The World only God Knows 01

The World only God Knows

Well, the anime went way better than I expected. And it’s surprisingly faithful to the manga too!

I had doubts about the voice casting, but Hiro Shimono manages to pull off Keima successfully and Itou Kanae’s cute voice fits Elsee very much.

And the OP… wow. It has gotta be one of the better ones this season, and I like how they did the chorus. ED looks to be changing every episode based on the individual heroines so I’ll refrain from commenting.

19 Comments

  1. in other words... Said,

    October 7, 2010 @ 8:07 pm

    Yeah! Capturing God FTW this season. But since this is episode 1, I’m gonna wait for the next ones to judge whether the quality of the anime is the real deal. Gah! Why does it have to be only 12 episodes long? Grrrr.

  2. Asel Said,

    October 7, 2010 @ 8:11 pm

    I really don’t like Shimono Hiro as Keima. I can’t get Akihisa out of my head whenever he speaks. Also they increased Elsee’s bust size.

  3. Benigmatica Said,

    October 7, 2010 @ 8:48 pm

    @Asel

    It can’t help it, since he did two roles based on dating sim (or rather, visual novels) such as ef and Yosuga no Sora.

  4. Gin Said,

    October 7, 2010 @ 8:49 pm

    All I could imagine was a crossover of The World only God Knows with Baka to Test. The OP was awesome, felt kind of like Eden of the East at the end too.
    Imagine though if it had been Jun Fukuyama playing Keima? I personally think it would be too ridiculous, even with the Code Geass lulz you could have with it.

  5. Ryn Said,

    October 7, 2010 @ 8:50 pm

    Wow, S2 already confirmed, although Episode 1 just aired.
    http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-10-05/kami-nomi-zo-shiru-sekai-2nd-season-listed-for-april-2011

  6. ok guy Said,

    October 7, 2010 @ 8:53 pm

    one of the best OP i have ever saw for like what? 2 years?
    no moeblob, annoying chipmunk op song only pure awsmness.

  7. in other words... Said,

    October 7, 2010 @ 9:34 pm

    We’re gonna have a tsun tsun next episode. I know who’s gonna voice that one.

  8. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    October 7, 2010 @ 9:37 pm

    Actually, I thought Jun Fukuyuma would be awesome as Keima due to how much feelings he can infuse in to the character, especially when Keima goes God-mode.

    But then, Hiro Shimono is perfect in his own way too, because Keima constantly gets downtrodden by girls otherwise, and also because he gives Keima a “normal-guy-gets-caught-up-in-some-crazy-save-the-world-by-kissing-girls” vibe.

  9. Nestor Said,

    October 7, 2010 @ 10:03 pm

    @ok guy: The OP was good, but I still like Disillusion 2010 better(no moeblob or chipmunk song on that one either)

    Somehow, Hiro Shimono can’t quite portray the sarcasm I sensed from manga Keima…

  10. DocAstaroth Said,

    October 7, 2010 @ 10:16 pm

    Ah, this looks like a good season this fall…

  11. Lewin Said,

    October 7, 2010 @ 10:32 pm

    Hmm maybe it will change after a few episodes but Hiro Shimono as Keima may ruin the anime for me. Keima just doesn’t feels right, he seemed a bit pathetic to me instead of arrogant and unconcerned with the real world. And the “Well it’s probably easier for me that way” at the end combined with a bright blush…
    Ah whatever I will give it 6 episodes and if I don’t like it I still have the manga.

  12. Westlo Said,

    October 7, 2010 @ 11:21 pm

    “And the “Well it’s probably easier for me that way” at the end combined with a bright blush…”

    He says pretty much the same thing and has a blush on page 59 of chapter 1.. it’s just the order of thanks and “it’s easier for me” is different….

  13. Lewin Said,

    October 7, 2010 @ 11:58 pm

    Yeah I know I reread the chapter before posting that, and I do consider it different enough to prefer the manga version. It was a one panel blush with keima in the background, much less emphasized than the anime version. Am I nitpicking tiny details? Yes I am. And most of all I’m talking about how a character “feels” to me which is so subjective that it’s useless to talk about it

  14. Crisu Said,

    October 8, 2010 @ 9:32 am

    Character design will take some getting used to; Elsee doesn’t look as young as I’d expected. But Itou Kanae is a tremendous treat; I don’t think I’d have wanted anyone else for her role.

    Too bad this ep couldn’t be 40 min long, because it was a very long opening chapter in the manga, too, and it needed all that time to give the narrative a good pace. This ep felt rather rushed, but it was still very fun. So glad to see this series as anime, and that second-season announcement should mean a lot of optimism for its commercial success.

    OP is amazing; I agree.

  15. ewok40k Said,

    October 8, 2010 @ 9:37 am

    i couldnt stop lulz at the Keimas 2d>3d attitude, plus Elsy is just adorable… why do I get the feeling those two might end in a romantic relationship?

  16. J Said,

    October 8, 2010 @ 3:16 pm

    First thought was that they took the average of one-shot Elsee and normal manga Elsee.

    And my feeling of Keima’s character was exactly that he was arrogant and unconcerned with the world, so I didn’t mind the anime’s take on this, if it really was all that different.

    I too think I would have preferred Lelouch-Keima. :P

  17. Jason Isenberg Said,

    October 9, 2010 @ 4:46 am

    Does anyone think that the OP is like a rip of Eden of the East? Because it looks almost EXACTLY like it :P

  18. Westlo Said,

    October 9, 2010 @ 5:55 am

    “It was a one panel blush with keima in the background, much less emphasized than the anime version.”

    No shit a one panel you look @ for 2 secs is less emphasized than an anime scene that has to fill in the gaps between panels.

  19. ZoboCamel Said,

    October 10, 2010 @ 10:44 am

    It was a pretty good first episode, though I hope it’ll soon change from being a rushed episodical kinda show to being one with more of an underlying plot.

    I’d have to agree, I’d much rather have Jun Fukuyama voicing Keima – everything about the character seems to fit his voice range. I mean, I don’t dislike Hiro Shimono – he fits perfectly in BakaTest and Nagasarete Airantou – but it seems that he doesn’t quite suit the more sarcastic, quieter roles like Keima.

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