This arc seems to be going to some strange and potentially dodgy places. I’m not even entirely sure what to expect anymore or why this is apparently essential to the rest of the arc, but apparently Wakaki felt it was. So far, in many ways, this arc has been quite the departure from the Kami nomi norm and this chapter only serves to emphasise that fact. We’ve had quite a few extended periods in which very little happens in each chapter despite the larger threats that are apparently looming, such as the hunt for the goddesses in the present and the entire situation with Dokurou. It’s definitely been a pretty unusual arc, and given how this chapter ended I can only imagine it’s going to get stranger.
It’s a little funny that Urara wants to be seen as an adult but is still both extremely naive and prone to using childish methods to try and get her own way. Somehow she succeeds in pressuring Keima (though things seem to have gone in a direction even he couldn’t have predicted). Additionally, he’s finally realised what I pointed out a few chapters ago – that he’s already come across mention of ‘Shiratori’ before, so hopefully we may begin to see some more light shed on that aspect. There’s also a nice panel during his recitation of the tenets of capturing targets – a pause which could well hint at certain residual feelings for Chihiro in the wake of the last arc.
tl;dr: @MoombaDS – Wakaki seems to be taking us down some pretty strange roads with this latest arc! #TWGOK