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Katsuragi Keima is known on the net as the god of getting the girls while in real life he’s known as otamegane and he hates all real girls. However he is approached by Elsie, a devil from hell, to help her in catching runaway spirits that hide in people. Apparently the spirits only hide in the hearts of girls and the only way to get the souls out is by making the girl fall in love so the spirit gets forced out. And he’s not allowed to fail or he will lose his head.
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Whatever I say, whatever I think, I just like the ending.
The end of "The World Only God Knows" was more than satisfactory for me, I know that the fans were cheering for their favorite girl, but maybe I was one of few cheering for the happiness of "Keima" the main character.
If you saw the title of the last episode of season three, it's called "Flag. 12.0 The Memory of My First Love", it was clear that Keima liked Chihiro, he didn't know at first, but you can guess from what he said, he knew or maybe felt that Chihiro didn't have a Goddess in the middle of her second capture. However, he continued on, he didn't know at that time why he did that, despite his devotion in what he does and his pseudo cold bloodedness in every capture he set on, but this one was "different", this one was not only Chihiro's second capture, it was "his and her capture,"
He just earned for love like every boy of his age, but he figured it the truth at the end. That's why he hurt the girl he loves, he lied to her, he pushed her because unfortunately ... He didn't have the time to play girlfriend/boyfriend, he didn't have the time to love or be loved, the fate of the world was just more important than his own feelings.
For me his tears at the end of season three, the way the screen of his favorite games were shut down at the last scene of season three, the breakdown that he got on "Heart of Jupiter Arc" in the middle of Kaori Yuuzaki's pseudo-capture were clear signs of his pain. That's why I'm more than happy for him and more than happy for that "Ending".
Truly love this manga. The story was pretty solid with every arcs. Although the ending feels rushed actually. It would have been better if they at least consider to build the ending romance a bit further. But well, that's that, overall this manga is great.
... Last updated on June 8th, 2014, 1:32am
This manga was solid for every arc, except the last. The ending seems extremelly rushed, characters don't get disclosure, plotholes get handwaved...
Do yourself a favor and read ultil all the goddesses are shown, then quit. The manga issomewhat solid up to that point.
Best until 105
after that the plot gets dragged on, goes into ridiculous directions and the author downright forgets everything that made the previous 105 chapters a success. Laclongquan hit the nail on the head with his explanation about the ending. I'm honestly pissed that I read till 185 whereas I should have stopped when the manga had peaked. I skipped to the last 2 chapters and I have no intention of reading through the rest. Talk about another disappointing middle and ending.
The ending is kinda peter out somehow
I get that logic drive the ending. But the intensity is just watery. prolly because we invest too much in other girls, and when he choose that one (or anyone) it become kinda lost for us.
The mangaka should do one more chapter. An epilogue or something like that, with the usual intensity.
Getting draggy EDIT: Holy crap that ending.
Liked this series at the start, enjoyed it through around 200 chapters before the story dragged longer and longer until I've put this series on hold for the past year or so checking in once in a while. Seems the time travelling arc is still going strong unfortunately. Why must so many shounen series drag on longer than it should? People say mangakas do it for the money, but if they're not under contractual obligation by their publishers to stretch a series to death then they should end it after a good run, then start a new series. If their manga was so well recieved as to run for so long anyways then I'm sure their fanbase will be happy with whatever new series they start and money will still come in. It feels as if many of these shounen mangakas fear their work is going to be a one trick pony so they have to make it last, but this just makes their image worse and supports any allegations/notions of them being such ponies.
I hope this current arc will be the last/second to last as Wakaki sensei has had more than enough time to make a complete and good series.
EDIT: And he ends it with a shitty ending. Of all the endings possible he chooses the semi-side character girl as the hero's chosen love interest? Hell even a harem ending would have been better. After all the crap he and the main goddesses girls went through he rejects them all and actively seeks to push them away from him. What a jerkass.
... Last updated on May 1st, 2014, 3:51am
Amazing ...though requires an open mind sometimes
I've pretty much been following this manga since forever ago, and I must say it is a true masterpiece among shounen manga. Nowadays I follow very few shounen mangas because many of them are pretty much the same things with different formats ....but TWGOK is different. As others have stated, the setting is pretty cliched (a harem with some anti-social fellow getting a lot of girls), but the actual plot and protagonist are very unique: the guy is NOT just some passive douchebag waiting for girls to fall out of the sky for him, but rather an actual genius (albeit a very irritating one sometimes) that comes to truly care and make great efforts to conquer the girls he comes across, and not for his own pleasure (he hates 3D girls), but out of necessity and, eventually, actual empathy. That, and many other aspects of this story make it unusually ellegant for a shounen manga.
Now I say it requires an open mind mostly because of the latest story arc: it really deviates a lot from the premise of the series and becomes much less of a comedy while turning pretty serious. You start seeing things like actual deaths and real violence occasionally, and the whole conquering girls part seems to have been (most likely) put on hold for the time being. After reading some of the latest reviews, it seem this has put off many fans. I personally think it's a wonderful development that ties in very well with the story as a whole and follows up on many little things hinted at beforehand, while also showing a lot of character development. And it's not like the story's permanently changed course either ...this last arc seems to be close to its end and a lot of comedy is resurfacing.
Sorry if this seemed too long ...I just really like this manga and would advice everyone to try it sometime.
... Last updated on December 13th, 2013, 9:18pm
back to the future!
I loved this manga until chapter memory of my first love. the time travelling arc really boring, lack of harem and comedy, plus confusing. hope he will be back to his time and conquer more girl
At first, Particularly, Romance in Shounen isn't a Major genre. some people would rather pick a shojou if they want a nice,good,sweet, romance manga. i've already read a bunch of shounen manga which contain a romance as a main genre, some popular shounen romance manga always pick a poor, hopeless, idiotic, pervert male protagonist, over that there is some manga which just sell a meaningless ecchi, maybe thats why some people pick romance shoujo over a shounen romance.
TBH i don't hate ecchi, if its appear not to much, its realy good and a plus point to make.. c'mon people! its shounen, the Fan Service is always, plus the sub genre like harem should have some "ecchi".. but i think, if its too much "the dish will be too salty". so thats why i dont realy like pervert/hopeless protagonist which always caught in some ecchi scenes with their harem..
I found The Protagonist in this TWGOK Series is realy UNIQUE, he isn't hopeless, he isn't dumb, he isn't pervert, and on top on that he is a GENIUS..
actualy, Genius Male Lead is mostly often found in Shojou manga, to think that we find a genius male lead in shounen romance its a rare..
And of course i couldn't get enough to think how brilliant the author is, tamiki wakaki sensei throw an outstanding fresh plot in every chapter, the plot always make me excited to read, and always makes me shouting "woah.. woah..." when i read a new realeased chapter.. i'm never get bored to read again and again..
some people throw a doubt in their comment, but 'til now i'm never see the doubt become real.. the author always exceed the expetation..
This is masterpiece, so i dont have any reason to not recommend you to read this manga..
... Last updated on May 18th, 2013, 5:03am
A Masterpiece on its own merits, EDIT:wIth an axed arc
In an age where genre, perimse and sucess formulas define anime.TWGOK shows that originality could still exist. TWGOK may have the elements of a romantic comedy,you are supposed to laugh a lot but as a whole it takes itself seriously.I don't mean it in the superfical violence and pretentiosness,its more of Responsibility,how characters interact with one another and how conflict is resolved.Lets start with the conquests,Unlike other romatic comedies the girls aren't there for the sake of getting them.you'd realise each girl is idealistic and we see how they genuinely struggle against reality.Keima's basically gives them the courage to face it.We see the girls graually come to tems with this on their own through Keima.The girls for once felt like characters that can stand on their own merits as oposed to just making the main look good.Hence the original conept only this manga has "Our Ideals Versus Reality."
I 'm not a big fan of romatic comedies due to contrived romaces and Drama.but in Twgok it actually is very reasonable cause the main character puts in the EFFORT and is not depenadant on dating sim logic only to succeded.
The story is not really about otakuism but of a coming of age story.The main chararcter may be an otaku,but its not about his fear but his hate or dislike.As the series progress we are reminded of how Human he really is.Which bring me to its villans.
They aren't shonen Jump DBZ villans thats for sure.You acually get to see an analogy of politics and even corruption.Their motivations are in line with their actions.They aren't sympathetic villans, but you understand where their coming form.Logic ,reason,courage and determination are acually genuine here for the Protagonists,No unreasonable convient miracle power up here .Its awesome to see a mere human stand up aganist them using just down to earth tatics.
Ps .the Heart of Jupiter Arc is not even over yet.,season 3 is being made so ther chapters aren't released as fast.TWGOK isn't just about the romance.
The only problem is that if you looking for a typical romatic comedy you might not like it.
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It takes a very long time for the harem to form 190+.Lack of fanservice.Plot and themes of TWGOK hold just as much weight as the characters,They are not just a means to an end.
What a insulting end to a great series.Despite doing welll in sales TWGOK got axed for the sake of Shonen Sundays 55 new manga move.Corporate greed.
I suggest just stopping at 189.The story could end there,and my review is based on that.
Heart of jupiter arc could have taken TWGOK in a new direction and bring the plot full circle but its incomplete