Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai

The World God Only Knows

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Kaminomi
Japanese: 神のみぞ知るセカイ
English: The World God Only Knows
German: The World God Only Knows
French: Que sa volonté Soit Faite
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 2010 to Dec 23, 2010
Premiered: Fall 2010
Broadcast: Thursdays at 01:50 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Manglobe
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: HaremHarem, Otaku CultureOtaku Culture
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.651 (scored by 330682330,682 users)
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Ranked: #12872
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Popularity: #331
Members: 620,357
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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 naive 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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


There was a limited viewing on September 25, 2010. The regular TV broadcasts started on October 7, 2010.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Takayanagi, Shigehito
Director, Storyboard
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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"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 (eps 1-2)
2: "Koi no Shirushi (コイノシルシ) feat. Mio Aoyama" by Kami no Mizo Shiri-tai featuring Aoi Yuuki (eps 3, 5-6)
3: "Tatta Ichido no Kiseki (たった一度の奇跡)" by Tomo Sakurai (eps 4)
4: "Happy Crescent (ハッピークレセント)" by Nao Toyama (eps 7)
5: "Koi no Shirushi from Elsie (コイノシルシ from Elsie)" by Kanae Itou (eps 8)
6: "Koi no Shirushi (コイノシルシ) feat. Kanon Nakagawa" by Kami no Mizo Shiri-tai featuring Nao Toyama (eps 9-10)
7: "Koi no Shirushi (コイノシルシ) feat. Shiori Shiomiya" by Kami no Mizo Shiri-tai featuring Kana Hanazawa (eps 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 (eps 12)


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 ...
Dec 22, 2010
Mixed Feelings
This anime adaptation is a fucking disgrace to the manga.

I have followed the manga since its very start and have enjoyed it very much. I'll stretch out as far as saying it is a masterpiece, ranking as one of my favorite mangas of all time. Then there is the anime.

As you have already noticed, I'm already annoyed how the anime turned out. I'm gonna rip and analyze one point of the time, and we're gonna start straight on...

Keima: This is the main character. He is, as the title implies, a God. The God of Galge Gaming, or that's at least what he should be. In ...
Jan 21, 2011
Unexplainable. It's completely unexplainable how big an approval this anime got from the overall anime fans. There isn't a single reason I can see to that after watching The World God Only Knows 12 episodes (being painfully tortured by the last 5 episodes).

It's cliche after cliche every single episode. It's true that they tried to cover it up, by coming up with the whole "I don't get in touch with real girls because the games girls are so much better but I'll use my gaming skills to stereotype girls and it'll work out" stuff, but while it worked well on the first episode, it got ...

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