The World God Only Knows S3 episode 1 [First Impression]: wait… There’s a story to this?

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Summary

Back to reality, Keima remembers the many conquests he had done in the past. He then learns from Diana, the goddess who resides in Tenri, that there are other goddesses inside earlier conquests that he had done.

Impression

*fangirls* It’s back~

That’s right! TWGoK is back in strength with its third season, and it seems like shit is finally going down. To beign, I’d like to mention that I have read the manga for this and therefore know all of the story already. I will try to avoid spoilers, however, and I’ll try my best to talk about other stuff than just how the show is compared to its manga adaptation; for non-manga readers it’d just be annoying (I know because I find it annoying). Another thing I’d like to mention is that if you’ve only seen the first two seasons without the OVAs, you will be completely lost. Honestly, they aren’t fillers and most of them are actually a huge part of the story. Finally, before I get to the actual review, I’d like to mention that non-manga readers will also miss out on a few conquests; the recap done at the beginning of this episode was good enough to know what happened, but if you want to know more about the new girls you will have to turn to the manga.world god doll girl

But enough side notes, let’s begin the actual review of this. TWGoK is one of these shows that simply amaze me in how well they are animated. Honestly, to have such a difference in quality between manga and anime is insane, and this is one of the few shows where I’d say I like the anime far better than what it originates from.

This 27th episode of the show started off the season really well. I enjoyed the big recap we had at the beginning of the episode; not only did we get our memories refreshed, we also learned some new things; we are now at a farther point than Keima was when we ended season 2, and Keima has conquered many other girls during that time, bringing the count of conquered girls up to 14.

And now, on to the story line. To be honest, I’m surprised there’s even a story to this. I thought we were just witnessing cute girls being conquered by a geek? Well, apparently there are now evil demons trying to conquer the universe and capturing those cute girls, which happen to contain goddesses within them. Well, shit. world god diana

I find that what makes this arc most interesting, in terms of character development anyways, is that all those girls Keima has conquered in real life now remember him. All of a sudden, this is not just like a game anymore; Keima will now have a whole harem to take care of, and I think that reality is definitely going to give him another slap in the face this time when he realizes how much they love him. Maybe he’ll stop running away from reality… (Ican hope, can I).

world god kanonMeanwhile, we just saw Kanon getting stabbed… I never thought I’d be able to say this in a TWGoK review. We’ve got a crazy demon on the loose, who stabbed a girl whom we had just figured out had a goddess within her. What’s going to happen now? I don’t know, but what I do know is that in this season we’re in for a hell of a ride. I’m telling you, brace yourselves; this is going to be awesome, and I sure as hell will be looking forward to watching and blogging this every week.

P.S.: Xboxes don’t burn. Just thought I’d let you know that if black smoke comes out of your Xbox, it only means someone set fire to it.

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2 Responses to The World God Only Knows S3 episode 1 [First Impression]: wait… There’s a story to this?

  1. Joe says:

    “Xboxes don’t burn”
    They run on black magic smoke though. Don’t let the magic smoke out!
    I’m surprised at this season. I really had given up on it and somehow never heard that it was coming out. Honestly though…the first episode kind of was a disappointment. It had no hook to keep you interested. (fortunately, I’ve also read the manga and know it will be interesting later on!)

    • Myst says:

      Oops, that “Xboxes don’t burn” sentence was just a note left from my draft… Fixed it now XD lol

      I was surprised too when I learnt there would be a third season, I never thought they’d fit all of the Goddess Arc in one season (but I guess cutting conquests works in order to manage that). As for the “hook” you’re talking about, I thought Kanon getting stabbed and the actual storyline were pretty good hooks in this first episode. I mean, remember, non-manga readers don’t expect there to be an actual storyline to this show… All of a sudden, we got some substance, which is great.

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