Reality is such a bad game. -Keima Katsuragi
Ahh, The World God Only Knows! Divine anime! Divine = romantic!
Just like Yagami Light claimed that he was God of the new world, Keima claims to be God in his own 2-D world. His nickname is Otoshi-gami, in other words, “God of conquering 2-D girls.” Yes, the word “conquer” in otaku jargon means “to make girls fall in love.” Conquistador of the dating sim. Tokimemo, Kimikiss, Amagami, and Love Plus (Love Minus). But somehow he ends up making a contract with Elsie, a girl from Hell, and has to conquer 3-D girls in order to save both his life and Elsie’s. A symbol of contract is not a ring like RosenMaiden, but a collar around the neck like dogs. If the contract is not honored, his neck will be chopped off. It’s not Yubikiri (finger cut-off, i.e. “pinky swear”) nor Harakiri, but Kubikiri (neck cut-off, “fired”). These real girls are cursed by evil spirits from Hell. And the only way to exorcise these evil spirits is to make girls fall in love with him. Love power has Ghost Buster effect. So, it’s like of ChaosHead mixed with Moetan, Cardcaptor Sakura with RosenMaiden flavor.
Yeah, I’m like Keima. I’m not really a gamer, but I’m also a 2-D resident. Dante’s Divine Comedy would have been a dating sim if he lived today. He would have been a game creator or animator. So, he could revive his first love, Beatrice in 2-D. But back then, they didn’t have PlayStation, Nintendo DS, or PSP, or any visual novel, so his medium was only limited to analog writing. In other words, today’s Divine Comedy is dating sim!
Well, 2-D citizens are not understandable to many. But, I don’t care if people don’t understand me, as long as we all understand each other that we’re all different and unique. Yes, I have to admit it’s a lonely feeling, which is why I’m probably into romantic comedy anime, clinging to moe.
Yes, reality is such a bad game. In 3-D, a capitalist world of market fundamentalism, especially the United States, Wall Street, money game dominates our lives. Who would go out with an otaku living off stacks of cup-ramen? How many times I tried not to get attracted to real girls. But they are still…
Girls…they are utterly cute. When they smile and give me a little shy hand waving like “Hi~,” OMG, a little girly gesture like that, a lightning bolt strikes my chest! And if I accidentally make an eye contact with a girl, and she smiles back, OMG! I can’t look at her directly anymore, my heart would throb, and before I know, it’s too late, I have fallen in love. Am I over-romantic? And that causes pain in me. And I suffer the entire night. Yes, God is a concept to measure our pain like John Lennon said.
Since adolescence, my heart has long rusted in poverty. Saudade…
But, God of the new world! Yes, God of 2-D. The day of collective unconsciousness is over. That kind of collective community deity is over such as Abraham’s deity. Today’s Japanese youth is pretty much compartmentalized and otakunized. The word “My Boom” symbolizes that. Boom used to be for the mass, and if people didn’t follow it, they were branded as outcasts like I was. I didn’t fit in. But now it’s okay not to fit in, nobody accuses you for having your own world that nobody understands. 2-D is better than 3-D for sure. I know how cruel a community can get to an individual. I spent school days in Japan before “My Boom” era. So now we can live in our own caves. You can live in the world that nobody knows and understands. Yes, the world God only knows. Thus, you are God! I am God. She is God. He is God. All otakus are God!