CotM: Yato

Name: Yato
Anime: Noragami
Occupation: God of War

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Background: Yato is a god who attempts to build his own shrine. He wears a jersey and so-called fluffy scarf and refers to himself as “Yato God” (Yatogami). When his current Shinki (Divine Weapon) quit, he was unarmed until he met Hiyori and Yukine. He calls himself “delivery god” and often puts his own cell number on several common places in case someone needs his help. He usually charges for 5 yen, what Japanese people usually give when praying at a shrine.

Reason for CotM: Yato has easily been my favorite character of the Winter 2013-14 season. He has a mysterious, dark past but his present self seems to be warm hearted and caring even if he has trouble showing it. His relaxed attitude and strong head will easily win anyone over. While watching Noragami Yato has easily been someone who can make me laugh at the best of times and feel sorrow at the worst of times. I can’t wait to see more of him this season and understand exactly what happened to him during the past that made him the god he is today. Although he may seem like a puny god, many fear his true potential.

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