What God Does in a World Without Gods anime adaptation announced for Kaminaki Sekai no Kamisama Katsudou manga

Kamisama Activity in the Godless World
The Kaminaki Sekai no Kamisama Katsudou manga is getting an anime. Pic credit: Kamisama Activity in the Godless World anime planning committee

A unique treat for isekai anime fans is coming in the form of What God Does in a World Without Gods anime, which is also known as the Kamisama Activities in a Godless World anime. Though the Kaminaki Sekai no Kamisama Katsudou anime release date might not come in 2022 according to the official website, I’m looking forward to learning more about it.

In most anime, gods and goddesses do nothing or make things worse. Sometimes in hilarious ways, but usually, at least one omnipotent being is on the main character’s side.

And judging by Yukito’s face in the teaser images. He’d rather not have Mitama anywhere near him.

A teaser image of Mitama and Yukito from the What God Does in a World Without Gods anime. Pic credit: Kaminaki Sekai no Kamisama Katsudou anime planning committee.

What do we know about the Kaminaki Sekai no Kamisama Katsudou anime?

Aoi Akashiro and Sonsho Hangollenan began publishing the Kaminaki Sekai no Kamisama Katsudou manga in Hero magazine in May 2019. The manga’s fifth volume is coming to Japan on April 27, 2022.

The plot follows a young man named Yukito. He’s the son of a shady cult leader and dies during a ceremony to become the next guru. However, when he wakes up, Yukito finds himself in another world…one with no gods or any form of religion!

Yukito eventually adapts to this world and makes friends, only to discover that the Imperial State enforces a system called Time to Live. The system forces people to commit suicide when they reach a certain age, and Yukito’s new friends must obey it. But all is not lost because Yukito is about to gain help from Mitama.

The god, his father’s cult, worships and is said to be omnipotent and omnipresent. But will Mitama be a blessing or a curse now that she’s in a world without other gods?

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Why is isekai so popular, and how is the story of What God Does in a World Without Gods different?

Isekai, or being transported to other worlds, is one of the oldest tropes of modern anime. You can turn any story into an isekai, and it doesn’t have to be from an anime or manga.

Everything from folklore, classic fairy tales, and nursery rhymes are fair game. My favorite isekai is Alice in Wonderland. You can show me anything that vaguely resembles a girl falling down a rabbit hole, and I’ll be interested.

What God Does in a World Without Gods’ plot is riveting. I’ve never heard of the manga before today, and I want to read it now! But I can’t find any translations, and it’s driving me up the wall.

I like stories that break traditions, and having a world with no religion is the most significant break I’ve seen in a long time. Belief is the core of every faith.

And Mitama is a goddess who only has Yukito to believe in her in the new world. Does this mean she’ll be weak because she only has Yukito?

Or will she become the strongest being in that world because there aren’t any other gods to interfere?

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