To be honest, I only started reading and watching The World God Only Knows two days ago. After 48 hours of anime, manga, food and sleep, I’ve at last finished the first season of God Only Knows as well as 138 chapters of its manga. Now, if only they could update faster…
It’s the return of the God of Conquest! Our protagonist, Katsuragi Keima, continues to collect “loose souls”, or in other words, make girls fall in love with him using his skills as an avid gamer of galge (bishoujo games).
After a brief recap of the previous season, Keima and Elsie discuss why loose souls are attracted to the girls Keima has “conquered” before. The two get into trouble with some
parsley delinquents but are saved by Kusunoki Kasuga, the captain of the Girl’s Karate Club as well as the successor to the Kasuga School of Life-or-Death Martial Arts.
Dorodorodoro. Guess who is Keima’s next target?
In an attempt to approach Kusunoki, Keima establishes a pupil and captain relationship with Kusunoki. Though Kusunoki at first refuses, she reluctantly agrees due to Keima’s “cute” looks – a characteristic which Kusunoki is secretly attracted to whether it is cute cats, cute teddy bears or the cute Elsie. She however denies this, believing that cute things are weak and will therefore hinder her role as the heir to her family’s business.
Whilst Keima struggles to find a “route” to conquer Kusunoki, he discovers Kusunoki’s secret.
Embarrassed and infuriated, Kusunoki attempts to murder the cat but a manifestation of herself appears and intervenes.
Keima realizes that Kusunoki’s other self has manifested due to her conflicted feelings to be masculine or feminine. He suggests that Kusunoki can physically overcome her weakness and hence, to draw out her feminine side, the two agree to go on a date much to their embarrassment.
We can expect to see Haqua very soon.
Like I said, I only started and finished God Only Knows since two days ago. Hence, I’m not as excited – or anticipated, in better terms – for this season as I would have been had I actually waited for its release. I’m glad nevertheless that Studio Manglobe decided to make a second season, though judging from the OP and ED, I’m assuming that we’ll once again witness the capture of only 4 girls. Yes, I said 4, not 3.
With that in mind, I’m expecting an anticlimax, if not, an ending similar to season one’s. Unless the producers have decided to make more than 13 episodes, which I doubt seeing as the first was only 12, I can’t see any room for the anime to be as serious or exciting as its manga counterpart, which I must say is plain crazy. Not bad, idiotic crazy, but jaw-dropping crazy. Background information as to what, why and how Keima can capture these “loose souls” is explored so much more in the manga – an exploration which I doubt the anime will ever touch. In other words, I don’t think there will be any conspiracies in the anime.