The World God Only Knows #10 — Books Suck

December 8th, 2010


Suck it, LeVar Burton.


Yawn. This arc isn’t getting any better, but I suppose that it’s not getting any worse either. That’s an improvement from the last couple. I already went over the issues in presentation of having Shiori be a motor mouth to the audience but then try to sell that she never talks, so let’s just move on to the humor. Oh wait, this arc has almost none of that. The plot then. Keima tries to get a rise out of her. Then The Man says books must die.

And there you have episode 10.

This could have been done in five minutes. Hell, I’m not sure it needed to be done at all. Keima’s toying with her is completely eclipsed by the (assumably) more important thing of her little sanctuary where she turns into a naked fairy being destroyed. I was admittedly bored by their interactions already, but if they’re going to spend 10 bloody minutes on it and how he’s "liberating her heart" then make it meaningful. Don’t just trump it by throwing in some completely unrelated thing about 80 times more important to her out of nowhere. That just reeks of space and time filler which stifles this show enough as it is.

And this arc will probably go on for two more episodes. Ye gods.

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7 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Ransom says:

    This was a nice episode, at least better than the last one… Now, if they actually intend to extend the next chapter for two episodes, that’ll certainly kill the show. I don’t see a way to do that without making the thing intolerable.

  • Chen says:

    This or My Little Sister for most disappointing show of this season?

  • Aex says:

    Shiori is adorable, therefore this is watchable. It was cliche, but still cute when she started mixing up her inner and outer voices.

  • Tylon says:

    I was shocked to hear a person named ‘Wakaki’…
    He got too much time to spend?

  • The Phantom says:

    Bha! I have still to watch last week episode, and seriously dont feel like watching that one anytime soon. Why japanese insist on the shy girl/cute wannabe stereotype?, its so freaking boring to watch.

    I would pick this over my little sister cant be more bitchy anytime however, at least this one had some decent episodes, cant say the same about the former, it has always been bad.

  • Jack says:

    This episode was fair.

    I doubt they’ll drag is arc out two more episodes unless she has some hidden opium habit. They’ll probably finish this next week and the final episode will be an orgy with all four girls suddenly remembering being spirited away and anal probed by a gamer and a closet lesbian demon janitor.

  • Takebou says:

    Nah, this arc’ll end with the next episode.