Walk Forever

Know that manly tears have been shed

I wasn’t really expecting much from this chapter but color me surprised when Wakaki pulled an awesome stunt like this. And who wouldn’t? After all the times he suffered and endured and saved people, this is the only time they are able to read Keima’s intentions and understand why he did all those things. Keima may have a committed a lot of atrocities from the girls’ perspective but he did it with a reason.

More so, to reveal that he considered them his friends is something that has really taken me aback. It’s quite refreshing to see Keima see them as something more than capture targets. For him to shed insight to the girls that goes beyond parameters or data for capture is an expose that allows the readers to see Keima in a different light. We see how far Keima has grown and have changed ever since this conquest business took place.

But in a way, this feels like a death flag of sorts. Will Keima be able to come back even with the help of the goddess? Will the world be saved?


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. x
    Mar 16, 2014 @ 13:18:21

    This feels like part of a memoir, an autobiography or a letter from someone who knows his end is near T_T.

    Well, it’s been rather obvious that Keima sees them more than just capture targets, only that it has never been put into so many words before this. Reason or no reason, I can’t even imagine the kind of emotions he goes through while multi-timing those he considers his friends.


  2. x
    Mar 18, 2014 @ 04:04:02

    BTW, it’s been confirmed that this is ending real soon. Hope the last few chapters will be satisfying ;). I wonder what Wakaki is planning to do after this manga ends…


  3. baka~
    Mar 18, 2014 @ 08:38:08

    I think this series ending was evident ever since the Goddess Arc began. After conquering almost every girl template out there, what is there left for Keima?

    If anything, the Goddess Arc is the proper route for this series’ closure. More than capturing girls, this was the arc that really pushed Keima to the brink. As much as I hate to admit it, ever since the Goddess Arc began, Keima had been in one of the wildest emotional roller coasters of his life!


  4. P3r50n5_UnKnWn
    Mar 29, 2014 @ 11:22:57

    That’s true. At some point in time, some people would think that he would really succumb to the real world. In this sense, he did, which is, of course, a good thing. Overall, we see how Keima became someone who truly valued friendship beyond what’s behind the PFP. But even behind that screen, he sees no friends but targets.
    So, seeing this part just hit me in the feels. Well, even if it took him a time travel arc, arc loops, and a normal girl who liked him for who he is beforehand, this showed somewhat that you can’t escape the real. There will always be people who you cherish the most because they’ve been there for you even if you don’t acknowledge them for that…
    I felt it ending only midway during the arc because what else is there to do after the final battle with those Ancient Hell fanatics?


  5. baka~
    Mar 30, 2014 @ 14:22:09

    Like with how Hachiman (oregairu) saves the day by becoming the dark knight, Keima too does his fair share of getting his hands dirty on order to get the deed done. But to be honest, I think that what Keima does, “toying” with emotions, is far worse than what Hachiman would do and as ironic as it may seem, he deserves the shit that has happened to him so far. The amazing thing about him though is, like Hachiman, he never gives up. No matter how shitty the game called life is, Keima probably sees it as a gamer’s duty to see the game through the end.


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