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  • Art Rating: A
  • Packaging Rating: A
  • Text/Translatin Rating: A-
  • Age Rating: 14 & Up
  • Released By: Dark Horse
  • MSRP: 10.99
  • Pages: 160
  • ISBN: 1-59307-857-7
  • Size: B6
  • Orientation: Right to Left
  • Series: Oh My Goddess!

Oh My Goddess! Vol. #28

By Matthew Alexander     April 04, 2008
Release Date: January 30, 2008

Oh My Goddess! Vol.#28
© Dark Horse

Creative Talent
Writer/Artist:Kosuke Fujishima
Translated by:Dana Lewis and Lea Hernandez
Adapted by:Dana Lewis and Lea Hernandez

What They Say
Ever since a cosmic phone call led to five literal young goddesses Belldandy, Urd, Skuld - and, like occasional vowels, Peorth and Lind - to live in college student Keiichi's residence, his personal life has been turned upside down, sideways, and sometimes even into strange dimensions!

After the drama of the familiar, we return to the comedy of the even more familiar, as Oh My Goddess! goes back to school - Nekomi Tech, that is, only to find the campus festival tradition has lost none of its lunacy. Tamiya and Otaki are bringing all their idol graces to the stage in a karaoke contest, with a special surprise entrant from way back... versus the indescribable voice of Belldandy!

The Review
Hello Urd-service!

New adventures get under way with this volume as Belldandy catches an 'Ahem' bug. It gives her a tickle in her throat and causes her to lose her voice. Only this is not an ordinary human bug, it really is a little creature in Belldandy's throat. Good thing Urd can wear a nurse outfit and make magical medicine, but how is she going to get the little bugger out? Even more of a good thing than that Fujishima can think of a way, and I have to say it really is the best way. Urd kisses Belldandy, drawing out the bug just like tough guys suck out the venom in movies. Damn, I love Mistress Urd. Urd may have taken care of the Ahem bug, but Belldandy will still be without her voice for the next six hours. That is a tough thing for a goddess that depends on verbally casting spells all day just to get through life.

Keiichi may be done with school and the motor club, but that does not mean he can turn his back on Hasegawa when she comes asking for help. As usual, the Motor Club is having difficulties finding new members during rush week. This turns into a walk down memory lane as Keiichi and Belldandy return to school to help the Motor Club. It turns into another screwy sing-off contest to get people to show up and join, but the problem is the reward is either a scooter or a kiss from Belldandy. Keiichi never agreed to it, but now he will have to sing to win to keep some random dude from kissing Belldandy. Who is very excited because she has never heard Keiichi sing. Will Keiichi be able to vocally defeat about a hundred other men and women?

The rest of this volume has the goddesses half-heartedly trying to help Velsper the cat-shaped demon. Ever since she took on Belldandy's demon familiar, Velsper has looked like a spotted skunk. Not only is it embarrassing for her, but she is also being constantly mistaken for random pieces of cloth material. This leads to Velsper being vacuumed, sent through the washing, or used as a dirty rag. The only person that could possibly help would be the demon Hild. Surprisingly, Hild agrees to help if Belldandy can beat her in a broom race. However, if Belldandy loses, then all the goddesses have to return to heaven forever. Belldandy has the fastest broom in heaven, and Hild has the fastest vacuum broom in the demon world. So which will prove to be the fastest in the human world? This isn't the best volume of this series, but any volume with Urd-service is worth picking up in my book.


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