January Anime Challenge: Omamori Himari

Our anime challenge for January is Omamori Himari, often shortened by its fanbase as OmaHima. It is based on the manga series written and illustrated by Milan Matra. The manga ran from June 2006 to September 2013 in Fujimi Shobo’s Monthly Dragon Age. The 12-episode anime was adapted by Zexcs and aired in Japan in the winter of 2010.

This romantic comedy with harem and supernatural elements centres around 16-year-old orphan Youto Amakawa, a boy protected by the spirit of a beautiful, sword-wielding samurai catgirl named Himari. See Youto is a descendant of a family Demon Slayers since the feudal eras in Japan and Himari is his new guardian and she swore an oath to protect him from evil. Oh, and by the way, he is allergic to cats…