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Ah! My Goddess Vol. 1 (Oh My Goddess! #1)

3.75  ·  Rating Details ·  2,230 Ratings  ·  66 Reviews
Alone in his dorm on a Saturday night, Nekomi Tech's Keiichi Morisato dials a wrong number that will change his life forever - reaching the Goddess Technical Help Line. Granted one wish by the charming young goddess Belldandy - a wish for anything in the world - Keiichi wishes she would stay with him always! Complications are bound to ensue from this; the immediate first b ...more
Published September 23rd 1989 by Kodansha (first published August 23rd 1989)
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Your own goddess? What could go wrong?


Here, in this volume, the incredible story of Oh My Goddess! starts.

If any of you read my previous review of the volume 555-GODDESS, you may remember that I told you that that volume had mistakes and omissions from the original Japanese version.

In this volume, all the mistakes are corrected and there aren't any omissions.

Now you can enjoy the story as Kosuke Fujishima, the author, intended for us t
Oct 08, 2014 Alejandro rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: humor, manga, romance, magic
Now a rare item in any Oh My Goddess! collection

This particular Manga TPB of Oh My Goddess was the first one to publish by Dark Horse on America translated to the English language, however Dark Horse edited it and they didn't print several pages from the original Japanese version.

Fans found out and they reclaimed to Dark Horse.

The publishing house responded and they printed later 2 new TPBs Wrong Number and Leader of the Pack, in that way, the readers were able to get the whole initial stories
Nov 30, 2011 Petros rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the title that initiated the Magical Girlfriend subgenre of harems and ecchies and it’s also amongst the oldest harems yet still published manga series (it’s been around since 1988).

STORY SECTION: 5/10 [Feels almost like a hentai]
Analysis: General Scenario 1/2, Pacing 1/2, Side Stories/Extra Spices 2/2, Plausibility 1/2, Conclusion 0/2

The story is about a teenage dork dialing the wrong number and ends up living with a beautiful goddess, ready to fulfill his wishes, of which his is to s
Derek Parker
Aug 29, 2015 Derek Parker rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't know what to expect, other than this was a very popular series, and that as such, I might think it too ordinary. But I was surprised that I liked this title as much as I did. But this seinen title reminded me of Takahashi's Maison Ikkuko, which I very much enjoy. The episodic, sitcom-like structure of the storytelling is enjoyable, and not heavy at all. We'll discuss this book, along with the Batmaga volumes, on this month's manga episode of the podcast.
Over and through dozens of volumes of clever misadventures, Keiichi and Belldandy have weathered the years with a (mostly) wholesome humor that so few contemporary manga couples can duplicate. It has been said that the two twenty-somethings are perfect for one another because: a) Keiichi is the type of guy that most women would walk all over, and b) Belldandy is the type of woman that men would no doubt take advantage of at first thought. OH MY GODDESS! is a case of same-meets-same.

But sameness
Jan 31, 2014 MC rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh My Goddess is a fun and quirky series of manga stories that began publishing in 1989, and have been published continuously since then. The series, in Vol. 1, begins with a down on his luck young man named Keiichi Morisato. Though his life isn't horrible per se, it isn't all that much fun either. He is an average, if that, student at a technical college in Tokyo, Japan, and that's about all you can say he has going for him. He is short, unpopular, ignored by women, and doesn’t have many friend ...more
Apr 03, 2016 Ian rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga, oh-my-goddess
After being published in English for many years "Oh My Goddess!" is now being published in oversized (similar in size to the original flip versions in the early 2000s) edition with color pages splashed here and there through the book on nice glossy paper. I have seen both the flip and the original manga put out by Dark Horse and can assure this collection of several volumes of the series is not only superior in page quality but also price as you get a large print of this classic on nice paper st ...more
Jun 25, 2011 Heather rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, japan, romance, manga
I first saw the anime version of this manga series when I was a teenager in the late '90's. Loved the anime, and I can't help but like the manga. I own the first 30 or so of them in Japanese, but they don't have furigana and I find that the majority of the kanji are too difficult for me to read without looking them all up. So, when I found out my public library had some of this series in English, I decided to read what they had.

A cute and funny series about a loser technical college student, Kei
Sarah Crawford
Feb 26, 2016 Sarah Crawford rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wrong Number: Keiichi is taking phone messages and making calls when he accidentally connects to the Goddess Technical Help Line. A moment later Belldandy appears from out of the wall above him. She tells him he can make one wish, and he wishes for a goddess like her to be with him always. His wish gets granted. Then he remembers he's in a men's dorm. He gets thrown out and they have to look for a new place to live.

Into the Lair of the Anime Otaku: They stay for a short time at some guy's place
Jan 28, 2015 Jewel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
the Oh My Goddess! series is one I didn't finish and never revisited. the series certainly isn't bad but maybe just bland. or maybe my tween self just had a short attention span.

so anyway, the layout of Oh My Goddess is simple. protagonist Keichi accidentally calls the Goddess Hotline, Belldandy (probably one of the cutest, sweetest names I've ever heard for a character) shows up to grant one wish for Keichi, Keichi wishes for her to stay by his side forever and there you go! their relationship
Sep 19, 2014 Cate rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Oh My Goddess! is the first in a series of books that were first published in the 1980s. They follow a college student who accidently calls the wrong number and reaches the “Goddess Hotline.” A goddess shows up in his dorm room and grants him one wish. He wishes that she would be by his side forever. The wish is binding and cannot be undone. Hilarity ensues as they look for a place to live and meet the main character’s friends.

This was my first time reading a manga book and it was defin
Oh My Goddess is one of (the many) manga "classics" I'd never tried. I wasn't sure it be my type of thing but it into a recent reading challenge I did so I finally gave the first couple of volumes a try.

Keiichi is a college student with a height complex and a troubled social life. When a misdial connects him to the Goddess Technical Help Line and Belldandy arrives to grant him a wish he, thinking it's all a prank, offhandedly wishes for her to be with him forever. Thus begins his life with a liv
Aug 16, 2011 Coco rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
Now that I've gotten through the entire 225+ chapters of this manga, I can accurately say it's grown on me. At first, you really want to punch Belldandy in the face--though much moreso in the anime than the manga--with how without question her time with Keiichi is. At first you wonder if she does all these things for him out of a sense of duty, though she says otherwise a lot. And I felt like she went along with everything he said too much because he said it, and she was so domestic. It was givi ...more
Karen Mead
I started reading OMG! in the form of the single issue comics Dark Horse released back in the '90s, so I've been reading the series on and off for a long time. My fiance has been collecting the books as they come out, so I decided to finally dive in and start from the beginning. Even when I read the comics, I read them sporadically, so I've never read the entire series through.

I enjoyed this volume overall, although I think the original anime OVA episode that covers Keichi and Belldandy's meetin
Lori Reed
Jul 30, 2013 Lori Reed rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, graphic-novel
Technical support brings on a whole new meaning for college student Keichi Moristao when he accidentally dials the Goddess Technical Support Line. The beautiful goddess Belldandy appears at his side and tells Keichi that she will grant him one wish. Keichi, who has not had much luck with girls before, wishes that this real-life goddess could stay with him forever. His wish is granted and the trouble begins when Keichi learns that his wish is taken literally and that the goddess Belldandy can nev ...more
While not absolutely brilliant, this is such a classic that anyone interested in manga should read at least this first volume.
A lonely college student accidentally dials a wrong number, connecting him with a celestial hot line. As a result, he meets one of the on-call goddesses, and makes a wish that alters both of their destinies forever.
Think of "I Dream of Jeannie" in a college setting, and you won't be far off. Some of the gags are repetitive, but bear in mind that this is the manga that sta
Bianca Wilson

About a bad-lucked college student named Keichii
Who isn't very lucky with women one day miserable than usual
a goddess Belldandy (from heaven) grants him one wish that is-
Keichii wishes for a girl like her to be by his side always and just like that Belldandy has to stay by his side until he doesn't need her anymore
Belldandy's sudden appearance draws alot of attention to Keichii
such as a jealous girl, the queen of the campus! (not literally)
This is a very cute series. I loved the art with its odd 80s style and so many greyscale tones that really make it pop. (I really hate the cover though which has nothing to do with the goddess!)

Belldandy makes the series with her limited powers that she uses for incidental things. I love her psychic ability to sense things about people. It's her little peculiarities that enchant you. Keiichi is clueless in the extreme and she's more a mother figure than anything. To me it seemed a mange designed
Connie T.
Keiichi dials a wrong number and is connected with the Goddess Technical Helpline. According to the back of the book, he was trying to order pizza; the text indicates he was calling a friend. According to reviews on this book is an adaptation of the series and several chapters have been cut. Who knew?
In this light-hearted, PG-rated story, a boy wishes for, and receives, a goddess (Belldandy) to call his own. For some unexplained reason the goddess's not-so-nice sister also shows up, w
May 16, 2009 Rane rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Many call this one of the frist "Magical Girl" manga well known to the US shores. But unlike the rest this has some great heart!
This holds a great place in my heart for the simple love between Belldandy and Keiichi, unlike other heros who only think with something "else", Keiichi blushes and stutters his way around Belldandy. Shy, but has a true heart of gold that matches well with Belldandy's kindness.
Thoughts of your first love can't help but float back into your mind when you start to rea
Jul 20, 2016 Cagne rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, manga

Something like 15+ years ago, I started reading this in Kappa magazine, an italian monthly comic magazine styled after publications like Young, with chapters from different mangas as this one and 3x3 eyes, etc.. Then I forgot about it, and a few years ago heard it was coming to an end, and decided to finish it.

After 45 volumes, I think what I liked most was the family atmosphere of bickering, often resulting in humorous moments, and the borderline sci-fi content, as magic turns out to be scienti

Xu Li
Nov 11, 2008 Xu Li rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: senior
This manga was interesting because it told a story about mortals and goddesses who lived in Japan. The mortal in this story was a college student who met this goddess and he was surprised because by her existence.This made me think of the different races there are in the world who have immigrated to the States. Now, those people are considered Americans. The mortal does not care that the goddess is not human because he loves her. The two also share something in common they are Japanese.
Dec 17, 2014 Zenling rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It is a classic in Manga. A good and a sweet story that have comic and tender moments between a human and an angel. It is a long series but is a refreshing one. What draw me to it is the beautiful and clear lines draw that improves in the latest volumes and the use of computer technology in angels affair. In general is a young reading but I enjoy it very much. Is a light reading for me. Perfect when I want a very relaxed read.
Apr 13, 2008 Holly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga-and-comics
The premise sounds like something out of a porno: lonely dude orders a pizza and gets his own personal goddess instead. Hey perverts, don't get your hopes up! Actually, I was hoping for a good romantic comedy. Unfortunately, comedy was kind of thrown out the window, to make way for a sappy instant-love plot. If you like Julia Roberts movies, then probably you are the type of person who would like this. It just wasn't my cup of tea.
Rebecca Ann
This reminded me a lot of Chobits, Vol. 01. It's like the straight male version of shojo, which I am coming to realize I do not enjoy as much as the typical straight female shojo.
Apr 30, 2011 Starbubbles rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
This series was really popular when I was in high school, so I thought I would give it a go. I really can't say that I loved this, because I didn't, but i guess it was alright. i did laugh once, but I was honestly not moved to really like any of the characters presented. I'm hoping they grow on me otherwise the ones I have will be tough to wade through.
Mar 06, 2011 Amy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I saw the anime first, and I much prefer the drawing style and general attitude of that than the manga. The manga is written much more for guys with fairly scary facial expressions... and the events aren't much more contrived (prettiest girl in school tries to get average Keichi just because Belldandy is around kind of stuff). It was only okay for me.
Mar 02, 2016 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: manga fans
Shelves: graphic-novels
I read this series a while ago, but I still love them. Its a really sweet story of two people becoming friends and really understanding each other. There is a equally sweet romance there too, but it isn't overpowering.

I've read all of the series and liked them all!
Destinee Sutton
Dec 14, 2008 Destinee Sutton rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: teen, manga
The only reason I finished this was that it only took an hour. Pretty mediocre stuff. There's this loser guy who ends up being tied to this goddess and crazy antics ensue. I'd guess it's better for anime than manga.
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Kōsuke Fujishima (藤島 康介, born July 7, 1964) is a Japanese manga artist.

Born in Chiba, Japan, he first came to public attention as an editor of Puff magazine, his first job after completing high school. Fujishima originally intended to be a draftsman, but took the editorial role after failing to get a drafting apprenticeship. He later became assistant to manga artist Tatsuya Egawa in the production
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Other Books in the Series

Oh My Goddess! (1 - 10 of 48 books)
  • Oh My Goddess! Volume 2
  • Oh My Goddess! Volume 3: Final Exam
  • Oh My Goddess! Volume 4: Love Potion No. 9
  • Oh My Goddess! Volume 5: Sympathy for the Devil
  • Oh My Goddess!, Volume 6
  • Oh My Goddess! Volume 7: The Queen of Vengeance
  • Oh My Goddess! Volume 8: Mara Strikes Back
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