the world god only knows 2

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I’m beginning to think it’s a shame Sex Therapy isn’t the OP for this anime.

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Epic BMW explanation is epic. Doesn’t get old. I think The World God Only Knows and Ore no Imouto go well together… one show explains the other.

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Between this show, Imouto, and Otoshimono, the animation studios are having a field day with making up fake covers to eroges and visual novels. I’m beginning to think that the problem with anime is that it has become even more insular with all the self-references. It’s like anime hasn’t progressed passed 2003. Still the same old, same old.

(I know Bleach, Naruto, Pokemon, and One Piece are still around, but all those franchises were launched around the late 90s or early 00s… has there been a Toriyama-styled series that launched and has been around in the past three years? Shows anime has stood still.)

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Charlie Brown faces 4tw!

(Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist was on last night, and I got sucked in. It’s one of those movies that’s just so bad, it’s enjoyable. One, Justin Timberlake is such a weak link in The Social Network that I think Michael Cera could have done better as Sean Parker. Two, the characters go bar and club hopping in NYC and never get carded once. So highly realistic. Three, the characters manage to drive around NYC and find parking spots immediately. More high realism. Four, half the 2007 cast of SNL is in the movie with bit cameos. Half the fun is wondering how much Seth Meyers got paid for his two minute cameo and how much he begged not to be featured as a cast member for this movie. Five, I got the cravings for more papaya shakes after seeing so many of them in this movie. Might be helpful to know that I am allergic to papayas, yet I couldn’t stop drinking them. The romantic equivalent is if I married a biker girl with tats who later opened a cafe in Japan while I worked overseas.)

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Puffy face Elsee is too cute! I want to take her home!

(As for The Social Network, loved Jesse Eisenberg, Rooney Mara, and Andrew Garfield. Excellent acting. Problem is that there isn’t much of a plot… the story comes and goes, but it feels like the high class hooker of documentaries rather than a movie. Though I liked how Facebook was basically started for a woman. Damn, I knew I was doing something wrong with blog好き.)

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Still never really understood why anyone would let her waste so much money if the family is so poor. I get why she does it; I don’t get why anyone indulges her. Must be worst family ever.

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Elsee is such an easy lay.

(I like how she swoons and blushes so easily while Keima is like poker face. Cute. Needless to say, Elsee needs Keima a lot more than Keima needs Elsee right now.)

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If only a cute, nakkid girl with an epic ponytail would offer to wash my ass after a bout of massive diarrhea. Now that’s just so awesome, I can’t even fantasize about that.

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And how’d she put on clothes so damn fast?

(I like how every guy in anime screams and runs away from the nakkid girl in the bath. I’ll dub this the Eighth Modern Law of Anime: guys run from cute, nakkid girls in baths. Only exception I can think of is in the final accepted episode of Mahoromatic when the girls give up on Suguru and arrange for Mahoro to meet him in the bath. He starts to run away but ends up staying. With implied bonking.)

(And when I say “final accepted episode,” true fans know what I mean.)

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Part of me is glad Jun Fukuyama isn’t voicing Keima– it’s the highly predictable choice, and I’d be cracking gay jokes like crazy. Plus, Hiro Shimono is growing on me though. He’s not terrible for the role– thought he nailed the BMW explanation with the right amount of enthusiasm.

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Sidetail, ponytail, and twin tail? Come on. Was there any chance I wouldn’t like this series? It’s like telling me about a franchise that features a trap, an abusive meido/guitar, and an overmatched lesbian. Yes, please! I’m so in! You had me at “hello.”

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Love the wipes. Manglobe is tryin’. I still think AIC (with their brilliant work on Imouto and Otoshimono) is the better choice for this franchise, but at least it’s not Sunrise, Studio Deen, Feel, Gansis, and about twenty other horrible possible studios.

(Dear Manglobe, need more super deformed scenes. Need slower paced episodes. Need more Keima being Keima scenes. I enjoy TWGOK because of Keima being Keima, because of the ridiculous amount of awesome haremette hairstyles, and because of Keima being Keima. That’s how advice on how to make this show better. If you’re out of ideas, toss in some meido guitar.)

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Loved when Elsee told Keima’s mom that she’s her husband’s bastard daughter. Though I hated how they cut out Keima’s line… when he remarks that they replaced one previous occupant of the house with an unwelcome new one. Though this isn’t as bad as Kyoto cutting out Mio’s panty flash. Kyoto, you’re never going to live that flub down.

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Mio is probably the weakest haremette out of them all so far, and there’s been a shit ton of haremettes. I think it’s because she’s the second, and Tamiki Wakaki hasn’t gotten into the groove of writing this series. The haremettes become less one dimensional and more complex as it goes on. Shows his matriculation as a writer, but Mio is still pretty annoying as a haremette as she’s just a walking stereotype. I honestly would have been fine if they licensed Shana and used her as the first haremette.

(Don’t worry. Future haremettes… more complex. Or at least I hope they come across that way.)

(After seeing that awesome trailer for the Layton x Wright game, why isn’t there more anime crossovers? Wouldn’t something like TWGOK be fit for cameos? Like Tomoya, Index, Horo~n, Yoriko, and on and on be much better scoreable haremettes?)

(And, yeah, I’m disappointed that the manga is like twenty haremettes in and zero meido. Huge, huge oversight.)

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Is that the devil’s version of an iPad?

15 Responses to “the world god only knows 2”

  1. Frankly i currently have trouble liking this series so far (@ ep 3). I ok, but not “good”.
    Kinda like when you suddently have the urge to look at the time during a movie…

  2. Is that Kyon-ko on the left poster in the first screenshot?

  3. yeah, i couldn’t really get into the keima cv at first but he proved to be pretty decent in the BMW spiel :)

  4. Unrelated but… we’ve got good news!
    http://www.sankakucomplex.com/.....announced/

  5. Sidetail, ponytail, and twin tail? Come on. Was there any chance I wouldn’t like this series? It’s like telling me about a franchise that features a trap, an abusive meido/guitar, and an overmatched lesbian. Yes, please! I’m so in! You had me at “hello.”

    Wait, is that real series? Anyone know which one he’s referring to?

  6. Maria†Holic, of course.

  7. It’s an iHagoromo! Read your mail on it, create banners with it, wear it in the bath!

    Also, apparently in Hell even clothing obeys Zawinski’s Law.

  8. By the way, Maria+Holic is getting a new season… News just came up on Sankaku Complex.

  9. >>>for the Layton x Wright game, why isn’t there more anime crossovers? Wouldn’t something like TWGOK be fit for cameos? Like Tomoya, Index, Horo~n, Yoriko, and on and on be much better scoreable haremettes?)

    I really hope you mean Tomoyo and not Tomoya >_>
    Unless you mean Keimako when he’s into Otome games <_<

  10. Yes, I follow you via twitter. No, I’m too lazy to get my own twitter account. Glad you’re back.

  11. He’s not terrible for the role

    Yes he is. While it’s nice seeing the show animated, it’s still jarring every time Keima opens its mouth…and Manglobe’s shading style really does look make the characters look plasticy from time to time. It can’t hold a candle to the other game-obsessed otaku show this season.

  12. I know one other exception to “guy runs away from cute nakiid girl in a bath”. That would be Yuiichi from Kanon 2006.

  13. >Maria†Holic comments
    You can’t really take a hint… why do you think Jason suddenly referenced it a few times in this post?

  14. >>If only a cute, nakkid girl with an epic ponytail would offer to wash my ass after a bout of massive diarrhea.

    Dammit! Now you made me remember Miss March. That protagonist was the live action equivalent of the loser male lead. Whiny, bitchy, clueless, and Sunohara sidekick. But DAAAAAAAAAAAAMN Raquel Alessi. I would get hit in the head with a toolbox for that.

  15. I know what you mean by “final accepted episode”. I am filled with self-loathing now.

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