History YMMV / TheWorldGodOnlyKnows

8th Jan '18 5:26:25 PM sorako
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* EndingAversion: The ending of the manga was quite dividing. Many found it disappointed for what felt like a rushed conclusion, and left many plot-points unanswered. Some have even begun to develop their own FanFic that either explains the canon ending in greater detail, or changes it up entirely to end in a different way (including [[FanPreferredCouple Keima's choice regarding his harem]]).

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* EndingAversion: The ending of the manga was quite dividing. Many found it disappointed disappointing for what felt like a rushed conclusion, and left many plot-points unanswered. Some have even begun to develop their own FanFic that either explains the canon ending in greater detail, or changes it up entirely to end in a different way (including [[FanPreferredCouple Keima's choice regarding his harem]]).
8th Jan '18 5:25:39 PM sorako
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** Not even counting the ShipToShipCombat, the events of FLAG 268 itself caused a massive split in the fandom. People are either satisfied with how it ended, or are disappointed that it felt like a rushed conclusion, and left many plot-points unanswered. Some have even begun to develop their own FanFic that either explains the canon ending in greater detail, or changes it up entirely to end in a different way (including [[FanPreferredCouple Keima's choice regarding his harem]]).



* EndingAversion: The ending of the manga was quite dividing. Many found it disappointed for what felt like a rushed conclusion, and left many plot-points unanswered. Some have even begun to develop their own FanFic that either explains the canon ending in greater detail, or changes it up entirely to end in a different way (including [[FanPreferredCouple Keima's choice regarding his harem]]).



* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: This type of reaction was bound to happen for some fans from the moment it was announced that the 3rd anime season was going to be adapting the Goddess arc; effectively skipping the remaining conquest arcs that occur after Jun's conquest entirely. (With the exception of Tenri's arc, which was adapted in prior {{OVAs}}). After the first episode of the season aired, most fans were, predictably, disappointed that they weren't able to see the final conquests animated. However, on a brighter note, the first few minutes recapped the skipped conquests, with most of the footage being from Tsukiyo and Yui's arcs; showing that the skipped material has at least acknowledged to exist, and that the anime is mostly staying true to the manga...[[spoiler:with the exception of Fiore being adapted out.]] What also didn't help was that the Goddess Arc and the Mai-High Festival Arc add up to 76 chapters, considered by many to be far too much just for a 12 episode season. For comparison, the first two seasons only covered 43 chapters.

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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: This type of reaction was bound to happen for some fans from the moment it was announced that the 3rd anime season was going to be adapting the Goddess arc; effectively skipping the remaining conquest arcs that occur after Jun's conquest entirely. (With the exception of Tenri's arc, which was adapted in prior {{OVAs}}).{{OVA}}s). After the first episode of the season aired, most fans were, predictably, disappointed that they weren't able to see the final conquests animated. However, on a brighter note, the first few minutes recapped the skipped conquests, with most of the footage being from Tsukiyo and Yui's arcs; showing that the skipped material has at least acknowledged to exist, and that the anime is mostly staying true to the manga...[[spoiler:with the exception of Fiore being adapted out.]] What also didn't help was that the Goddess Arc and the Mai-High Festival Arc add up to 76 chapters, considered by many to be far too much just for a 12 episode season. For comparison, the first two seasons only covered 43 chapters.
21st Dec '17 2:52:44 PM Djangou76
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* AntiClimaxBoss: TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness that is Satyr was portrayed as an AncientConspiracy responsible for significant amounts of evil. Vintage served as nothing but their UnwittingPawn and Dokuro described them as being nothing short of unstoppable without the aid of a mysterious extremely powerful devil. In the end, [[spoiler:they serve only to harass the goddesses. When the heroes turn around to actually fight, they get defeated in all of a couple pages]].

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* AntiClimaxBoss: TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness that is Satyr was portrayed as an AncientConspiracy responsible for significant amounts of evil. Vintage served as nothing but their UnwittingPawn and Dokuro described them as being nothing short of unstoppable without the aid of a mysterious extremely powerful devil. [[spoiler: In the end, [[spoiler:they they serve only to harass the goddesses. When the heroes turn around to actually fight, they all get defeated in all of within a couple of pages]].



** [[ShrinkingViolet Shiori's]] Conquest Arc in the Anime had rather stretched out scenes, all of them from Shiori's perspective. If these scene hadn't been so long drawn out, then the story arc they spent three episodes telling could easily have been told in just two.
** The awakening of the final Goddess, Mercury, drags on throughout the entire second half of the Goddess Arc due to the LoveTriangle mess between Keima, Ayumi, and Chihiro. By the time Keima was on the final route after realizing [[spoiler:Mercury was in Ayumi]], people just wanted the arc over and done with.

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** [[ShrinkingViolet Shiori's]] Conquest Arc in the Anime anime had rather stretched out stretched-out scenes, all of them from Shiori's perspective. If these scene hadn't been so long drawn out, extended, then the story arc they spent three episodes telling could easily have been told in just two.
** The awakening of the final Goddess, Mercury, drags on throughout the entire second half of the Goddess Arc due to the LoveTriangle mess between Keima, Ayumi, and Chihiro. By the time Keima was on the final route after realizing [[spoiler:Mercury was in Ayumi]], people just wanted the arc to be over and done with.with already.



** [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/kaminomi/images/e/ec/Elsie_crying.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20130516005646 This screenshot of Elsie crying]] is now constantly used online as a reaction to any particularly [[{{TearJerker}} tragic]] scenes in anime.



* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: Elsie simply doesn't comprehend why humans might be disturbed by her cooking, or the souvenirs she brings back from hell, or the idea of eating something ''alive'' because it's fresher.

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* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: Elsie simply doesn't comprehend why humans might be disturbed by her cooking, or the souvenirs she brings back from hell, Hell, or the idea of eating something ''alive'' because it's fresher.



* ShipSinking: FLAG 267 apparently sunk all but one of the aforementioned ships like how the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory entire Earth Federation Fleet was sunk with just one nuke.]] Though, it is worth mentioning that even despite that event, by the series' finale, [[spoiler:Yui still hasn't given up on Keima.]]

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* ShipSinking: FLAG 267 apparently sunk all but one of the aforementioned ships ships, much like how the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory entire Earth Federation Fleet was sunk with just one nuke.]] Though, it is worth mentioning that even despite that event, by the series' finale, [[spoiler:Yui still hasn't given up on Keima.]]



* SpecialEffectFailure: Season 1 Episode 1. When Ayumi fell from jumping a hurdle, try compare the height of the hurdle and Ayumi herself. The funnier one, try comparing the size of the track field in the anime and manga.
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: This type of reaction was bound to happen for some fans the moment it was announced that the 3rd anime season was going to be adapting the Goddess arc; effectively skipping the remaining conquest arcs that occur after Jun's conquest entirely with the exception of Tenri's arc which was done in prior {{OVAs}} to hype the upcoming anime adaptation of said Goddess arc. The first episode of the season airs, and most fans are, predictably, disappointed that they won't get to see the final conquests animated. However, on a brighter note, the first few minutes recapped the skipped conquests with most of the footage being from Tsukiyo and Yui's arcs due to their importance later on; showing that the skipped material is at least acknowledged to exist and that the anime is staying true to the manga...[[spoiler:with the exception of Fiore being adapted out.]] What also didn't help was that the Goddess Arc and the Mai-High Festival Arc add up to 76 chapters, considered by many to be way too much for a 12 episode season. For comparison, the first 2 seasons covered 43 chapters.

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* SpecialEffectFailure: Season 1 Episode 1. When Ayumi fell from jumping a hurdle, try compare the height of the hurdle and Ayumi herself. The funnier one, try comparing the size of the track field in the anime and manga.
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: This type of reaction was bound to happen for some fans from the moment it was announced that the 3rd anime season was going to be adapting the Goddess arc; effectively skipping the remaining conquest arcs that occur after Jun's conquest entirely with entirely. (With the exception of Tenri's arc arc, which was done adapted in prior {{OVAs}} to hype {{OVAs}}). After the upcoming anime adaptation of said Goddess arc. The first episode of the season airs, and aired, most fans are, were, predictably, disappointed that they won't get weren't able to see the final conquests animated. However, on a brighter note, the first few minutes recapped the skipped conquests conquests, with most of the footage being from Tsukiyo and Yui's arcs due to their importance later on; arcs; showing that the skipped material is has at least acknowledged to exist exist, and that the anime is mostly staying true to the manga...[[spoiler:with the exception of Fiore being adapted out.]] What also didn't help was that the Goddess Arc and the Mai-High Festival Arc add up to 76 chapters, considered by many to be way far too much just for a 12 episode season. For comparison, the first 2 two seasons only covered 43 chapters.



* ValuesDissonance: While it's PlayedForLaughs, goddesses are apparently cool with [[SupportingHarem polygamy]], [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale rape]] and [[PaedoHunt pedophila]]. Check it for yourself [[http://mangafox.me/manga/the_world_god_only_knows/v20/c190/5.html here]] and [[http://mangafox.me/manga/the_world_god_only_knows/v20/c190/6.html here]].
* ViewerGenderConfusion: [[DaChief Dokuro Skull]], revealed to be female (like all other New Devils) in [=FLAG=] 151. The anime missed the memo; her Japanese voice actress uses such a gruff voice she sounds male, and her dub VA ''is'' male.

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* ValuesDissonance: While it's PlayedForLaughs, goddesses are apparently cool with [[SupportingHarem polygamy]], [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale rape]] and [[PaedoHunt pedophila]]. Check it out for yourself [[http://mangafox.me/manga/the_world_god_only_knows/v20/c190/5.html here]] and [[http://mangafox.me/manga/the_world_god_only_knows/v20/c190/6.html here]].
* ViewerGenderConfusion: [[DaChief Dokuro Skull]], revealed to be female (like all other New Devils) in [=FLAG=] 151. The anime missed the memo; her Japanese voice actress uses such a gruff voice she sounds to the point of soundigg male, and while her dub VA ''is'' male.
13th Aug '17 1:52:56 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ValuesDissonance: While it's PlayedForLaughs, goddesses are apparently cool with [[SupportingHarem polygamy]], [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale rape]] and [[{{Lolicon}} pedophila]]. Check it for yourself [[http://mangafox.me/manga/the_world_god_only_knows/v20/c190/5.html here]] and [[http://mangafox.me/manga/the_world_god_only_knows/v20/c190/6.html here]].

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* ValuesDissonance: While it's PlayedForLaughs, goddesses are apparently cool with [[SupportingHarem polygamy]], [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale rape]] and [[{{Lolicon}} [[PaedoHunt pedophila]]. Check it for yourself [[http://mangafox.me/manga/the_world_god_only_knows/v20/c190/5.html here]] and [[http://mangafox.me/manga/the_world_god_only_knows/v20/c190/6.html here]].
24th Feb '17 9:22:42 PM sgamer82
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5v3xk2dJ1Ak This video]], which puts Homura of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' in Keima's place during the the series first OP, becomes amusing given the nature of the final arc's [[spoiler:MentalTimeTravel]]. For those unfamiliar with ''Madoka'', [[spoiler:Homura's whole plotline focuses on her trying to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong via time travel]].

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5v3xk2dJ1Ak This video]], There was a fan video which puts put Homura of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' in Keima's place during the the series first OP, opening, becomes amusing given the nature of the final arc's [[spoiler:MentalTimeTravel]]. For those unfamiliar with ''Madoka'', [[spoiler:Homura's whole plotline focuses on her trying to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong via time travel]].
22nd Sep '16 2:52:49 PM bt8257
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Keima gets a lot of this, specifically just how much he cares for other people.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Keima gets a lot of this, specifically just how much he cares for other people.
7th Aug '16 7:13:14 PM Anddrix
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* BaseBreaker: Chihiro, especially after the events of [=FLAGs=] [[BittersweetEnding 189]], [[WhamEpisode 267]], and [[MaybeEverAfter 268]]. Some fans argue that, being TheGenericGirl, she is just too bland to be even involved in any way to Keima's story. Others would retort that such character of hers served as a proper contrast to Keima's DatingSim-oriented idealism, being the character that rarely pops out in games, and the one person who, in Keima's own words, "can knock me down that far". (Just refer to the trope entries in this page where her name pops out.)

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* BaseBreaker: BaseBreakingCharacter: Chihiro, especially after the events of [=FLAGs=] [[BittersweetEnding 189]], [[WhamEpisode 267]], and [[MaybeEverAfter 268]]. Some fans argue that, being TheGenericGirl, she is just too bland to be even involved in any way to Keima's story. Others would retort that such character of hers served as a proper contrast to Keima's DatingSim-oriented idealism, being the character that rarely pops out in games, and the one person who, in Keima's own words, "can knock me down that far". (Just refer to the trope entries in this page where her name pops out.)
20th Aug '15 2:18:02 AM BLESS3201
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* SpecialEffectFailure: Season 1 Episode 1. When Ayumi fell from jumping a hurdle, try compare the height of the hurdle and Ayumi herself. The funnier one, try comparing the size of the track field in the anime and manga.
30th Jul '15 1:49:22 AM flamemario12
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* ViewerGenderConfusion: [[DaChief Dokuro Skull]], revealed to be female (like all other New Devils) in [=FLAG=] 151. The anime missed the memo; her Japanese voice actress uses such a gruff voice she ounds male, and her dub VA ''is'' male.

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* ViewerGenderConfusion: [[DaChief Dokuro Skull]], revealed to be female (like all other New Devils) in [=FLAG=] 151. The anime missed the memo; her Japanese voice actress uses such a gruff voice she ounds sounds male, and her dub VA ''is'' male.
11th Jul '15 1:39:37 AM flamemario12
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* TeasingCreator: In the Volume 12 insert pages (Basically the volume when the ''Goddesses Arc'' was introduced with its last three [=FLAGs=]), one of the pages included a picture of [[spoiler:Chihiro in a wedding dress]], a note from Wakaki urging the fans to support the manga and their favorite Goddess hosts, [[spoiler:and a small note urging support for Chihiro as well]]. No one made a great of a deal on that until [[spoiler:she dropped the LoveConfession in [[WhamEpisode FLAG 165]],]] followed by the arc's {{Bittersweet Ending}} in [[TearJerker/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows FLAG 189.]] Then, the story took a massive shift with the second half of the ''Heart of Jupiter'' saga, where it appeared that [[spoiler:Tenri]], or to a lesser extent [[spoiler:Ayumi]], would eventually win the ShipToShipCombat. Cue the penultimate page of [[ShipSinking FLAG 267.]]
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