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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Review: Oh My Goddess! Vols 1-3

There was a Comixology sale on Oh My Goddess!, so I bought Vol 1, Vol 2, and Vol 3 all at a fairly low price just to see what it was about, since the series (which runs to 48 volumes) got fairly good reviews.

It turns out that the series is basically a sit-com in comic book format, very similar to Rumiko Takahashi's Ranma 1/2 or Bewitched. The idea is that a lonely nerdy guy at a technical university dials a wrong number and gets a direct hotline to the gods/goddesses. The goddess shows up and grants him one wish, and thinking that it's a prank, he wishes for her to stay with him forever, and of course, the wish is granted and she moves in with him.

The goddess Belldandy has a bunch of powers and limitations, and the first couple of books explore the hilariousness of her powers and of course, many times her solutions don't really help solve the problem. By the end of the second book, the writer/artist (Japanese comic books tend to be written/drawn by the one person rather than being a team effort) has ran out of ideas and of course, more characters are added to the cast to spice up the situation. (As someone once said, "Rumiko Takahashi's idea of character development is to add more characters", and Kosuke Fujishima didn't hesitate to use her playbook)

I can see where this series is going (and it is oh so very predictable), so I'm not even going to bother checking out the rest of the series from the library.

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