「地区長、誇りを取り戻す」 (Chikuchou, Hokori wo Torimodosu)
“The District Chief Regains Her Honor”
The only thing I can think of at this moment is how amazing Elsie looks without her hair tied back. It’s amazing how the entire momentum of the plot, story, and general conflict of the episode was canceled out in the single moment Elsie’s hair decided to do that “flick” movement. While I’m not partial to long or short haired girls (Ohana really shook things up in my head), it was really nice to see Elsie sport a new hairstyle. I personally take the character design of a show really seriously. As superficial as that sounds, it’s something that can make or break an anime for me. In Kami Nomi’s case, Elsie has once again provided everything I could have asked for.
As I try to change gears and clear the thoughts of Elsie without her tied out of my mind, Haqua’s short two-episode arc came to a close with a pretty unimpressive bang — or so I thought. The whole idea of watching her fall into despair due to having so much trouble after getting out of school is something I can wholeheartedly understand. To be that person who everyone admires and to become accustomed to the praises of your peers, is something that is really hard to let go of. Mind you, if Haqua obtained this position through any ill manner, I would have let her fall as far as hell is deep. But instead, I think this provides a perfect example of how the book smart kid will have trouble adapting to the outside when compared to the one thrust into the situation with no alternatives. But if you combine that book smart kid and the one thrust into unforeseen circumstances, you get some pretty amazing results.
While I’m starting to miss Keima say his famous “I can see the ending” catchphrase, there was no shortage of awesome Keima moments this episode. I’ve become accustomed to his amazing stealth skills when things get serious, I couldn’t help but laugh a bit when he decided to catch up on his PFP-time. Plus his wise comments about Haqua’s skills and words of advice to Elsie are so well-timed that they still make me laugh and shiver a bit. But what really caught me off guard was how well Keima handled himself at the end. Coming from the Master of Capturing Girls, it’s amazing to see just how much he’s grown since the first season. Not only did he give Haqua a handshake but after going as far as complimenting Elsie on a job well done I had a stupidly large grin on my face. I have no idea if a Elsie and Keima coupling would even work, but the seeds have been planted.
Even though I’m a bit disappointed that Elsie took the time to fix her hair before the episode ended, I was quite surprised to see Haqua sneak in right before the episode came to a close. I was thoroughly convinced she left after such a nonchalant goodbye wave! Then again, I’m not complaining (;
ED2: 「アイノヨカン」 (Ai no Yokan) by 賭け魂隊 (Kakedama-tai)
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A very cute episode. 🙂
Yes, Hair down Elsie > Haqua in every way. Even though they looks almost alike.
I wish they kept that line elsie said in the manga at that part: “what would kami-sama do?”.
well the drama at this part was ok for me I guess. the anime cuts up some of the more comedic parts or at least add more drama to it, which doesnt appeal much to it.
and if im right about this, next ep wont be a new capture arc for now.
Much agreed, the manga has so much more comedic parts and is still able to carry on the drama. I think they are condensing a little too much to try and fit in as much as possible. I’m wondering how long this season is going to be.
this arc was bad for drama. most of the manga arcs R good for it.
Agreed. Well, they packed too many cliche lines together. Made fighting animation look too fake and the list goes on; from bad voice acting to bad screen insertions.
I don’t really agree with that. Check other animes and you will realize that Kami No has very high production values. I would even say that its on par with Iroha’s.
high production values yes, but doesnt always mean its better than the original.
Can the show just be Haqua and Elsie sexytimes from now on? No? I has a sad ;_;
Anyway, this was a really good way of shaking up the formula, and it was nice to see a real crisis for a change.
Haqua is completely and totally adorable, and a character type I really love. Elsie’s great and all, but Haqua’s just divine.
Was that an attempt at a funny? <3
yeah… I was kind of waiting for Elsie to kiss Haqua.
Elsie kissing Haqua would have destroyed me. I don’t think my body could have handled the sheer sexiness of hair down Elsie kissing Haqua.
that fantasy exists in doujins. time to look.
Well, the thing is that you can only drive out the heart’s loneliness with love, with a kiss. Elsie said that to Keima. And yet Haqua was cured without that.
Just had the best idea ever! A ringtone of Elsie going “YAY!” during a scene change. Anybody know an episode where she says it clearly so I can rip it?! I WANT TO MAKE IT SO BADLY! Everytime I get a text I can bask in the glory of Elsie…
coincidentally, both Ohana and Elsie has the same seiyuu, ahaha.
Who would have thought (;
I love this series x) I personally would like keima x haqua but then again i have always loved the way elsie acts in her cute mannerisms and keima’s God of conquest mode he goes into.
Elsie has so many cute expressions.
Based on preview image, next episode will still be about Hakua I think.
So her arc’s not over yet!
I’ve always preferred Elsie with her hair let down so when I saw it in anime form, I was suffering from a heart attack. While this show sometimes, or just often, has trouble with handling the humor and drama (as i it doesn’t know what type of show it is) I really, really liked this episode. Good drama and great humor, but we have Kami-sama & his PFP and Elsie being Elsie to thank for that.
It’s amazing how something as simple as a hair style change can draw so much attention. Still it was not bad for a character introduction arh.
well kaminomi gets better as it gets longer… Show Spoiler ▼
Yeah, let’s hope that the DVD/BD sales go well.
they cut off the “hug” from last ep so I guess they’ll skip the chapter about haqua “reviewing” what happened, which is sad since it was hilarious in the manga.
She still reached and grabbed his sleeve so I could still see the joke happening.
Wow, so much happening in this episode that I barely had time to take in how much awesome was packed into it. Haqua’s expressions made me feel for her because I’ve known people in similar situations. Elsie’s compassion was just more for us to love and her suddenly sitting down to draw the fire truck made me facepalm so hard, I think I ended up with a minor concussion.
Nice job covering, Takaii.
ow by the way… spoiler>it looks like is kousaka chihiro’s arc next
I read the manga up to the latest chapter, but the anime is just too good to stop watching it. And very few series can do that.
Kami No gets seriously better and better: this amazing episode is a just a little straw of a enormous cake.
Indeed. Despite knowing how everything will turn out in the end, there’s still something pleasing about seeing it animated anyway.
Quite excited to see Chihiro’s arc start next week.
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im also anxious for chihiro’s arc. not because its chihiro but because there is Show Spoiler ▼
Watashi no tanjou, zettai tanjou. Mokushiroku.
zettai hazushicha ikenai koto wa ne
Zettai Makenai Yowamushi no Uta
I love Haqua but I find the whole execution of this episode was way stretched to fit the 24 minutes format. Oh well, it’s better than a filler episode for sure! I’m not too fond of the next two heroines though.
I’m just an innocent bystander lol.
Keima can be called genuinely “cool” when it counts. Oh, and gotta love his way of avoiding the enemy… Haqua really is cute, too; I feel kind of sorry for her.
https://randomc.net/image/Kami%20nomi%20zo%20Shiru%20Sekai/Kami%20nomi%20zo%20Shiru%20Sekai%20II%20-%2004%20-%20Large%2018.jpg Was the highlight for me…. i rewinded it like 5 times.
Definitely one of the funnier moments this episode ^^
didn’t find this episode interesting but it was good. 😐
Loved the part with Elsie drawing a fire engine and the bonk with the broom
Serious Elsie is serious.
Haqua is here to stay! You’ll never see her gone.
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for a while instead.
Also, Elsie is just really cute when she was pouting and drawing the firetruck. It’s surprising how Elsie looked with her hair down so it’s definitely nice to see that (although I don’t really remember seeing that when I read the manga). Anyway fun episode but the battle was a bit unimpressive.
Why does there exist a TWGOK episode during which I didn’t laugh even once? That’s just wrong.
“The only thing I can think of at this moment is how amazing Elsie looks without her hair tied back. It’s amazing how the entire momentum of the plot, story, and general conflict of the episode was canceled out in the single moment Elsie’s hair decided to do that “flick” movement. While I’m not partial to long or short haired girls (Ohana really shook things up in my head), it was really nice to see Elsie sport a new hairstyle. I personally take the character design of a show really seriously. As superficial as that sounds, it’s something that can make or break an anime for me. In Kami Nomi’s case, Elsie has once again provided everything I could have asked for.”
Thank you for writing a whole paragraph showing your incompetency as a goldfish-viewer who cares only for character design and runs with the flow of whatever kind of plot given to him.
No really, I wouldn’t be able to do a better job emphasizing all of this. And supposedly Im some major troll or something.
BTW, what’s with most of this paragraph talking about how you like her hair? Seriously who cares if you look short hair or long hair? Filling a paragraph with your preffernces without actually talking about the episode IS NOT good reviewing…
And then people attack for asking for some quality… *sigh*
Takaii did talk about the whole episode, specifically the 2nd and 3rd paragraph. You’re just too bothered by his personal view about Elsie’s sudden change in hairstyle. And what’s wrong with it anyway? It did happen in the manga, and most readers are quite surprised by this change.
Besides, what is a good review to you? A well-written sumarization of the episode? Non-biased? Lots of illustrations regarding such episode? Or a pile of spoiler stuff?
As far as I know about this site, RC bloggers (and other bloggers in general who actively write stuff regarding a recently aired episode of any anime they’re currently watching) wrote their OWN PERSONAL views/thoughts/comments about the episode of a specific anime they’re watching. Which means they can talk ANYTHING that’s related to it, even if some areas are nonsensical to you.
If you’re not happy with his writing, why not write yourself a review as a “reply” here? I’ve seen people done this before (particularly in To Aru Kagaku no Railgun which I regularly read whenever a new episode aired).
As much as you don’t care about someone’s short or long hair, I don’t freakin care about trolling/bashing other people’s views on an specific episode of an anime that they love watching.
“Takaii did talk about the whole episode, specifically the 2nd and 3rd paragraph. You’re just too bothered by his personal view about Elsie’s sudden change in hairstyle.”
For the most part you are correct, I won’t deny that. Even though it’s more like Im bothered he wrote a whole paragraph just on that. Also because Takaii’s writing these past few months made me see him as a goldfish viewer who gets easily excieted about plots and is unable to criticize the less better parts\flaws of the episode and tends to like a series based on silly catchy things like character design and art and such. Hack, he actually confrimed half of what I said in his paragraph.. So yeah with him strengthing this view of him, I can’t just help but complain~
“And what’s wrong with it anyway? It did happen in the manga, and most readers are quite surprised by this change.”
Again; whole paragraph, too much info, I don’t see why I should care for his prefernces etcetera etcetera.
Seriously he could’ve just summerized it with one joke…
“Besides, what is a good review to you? A well-written sumarization of the episode? Non-biased? Lots of illustrations regarding such episode? Or a pile of spoiler stuff?
As far as I know about this site, RC bloggers (and other bloggers in general who actively write stuff regarding a recently aired episode of any anime they’re currently watching) wrote their OWN PERSONAL views/thoughts/comments about the episode of a specific anime they’re watching. Which means they can talk ANYTHING that’s related to it, even if some areas are nonsensical to you.”
While I really appreciate summeries as they help someone who dosen’t watch the series to check it out without wasting 20 mins, it’s not something that I criticize the bloggers for not having.
And before I go into what is a good summery to me, I’ll respond to your other point:
Sure the writers can write about anything. You know what? They technically don’t even have to write anything about the episode. There is no internet police that bans and limits them from writing anything they want.
However, if they write shallow opinions that generally don’t have much depth and arn’t really intresting… Well, I fail to see why me and you should waste our time reading them. I mean hack, you could waste it talking about the episode with your friends, even ones that don’t even care much for the series considering the writing here may be just as depthless.
As for my opinion about a good blog review: Well… As pathetic is it may seem I can’t seem to put it into good words. All I can say is it requires to be either very funny with lots of good jokes that fit or a good analyzation of the plot and characters and being able to criticize flaws; stuff that were iffy or just not written well. Naturally this means you’d require a good amount of expirience to know all your memes and shout-outs, tell which plot-point or character is just based on some catchy stuff to make the character seem like it has more depth while being rather shallow, and to recognize recurring anime themes and know to enjoy the bizzare. Such expirience that I think most of the new staff lack. They are able to do these but to a very low extent. Honestly I guess I can’t blame them for that but I have high expectations from this place.
Anyway I’m being very vauge about this all, I understand that, but that’s really my best at trying to explain my view of it.
“If you’re not happy with his writing, why not write yourself a review as a “reply” here? I’ve seen people done this before (particularly in To Aru Kagaku no Railgun which I regularly read whenever a new episode aired).”
I honestly don’t see what me disliking his writing and writing my own review has anything to do with each other. But since you asked I’ll reply anyway; first of all I simply don’t have the time. Im to caught up with my life to carry commitments like these. I guess I also don’t really care about sharing my opinion with general public. I care about it when talking to friends and people I know, but honestly Im not searching for internet popularity or anything so regardless of how intresting my opinion may be, Im not into this whole thing.
Secondly; honestly who would read it? when writing a review you need a fitting stage to put it in. Having a blogging page is a fitting stage where people will see and read it, the comments box isn’t. Only some would come check it out. It’s a waste of effort and it’s honestly better to just open up your own site. If I hear someone is actually intrested in reading these I might consider writing some, but still I don’t really care that much I guess.
“As much as you don’t care about someone’s short or long hair, I don’t freakin care about trolling/bashing other people’s views on an specific episode of an anime that they love watching.”
Lol, you actually DO care. Obviously that’s why youre lecturing me about it.
But anyway, you shouldn’t take these so offensively.
In the end, like there’re people like you who like his writing, there are people like me who don’t.
And while I can’t say my criticism is done in a mannerable way, both fans and bloggers shouldn’t take what I write with too much heartache. I don’t really know how to explain this better but, there is really no need to be too emotional about other people’s online opinions of you. Of course, Im not telling you to ignore me, but if you end up getting offended that’s just taking things out of hand.
I dont think theres a perfect way to blog. people have diff opinions and thus dont always agree with each other.
for example, a blog where the blogger usually makes jokes around the eps of an anime will have usually commenters who laugh/agree with what he says. but if someone who is a bit serious might get annoyed about how the blogger just kids around the ep where something serious or something happened and might try to let them take it seriously(like someone got killed, broken hearted, etc.)
same for a critical blogger. he will point out more of the flaws of the ep rather than the good points(and sometimes doesnt even bother with the good ones). a person who generally likes the show might get annoyed at his criticizing a show and might try to defend it.
your like one of these guys, its better off if you stick with the ones that go your style or dont comment at all about how you hate his blogging style. you can send some advice to improve yes, but saying things like “goldfish-viewer” not only insults the person in question but also the people who like his style and are also similar to him.
“for example, a blog where the blogger usually makes jokes around the eps of an anime will have usually commenters who laugh/agree with what he says. but if someone who is a bit serious might get annoyed about how the blogger just kids around the ep where something serious or something happened and might try to let them take it seriously(like someone got killed, broken hearted, etc.)
same for a critical blogger. he will point out more of the flaws of the ep rather than the good points(and sometimes doesnt even bother with the good ones). a person who generally likes the show might get annoyed at his criticizing a show and might try to defend it.”
I dunno I don’t think a good blogger wouldn’t do these kinda stuff.
I think even jokers would be able to tell when something got deadly serious and slightly change thier style for such episodes.
As for the critical blogger… Well even if you call it critical I think analyzer would be a better term. The blogger talks about both the good and bad aspects which means most of the time the balance between the good and bad should be at least 50%-50%, when the blogger finds more bad aspects than good aspects like you say it’s probably a sign that he is about to give up on the show. When the blogger continues to do this just for the sake of criticizing it just becomes more into bashing the series.
In the end I think a good blogger can pull out of most of these situations.
“your like one of these guys, its better off if you stick with the ones that go your style or dont comment at all about how you hate his blogging style. you can send some advice to improve yes, but saying things like “goldfish-viewer” not only insults the person in question but also the people who like his style and are also similar to him.”
You raise a valid point. I shall try to avoid offensive terms then, if many can’t handle it.
Still, not all I say is “hate talk”, I actually bring up valid points about why I don’t like someone’s writing. That’s pure criticism, there’s no hate to it.
Sure the term “goldfish-viewer” is offensive, I won’t deny that, but take that one term from my post and you have a clear normal criticism there. There’s no personal hate in it.
And being a normal criticism like in any other, there is no need to find it offensive, for both blogger and his fans. You just need to accept it’s okay to voice opinions of dislike as much as it’s okay to voice opinions of admiration.
The comment page dosen’t necessrily have to be full with positive comments.
its ok to have some negative comments yes, but it should be mostly about the ep rather than about the blogger. good you learned that “gold-fish” viewer is whats making your comment seem angry about the blogger. take it out and its just someone making a suggestion at a blogger for improvement.
and as an example for a very critical blog, check out this site. http://blog.seiha.org/
he’ll rarely point out the positive points of the show and mostly just says the flaws instead.
@amado: I don’t think “critical” is the right word to describe that blog.
hmm yeah. maybe im being too nice…
dude. long reply is long.
It sucks how over the internet, someone voicing their opinion turns negatively so quickly. Anyways, please read this whole thing before you start raging. I read through every single thing you wrote, so you should at least return the favor.
I like her hair without the hair tie. I like it a lot.
I don’t think I’d call myself a goldfish viewer, but I don’t like to brood over posts and spend hours over these. If you’d like me to analyze the plot of a show where an otaku is thrust into the situation where he needs to capture girls, I’m not sure where I would go with that. Sure there’s the whole problem of playing with someone’s feeilngs, but that’s not how I view this show. Frankly if that’s how it came off, I wouldn’t be watching it. Plus I don’t see how character design is a silly thing, especially since I don’t understand why you’d watch something if you don’t like seeing what’s on the screen.
Someone told me that they didn’t like her hair either. That’s fine, since you have your own opinion. It’s not like I’m going to force you to change your personal tastes.
I’ve tried writing the same post numerous ways once. Didn’t end up so good. But before you go and start attacking my writing, you should try episodic blogging for a little bit. Try getting a post out within 24 hours of it airing while balancing work, school, and life.
No, this isn’t an appeal to pity, I just want to make it clear that blogging isn’t some walk in the park. The reason I even blog is because I enjoy doing it.
Anyways, long story short I appreciate the fact that it seems like you’re trying to somewhat objectively voice your opinion. I would love to be able to change my writing style little by little since I’m not 100% satisfied with it. At the same time, I don’t see why you needed to call me a goldfish. Please don’t forget that these are first impressions. They are my first impressions and I can choose to write about whatever I want to. When you figure out how to manage your time better, go start a blog and start doing some episodic blogging and then we’ll talk.
Either ways, case closed. I don’t get butthurt over these things, and I hope you still come visit the site even if you’re not reading my posts. (:
Elsie x Keima?
Season 3, please hurry up and smash this rumor to the ground…
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*nod* that will be the season ender I think… hope so…
If Tenri were going to show up, she’d be in the opening.
Besides, she’s not until after Tsukiyo, Yukie and Minami. If anything, she’d be the closer for season 3. Assuming there is one.
probably gonna be like haqua last season. the anime will tease her at the final episode.
Oh yeah long haired Elsie!
You know when shit is gonna happen when you look at those eyes.
Takaii, didn’t you know the ED song version of this episode only featureed Haqua and Elsie’s voice actresses?
Nice catch! I didn’t even notice that one.
We need more hair down Elsie because she just kicked all ass this episode! 😀
As far as I can remember, that’s the only scenario when Elsie had her hair down (except in some bath scenes, lol), since I’ve read the manga from the very first chapter till the current one (ch. 140).
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to match Kanon’s hairstyle, Show Spoiler ▼
The Weiss seems to be interested in drama as it did not do much while Haqua and Elsie were chatting up… Other than that, no complaints XD love the episode.
Will they censor the next episode where theres that scene with Keima and Haqua?
No one commented how the background music in this episode is a step above from the first season!? I watched this episode in headphones and that was really good work from the one who chose and put that music. I was feeling the orchestral music. Good job from the creators!
I don’t know why they’re making so many firetruck jokes. Elsie has an obsession, and pyromania is nothing to joke about.