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The World God Only Knows ep6: “I’m Ordinary?”

Sorry guys, I seem to have forgotten about this. Shame on me for putting Mass Effect 2, homework and Kaichou wa Maid-sama before my own blog :P along with random trips to IKEA and Officeworks to hunt for a new leather chair…anyway….

The second episode in the Kanon arc is here (a few days ago :P ) and it seems there will be a third, as the pink-haired idol is yet to be conquered. Soon after the episode begins, Keima who is by now the best pick-up artist in the world, uncovers the secrets behind the pop star and works out what makes her tick. After her disappearance last episode, everything is revealed and Keima initiates his strategic approach to win a place in her heart. It doesn’t seem all that hard at first, as she was the one who approached him first this time.

We are shown through the tough schedule Kanon faces, with photo-shoots, drama filming, fan service, interviews and concerts consuming her life, days on end. In the midst of all that, Kanon still manages to think of Keima constantly as the one who paid no attention to her despite her high-profile nature and looks that demand attention from everyone.

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The World God Only Knows ep5: “Idol Bomb!!”

The World God Only Knows episode 5 returns with the introduction of the next ‘target’ to conquer a Loose Soul out of after a filler episode last week. We’ve already seen Keima win the hearts of 3 girls of varying personalities, so far my favourite being Aoyama Mio, the yellow haired twin-tails girl. This time Keima’s target is a highschool pop idol, who just recently became the best new artist, kicking off her career as a singer, gravure (?) model and seiyuu. Her posters are everywhere and fans are screaming, including Elci! So how on earth can Keima meet such a famous young girl? Well, conveniently…it’s convenient. I’m not going to ‘spoil’ it explicitly, but these implications lead to the obvious. It turns out that Keima doesn’t even need to make an effort to meet her as she simply appears right in front of him one day, managing to seriously piss her off unintentionally.

Thus begins pop idol Kanon’s quest to gain attention of Keima, who is the only person who does not recognize her or fawn over her ‘super kawaii-ness’ like, frankly any of the other male population. I can agree she is ‘kawaii’ with her singing and fancy clothes, but I still prefer others over her :P and Ranka will always be the only idol-type anime character for me! XD

The episode is overall alright, with a fair share of laugh-out-loud worthy moments and display of Keima’s amazing ability to read the ladies’ personality traits, but unfortunately this anime definitely gets overshadowed by a certain other series this season.

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The World God Only Knows ep4: “On a Crusade”

Opening with a very different tone, quite solemn, it seemed that we were in for an arc with a darker character, shrouded in mystery. The art room, the epic music… 17

Dark music featuring an organ in the background right after the OP, seemed to reinforce my view right up until the epic voice started talking. About the game which cannot be conquered…

So yeah, stop reading RIGHT NOW if you hate minor SPOILERS.

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Soon enough we discover that the whole episode is in fact about a certain video game, which is infamous for being impossible to complete. i.e.. A heroine whom has never been ‘rescued’ in a galge. Keima, being the ‘God of Conquer’, obviously cannot accept this. So begins his journey to conquer Sora, the blue haired artist who wants her sketchbook to be seen by someone.

But it can’t. Why? It’s rather sad to find out that the reason why nobody can see her sketchbook is in fact caused by a massive glitch in the game. A event loop, with no way around it. However, Keima’s determination leads him to attempt every single combination of choices within this game.

So basically, this is a melodramatic filler episode which is pretty damn funny if you don’t allow yourself to be annoyed by repetitive scenes. Keima encounters sound bugs, upside down characters, Sora appearing as a creepy old dude and a random dodgeball minigame appearing during a lunch sequence. All of this, in a game which cannot be saved.

One thing we do learn from this episode is something about Keima. His intense focus and determination, which is noticed by Elci who comes to appreciate this powerful trait within her pretend-brother.

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The World God Only Knows ep2: “One Hell of a Little Sister / Baby, You’re a Rich Girl”

The World God Only Knows is one of my favourite anime this season, with episode two holding ground and proving itself to be a solid series.

The last episode left us with Elci proudly claiming that she is Keima’s sister to the entire class. Following directly on, this episode opens with a scene of embarrassment. Confirming our suspicions, Keima is labelled as an outcast by peers. Soon, Elci insists on becoming Keima’s little sister and follows him home with the intention of living with him, obviously triggering a negative response from him. After dealing with the mother in a very questionable manner (expected of a demon, but not such a cute one…) she is accepted as part of the family. With her 300 years of cleaning experience, she cleans the entire house plus cooks up a rather intriguing meal. Despite the mother’s [manipulated] acceptance, Keima is still reluctant to acknowledge her which leads to a few funny moments, and some awkwardness. I won’t spoil it XD

I’m not too sure what to feel about this cute demon Elci just yet. We learn that she is very likely to fall for Keima, if not already…and about her past which draws some empathy from the viewer. However, some of her actions are a bit too far to me. Plus her weird pink floating cloth of magical powers is…weird. :P

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