8 Nov 2012

The World God Only Knows

Status : On-going
Released : 2008
Author and Artist : Wakaki Tamiki

The World God Only Knows (Kami Nomi zo Shiru Sekai), a comedy manga series, mixed with harem, supernatural and school life atmosphere. Keima Katsuragi is an avid gamer, especially galge (dating sims), his daily is spent with playing bunch of games, genius in any lessons, but has a physical issue (reflected on his P.E. lesson). One day, a mysterious letter come to his PFP inbox challege him to conquer some girls. After accept the challenge immediately, a cute devil from hell named Elsie visits him to assign a contract, if he can't manage to conquer the loose spirit which trapped in the certain girls, he'll lose his head. The journey starts here, although Keima has no willing to capture the real girl that he hates the most.
The theme of this story is unique, not to mention the cool attitude and consideration of Keima upon how he conquers the girls through a very neat chronological plot based on his experience playing galge for years. And also Keima has lack interest toward real life resembles some nowadays gamers' mindset as well.
This story, in my opinion, implicitly delivers the message, we have to be real and accept the reality. Unawareness is never a good thing.

Art : 8/10
Story : 9/10

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