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Poll: whait is your kaminomi's favorite ship?

Jan 31, 2014 8:32 AM

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I honestly have no clue who I ship. Every time that I try to figure that out, I end up coming up with good reasons for almost all the girls. I would just go with harem option, but I don't want that either because you can't really call that "love".

And I think that the demons, Elsie and Haqua, and the goddess Diana should be included for sure in the running for "best girl" because all three of them quite obviously love Keima. I'm always quick to pick a "best girl", but I guess since all of them got relatively similar screen time it's hard to distinguish between them.
Mar 19, 2014 6:16 AM

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Even tough not a solid Chihiro shipper and by judging both anime and manga, she have more chemistry with Keima.
Apr 19, 2014 4:28 AM

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Pond said:
Chihiro Shiori is best girl

Modified by Elmm, Apr 19, 2014 9:54 PM
Apr 30, 2014 6:19 AM

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I hope Chihiro and Ayumi get cancer.
May 27, 2014 6:49 PM

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The ship has completed it's voyage~
Jun 30, 2014 11:28 AM

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Asteris said:
I hope Chihiro and Ayumi get cancer.

Haha ! I felt that way too.
Jun 30, 2014 8:04 PM

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Reading this thread after having read the manga is so depressing.
Jul 1, 2014 7:50 AM

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I shipped Keima with Tenri
Nov 1, 2015 1:25 PM

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I've read the Manga and still i ship Keima x Tenri.

At least in my heart, Tenri is not Alone she is with Keima Forever.
Nov 4, 2015 7:54 AM
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wuhugm said:
The ship has completed it's voyage~

Fortunately you lowlife scum won't see the light of anime day.

Nov 11, 2015 2:13 PM

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It was Keima x Kanon in S1, but that was before Chihiro came along. Then I jumped ship and headed straight for S.S. Chihiro. Great choice in hindsight :3

wuhugm said:
The ship has completed it's voyage~

Spoken like a true man, brotha~
Nov 16, 2015 12:47 PM

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Haqua x Elsie

They're the only ship I'm on :P
Mar 20, 2017 11:51 AM
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Seriously, im truly love with shiori, she's just goddamn cute & adorable. But for the shipping, i prefer keima with chihiro, cause he needs to know the pure of love.
Jun 9, 2017 1:54 PM

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People who voted for chihiro are mentally retarded

The hell is likable about this bitch
Jun 9, 2017 3:17 PM

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Keima x Kanon or Keima x Elsie, its a shame he picked Chihiro aka worst girl imo.
Mar 29, 2018 6:49 PM
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I personally watch this anime because of Haqua. But after i watch it, all of them is really good. I can't choose one of them 😭
Mar 29, 2018 7:05 PM

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Who are these disgusting plebs that chose Keima x Chihiro. Show yourselves you heathens.
Aug 25, 2018 4:50 AM

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Has to be Haqua. She's the best.
Nov 19, 2018 3:47 PM

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IT'S OVERTHINKING TIME! (My favorite kind of time!)

In terms of narrative structure, the only girls that make sense as final pairings are Haqua, Tenri, and (perhaps by retcon) Chihiro, since they are the only ones whose love for Keima developed without being the target of a conquest. It would be awfully hollow for the takeaway message of TWGOK to be that you can find "true" love by reducing IRL people to archetypes found in media and then roleplaying the perfect partner, actively avoiding being your authentic self.

With regard to compatibility, narrowed to those three, Chihiro likes him for no apparent reason; Haqua seems to like him mostly for his unexpected valor and the skills (perceptiveness, thoughtfulness, dedication) he demonstrates when he's "at work," to some degree in spite of his relentless gaming obsession; and Tenri, on the other hand, likes him for who he is at his core, including his relentless gaming obsession. This suggests Tenri is more compatible, though Haqua could help Keima "develop" more, if becoming more "normal" is even a good or desirable thing for Keima without us arbitrarily pushing our ideals on him. Part of what makes Keima an interesting character in the first place is his resistance to that very notion, so that leads me back to Tenri. Chihiro's compatibility hinges mostly on the notion that opposites attract, and that's pretty flimsy.

On an emotional level, though, the only girls he's showed an inkling of attraction to are Yui and Chihiro, and they are the only girls to really take the initiative with him. However, he thinks his attraction to Yui is merely a superficial aftereffect of her conquest, so we can dismiss that. And my opinion of his attraction to Chihiro is that it's more guilt (over breaking her heart) than love, something he hasn't had to feel in a real-world relationship before. She does challenge his core idea of what love and romance are more so than any other character, which gives a relationship between them some amount of narrative meaning. Ultimately, Keima's experience with dating sims leads him to view romance as a narrative device, fulfilling a functional purpose in character development primarily by healing that character's psychological wounds. This is a core principle of dating sims; that there is always a reason for love. Otherwise dating sims wouldn't feel like coherent stories but rather like a series of coincidences. If TWGOK wants to poke fun at the core elements of such games, then Chihiro is where TWGOK goes from poking to jabbing, because her affection is without proximate cause and no longer serves a narrative purpose after her Loose Soul arc. She's already put herself on a self-sustaining path to character growth, so there's no narrative reason for her to want to love or be loved. But that's how she feels, period, end of story. That is just completely incompatible with Keima's worldview, and arguably more realistic. And so she might force Keima to grow as a person in order to reconcile that, unless of course he were to chalk it up to the real world being a confusing mess not worthy of respect, which would be authentic to his character as noted earlier.

Ultimately, Chihiro does end up making the most sense, followed by Tenri and then Haqua. I don't really like that conclusion because I didn't like Chihiro in the manga, but, for what it's worth, she seemed to turn out more likable in the anime. Also, the author seemed very committed to making sure she fulfilled the best narrative role on every front. This is ironic, because one of Chihiro's narrative roles is to provide a counterpoint to the idea that having a narrative role is important. If we really took that message to heart, the best pairing would be Keima x Miyako or another side character, someone who's as far off the radar as possible without simply not being a part of the story.

But Shiori is clearly best girl, followed by Kanon and Haqua. So there.
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Feb 18, 5:48 PM

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After season 3, mostly because of Haqua was caring about Keima's health and wanting to bring him some candies from Hell, I started rooting for her so badly. I thought Chihiro's feelings for Keima a bit forced, while Haqua's feelings was always legit, as a tsundere who always liked him in secret but never insulted or humiliated him in front of a lot of people.

So, my ship is Keima x Haqua <3 !!
Apr 23, 7:31 AM
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This is the second harem series after 5toubun in which i can't decide the best shipping. So i'm fine with anyone.

Although at one point in the 3rd season i wanted him to be with Kanon.
Apr 29, 11:25 AM
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I love Shiori, but after this season no way it's not Chihiro
May 21, 1:45 PM

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Haqua is definitely best-best girl.
But for shipping I'll chose Chihiro.
Although I vote for Haqua anyway :D
Jun 8, 1:18 AM
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The best of the best anime THE ENDING IS SAD AND HAPPY WHYYYYY?!?!?!!
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