The Spirit World of Noragami


Like many anime or manga that focus on the spirit world as found in Japanese belief systems and religions, Noragami presents us with a representation of how the lives of humans constantly intersect with spirits. The spirits, or ‘Youkai’ in Noragami are far from good, but are instead the metaphysical accumulations of humanities pain, sadness, and hatred. Throughout the series we have seen how easily they can cause the death of humans, as they are attracted to negative feelings, possessing the individuals body and pushing them over the edge. It would however be unfair to call them ‘evil’, at least in the conventional meaning of the word, as they are not acting out of malice or hatred, but are instead acting based on what they are, in an unthinking fashion. Read more of this post