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「2年B組長瀬先生」 (Ninen B-gumi Nagase-Sensei)
“Year 2 Class B Nagase-Sensei”

Time to start another capture, and this time it’s student teacher Nagase Jun. To start off, I came into this thinking that Keima would have to capture a real teacher; something that I think would have been pretty interesting to watch. Looking past the inherent problems with dating your teacher, it would have made for a some interesting situations and a great arc right?!

Instead, Nagase ends up being a young student teacher, something that in theory sounds a bit more socially acceptable since their isn’t a huge age gap to deal with. Did I mention that Toyosaki Aki is also voicing her? Even though she’s also voicing Nako in Hanasaku Iroha and Young Popo in Anohana, I was surprised that I couldn’t figure it out at first. It goes to show you how versatile her voice ends up being! That or I’m still not that good at pointing out popular seiyuus.

Getting back on topic, it’s so amazing how Manglobe is really doing things differently this time around. After watching how they handled Chihiro’s arc and going off of how the comments about how an unimpressive arc in the manga became an amazing one in the anime, I was pumped to see how the last arc of the season would play out. A cute student teacher who’s idol is a pro wrestler named Jumbo, totally interesting right? But combine that with some mysterious ability to bewitch Keima and you have the beginning of an interesting arc.

I don’t think Keima has been more embarrassed than he was during the end of this week’s episode. Not only are things not even remotely going his way, but I’m really curious about how he’s going to capture a student teacher. Already commenting about how it’s a long and tedious process with little return, it’s hard to see the incentive from Keima’s point of view. Plus, there seems to be some deep and dark secret in Nagase’s past — something serious enough that it created a hole in her heart large enough for a loose soul to enter it.

Even though this may be just the beginning last capture of the season, I hope that it keeps this strong note that it started on. Seeing how Keima can’t end this quickly since he’s been put into the student zone, I’m think I’m going to enjoy watching him try to claw his way out. Just like how Chihiro’s capture shook up the normal capture strategy, I hope that this one manages to do something just as innovative. If I were to make any guesses, it seems that both Keima and Nagase share some common values about how they view reality. And for a guy who hates reality, I’m sure that Nagase’s ideals over reality outlook grabbed his attention.

 

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June 7, 2011 at 7:19 pm
59 comments »
  • June 7, 2011 at 7:25 pmKim_Pine

    I didn’t really enjoy the Nagase arc through the manga, but I keep my hopes up for the adaptation. This arc is coming off the high of the last arc, which is my personal favourite, for both the manga and the anime.

  • June 7, 2011 at 7:27 pmArmman

    This is the one I’ve been waiting foooorrrrr!!!!! She was my favorite part of the manga and I know they will do her justice :3

  • June 7, 2011 at 7:52 pmrasone0104

    why do real life teachers beat the crap out of me for playing games in class when i m getting 100 in every tests…. damn keima T<T

    • June 8, 2011 at 3:19 amKJacket

      No one will care in college or university Keima, isn’t that great?

    • June 12, 2011 at 9:12 pmZangkin

      Ahaha, you’re so right. How’s that fair?

  • June 7, 2011 at 7:54 pmpieprsn

    That Engrish teacher’s chin deserves a full length shot.

    • June 7, 2011 at 11:02 pmFlamingYu

      with a “Good Die!”

  • June 7, 2011 at 8:12 pmgawrshness

    from the looks of it this is going to be Keima’s toughest challenge to date.

  • June 7, 2011 at 8:33 pmMike

    How on earth can a soft voiced seiyuu Toyosaki Aki voice Popo from Anohana!? It is true I just confirmed it on the site, but HOW did they do it? I mean, make the voice sound so masculine?

    • June 7, 2011 at 8:46 pmHrmmm

      IIRC Toyosaki Aki only voices Popo in the flashbacks i.e. child Popo not grown up Popo. They have a separate male seiyuu for the normal one.

    • June 8, 2011 at 2:33 amBreedo

      LOL I was with Mike wondering WTH….thanks for the clarification!

    • June 8, 2011 at 10:51 amRickyMack

      You could ask Romi Pak, she’s voicing males almost all the time, Edward Elric and Hitsugaya to name a couple.

      • June 8, 2011 at 10:57 amRickyMack

        Pak/park*, apparently you can spell it both ways -_-

      • June 9, 2011 at 7:04 amHrmmm

        I think it’d be spelt Paku if you wanted to be faithful to Japanese transliteration.

  • June 7, 2011 at 8:34 pmamado

    jun is one of the most problematic captures in the manga. her arc was pretty good but the character herself is more annoying than chihiro imo.

    • June 8, 2011 at 3:16 amKJacket

      Yeah same thought, in truth Jun’s on the bottom part of a favorite character list if I had one.

    • June 8, 2011 at 3:18 amKJacket

      character list of TWGOK only I mean. Don’t really compare characters from different shows.

  • June 7, 2011 at 8:52 pmstarss

    Ooooo I think I can really like Nagase. :)

  • June 7, 2011 at 8:56 pminuyasha94588

    Yet another arc that surpasses the manga!
    All thanks to Toyosa-HNGGGGGGGGG

  • June 7, 2011 at 9:11 pmKarmafan

    You would have been better off saying she was Yui from K-On, Tomo from Seikon No Quazar, or Peke from To Love Ru and folks would recognize her voice also. Especially as Yui.

    • June 7, 2011 at 9:18 pminuyasha94588

      I think he meant that even though she’s in 2 other shows he’s covering, he found it strange that he didn’t recognize Toyosaki’s voice here.

    • June 7, 2011 at 9:22 pmSolarguardian

      Aki’s well known enough amongst fans that most of us know her name and who she is. But like inuyasha said her voicing here is a surprise but Aki’s ability of changing her voice subtly like that is something I’ve always like about her acting.

  • June 7, 2011 at 9:21 pmKaris

    It would seems that the great Kami-Sama is not used to capture targets taking the initiative, especially when it comes to aggresive targets.

    • June 7, 2011 at 10:15 pmEliteF22

      Yes, that is his weakness. Here’s hoping for a season 3 where that comes into play.

      • June 8, 2011 at 1:57 amSaya

        I hope for a Season 3 too. KamiNomi just keeps getting better and better. Hopefully that continues. Its improved so much from last season.

  • June 7, 2011 at 9:24 pmSolarguardian

    Jun, in my opinion, is the best looking of all the targets (not cutest, just best looking) so I’ve been looking forward to this arc for a long time. Still her personality will come out soon and it’s kind of tough to handle when it does. The episode was a nice change of pace and loved that little theme they had playing throughout which was awesome. But my body was not ready for that Elsie preview…

  • June 7, 2011 at 9:51 pmbakabakabaka

    Almost looked like Keima was being captured this time.

    • June 7, 2011 at 9:54 pminuyasha94588

      Funny you should mention that.

      • June 7, 2011 at 10:06 pmKoroshiya

        Indeed.

      • June 7, 2011 at 11:48 pmSolarguardian

        I see what you did there.

    • June 7, 2011 at 10:04 pmNeru, Teto, Miku

      That’s not even close! If he’s being captured, you’ll see a lot of things that’s different. (Particularly on his appearance XD).

      • June 7, 2011 at 11:53 pmpimple

        Exactly this haha… everyone should look out for this if TWGOK gets a 3rd season… if MANGLOBE doesn’t stuff it up somehow…

  • June 7, 2011 at 10:35 pmRickyMack

    I love that the anime comes out at the same time as the manga.

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    • June 8, 2011 at 2:55 amamado

      I hope so too.
      or she will at least still be important and stick around.

  • June 7, 2011 at 10:39 pmTorrigan

    Not sure if you people noticed but just before she got …..possessed? by the soul i think she said this time! which implies shes tried to do the same thing (following her values and beliefs) before but failed!! possible back story!!

    i agree she is definitely the best looking of the bunch….not the cutest that definitely goes to shiori but still

  • June 7, 2011 at 11:29 pmLectro Volpi

    Much better than I expected. Nagase Jun is a personal favourite and her voice actress gave her a sweet tone, I approve!

  • June 7, 2011 at 11:38 pmCybersteel

    Its Keima’s fault this time though. But i dont blame him, I envy him actually. Haha. I wonder if he realizes it yet.

  • June 7, 2011 at 11:55 pmNekore44

    I like where this is going. The scenarios are so switched up now, I’m so excited to see what happens next!

  • June 8, 2011 at 2:12 amJake_W

    The only thing I could think of during that scene where she got possessed by the runaway soul is how big her boobs looked.

    I kinda thought I’d have a different reaction upon seeing it happen, but instead, I found myself blurting out the word “Boobs!”

    I wonder what this says about me.

    • June 8, 2011 at 3:53 amCommie

      it makes you a healthy male

  • June 8, 2011 at 2:54 amoutcast

    I wonder if keima was part of the problem and by fixing keima she will fix the hole in her heart. So no conquest by the student this time.

    • June 8, 2011 at 2:57 amamado

      keima’s impossible to “fix”. but thats what makes him very awesome and cool.

    • June 8, 2011 at 4:13 amMolecule

      then the series would end.

  • June 8, 2011 at 4:15 amGarbo

    I would have liked a diff. voice actor for Nagase Jun. Someone who sounds more innocent.

    • June 8, 2011 at 7:21 amcybersteel

      Yeah her voice sounnds a bit offputing in the beginning. But you’ll slowly get accustomed to it the more you hear it. I was expecting Yui Hirasawa voice though.

      • June 9, 2011 at 8:56 amGarbo

        I don’t mean accustomed though. I mean she just doesn’t really fit the character.

  • June 8, 2011 at 5:58 aminnerchihiro

    Holy shit, when you said Toyosaki Aki played Poppo, I freaked until I realized it was his kid version.

  • June 8, 2011 at 6:50 amShirt

    I was thinking the same thing about the situation Keima could possibly get stuck in if he were to talk with her on school grounds. Talking with a teacher outside of school really does make them see you as an equal individual instead of being a student. It’s an awkward but true thing. Keima is too pro.

    But Nagase sensei is proer! So pretty~!

  • June 8, 2011 at 6:52 amahelo

    Child Poppo was Aki Toyosaki- WOW.

  • June 8, 2011 at 7:50 amMatroid

    Lesson to Keima: real life comes right at you whether you are ready or not. It cannot be “paused” to give you time to plan.

    • June 9, 2011 at 12:42 pmPokeman

      no ****.

  • June 8, 2011 at 1:07 pmBio D

    I caught myself shouting at Keima to let the hot 21 year old catch him. Sometimes watching this show is frustrating.
    The best part of this episode was the epic 70′s anime soundtrack that played whenever Nagase got fired up. Another highlight was that the studentbody’s reaction to the new teacher was basically “She is so hot and she leaves in two weeks, let’s persue her!”. Looks like Keima has competition.
    P.S. Thinking of Nagase as Yui-sensei makes this so much better.

  • June 9, 2011 at 11:04 amteutates

    “But combine that with some mysterious ability to bewitch Keima and you have the beginning of an interesting arc.”

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  • June 11, 2011 at 12:39 pmRenn

    I guess this arc is supposed to end ep. 11.

  • June 13, 2011 at 7:17 amGhostalker

    Season 2 is been really impressive. So far each and every episode of season 2 is more enjoyable compare to the entire Kami Nomi S1. I hope the producer keep this up. I really like the inclusion of Haqua to the cast :)

    • June 13, 2011 at 4:48 pmBooksaretheocean

      I disagree, I liked all the arcs last season. The only arc I’ve liked this season was Chihiro’s.

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