Just when things are starting to come together for Keima in the world of ten years past, we get a chapter cutting ahead to present time Kanon. It’s a rather short one too! It does, however, shed some light on some interesting stuff and suggests the possibility that Wakaki might have been thinking further ahead than some people thought. For a time, while this particular arc was in a slump, there were people who claimed that Wakaki had intended to end the series immediately following the goddess arc. True or not, it does seem that some of the things in this arc have been foreshadowed since long ago.
Most notably here, we have the revelation that Keima’s younger self has been brought into the present in exchange for his present self being sent into the past. This probably ties in with why Keima’s memories around these events in the past were lacking – he hadn’t been there in the first place. So this brings up another question – is Keima actually trying to change the past at all? Or is he merely acting to keep the present as it was. I personally suspect the latter – that it will result in the freeing of the spirits and no changes in present time at all. Now that Kanon is interacting with the younger Keima, it also brings up the question of what happens to his memories. Will they wipe them… or is it that Kanon somehow managed to scar him so badly his seven year old mind couldn’t handle it? Who knows!
tl;dr: @MoombaDS – A short chapter, but one with some interesting thoughts. #TWGOK