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I watched seasons one and two and have started watching season three, but something seems to have been lost along the way. I know about the OVAs (Four Girls and and Idol, Tenri, Magical Girl Kanon) and read their stories so I know what those characters are from, but there seem to still be other girls in season three that I have no idea where they come from and from the best of my searching I don't see any other OVA or movie where they would have been featured. Is it a manga thing? There's a doll girl, something about a gender swap, and a mad scientist. Where did they come from?

The same thing happened when moving from the second season of Hayate to Cuties and Can't Take My Eyes Off You. It was all going well and good, but then suddenly there is a dorm where all the girls live and there are new girls and it just lost me completely. Would be a shame to have another series fall the same way.

Anyone fill me in one what happened there?
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I watched seasons one and two and have started watching season three, but something seems to have been lost along the way. I know about the OVAs (Four Girls and and Idol, Tenri, Magical Girl Kanon) and read their stories so I know what those characters are from, but there seem to still be other girls in season three that I have no idea where they come from and from the best of my searching I don't see any other OVA or movie where they would have been featured. Is it a manga thing? There's a doll girl, something about a gender swap, and a mad scientist. Where did they come from?

The same thing happened when moving from the second season of Hayate to Cuties and Can't Take My Eyes Off You. It was all going well and good, but then suddenly there is a dorm where all the girls live and there are new girls and it just lost me completely. Would be a shame to have another series fall the same way.

Anyone fill me in one what happened there?


I am also watching the world god only knows and just got to season 3 and I ran into the same problem
I read that for some reason it skips chapters 42-114 and thats where season 3 the begins so it looks like you and I have some reading to do
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Beeblebroth wrote:

I watched seasons one and two and have started watching season three, but something seems to have been lost along the way. I know about the OVAs (Four Girls and and Idol, Tenri, Magical Girl Kanon) and read their stories so I know what those characters are from, but there seem to still be other girls in season three that I have no idea where they come from and from the best of my searching I don't see any other OVA or movie where they would have been featured. Is it a manga thing? There's a doll girl, something about a gender swap, and a mad scientist. Where did they come from?

The same thing happened when moving from the second season of Hayate to Cuties and Can't Take My Eyes Off You. It was all going well and good, but then suddenly there is a dorm where all the girls live and there are new girls and it just lost me completely. Would be a shame to have another series fall the same way.

Anyone fill me in one what happened there?


And both were animated by Manglobe (Well, first two season of Hayate wasn't), it seems like they have a tendency to skip things. Seriously wish they didn't.
As what the guy above me said, if you want to fill in the blanks, you should try reading the manga. I would recommend continuing reading on even when you reach the point of season 3 cause the anime changed some stuff around (only a little bit though). Season 3 is still pretty good imo, so whichever you prefer. But also because the manga is complete while anime isn't complete yet.
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Do yourself a favor and read the manga before Season 3. I held off and caught up with the manga and it made season 3 EPIC. You can change things up and watch the OVAs (I'd recommend it) instead of the manga at those points. The anime is about 80% faithful to the manga, and I don't recall it leaving anything terribly important out in S3. As for the OVAs, I don't think the Magical Girl Kanon is canon, but my memory could be off. The rest are great.

As for them skipping things, yes it is a hassle, but honestly I'm not too upset with it. The material there would have taken 2 or so more seasons on top of the OVAs, and since the popularity was declining in Japan it was probably not a bad decision to skip to keep the viewer's attention. Then again, the least they could have done is make each girl 1 or 2 episodes and made it a single fast paced season.

And in case you don't know, the manga just ended. Hopefully they animate the rest, but since TWGOK isn't terribly popular in Japan as I stated before I wouldn't assume it will happen. It's your choice also whether to finish the manga or wait. I think it's another 80 or so chapters long, and it may be quite a long while before the next anime season comes out.
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A time skip occurred to adapt the Adapt the Goddess hunt arc, and a huuuge skip at that. all the girls you are unsure about had their arcs in said time skip, I wasn't a fan of the skip, but I was caught up with the manga at the the time, so the skip didn't really affect me, to give an idea of how massive the skip was, the first and second season adapted chapters 1-40 of the manga, and S3 starts off at about chapter 114. So yeah, it would be very beneficial to read the manga to bridge the gap. Especially because alot the arcs in between are awesome (cough cough Sumire cough)
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Go read the manga. They skipped multiple arcs to get to the Goddess arc.
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That is because season 3 of TWGOK and Hayate, in my opinion, were convoluted messes because they skipped so much source material before going into them.
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season 3 of Hayate.

Why did they switch to the big head style? Almost made me puke.
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Stonewolfe wrote:
season 3 of Hayate.

Why did they switch to the big head style? Almost made me puke.


If I remember correctly that is actually what happened in the Manga, the artist or whatever changed up their art style after awhile. So I think it was still on par with the Manga as for the big heads, but in the manga I think it was a gradual change, where as for the anime watchers it was just... BAM there.
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Stonewolfe wrote:
If I remember correctly that is actually what happened in the Manga, the artist or whatever changed up their art style after awhile. So I think it was still on par with the Manga as for the big heads, but in the manga I think it was a gradual change, where as for the anime watchers it was just... BAM there.

Oh, I know, but it actually works in the manga, but not in the anime O.o

The difference is still pictures vs moving pictures. It was horrible. It is not like the author is the one drawing the anime. That is what they hire a production company for. Except it was a poorly done adaptation either way.
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You don't really need to read the manga to appreciate the third season. The journeys of the girls that aren't in season one and two are referenced several times in season three. If you believe that the plotless and relationship resets found in the first two seasons were the highlight of the show then you may want to catch up to the Goddess arc in the manga. If you find the Goddess arc to simply shit on the rest of the show then you really don't gain anything from catching up in the manga. I feel that I understood the story of the girls whose arcs were skipped. Reading the manga is simply optional.
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That is unfortunate. I much prefer the more down-to-earth, lighthearted conquest to the magic powers stuff. Ayumi, Chihiro, and Shiori. When they start turning invisible or splitting in two it becomes too convoluted. So the third season not off to the best start. I don't pirate, so the manga isn't really an option. Not sure that I will finish this series then. Bugger.
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Beeblebroth wrote:

That is unfortunate. I much prefer the more down-to-earth, lighthearted conquest to the magic powers stuff. Ayumi, Chihiro, and Shiori. When they start turning invisible or splitting in two it becomes too convoluted. So the third season not off to the best start. I don't pirate, so the manga isn't really an option. Not sure that I will finish this series then. Bugger.


To help provide knowledge, which is akin to power, allow me to speak.

You see, despite the fantastic introduction and opening Season, season 2 was poorly received. More of the same and all that, the show had stayed its welcome.

Knowing they could only make one more season, they skipped like 11 girls of content and instead decided to adapt the Goddesses arc, in which shit hits the fan.

The Arc itself is worth watching, so go ahead. You should probably Wiki yourself some spoilers on the girls he woos but its not too necessary. I believe Season 1 and 2 covered at least half the girls.

The 3rd season is far more about Keima than any of the girls, and I really liked it.
You might not notice at first, but Keima is less often playing games this season, significantly so. The change in character is gradual in the manga bit we don't see it properly. That is just part of why this arc is good enough that they intentionally animated it knowing they only had one season left.
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The first two seasons of the anime adapted everything from the beginning, and made it through Nagase's arc. Nagase's arc ends in chapter 41. Chapter 42 is an extra chapter, and 43 is the beginning of Tsukiyo's arc. From there until the start of season 3, the only parts that have been adapted are chapters 54-55 in the first OVA, and Tenri's arc (chapters 57-64; 56 is another extra chapter) in the second OVA. Season 3 animates the Goddesses arc, which begins chapter 114. Season 3 of the anime ends with chapter 189 of the manga. As of February 2014 this is everything that has been animated (unless you count the Magical☆Star Kanon 100% OVA which loosely adapts the corresponding spin-off manga chapters).

Hence, the minimum amount of reading to get all the main story arcs would be chapters 43-53, 65-113, and continuing from chapter 190. However, if you don't want to miss any of the extra content, I'd strongly suggest reading everything from the beginning. The story has a lot of bonus material and extra chapters that were never adapted, and many of the running jokes originate in those chapters.

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