Ah, the World God Only Knows. It’s a series that I’ve been reading since Noisy Scans were doing it. Now a days the manga at least is translated wonderfully by Red Hawk Scans who also scanalate Silver Spoon (Gin no Saji) and Kimi no Iru Machi (the manga that will make you hate everything and want to kill the main character because of how just stupid he is).
They both have animes coming up soon and I can’t help but connect all three of them because of the fact that they share a scanalation group, maybe it’s just because I was at one point a cleaner for a group but the manga scanalation community has always been one that I’ve been imerrsesd in since I first entered the internet.
Anyways, here’s the screens for this episode as that’s all you’re probably here for anyways. Also, as always if you do read past the screens, be wary of spoilers as I do usually like to talk about them.
So, what happened?
Well first Manglobe took a rusty spoon and started to absolutely tear into the plot of TWGOK leaving only the bare bones of what they absolutely had to show. Which for you genre savvy viewers could probably tell were the girls that had goddesses in them that we hadn’t seen yet. Which if you couldn’t guess, are Yui Goidō, and Tsukiyo Kujyō. Both had wonderfully amazing arcs and it pains me that we don’t get to see them animated in all of their glory.
If you want to read them however, Tsukiyo’s arc is from chapter 43 to 46 and Yui’s arc is from 81 to 89.
Anyways, we are then thrown all the way to chapter 114, for reference’s sake season two of TWGOK ended at chapter 41 which was the end of Nagase’s arc. Of course the very last episode was actually chapter 75 but it had no affect on the story and was simply a funny relaxation episode.
Okay, so let’s actually say what happened.
After a super short summary of the many arcs that they skipped we are then shown Kanon-chan! Not my favorite of the heroines but a good one nonetheless. We start to see that maybe no all of her memories are gone and then well we also see Apollo, the goddess of art! One of the Jupiter sisters, a descendant of the gods (so not actually the god Apollo hence why she’s a girl.) Kanon is also seen being stalked by a rather creepy looking cloaked figure (a member of the group called Vintage) and she’s even attack by said figure at one point. Some kind of pseudo drill dagger thing that get’s stopped by the bullet proof glass that makes up Kanon’s lobby. Which when you take into account the fact she’s a rather famous idol, isn’t too odd that she has bullet proof glass in her lobby.
Anyways, it’s exam time at school so Kanon like most teenagers still has to go in and attend her tests. Her no doubt million of yen in her bank account not allowing her to skip tests. Which is also pretty logical, the idol business is hard, you need to be both an amazing dancer and singer but also educated, smart and well spoken.
Anyways, the proverbial shit hits the fan when the cloaked figure stalks Kanon all the way to the classroom. Doing the typical horror movie thing, rather than calmly tell the teacher of her stalker and then alert the police, she screams in terror and clutches onto the object of her affections.
Katsuragi Keima! Who throughout the episode had been sharing a rather long and kind of boring exposition train with Tenri and her goddess, Diana. Don’t know who those are? Well the watch the OVA that explains it, dammit!
Keima is no doubt confused by all the clutching and quickly asks Kanon what’s she’s doing. He drags her out of the classroom and into the hallway where they share a very public conversation. Kanon in all her of her girlish fear confesses her deep found love of Keima and also the fact that she remembers everything that occurred during her arc.
The many bystanders are just as, if not even more shocked by the proclamation, and start to shout. Keima seeking quiet grabs Kanon and the two of them retreat somewhere to be alone.
In that process Apollo breaks free and switches places with Kanon. She thanks Keima for the power boost (goddess all run on the power of love, apparently) and then makes a mad dash for it outside.
Where she is promptly ambushed and stabbed in the stomach with a magical dagger.
The episode was good. The goddess arc of TWGOK is quite possibly the best arc, so I can kind of for- No. Nevermind, I can’t forgive Manglobe at all! They better put out some OVA’s that show the capture of at least Yui and Tsukiyo! I mean come one! They become super plot important!
Sigh. Though yeah. The episode was good. I didn’t notice that much animation hitches, and well, it’s the same TWGOK as always so I’ve only a few complaints.