Noragami (ノラガミ, lit. "Stray God") is a Japanese manga series by Adachitoka. It began serialization in Kodansha's Monthly Shōnen Magazine in January 2011's issue. This series has been collected in sixteen tankōbon volumes as of November 2015. An anime television series adaptation by Bones aired in Japan beginning from January 5, 2014 to March 23, 2014, with a total of 12 episodes. The second season, entitled Noragami Aragoto, aired in Japan from October 2, 2015 to December 25, 2015, with a total of 13 episodes.
At the boundary between this realm and another, there are eight million gods, dead spirits who serve the gods, and other assorted spirits who help and meddle in the affairs of humans. When a young middle school student finds herself bullied by classmates, she runs to the bathroom crying and finds a message along with a phone number that says, "I solve your troubles." When she calls the number, a crude jersey-wearing boy named Yato appears.
Yato calls himself a god but he does not answer people's prayers and no one acknowledges him. He one day hopes to have a shrine and followers, but right now he only has his shinki, Yukine, and the ability to cut all who pass between this world and the next.