Sep 26, 2013

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The World God Only Knows 3 episode 12

Okay, it’s over. I can finally form a clear opinion on whether or not this season measured up with the rest. I think this season may have been better than the second one, although slightly, but it’s by no means the best. It’s just not original.

[HorribleSubs] The World God Only Knows - Goddesses Arc - 12 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.44_[2013.09.25_23.11.56]Irony truly is a b*tch, because the story followed to manga pretty accurately, yet the manga was so much better. That is why I doubt that we’ll get to see another season any time soon. The anime hasn’t been doing all that well since the last season and this season’s ratings look pretty poor, too (I’m not talking about user ratings).

Before I continue I will have said that I do not acknowledge this episode as a decent ending. It’s the only reason why I would like to see a bit more content – closure. Keima still had that thing around his neck, his homeroom teacher didn’t come forward and he didn’t make up with what could be the only girl he actually liked. That’s not how you end things.

[HorribleSubs] The World God Only Knows - Goddesses Arc - 12 [720p].mkv_snapshot_20.19_[2013.09.25_23.13.04]This action-filled episode was amusing. It created more questions than it answered, but that’s just something we’ll have to deal with in our own way. I also think that was overpowering at first. She seemed strong after her boss gave her his blessing, especially with that cool-looking scythe, but watching her fight was absolutely dreadful.

Finally, Keima lost. The goddesses may have been successfully united thanks to him, but he lost the girl, is still forced to help Elucia with her soul-finding quest and he still doesn’t know anything about what’s really going on. There has been very little progress, which is why I cannot accept this as a worthy ending to an otherwise fine series.

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Sep 19, 2013

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The World God Only Knows 3 episode 11

Absolutely not a bad episode since we’re still trying to get to the last goddess. It’s a damn shame that this took a whole season and not a lot of progress was made generally, but the last few episodes have been great fun.

[HorribleSubs] The World God Only Knows - Goddesses Arc - 11 [720p].mkv_snapshot_03.04_[2013.09.18_18.45.40]This episode is a bit confusing if you keep in mind that Keima took a hold of Chihiro’s heart, squeezed it, took a bite and spit it back out again. I would’ve bought high-heel shoes and showed them both up that idiot’s ass if I were her. What happened though? She decided, merely because she now has a general idea of what’s going on in the world, to help Keima in his quest to conquer Ayumi’s heart.

People, I highly doubt that it gets any stranger than this. Chihiro is supposed to hate his guts, no matter how much she likes him. She pushed all of that aside, worked through the pain and decided to help him out. This allowed for an amusing and semi-productive episode. Chihiro really is an adorable character when she wants to be.

[HorribleSubs] The World God Only Knows - Goddesses Arc - 11 [720p].mkv_snapshot_19.57_[2013.09.18_18.47.03]Working to conquer Ayumi’s heart would be an ever so difficult task if lots of evil forces were out looking for you, no matter who’s helping you. It’s hard because you can’t really conquer a girl’s heart by dragging her from one spot to another without telling her what’s going on. Ayumi really isn’t that stupid.

I’m going to keep it at this. I must admit that I almost coughed up a lung when she introduced Keima to her parents. That was absolutely hilarious and it’s something that I will never forget. That’s why I like Ayumi; there are always scenes with her in it that make me laugh a lot.

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Sep 12, 2013

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The World God Only Knows 3 episode 10

Are you kidding me? Are you seriously kidding me!? We spent nine weeks watching how Keima sought and conquered all those goddesses, but for what? Correct me if I’m wrong, but it looks to me like he’s been playing right into his enemy’s hands.

[HorribleSubs] The World God Only Knows - Goddesses Arc - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_03.16_[2013.09.11_01.10.14]First thing’s first; this whole Ayumi thing has got to stop. Keima screwed up big-time when he broke up with Chihiro like that, I’m sure we can all agree, but that doesn’t mean that we have to endure this annoying charade where Ayumi pretends to hate him in order to remain friends with Chihiro. How absurd is that!?

Keima must’ve realized that these little games of his have consequences. He almost lost two friends at once if it weren’t for Haqua’s suddenly arrival. He took too long, made the wrong decisions and decided that a little white lie or two would’ve been better than Chihiro the truth about what’s going on so Ayumi wouldn’t have been angry at him.

[HorribleSubs] The World God Only Knows - Goddesses Arc - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_14.42_[2013.09.11_01.10.49]I’m just happy that Haqua’s boss, skull kid as I like to call him, seems to be on their side. It would’ve been bad if the corruption reached that far up the ladder. It made me a little unhappier now that it seems that Yuri, me second most favourite character on this show, may be working with the enemy. I just hope I somehow misunderstood the situation.

I don’t know what to think of the remaining two episodes, I really don’t. I can only imagine that Keima’s going to haul ass next week to try and conquer Ayumi again. Maybe even try to get the captured goddesses back, too. It almost feels as though we’re back at square one, which is such an unpleasant feeling if I do say so myself. I can only hope that the next episode somehow lives up to my expectations.

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Sep 5, 2013

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The World God Only Knows 3 episode 09

Before I start this post I just want you all to know that I like this episode. I really did. But, and I cannot stress this enough, we are nearing the double digits and all of the goddesses still haven’t been found, conquered or set free. It’s really starting to piss me off a little.

[HorribleSubs] The World God Only Knows - Goddesses Arc - 09 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.37_[2013.09.04_14.21.32]I had hoped that this whole goddess quest would’ve been over by now. Keima fulfilled his mission, the goddesses were gathered and we finally could focus on tackling the final obstacle; a final battle against the forces of darkness. That’s how I envisioned this season. Instead we’ve been seeing the same thing for nine weeks, which is essentially the same thing we saw during the first season. It’s the same job description, with the same characters and in similar places. If the goddesses weren’t involved than it would be like watching a rerun or something. I just think that things could’ve been a whole lot better if all of the goddesses had been conquered already, that’s all.

[HorribleSubs] The World God Only Knows - Goddesses Arc - 09 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.31_[2013.09.04_14.22.06]It also kind of pissed me off to see Keima’s attempt to conquer Chihiro’s heart. I knew that there wasn’t a goddess inside of her. I’m sure a lot of you, the viewers, knew as well. It was aggravating to watch. I would’ve called it a waste of time and energy if I didn’t think that it was quite romantic and beautiful, even though Keima messed up terribly.

So yeah, Ayumi was the final target after all. It was quite clear at times that here behavioural patterns were slightly different. I could not help but notice. And, keep in mind that this is just my opinion, I think that Keima and Ayumi would make a better couple, although he’ll probably end up with Chihiro if I am to believe his reaction to Chihiro’s confession.

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Aug 29, 2013

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The World God Only Knows 3 episode 08

Thank god. It looks like the ‘real’ story is about to start. You can call this episode anything you want, but I can only refer to this episode as a preparation for what’s to come. I’m sure it’s safe to assume that we’re going to see quite a few surprises as things unfold.

[HorribleSubs] The World God Only Knows - Goddesses Arc - 08 [720p].mkv_snapshot_07.29_[2013.08.28_21.52.42]This episode, for me, was both fulfilling and aggravating. We finally, after weeks of following Keima and his hunt for goddesses, get a glimpse of Apollo, the goddess that currently resides within Kanon. Keima confronts her, listens to what she has to say. I, the viewers, was almost under the impression that she was finally coming back, that this search for goddesses had finally come to an end. Wrong! Keima was still left with the duty to find the last goddess and Kanon is basically still imprisoned by Apollo’s messed up urge to fight against the forces of evil within her.

[HorribleSubs] The World God Only Knows - Goddesses Arc - 08 [720p].mkv_snapshot_13.05_[2013.08.28_21.52.53]It also got a little bit agitated when Keima picked Chihiro as his next candidate when Ayumi is clearly the one with the goddess inside her. Chihiro’s actions are nothing but ‘normal’ in her case. Ayumi is the one that has changed ever so slightly. It is obvious that she’s the one. It could prove that Keima doesn’t really care enough for them individually for him to notice these things.

Anyway, it’s all about next week’s episode. The story is about to get really serious now that Yuri, Keima’s homeroom teacher, probably intends to step in now. It wouldn’t be all that surprising if she was one of the evil characters. After all, Haqua discovered that even her boss may be in on it. The people in whom Keima can place his trust are slowly disappearing.

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Aug 22, 2013

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The World God Only Knows 3 episode 07

Oh come on! Hurry it up already! I want to have this goddesses crap over and done with before the episode count reaches the double digits. There’s so much more that I want to see… Why do you torment me so!?

[HorribleSubs] The World God Only Knows - Goddesses Arc - 07 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.51_[2013.08.21_23.25.13]I have no idea what happened here. It started out perfectly; Keima was sick, invited over one of the girls and everything seemed to be going so smoothly. She, the ever so adorable Ayumi, actually took the bait and came over to see how Keima was doing. He played the part of a week and pathetic sick person very well, because she basically did everything he wanted her to.

Things changed though when Chihiro showed up. Bless that poor ‘ol girl, but she ruined everything. Keima could’ve conquered Ayumi, drawn out that final goddess and have Kanon up and running by the end of the episode if it weren’t for her. I like her, I really do, but I just wanted this search to be over and done with already.

[HorribleSubs] The World God Only Knows - Goddesses Arc - 07 [720p].mkv_snapshot_12.08_[2013.08.21_23.25.25]I’m pretty much done with this post. I said what I wanted to say and I’m pretty sure I was clear in doing so. I’ll just end it by stating the painfully obvious; the last goddess is residing within Ayumi. It’s certainly not Chihiro. And that tomboy that everybody put their chips on? No way, it’s definitely Ayumi. This episode made that fact even more obvious. The Ayumi from season one or two wouldn’t have given up so easily on the person she likes because one of her friends likes him too, no way. It’s not just that, there are other bits of her personality that have slightly changed. It’s definitely her!

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Aug 15, 2013

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The World God Only Knows 3 episode 06

Nice to see that all of my predictions were pretty much spot-on. I must say that I like the pace though. Keima might actually finish with his new mission before the episode count reaches double digits. Not that two mere episodes would make a world of difference…

[HorribleSubs] The World God Only Knows - Goddesses Arc - 06 [720p].mkv_snapshot_06.04_[2013.08.14_22.59.55]I must say I’m happy to see him focus on Shiori again though. Shiori has always been one of my favourite characters. She’s cute, shy and funny. She is the perfect character to liven things up. And the goddess that currently resides within her, Minerva, is just as cute, shy and funny. I believe that Minerva is known as the goddess of wisdom, which would make Shiori, a librarian, a fitting host for such a goddess. I would rather have seen two episodes about Shiori and Minerva instead of Tsukiyo and Vulcan. That whole “tsundere” stuff is really overrated. Shy girls are by far the best!

[HorribleSubs] The World God Only Knows - Goddesses Arc - 06 [720p].mkv_snapshot_20.21_[2013.08.14_23.00.41]So yeah, Keima has found five of the six goddesses. He found Apollo, whom resides within the unconscious Kanon, Diana, Vulcan, Mars and now Minerva. His final part of the mission will be to find the fifth and final goddess, Mercury. I don’t know much about this particular goddess, I’ve only seen a few scrabbles from overexcited fans, but she sounds interesting.

I can only imagine that Mercury resides within Ayumi, the logical choice. I believe that she was the first character that Keima conquered. First is now last, huh? I’m fine with that. It may have been better to have saved Shiori for last though. I’m sure you would all agree when I say that you should always save the best for last.

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Aug 8, 2013

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The World God Only Knows 3 episode 05

I knew it… I knew this would happen eventually. I must say that I honestly expected quite a bit more from this season. I honestly think that this season is overrated on most community websites. It certainly does not deserve a score higher than an eight.

[HorribleSubs] The World God Only Knows - Goddesses Arc - 05 [720p].mkv_snapshot_07.57_[2013.08.07_23.41.35]Never you mind the fact that Keima, as hard as it was for me to watch at times, dressed up as a girl and started to seduce Yui in the hope of conquering her now boyish heart. It was difficult to watch alright, plus it felt as though they were joking around, expecting to reel in a hit since it’s a good show anyway. Very strange…

The earlier seasons were about Keima conquering girls in order to capture loose souls. Now Keima has to conquer the same girls in order to find all the goddesses. It’s basically the exact same thing. Only one variable changed; the objective. Instead of going after loose souls he has to find goddesses. Not very original, huh?

[HorribleSubs] The World God Only Knows - Goddesses Arc - 05 [720p].mkv_snapshot_15.52_[2013.08.07_23.41.51]I have to be honest here and confess that I’m not really looking forward to seeing the rest. It’s basically the exact same thing. I’m getting a little bit tired of Yui, too. She was adorable when she was still girly. Her appeal has dropped considerably now that she’s become a tomboy. I can only hope that things will pick up now that Yuri, Keima’s homeroom teacher, is about to join the big picture.

It’s absolutely no secret that Yuri paid quite a lot of attention to Keima and his ‘sister’. I’m sure she knows quite a lot about what’s going on. Besides, I’m a big fan of that characters. She looks hotter than any of the female characters on this show, no matter what people say.

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