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CelPrevXXVI
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04:37:11 AM Mar 8th 2014
edited by 121.54.32.141
Guys, just a few developments:

- Already made a Fanfic Recommendations page for TWGOK, so you're all free to suggest there; and

- Might I suggest that we combine both Nikaido's and Dokurou's entries in the Characters pages? As of FLAG 250 onward, the latter's identity has already been confirmed to be the former's.
Arha
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01:24:00 PM Oct 7th 2013
Commented out the comparison to Its Not My Fault I'm Not Popular or whatever. Instead of continuing to add and remove it, can we establish whether or not it's even that similar?
Tropesofknowledge
02:53:39 PM Oct 7th 2013
I've read both and can say that yes, they are similar in the way that "INMFINP" is a Distaff Counter Part with some Reality Ensues version of TWGOK.
Clarste
03:08:15 PM Oct 7th 2013
Considering that you're the only person adding it back, yes I would assume that you think that.

Now, obviously there are some connections you could theoretically make, in terms of the characters being social outcasts who play video games, but that's a pretty basic archetype. Why aren't we comparing this to, say, Welcome to the NHK? By inviting the readers to compare them, we (this is important, everything on the page is a "we") are claiming that these two works are uniquely similar and that's a damned heavy burden.

We've had two people remove it separately, and one add it back twice.
Tropesofknowledge
03:31:02 PM Oct 7th 2013
edited by 72.200.24.45
This question has been up for maybe an hour, so saying I am the only one who supports it is kinda not called for.

I was not the person to first add this to the page so it is "two people add it and two people remove". I have explained why the above work can be compared to TWGOK and it's not just the fact that a social outcast is present is both, the heroine is known for her talent with Otome games much like Keima is with Galge (pretty uncommon similarity, I think). I simply enjoy it when you can have interconnectivity between works on this wiki. If the concensus is not with me, I will gladly concede, but let's give it some time. That's all I wanted to say.
Clarste
03:46:57 PM Oct 7th 2013
It takes a bit more "boldness" to make a change to the page than it does to simply add something, and the person who added it in the first place may not even have this on their watchlist. So I don't think it's quite the same thing.

That said, three people is certainly not enough to say anything about the wiki as a whole, but I still just think that mere similarities are not enough to force us to invite comparison. They would have to be directly commenting on each other's themes or whatever. Honestly, I can't think of a single other work page where I think inviting a comparison would be appropriate. Basically by doing so so you're saying "your experience with this show will not be complete without viewing this other show" which seems absurd to me.
Arha
05:38:16 PM Oct 7th 2013
You keep bringing up how this is like the other thing because both characters play galge only reality ensues for whatserface... except that's not really the point of TWGOK. Yes, Keima plays a lot of dating sims, but not when we're watching. The story is mostly making fun of the cliches of both dating sims and anime, not about how Keima deals with stuff socially. Yes, that kinda stuff happens sometimes, but it's not really the point. Hell, post genre shift, the story isn't even about that anymore.

So from what you're saying, the comparison sounds really superficial. And honestly? I've already considered removing it before, so that's another person who doesn't think it belongs.
Tropesofknowledge
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01:53:24 AM Mar 27th 2013
Does anyone else think this (bottom left panel) looks like Black Face? Just wanted a second opinion before listing it as a trope.
Thecommander236
01:52:21 PM Mar 27th 2013
I don't know. The Japanese did invent Jinx...
isoycrazy
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05:17:08 AM Mar 22nd 2013
Should the links to redhawk's pages of the chapters be removed as well?
Sidapa
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06:21:19 PM Jan 26th 2013
I'm thinking of adding a Timeline page for this series to help keep track of the events. Should I or not.
Discar
06:36:51 PM Jan 26th 2013
Go right ahead. Timelines are a bit of a new thing though, so I'm not quite sure how to really go about formatting it and all that. Hopefully you have an idea in mind.
Sidapa
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08:23:19 AM Mar 29th 2012
edited by Sidapa
Does Keima, also known as the God of Conquest, on a white horse count as a Visual Pun or a Shout-Out to Conquest the first of the Horsemen of the Apocalypse?
Discar
07:51:46 AM Jan 13th 2013
Hilarious as that would be, I doubt it. The Horsemen aren't a big thing in Japan, and Conquest is nearly forgotten even in Christian countries. We'd need Word of God for something that subtle.
Jigaboo
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09:35:45 AM Sep 4th 2011
Does anyone know what song was playing in the trailer of TWGOK where Keima kisses, I don't know 6 girls? This one

On another note, who watched this trailer first and instantly fell in love with the show?
Sidapa
07:22:57 AM Jan 13th 2013
Not 100% sure, but it could be Love ~ The Distance Until the Kiss [Main Theme] (恋~口づけまでの距離 [メインテーマ]), named and heard from the The World God Only Knows Original Soundtrack.
CelPrevXXVI
06:04:44 PM Jul 15th 2013
I confirmed it; checked vgmdb.net's page on the soundtrack.
Jimshorts
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08:55:21 PM Jun 27th 2011
edited by Jimshorts
Hey a new person to discussions on tvtropes, but after nearly catching up to date with the series, I feel (YMMW) that Katsuragi deserves some ranking as an Anti hero, perhaps around a III on the http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SlidingScaleOfAntiheroes

While before he's just doing this to get back to his "normal" life it certainly has a feel that he's truly a ruthless anti hero in his methods, but doing it for the right reasons.

  • Spoiler warning?**

Especially after seeing his reaction to what happened to Kanon in the latest arc.
Elshastara
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06:46:20 AM May 15th 2011
Hey, can we pick out a new page picture? I found one online that's basically a colored-in version of the current one from the anime. It might be too big, though.
Gorkamorka
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07:07:19 AM Feb 8th 2011
Love Triangle needs serious cleaning up. Anyone against it? We could leave the very first part and the mention to Elsee (she is the co-protagonist after all) and direct to the Two-Person Love Triangle entry and/or the characters page
sbluen
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11:35:21 PM Jan 11th 2011
I'm tempted to add [[Mate or Die]] to the list of tropes, even though the main character only needs to capture the hearts in this series. Any suggestions about this idea are welcome.
Beyondnor
12:11:10 AM Jan 12th 2011
It is close. It's more along the lines of "Make them Swoon or Die"...I dunno. Good call though.
Gorkamorka
07:08:39 AM Feb 8th 2011
good call, I second inclusion, maybe write it as "kiss or die"
sbluen
09:06:49 PM Feb 11th 2011
Yeah, it's about as close as you can get though without being recommended for mature audiences only.
sbluen
11:17:20 PM Jan 14th 2013
Ok, done.
VioletOrange
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01:38:12 PM Nov 15th 2010
edited by VioletOrange
EHK
04:22:44 PM Nov 15th 2010
He uses Offscreen Teleportation to become The Thing That Would Not Leave in a sense.

The Cat Came Back is when someone cannot shake someone who is following them. Keima won't leave her house, but he is not following her.
EHK
04:22:44 PM Nov 15th 2010
He uses Offscreen Teleportation to become The Thing That Would Not Leave in a sense.

The Cat Came Back is when someone cannot shake someone who is following them. Keima won't leave her house, but he is not following her.
Gorkamorka
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03:57:18 PM Mar 26th 2010
Someone with access to the raws, and good eyesight (I do so hate some raws out there, after two pages or so all I see are little spiky blobs instead of kanji), could please check out what does keima-in-yui exactly says just before his/her Heroic BSOD? boku or atashi instead of the usual ore?
BishojoMeister
10:23:44 AM Mar 27th 2010
So it would be the last panel on chapter 85, page 13?

In that case, Kei!Yui's sentence does not include a pronoun in the original text. By the way, Keima usual personal pronoun has been "boku", not "ore", since the first chapter. And the only instance Kei!Yui applies a different pronoun is on chapter 88, page 14, panel 2, where he uses "watashi" for "My prince".

Hope that helps.
Gorkamorka
10:30:52 AM Mar 27th 2010
eh, I trusted the scanlators on the boku/ore thing...

the page I was mentioning is this: http://www.mangafox.com/manga/the_world_god_only_knows/v10/c086/12.html , I do not get what's (s)he's actually saying.

btw: yes, you're mightly helpful as usual BM ;)
BishojoMeister
02:18:35 PM Mar 27th 2010
edited by BishojoMeister
Ah, in that situation, Kei!Yui still uses the masucline pronoun "boku", however the affix "deyo" at the end of the sentence is regarded as being feminine, thus renders Keima as such.

Here's a different version of chapter 86 by hnks: http://www.mediafire.com/?4yzmg4ayxzt
BishojoMeister
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08:18:58 PM Mar 20th 2010
edited by BishojoMeister
If you changed it to the official English title of the series, why not also correct the Japanese title? Can this be done?

And why not correct the character sheet as well?
OrangeAipom
01:01:21 PM Nov 7th 2010
HOW THE HELL DO YOU SPELL HER NAME?

Crunchyroll says Elsie is her short name. Elsea is pronounced the same way as Elsie except with another "a" sound, but as far as I know, it's only used with the rest of her name. I'll change all of them, but I'd like to know where "Elsee" comes from.
Customer
01:36:12 PM Nov 7th 2010
edited by Customer
Scanlations of the manga have spelled it "Elsee" before the anime premiered. Courtesy link.
OrangeAipom
01:44:42 AM Nov 9th 2010
Oh. I thought the manga had the "real name" spelled out in French or whatever. That's all.
Customer
06:29:53 AM Nov 9th 2010
edited by Customer
Personally, it really doesn't matter how her name is spelled as long as the pronunciation's the same.

However, most people who are editing are going by the manga and the anime sub(s) spelling, "Elsee" or "Elsea" should be fine (her character sheet mentions both, with "Elsea" being the primary name and "Elsee" being the "also known as/nickname", so we should at least match the sheet).

Edit: The latest scanlation has a translator note that says the confirmed spelling is "Elsie", the same as Crunchyroll's subs, so let's go with that.
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