A 13-episode anime adaptation produced by A-1 Pictures aired between October and December 2008 in Japan. An original video animation (OVA) episode was released in May 2009. Bandai Entertainment licensed the manga and anime series, including the OVA.The title character in the series, Nagi is a goddess who awakens when Jin fashions a sculpture from the wood of a sacred tree. Her mission is to cleanse the impurities of the world, but because her sacred tree was cut down, her powers have weakened significantly and she is easily harmed by them. She improvises an exorcist staff from a magical girl-themed toy baton.[ch. 1] She has a child-like personality that is a bit mischievous. She states she has a split personality named Kannagi (かんなぎ), who is more serious and polite.[note 1] When Jin manages to communicate with Kannagi, he hears from her that the events that led to Nagi and Zange's disappearance were caused by her, and it's up to both to decide if they should return or not. Thanks to Jin and his friends, Nagi manages to bring back Nagi.