Galge games, in particular, are targeted towards men, where you play to capture the hearts of many beautiful female love interests. As such, anime following the same concept of the MC making beautiful girls fall in love using the same galge tropes and the typical setups seems like an appealing concept. And The World God Only Knows series is a great example of how to use a galge tropes-based plot and make it enjoyable to watch.
However, as it’s basically a linear story for each route, the narrative seems to be a bit of a mess, with the first few episodes being a slow burn. If you can make it through these sometimes difficult episodes, the plot gains a much greater sense of scale, with continuity building more and more as the episodes go on. The World God Only Knows is an interesting show to watch, with hours of comedy, good character chemistry, and some fanservice.
If you are thinking of giving The World God Only Knows anime series a try, here’s a guide to help you watch it in the correct order.
The World God Only Knows Watch Order:
1. The World God Only Knows
Alternate Title: Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai
2. The World God Only Knows II
Alternate Title: Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai II
3. The World God Only Knows: Four Girls and an Idol
Alternate Title: Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai: 4-nin to Idol
Episodes: 1 (OVA)
4. The World God Only Knows: Tenri Arc
Alternate Title: Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai: Tenri-hen
Episodes: 2 (OVA)
5. The World God Only Knows: Goddesses
Alternate Title: Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai: Megami-hen
The World God Only Knows is a comedy harem anime series adapted from the manga series of the same name written and illustrated by Tamiki Wakaki.
Synopsis: Keima Katsuragi can easily win the heart of any 3D girl in a dating sim and is considered the “God of Conquest” by fellow gamers. So when he comes across a message with a request to conquer girls, he accepts it without giving it any thought. But he was not expecting the quest to capture runaway spirits living inside a real girl’s heart. Moreover, Keima is forced to help or else he will die. Now the “God of Conquest” has to defeat a real-life dating sim to free a girl from a spirit by making the girl fall in love with him.