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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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Associated Names
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)
Que sa volonté soit faite (French)
The World God Only Knows
TWGOK

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Latest Release(s)
v.26 c.268v2 (end) by Red Hawk Scanlations (845d ago)
c.268 (end) by Red Hawk Scanlations (965d ago)
c.267 by Red Hawk Scanlations (972d 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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Forum
53 topics, 413 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (2215 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.67 / 10.0
10
 39% (874 votes)
9+
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8+
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7+
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6+
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5+
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4+
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Last Updated
December 8th 2016, 3:43pm PST


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Year
2008

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Serialized In (magazine)
Manga One (Shogakukan)
Shuukan Shounen Sunday (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)
No

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N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #248 decreased(-28)
Monthly Pos #220 decreased(-6)
3 Month Pos #203 decreased(-34)
6 Month Pos #151 increased(+1)

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On 1453 wish lists
On 2963 completed lists
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Forum Posts
is anyone also annyoed by how the goddesses portrayed so dumb? 12 days, 10 hours, 44 minutes ago
Who is your favorite heroine? 12 days, 11 hours, 35 minutes ago
TWGOK:The worse pairing/ending in the history of anime and manga and here's why. 18 days, 4 hours, 13 minutes ago
Now that TWGOK is over.. 18 days, 4 hours, 39 minutes ago
The World God Only Knows Question 813 days, 20 hours, 31 minutes ago

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It was a great story   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by weltall2
November 21st, 2016, 3:44pm
If i did not love the whole premise and especially the main character so much, I would say this is a common story that used quite a lot imagination to camouflage itself as something different.

The main character is by far the most likable and interesting thing in the whole story. I am sure whoever reads this coming from the anime, will know what I mean.

One of the biggest + of this anime, is that it uses no excessive ecchi scenes (you know, the ones that make the manga/anime look like hentai) to attract people. It is all about the story. Mind you I am a fan of mild ecchi, but I feel delighted to see that even "new" manga do not need to pull the half naked card, so they can win their audience.

It is mentioned by other comments too, but it seems a lot of people gave a bad mark, cause they did not like the ending.. or more like who the hero chooses by the end. For me it was not the girl/s I was rooting for, but that did NOT ruin the end. I actually was wondering what kind of ending it would have, cause I have read the comments before. I was pleasantly shocked to find out that the ending was nice and satisfying.

No offence to people that disliked it, but I would hate it more if it was left TOTALLY open, leaving in in the imagination of the read what happens after. Like Keima said; a game without an ending, is a shity game.

Loved reading it and felt satisfied with it's ending.

I want to point out that I do not believe it is a perfect story. The 10 again is mostly because I liked Keima and I was fully pleased throughout the whole manga. There are times that it feels like they were added in to fill up more volumes, while on other points it feels the story gets too rushed. Amusingly enough, Keima mentions something alike withing the story, which actually makes the experience more funny and lighter for me.

Whoever like me ends up reading from comments here that he actually ends up with someone, enjoy like I did wondering and thinking who it will be. For better or worse, I think his choice was not bad. If anything, it was exactly fitting for him.

Would read this again for sure!
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Love it but that ending was meh!   
Rating: N/A
by Ashi17
August 8th, 2016, 1:53am
It was one of the best mangas I have ever read everything was pretty good but the last arc was pretty rushed in my opinion and the ending just destroyed the whole thing for me.The one character I didn't want him to end up with and that's what happened but still it's a great read.I loved the manga so much that when the ending happened I died a bit but it's still worth a read.It would have been a 10 if I didnt dislike the ending.
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Pretty solid, then.. meh.   
Rating: 5.5 / 10.0
by zedor
January 11th, 2016, 6:07am
At first, I didn't know what to expect. The premise was different from all the romance mangas that I usually read (they're more "normal"). It was bothersome at first, what with all the short seemingly unrelated stories and what not, so I was thinking of dropping it. Thankfully, it starts making headway at around chapter 55 or so, and picks up the pace in 50 or so chapters.

The comedy surrounding the MC and his view of the world is giggle-inducing; his actions are well-within his character untill the very end. As for other characters, most of the main heroines are well presented and explained. In any case, everything up to the last big arc (chapter ~190) makes sense more or less and is very well worth a read.

The troubling part comes after that. Pacing is all over the place, stuff seems to be invented on the spot so that the story would make sense and the ending is horrible, done over 2 chapters. There's no proper closure for the parties involved, we just have to take it at face value that everything is okay. With how it was handled, it doesn't matter who the chosen girl is - it's just poor writing. Sadly the last arc+shoddy ending casts a big shadow over an otherwise well drawn and well written piece of work.
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Endure the First 30 chapters   
Rating: N/A
by GreedyLocust
October 21st, 2015, 3:17am
If you are not into the short arc type stories, don't worry, the plot eventually comes and everything comes to place

While not entirely satisfied at the ending, the author has hinted at it throughout the manga, and it turns out as well as it could be

the protagonist will indeed make his decision, and while some may be unhappy with it, it is probably the only choice that makes sense and doesnt turn this into a harem for life kinda thing

also, while u come to dislike the otaku nature of his, you see his true genius as it goes on

regardless, although a couple parts here and there could use more depth, the author did a good job of creating the best possible ending, creating a "world god only knows"
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some iffy parts, but overall rather good   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by achu3p
June 26th, 2015, 1:10pm
It dragged a bit and the ending wasn't that great! But it honestly was an interesting concept and it was definitely entertaining - it's actually my favorite manga out of everything I've ever read! What I especially like is the main protagonist's character growth. It happens subtly but it's most certainly present, and it's a little heart warming when you think about how much has has gone through. Of all things, I think this is the manga's shining point.
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Ending ruined it for me   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by swimmer1017
June 24th, 2015, 10:58am
Despite my enjoyment of this series, despite the depth of this story, despite the interesting and clever characters...I just can't score it higher because I disliked the ending THAT much. What a pity.
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Worth reading   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by kiriee
April 7th, 2015, 4:01am
Beware some people give it a low rating because the girl they like didn't get selected, ignore those and give this a chance, it get dragged near the end nevertheless I don't hate the ending.

... Last updated on April 7th, 2015, 4:03am
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This does   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by melquiades
February 9th, 2015, 1:34am
Straight to the point, I liked it a lot.
The premise is nothing like any other stuff around and is very well executed.
Even though the plot might be linear at the beginning it somewhat thickens gradually until the end. Some might say it drags, but i didn't see a single chapter wasted.
For what I have read in other commentaries, there where some that didn't like the ending (they simply had another expectations), but for me it was a plausible ending and the most important it was satisfying.

I'm not going to use this space to do a very long rant about the situations revolving the story, and try to delve into the mind of the character and why he did what he did, so I'm simply going to tell you if this worth your time or not, and definitely, this does.
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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
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
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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