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Last week's rushed arc conclusion did not sit well with me, resulting in low hopes for this week's episode. Not exactly the best first impression ever. I was expecting more of the same from the first season, and I got that. However, I was also promised a new demon. And I'm hoping said demon is introduced soon.
Upon starting the episode, we see Elsie trapped in a detention bottle, with someone lecturing her. Finally, that promised demon, Hakua/Haqua du Lot Herminium, depending on who you ask. (For the purposes of this review, I'll be using Crunchyroll's spelling: Haqua.) It seems Haqua and Elsie were classmates at... I guess you'd call it demon school. Haqua sees the kind of person Keima is, and promptly calls him "incredible". Turns out that Haqua has captured no loose souls, despite being a Section Chief, while Elsie has captured 5 in the last 14 episodes, or 2 months.
I was thoroughly amused by Keima's antics with his
As mentioned above, PSPs do not make dial-up noises when they connect to the internet. As a slight computer nerd, this irked me a bit, and I confirmed my thoughts with actual PSP users. That aside, there really weren't any flaws in the episode that I noticed.
Overall, another great outing. The beautiful animation, off-beat humor, and well-written dialogue add up to a great episode. It's not up to the level that the first season was, but it's decent on its own. Despite that, this show is on thin ice, along with a few other shows. It needs to really impress in the next couple weeks, or it will be dropped.
The World God Only Knows II 3
Animation Quality: 4.5/5
Episode Plot: 3.5/5
Comedy/Character Introduction: 4/5
Plot Advancement: 3/5