Yato and Hiyori: 5 Reasons They Should Just Get Married Already
To all the Yato and Hiyori shippers out there, have you ever actually asked But for some reason, Yato and Hiyori's relationship stands out. . Cause i don't think Hiyori's feeling toward Yato is just "friend" after all those hints. Hiyori and Yato are very close friends and throughout the series have gotten closer. Yato often refers to his relationship with Yukine as that of a father and son's, . who in turn gives him advice when Yato has some identity crisis in his new. Several rumors said that Hiyori and Yato's blossoming relationship will finally be centered in Noragami Aragato season 3. A romantic.
But slowly over time, Yato grows on her and Hiyori grows on him. This little moment is probably the first real romantic moment in the series.
I don't know, the way she touched his cheeks just sends these vibes. Yato is confused in this scene because she hasn't ever done anything similar like this to him before. In the last few episodes from episode 9 to episode 12 he acts like an actual boyfriend. It isn't rushed Their development is very slow. Like I said, in the beginning they don't really feel anything for eachother mostly Yato, Hiyori feels a little something but slowly they start to feel more and more love towards eachother.
At the end of the 9th episode of the first season you can clearly see Yato grateful for her being there when Yato and Yukine needed her the most. Aragoto takes things more seriously, Yato is very obsessive after getting his shrine and Hiyori hangs out with him more.
I don't even need to speak about the OVA. It's "different" Most anime would give their girl a Tsundere, Yandere, Kuudere and many other tropes. But, do you really need to use a trope like that to make a romance effective?
Why the romance between Yato and Hiyori works : Noragami
Hiyori acts like any other school girl. Hiyori is also characterized by a deep loyalty to those she trusts and a tendency to express her emotions. While she initially doesn't like Yato much, considering him to be very lazy and selfish due to him constantly putting off her request and blowing money on useless trinkets, she gradually warms up to him after seeing his better qualities, and after Yukine's punishment, the three become very close friends and she treats Yato much nicer.
Hiyori is also a very brave person who constantly puts her own safety at risk to help others, especially if it is Yato or Yukine; when Yato's body is blighted, she does not hesitate to carry him on her back despite her knowing that the blight is infectious. Hiyori is heavily implied to have developed feelings for Yato; although Hiyori wishes to return to being completely human, she also has no desire to sever her ties with Yato, having refused several times despite it being her best chance to return to normal and Tenjin believing it's what was best for her, claiming she wants to spend more time with Yato.
In the English dub of the anime, she even goes so far as to say there's no way she'd be happy without him and Yukine in her life.
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She also takes a strong liking to his smell, even calling it her favorite smell on one occasion, and at one point was even able to regain her memories by recognizing it.
However, she is shown to be rather embarrassed by how much she likes Yato's scent, to the point of dodging the subject whenever it's brought up. Despite being raised to be completely lady-like, Hiyori is a huge martial arts fan and has a fixation on a martial artist called Touno, whom she copies her attacks from and will often become inspired and act on his words; when she remembered Touno telling everyone to pave their own destiny with their own hands, she followed his advice and attempted to find Yato a Regalia by herself.
However, she keeps this secret from her mother, whom she worries will freak out if she finds out she's into something like that.
Yato never told his new friends his real name or his past, but in his absence, Hiyori had been doing research on Yato and the folklore of gods. Yato needs Hiyori to exist, literally. Noragami Episode 12 In Noragami Aragoto, we learn a lot more about this world of gods and phantoms. Most noteably, the most important rule we learn is that gods are immortal and can be reborn when they die; however, gods who are forgotten can die and disappear from existence.
Unlike Bishamon and Ebisu, Yato is an unknown god with essentially one follower. Hiyori connects Yato to the Near Shore, the land of the living.
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As if she could get any better, Hiyori even makes a mini-shrine for Yato. Yato treasures the small shrine and can even use it to enter Takamagahara, the residence of gods with shrines. This is one of the reasons Yato is always following Hiyori around. Hiyori overcomes forgetting Yato twice.
By Aragoto Episode 9, she is spending more time with her friends from school and even ends up going on a group date to Capypa Land, an amusement park that Yato loves.