Kamichu!: Teenage Goddess
(かみちゅ!～かみさまでちゅうがくせい～, Kami-chu! ~Kamisama de Chugakusei~
?, lit. A Deity as a Middle School Student
) is a Japanese anime television series, strongly influenced by the Shinto religion, that follows the adventures of teenage goddess Yurie Hitotsubashi and her friends. The series was created by Besame Mucho (ベサメムーチョ, Besamemūcho
?), which is the joint pen name of Tomonori Ochiai, Koji Masunari, and Hideyuki Kurata. It was broadcast by the anime television network Animax on its respective networks worldwide, including Japan, East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, where it received its first English-language broadcast.
The series was adapted as a manga serialized in Dengeki Daioh
, a shōnen manga magazine, and collected in two tankōbon volumes.
At the 2005 Japan Media Arts Festival, Kamichu!
received an Excellence Prize for animation.
On July 3, 2008, Geneon Entertainment and Funimation Entertainment announced an agreement to distribute select titles in North America. While Geneon Entertainment will still retain the license, Funimation Entertainment will assume exclusive rights to the manufacturing, marketing, sales and distribution of select titles. Kamichu!
was one of several titles involved in the deal.