Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai 222 – Loneliness
Surprisingly, since this is the Urara arc ending, I find myself with relatively little to say about the chapter. There’s been a fair bit of misdirection for most of this arc and it’s been handled pretty well. Heck, even at the beginning of this chapter it seemed to be heavily implied that the hole in Urara’s heart was due to feeling lonely in a similar manner to her mother. There’s something a little cruel in how Urara’s grandfather would devote himself to Kayoko when she was in need but ignore her completely otherwise – it brings into question whether he feels kindness and love towards her or merely some sense of duty to protect her and help her when she’s in trouble.
In the end, the hole in Urara’s heart wasn’t due to her own loneliness. It was quite a nice twist and the way it was revealed was pretty effective compared to much of what we’ve seen throughout the arc so far. This hole developed due to helplessness – that Urara felt she could do nothing to ease her grandfather’s loneliness while she was still a child. All the misdirection helped make this revelation a little more rewarding rather than feeling disappointing. So in that sense, I guess I enjoyed the conclusion to this arc. But at the same time, I’m glad it’s over and we can hopefully finally get back to the more interesting stuff surrounding Dokurou and the things Keima needs to do to ‘fix’ the past!
tl;dr: @MoombaDS – Urara’s arc concludes in a somewhat interesting manner! #TWGOK