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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
เซียนเกมรัก ขอเป็นเทพนักจีบ
Kaminomi (神のみ)
Que sa volonté soit faite (French)
The World God Only Knows

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Latest Release(s)
v.26 c.268v2 (end) by Red Hawk Scanlations (416d ago)
c.268 (end) by Red Hawk Scanlations (536d ago)
c.267 by Red Hawk Scanlations (543d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
26 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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

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User Rating
Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (2124 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.67 / 10.0
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July 9th 2015, 10:39am PST



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Weekly Pos #284 (No change)
Monthly Pos #257 increased(+5)
3 Month Pos #247 decreased(-19)
6 Month Pos #241 decreased(-38)

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The World God Only Knows Question 384 days, 5 hours, 42 minutes ago
Now that TWGOK is over.. 429 days, 16 hours, 28 minutes ago
TWGOK:The worse pairing/ending in the history of anime and manga and here's why. 450 days, 5 hours, 27 minutes ago
The World God Only Knows to End in Next Volume 542 days, 3 hours, 45 minutes ago
Now that Dokurou is... *spoiler alert* 648 days, 12 hours, 59 minutes ago

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I just love it. Hopefully even after it "ends".   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by weltall2
March 18th, 2013, 12:23am
I love the anime. I did enjoy how he would "capture" the girls and all the comedy-harem etc etc. But the main thing I like is the main character. I felt worried that this anime would drag as soon as I realized that this is going to become famous, which means money for the creator-publisher. With they have any good ideas? Hopefully they will, but even if not, I will still love the first part of the story, that I keep reading again and again.
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Rating: N/A
by foryouinfull
May 24th, 2009, 4:48am
The story is really awesome and I love the manga. It´s so fuckin´ funny and you just can´t stop reading once you started BUT I hate the drawings. Maybe it´s because I don´t like this little body´s and big eyes. If the drawings would be more shonen like it would be one of the best mangas for me <- but I still love it^^
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Rating: N/A
by veternari
September 6th, 2008, 11:36am
and responding to eliwoodx12 comment, its nice that the girls go away with no memory cause he's only intrested in 2d girls, which mixes it up trom a traditional manga!
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A Soundtrack!!! WTH   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by groytacx
June 29th, 2008, 11:53am
I never saw anything like this manga. Its funny, well draw, and theres a soundtrack. Can u believe that, a soundtrack!?!
Dont miss "The World God Only Knows".
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The World God Only Knows   
Rating: N/A
by yuchin4life
July 17th, 2008, 11:52am
I love this shounen. It will be a shounen that both boys and girls will like alot, I know that some shounens, only a few girls will like, but this manga will be liked by both genders cause it has a really neat plot, storyline and unique characters. At first i thought the title was "Only the World God Knows" but later after reading it, the world god only knows how to use game techniques to catch girls. I'm a girl and i really do enjoy this manga cause it is funny and really interesting. So, i recommend to both girls and guys ^.^.

... Last updated on July 17th, 2008, 11:52am
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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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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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Just to debunk the terribly written post below me.   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Unrequited
March 29th, 2011, 7:32am
Let me get this straight. The oh-so-self-righteous Hell Clues condemns the protagonist for valuing his own life over superficial, transient relationships? Yes, cheating sucks. Now please tell me that you wouldn't "cheat" to save your life. "Oh my god! My boyfriend/girlfriend is attempting to shatter my grade school notions of romance with the illicit peck-on-the-lips~ And what's more!? Just to save his/her own life? That self-centered piece of shit!" Honestly, what kind of sanctimonious crap are you preaching...

And no, it isn't a deus ex machina. Ha, the animu nuthugger's word of choice. I suppose Elsie's magical broom is a deus ex machina too for being able to help facilitate the story. It's a viable and necessary part of the story that's been addressed by the cast. Don't nonsensically write it off because of impartiality. Maybe if Keima's dad teleported in on a dinosaur with rocket launchers to save the day I'd agree with you.

The female characters exist as parodies and you're pointing them out as cliche? What a joker. Now that doesn't mean this manga is always original, but point out something that's not so... obvious. Seriously. It's like criticizing a cover album for using other peoples' songs.

Now to the review. The story itself is fairly solid. Occasionally the author introduces "break" chapters where the nothing really happens, which is fine, but most of them haven't been really interesting or funny. The most important part is that the story hasn't created any glaring disparities or inconsistencies (So far). TWOGK is easygoing and a decent read. Which is nice, because a lot of people seem to think that simple entertainment is synonymous with poorly written entertainment. It's a decent example of how to not fail so hard.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by modzquad
January 12th, 2009, 10:13am
This is a must read, the characters are great, especially the girls and their different situations and how Keima resolves each of them but one thing that annoys me is elsee. It seems like he's becoming more and more aware of real girls, and they in turn are starting to feel their affections return for him as well.
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