Risks and Rewards

This exchange determined it all

This chapter tore me apart not just because Chihiro didn’t have the because but because of Chihiro’s background and how she didn’t have the opportunity to be granted a goddess. Looking back, Chihiro’s arc deemed herself as a side character. From her world, she can never stand out or even match up to the main character’s realm. Sure, she has guts, she has motivation, and even after her capture, she changed. She took on a more bold role of leading but in the end she’s still a side character and it’s quite painful considering how this chapter potentially gave her the opportunity to stand out.

By having a goddess inside her, it would mean that her chance to take on a more heroic role just went up a notch considering all goddesses will be involved, sooner or later, in a much cohesive plot revolving around hell. In the end, a side character is doomed to stay as a side character no matter how much she has changed.

With Keima’s miss, so many events are about to happen especially with Lune around which seem to have figured out what Keima has been doing considering how she requested for Haqua’s Celestial Robe a few episodes ago. With the discovery of the final goddess, and her lurking around Ayumi, various scenarios are about to take place in which I speculate:

1) Lune is misled into thinking that Chihiro has the goddess and harm befalls on her (because they can do this much to side characters ;_;)

2) Keima gets captured by Vintage

3) Ayumi is harmed by Lune

4) Haqua comes to their rescue

Regardless, things are spicing up and I get a feeling that this series will be drawing to an epic close, though, I hope not sooner since Kaminomi IS a lot of fun.

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. x
    Nov 09, 2011 @ 23:36:43

    This was a painful chapter, made me cry and laugh many times. I might be wrong, but I still think that Chihiro could end up being an influential figure in the story. Not a super heroine with a goddess within, but someone part of the main story. The other part about having a goddess within the girl in this manga is that the girl tend to get overshadowed by the goddess. So in a way, it is a compromise as well.

    As for Lune, I don’t think the situation is that dire. How much was really recorded in the robe? I think that she might only know of the locations Haqua has been before and not other details. Otherwise the conversation she had a few chapters back on the communication device wouldn’t make too much sense, given that Vintage doesn’t seem to know enough to mobilize more forces against Keima.

    Don’t forget that Yuri Nikaido is probably lurking around still. Not to mention that Akari’s whereabouts is unaccounted for. They are hunting for Vintage members. As for Haqua, it’s hard to say when she will show up.

    Given that the author intends for at least another 10 volumes. 10 chapters per volume = 100 chapters. Weekly manga 1 chapter = 1 week for the most part. 100 weeks means more than two years if we take into account holidays. I don’t think we will see the end so soon. I’m expecting a climax of sorts at the end of the festival though.

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  2. baka~
    Nov 10, 2011 @ 00:08:45

    @X

    a climax of sorts by the end of the festival which would hopefully give way to a brand new arc where old hell and the goddesses take center stage

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  3. x
    Nov 10, 2011 @ 05:30:24

    I wonder what Keima would end up doing if old hell and the goddesses take center stage. It’s not exactly his home turf. Given how much he is struggling now, I can’t imagine him surviving when that happens.

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  4. baka~
    Nov 13, 2011 @ 19:24:24

    Unless he’s used as a bargaining chip. His life for the Godesses’ which would make sense considering how important he truly is.

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  5. x
    Nov 16, 2011 @ 16:20:19

    chapter 166, heartbreaking. Though not entirely unexpected. With the last scene in the chapter, hard to say what will happen next…

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