Oh My Goddess!, Volume 13: Childhood's End

Overview

Several favorite characters face new challenges in this brand-new collection. Skuld, the youngest of the three goddesses living with college student Keiichi, may be a whiz at inventions, but her immaturity usually gets the better of her. Can she learn the simple joy of riding a bicycle - and deal with her first crush on a boy? Campus queen Sayoko doesn't believe in goddesses - but when she's possessed by a demon, Belldandy and Urd have to convince her they have powers without blowing their secret! Also, readers ...
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Overview

Several favorite characters face new challenges in this brand-new collection. Skuld, the youngest of the three goddesses living with college student Keiichi, may be a whiz at inventions, but her immaturity usually gets the better of her. Can she learn the simple joy of riding a bicycle - and deal with her first crush on a boy? Campus queen Sayoko doesn't believe in goddesses - but when she's possessed by a demon, Belldandy and Urd have to convince her they have powers without blowing their secret! Also, readers are introduced to the tough-but-sexy Chihiro Fujimi, former head of the school motor club! She's back in town, and nothing will be the same!

Kosuke Fujishima was born in the wilds of Chiba, Japan in 1964 and has spent the last 37 years becoming one of the world's favorite creators of `manga` (Japanese comics). Fujishima began his career as an editor for the popular comics news magazine PUFF in Japan, and apprenticed with another top manga creator - Tatsuya Egawa - on the ground-breaking manga BE FREE! Using his newly-acquired manga storytelling abilities, Fujishima began writing his news stories for PUFF in comic-strip fashion, which became incredibly popular with its readers. This lead to the creation of his first serialized manga, the romantic police comedy You`re Under Arrest! , which began in 1986. In 1988, Fujishima drew a four-panel gag cartoon showing his Your're Under Arrest! characters praying to a goddess, and the inspiration for his hilarious supernatural comedy series Oh My Goddess! was born. Dark Horse Comics has published one collection of Fujishima's You're Under Arrest! stories, and eight best-selling volumes ofOh My Goddess!

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Adult/High School-In this addition to the series of Japanese comics, college student Keiichi lives with three beautiful goddesses-his true love, Belldandy; her older sister, Urd; and her younger sister, Skuld. In a sitcom, wacky hijinks would ensue. To some extent, that's true here. For example, in "The Queen and the Goddess," Urd orders an angel's egg but receives an anki egg instead, and the wicked beastie attaches itself to Sayoko, the campus beauty. It feeds on her trust, causing her to doubt the motives of others. If it continues to grow, it will eventually crush her. The cure is for her to believe in something, but displays of Belldandy's and Urd's powers only end up causing Sayoko to doubt her own existence. Her salvation comes from Belldandy's heartfelt plea for her to believe in herself. The strength of "Oh My Goddess!" lies in this juxtaposition. The otherworldly elements are never allowed to overwhelm the plot or the characters. Indeed, as much time is spent on Keiichi, and the Motor Club of which he is president, as on the goddesses. Even stories that focus on them, like the triptych of tales about Skuld, have little to do with her supernatural abilities. Instead, she deals with a first crush, learning and growing up like any other girl. Crisp black-and-white art, appealing character designs, and romantic stories livened with humor add to the book's charm.-Susan Salpini, Fairfax County Public Schools, VA Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781569716854
  • Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
  • Publication date: 3/13/2002
  • Series: Oh My Goddess! Series , #13
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 1,221,995
  • Product dimensions: 5.81 (w) x 8.24 (h) x 0.54 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2002

    Childhood's End

    For Keiichi life is good... sort of. After a few years of living with Belldandy, and two of her sisters-Urd and Skuld- Keiichi thought that he had it made. Then a mysterious child appears from nowhere, being the people- or goddesses they are, they allow the mysterious boy to stay at thier home. That's when Belldandy gets a little too used to the boy, Keiichi thinks that his girlfriend likes the boy more then him, and when the boy ends up 'doing things' he thinks that the boy doesn't have the mind of a child and is taking advantage of Belldandy. For Keiichi, it is time to draw the line between childhood and adulthood.

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