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The World God Only Knows (神のみぞ知るセカイ, Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai) is a 2010 anime series based on the manga series of the same name by Tamiki Wakaki and serialized in Weekly Shōnen Sunday magazine. The anime is produced by Manglobe, directed by Shigehito Takayanagi, series composition by Hideyuki Kurata, character design by Akio Watanabe, art direction by Ayumi Sato and Kayoko Tokou and sound directed by Yoshikazu Iwanami. The first season aired from October 6, 2010 to December 22, 2010 on TV Tokyo, TV Hokkaido and TV Setouchi and on later dates on TV Aichi, TV Osaka and TVQ Kyushu. The second season started in April 11, 2011 with the same TV stations as the first season, and has ended as of June 27, 2011. The series has been licensed by Sentai Filmworks and will be released October 18th, 2012. The third season began airing on the 8th of July 2013.


The series follows the exploits of Keima Katsuragi, an intelligent, otaku-like teenager who is known on the Internet as "The Capturing God" for his legendary skills to "capture" any girl in Bishōjo games, yet ironically does not like girls in real life where he is known as the Otamegane (オタメガネ), a derogatory portmanteau of the two words otaku (オタク) and megane (メガネ-"glasses"). One day, out of pride, he accidentally accepts what he assumes to be a challenge for a Bishōjo game when in reality he has accepted a contract from a bumbling demoness named Elucia de Lute Ima (also known as Elsie) who asks for his help in capturing runaway spirits from Hell who are hiding in the hearts of girls. The only way to force the spirits out of the girls hearts is by making the girls fall in love with him, much to Keima's horror. With the threat of death for both of them should he refuse, Keima has no choice but to help Elsie. Together with his intelligence and knowledge of the dating sim genre and Elsie's magical powers, Keima is about to embark on his greatest challenge.

Story Arcs

List of Episodes

Season 1: October 7 2010 - December 22, 2010

Season I

The first OVA precedes season 1, having been released September 2010. The anime's first Opening Theme song, "God only knows" is sung by Oratorio The World God Only Knows. The Season I Ending Theme song is Koi no Shirushi (コイノシルシ, The Proof of Love) sung by Kami nomi zo Shiri-tai (神のみぞ知り隊, God knows Groove Party) of Season I which is composed of the first season's voice actresses, Kanae Itō, Ayana Taketatsu, Aoi Yūki, Nao Tōyama and Kana Hanazawa, who each sing a solo version of the Ending theme song with the rest as back up. Episode 1 and 2 features Ayana Taketatsu's version, episode 3, 5 and 6 features Aoi Yūki's version, episode 8 features Kanae Itō's version, episode 9 and 10 features Nao Tōyama's version and episode 11 features Kana Hanazawa's version. Three special ending theme songs were used, the first was Tatta Ichi Do no Kisei (たった一度の奇跡, Just One Miracle at a Time) by Tomo Sakurai in episode 4, the second was "Happy Crescent" by Nao Tōyama in episode 7 an the third was Shuuseki Kairo no Yume Tabibito (集積回路の夢旅人, Dreaming Traveler of an Integrated Circuit) by Hiro Shimono and Oratorio The World God Only Knows in episode 12.

Image Episode Title Air Date
Flag 1.0.jpg Love Makes the World Go 'Round (Episode)

Sekai wa ai de ugoiteiru
October 6, 2010
Episode 2.0.jpg A Devil of a Sister (Episode)

Akumademo Imouto desu
October 13, 2010
Episode 2.5.jpg Baby You Are a Rich Girl (Episode)

Beibī Yū ā a Ricchi Gāru
October 13, 2010
Episode 3.0.jpg Drive My Car (Episode)

Doraivu Mai Kā
October 20, 2010
Episode 3.5.jpg I Don't Want to Spoil the Party (Episode)

Pātī wa sonomama ni
October 20, 2010
Episode 4.0.jpg The Crusade That is Happening There (Episode)

Ima soko ni aru seisen
October 27, 2010
Episode 5.0.jpg IDOL BOMB!! (Episode)

November 3, 2010
Episode 6.0.jpg Am I Ordinary? (Episode)

Watashi Heibon?
November 10, 2010
Episode 7.0.jpg Shining Star (Episode)
Shining Star

Shining Star
November 17, 2010
Episode 8.0.jpg Coupling with with with with
Coupling with with with with

Coupling with with with with
November 24, 2010
Episode 9.0.jpg Inside and Outside the Big Wall (Episode)

Ōki na Kabe no Naka to Soto
December 1, 2010
Episode 10.0.jpg Inside of Me... (Episode)

Atashi no Nakano ......
December 8, 2010
Episode 11.0.jpg The Last Day (Episode)

Oshimai no hi
December 15, 2010
Episode 12.0.jpg More Than a God, Less Than a Human (Episode)

Kami ijō, Ningen miman
December 22, 2010

Season 2: April 11, 2011 - June 27, 2011

Season II

The anime's second Opening Theme song, "A Whole New World God Only Knows" is again sung by Oratoria The World God Only Knows, except for the fact that Lia is also included in the group, not just Elisa. The Season II Ending Theme is Ai no Yokan (アイノヨカン, The Feeling of Affection) sung by ~Kami no Mizo Shiri-tai (神のみぞ知り隊, God knows Groove Party) of Season II which is composed of the second season's voice actresses, Kanae Itō, Ami Koshimizu, Saori Hayami, Kana Asumi, and Aki Toyosaki, who each sing a solo version of the Ending theme song while the rest are back-up singers.

Image Episode Title Air Date
Kaminomi II Flag 1.0.jpg A Lone Flower Blooming (Episode)

Ikka Ryōran
April 11, 2011
Kaminomi II Flag 2.0.jpg Settled With a Fist (Episode)

Ikkyo Rakuchaku
April 18, 2011
Kaminomi II Flag 3.0.jpg The District Chief Comes! (Episode)

Chikuchō, Kitaru.
April 25, 2011
Kaminomi II Flag 4.0.jpg District_Chief, Regain Your Pride (Episode)

Chikuchō, Hokori wo Torimodosu
May 2, 2011
Kaminomi II Flag 5.0.jpg When I Finally Get There, It Always Rains (Episode)

Tadoritsuitara Itsumo Ame Furi
May 9, 2011
Kaminomi II Flag 6.0.jpg 10% Chance of Rain (Episode)

10% no Ameyohou
May 16, 2011
Kaminomi II Flag 7.0.jpg Singing in the Rain (Episode)
Singing in the Rain

Singing in the Rain
May 23, 2011
Kaminomi II Flag 8.0.jpg Her First Errand (Episode)

Hajimete no☆Otsukai
May 30, 2011
Kaminomi II Flag 9.0.jpg Tea for Three (Episode)

3-Nin de ocha o.
May 30, 2011
Kaminomi II Flag 10.0.jpg Class 2-B Miss Nagase (Episode)

2-Nen B-gumi Nagase-sensei
June 6, 2011
Kaminomi II Flag 11.0.jpg School Wars (Episode)

Sukūru ☆ uōzu
June 13, 2011
Kaminomi II Flag 12.0.jpg There's Always a Sun in Your Heart (Episode)

Itsumo Kokoro ni Taiyō o
June 20, 2011
Kaminomi II Flag 13.0.jpg Summer Wars (Episode)

Samā Wuozu
June 27, 2011

Season 3: July 8, 2013 - September 23, 2013

Season III

  • The 5th OVA, released June 2013, immediately precedes the third season. The third season's opening theme song is "God only knows -Secrets of the Goddess - (Extract)" by Saori Hayami under the name "Oratorio The World God Only Knows" and the ending theme song is "Kizuna no Yukue" ("The Way of the Bonds") by "The Jupiter Sisters" which is composed of the third season's voice actresses, Kaori Nazuka, Nao Toyama, Yuka Iguchi, Ayahi Takagaki, Kana Hanazawa and Ayana Taketatsu, who each sing a solo version of the ending theme song. Also, three special ending theme songs were used, the first was Hajimete Koi wo Shita Kioku (初めて恋をした記憶, Memories of My First Love) by Kana Asumi in episode 7 and episode 12, the second was Hitomi Kara Snow (瞳からスノー, Snow From Your Eyes) by Nao Tōyama in episode 8, and the third was "With…you…" by Saori Hayami in episode 9. The season's epilogue theme was Koi no Shirushi (コイノシルシ, The Proof of Love) sung by Kami nomi zo Shiri-tai (神のみぞ知り隊, God knows Groove Party) of Season I.
Image Episode Title Air Date
Lune-sama.png When the Sun Goes Down (Episode)

July 8, 2013
Lune-sama kill.png Scrambled Formation (Episode)

Sukuranburu Fōmēshon
July 15, 2013
Lune-hen episode title 2.png 5 Home (Episode)

Go Hōmu
July 22, 2013
Untitled.png Doll Roll Hall (Episode)

Dōru Rōru Hōru
July 29th, 2013
Lunehen Epiosde 5 title2.png Punch DE Date (Episode)

Panchi de Dēto
August 5, 2013
Lunehen Epsiode 6 TItle 2.png About Me (Episode)

Watashi ni Tsuite
August 12, 2013
Ayumi s3ep7.png Bad Medicine

August 19, 2013
Lune hen ep 8.png Goddess Mix (Episode)

Megami Mikkusu
August 26, 2013
Megami hen ep 9.png Absent Lovers (Episode)

September 2, 2013
Megami hen ep 10.png Labyrinth (Episode)

September 9, 2013
Megami ep 11.png SHOW ME (Episode)

September 16, 2013
Megami hen ep 12.png The Memory of My First Love (Episode)

Hajimete Koi wo Shita Kioku
September 23, 2013


  • The 1st OVA serves as an aftermath to season 2, having been released September 2011.An OVA was released with the 14th manga volume on September 16, 2011. The opening theme song was "Natsu Iro Surprise" (夏色サプライズ, lit. "Summer Color Surprise") by Nao Tōyama and the ending theme song was "Hajimete Koi wo Shita Kioku" (始めて恋をした記憶?, lit. "Memories of the First Love") by Kana Asumi.
  • The 3rd and 4th OVA (Tenri-Hen) are in between seasons 2 and 3, having been released in 2012. The two-episode OVA, is based on the character Tenri Ayukawa and titled Tenri Arc (天理篇 Tenri-Hen). It was released together with the limited editions of the 19th and 20th manga volumes on October 16, 2012, and December 18, 2012, respectively. The ending theme song for part one is "Hikari no Kiseki" ("Miracle of Light") by Eyelis and for part two, "Mirai e no Tobira" ("Door to the Future") also by Eyelis.
  • A 5th OVA episode, featuring the character Kanon Nagakawa becoming a magical girl and titled Magical Star Kanon 100% (マジカル☆スターかのん100%) was released together with the limited edition of the 22th manga volume on June 18, 2013. The episode's opening theme song is "Kanon 100%" (かのん100%) by Nao Tōyama and the ending theme song, "Kimi-iro Love Song" ("Your Color Love Song") also by Nao Tōyama.

Image Episode Title Air Date
OVA 0.jpg Episode 0

September 17, 2010
OVA 0.0.jpg 4 Girls and an Idol (Episode)

yonin to aidoru
September 16, 2011
Reunion.png Reunion (Episode)

October 18, 2012
Tenrihenova2 title.PNG Encounter (Episode)

December 18, 2012
MagiKanon loli.png Magical Star Kanon 100%
マジカル ☆ スター かのん 100%

Majikaru ☆ sutā Kanon Hyaku-pāsento
June 18, 2013

DVD list

DVDs for the anime series has been released in both regular and Blu-Ray form. You can follow them here.

Trailer and PV


Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai - Season 3 PV


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