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The World God Only Knows 1 (The World God Only Knows #1)

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Durch ein Missverständnis hat sich der smarte Nerd Keima dazu verpflichtet, für Teufelin Elsee die Herzen unschuldiger Mädchen zu erobern. Denn dieser sind Geister aus der Hölle entwischt, die sich nun in Mädchenherzen verstecken. Nur, wenn sich die Mädchen in Keima verlieben, öffnen sich ihre Herzen und der Geist kann gefangen werden. Keima bleibt keine andere Wahl, als d ...more
Paperback, 185 pages
Published 2011 by Egmont Manga Anime (first published July 10th 2008)
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Daniel Gutierrez
The series starts off funny... but actually ends up ultimately being a very clever take on the harem genre (more below), and has a lot to say about what it means to be human and to be flawed. It goes in a lot of very strange ways, and not every chapter of the series is 5-star satisfying... but the ending to the series is by far the best I've seen for a long running manga.

I think it's important to mention that the harem manga/anime genre is pretty terrible... it's normally just fully indulgent an
Jan 10, 2013 Cory rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Very entertaining. Usually there is some great romantic drama in harem manga, but this one actually brings an analytical approach to things. So as a guide for getting a girlfriend. Bleh. For a laugh out loud comedy. Oh yes.
A good light hearted manga. Well mostly light hearted anyways. Good concept and story line. Characters are well expressed and interesting. Main protagonist is likeable. Also funny and romantic in a different way.
Mayank Agarwal
The manga was fun in the beginning with the unique protagonist. His way of analyzing love and comparing it to a game gave us a lot of laugh. The coming of age element and all the different challenges/conquest made it a great read But ones the time traveling arc started things became too confusing and it went downhill.
For the first 200 odd chapters it's 5/5
the last 70 odd chapters is 1/5
(I want to disclose that I read the fan translated English version of this via MangaFox.)

This really is a cute series, but I have to say that it's a little too "monster of the day" so far. I love the premise of a dating sim otaku having to win the heart of girls, but this if you're looking for something that will be quickly wrapped up and not be 100+ chapters, this isn't that type of manga.

It does have a better premise than most as far as "umpteen chapters for eternity" mangas tend to go, so I'
I'll do a proper review why I love this series another day. Until now, four stars.
Jun 04, 2013 Lynna rated it 5 of 5 stars
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Starts out weird, then gets really interesting!
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