Heart of Stone

Flag 262

Heart(ハート) of(オブ) Stone(ストーン)
Hāto obu sutōn
Chapter Info
Release Date February 26, 2014
Chapter FLAG.262[1]
Volume Volume 26
Arc Heart of Jupiter Arc
Chapter Guide
No Expectations
You Can't Always Get What You Want

Heart of Stone is the 262nd chapter of The World God Only Knows.


Having established communication, Tenri told Keima in the past of the situation in the present, that being the disappearance of everything sans the goddesses, their hosts and Keima himself. Keima asked about Elsie, only to have it confirmed that she disappeared as well.

Tenri wanted to attempt summoning Keima back, but he stopped her, as his task in the past wasn't finished yet. At that moment, Ayumi rebelled, breaking the circle of hands and running away. Tenri quickly followed her, but Vulcan stopped the remaining hosts, asking them to protect the orb so that Keima in the past can move.

Keima left the steering room of Akanemaru and consulted the sheet grandpa Shiratori had given him, when Elsie's ghostly voice could be heard, cheering him on. In the present, Tenri caught up with Ayumi, who asked her what was Keima doing currently. Tenri answered that he was about to open a gap in Ayumi's heart.

Keima arrived at Ayumi's house, but she wasn't present. However, Chihiro came to Ayumi at the same time, concluding that she must have gone swimming. Keima gets on Chihiro's bike and asks her to take him to Ayumi.


  • This chapter's title is a reference to a song from The Rolling Stones.
    • It is also a metaphor for a person having a cold and unfeeling nature.


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