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Description
Katsuragi Keima is known on the net as the god of getting the girls while in real life hes 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 hes not allowed to fail or he will lose his head.

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Мир ведомый лишь богу
只有神知道的世界
神のみぞ知るセカイ
เซียนเกมรัก ขอเป็นเทพนักจีบ
Kaminomi (神のみ)
The World God Only Knows
TWGOK

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Latest Release(s)
v.26 c.268v2 (end) by Red Hawk Scanlations (102d ago)
c.268 (end) by Red Hawk Scanlations (222d ago)
c.267 by Red Hawk Scanlations (229d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
26 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 19, Chap 189

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53 topics, 409 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (2033 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.67 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 22nd 2014, 4:14pm PST

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Year
2008

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #146 (No change)
Monthly Pos #102 decreased(-5)
3 Month Pos #92 decreased(-22)
6 Month Pos #52 decreased(-29)

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Forum Posts
The World God Only Knows Question 70 days, 12 hours, 3 minutes ago
Now that TWGOK is over.. 115 days, 22 hours, 48 minutes ago
TWGOK:The worse pairing/ending in the history of anime and manga and here's why. 136 days, 11 hours, 47 minutes ago
The World God Only Knows to End in Next Volume 228 days, 10 hours, 6 minutes ago
Now that Dokurou is... *spoiler alert* 334 days, 19 hours, 20 minutes ago

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The Chihiro Ship Is The Worst Ship In The History of Anime and Manga   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by genesic123
September 19th, 2014, 7:22am
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Wakaki Tamiki I want everyone to know you messed up big time.To betray the feelings of your readers,so shamelessly.I want to save as many people as possible from this epic dissapointment.

TWGOK was always about people having different values and beliefs struggling against reality.Acknowledging a world bigger than Keima was what this series has been about.

This ending is basically saying that people like Stephen Hawking don't exist in real life.This is the mind of every Chihiro shipper in a nutshell.
This manga would COMPLETELY TRASH on everything else just to get Chihiro and Keima to happen.
Not even mass effect's original ending could compare with the travesty of storytelling that is this.You thinks Eva's ending did not make sense?Wait till you see this one!


1.The reason why she loved him was that she wanted to shine with him.I guess a girl is not allowed to shine on her own....It kind of makes the moment where she let go of Keima at 189 meaningless don't you think.She was Keima first love and it should have been that way.And Keima only developed romantic feelings for her cause of his guilt.

2.Elsie becoming human.Not even an animal could write this badly.
It takes skill to undo two years, heck 6 years worth of effort in 3 chapters.If Elsie is not a demon,TWGOK would have never happened in the first place.Whatever forced Wakaki's hand really....

3.Satyr.
Well lets make them less of a threat than Fiore was.

4.Keima
He treats those he met as means to an end.Shunning them for Chihiro.Heck, he is even worse than chpt 1.I wanted to see him be more caring and less self-centred.Even the hardcore otakus probably wouldn't be this cold.You may or may not love them but to just leave them like that....Even Chpt 1 keima had some of the basics of respect.

5.Tenri
Well, I never got to see her coming of age story.That sendoff was pretty stupid.A lame attempt to give her some development .Telling someone to move on does not mean you dealt with it.

6.Chihiro
While you shippers to this day continue to preach the gospel of "normal".Nobody never really gave a damn about her own personal story.Wakaki's biggest fail.At least with every other girl they got to show their individually.I wonder what is worse, moe and the anime industry or a normal girl reduced to a blank-slate self insert.

To Old Hell with TWGOK's most trashy pairing.


... Last updated on September 19th, 2014, 8:13am
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Despite flaws, I love the ending.   
Rating: N/A
by signale
September 13th, 2014, 4:12pm
It is more subtle than one would expect from a "harem" series. I do believe that it dragged for too long during the beginning of the final arc (I actually stopped reading and only restarted when I saw the series was completed). For the ending I agree with the points that Rolan made, it is really easy to root for your favorite girl, but the one he chose makes sense for KEIMA.

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This is a guy who thought all girls in the real world had nothing to compare (looks, personality, charm) to video game girls. Game girls sparkled, and real girls were so dull. This is _especially_ true for during his capture of Chihiro way back when. He considered her no better than a mob character. Everything about her is middling and average. For Keima, it is a brilliant coupling since by the end of the series, he obviously cares about "real life". Compared to the other captures, who tended to have more extreme personality types/goddesses, he goes for the girl that is as normal as can be (no special powers, no dark/sad past, not extremely ambitious)


And that is why I love this ending. It also doesn't hurt that she was the one I rooted for the most because her and
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Ayumi
had the best rapport with him in their interactions. I think Wakaki planned this coupling (or had an idea of it) from the get go.

Sadly, the pacing was really off towards the end, a combination of too slow, and too fast at all the wrong parts.
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Whatever I say, whatever I think, I just like the ending.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by rolan
July 2nd, 2014, 3:44pm
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".
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Love it!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by BobbyWibowo
June 8th, 2014, 1:31am
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
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Deal breaker   
Rating: 8.7 / 10.0
by Jeshua
May 23rd, 2014, 11:35pm
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.
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Best until 105   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by yuri999
April 29th, 2014, 3:36pm
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.
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The ending is kinda peter out somehow   
Rating: N/A
by Laclongquan
April 18th, 2014, 11:07am
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.
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Getting draggy EDIT: Holy crap that ending.   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by Jandalman
February 25th, 2014, 6:21am
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
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Amazing ...though requires an open mind sometimes   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ate001
December 13th, 2013, 9:16pm
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
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back to the future!   
Rating: N/A
by lonelizard
August 11th, 2013, 4:56am
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
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