The World God Only Knows #07 — Padding

November 17th, 2010


At least it was a short episode!

Sorry about the downtime. Apparently the server I’m on had some kind of file system meltdown.


I guess I can keep this brief because this episode was only about 12 minutes long. First they, rehashed things from the last episode for about five minutes. Then the episode basically ended about 16 minutes in and they had a two song concert to fill up the remaining seven minutes of the episode. And because writing and animating is expensive, they recycled clips constantly through it in order to be Earth friendly. Stellar. It’s not like the middle part was fine art either. This whole episode could have been done in approximately 3 minutes.

So a crappy end to a mediocre at best arc. No comedy, the drama was puerile, and out of three episodes, they filled nearly 15 minutes of it with montages of her singing. Kanon vanishes because it creates drama and everything is made better because Keima had the Herculean job of pointing out the legions of fans chanting her name. That’s all it boiled down to. "Suddenly I doubt myself!" "Don’t be sad." "Oh, now I’m better." At least in the other two arcs, Keima had to do something besides show up. And now I look forward to her dropping off the face of the show’s plot for the remainder of this season, completely forgotten.


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17 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • sage says:

    Bernkastel is pulling the strings of this anime. I just know it.

  • Ransom says:

    Well… At least is over.

    This was the worst arc so far. Clearly aimed at type B otakus, the pase was slow and there was a clear sense of marking in the way of music clips. I liked the manga arc but the anime made a mess out of it by outstreching it to the imposible.

  • Tylon says:

    Kind of expected this to happen. The original version does not have any more event from the part that was left off in the last episode.

    I laughed at the preview statement that was commented by Keima. Truth, truth but somehow somewhere is wrong…
    A picture of next episode can be found in the anime website; LC is baking a cake. It is not the filler chapter I want…

  • Adam says:

    I like how the manga doesn’t sing at you every 5 minutes.

  • Jun says:

    “This whole episode could have been done in approximately 3 minutes.”

    So true and the manga didn’t spend much time on this portion of Kanon’s arc either. Not sure why they decided to drag it out so much.

    • Myssa Rei says:

      Indeed, Kanon’s arc fast must faster in the manga (the earlier arcs tended to be like that). Unless the producers are setting up things for the recent Goddess Hunt arc that the manga is currently on…

      • tabs05 says:

        That could be it,unless you can count her hallucination as a foreshadowing to the goddess hunt arc.But that would be stretching it since they should have made this a 24 ep series then.Besides, if they do continue with another season it would be odd to just cram the rest in another 12 eps that wont come until summer or fall next year.

    • Kaisos says:

      Because they are very, very bad at adapting this manga.

  • Keith 'Azure Grimoire' Kurogane says:

    They stretched this arc too much…
    Now I fear for the next arc…

  • wilson191 says:

    This arc has to many singing….next arc will be silent treatment….talk about direct opposite…

    • Yue says:

      I have a gut feeling that next arc’s silent treatment is 100% better than; “Happy Happy Happy Crescent~O”

      If it doesn’t, I’ll kill an Omegalisk with a butter knife… XD

  • RaiKitsune says:

    Kanon is considered by fans to be one of the favorite girls. I have never understood this fact. I would much rather go for Hakua myself.

    • Myssa Rei says:

      She’s one of the earliest girls introduced, so of course she’s going to be one of those liked since she’s had time to build up a fanbase among readers (Mio and Shiori have similar followings).

      Strangely enough I didn’t see the same form around Ayumi.

      • Yue says:

        That’s just sad. Perhaps, the only thing that Ayumi could benefit from is that she’s a *[spoiler]*.