Jossed or confirmed guesses are in their own folder at the end of the list (spoilers are unavoidable there, so open it at your own risk).
More Goddesses will appear later onOf the 12 Dii Consentes, we've only seen six of them (Diana, Minerva, Mars, Mercury, Vulcan and Apollo). Jupiter has been referenced a few times, as has Ceres (under the Greek name Demeter), but Juno, Vesta, Venus and Neptune are still complete no-shows. Bonus points goes to the fact that it's not following the 6 male, 6 female ratio where the male gods (Mars, Mercury, Vulcan and Apollo) ended up female in the manga. Add in the fact that Chihiro being depressed about not having a Goddess within her could easily act as forshadowing for her recieving her own Goddess at some point. The latest arc being called The Heart of Jupiter could mean that Keima is going to come across a new Goddess, Jupiter, at some point.
The ending involves the whole universe being resetAs of the recent chapters it has been confirmed that Keima's mission involves changing the past according to the goddesses by capturing the girl who keeps appearing in Keima's dreams and thus preventing the the runaway spirit breakaway from 10 years ago ensuring he met none of the goddesses or Elsie and never got involved with Hell at all. How has this troper come to this conclusion? It happens in games. Safe to say the author can pull a trick like that. Because it happens in games.
Kaminomi's possible Bittersweet Endings:
One of the girls that Keima will have to help will be a hardcore otaku of the Gal Girl genreShe will also be a huge fan of the Capturing God, and the hole in her heart will be caused by her loneliness. So he has to lead her away from Gal Games. The whole thing also makes him reevaluate himself as well, and character development ensues.
Keima's Mom will get possessed because of her worries about her husbands unfaithfulness.Keima cannot or will not be able to save her. THEN his father shows up, does something incredible heart warming and poof. The day is saved.
Chihiro will become an enemy.As a Woman Scorned, there is a large (enough) possibility that Vintage will manipulate Chihiro into working with them, using her broken heart to their favor. She's a major character who shows no signs of being Demoted to Extra. If that actually happens, she might house a strong Runaway Spirit and become really problematic. Remember the thing with Hinoki, the giant girl, Level 4 Runaway Spirit, Kusunoki's sister? It took all of the new devils from the surrounding districts to deal with her, and even then it took Nikaido, Keima's teacher, to deal with it. That was foreshadowing. There's no way they aren't going to use that again.
Nikaido is Elsee's older sister.Elsee can't recognize her because of the 300 year separation, and Elsee is kinda dumb, or because Nikaido has changed her appearance. Nikaido either cannot recognize her, or is hiding her identity for Elsee's own safety.
Nanaka will recognize Keima's playing style.The next time the two meet again (maybe when Keima visits Tenri's school or vice versa) there will be a Shogi tournament in said school. Naturally Nanaka would be playing. In a nostalgic move Keima decides to join too, just to see how much Nanaka has improved. BAD MOVE. Nanaka may have forgotten Keima as a person, but its harder to erase stuff like instinct and playing style. She'll have the nagging feeling she recognizes him, and when Keima tries to lose on purpose she'll object, demanding why he did that, instinctively feeling he could have won if he wanted too.
Mio will recognize Keima based on his dancing styleJust like with the Nanaka example above, something important to her capture will help trigger a return of her memories.
The devil girl with the glasses that released the big Weiss will join the harem.I took one look at her and thought "She's too cute NOT to join the main cast."
Kanon will join the girls music bandThere know each other and most of the girls in the band have been captured by Keima (except Elsee). I'll also dare to say the other girl in the band will have a runaway spirit.
Rimyuel/Kurakawa Akari is Elsea's older sister
Keima's dad is Austin Powers!Think about it, that both wear the cravat suits, wear glasses and attract the ladies. Why do you think Keima's mother easily believe Elsee's story about she being Keima's half sister?
Keima's dad is also working for HellKeima's dad spends a ton of time away from home. It's entirely possible that he's travelling around looking for them. Also it's a good reveal to use later, being easily lampshade-able.
Chihiro does not have a goddess, but will become more involved in the plot anyway.She'll find out about the mind-wipe, and after reading Keima the riot act, she'll find out about the Vintage thing. "What's that you say? Evil demons are threatening our way of life? I'm IN!"
Elsea is the last capture target.The last "mission" will involve the organizer of the runaway spirits possessing Elsea and forcing Keima to try to romance her.
Keima is host of a goddess.A runaway spirits targets only girls because they want to reincarnate as their first born child, but the goddess are just hiding, so they shouldn't have such limitation. There is very little evidence to support this theory, maybe just two things: Keima was next to Tenri when she became the host of Diana and it makes little sense to me that a demon's partner can see the supernatural (Haqua's partner didn't show any reaction to the runaway spirit possessing that girl in FLAG 49). Anyway, just think about it... wouldn't it be awesome to see how he capture himself?.
Elsie has a Perverse Sexual Lust for Optimus Prime.Or whatever the Bland-Name Product equivalent is. She watches cartoons, and Optimus Prime is the closest way to marry a fire truck.
There is another side effect for using love to draw out runaway spirits.Keima's is the only person to use love, right? Since it's never been really documented, it's possible that there's some other effect it has on the girls beyond helping them with their issues.
Keima might be somehow related to JupiterThis would explain his god-like status and why the goddesses are flocked towards him.
Keima is Jupiter, aka literally God
Keima will be a professional gambler as an adult
Alternatively, Keima will also have a job as a psychologistHe's extremely adept in reading the thoughts of the girls he "conquers" and resolving their inner conflicts.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica spoilers: Dokuro Skull is an IncubatorIn the kaminomi world, the Weiss are the Incubators' way of harvesting energy out of the despair in the girls. Capturing them when then the Weiss have possessed the girls is how the emotions of the girls are being collected, the higher level the Weiss, the more energy collected. The Runaway Spirit Squad can be compared to the Puella Magi.
Elsie's sister is a member of vintage.Would make for a neat twist, considering how Elsie fondly alludes to her.
However briefly, Elsie's curse turned Jupiter into a frog.She cursed "kami-sama". Keima didn't end up becoming a frog, but why not the real god of the TWGOK universe? It seems that Jupiter is being referred to as the leader of Heaven, so that would make the most sense, although they'd need to explain how exactly Jupiter wasn't too strong to shrug it off. But it would be funny. this one slide.
Keima really is a god, or something similarReally it is a shonen show, who wouldn't see this coming? Plus you try playing 24 games at once and see what happens.
Maijima, specifically the school, is an area on Earth where Heaven and Hell intersect.Even Keima thinks that there might be something special with the city in (manga) FLAG 131.
Vintage caused the Great Runaway Spirit Escape that happened 10 years before the story began.While they were undoing the seal, they inadvertently caused the earthquakes that destroyed the original Maijima Academy school buildings except for the theater.
TWGOK and Seikesshou Albatross exists in the same universe.Both protagonists of each has to deal with out-of-this-world events that threatens the world, but the settings are a few years apart and in different cities.
Mars is gay.Not only was she happy to support a relationship between Yui and Keima when she thought that Keima was a girl (which, granted, certainly doesn't require that she be a lesbian herself) but after cutting through Haqua's disguise and seeing that the 'Vintage agent' was a cute girl, she stopped completely in her tracks. Even letting her come back and beat on Keima for a bit before running off.
The Light Novels are canon but they happen after the events of finding all the goddesses and the Mai-High Dance Fest.
The third season will have 2 capture targets.The primary girls will be Tsukiyo and Minami.
Keima being a buddy is a result of a Gambit PileupSpecifically someone in Vintage tried to sabotage the capture program by sending the invitations to woefully unsuitable people and who better than someone who has about the same level of social interaction as your average Hikikomori? But Heaven or a secret alliance between Heaven and New Hell who know about Keima's interactions with Tenri, host to a Goddess, arrange so that its Keima who is the particular otaku who comes to their attention, thereby sabotaging the attempted sabotage with no one in Vintage the wiser.
The girl who doesn't have a goddess will be the winning girl
Miyako will have either an unaccounted for goddess or a runaway spiritHer interactions with Keima in Chapter 127 and his line about not saving her screams Tempting Fate.
The key Keima has in the first color page is the key to sealing away the Runaway Spirits for good
Elsie will be Keima's Big Damn Hero.
Haqua will be Keima's Big Damn Hero.
There will be a plot to get rid of Keima's collar.Vintage appears to have considerable control in Hell. Also, the collar is an execution collar, so Keima is in serious risk of beheading.
Keima will die before the series end.Keima will engineer a scenario where he will die in front of the goddess in a Heroic Sacrifice just after he gives a Dying Declaration of Love and being Defiant to the End because he's cool like that. This, of course, raises all of their love points to the max which gives the goddess enough power to seal/defeat the Weiss and save the day incidentally they are also able to bring Keima Back from the Dead. Afterwards someone asks Keima why he would do that and he will say something to the effect that he trusted the girls and goddess. Also, that's how that scenario works in games. Cue glomp and shock
Chihiro is trying to capture KeimaOkay a friend pointed this out to me on the latest chapter last panel is that a collar!!!?!?around her neck!!! What the bloomin' hell is going on there! Could be an error, could be that Chihiro is contracted just like Keima to capture loose souls, perhaps the entire arc was her trying to capture Keima for this purpose! Though even if this is the case she most likely has legitimate feelings for Keima, as she's tearing up when he goes all jerk-ass on her. Perhaps she was offered this job because of how many guys she tried to confess her love to! Or perhaps the presence of the collar could simply symbolize the fact that Keima is perceiving her as trying to capture him!
Chihiro is Fiore or Lune's partnerAll the new devils in Earth are members of Runaway Spirit Squad (at least on the paper), which means Fiore and Lune have human partners and considering the last panel of the picture posted in the above WMG, Chihiro could be one.
Chihiro will have a Superpowered Evil Side and become Vintage's agentDuring her Heroic BSOD, Vintage's agent will approach her, telling her about Vintage and New Hell (their version, of course) and manipulates her so she accepts mission to eliminate Keima and sealing the Goddesses. Powered by despair (or jealousy) (or any other negative emotion she might had) she goes on rampage to destroy Keima and the Goddesses. Sakura Matou's rage will looks like a child tantrum compared to her....
Mari Katsuragi is the host of DemeterReflected in her very loving and motherly personality (when she isn't in Badass Biker mode). And as for that, the mythological Demeter was no stranger to the Berserk Button herself, best demonstrated when Hades took her daughter Persephone to the underworld.
Diana will turn out to be the most powerful out of all the goddessesUp until now she has been the weakest due to Tenri's shyness and Keima trying to capture the other goddesses as quickly as possible, thus giving Tenri less attention. According to Diana, Tenri's love should still be stronger than anyone else's since she's been in love with Keima for years, so if her powers are weak, it's because she herself has fallen in love with Keima, and her guilt is somehow countering Tenri's love. This doesn't mean that her being in love with Keima is bad, but rather her feeling of guilt is the real problem. At some point, Keima, or more likely, Tenri, will say something to convince her there's nothing wrong with her loving someone else's fiancè, and once she is freed of her guilt, she'll be powered by Tenri's love as well as her own, making her more powerful than ever.
The new girl appearing in Keima's visions is actually a repentant Weiss that has been living in a gap in his heartA dark miasma of the Weiss is confirmed as exiting Keima's body, and the new girl has said something about having not wanted to be born again. Maybe she is actually a Weiss that chose to take shelter in a boy, Keima, specifically to avoid reincarnation. The Haqua arc essentially confirms that Weiss can feed off the negative energy in anyone's heart. They just need a girl to reach 3 dimensional form. Maybe Keima has felt so guilty about hurting Chihiro, that a gap formed in his heart. And even though he can't give a Weiss rebirth, his emotions are empowering her. Thus far, none of the Weiss have had any real personality and have been little more than a Monster of the Week. Depicting a sympathetic Weiss as an actual character would make the Weiss more than simple monsters and give a great deal of insight into the nature of Old Hell. As we saw when Haqua got arrested, essentially good people like Sharia are willing to do bad things to survive. Dokuro responded to Haqua's feelings that No Good Deed Goes Unpunished by saying that many are also feeling the same way and that there is little difference between New and Old Hell.
Urara Shiratori will reappear in the present day after The Heart of Jupiter Arc....And she will remember Keima since the Great Runaway Spirit Escape hadn't occurred by then, thus, there would be no reason to tamper with her memory, since I doubt Keima would be stupid enough to hand over the spirit by the hand of a devil who has no business with the Runaway Spirit Squad (yet).
The Kanon Spin-off OVA will be...
During the Heart of Jupiter Arc, Elsie is the only one who physically traveled back in time.This would explain why she does not remember the resets the orb does when Keima failed the first two iterations.
Keima will eventually be revealed to be the host of Demeter, or become it, culminating in a Gender Bender situation again. Hilarity Ensues.
Nikaido is Alternate!DokuroShe stays in the past to ensure the events that lead to Keima being chosen as the protector of the Goddesses.
Keima is going to have to 'conquer' his own motherKeima's mother has been expressing an increasing amount of doubt in how she's raised her son. This is something that could easily translate into becoming a gap in her heart, allowing a weiss to inhabit her.
Ayumi will be the one to end up marrying KeimaRemember Keima's three conditions for marrying Ayumi?
The final arc of the story will revolve around Almage Machina II.
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Jossed and/or confirmed
Shiori has a goddess.She already had perfect memory when possessed. She probably hasn't talked to Keima because she's still kind of shy.
Sumire has the goddess VulcanLoosely, fire is used to cook, cooking is a practice that takes time and effort to make a meal. Like smithing a sword, or thunderbolts.
Nagase has the goddess MarsNagase is a big fan of pro wrestling and always tries to break through to her students, and tries to inspire courage. Much like a certain suspected god(dess).
Kusunoki has the god(dess) spoiler: MarsC'mon. It fits like peanut butter with jelly. On toast. She's the Heir to the Dojo with a HiddenHeartOfGold. spoiler: Mars is one of the more worshiped gods in ancient Rome; he's the god of war, [[Heir to the Dojo second to only the Big Boss Jupiter. Mars was also the god of agriculture, and the HiddenHeartOfGold she shows matches the description well. Oh and, Mars acts before he thinks. Sounds like someone we know? Doesn't stop there: Kusunoki still has feelings for Keima
Chihiro has the goddess VulcanChihiro's not very pretty and Vulcan's the ugliest god on Olympus.
Luna is host to a goddess.Based entirely on the doll's recent behavior. A doll would get a lot of love, and I don't remember anyone saying the host had to be human...
Luna is host to Vulcan.Credit goes to Aea and M.A.D. of the Mangafox forums for noting the following points:
Assuming the same amount of episodes, the second season of the anime will only have 3 captures.If you check how many chapters were covered by season 1 (17), and assume the same amount is covered this time, season 2 will have Kusunoki's, Haqua's (though technically not a capture), and Chihiro's captures, finishing off at Chapter 34, 2 chapters before Jun's capture starts.
Chihiro has Venus
Ayumi has Venus
The girl out of the 4 remaining girls that Keima has narrowed them to that doesn't have a goddess is Yui.Think about it. Yui has actually shown the weakest signs of having a goddess of all of the girls. Going over their general reactions after Kanon's confession, everyone has shown signs of anger except for her. Off the top of my head:
Yui will have a goddess inside herThink about it: if she doesn't have a goddess, then she has forgotten all about the capture, thus Keima is a stranger to her. Now, let's say she still has some lingering affection towards him, or she just thinks he's cute, and decides to talk to him. Why the confession? Why insisting on going after him even after finding out he's making a move on other girls(and multiple ones at the same time, at that) as well? This is Keima we're talking about. He's the capturing god, sure, but when he's not trying to capture a girl, he's just your average otaku. Why would a girl, any girl, go after an antisocial otaku playboy? But, if she does have a goddess, it all makes sense. She still loves him, and this explains her behavior; as for the details, I think she's still just starting to remember, since she didn't get much love to feed the goddess. Kanon too didn't remember everything right away, and Yui was captured much later. So what if she didn't get angry? If that was the only parameter to find a host, then Tenri would be out, too. She didn't get angry even after finding out exactly how Keima was capturing runaway spirits, and not because she knows he has no choice, but because she is just so shy, and happy enough to just being able to talk with him from time to time. Yui is, or at least became, much more assertive than Tenri, so she just decided to not care about the rumor about Keima and Kanon and instead is trying to get the guy. And if you add her reflection in the "Yui after" chapter, it takes away every possible doubt. Out of the four candidates, I'd say the one without a goddess is Chihiro, since she is the normal girl, furthermore the author expressly said he likes Ayumi's character, and the fandom seems to like Shiori. The only flaw in this reasoning is that it's far too obvious, so, if not Chihiro, it's either Ayumi or Shiori, but not Yui. Wall of Text.
Ayumi Takahara will have a goddess inside her.Just because she's my favorite and I'd really like to see more of her. Also, Chapter 108.
Mercury will have more than one hostConsider that Mercury was described as knowing many unusual spells and techniques, as well as the fact that the mythological Mercury was the god of speed and communication. Both Ayumi (speed) and Shiori (communication) are strong, appropriate candidates to be Mercury's vessel who've been shown to react to Kanon's love confession. What if, after getting Apollo's warning, Mercury used some technique the other goddesses don't know about to confuse any potential pursuers by hopping back and forth between the two?
There will be a 7th goddess, and she'll be inside extra girl from the current multi-capture.Nothing in the story says a seventh goddess wasn't born during the time period that the six we know of spent keeping the runaway spirits sealed. Diana certainly wouldn't have had an opportunity to hear about it. This also neatly handles how all 4 girls seem to have some sort of evidence supporting them harboring a goddess. It also conveniently avoids pissing off the fans of certain girls who specifically wanted a goddess in their favorite one. It also helps Keima counteract the consequences of his current actions in relation to the leftover girl, unless their memory will be wiped (which probably won't happen). I could see it happening.
One of the goddesses won't be joining Keima's harem.The foreshadowing image from chapter 1 only shows 5. Whether this means Kanon dies or one of the goddesses just refuses to cooperate, we'll find out eventually. Though, admittedly, the author could have just originally planned for 5 and added one later.
One of the Goddesses will be captured by HaquaForeshadowing anyone?