Typical girl meets rude boy romance, in other words: amusingly detailed and steeped in the specifics of Shintu shrines, where writer/artist Suzuki says she used to play when she was a child. Though the first volume features some demonic figures (the most dire being the old lady ogre who states, “If I eat the flesh of a tochigami, I may be able to live a thousand more years”), the lightly lined art downplays this menace in favor of wispy romance. As a godling overseeing relational prayers and wishes, it’s Nanami’s role to play cupid to the timid and unconnected — which we see her do for the first time in the opening volume’s final chapter. Whether our newly enshrined heroine will be able to make it with the slightly softening Tomoe is a question that will doubtless be answered many volumes in the future, of course.
I can see plenty of shojo readers — the ones who made Fruits Basket a success, for instance — wanting to read on to find out how this human/demon romance comes to full fruition.