Gender Male
Species Monkey Shikigami
Occupation Shikigami of Mikage Shrine
Home Mikage Shrine
Status Alive
Anime ◎ Episode 1
Voice Actor
Japanese Yamashita Daiki (child form)

Hinata Kusunoki (monkey form)

English Aaron Roberts (child)

Bryn Apprill (monkey)


Mamoru (護) is a monkey shikigami that was hatched by Nanami Momozono as a test given to her by Otohiko to see if she was ready to attend the Divine Assembly in Izumo.

Appearance Edit

Mamoru in his human form

Mamoru in Human form

His main appearance is that of a tiny monkey with brown fur and eyes and a red apron. Due to his small/premature size, when Mamoru occasionally changes into his human form, he looks like a small child. When in this form, Mamoru has pale skin, and his usual brown eyes and hair. His red apron remains, except it now has his name (護) written on the front in black.

Personality Edit

Mamoru has a very affectionate personality, but also a very cheeky side.

Plot Overview Edit

Mamoru hatched

Mamoru hatch from his egg

When Nanami received the egg from Otohiko, she was supposed to have hatched it in 7 days, but due to an argument between her and Tomoe, the egg was accidentally stepped on and cracked by Mizuki. Afterwards, he began to hatch and even though he was premature, Mamoru already had the form of a small monkey.

Nanami kept Mamoru with her after that so that he could continue to grow off of her chi. Three days after he hatched, Nanami was attacked in the library by a yokai and had to be rescued by Tomoe. As a result of being exposed to miasma, Mamoru became ill from Nanami's depleted chi.

Later, Otohiko scolded Nanami on her poor responsibility as a Shikigami caster, and told her to stop mass producing talisman and to think of her Shikigami as one instead. He told her to think of the power that she most desired, and Nanami chose "to protect" which became the name/ability of her Shikigami, "Mamoru".

Relationships Edit

Nanami MomozonoEdit

Mamoru tends to stay very close to Nanami, mostly sleeping in her bag, her clothes, or resting on her head/shoulders. He is very eager to help her, and alerts her of oncoming dangers that are nearby. He is very affectionate towards her, and is able to synchronize with her in order to purify evil spirits.


Mamoru does not like Tomoe very much due to the fact that Tomoe always degrades him about his size and usefulness. He often does what he can to annoy Tomoe and has been known to scratch at him whenever Tomoe upsets him.


Mamoru and Mizuki seem to have a good relationship, as seen when he and Mizuki reacted in unison when they were separated from Nanami on the way to the Divine Assembly.


Mamoru and Otohiko also seem to have a good relationship as seen in the nurse's office when Otihoko was petting him and giving him a banana.

Powers Edit

Mamoru and Nanami

Mamoru and Nanami cleanse away evil spirits

Mamoru was given the power to purify evil and protect others when Nanami chose his name. As such, Mamoru and Nanami can cleanse away evil spirits, yokai, even former gods whenever they are together.

Trivia Edit

  • Mamoru's name "護" means "to protect", which Nanami chose in order to give him a purpose as a Shikigami.
  • Tomoe suspects Otohiko had something to do with Mamoru having a form even though he hatched 6 days early.

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