Ranked #495

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


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 2010 to Dec 23, 2010
Premiered: Fall 2010
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #4952
Popularity: #94
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Keima 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

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


Matsuda, Akio
Matsuda, Akio
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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Nov 16, 2015
I came into this show expecting the worst, another boring and dumb harem anime without any real substance to it. But, after watching I was pleasantly surprised, and would like to challenge the shows classification as a harem show as well. The show is presented much like a visual novel or dating sim where the main character can date a girl and then move on to the next once he's done. There is no interaction between the girls he dates, and he does not interact with them afterwards due to demonic magic and the like. I would classify this as a multi-arc romance show, that read more
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Nov 4, 2015
"The World God Only Knows"

Kaminomi was based on Tamaki Wakaki's manga series work and the anime title itself is very catchy because it shows the uniqueness of the other world of a dating-sim gamer, Katsuragi Keima. If you like romcom-harem with a twist of fantasy, this anime series is a-must watch!

It is a great anime, especially to those who are engaging on gaming hobby. We could sympathize to the main character's daily experience, for example his famous line "Reality is a shit game" explains the irregularities of the reality because it is unpredictable but despite of that, main character conquers all challenges!

Anime Description:
"The World read more
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Oct 30, 2015
Before I being my review, I want to say that I am not the most serious critic. I only state my opinions in my reviews, and I don't shove false facts down peoples throats saying the show is bad. With that out of the way, let me start the review.

It's been quite a while since I watched the TWGOK series, and I have only started reading the manga a few weeks ago. During that time, I've read 198 chapters, and also in the middle of that, I started watching Hunter x Hunter (2011). But, after a while, I decided to finally review the entire series, read more
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Jan 28, 2011
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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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". 
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Anime: Amagami SS
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. 
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Anime: Ore no Nounai Sentakushi ga, Gakuen Love Comedy wo Zenryoku de Jama Shiteiru
Both are about a girl who fell from sky to help the protagonist completing a certain missions ordered by god. 
reportRecommended by Shounen93
Anime: Bakemonogatari
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,  
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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.  
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Anime: Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai
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  
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