English: The World God Only Knows
Oct 7, 2010 to Dec 23, 2010
Thursdays at 01:50 (JST)
23 min. per ep.
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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SynopsisKeima Katsuragi, known online as the legendary "God of Conquest," can conquer any girl's heart—in dating sim games, at least. In reality, he opts for the two-dimensional world of gaming over real life because he is an unhealthily obsessed otaku of galge games (a type of Japanese video game centered on interactions with attractive girls).
When he arrogantly accepts an anonymous offer to prove his supremacy at dating sim games, Keima is misled into aiding a naïve and impish demon from hell named Elucia "Elsie" de Lute Ima with her mission: retrieving runaway evil spirits who have escaped from hell and scattered themselves throughout the human world. Keima discovers that the only way to capture these spirits is to conquer what he hates the most: the unpredictable hearts of three-dimensional girls! Shackled to Elsie via a deadly collar, Keima now has his title of "God of Conquest" put to the ultimate test as he is forced to navigate through the hearts of a multitude of real-life girls.
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Characters & Voice Actors
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)
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 and anime that have utilised the theme in some manner, from the romanticised look at otaku life that is Genshiken, to the insane classical stylings of Nodame Cantabile's heroine, Noda Megumi. These days the number of titles that have some involvement with the genre is on the rise, and while some take a decidedly rose-tinted view of the subject, there are others (NHK ni Youkoso!, Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu (no, seriously), ChäoS;HEAd, etc), that allow glimpses into the darker side of otaku life.
There are also those that approach the subject of otaku in an imaginative, yet decidedly tongue-in-cheek manner.
Kami Nomi Zo Shiru Sekai (The World God Only Knows, or KamiNomi), tells the story of Katsuragi Keima, the "king" of bishoujo games (galge), and dating sims, who is better known throughout the internet as the "Capturing God". He is content to live his life in the virtual world because "reality is just a crappy game" where the girls are impossible to deal with. All of that changes when he answers a mysterious e-mail addressed to the God of Conquest (another one of his monikers), and subsequently meets the demon girl Elucia de Lut Ima (Elci).
The plot attempts to meld several different themes into one continuous narrative, and in order to do this it utilises a number of devices that can sometimes get in the way. Like Amagami SS, the storyline follows the "short arc for each girl" format, complete with the "reset" at the end. This is accompanied by some fairly typical "soul possession" concepts, basic yet still humourous slapstick, and a rather interesting take on dating sims in general.
Unfortunately it doesn't completely work.
The problem is that while KamiNomi is essentially a straight forward otaku comedy, the inclusion of so many disparate themes eventually causes a degree of conflict within the framework of the story. The major issue is the idea that one can use dating sim methodology to form a real world relationship, and while it is possible to learn the basics, this can never replace actual experience. In addition to this is the fact that the viewer is supposed to believe that a notorious game addict like Keima can suddenly turn on the charm when dealing with real girls, many of whom he initially can't stand to be around, and this in itself raises the question of suspicion on the part of the girls.
There is an attempt to rectify these issues, but this relies on the tried and tested method of memory manipulation rather than an explanation of how a social recluse is easily able to communicate with others. That said, the series utilises some well placed visual gags to divert the viewers attention away from any plot holes or conflicts, and the story is interesting and humourous enough to make it accessible to a much broader audience than one might initially expect.
When it comes to looks, KamiNomi is pretty much back to basics in virtually every department, with one area of notable exception (we'll get to that in a moment). That said, while the degree of genericism in the visuals is high, there's also something slightly more subtle at work as well. The character designs are taken directly from the manga by Wakaki Tamiki, and what's interesting about this is that while the mangaka made a conscious effort to allow the comedy to flourish, he also tried to show what each character is, rather than simply trying to define them as individuals.
Confused? I'll explain then.
The plot is partly derived from that of the common or garden dating sim or galge, and as regular players of these games will know, characters of a specific type will share certain visual features. Wakaki has attempted to incorporate some of these into the design of the girls that Keima goes after, and this in turn defines their personalities as they have been created to fit a specific mould. In addition to this, because the player is usually faceless in these games, Wakaki chose to parody a few of the better known "genius" characters from anime for his "God of Conquest", in particular Lelouch vi Brittania and Yagami Light.
So don't be fooled by the simplistic looks.
The area that really stands out is the effects, in particular the variety, timing and imagination that has gone into making them. While the rest of the anime may look colourful yet average, KamiNomi is surprising for the quality of a number of its visual set pieces, but it's the audio choreography that changes those scenes from simply being pretty into something worth watching.
In anime, as in life, timing is everything, and in this respect Manglobe have a very good pedigree. But then what else would one expect from the studio that brought us Michiko to Hatchin, Samurai Champloo and Ergo Proxy (unfortunately they're also responsible for the abysmal Sacred Blacksmith, but we won't go there). While this is very clearly a comedy series the studio has made the effort to deliver a quality show, and because there's little that can be done about the design of the visuals, a lot of effort has gone into making this anime sound great.
The opening sequence is indicative of this ethos at work, and features some clever imagery that is well timed to match the changes in the theme song (God Only Knows, performed by Elisa). The ending sequence is a bit more complicated as there are actually four tracks and sequences on offer. The main ED, Koi no Shirushi, is a fairly average J-Pop track, but for the majority of episodes the female leads take turns singing it (while the rest perform backing vocals). As for the remaining tracks, Tatta Ichi Do no Kisei by Sakurai Tomo (episode four), along with the visuals, is meant to be a play on the average ending sequences of dating sims and galge. On the other hand Happy Crescent by Toyama Nao is supposed to be a "live" idol performance, so it's a shame it's such a generic song.
To be honest, the best of the EDs, is the final one, Shuuseki Kairo no Yume Tabibito, which is sung in a completely amateurish and off key style by the lead man himself, Shimono Hiro (with support from the female seiyuu who apparently are collectively known as Oratorio The World God Only Knows), and is very much in keeping with the slightly delusional and slapstick comedy of the series.
Unfortunately there's one big flaw in KamiNomi, and that's the lack of character development. Normally this shouldn't really be an issue for what is effectively an otaku comedy/parody, but because of the inclusion of certain plot themes, aspects like characterisation and growth become more prominent.
Basically, the more complicated a story is, the better the characters have to be.
While there is some development due to the soul possession aspect of the story, it never really impacts on the overall narrative due to the "reset" at the end of each girl's arc. This has the effect of nullifying what has gone before, and even though Keima and Elci aren't subject to it as a rule, there is very little given over to their growth over the course of the series.
The real strength of the characters comes from the comedy side of the show, and in this respect the seiyuu are pretty good. Shimono Hiro (Keima), and Itou Kanae (Elci), are great as the proverbial "Odd Couple", and while there are some great skits from the other leading ladies, their timing and delivery, especially with each other, is sometimes a joy to behold.
Kami Nomi zo Shiru Sekai is a strangely mixed bag that works on certain levels, but ultimately it would have been better off trying to weave fewer themes into the plot. Individually the concepts behind the series are imaginative and somewhat inventive, but the complications caused by trying to blend several ideas together sometimes creates a quagmire in the storyline, and inserting a joke to brush over it is nothing more than papering over the cracks. That said, the series is enjoyable enough to warrant at least one watch, and viewers should also keep in mind that this twelve episode anime is nothing more than a prelude of things to come, especially as the manga has already gone beyond the 100 chapter mark.
While the incomplete nature of the story may put people off, the fact that a sequel is on the horizon may signify that all hope is not yet lost. Then again, they may simply "cop out" by ending the series before the real storyline begins.
We'll have to wait and see.
"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 godly galge gaming and analytical skills. What's more interesting is that he applies eroge logic and theory to real life, disapproving people, objects, and events in reality as having "unrealistic settings". Keima is a reluctant hero in this show as he's only interested in 2D girls, and he received very little character development, but that's just fine because it shows how dedicated he is to gaming, and his "modern samurai" way of life. Filler ep-4 was a great display of his game philosophy and dedication.
Elsea is a demon who looks and behaves like a typical clumsy 2D girl. Her character development was very poor despite having a filler ep-8. Her very existence and costume/accessories is probably more suitable for 'Soul Eater' series, but her character is one of the best eye candy ever, and she's a package that makes the absurd premise possible.
Takahara Ayumi was the first target, a Sporty Cool. She was given only a single episode, but served well as an introduction to the premise.
Aoyama Mio is next, a Tsundere Princess. She seemed like an common archetype at first, but our Capture God finds out that she was no longer what she claimed to be. Her arc was an introduction to Keima's standard gaming strategy: Encounter, creating chances to meet often, formation of negative impression, and turning the negative impression into positive impression.
Then comes Nakagawa Kanon, a Yandere Idol. Her insecurity as a solo performer leads to unhealthy obsession with Keima because he shows zero interest in her. Her arc was rather draggy, but features quite a bit of insert songs and slapstick comedy.
Best was saved for the last with Shiomiya Shiori, an introvert librarian. The story's pace suddenly slowed for her arc, which turned from a slapstick-heavy comedy to serious artsy anime. Her character made this a very interesting arc. We as viewers can hear her "speech in the mind", but Keima who's used to be in our position suddenly realizes the difficulty in her capture because he had to work to draw out the inner voice. Shiori's character development was done very well with her gradual curiosity in the trouble maker at the library, and Capture God's eventual understanding of his target. It is extremely difficult to make slow, mesmerizing pace work, but the amazing direction and production had done just that. The atmosphere in the library and art house camera movement / perspectives were phenomenal, and painted a world of its own.
The final episode was a filler. While it was somewhat corny, it further establishes the protagonist's character and devotion to video games, and the pure absurdity of it was hilarious. The near-full use of 8-plus-minute oratorio also featured as OP was a nice touch that intensified drama. It also ended with a cliffhanger by introducing a new girl demon character, and hinting a sequel season.
Comedy was quite inconsistent. Sometimes intelligent, such as stating 3D girls' flaws with 2D logic, parodies, and God's Teachings. Other times, it's plain stupid, like Elsea tripping randomly.
Overall, the story and characters are very interesting, but as a fantasy comedy, it's filled with improbable situations, gimmicky story developments (like requiring the target to fall in love, girls losing memory after Capture), and the inevitable corniness that comes with it. Character development for all the heroines were done in a frantic speed as an arc-format anime, but every one of them were more than the typical 2D heroines thanks to numerous plot twists, and they were captured in unconventional methods that never gets tiring.
It is apparent that the ending was produced with another season in mind. In fact, at least 24 episodes may have been decided from the start, so it may still be a bit too early to judge its story and character development just yet.
The OP in 'KamiNomi' can only be described as a "Masterpiece". The animation quality, atmosphere, song quality, song choice, originality, transition flow, audio-visual harmony, appropriateness, effectiveness as OP, wow-factor... I would rate 10/10 for every aspect of it.
The art in this series is generic anime style drawn to perfection. Unique design for the protagonist, and Elsea must be the cutest anime girl ever. The supporting characters are generic but easily distinguishable designs, this works to support the plots where Keima predicts girls' personality based on appearance. Dynamic movements, funny chibi-forms, artistic representations, and great use of CG. The presentation was done exceptionally well with bunch of creative cuts, background effects for comedy and mood setting. Above all, the amount of detail is staggering, with the sheer number of objects in the background, books with pages of real texts, reflections on various surfaces, and attention to imperfections and stains on walls and floors. Characters also have up to 3 degrees of shading versus the typical 2. Despite the generic style, art work in this series is so outstanding that it can no longer be considered ordinary.
Seiyuu cast was excellent. The protagonist's voice had a wide range, from the absolute confidence while talking about eroge theories to humorous screams. Everyone else also sounded like they should, full of emotions.
BGM was really sophisticated and lively, complementing the story by enhancing the atmosphere of every scene. Different sets of BGM were used for each arc.
Kanon's insert songs were incredibly well done. Yes, they're moe pop songs, but the level of production was so high that it's hard to believe they were written solely for anime inserts.
Regular ED is a light pop song in good contrast with OP accompanied by a creative theme.
'KamiNomi' had a fantastic pacing and offers comedy, drama, and emotional attachment. All of it was backed by a masterful presentation that was incredible to the point of over-production. Despite its inherent corniness, I found this show to be extremely enjoyable. It is the series with a sense of highest degree of completion among all series I've seen so far. In fact, the production value in this series rivals that of theatrical anime movies.
I really liked the way they presented the empty feeling you get after the girls forget Keima's involvement after the kisses. It must be devastating to be the only one having the memory of their time together even if he wasn't interested in 3D girls. Nevertheless, our samurai hero will stand strong and keep the memories of "The World God Only Knows" in his heart as he continues on to fulfill his mission of capturing girls' hearts in the second season. I will definitely be there to hear the demon's "dorodorodoro" detection of another wandering soul and witness the Capture God`s miracles.
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 pace, always introducing different situations and new challenges the main characters have to face.
Well, it is drawn by none other than Watanabe Akio - the designs, actually. If you watched and are fan of the Bakemono/Nisemono series, you already noticed this.
It really depends on the taste, though - I enjoyed watching the Art style for KamiNomi, however being a great SHAFT studio fan, I would have preferred (and as with many other shows I enjoy) if they had put in more visual effects like turning around and basically what Shaft does... *trails off*
The uniform designs are unique as hell - I seriously haven't seen anything like those before and it makes me want to wear them as well~!
Music wise, can I say that the Openings are epic? Have you seen an anime with Orchestra music yet? I mean really?
Whenever I listen to it, I feel like I am going to watch some church/Religion anime -- But the fact is, the music is heavenly. That s the only way to describe it.
Oh the characters...
We have two main ones, Elsie and Keima.
Keima, your average gamer boy who hates reality to it's last bits. His character is simple - in a way, yet very well handled and developed to make the series to what it originally is. He is a very likeable character (not like some douches from other harem animes *cough*Makoto*cough cough*)
Elsie, your kind demon who comes from Hell and guides Keima to fulfill their mission! (Not spoiling much)
Very naive and innocent, Elsie is seen to be closed into people's heart quite easily. She is silly and her obsession with trains--
Scratch that, those were fire trucks, I'm sorry!
A big thank you Zaraquiel99 for pointing that out!
-- is just so out of nowhere, it is almost creative. I never saw a character with such interest, really now.
The rest of the cast is not shunned or put into a corner either - they each have their own backstory, flaws and emotions, giving us a deeper, in-depth look to them and not being handled as some harem-element.
I see quite a lot of people who enjoy and like KamiNomi.
I even buy the volumes that I can get my hands on - it is the most bought manga I have in my room, which consist of 5 vols already.
I really do want to support Tamaki and his work, so I do not regret spending my money on this manga. At all.
He deserves it.
And that was my short review~ I hope I could convince you at some point... ; - ;
Please just give it a try at least! >///// read more
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. This anime aims to set a standard for humor and adventure, and I believe that it achieves both.
The art is great. Although I've seen better and more creatively drawn animes, with regard to the context of this anime, the art is drawn very appropriately. For example, during the comedy scenes, the art is drawn chibi but with some elements that further resonates the humor, whether it be a small action or item in the background. The art never hinders your enjoyment of this anime and even improves the experiences with elegantly drawn characters like Elsie.
The World God Only Knows is about the life of a 2-D "Game God" Keima. He is known throughout the web as the conqueror of all visual novel, bishoujo games. One day he unknowingly signs a contract with the devil, mistakenly taking the contract as a challenge to his Otaku God position, to help a demon girl Elsie collect escaped souls from hell that hide within the empty space in girls' hearts. Should he not comply with the contract, both he and Elsie will lose their heads. Literally.To exorcist the evil soul, he must make the girl fall in love with him and kiss him. The only problem is that everyone in real life calls him an otaku and avoids him for his addiction to 2-D girls and games. This story incorporates comedy right into the base and still embodies an objective to be achieved throughout the course of the series... all while giving the viewers some LOLs in the process.
Although I do not usually comment on the sounds, I did notice that certain things were outstanding. This anime does not have a particularly "addictive" opening and ending theme, but it has creativeness that far surpasses some addictive-themed animes. In episode 4, there is an extra opening and ending that really personifies the storyline and shows diligent planning that went along with it. This ability to creatively adapt to the content of each episode with compatible musical compositions is what really separates this anime from others and also earns the music producers some well-deserved kudos.
The characters in this anime are exemplary. Keima, especially, was someone who really stood out from the mundane, long list of modern anime characters. Although he doesn't embody the cold, taciturn personality that I usually look for in male protagonists, he is clearly distant from the level of backboneless "male" (sometimes I really do question their gender) protagonists that get beat around by the females. What I like most about Keima is that he establishes his ideals and is determined to do what he believes in. He overcomes many embarrassments and obstacles and always seems to plan for the worst (I hope some people in real life would learn that). Other times his dedicated assertions, like "Life is just a crappy video game" and "Real life girls suck. 2-D girls are better", were really similar to mine and gave me some lulz. As someone who likes to relate to male protagonists, I really felt that I could connect with Keima and understand his ideals - part of the reason why this anime drew my attention. Elsie, the pretty female protagonist, was also a very likable character. She embodies the "kawaaiii" personally and really tries her best to help Keima (despite the fact that some efforts have opposite effects). She is never arrogant or unpleasant and always tries to care for Keima to act like his "little sister" (although there definitely are some love feelings between them).
The World God Only Knows is a great anime overall. It combines humor and adventure successfully into a masterpiece that many previous animes have tried and failed to attain. For someone who had such cynical and critical attitudes before watching, it took only 10 minutes of the first episode to turn me and my ideals 180 degrees into zealous enjoyment. If you're looking for a funny anime that still has a good story played out by likable characters, The World God Only Knows is definitely an anime that you should put on your list. read more
Meet Normal-kun. Normal-kun is, overall, not stunningly popular. However, due to certain ridiculous circumstances, the world will be in great peril unless he dates a bunch of girls and gets them to fall in love with him. Follow Normal-kun on his occasionally humorous quest to "gotta catch 'em all".
to conquer a girl.
the boy in that anime need a help of there friends to conquer a girl
the boy in that anime dont need a help to conquer a girl, he just use his skill from the dating sim he played
Both contain dating-sim premise as well as use it for comedic effect. Both series also deal with fantasy/sci-fi settings to poise a problem that needs to be solved by making girls fall for the main character.
No doubting that these two animes give the same vibe as 'Dating to save the world' is the main shared plot. Although Kami Nomi should contain more "intelligent" scoring, the comedy has never escaped any of these shows.
To put it simple, if you like Date A Live, it's high probable that you're going to like Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai.
Both anime involves dating games and making girls fall in love with the main character and those girls are spirits. They're both comedic as well.
The idea of a game like scenario where the main protagonist must win the hearts of female characters is a theme present in both series.
The main male protagonist isn't very popular with girls though but still is assigned to the task after a faithful day. He also has a "sister" around him that guides him through these tasks.
Both series consists of 'arcs' that focuses on a specific characters for the main character to unlock the hearts of. However, they each contain obstacles. Among other things, both series has a lot of comedy, drama, and takes place @ at a high school setting.
Conquering girls, with setting up flags. With trying to get to the end of the line by making them fall in love with you.
The male leads are coerced into making various girls fall in love with them, in order to "save humanity". The main males have to set flags with each heroine, and make her fall for him to the point that they kiss. The difference lies in that in Kami nomi the heroine would forget everything that happened after the kiss, while in Date A Live the girls remember everything.
Both harem anime's protagonists save the world by gaining the love of certain females
Saving the world by playing dating sims and making girls fall in love.
They are both forced to conquer the girls by making them fall in love. They need it to save the world.
'Save the world, date these girls!' is what these two animes are screaming. One is more based on action, while the other one is more based on romance. While Itsuka Shidou dates the girls to save the world and stop spacequakes, Keima dates the girls to stop himself from being beheaded by the collar on his neck. Both animes have a similar feel as well, though the anime version of Date A Live goes more in detail in terms of story than Kami nomi does.
These two are about a guy who isn't very popular with girls until one day it becomes his job to make girls fall in love with him! The fate of the world is in his hands depending on what he does. Both also have to do with him dealing with outer world things. The guy MC also has a female helping him out with his quests/missions.
They are similar by the fact that both animes have a main male protagonist who was suddenly involved with a girl who has forced them into trying to make girls fall in love with them.
While in The World God Only Knows, the male protagonist HAS to do it or else his head will be cut off. In TWGOK he has to capture girls to make loose souls get out of that persons body.
In Date A Live it has the same aspect but he has to make girls fall in love with them so he can lock the magic inside the spirit to stop space quakes from happening.
A guy is caught up in a supernatural situation where he has to take girls on dates. The protagonist of the World God only Knows however is self-capable of this task most of the time while the protagonist of Date A Live needs a lot of help in order to date about 1/5 of the girls of the other. Date A Live is also more ecchi and has action and mechs in addition to the dating sim style harem setup.
the main character ends up having to get various girls in love with him as well
In both cases, the stories' issue focuses on the conquest of various girls. Our male leads are both forced to make the girls they are trying to conquest to fall in love with them, and by that save the world from a disaster. Unserious as they are, they both tend to deliver comedy before any kind of potential drama.
-They date girls
-Make them fall in love with them
-Use techniques to make the girl infatuated
-Both are being helped by someone while on dates
-Both are forced to date girls from the start, but gets over it during the process.
It's pretty much the same with a little difference. I re-watched both of them and compared them. They have a resemblance with each other. If you like romance anime with a dose of comedy, then both of them I highly recommend.
Both anime are about a guy who's tasked with falling in love with girls so as to release their Spirit power (in Date A Live) or evil spirits (in The World God Only Knows). Both anime have an aspect of visual novel games to them and have quite the diverse variety of girls to fall in love with.
Dating is something important and kissing is the final stage of dating. If you enjoy watching Date A Live, you must be enjoying Kami nomi, and vice versa. Both story goes from a boy who have a mission to make a girl fall in love. The comedy level is similar and i'll say that you'll be like this anime.
The both involve the main character conquesting other girls, and slowly building up a harem. If you have seen Date a Live, watch Kaminomi, since it is a much better take on the story. Also, if you have seen Kaminomi, don't watch Date A Live.
Both protagonist tries to sort of "conquer" the girls so as to "save" them.
Heroine anime but these girls all remember and a super powers. To control these girls powers is to fall in love with them. So both are about falling in love with girls to save them. This guy plays dating sims once he is about to date the girls unlike how the guy from TWGOK is already a god at them.
Both anime have many things in common including little sister characters that are adorable, the idea that dating sims is the only way to survive rather than date in real life, lots of comedy, decent amounts of fanservice, etc. (I could go on and on). At first, both anime seem kind of dry and the artwork appears unusual, but later on you get used to the visuals (very quickly too, for all the people who base anime off of visual like me). Both are great, fun, and are similar in different ways! If you haven't seen either of them, then what are you waiting for?
Male MC has to make a large number of girls fall in love with him in order to save the world. DAL was generally more humorous than Kami nomi in my opinion.
Both is about conquering girls and increasing their affection.
Both main male characters have to make girls fall in love with them in order to save the world; kami nomi zo shiru sekai is way better
Both include a main character who, to save his own life and/or world, has to date unique girls and have them fall in love. They both also use strategies they learn from dating sims to cause these girls to fall in love with them. (Although in Date A Live, he's given instructions from his team with a small mic in his ear, in which they choose what to say according to dating sim scenarios.)
The only major differences is that in Date A Live, the girls don't forget Shido after he gets them to fall in love with him, and in Kami nomi, they do. Plus Date A Live has a futuristic setting along with extremely dangerous girls while Kami nomi is just modern times.
The protagonist lived a pretty much normal life, until the day a girl showed up asking for his help on saving other girls through kissing them, but just a normal kiss won't do, they have to elaborate ways to make the girls fall for them first! Does that sound familiar? Well, this same description works well for both.
"Your job is to make girls fall in love with you and kiss her". Date a Live and Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai male protagonist is just a normal guy, until "something" dragged him and must conquer their "target".
Pretty much the same overarching idea of making a girl fall in love with the main character so he can save them
Both anime deal with 'spirits'. In TWGOK, the main character uses love to draw out the runaway spirit in between the gap in their heart. In Date A Live, the main character makes the spirit fall in love with him, saving her.
Both shows are about a guy that is forced to conquer the girls by making them fall in love with them.
It involves a lot of harem, comedy and romance and the main character from both animes are somehow pretty similar.
If you enjoyed watching Date a Live, you will absolutely enjoy watching Kami nomi, and vice-versa.
There are several story arcs where a different girl gets her own story with the male lead. It is in an omnibus format, so it's not actually a harem anime. The main difference is that Amagami is more dramatic, and Kaminomi is more comedic.
-Both animes's setting/story goes by an omnibus format, and have small arcs that can either or not be diverging from the central plot of the story (with the setting intact)
-Both can be considered BUT IS. NOT. a harem, since the anime concentrates on one heroine to the next.
-Both animes have the main character encountering with a lot of different girls
-Both are funny and have very good romance parts
-in The World Only God Knows, Keima, is known as the "The Capturing God" because he can "capture" any 2D girl in any game and receives an e-mail offering him to "capture girls" and accepts. It turn out there are loose souls who hide in the bodies of girls and his with the help of Elsie, a Hell demon, he must capture the hearts of the girls in order to force the loose souls out so they can be sent back to Hell.
-In Amagami SS it is about Junichi Tachibana who got his heart broken during Christmas last year. The anime displays different girls whom he falls for and each heroine in the story has a chance to tell their story.
-Both animes are really good and I really recommend them
it basically the same except minor details like someone helping the main protagonist and real world and supernatural settings
they are both great shows so watch em'
Both series is basically about the main character having intimate relations with different girls.
Since Amagami follows the structure of the galge it based on, you might find it enjoyable to watch The World God Only Knows, which makes fun of a galge cliche characters.
Both also focuses on particular romance story arcs, although The World God Only Knows is a linear story, while Amagami is playing out each possible story arc you can play thorough in the game.
-They explain each girl in different arc,so you wont get confused
-A boy lucky enough to be surrounded by lots of girls
Both series feature small arcs that deal with the male lead and the female lead for that specific arc and the romance that develops between the two. There's some good comedy, a little bit ecchi and both feature some rather well developed love stories that will leave the viewer happy after each arc. The difference is that Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai ties all the smaller arcs together into one larger overall plot and in Amagami SS the story, for the most part, resets after each arc. If you liked watching one of them you wont regret trying out the other.
the male lead dates many girls same with kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai
When you watch Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai, you can't help but think of Amagami SS as well as vice versa. These two series has many similarities worth noting and should be no surprise once you start watching even from the pilot episode. Now, let's break down what sort of similarities they share:
*Both series have one main male protagonist involved in complicated relationships with various female characters in the series of contrasting personalities
*Both series has a lot of comedy, drama, and of course romance
*Both series has a school setting where many of the events takes place
*Both series are divided into separate arcs focusing on the main male protagonist with other various characters
*Both series has love challenges so as such expect drama, misunderstandings, jealousy, and other factors that are common in a typical relationship between a guy and a girl.
Both the Protagonist can Conquer all the Heroine..
Both anime have the main character falling in love with many different girls. Both anime have the girl they fell in love with forget about everything (technically since the story changes). Amagami SS is designed like a dating sim, where the main character falls in love with character to character and goes on.
Both are romance animes that are featured in a 'omnibus' type format. Protagonist gets a chance to get all the girls. The setting is also in school and includes comedy although it is more apparent in Kami Nomi. There is also a imouto or little sister character in both!
Both have the same story around an MC who takes different paths about relationships that go along with the plot, the differences are that an MC will restart at the same point as a relationship ends and the other is always followed by the plot as the MC conquers a girl.
both protagonist had different love stories with different endings
both had strong emphasis in each endings which will surely give an after-taste of emotions
Kami Nomi (The World Only God Knows) takes a more light-hearted, even more parody-like, approach to showcasing romance in anime. Both feature one guy seeking to "get the ladies" with Amagami SS using the omnibus format and TWOGK using a "Men in Black"/erase the memory approach.
If you like a more comedic romance than Amagami SS, check out TWGOK!
Both are about a girl who fell from sky to help the protagonist completing a certain missions ordered by god.
a girl who fall in the sky,
receive a unexpected mission
Ore no Nounai Sentakushi ga... may not seem like an harem at first but later in the story, a variety of female characters start to like the male protagonist. He had to complete missions for "God" so he can get rid of his curse to be normal. The same happened in Kami nomi except that the male lead had to make the girls fall in love. Both of these anime is harem since multiple girls likes one guy and gets jealous for the things he do.
Both of these deal with harem, comedy,and romance. Each of them are also have a mission to make a lot of girls fall in love with the MC.
These shows have nearly identical plots, though the way that they execute them is vastly different.
You see, the main plot of this show centers around the main protagonist (partnered with an adorable sidekick demon/angel), whose main goal is to have girls fall for them in some way. With Kami nomi, it's literally having them fall in love with the protag, while in OreCome, he does a variety of things (having a girl laugh at his jokes, taking a glimpse at another girl's panties, ect.). These are both done at the request of some sort of entity, with Kami nomi more for demons while OreCome is literally for a "flippant god". OreCome is a tad more crude in it's humour, both are hilarious, and well worth watching.
Both of the main characters have this problem that they are trying to fix with the help of their servant.
Well, this is somewhat similar because of the "harem". There are also some humour genres between these two.
TWGOK and Choices don't seem like they'd be the same at first, but their 'sameness' actually comes from their differentness. In TWGOK, we have Keima, a man who cares nothing for the real world, popularity, or any other such thing. In Choices, we have Kanade, who wants extremely bad to be popular again. One is helping hell with the aid of a fire-truck loving demon, while the other is being helped by heaven and a sweet obsessed angel. Every time I watch these, it's striking how similar they are.
Now I just need to figure out which of the assistants is more useless...
In the sense that its a boy trying to do something for a girl. With kami nomi, katsuragi tries to fill the emptiness of the heart of the girl to capture a loose soul hiding there while with Bakemonogatari, Araragi seeks to help all the heroines with their problems,
It isn't apparent when you just see their cover, but there are some striking similarities between these two.
Both of them is harem, well not usual harem where everyone likes one guy without single basis. Both has a single male character; all the other males seems to be ignored or just do not exist in its world. When a lot of male harem lead is either bitch or useless faggot, Ararararagi Gomi is very likable and Keima is like a religion. Bakemono follows 'Girl of the week' formula, and so does KamiNomi. Not to mention that gorgeous character design of both anime is from the same person, Watanabe Akio.
1. The protagonist is surrounded by the opposite sex (harem) but unique in its special way.
2. Involves strange romances.
3. Involves supernatural beings. (Though Bakemonogatari is more random when it comes down it while in The World God Only Knows it is more focused on the realm of gods, godesses and devils.)
Both MC doesn`t a lot of friends but the difference of this two is that Bakemonogatari arc`s solves mysteries while Kami nomi arc`s are actually romance.
Both animes are about a guy helping out girls trying to solve their problems. Both animes have supernatural elements in them. The male lead in both animes are not very popular but they have a good heart.
These anime are similar because they have that one guy who's trying to save other girls. This is done by capturing the loose soul inside the heroines in Katsuragi's case and controlling/defeating the demon or god inside the girls in Araragi's. If you like one I am quite sure you would like the other.
Both MCs removes their respective girls' literal inner demons
Both are mainly focus on Dating Sim game/Visual Novel
Main character in each is deeply interested in adults game and tend to distinguish 2D and 3D world clearly
Both are about games, little sisters and the art is similar.
You would enjoy it, if you liked the other one too.
Both are comedies which feature an otaku who is addicted to dating games as a main character.
Both animes have a main character that is obsessed with anime and galge.
Both anime explore the otaku culture (more specifically the gaming aspect of it). The main characters are often shown to be playing visual novels and seemed to be addicted to them. They are also both knowledgeable when it comes to these kinds of games.
Both animes have a character who is absolutely obsessed with eroge games.
Both main characters love games and in ore no imouto ga konnani kawaii wakamga nai Ayumi's voice actor in kami nomi zo shiru sekai is the main character!
Kami nomi and Saekano are shows that feature an otaku protagonist surrounded by a bunch of girls with various interesting personality. What make them stand out is that both are parody in nature, and are fully self-aware of the tropes and cliches in anime and galgame, sometimes going further to make fun of them.
Both shows revolve around otakus that that love to point out common tropes and cliches in anime and visual novels.
Both shows revolve around otaku protagonists who are passionate for dating sims in particular, and contains a cast comprised of other girls. Both shows are very self-aware and manifests their parodical nature, almost as if they are subtly making fun of other anime in the industry. References to other anime can also be seen throughout.
While both have different plots, the MC's personality are exactly the same. Saekano is about a student who wants to create a dating sim while Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai prefers a student who wants to get rid of spirits possessing students by making them fall in love and kiss them at the end to get rid of the spirit. (same way Date A Live works)
The MC for both is a student who lives for dating sims day by day and has a long history of dating sims, to the point where both anime revolve around their obsession with it.
Both feature an out of the closet otaku who find themselves in a harem romantic comedy with gaming themes.
Both show's artistic approach is slightly different from the norm. Kami nomi with its pop out characters, and SaeKano with its colour contrast and attention to detail when it comes to female movement and gestures.
They both involve dating sims and have charcaters reflecting them.
-both mc are an otaku
-both try to convince girls to reach their goal
-all girls love the mc
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