (ep 5)
Male Student (ep 1)
Keiji Hirai as Uncle (ep 4)
Kouta Nemoto as Male student (ep 1)
Kozue Kamada as
Child (ep 4)
Female Student (ep 1,5)
Kumiko Saitou as Obachan (ep 5)
Mayu Yamaguchi as Female student (ep 1,2,5,7)
Takashi Mori as Male Student (ep 1)
Yui Kano as
Female student (ep 1)
Nurse (ep 6)
YÃ»ta Kazuya as Takashi Nakamura