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  • Art Rating: B
  • Packaging Rating: A
  • Text/Translatin Rating: B+
  • Age Rating: 14 & Up
  • Released By: Dark Horse
  • MSRP: 10.95
  • Pages: 184
  • ISBN: 1-59307-772-6
  • Size: B6
  • Orientation: Right to Left
  • Series: Oh My Goddess!

Oh My Goddess! Vol. #06

By Matthew Alexander     December 18, 2007
Release Date: June 13, 2007


Oh My Goddess! Vol.#06
© Dark Horse


Creative Talent
Writer/Artist:Kosuke Fujishima
Translated by:Dana Lewis, Alan Gleason and Toren Smith
Adapted by:

What They Say
Ever since a cosmic phone call brought the literal young goddess Belldandy into college student Keiichi's residence, his personal life has been turned upside-down, sideways, and sometimes even into strange dimensions!

With Urd in Terrible Master mode, the goddess once known for simply being wicked hot is now both hot and wicked! Having freed the great Fenrir Wolf, Urd has thereby activated the Ultimate Destruction Program, which promises just what it says... unless her sisters Skuld and Belldandy can stop it!

Plus, four pages of color, notes, commentary, a message from creator Kosuke Fujishima, and your letters!

The Review
With evil Urd on the loose, the surrounding world begins to feel her wrath, especially when she summons the gargantuan wolf, Fenrir. Fenrir embodies the Lord of Terror, which allows Urd to revert to her normal self. The only problem is all her powers were absorbed by the Lord of Terror. Never fear, Belldandy steps into to save the day with an anti-virus program to destroy the Lord of Terror’s Ultimate Destruction Program. Everything seems to have worked out until the Lord of Terror invades Keiichi at the last moment to escape defeat. This whole storyline seems to prove that Fujishima’s storytelling talent lies more on the romantic comedy side than the action side of things. The Lord of Terror chapter stretches on far too long. With Keiichi being possessed, I began feeling as if I was watching a bad horror movie where the antagonist lives through two or three scenes to many.

Alas, the author returns to what he does best with the touching ‘Urd’s Fantastic Adventure’ chapter. Yes, I mentioned ‘touching’ and ‘Urd’ in the same sentence. After the Lord of Terror’s defeat, Yggdrasil malfunctions, making it impossible for Belldandy and the other goddesses to receive their power from heaven. Side effects include Belldandy lapsing into comas, Skuld quickly growing older, and Urd quickly reverting to childhood. While Keiichi and Belldandy try to find a temporary power source, Urd grows bored and wanders around town in her current twelve (?) year old body. When she finds a video game obsessed boy a strange thing happens. The boy becomes enamored with Urd, while she actually begins to have a lot of fun with the boy. The rough-edged impetuousness of Urd’s character makes this story even more enjoyable as she seems to unwittingly fall in love with the boy.

I didn’t have any problems with faded pages in this volume. However, some of the dialogue was a little rough and in at least one place there was a word missing. No massive problem or anything, but that is why a knocked down the Text grade a little on this volume.

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