As this series progresses, I become more surprised at how Belldandy’s jealously begins to make her look more human.
Writer/Artist: Kosuke Fujishima
Translation: Christopher Lewis and Dana Lewis
Adaptation: Christopher Lewis and Dana Lewis
What They Say
Ever since a cosmic phone call led 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! Reach the beach! With both Peorth and Gate (finally) sent home, Chihiro ends up leading the rest along on a tradition that dates back to the Motor Club - namely, a training retreat that's a thinly disguised excuse for a vacation. And even though Keiichi can barely swim, he's starting to hear the siren song of the sea... the problem is, it's a real song, sung by a real siren!
The idea of shooting a beautiful goddess out of a circus-style cannon shouldn’t be that funny, but Peorth’s face in mid-flight is hilarious. And Urd, Skuld, and even Belldandy derive so much pleasure from sending Peorth back to heaven under these circumstances that I am not convinced this is really the only way to send her home. Ah well, at least Belldandy got rid of her sort of rival for Keiichi. Now everything can return to normal.
What could be more normal than a trip to the beach? For their company retreat, Chihiro suggests a beach trip to Keiichi and Belldandy. Chihiro is surprisingly funny in all this. She taunt’s Keiichi with the idea of her and Belldandy in bikini’s, which quickly convinces him the beach is a good idea. Later at the beach, she even presses her breasts up against him a few times, but even to her surprise, Keiichi wilts like a virgin otaku. I have to think that Chihiro must believe that Keiichi and Belldandy are doomed to live on in their non-sexual romance forever.
Despite Keiichi’s attempt to leave home quietly, Urd and Skuld track the others down and successfully ruin Keiichi’s chances of being alone on a beach with two beautiful women. Belldandy’s sisters may be the least of Keiichi’s worries, after all, he is at the beach and not a competent swimmer. That is a tough one when your beautiful girlfriend wants to swim. Can Keiichi put aside his fears and learn to swim? Or will his venture into the water end in tragedy?
Learning to swim or not, falling under the siren spell of a mermaid-like creature may be Keiichi’s real downfall. But perhaps, the real tragedy will come when Belldandy’s jealous rage makes her look less like a goddess.