Kaminomi ch 150: God Falls

Oh how I've waited for this downfall!!


It’s not that I want Keima to fall but rather, the signs of his fatigue building up was long overdue considering the shit he’s been through ever since the goddess arc started. On end end, God deserves a break from both games and captures. On another, the chances of Fiore escaping is high… Will that teacher who’s been spying on him come and save the day?

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  1. x
    Jul 12, 2011 @ 05:43:18

    Considering that they have left Fiore at home without supervision for days, she had ample opportunity to escape if she could. I would say that this is an opportunity for Fiore to get to know Keima better. What I do wonder is if he requires immediate medical attention, the way he collapsed on that table looks painful and unnatural.

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  2. baka~
    Jul 12, 2011 @ 05:57:57

    So Fiore might fall in-love with Keima… Like the rest of the devils… orz… if this is the case, why not send Keima to Vintage and have them fall head over heels to him XD

    the way he collapsed on that table looks painful and unnatural.

    I’m not seeing anything major yet save for a fever. What i’m predicting though is how this may get Shiori killed (should she visit Keima) or an opportunity presents itself where Keima gets nursed back to health (HURRY UP HOME HAQUAAAA!!). Honestly, the tragedy of Katsuragi Keima is that he has done so much for all of them yet received not even a word of thanks.

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    • x
      Jul 12, 2011 @ 07:19:30

      Sigh, it’s funny how the demons fall for this guy so easily, while he struggles so hard with many of his targets. Aren’t they supposed to have more than 400 years worth of life experience? I suppose life in hell sucks in this department.

      That fever sounds really bad if he can’t even move, but I guess that could be just exhaustion, half a day of sleep will bring him back up. Though in that position, the backache will last for a couple of days.

      Shiori visiting? Might be interesting. Though I suspect, if he does not have anything really serious, he would have recovered before her inner dialogue with herself about it. If Haqua was on top of things, she might have arranged for Elsie or Tenri to pay a visit to check up on the guy. Though that probably would happen only in the evening. Given that there’s no one to pick up the phone or open the door, I wonder who else could give him a hand. Maybe his mom will come back? Seems unlikely.

      Well, Elsie is thankful 😛 , though nobody seems to care XD. Tenri does try to show her appreciation. Haqua does thank him in her own way. But in general I agree, he does deserve a lot better after this ordeal. Though he probably just wants to get over the whole thing and go back to gaming.

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  3. tomphile
    Jul 13, 2011 @ 02:06:56

    Maybe Keima has a God/ess inside of him 😛

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  4. baka~
    Jul 13, 2011 @ 06:11:09

    @Tom

    I hope not. It would be uncool if all his captures were because he had that T_T

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  5. x
    Jul 21, 2011 @ 15:09:03

    Doesn’t look like Haqua will be coming home soon. Seems like Keima will be on his own for a while… sigh.

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  6. baka~
    Jul 21, 2011 @ 22:51:14

    @X

    I wouldn’t really say “on his own”. Knowing how Tamaki Wakaki did the earlier chapters, i’m predicting some unexpected development where Keima may set flags during his sorry state: Most probably Tenri finally growing her wings or Shiori’s absolute capture. Also, my gut tells me that the only way to heal Keima is for Kanon (was her goddess Mercury?) to heal him considering how it was mentioned that Kanon’s Goddess is an expert in healing. The only way for Kanon to wake up is to use the power of 3-4 goddesses.. iirc

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    • x
      Jul 22, 2011 @ 06:15:25

      It was Apollo, and yes, she is a healer. Diana said that Mercury (the currently still unaccounted for goddess) might be able to break the spell on Apollo/Kanon.

      I was under the impression that Diana/Tenri has grown wings. Though it would be interesting to see Tenri openly admit her feelings for Keima.

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      • baka~
        Jul 23, 2011 @ 01:53:26

        Well, Tenri had her halo but unlike her sisters who professed their love for Keima, she has yet to grow her wings

      • x
        Jul 23, 2011 @ 07:40:38

        I thought she gained them in chapter 139. Unless that doesn’t count for some reason.

      • baka~
        Jul 23, 2011 @ 10:46:58

        I don’t know… it seems that her wings have the potential to grow once she acknowledges her feelings but since she’s negative about Keima, I don’t think her wings fully reveal itself just yet.

      • x
        Jul 23, 2011 @ 11:39:10

        I’d argue Tenri is a lot less negative about Keima compared to the other girls (with the exception of maybe Yui), she is probably the only one to find his game playing antics amusing .At the moment she is not ambitious enough to get closer to Keima. On the other hand, I would agree if you are talking about Diana. She’s being tsundere about Keima. We did get to see her wings for only a moment in 139, I guess it is arguable if that can be considered a full reveal. What I’m confused about is the inconsistency. Vulcan hates Keima, Minerva is afraid of Keima, but they both have wings. Not sure what kind of negativity about Keima can cause the wings to not appear.

      • baka~
        Jul 23, 2011 @ 15:49:56

        Vulcan hates Keima, Minerva is afraid of Keima, but they both have wings

        This is a good point to talk about.

        But here’s my take on the matter:

        While Diana and Vulcan acts like an overprotective friend to their host, you have to admit that they spent the most time with Tenri/Tsukiyo and this is the reason why they want to protect them from Keima considering how he looks like a total scum of the earth. However, these two goddesses know Keima differently and this played a huge factor on how Vulcan was able to grow wings and Diana’s not fully manifesting her own.

        1) Diana knows what Keima has been doing. Much like Haqua knowing that Keima is capturing girls, Diana knows that Keima IS a womanizer.

        2) Vulcan knows Keima from Tsukiyo’s capture. I doubt that she knows that he’s been doing this gig for a long time or that he’s running after other goddesses considering she has yet to see Mars and Minerva.

        3) As for Minerva, I have a fragment of doubt whether she truly is Shiori’s goddess. Well, unlike other goddesses, she is able to co-exist alongside Shiori and not within her. I read form a forum/comment that she may even be Chihiro or Ayumi’s goddess which kinda goes opposite of Minerva’s nature but the possibility makes her interesting.

      • x
        Jul 23, 2011 @ 19:58:15

        I can mostly agree with point 1. You also could say the same about Tenri.

        On point 2. Vulcan has seen first hand, Keima going after Shiori. That was the main trigger for her hatred. Additionally, from her conversation with Keima (chapter 139), it seems that she may already suspect that he will be or he is already going after them. Does this suggest that Diana finds Keima more repulsive than Vulcan finds Keima repulsive? The degree of repulsiveness that affects their ability to grow wings? and gain more power?

        On point 3. Minerva did appear within Shiori and has even appeared in Shiori’s home, not just in the library. She introduced herself to Shiori. The wings grew on Shiori. So unless this is some really contrived setup just to trick Keima and whoever who might be coming after the goddesses (and confuse/abuse/torture Shiori in the process), I would say all evidence point to her being Shiori’s goddess.

        I have a feeling that this whole wings/no-wings thing is that it probably has nothing to do with the goddess, but more to do with the host’s feelings. A few differences between Tenri and the other goddess hosts:

        1) Tenri may have been in love with Keima for a long time, but she has not expressed her love to Keima. The other goddess hosts all have expressed their feelings to Keima (most through kissing, Shiori through her “novel”).

        2) Tenri does not even consider going after Keima for a romantic relationship. The other hosts, on the other hand, wanted to be in a romantic relationship with Keima.

        3) Even if Tenri loves Keima, she does not think that Keima is in love with her. Unlike the other hosts, who consider their love with Keima to be mutual.

        4) Keima has not given Tenri much attention. In chapter 139, her wings appeared due just to Keima apologizing to her, touching her heart for a moment. Whereas Keima worked a lot more on the other hosts.

        I know I’m kind of contradicting my earlier comment about her not being “negative” with these points, but I think there’s a difference between Tenri not being a “romantic relationship” with Keima and her having a negative impression of him.

      • baka~
        Jul 23, 2011 @ 20:46:50

        Vulcan has seen first hand, Keima going after Shiori. That was the main trigger for her hatred.

        Agreed but iirc, Diana knows Keima going after other girls after she revealed herself to him. I guess what Vulcan knows about Keima is limited considering how Diana knows the number of captures he’s been doing. Then again, Vulcan has been trying to kill Keima even during Tsukiyo’s omake XD

        1) Tenri may have been in love with Keima for a long time, but she has not expressed her love to Keima. The other goddess hosts all have expressed their feelings to Keima (most through kissing, Shiori through her “novel”).

        Iirc, I think they kissed in her arc to the point that she fainted. But unlike the other girls, she did not lose memory of that kiss.

        2) Tenri does not even consider going after Keima for a romantic relationship. The other hosts, on the other hand, wanted to be in a romantic relationship with Keima.

        I think Tenri is just shy. It’s Diana who’s forcing her to be bold and take a step up ahead.

        3) Even if Tenri loves Keima, she does not think that Keima is in love with her. Unlike the other hosts, who consider their love with Keima to be mutual… 4) Keima has not given Tenri much attention. In chapter 139, her wings appeared due just to Keima apologizing to her, touching her heart for a moment. Whereas Keima worked a lot more on the other hosts.

        I think the reason Tenri thinks this way is because she is not Keima’s capture target. Ever since Keima narrowed down the 6 girls, he’s been giving them special attention to lure the goddesses out of hiding. I guess if the circumstances called for it, Keima would make Tenri “feel” that he is in love with her.

      • x
        Jul 23, 2011 @ 22:25:03

        Tenri’s kiss, though overwhelming for her to the point of fainting, was seen by her as “acting” with Keima. She did not consider it an expression of her love.

        Agree on the shy bit, which does not help further develop her love for Keima.

        Agreed on the “not Keima’s capture target” bit. I think this is probably the main cause of Diana not getting her wings. Just having Keima apologize to Tenri allowed the wings to appear, even if it was only for a moment. If Keima gives her special attention, I can’t imagine what kind of power Diana will gain. However I think that it would be difficult for Keima to convince her that he is in love with her though, given her familiarity with Keima (his true love for Yokkyun :p) and her knowledge about what is going on. I bet Keima would probably still find a way though.

  7. x
    Aug 17, 2011 @ 00:37:25

    Finally! It resumes!!! ch 153 (At RH).

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  8. x
    Aug 23, 2011 @ 22:36:34

    chapter 154: HNNNNNGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!! dies……………………………

    Seriously, after Carnival Phantasm, I didn’t think I’d die from this again this week…

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  9. baka~
    Aug 24, 2011 @ 22:00:22

    That was a rather daring move on Keima’s part… He’s too lucky to have established flags before he got sick. the question know is which among the holds the goddess?

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  10. x
    Aug 24, 2011 @ 23:00:25

    The thing is, he doesn’t know. Even the girls he picked are based on his own crackpot theory that he was divined to have the goddesses near him XD.

    What I’m wondering is what is Ayumi and Chihiro thinking?

    With the way Keima hid Ayumi, I have to wonder if her reaction reflects a bit of how she views him. Her view of him has been ambiguous to us readers for a long while. We see her seemingly flirting with him on and off, but never anything definite. This time however, this guy just manhandled her, push her onto a bed, jump on her, covers her with a blanket and all she complains about is why she had to hide? Are you kidding me? Even if she was in love with him, it seems really unlikely she would react the way she did if there was not something much more going on. Does that mean that all this while she sees him as her (maybe slightly estranged) boyfriend? 😛 What implications does this have in terms of her having a goddess?

    As for Chihiro, what a poor excuse she is using to come to Keima’s place. It’s pretty obvious she came to see him and not Elsie. She wanted to talk to Keima without Elsie around? And what’s with the otamegane/katsuragi switch? The conversation she have with him towards the end of the chapter feels like a confession or a confrontation.

    One theory I have that seems to fit with this chapter is that Ayumi has the goddess (so she eventually remembered everything from her capture, and thinks of Keima as her secret boyfriend) and Chihiro is in love with Keima (and is about to confess to him like she confess to boys before her capture). Of course I don’t really have much confidence in this theory, given how many times this manga has surprised me (it could easily be the other way round or even completely different) XD

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  11. baka~
    Aug 26, 2011 @ 02:53:26

    hmm.. I think you’re pushing it a bit in the sense that Ayumi sees Keima as her boyfriend but I kinda get where you’re coming from. However, we can assume that this behavior is caused by Ayumi’s “change” after her runaway spirit was captured. The same goes with Chihiro’s attitude with Keima.

    However, these girls seem to be showing more concern to him, especially during the rumor about him and Kanon. Both of them were agitated by that fact (in fact, all of the girls are) so we can again blame this development to their reform.

    As to how one identifies the goddess, I have a feeling that neither of them has it and probably, the last goddess is from someone he has yet to capture. Why is that? because so far, neither of them has shown enhanced talent. This is a speculation though but looking back, all goddesses inhibited “powers” that reflect their personality i.e. Kanon being a brighter star, Shiori being able to organize her thoughts and feelings, Tsukiyo controlling the objects, etc. So far, Ayumi and Chihiro have yet to show signs of this.

    If neither of them has the goddess then this means that whatever their feeling towards Keima is genuine attraction.

    the least theoretical statement that I could propose would be that… the final goddess are twin… and with some divine deus ex machina plot, they ended up in both Ayumi and Chihiro… why? Because the harm ending is the ending where everyone is happy :p

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  12. x
    Aug 26, 2011 @ 04:10:35

    If you talk about “powers”, Ayumi has her running and Chihiro has her music composition and expression. Some have argued that Ayumi has shown exceptional ability in running due to the goddess, though I think that it is arguable either way. Though some might say that picking up the guitar in half a year and forming a band is pretty impressive. Chihiro has yet to demonstrate what most of us would consider as an exceptional talent from what we have seen. So I agree that both have yet to show definite signs.

    Regardless of having or not having goddesses, I think that their feelings are genuine though. There is definitely attraction, despite him being the persecuted class nerd. Some have even argued that Ayumi might have secretly been attracted to him even before this whole mess began for Keima (being the tsundere character, she doesn’t express it well XD).

    As for the deus ex machina plot, well that’s just the biggest cop out that can happen in this arc. Twin goddesses both with the same name sounds interesting. However this means that eventually he has to face 7 girls with 7 goddesses at the same time. That’s going to be riot. And I thought 6 was more than enough to get this guy killed.

    Alternatively, if neither have the goddess, then he has 2 girls who are deeply in love with him but have nothing to do with the goddess situation. Does that mean his “harem” will have to grow even further as he continue his hunt for the last goddess?

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  13. x
    Aug 30, 2011 @ 18:21:10

    And 155 out at RH! Carnival Phantasm episode 3 is out at UTW as well.

    She actually did it! XD. Though it was a little disappointing, but she did it! Well we have to wait till next chapter for the result or lack thereof. Sigh.

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