Ah! My Goddess Vol. 1 (Aa Megamisama) (In Japanese)
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Ah! My Goddess Vol. 1 (Aa Megamisama) (Oh My Goddess! #1)

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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 1989)
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Alejandro
This particular tpb of Oh My Goddess was the first one to publish Dark Horse on America translated to English language, however Dark Horse edited it and they didn't print several pages from the original Japanese versions. Fans found out and they reclaimed to Dark Horse. The editorial responded and they published later 2 new TPs "Wrong Number" and "Leader of the Pack", in that way, the readers were able to get the whole initial stories of the sage. Technically, you don't need to have "1-555-Godde...more
Timothy Stone
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
Cate
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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...more
Πέτρος
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...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...more
Heather
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...more
Coco
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
Mike
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...more
Alejandro
Here, in this volume, the incredible story of Oh My Goddess! starts. Here the writer/artist Kosuke Fujishima begins his long run of a manga that it has been existing since almost 20 years in Japan. Also, it´s the longest without any interruption title of Dark Horse Comics and still a big seller. The art on this volume is still not so good but the virtue of Fujishima is that if you are loyal and keep buying volumes, you will notice that he gets better and better and the art of the manga gets incr...more
Lori Reed
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
Bianca Wilson
OH MY GODDESS!
KOSUKE FUJISHIMA <- author
175 PAGES

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)
and...more
Nick
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...more
Amy
It basically felt like an adolescent boys dream of what he'd love in a girlfriend. Really couldn't enjoy it because it was so terribly ridiculous. Not my cup of tea.
Rane
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...more
Xu Li
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.
Holly
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.
Adrian J.
This was okay, but certainly didn't live up to the hype.

It felt like a gag manga with high plans that haven't really started to materialise by the end of the first volume.

That said, the characters were quite adorable (and VERY 1980s!). I love, too, how now so much of it feels dated. 5.5" floppy drives, wow!

I'll probably return for Vol.2, but it hasn't had me crying "OMG!" just yet.
Starbubbles
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.
Amy
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.
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.
Beck
I remember Brandi or Jimmy loving this one back in high school...

Yeah. Definitely a nostalgic read for me--not because of the content, just my own context for it. Important also to keep in mind how old this manga is. Probably not my cup of tea today, but I can definitely see the attraction.
Sarah
Mar 12, 2012 Sarah rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: manga fans
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!
Grant&Mimi
This was the very first anime episode I ever saw so I am sentimental, but it started my liking for 'magical girl' anime and manga series Boy calls for pizza and gets a Goddess instead, what's not to to like? ;D
Federiken Masters
Oct 16, 2010 Federiken Masters rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: manguistas
Recommended to Federiken by: Alguna vieja Lazer.
Lindo comienzo para una serie que pinta que va a mejorar con el correr de los tomos. Lo mismo que el dibujo, que la verdad que acá está muuuuy verde. Cuando consiga los tomos que siguen quizás lo rerrelea y rerreseñe.
Destinee Sutton
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.
Caroline
I read 1-32. Very fun- more characters and more plot/story than the anime. Anime really fun too. I love the anime where they show why Keichi and Belldandy are together. I wonder if the books will cover that?
Lord
This manga is a pleasure. Fully appreciated only after the second reading. Not to mention excellent editor comments and overall quality as expected from Dark Horse. A must for any manga fan.
Matthew
Sort of the Japanese I Dream of Genie. Pleasant enough, and worth it just for Belldandy's charming smile, but I can't really say that I laughed once.
Martin
I watched the anime series subtitled and it has to be one of my all time favorite. I didn't read the manga so I have no idea the difference.
Vanessa
i liked most parts but to make it into a sap love comedy at the last minute was not the best way 2 go...
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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...more
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