The Day I Became a God (Kamisama ni Natta Hi) is another must-see anime by Jun Maeda, famous for pulling on fans’ heartstrings with his writing style. The title is deceptively clear for what it’s about, and notionally the way it comes across in the synopsis is pretty intriguing. However, in later episodes, the anime escalates in some compelling ways. The series grows and introduces more characters and plotlines, quickly taking you on a journey far and away from the series’ simple beginning.
Synopsis: During summer vacation, a high school boy named Youta Narukami was playing with his best friend. Suddenly, a mysterious young girl appears, calling herself the “god of omniscience” and telling him that “The world will end in 30 days.” At first, he does not believe her, but as her several predictions began to prove right, he starts to believe her. She decided on Youta as her companion and his place as a stay until the end of the world.
The Day I Became a God does a great job of balancing out the series’s wacky comedy and narrative-side very well. The art style is excellent, and studio P.A Works has put a lot of effort into it. Also, characters in the anime end up being among the most engaging and complex in their respective roles. If you are looking for more anime with a similar theme, then look no further. Here are some more anime similar to The Day I Became a God (Kamisama ni Natta Hi).
Anime Similar To The Day I Became a God (Kamisama ni Natta Hi)
01. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu)
Buy/Stream On: Funimation
Kyon is a pessimistic and sarcastic boy who only hopes to live a normal school life. But then he meets the beautiful and eccentric Haruhi Suzumiya. Haruhi is excellent at everything, from sports to studies. But all this has left her bored, as she complains about the school’s lack of exciting clubs.
Seeing this, Kyon suggests her to form her own club, which leads to Kyon becoming the first member of Haruhi’s SOS Brigade, a club dedicated to finding and observing all supernatural things. Other eccentric students also join the club, and soon their life takes a weird turn.
02. Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl (Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko)
Buy/Stream On: Amazon Prime Video
After his parents went overseas, Makoto Niwa transfers schools and moves in with his aunt, Meme Touwa, hoping for a fresh new start. However, just when he thought that his adolescence would be as ordinary as he had imagined, a mysterious long-lost cousin, Erio, drops in his life.
One day, Erio disappeared suddenly and was found half a year later, floating in the ocean. After losing all her memories of the past half-year, she started to claim that aliens abducted her, then further adds that she is an alien! Surprised by her eccentricity, Makoto needs time to adapt to the new unordinary life that he hadn’t hoped for.
03. Arakawa Under the Bridge
Kou Ichinomiya is a 22-year-old university student and the heir of a wealthy family. His father always taught him never to be indebted to anyone. One day, near Arakawa Bridge, his pants get stolen by some mischievous kids.
While trying to get his pant back, he accidentally fell into the Arakawa River and was saved by a homeless girl named Nino. Kou asks to pay her back, to which she asked him to be her boyfriend, and thus begins his new life under the Arakawa bridge.
04. Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! (Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!)
When Yuuta Togashi was in his junior high school, he suffered from chuunibyou. It is a phase where teens usually have delusions of having some hidden knowledge or secret powers. During his chuunibyou phase, Yuuta called himself the “Dark Flame Master.”
Finding his past embarrassing, Yuuta decided to go to a high school where nobody knows him, free from his old chuunibyou memories. However, this proves to be difficult, as another delusional girl named Rikka Takanashi, who believes herself to possess a “Wicked Eye,” learns of Yuuta’s past and becomes interested in him.
05. Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens
Buy/Stream On: Unknown
Jin Mikuriya uses a sacred tree to carve a statue of a girl for his school project. To his surprise, when he takes the statue outside, it begins absorbing the surrounding earth and transforms into a girl named Nagi. She refers to herself as a goddess who has awakened when Jin carves a sculpture from a sacred tree’s wood.
She told Jin that the tree’s purpose is to cleanse the world’s impurities, but since he cut down the sacred tree, its powers have weakened significantly. She also claims that the tree can no longer protect the surrounding area from impurities. Now Jin is forced to help Nagi cleanse the impurities.
06. Spice and Wolf (Ookami to Koushinryou)
Buy/Stream On: Funimation
In the town of Pasloe, the harvest’s annual pagan ceremony is a way to offer honor to the god of the harvest. Craft Lawrence is a traveling merchant who goes from town to town, making trades of various things to live.
One day Craft founds a girl sleeping in his carriage. The girl calls herself Holo. She is a wolf-girl who happens to be the god of the harvest. Holo offers business advice to Craft, which she learned after living for centuries in return for a ride back to her homeland.