The World God Only Knows #11 — “Be Calmed By My Saliva”

December 15th, 2010


I’m just glad it’s over.


Yawn. At least I was wrong and this arc ended here instead of being stretched out another episode. I’m counting that as a win. Not that this episode moved by any means. It began with about two minutes of an insert song and Shiori puttering around the library. I also question the time lapses in this show. Or maybe the book club was too stupid to call anybody to open the library and actually did spend an entire evening circling it, trying to find a way in. Maybe even the whole night since they were all there in the morning. They could have at least ended it with something other than that awful anime indirect kiss cliche too. Ugh. Of all the bizarre courtship rituals of the free-range Japanese anime female, I think that’s the one I detest the most. Well, that and the winter display of plumage.

At least the direction was either painfully pretentious or exceedingly bizarre enough to sort of be amusing to watch. See, it’s deep because she’s both protected and trapped by books. She’s scared and just needed a booster shot of male saliva to… not be. All better now! Great work on that one, Keima. I simply love how the big climax to the arc had literally nothing to do with him. Shiori just suddenly started another one of her dumps before he explodes out of a pile of books to shove his tongue down her throat. Doesn’t top the random daruma close-up though. Not that’s quality directing. "Okay, serious conversation, so let’s show a closeup of Keima’s eyes. Now Shiori’s eyes. Who else is in that scene… hmm… Ah! The daruma. Get him on it too. Magnifique!"

Who am I kidding? The daruma was probably the most lifelike character of this whole episode.

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10 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Mesousa says:

    You watch Adventure Time? Awesome.

    Dude, try to do a Regular Show quote next time.

  • Nanaya says:

    …awful anime indirect kiss cliche … I think that’s the one I detest the most.

    For me, its that stupid obsession they have with underwear. I just don’t see the damn point to it.

  • Ransom says:

    I liked the insert song :) At least they didn’t make her sing :p

  • Jack says:

    Agreed. Drawn out arc.

    This arc could have been done in two episodes. The kiss was almost “rape-ish”. She was only in his proximity because all those Kindles fell over and pinned the two of them together. Otherwise, she was about as sexual as a mite.

    Everything was cold and slow.

  • Anonymous says:

    I wouldn’t call the song an insert song since it’s the full opening of “God only knows”, just that different parts of the song was played. The ep also had nice books.

  • Sporklord says:

    One more episode to go and I’m hoping for a girls all regain their memory ending. That way Keima can flip them all off and play his PSP as the credits roll.

  • Yue says:

    Am I the only one who thinks this show suffered from terrible pacing? It felt every arc just dragged on. It doesn’t have that compelling feeling of “I’ll buy this on Dvd and marathon the hi-res rollercoaster of love and drama for the bedroom’s home theater system”.

  • john says:

    people are so blind by the manga they like this awful show i mean its not good. boring as hell so drawn out should have kept it a manga. im a big fan of the manga but i think the anime is awful all in all this has been probley one of the worst anime seasons ive seen in years but dont go around saying this is the best anime ever cuz if you know anything about anime this show sucks

  • antiarakawa says:

    well I like the manga a lot and that is probably why I liked the anime in despise of its many flaws (one not commented is the last part of OP song which I do not like at all).
    the good side is that this series will be better than its dub version. I still have nightmares remembering the OP song of one piece in the dub version (something like: gotta go gotta go)