Ranked #491
Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai

Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai

Alternative Titles

English: The World God Only Knows
Synonyms: Kaminomi
Japanese: 神のみぞ知るセカイ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 2010 to Dec 23, 2010
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.021 (scored by 127406 users)
Ranked: #4912
Popularity: #91
Members: 212,925
Favorites: 3,339
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Synopsis

Dating sim master Keima Katsuragi wants nothing more than to immerse himself in the 2D world, chasing digital girlfriends. But when the so-called "Capturing God" answers a mysterious email from an unknown sender, Keima finds himself chasing down real-life ladies in an attempt to help the peppy demon Elsie de Lute Irma capture "lost souls" escaped from the depths of hell. Now, lest the explosive collar around his neck detonate, Keima must convince various girls to fall in love with him in order to scare out the souls hiding in their hearts.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Katsuragi, Keima
Katsuragi, Keima
Main
Shimono, Hiro
Japanese
Shimono, Hiro
de Lute Ima, Elucia
de Lute Ima, Elucia
Main
Itou, Kanae
Japanese
Itou, Kanae
Shiomiya, Shiori
Shiomiya, Shiori
Supporting
Hanazawa, Kana
Japanese
Hanazawa, Kana
Nakagawa, Kanon
Nakagawa, Kanon
Supporting
Touyama, Nao
Japanese
Touyama, Nao

Staff

Matsuda, Akio
Matsuda, Akio
Producer
Takayanagi, Shigehito
Takayanagi, Shigehito
Director, Storyboard
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Deai, Otomi
Deai, Otomi
Episode Director, Storyboard

More episodes Episodes(3/12)

# Episode Title Aired
1 Love Makes the World Go Round
Sekai wa ai de Ugoite Iru (世界はアイで動いている)
Oct 7, 2010
2 Demon of a Sister / Baby, You're a Rich Girl
Akuma Demo Imouto Desu / Baby, You Are a Rich Girl (あくまでも妹です / ベイビー・ユー・アー・ア・リッチ・ガール)
Oct 14, 2010
3 Drive My Car / Don't Want to Spoil the Party
Drive My Car / Party wa Sono Mama ni ( ドライヴ・マイ・カ / パーティーはそのままに)
Oct 21, 2010

Opening Theme

"God only knows Daisanmaku (God only knows 第三幕)" by Oratorio The World God Only Knows

Ending Theme

#1: "Koi no Shirushi (コイノシルシ) feat. Ayumi Takahara" by Kami no Mizo Shiri-tai featuring Ayana Taketatsu (ep 1-2)
#2: "Koi no Shirushi (コイノシルシ) feat. Mio Aoyama" by Kami no Mizo Shiri-tai featuring Aoi Yuuki (ep 3, 5-6)
#3: "Datta Ichido no Kiseki (だった一度の奇跡)" by Tomo Sakurai (ep 4)
#4: "Happy Crescent (ハッピークレセント)" by Nao Toyama (ep 7)
#5: "Koi no Shirushi from Elsie (コイノシルシ from Elsie)" by Kanae Itou (ep 8)
#6: "Koi no Shirushi (コイノシルシ) feat. Kanon Nakagawa" by Kami no Mizo Shiri-tai featuring Nao Toyama (ep 9-10)
#7: "Koi no Shirushi (コイノシルシ) feat. Shiori Shiomiya" by Kami no Mizo Shiri-tai featuring Kana Hanazawa (ep 11)
#8: "Shuuseki Kairo no Yume Tabibito (集積回路の夢旅人)" by Hiro Shimono with Oratorio The World God Only Knows (ep 12)



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Archaeon
Jan 28, 2011 5:14 PM
It's funny how trends, tastes, and even perceptions can change over time. Less than a decade ago being called a geek, nerd or otaku was considered an insult, and while those terms have maintained their derogatory status to a degree (especially in Japan), the steady march of technology has dictated the rise of the "Beta Male", and nowhere is this more apparent than in the entertainment industries.

In 2001 the PC and Dreamcast game Comic Party was adapted and released as an anime, and with it came the birth of a totally new genre - the otaku comedy. Since that time there have been numerous manga read more
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8thSin
Dec 23, 2010 7:19 PM
"Reality is a shit game!"

'Kami Nomi zo Shiru Sekai' ('The World Only God Knows') is about a self-claimed "Otoshigami (Capture God)" who can "capture" the heart of any 2D girls in dating-sim games. One day, he unknowingly signs a contract with a demon through email, and ends up in a quest to capture real-life (3D) girls in order to collect runaway souls residing within their hearts.


The first season of 'KamiNomi" involves the capture of 4 girls, with 3 filler episodes.
Katsuragi Keima is an interesting character. He's full of confidence in front of the PFP screen and calls himself "Capture God", backing up his claim with read more
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BoukenBarb
Apr 21, 2013 4:34 AM
So, this is my first Review on my favorite manga and anime, KamiNomi!
I'll try to keep it short and clean c:

-Story & Overall-
What I would like to announce, this is not your regular average harem anime. It has a good plot and idea to it, actually and it does make sense in the world it was created into!
The way that the main character has to wear consequences and plan out his actions is just entertaining (as are the dialogs) and it definitely made me sit down and read/ watch.
KamiNomi does not try to be more than what it is and keeps going at it's own read more
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HowTragic
Oct 27, 2010 7:37 PM
Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai, The World God Only Knows, is an anime that centers on an otaku gamer's life. When I first found this series, I researched on it a bit on Wikipedia, found it somewhat unimpressive in plot, character and art, and didn't even bother reading the manga. I have to say that I was wrong to judge this series by merely the front cover of its Wikipedia article. After the anime came out and my anime savvy friend directly recommended this to me, I found that I was drawn into the story, something that rarely happens for an ardent critic like me. read more
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