Kami Nomi zo Shiru Sekai II Episode 11 – Not Enough Elsie
With the last episode of this wonderful show, The World Only God Knows, slated for release next week on June 28, 2011, one can only feel bittersweet about the whole ordeal. The entire season thus far has been a treat and I’m glad to see that it’s gaining popularity. The most recent arc dealt with Nagase Jun (up top) and we now get down to what’s been bothering her and how Keima gets around this particular problem.
Yes, Nagase, your arc is over, and this week’s episode has us following Keima and Elsie as they tail Nagase to a wrestling match. In order to get her talking, Keima conjures up a fake ticket by way of Elsie’s raiment. This leads to a short scene where Nagase gets surprised and then depressed. Sensing the chance to strike, Keima pulls her down into his seat and tells her that they can watch together.The two of them get closer during the show and Nagase is enjoying herself until Keima brings up the basketball team and asks her why everything went bad. Nagase is surprised and runs away after this. The next day in school, she urges everyone to join a marathon, much to everyone’s chagrin. When her proposal is met with disdain, she yells at everyone for being selfish and runs away, yet again.
The one to find Nagase while she’s down happens to be Keima. He encourages her to keep on going and to disregard what everyone else says about her ways and passion. Nagase’s captivated by his willingness to put himself aside for her and is about to kiss him when the rest of the students come into the gym and apologize for their behavior. Her final day as a teacher comes up, and though she’s elated at the fact that the students have come to accept her, Nagase can’t help but feel depressed that Keima is nowhere to be seen. On her way home, she catches him playing his PFP and proceeds to thank him for all he’s done. Before she leaves, she even plants a kiss on him. And with that, one more Loose Soul is caught.
I just wanted to say what a great run it’s been this season for Kami Nomi, but perhaps I’ll save the rest for the last episode, which will come out next week. But anyways, there hasn’t been quite as much Elsie as I would have liked. I suspected that she would be a main character given that she was introduced early on in the series, and though she’s present in every episode, she’s been shoved down to the position of a side character. I guess that’s why we’ll never have an Elsie-centric arc any time soon until the end of the series when the mangaka wants to wrap things up.
Keima was right-on in regards to Nagase’s personal problems and saw right through her, though I guess it’s not that amazing given that most fans probably would have saw through it anyways. But then again, we have the benefit of hearing inner monologues, so yeah. Power to the viewers.
But anyways, I didn’t expect Keima to go about solving Nagase’s problems in the way that he did. Instead of urging her to tone down her passionate lectures a bit and become more understanding, he tells her to become more out-spoken about her ideals and to become more passionate. That looks good on paper and all, but people are bound to get annoyed with the constant life counseling that she’s been giving. I know I would. Keima says that people get mad when they hear ideas that somehow contradict what they think of themselves, and that’s true, and I agree. Unfortunately, I only agree to that point as Nagase was, honestly, becoming a tad bit annoying with her efforts to get people to better themselves. At the end of the day though, it worked out, so I’m happy for that at least
Posted on June 21, 2011, in Anime, Episode Reviews, The World Only God Knows and tagged Anime, Elsie, Episode, Kami Nomi zo Shiru Sekai, Katsuragi Keima, Nagase Jun, Review, The World Only God Knows II, Yui K-ON. Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.