List of The World God Only Knows episodes
The World God Only Knows (神のみぞ知るセカイ?, Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai) is an anime series based on the manga series of the same name by Tamiki Wakaki serialized in Weekly Shōnen Sunday magazine. The anime is produced by Manglobe, directed by Shigehito Takayanagi, series composition by Hideyuki Kurata, character design by Akio Watanabe, art direction by Ayumi Satō and Kayoko Tokō and sound directed by Yoshikazu Iwanami. The first season aired from October 6, 2010 to December 22, 2010 on TV Tokyo, TV Hokkaido and TV Setouchi and on later dates on TV Aichi, TV Osaka and TVQ Kyushu. A second season titled The World God Only Knows II aired from April 11, 2011 to June 28, 2011. A third season, titled The World God Only Knows: Goddesses (神のみぞ知るセカイ 女神篇?), aired from July 8, 2013 to September 23, 2013.
The series follows the exploits of Keima Katsuragi, an intelligent, gloomy teenager who is known on the Internet as "The God of Conquest" for his legendary skills to "conquer" any girl in Bishōjo games, yet ironically does not like girls in real life, where he is known as the Otamegane (オタメガネ?), a derogatory portmanteau of the two words otaku (オタク?) and Megane (メガネ?, lit. glasses). One day, out of pride, he accidentally accepts what he assumes to be a challenge for a Bishōjo game when in reality he has accepted a contract from a bumbling demoness named Elsie who asks for his help in capturing runaway spirits from Hell who are hiding in the hearts of girls. The only way to force the spirits out of the girls hearts is by replacing the spirits in the girls' hearts with himself (metaphorically speaking) by making the girls fall in love with him, much to Keima's horror. With the threat of death for both of them should he refuse, Keima has no choice but to help Elsie. Together with his intelligence and knowledge of the dating sim genre and Elsie's magical powers, Keima is about to embark on his greatest challenge.
Four pieces of theme music were used for the first season. The opening theme, titled "God Only Knows", is performed by Elisa under the name "Oratorio The World God Only Knows" and the ending theme song is "Koi no Shirushi" (コイノシルシ?, lit. "The Proof of Love") by "The Groove Party God Only Knows" (神のみぞ知り隊? Kami nomi zo Shiri-tai) which is composed of the first season's voice actresses, Kanae Itō, Ayana Taketatsu, Aoi Yūki, Nao Tōyama and Kana Hanazawa, who each sing a solo version of the ending theme song with the rest as back-up. Additionally, three special ending theme songs were used, the first, "Tatta Ichi Do no Kiseki" (たった一度の奇跡?, lit. "Just One Miracle at a Time") by Tomo Sakurai in episode 4, the second, "Happy Crescent" by Nao Tōyama in episode 7, and the third, "Shūseki Kairo no Yume Tabibito" (集積回路の夢旅人?, lit. "The Dream Traveler of the Integrated Circuit") by Hiro Shimono and Oratorio The World God Only Knows in episode 12.
Three pieces of theme music are used for the second season. The opening theme is titled "A Whole New World God Only Knows" and is performed by Elisa and LIA under the name "Oratorio The World God Only Knows" and the ending theme song is "Ai no Yokan" (アイノヨカン?, lit. "Premonition Of Love") performed by "The Groove Party God Only Knows" which this time is composed of the second season's voice actresses, Itō, Saori Hayami, Ami Koshimizu, Kana Asumi and Aki Toyosaki. A special version of "Ai no Yokan" (アイノヨカン?, lit. "Premonition Of Love") performed by Itō and Hayami is used as the ending theme for episodes 16 and 20. For the 24th episode uses the first season's theme song as its ending theme.
An OVA episode, titled 4 girls and an Idol (４人とアイドル? Yonin to Aidoru), was released with the limited edition of the 14th manga volume on September 16, 2011. The episode's opening theme song is "Natsu Iro Surprise" (夏色サプライズ?, lit. "Surprise Summer Colors") which is once again performed by Tōyama and the ending theme song, "Hajimete Koi o Shita Kioku" (始めて恋をした記憶?, lit. "Memories of First Love") is performed by Kana Asumi. It is based on chapters 54–55 of the manga, in which Chihiro Kosaka forms a band called the "2B Pencils".
A two-episode OVA, based on the character Tenri Ayukawa and titled Tenri Arc (天理篇? Tenri-Hen), was released together with the limited editions of the 19th and 20th manga volumes on October 16, 2012, and December 18, 2012, respectively. The ending theme songs, "Hikari no Kiseki" (ヒカリノキセキ?, lit. "Miracle of Light") and "Mirai e no Tobira" (未来への扉?, lit. "Door to the Future"), are both performed by Eyelis.
A fourth OVA episode, featuring the character Kanon Nagakawa becoming a magical girl and titled Magical Star Kanon 100% (マジカル☆スターかのん100%?) was released together with the limited edition of the 22nd manga volume on June 18, 2013. The episode's opening theme song is "Kanon 100%" (かのん100%?) and the ending theme "Kimi-iro Love Song" (君色ラブソング?, lit. "Your Multicolor Love Song") are again performed by Tōyama.
Five pieces of theme music are used for third season. The opening theme, titled "God only knows -Secrets of the Goddess- (Extract)", and is performed by Saori Hayami under the name "Oratorio The World God Only Knows" and the ending theme song is "Kizuna no Yukue" (キズナノユクエ?, "The Way of the Bonds") by "The Jupiter Sisters" (ユピテルの姉妹? Jupiter no Shimai) which is composed of the third season's voice actresses, Kaori Nazuka, Nao Toyama, Yuka Iguchi, Ayahi Takagaki, Kana Hanazawa and Ayana Taketatsu, who each sing a solo version of the ending theme song in different episodes. Additionally, three special ending theme songs were used. The first song, "Hitomi Kara Snow" (瞳からスノー?, lit. "A Pupil from the Snow") by Nao Tōyama was used for the 32nd episode, the second song, "With...You..." by Saori Hayami was used in the 34th episode and the third song use for the 36th episode was "Hajimete Koi wo Shita Kioku" (初めて恋をした記憶?, lit. "The Memory of My First Love") by Kana Asumi and Nao Tōyama under the name the 2B PENCILS and Kanon Nagakawa.
The World God Only Knows
|Title[n 1]||Original airdate[n 2]|
|1||1||"Flag.1.0 Love Makes the World Go Round"
"Sekai wa ai de Ugoite Iru" (Flag.1.0 世界はアイで動いている)
|October 6, 2010|
|Keima Katsuragi is known on the internet for his ability to capture any girl in any bishōjo game, although the girls in real life do not appeal to him. He accidentally accepts a contract with a demon named Elcea de Rux Ima, or Elsie, who wants his help in capturing evil spirits that have escaped from hell and have hidden themselves in girls' hearts. Keima must find a way to make girls fall in love with him in order to force these spirits out, or else both of them will be killed by the magical collars on their necks if the contract is broken. His first target is his classmate named Ayumi Takahara, training for the upcoming track-and-field race. Keima cheers her on by displaying banners using Elsie's magical raiment at the school field each day. When Ayumi is annoyed by his actions, Keima believes she will eventually grow to like him. After a confrontation with jealous upperclasswomen, Ayumi sprains her leg the day before the meet. However, this injury was realized to be a fake since she has doubted her confidence. Keima consoles Ayumi, saying for her to believe in herself. They kissed when Ayumi helps Keima from falling down the stairs, forcing the loose spirit out of her body and allowing Elsie to capture it. Ayumi won the race but lost all of her memories with Keima, she blushes when Keima congratulates her. Much to his confusion, Elsie has transferred to his school, claiming to be his sister.|
|2||2||"Flag.2.0 Demon of a Sister"
"Akumademo Imouto desu" (Flag.2.0 あくまでも妹です)
|October 13, 2010|
|"Flag.2.5 Baby, You’re a Rich Girl"
"Beibī Yū ā a Ricchi Gāru" (Flag.2.5 ベイビー・ユー・アー・ア・リッチ・ガール)
Keima is dismayed upon learning from Elsie that there are many more runaway spirits within the city. After meeting Mari Katsuragi, Keima’s mother, Elsie claims to be her “husband’s illegitimate daughter”, though this causes Mari to snap during a phone conversation with her husband for his “infidelity”. Keima refuses to accept Elsie as his little sister, since she does not fit the criteria in his view. However, upon hearing her story on wanting to be successful just like her older sister,Haqua, Keima reluctantly accepts Elsie as his sister.
During lunch at a popular sobawa sandwich stall, Keima and Elsie found their next target, Mio Aoyama, a rich girl who proceeds to buy all of the yakisoba sandwiches. Keima believes she is an easy target as she has all the characteristics of a tsundere, and a love confession might break her hard shell. Unfortunately, the confession does not work as planned, and Mio has her chauffeur to beat Keima. As Keima and Elsie follow Mio to her home, they are surprised to learn Mio was poor as she lives in a shabby apartment.
|3||3||"Flag.3.0 Drive My Car"
"Doraivu Mai Kā" (Flag.3.0 ドライヴ・マイ・カー)
|October 20, 2010|
|"Flag.3.5 I Don't Want to Spoil the Party"
"Pātī wa Sonomama ni" (Flag.3.5 パーティーはそのままに)
Keima and Elsie overhear from the chauffeur that Mio is no longer rich since her father has died and her mother has been working hard to make ends meet. The chauffeur leaves in disgust after the proud Mio refuses to stop pretending to be rich. Mio catches Keima snooping around and quickly goes back to her apartment. Since Keima is the only one to know her secret, he can use it to get closer with her. Keima becomes Mio's new chauffeur by biking her to school in various elaborate bike carriages made by Elsie’s raiment each day. As he eventually gets tired of driving her to school, Mio almost tempts to whip him, briefly making her smile, but quickly reverts to her cold expression and goes home. Keima now begins the next stage of his plan by bringing her to a grand ball by invitation.
At the ball, Mio is upset that Keima brought them to the mansion gardens, but Keima gets her to teach him how to dance. However, after encountering a few noblemen who look down on Mio’s current status, Keima finally tells her that she should stop pretending to be rich as an act to look up to her deceased father, convincing her to let go of the past and move on and live her own life. Keima kisses Mio and the spirit from her body is captured by Elsie. The next day, Keima and Elsie meet Mio, now without any memories of Keima, who has a change of attitude and has accepted her family's status and burns incense for her late father. However, she still acts proud.
|4||4||"Flag.4.0 On a Crusade"
"Ima Soko ni Aru Seisen" (Flag.4.0 今そこにある聖戦)
|October 27, 2010|
|Keima attempts to finish and get the heroine, Sora Asuka from a bishōjo game named "Crayon". But the game has many bugs, including one that loops a previous scene over and over again. Not making things any better is the fact saving the game only crashes it and the game company that made it is now bankrupt thus there are no patches to fix the game. In order to avoid the bug loop and finish the game, Keima forcefully enlists a reluctant Elsie to help record the choices that he made in the game. Elsie is at first confused on why Keima takes the game seriously but soon respect his dedication to help the girls in his games just like the girls he helps in real life. After many attempts, Keima finally manages to avoid the loop bug and goes to the next scene but unexpectedly gets into another bug, resolving him to try again much to Elsie's horror. An article about "Crayon" reveals a rumor that someone managed to get the ending, hinting that Keima was able to finish the game.|
|5||5||"Flag.5.0 IDOL BOMB!!"||November 3, 2010|
|Elsie has become a fan of the popular teen idol Kanon Nakagawa. However, Keima shows no interest in her, explaining the flaws of idols in real life compare to video game heroines. Unknown to both of them, Kanon just so happens to be a classmate of their class and is coming back to school. When Kanon meets Keima on the school roof garden, she is shocked and depressed to learn Keima has no idea who she is and proceeds to tase him repeatedly. Elsie detects an evil spirit inside of Kanon, being Keima's next target. Kanon vows to make Keima acknowledge her and make him her fan by holding a private concert just for him, but Keima ignores her, as he believes it is a trap as boys should be chasing girls and not the other way around. The next day, Kanon holds another concert for Keima which he ignores again. A sad Kanon suddenly starts to disappear in front of Keima and Elsie.|
|6||6||"Flag.6.0 I’m Ordinary?"
"Watashi Heibon?" (Flag.6.0 ワタシ平凡?)
|November 10, 2010|
|Keima and Elsie realize that Kanon is actually turning invisible because of the spirit inside of her and manages to stop Kanon from tasing him again by praising her song. As Keima sends Elsie to investigate, they learn Kanon was once a member of the pop idol group Citron before they disbanded and has never played any songs from her old band. Kanon's need for attention was the result of people not noticing her in the past. Keima later receives an email from Kanon and cheers up the depressed Kanon at her television shoot. Kanon continues sending Keima an obsessive number of emails to visit her whenever she feels down. With the relationship going smoothly, Keima agrees to come to Kanon's Christmas Eve concert at Narusawa Seaside Hall, where she will perform in front of 10,000 people. On the day of the concert, Kanon is again nowhere to be found, and Keima knows it is time to go to the final stage of his plans to capture Kanon's heart.|
|7||7||"Flag.7.0 Shining Star"||November 17, 2010|
|As Kanon prepares for her concert, she soon gets second thoughts and fears that she will mess up and be forgotten again causing her to turn invisible. She leaves the stadium which sends the backstage staff looking for her. As the concert draws near, Keima finally finds Kanon at a nearby building. Keima knows why Kanon fears being unnoticed, telling her not to seek attention as proof as an idol, since her hard work to become one was the proof all along. With his encouragement and her fans cheering for her, Kanon kisses Keima, which causes the loose spirit in her to leave and be captured by Elsie. Kanon returns to the stadium and receives letters of congratulations for her progress thus far from her two former bandmates, Yuri and Lime. She goes up on stage and gives an amazing performance to the large crowd. As Keima and Elsie leave, he tells her his views on idols has not changed, but said Kanon not as an idol, but a shining star.|
|8||8||"Flag.8.0 Coupling With, With, With..."||November 24, 2010|
|This episode features four different perspectives happening on the same day. Elsie is angry that Keima called her useless for making his "lunch", due to having bizarre ingredients that are still alive. After her friend Chihiro Kosaka advises her on how to impress Keima, Elsie decides to make a strawberry cake for him. Unfortunately, she misunderstands the recipe instructions and mistakenly uses hellish ingredients instead of normal ones, causing many accidents including releasing a mandragon and blowing up the home economics classroom. At the same time, Keima irritates his English teacher Ichiro Kodama, who dislikes the fact Keima constantly plays games during class yet still manages to get perfect scores on tests. After getting into an argument with Keima about this at gym class, Kodama is chased by the mandragon. The mandragon eventually arrives at the Katsuragi residence, where it drops Elsie's cake. Keima returns home and finds Elsie's cake and eats it out of guilt. However, because he was hiding, Mari mistakes him for a thief and hits him on the head with a vase. Kodama arrives at the Katsuragi residence for his meeting with Mari, but sees the mandragon get eaten by the "lunch" that Elsie made earlier, scaring him away. Elsie returns home and vows to make another cake for Keima. Despite having eaten the cake, he tells her that he does not like sweets, much to her chagrin.|
|9||9||"Flag.9.0 Inside & Outside the Big Wall"
"Ōki na Kabe no Naka to Soto" (Flag.9.0 大きな壁の中と外)
|December 1, 2010|
|Keima orders Elsie to go to the school library to learn modern human history after learning her knowledge about human history is two centuries out of date. Instead, she becomes fascinated on a book about fire trucks. When she looks for more books about fire trucks, she asks one of the librarians, Shiori Shiomiya and detects a spirit inside of her. After bringing Keima to the library, the two are amazed that Shiori managed to find 458 books related to fire trucks. While Keima thinks Shiori used the library index, Shiori, deep in thought, wants to tell him she was able to find them as she remembered all the books she reads in the library but is too shy to speak up. The next day, Shiori arranges the books in the library and explains her love for books. Keima is aware how shy librarian girls like her are easy to figure out as they are a common character in games, but unlike games where he can read what the character is thinking, finding out what Shiori is thinking might be more difficult. As Shiori removes some books to be disposed of and laments to herself about their fate, Keima helps her get one book she cannot reach. Shiori tries to think on how to thank him but fumbles in her words while thanking him.|
|10||10||"Flag.10.0 Inside of Me..."
"Atashi no Naka no ......" (Flag.10.0 あたしの中の……)
|December 8, 2010|
|Shiori is embarrassed on what she said and tries to leave, but when Keima comments on why books are useless nowadays, with much courage and anger, she verbally calls him stupid before quickly leaving. Keima later reveals to Elsie that he is purposely angering Shiori in order for her to speak up. It is revealed Shiori has been unable to speak normally to people due to her shyness, so she has been exploring various books to compensate for this. The next day, the library committee has decided to add a media room to the library. Shiori tries to give her opinion to the committee but is too shy to speak up. Later, she catches Keima writing in one of the library books which he justifies that he was making corrections and comments how books cannot instantly be corrected, upsetting Shiori. The next afternoon, she catches Keima doing it again only to realize he is scribbling in his own book. In anger and confusion, she starts thinking out loud without realizing it until Keima points it out. The next day after that, Keima introduces himself to Shiori and talks about the library, now that she is speaking normally to him. With Shiori now speaking up, Keima decides it is time to capture her heart after finding a library notice to dispose library books for the media room.|
|11||11||"Flag.11.0 The Last Day"
"Oshimai no Hi" (Flag.11.0 おしまいの日)
|December 15, 2010|
|Shiori locks herself in and barricades the library to prevent the library committee from disposing of books for the media room. As the committee tries to get inside, Shiori falls asleep and dreams how her love for books began until she is awoken by Keima, who manages to enter the library through a hole at the rooftop made by Elsie with her raiment. Keima has come to support Shiori in her protest and stays close to her. The library committee cuts the electricity to the library, surprising Shiori and causes some books to fall over them. As she hugs Keima, Shiori tells him that only he understands her love for books and reasons for protecting them. However, Keima calls her a liar, saying that she did not barricade herself to protect her books, instead herself to the world. Keima already knew that she always wanted to socialize, but her fears of being misunderstood prevented that, which is why she reads books as an escape from the real world. Troubled with this revelation, Shiori feels unsure on what to do until Keima drags her out of the rubble of books, telling her that he will give her courage and kisses her, which releases the loose spirit from her body allowing Elsie to capture it. As the library committee enters the library, Shiori finally speaks up for herself and explains her reasons which the committee agrees to have a meeting. In the epilogue, Shiori feels like she has forgotten someone who was with her during her protest so she writes a story on what she remembers.|
|12||12||"Flag.12.0 More Than a God, Less Than a Human"
"Kami Ijou , Ningen Miman" (Flag.12.0 神以上、人間未満)
|December 22, 2010|
|Due to helping Elsie capture spirits, Keima has gathered a large backlog of new games he has not played yet. During the weekend, he plans to finish all the games in his room by playing six games at the same time, doing so with impressive speed while still managing to logically make the right choices and enjoy each game individually, but he suffers from burnout later on. Elsie finds this shocking yet bewildering and leaves him alone. Realizing he cannot finish all of his games at this pace, Keima decides to up the ante by playing twenty-four games at once. Keima finally manages to finish all of his backlog games except one as he is too tired to continue, but he soon starts hallucinating that all of the game girls he captured are encouraging him to not give up. Rejuvenated, he finally finishes the last game and "follows" his game girls into the game world where they all sing and dance together. The episode ends with an announcement for the second season of the anime and a new character introduced.|
The World God Only Knows II
|Title[n 1]||Original airdate[n 2]|
|13||1||"Flag.1.0 Flower in Bloom"
"Ikka Ryōran" (Flag.1.0 一花繚乱)
|April 12, 2011|
|After a brief recap of the first season, Keima Katsuragi theorized to Elsie on why the spirits are attracted to the girls he helped before until they get into an altercation with group of delinquents but Kusunoki Kasuga, the captain of the girls karate club, intervenes. As Kusunoki lectures Keima for his weakness, Elsie detects a spirit inside her. Despite learning from Elsie that most of the members of the girls karate club had quit due to Kusunoki's harsh attitude, Keima asks her to make him her apprentice to learn more about her. She refuses at first but reluctantly agrees due to Keima's bishōnen looks. Keima has no leads on how she really acts, until he sees her cuddling a cat, revealing that she has a soft side. Embarrassed and angry, Kusunoki tries to throw the cat out from the balcony but a manifestation of her appears and saves the cat. Keima realizes that this manifestation shows her soft side whenever she sees cute things. Tofully draw out her feminine side by doing the most girly thing, Elsie tells Kusunoki to go on a date with Keima much to their embarrassment as they both reluctantly agree.|
|14||2||"Flag.2.0 Problem Solved by the Fist"
"Ikken Rakuchaku" (Flag.2.0 一挙落着)
|April 19, 2011|
|Kusunoki is embarrassed on her date with Keima but still continues it hoping it will draw her feminine side out. After failing to connect themselves in their date, Keima and Kusunoki decide to eat an ice cream together, being the most romantic thing to do. After overcoming their embarrassments of doing so, the feminine side finally detaches from her and the two go head to head to fight for dominance. As they battle over inheriting the family dojo or living a life as a woman, Keima intervenes, telling them that they can just choose both and not sacrifice one for the other, in which he alludes to saying that a cat can be considered both cute and strong. Kusunoki admits from her feminine side that she enjoyed her date with Keima despite her earlier denial. The feminine side takes control of Kusunoki's body to kiss Keima as a last act to be remembered, which then releases the spirit inside of her and is captured by Elsie. Kusunoki still continues her martial arts and now accepts her femininity. Later, Elsie tries to explain to Keima the powers of the evil spirits. However, she is inadvertently sucked into a spirit capturing bottle belonging to her friend and fellow spirit hunter named Haqua du Lot Herminium.|
|15||3||"Flag.3.0 The Section Chief Cometh"
"Chikuchō, Kitaru." (Flag.3.0 地区長、来たる。)
|April 26, 2011|
|Elsie is glad to meet her friend Haqua, a genius who was one of the best students in their class and is now the section chief of her division. Haqua says she has captured 10 spirits, but she initially disbelieves Elsie having captured five of them already. A spirit is reported to be on the loose in the area due to a failure of another spirit hunter. Keima, already aware that Haqua was the spirit hunter who failed to capture the spirit, offers to find the spirit at school in exchange for telling him what the evil spirits are. Haqua explains the spirits are the souls of the demons who were overthrown and sealed by demons who opposed their wicked ways. However, they managed to escape and hide in the hearts of young girls, by which the spirit hunters are tasked to capture them before they are reincarnated as demonic children. Deducing that the spirit feeds on negative emotions, Keima leads Haqua to the school theater, the most depressing place on campus. Keima decides to leave everything to Haqua, but she confesses that she has yet to capture a spirit and lied about it to save face. Elsie confirms to Haqua that the spirit has been found inside the school theater.|
|16||4||"Flag.4.0 The Section Chief Regains Her Pride"
"Chikuchō, Hokori o Torimodosu." (Flag.4.0 地区長、誇りを取り戻す。)
|May 3, 2011|
|The spirit has gotten powerful from feeding on the negative emotions of the unconscious students around them, which it then escapes to the roof by possessing the students to stop Haqua and Elsie. Haqua is distraught as she has failed to live up to her expectations, which allows the spirit to possesses her. By the time Keima and Elsie reach the roof, Haqua is under the control of the spirit, and it uses her and the possessed students to capture them. The only way for Haqua to be freed from its control is to calm the negative emotions in her heart. Haqua is ashamed for having lied to Elsie, inasmuch as to be thought of as a role model. Despite what she did, Elsie embraces her, still looking up to her as the greatest spirit hunter in her eyes. Haqua is finally able to break free from the control of the spirit. Haqua fends off the possessed students, and the spirit is then captured by Elsie. Haqua thanks Keima for his help and for not revealing her ruse to Elsie earlier. Keima congratulates Elsie on a good job, leading her to buy both Keima and Haqua lunch to celebrate.|
|17||5||"Flag.5.0 It Always Raining When We Get There"
"Tadoritsuitara Itsumo Ame Furi" (Flag.5.0 たどりついたらいつも雨ふり)
|May 10, 2011|
|After learning there are still 60,000 spirits to be captured before his contract is finished, Keima goes into a depression, not helping matters when his classmate the cheerful Chihiro Kosaka makes fun of him. Elsie later detects a spirit nearby, and it just so happens to be inside Chihiro, much to Keima's horror. Keima refuses to assist Elsie this time since Chihiro has no known unique traits that stand out. However, they watch her confessing to a boy, only to see her get rejected. The next day, Keima attempts to console Chihiro, only for her to revert to her old self, revealing that she has been getting turned down by many guys she fancies. Keima scolds Chihiro for playing around with love, but she strikes back with his obsession with bishōjo games, which strikes a deep cord within him. An even more depressed Keima locks himself in his room for days until he decides to come back to school but refusing to speak with anyone. Worried about him, Ayumi Takahara visits Keima, who has fainted from not eating.|
|18||6||"Flag.6.0 10% Chance of Rain"
"10% no Ameyohou" (Flag.6.0 10%の雨予報)
|May 17, 2011|
|Ayumi, after hearing about their argument, tells Keima to make up with Chihiro. After Ayumi shares lunch with him, Keima learns that all the girls he has helped in the past still have remnants of their feelings for him. Ayumi later tricks both Keima and Chihiro to do cleaning duty together, where Chihiro is truly sorry for insulting him. Keima soon discovers by chance that Chihiro now has a crush on a boy named Yuta. Chihiro asks Keima to teach her some techniques to win over her new crush, since she admits that she does not take love seriously. The following morning, Elsie indirectly points out to Keima that he would not have to be directly involved with Chihiro in filling the emptiness in her heart if he were to help her. Overjoyed by this revelation, he gathers information on Yuta which he then formulates into a plan, where he helps Chihiro get a notable impression from Yuta. As Keima teaches Chihiro in his final plan to get her to confess to Yuta tomorrow, Chihiro start to take an interest with Keima.|
|19||7||"Flag.7.0 Singing in the Rain"||May 24, 2011|
|As Keima prepares Chihiro to finally confess to Yuta, it is then that Chihiro, beginning to have second thoughts, realizes her feelings for Keima and decides to call off the confession. However, Keima is angry that all his effort into this preparation was for naught, but Chihiro leaves with saying that she will never be special like the other girls. Since he never considered her feelings and focused primarily on the confession, Keima decides to make amends in order to capture her heart. By the time he finds Chihiro on a ship, she confesses that she started liking him for also being disappointed with the real world. He then corrects her that he never has given up on himself, despite his dislike with the real world, thereby she should do the same. When Chihiro tries protest that someone as average as her can never be special, Keima kisses her by surprise and tells her as long as she truly wants it, nothing can stop her from becoming special. This forces the spirit out, which is then captured by Elsie. With the spirit gone, Chihiro becomes more cheerful and confident, motivated to start her own rock band. As for Keima, he starts to question his life after remembering the girls he helped before.|
|20||8||"Flag.8.0 Her First Errand"
"Hajimete no☆Otsukai" (Flag.8.0 はじめての☆おつかい)
|May 31, 2011|
|"Flag.8.5 Tea for Three."
"3-Nin de ocha o." (Flag.8.5 3人でお茶を。)
Keima learns that a rare first edition of a bishōjo game called "Love Tears" will be on sale at another town, so he goes there the next morning with Elsie tagging along. After teaching Elsie the history of bishōjo games and difference between many editions of the same game, Keima tasks Elsie to buy the game while he goes to a game fair. When she finally finds it, she discovers three different editions of "Love Tears" and correctly chooses the expensive one. Unfortunately, Elsie instead buys the anime version of "Love Tears" by mistake, which Keima suspected so he bought the game at the game fair just in case.
Later, Haqua arrives at the Katsuragi residence and asks for their assistance for a report of the capture of the spirit that fed on negative emotions at the academy. They use a magical scale model of the school, including autonomous dolls of them and the students that follow their command by a mic. After Keima helps complete her report, Haqua purposely changes the event of when they had arrived at the theater, saying that he clung to her instead of the other way around. Haqua destroys the mic to prevent Keima from changing her version of the incident. She unfortunately reported beforehand that Keima harassed her during that time, which is displayed by their respective dolls. Much to Haqua's embarrassment and Elsie's anger, they attack him in misunderstanding, accidentally letting the dolls loose. After helping recover the dolls, Haqua thanks them for their help, yet Elsie wonders if Haqua used the report as an excuse to visit Keima.
|21||9||"Flag.9.0 Class 2-B Miss Nagase"
"2-Nen B-gumi Nagase-sensei" (Flag.9.0 2年B組長瀬先生)
|June 7, 2011|
|Jun Nagase, idealistic and upbeat, is assigned as a new student teacher for the class taught by Yuri Nikaidō. Jun, at first bewildered that everyone is indifferent to Keima playing video games during class, believes that he is a problem child, after all the other teachers explain their issues with him. She leaves with fear after trying to talk to him about it, but a spirit later enters her body when she had the resolve to help him open up. When Keima and Elsie learn about this, Keima finds his next target difficult since he is aware that a teacher cannot easily fall in love with a student unless they eventually see each other as equals. As Keima leaves the campus to figure out his plan, Jun catches sight of him, thinking he is ditching school. After dragging him to have lunch with her, she offers him to talk to her about his assumed problems. However, Keima does not like this unprecedented event since it will take too long for him to capture her heart.|
|June 14, 2011|
|Keima has an idea to quickly grow his relationship with Jun by forcing her to hate him and then turning those feelings into love, though this plan backfires as it only causes her to be more concerned about him. After finally getting him alone in class, Jun tell Keima her belief of him using video games as a form of escape from reality, but he scolds her for judging him by her own standards. With no other choice and a change of plans, Keima asks Nikaidō for more information about Jun, which she agrees to in exchange for helping her in her schoolwork. Meanwhile, Jun still affected by what Keima told her earlier, decides to help his class in their schoolwork after Ichiro Kodama insults them as failures. But when the students tell her that they do not have the zeal to improve themselves, a frustrated Jun inadvertently berates them before storming out the classroom. Keima later finds out that Jun and Nikaidō were both on the girls basketball team before it disbanded over an incident in the past.|
|23||11||"Flag.11.0 There's Always a Sun in Your Heart"
"Itsumo Kokoro ni Taiyō o" (いつも心に太陽を)
|June 21, 2011|
|Jun, going to a professional wrestling match, finds Keima sitting in her seat, thanks to Elsie discreetly duplicating her ticket, and is forced to sit with him during the match. After she wonders why her students had refused her help, Keima asks Jun why the girls basketball team was disbanded when she was captain. He then concludes that it was her selfish idealism that forced the other members to quit, despite her claiming her focus on perfecting their teamwork. She leaves the stadium in anger after hearing his words. The next day, Jun enters the class in a marathon race in hopes to help them bond, but, as the students feel pressured by this, Jun runs away after calling them all selfish. Keima then unexpectedly calls out their behavior before suddenly disappearing from the classroom. As Jun arrives at the old girls basketball team locker room, Keima confronts her for still remaining the same way since her team disbanded. Going into the school gymnasium, Keima consoles and convinces her never to give up and to try as hard as she can to make her students accept her ideals. Jun cheers up when the whole class comes to find her to apologize, much to her joy. Jun is unaware that Keima predetermined the events, purposely having the students start to dislike him then having them worry about her. As her internship comes to a finish, Keima asks Jun to return to the school someday, in which Jun promises to become a much better teacher by then. She then kisses him, finally expelling the spirit inside of her.|
|24||12||"Flag.12.0 Summer Wars"
"Samā Uōzu" (サマーウォーズ)
|June 28, 2011|
|Though with its poor character design, Keima plays a bishōjo game called "One Leaf", yet quickly falls in love with heroine Yotsuba Sugimoto, believing she is his ideal game heroine. Keima enjoys the game so much, that he decides to play it at a slow pace, ignoring everyone throughout the whole day, much to Elsie's chagrin and Haqua's confusion. Later that night, Keima receives an email from its game studio, who asks Keima to help them create a bishōjo game under his direction. As Keima thinks of ideas for the game, his inner minds soon start arguing over what is ideal and perfect. However, this war finally stops when all of them remember the importance of a bishōjo game. With that in mind, Keima contacts the game studio to tell them to make a good game. As the season finale comes to an end, including a preview of the new cast of heroines for Keima in the next season, Keima ends the episode saying that although he does not accept reality, he can still discover a way to be a part of it.|
The World God Only Knows III: Goddesses
|Title[n 1]||Original airdate[n 2]|
|25||1||"Flag. 1.0 When the Sun Goes Down"||July 8, 2013|
|Keima explains to the audience how he has captured fourteen girls and two unique girls after the last season. Meanwhile, Kanon is preparing for her school tests, but ends up talking with her split personality, Apollo, who claims to be a goddess. The next day, Keima and Elsie meet up with Tenri and within her, Diana. Diana wants Keima to marry Tenri as Tenri's love for Keima increases her powers, which he refuses. When asked to explain what she is, Diana reveals she is a goddess, one of the Jupiter Sisters, who helped the New Demons of Hell against the Weiss, when they attempted to take over the three realms of Earth, Heaven and Hell, and control all souls. After defeating them, the Jupiter Sisters sacrificed themselves by sealing themselves together with the Weiss, but they escaped ten years ago. Diana asks Keima to help find her sisters and reveals they reside in his past conquests, who did not forget their memories with him. At the same time, Kanon is stalked by a hooded stranger much to her worry. When Kanon spots her stalker during her test, she runs into Keima's arms. Kanon reveals to him she still remembers her time with him and declares she loves him much to their class' shock. Realizing Kanon has a goddess inside of her, he drags her away from everyone, only for Apollo to take over Kanon and run away, believing Keima is an innocent bystander. However, as she attempts to find a place to hide, Apollo is attacked and stabbed by her stalker who reveals herself to be Lune of Vintage.|
|26||2||"Flag. 2.0 Scrambled Formation"
"Sukuranburu Fōmēshon" (スクランブルフォーメーション)
|July 15, 2013|
|Apollo casts a warning in the sky to her sisters to trust no one before succumbing to her wounds. Lune attempts to finish her but is stopped by Nikaidō. Keima, Diana, Elsie and Haqua have Apollo taken to the Katsuragi household where they discover the magic dagger used on Apollo and Kanon is ancient Weiss magic and the culprits are Vintage, a group of demons who wish to resurrect the Weiss. With Kanon having a week to live, Keima must find the other four goddesses to heal her before Vintage gets them. To accomplish this without incident, Elsie disguises herself as Kanon and Keima tricks his mother to go to South America. Partnering with Haqua who is disguised as Elsie, Keima uses the rumor of Kanon's confession to see the reactions of his prior conquests, who will act jealous if they remember falling in love with him. Keima narrows his suspects to Ayumi, Chihiro, Shiori and Tsukiyo Kujyo, who were all embarrassed around him. When he at first thinks Yui Goido is not a goddess host due to not remembering him, a confused Keima is surprised when Yui confesses her love for him, which Shiori and Haqua mistake the cross-dressing Yui as a boy who is being intimate with Keima. With his five suspects, Keima must now make them fall in love with him again which will fuel the goddesses' powers and determine if they're a host.|
|27||3||"Flag. 3.0 5 Home"||July 22, 2013|
|Keima plans to spend an hour each with the girls to raise their affection for him without any of them encountering each other with Haqua's help. He manages to succeed with Tsukiyo on the bus but compilations occur when the 2B-Pencils finish band practice early which leaves Haqua with Chihiro. As a result, he misses Yui but continues by walking home with Ayumi and Miyako. Unfortunately, Haqua and Chihiro are heading in the same direction which prompts him to take Ayumi and Miyako inside the mall. After making sure Chihiro is busy with Haqua, he has a private talk with Ayumi that he won't give up on her. Next, he meets up with Chihiro at the music store where he praises a song she wrote. Later, he heads towards the library to meet with Shiori where he finds a story written about them that resembles her conquest with the roles reversed but his character is killed due to the rumors with Kanon. Shiori spots him reading her story but Keima uses this to make additions to her story which serves as a medium to convey their feelings to each other. Outside, Keima spots Yui who has been following him and much to his discomfort, Yui is hitting on him despite knowing Keima's a playboy and wants him to crossdress as a girl. The next day, Nora arrives with orders from their higher ups that the spirit hunters are to find goddesses from Heaven. Suspicious, Keima has Haqua get more information from Nora while he continues his conquests.|
|28||4||"Flag. 4.0 Doll Roll Hall"||July 29, 2013|
|Keima arrives at the library whereupon Shiori allows him to read her story while being watched. Meanwhile, Nora discovers Kanon and demands an explanation from Haqua. In the library Keima discovers that Luna, Tsukiyo's doll, is Vulcanus who warns Keima never to approach Tsukiyo again. Attempting to stop Vulcanus from being discovered, he approaches Tsukiyo not realizing she is in fact truly Vulcanus controlling objects. With both Vulcanus and Tsukiyo mad at Keima for cheating on her, he makes Tsukiyo remember the promise he made to her. Succumbing to her pity for his injury, Tsukiyo kisses Keima whereupon she grows wings. Nora explains to Haqua that Vintage have infiltrated the spirit hunters and the search order for the goddesses is a plot to capture them. Reunited, Diana and Vulcanus combine their powers to remove the cursed dagger but Apollo turns Kanon's body into a liquid state as a preservation measure. After making a deal with Nora to help them, Haqua expresses her feelings for Keima only to be interrupted by Diana. Diana is angry that Vulcanus manage to regain her wings while she hasn't despite Tenri having loved Keima longer. After Keima calms her, Diana realizes her hatred for Keima is preventing the restoration of her powers and tries to accept him. As Tenri heads home, Diana's wings appear.|
|29||5||"Flag. 5.0 Punch and Date"
"Panchi de Dēto" (ぱんちDEでーと)
|August 05, 2013|
|Keima sends Tsukiyo home warning Vulcanus not to reveal herself while he searches for the other goddesses. Unexpectedly, Yui has come to Keima's home to ask him out. Keima explains to Haqua he must now conquer Yui before Vintage realizes she has a goddess. The next day, Keima crossdress as a girl which gains Yui interest to awaken her past memories while unknowingly being overseen by Shiori. After Keima asks her out for a date, the goddess Mars finally awakens inside of Yui. As the crossdressing couple spend time together on their date at an amusement park, Keima is kidnapped by a Vintage agent. Wishing to save Keima, Yui's love for him finally restores Mars' powers which she defeats the agent who is revealed to be Haqua which was a part of Keima's plan to awaken her powers. Yui proclaims her love for Keima and kisses him, which restore Mars' wings. After explaining everything to Yui and Mars and warning them to be careful, Keima and Haqua head home only to encounter one of Elsie's live ingredients. As Keima, Elsie and Haqua have dinner, Nikaidō watches over them.|
|30||6||"Flag. 6.0 About me"
"Watashi ni Tsuite." (私について。)
|August 12, 2013|
|Shiori is having trouble finishing her novel for the Mai High Festival due to her conflicting feelings for Keima. She then notices a young girl, who is actually her goddess, and chases after only to meet up with a crossdressing Keima. As she inquires his crossdressing and eat at a Ramen shop, Shiori tells Keima that she wants to make a story of him. Keima explains to Haqua that with Shiori's boosted confidence after their talk, she can now finish writing her novel. But the next day, Shiori is suffering writer's block so Keima decides to stay with her at the library to help her. After several drafts and procrastination by reading books, Keima eventually tells Shiori to write about herself especially when they both lock themselves in the library. Realizing Keima was there and kissed her during that time, Shiori starts writing. The next morning, Keima reads her story about her life at the library which ends with her declaring she loves Keima. The goddess Minerva involuntarily reveals herself to Keima and immediately reverts to Shiori as Keima rewards her hard work with a kiss on the cheek, causing her to grow wings. After Keima leaves, Minerva introduces herself to her host and Shiori contemplates that she has found her voice and is eager to finish her novel.|
|31||7||"Flag. 7.0 Bad Medicine"||August 19, 2013|
|Keima gets sick from a cold so Nora's partner Ryo is ordered to watch over him. With two targets left, Keima decides to use his cold to get Ayumi to visit him by calling her while he calls Chihiro not to come so both of them won't visit at the same time. At his home, Ayumi decides to stay to take care of Keima after seeing him sick. Just when things were going according to his plan, Chihiro unexpectedly visits no thanks to Ryo letting her in. With no choice, Keima hides Ayumi under his bed as Chihiro takes care of him while trying to simultaneously raise both girls affection. After Chihiro leaves the bedroom after singing her song for him, Keima tries to explain to an angry Ayumi nothing is going on between him and Chihiro. But Chihiro knocks on the door and confesses to Keima which he feigns ignorance before she leaves. Keima tries to call Chihiro but Ayumi contacts her first where she admits she heard Chihiro's confession and supports her. Keima's is bewildered when Ayumi is no longer angry and leaves but not before telling him to be nice to Chihiro.|
|32||8||"Flag. 8.0 Goddess Mix"
"Megami Mikkusu" (めがみみっくす)
|August 26, 2013|
|While attending a meeting between the section chiefs in New Hell, Haqua questions Dokuro Skull if Vintage have infiltrated the spirit hunters which the latter denies. However, Haqua is arrested by Public Safety which she later learns to her shock from Nora that Vintage have also infiltrated the highers ups and Dokuro Skull was the one who ordered her arrest. Back at Earth, Keima gathers all the awakened goddesses at his house in order to undo the spell cast on Kanon and awaken Apollo. During the ritual, Keima is brought to Apollo's realm. There, Apollo reveals she cannot leave now as she stopping the power of the Weiss from spreading the city but can only do so for three more days. Kanon and Apollo put their faith on him and grow their wings before he returns home. While Majima High prepares for their upcoming festival, Ayumi becomes a participant of a pageant as Chihiro invites Keima on a date. On their date, Keima plans to kiss Chihiro as he suspects she has a goddess to awaken her powers. As Keima looks for a perfect spot to be alone, Chihiro agrees with Keima to look for one where there aren't any people around. Back in New Hell, Lune searches for more information about Haqua.|
|33||9||"Flag. 9.0 Absent Lovers"||September 02, 2013|
|Chihiro and Keima head to the rooftop to continue their date. As they are about to kiss, Chihiro asks him to be gentle as this is her first time, which leads Keima to realize that Chihiro doesn't have a goddess as she does not remember her first kiss with him. Also, she confesses that she was in love with him long before her conquest. Chihiro asks him if he loves her and kisses him but Keima, knowing he must now conquer Ayumi, lies to her saying he doesn't and only dated her as revenge for making fun of him. A heartbroken Chihiro runs away where-after an angry Ayumi, who witnessed what Keima did, kicks him and leaves, later crying while her goddess scolds her for falling in love with him. At home, Keima gets depressed about what he did to Chihiro but is later cheered up by Tenri. The next day, the Mai High Festival begins and Keima learns from Elsie that the festival existed long before the Academy's founding after which Keima notices the Academy's emblem is a goddess. Seeing a connection, Keima heads to the theater where he discovers the entry and exit of the underground tunnel has been sealed. Keima and Elsie then head to the sea to Point Rock, while being watched by Akari Kurakawa, one of his past conquest and Nikaidō, his homeroom teacher. There, Keima and Elsie discover that inside Point Rock is a lair where Vintage are raising Weiss in eggs to be reborn. Despite what he uncovered, Keima decides not to intervene as it is not his battle and chooses to continue his conquest of Ayumi.|
|34||10||"Flag. 10.0 Labyrinth"
|September 09, 2013|
|Ayumi is still angry with Keima but is forced to work with him after he becomes the 2-B Class Cafe barista. Keima tries to talk with Ayumi but her anger and Chihiro being there doesn't help. Meanwhile, Lune orders Vintage to target all of Keima's past conquests. At the forest, Keima tries to stop Ayumi from revealing to Chihiro that she's also in love with Keima but the three of them are captured by agents of Vintage until Haqua saves them. It is revealed Dokuro Skull had to arrest Haqua or Vintage would have killed her so now she frees her and tells Haqua to help Keima and stop Vintage's plans. After defeating the Vintage agents, Haqua and Keima lie to Ayumi and Chihiro what happen earlier was part of Special Effect Film Society. As Haqua reveals to Keima that all of his past conquests where captured by Vintage after they correctly suspect the Goddesses were hiding in them, Ayumi heads home as Nora offers her assistance to watch her. As Chihiro is dragged to his home, Keima, Diana and Haqua realize Vintage plan is to release the Weiss on Earth by killing the goddesses at Point Rock which will open a gate from New Hell. Knowing he must awaken Mercurius inside of Ayumi so the goddesses combine powers can stop Vintage, Keima heads to Ayumi's home with Haqua and Chihiro, who overheard his plans.|
|35||11||"Flag. 11.0 SHOW ME"||September 16, 2013|
|As Ayumi contemplates on what Keima said to her, Keima ask her to meet him at Kozue River. Haqua explains to Chihiro why Keima has to make Ayumi fall in love with him as he tries to make her like him again. However, their date is constantly interrupted by Vintage which Chihiro suggests she, Keima and Ayumi stay at Miyako's home. However, Chihiro seemingly reveals Keima's plans to Ayumi, causing Ayumi to slap him and storm off. Akari and Nikaidō assess their failed efforts to protect the Goddesses and decide to put their trust on Keima. Meanwhile, Chihiro reveals she told Ayumi the truth so that Keima would love Ayumi genuinely and Ayumi would no longer worry about her. To see if Keima is honestly in love with her, Ayumi asks that he marry her which Keima agrees, even in front of her parents. Given a wedding dress while being proposed to, Ayumi declines all of Keima's confessions as unsatisfactory and runs off telling him she'll be waiting for him at the harbor. As Nora watches over Ayumi and Ryō places decoys around town to fool Vintage, Keima and Chihiro head to Ayumi's location as Haqua defends them against Lune.|
|36||12||"Flag. 12.0 The Memory of My First Love"
"Hajimete Koi o Shita Kioku" (初めて恋をした記憶)
|September 23, 2013|
|As they head to Ayumi's location, Chihiro tells Keima he should tell the truth to Ayumi as unknown to Keima, she already told Ayumi that he was trying to win her heart for something important. At the harbor, Keima tell Ayumi he will honestly tell the truth if she ask anything before continuing their wedding. When she ask if he really loves her, Keima answers he doesn't. After some bickering between the two, Ayumi tells Keima no one should manipulate her feelings as she does love him before kissing him, finally awakening Mercurius' powers. Just when it seems Vintage will capture them, Diana flies and rescues Mercurius and loyalist spirit hunters led by Akari battle Vintage at Point Rock which Akari tells Keima his work is done and he may leave. As the Goddesses and spirit hunters rescue Keima's former conquests, fight Vintage and destroy Point Rock, Keima and Chihiro heads to his home to get her guitar. Chihiro ask Keima if there was something special in her that he tried to conquer her which he lies there wasn't which she also lies she's ok before they say goodbye. On the night of the concert, the 2B Pencils and Kanon sing Chihiro's song as Keima watches. As the credits roll, Keima's past conquest enjoy the festival while the Goddesses spread their wings which only Chihiro sees. Keima heads to the roof tops and cries, apologizing to Chihiro for hurting her while Chihiro struggles to hold her tears to finish her song after remembering her love for Keima. In the epilogue, Mari returns from her trip to South America, all of Vintage were captured and their plans to resurrect the Weiss have been foiled, Haqua is reinstated as spirit hunter while Nora is promoted to Head Section Chief thanks to Keima's deal for her to take credit in finding the Goddesses. As for Keima, everything became normal again but his feelings changed while playing his games because of what happened to Chihiro.|
|No.||Title||Original release date|
|0||"Flag.0"||September 17, 2010|
|A preview OVA that was released together with Volume 10 of the manga. Hosted by Hiro Shimono and Kanae Itō who voice Keima and Elsie respectively, the hosts introduce and talk about the series, the anime and their characters. Included in the end is a short animated prologue which introduces Elsie and her induction as a spirit hunter.|
|1||"4 Girls and an Idol"
"Yonin to Aidoru" (４人とアイドル)
|September 16, 2011|
|Chihiro forms a rock band with her friends Elsie, Ayumi and Miyako. But their music is horrible and needs more practice; Elsie suggests forming a light music club after viewing an anime about it. They seek a club room, however, Mr. Kodama, the head of the arts clubs, gives them a challenge: If they can get 100% on their next English tests, they will get a club room, otherwise they will have extra class work. Chihiro at first wants to give up on the club idea but when Kanon comes back to school to take her tests and tells the band that she will be performing for the school fall dance festival, she changes her mind and wants the band to be on stage together with Kanon. In order to help them, Elsie drags Keima to help teach her, Chihiro, Ayumi and later Kanon for their english test. Keima refuses since most of the girls were his past conquest but reluctantly agrees after Elsie assures him that they don't remember that. However, Chihiro, Ayumi and Kanon acts awkward and embarrass every time he teaches them but he manages to give them helpful tips for their tests. By the time their results are out, Miyako, Chihiro and Ayumi manage to get 100% except Elsie but a joyful Kodama allows the club to be formed because Keima got 99% as the latter was bothered by the girls behavior. Kanon also got 100% as well but was more happy to have made new friends. Now with their own club room, Chihiro's band, The 2-B Pencils starts practicing.|
|October 16, 2012|
|Part 1 of the Tenri Arc. Summer Vacation begins, but Keima's plan of nonstop gaming is interrupted by his mother to meet her friend Mrs Ayukawa and her shy daughter Tenri, his childhood friend from ten years who Keima doesn't remember. Elsie's detects a spirit inside Tenri, but Keima isn't interested and just wants to play games. But both of them see Tenri at the mall with a different, colder personality, which Keima reluctantly accepts to capture her heart. Meanwhile, Tenri is lectured by Diana, her other personality who, despite her dislike for him, Diana suggests Tenri should try to rekindle her relationship with Keima but the latter is too shy. Tenri is confronted by Nora, a Spirit hunter and her human partner Ryō Asama. Nora, who is known to force spirits out from humans by violent means, reads Tenri mind and thinks Keima is the cause of her possession and plans to kill him. But after Nora captures Keima and Elsie explains that he is her partner, Nora decides torture his mind instead. Keima has a dream of being with Yokkyun which Nora "kills" her which angers Keima that he breaks free from Nora's restrains and scares her away. As Nora plans to kill Keima despite knowing Elsie will die as well, Keima, Elsie and Tenri hides at the school theater. Concluding Diana is not like other spirits, Keima tasks Elsie to find another spirit to fool Nora. Alone with Tenri, Diana corrects Keima that she is not a spirit. When Tenri shows Keima a secret tunnel under the theater, he starts to remember his past with Tenri.|
|December 18, 2012|
|Part 2 of the Tenri Arc. As they journey through the tunnel, Keima remembers an incident ten years ago during a field trip at the beach. While he and Tenri were on a sailing ship, an earthquake struck which stranded the ship off the coast. Hoping to find a way back to the mainland, they went into a tunnel under the ship where Tenri falls for Keima due to his bravery and giving her his lunch. However, another earthquake struck which knocked out Keima. Tenri and Diana reveal after that happened, creatures called Weiss (which Keima later realizes are the evil spirits) appeared surrounding him and Tenri until Diana helped them escape to the theater after the former agreed to let Diana take over her body. Realizing there's a connection between Diana and the spirits, she reveals she was the one who sealed the spirits in Hell. Unfortunately, Nora and Ryō find them. Knowing Nora will keep chasing them until she captures a spirit, Keima has a plan. They fool Nora into believing a weak spirit that Diana captured is Tenri's spirit by having Elsie release it after Tenri stands up to Nora's accusations that she hates Keima and confesses she loves him. Keima kisses her in front of Nora to make it look real. With Nora no longer after them, Keima wants to know more about the Weiss but Diana tells him she will give him the answers the next time they meet. The next day, Keima and Elsie are surprised to discover the Ayukawas are their new neighbors. As the credits roll with scenes of the current and new characters of the series, Elsie announces the third season of the anime and a new OVA.|
|4||"Magical Star Kanon 100%"
"Majikaru Sutā Kanon 100%" (マジカル☆スターかのん100%)
|June 18, 2013|
|Elsie heads for an audition where the winner gets to play as Kanon's little sister on her kid TV show Weather Girl Magical Girl Kanon. As she is refused entry for being too old, Elsie detects a spirit and heads into the TV Station to find Kanon, who has been turned into a child. As Elsie decides to capture the spirit herself, Kanon is mistaken by her manager Okada for one of the young girls here for the audition and is brought into the studio. Using the alias, Maron Nakagawa, she befriends a shy girl named Kozue, who's a fan of hers. When Kanon sees another person who looks like her coming to the studio, Elsie realizes it is the spirit in disguise who is using the audition to find a host. Kanon manages to prove she is the real one by singing one of her songs which the impostor reacts negatively and reveals its true form while knocking out the adults and kidnapping the girls. Realizing her songs, which are filled with positive energy affects the spirit, Kanon is determined to save her fans which turns her into a real Magical girl. As she flies to the roof and confronts the spirit, she sings her songs which turns her body back to normal and weakens the spirit which Elsie is able to capture it. Relieved, Kanon passes out and later wakes up to find herself back in the studio. Believing at first everything was just a dream, Kozue reveals she remembers everything which Kanon tells her to keep it a secret and selects her as her little sister. Elsie heads home with the spirit only to chase another one who has turned her into a child as well.|
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