History Manga / AhMyGoddess

29th Nov '16 10:19:25 AM Frem3
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Beginning serialization in November 1988, ''Ah! My Goddess'' (or ''Oh My Goddess!'' depending on which part of the franchise it is) combines the finest elements of America's 1960's [[FantasticComedy "supernatural sitcoms"]] with a tender and sweet love story… and no small amount of both lighthearted slapstick comedy and intense drama. True to its roots, the series has a noticeably subdued use of {{Fanservice}} compared to other BishoujoSeries. The innocent nature of the series make it receivable to a much wider audience (particularly a younger audience) than regular Seinen. It was also the first exposure many anime fans in the West had to the YamatoNadeshiko archetype.

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Beginning serialization in November 1988, ''Ah! My Goddess'' (or ''Oh My Goddess!'' depending on which part of the franchise it is) combines the finest elements of America's 1960's [[FantasticComedy "supernatural sitcoms"]] with a tender and sweet love story… and no small amount of both lighthearted slapstick comedy and intense drama. True to its roots, the series has a noticeably subdued use of {{Fanservice}} compared to other BishoujoSeries. The innocent nature of the series make it receivable to a much wider audience (particularly a younger audience) than regular Seinen.{{Seinen}}. It was also the first exposure many anime fans in the West had to the YamatoNadeshiko archetype.
7th Nov '16 11:52:26 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* VillainDecay:
** Mara gets hit by this in both the manga and TV series, but ''especially'' the latter. When she first appeared in the first season, she was able to give both Belldandy and Urd a hard time by herself, turning Keiichi into a scooter out of spite, and nearly succeeding at defeating Bell once and for all by using Sayoko's jealousy and ego to her advantage.\\\
Fast forward a bit, and she's working at the convenience store Keiichi and Bell used to work at (they gave her the job) and surviving on its takeout while living in a run-down building (an abandoned arcade in the manga), sleeping alongside her rat scientists.\\\
She's no longer able to even get into Tariki-Hongan Temple because Banpei guards it and can easily dispatch her. Urd even points out how big a failure Mara is, causing her to break down and cry.
** Welsper is an intentional example. After nearly destroying the universe during the "Demon Child" arc, he is forcibly reincarnated as a cat and retains only a fraction of his powers. From that point on, he's more an annoyance than any real threat.
24th Aug '16 8:43:00 PM PaulA
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A [[LongRunners long-running]] manga by Creator/KosukeFujishima that tells the [[RomCom romantic yet comedic story]] of Keiichi Morisato, a short fellow with low self-esteem studying engineering in college, and the three [[Myth/NorseMythology Norse goddesses]] who move in with him. Because he is a genuinely good person, the sweet and beautiful Belldandy, Norn of the Present, is sent by "The Goddess Relief Agency"[[labelnote:†]] ("Goddess Help Line" in some translations)[[/labelnote]] in Heaven to grant him a wish. Keiichi, convinced he's being set up for a practical joke by the upperclassmen in his dorm, [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor wishes that a girl just like her would stay with him forever]].

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A [[LongRunners long-running]] long-running manga by Creator/KosukeFujishima that tells the [[RomCom romantic yet comedic story]] of Keiichi Morisato, a short fellow with low self-esteem studying engineering in college, and the three [[Myth/NorseMythology Norse goddesses]] who move in with him. Because he is a genuinely good person, the sweet and beautiful Belldandy, Norn of the Present, is sent by "The Goddess Relief Agency"[[labelnote:†]] ("Goddess Help Line" in some translations)[[/labelnote]] in Heaven to grant him a wish. Keiichi, convinced he's being set up for a practical joke by the upperclassmen in his dorm, [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor wishes that a girl just like her would stay with him forever]].



* LongRunner: Ran for nearly 26 years in Japan. The English version produced by Dark Horse Comics, which debuted in 1994 and concluded its initial run at the end of 2015, is their second-longest-running comic (''ComicBook/UsagiYojimbo'' is the longest), and is America's longest-running manga, '''period'''. [[note]] The previous record-holder was ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', which was published continuously from 1992-2006. Since then, ''Manga/BladeOfTheImmortal'' has also surpassed ''Ranma'' with an 18-year English run (1996-2014).[[/note]]
11th Aug '16 2:47:55 AM MayIncon
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* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: Keiichi's attempts to advance his relationship with Belldandy always end up this way. First his sister Megumi moves into the temple with them. Not wanting her to invade their privacy the couple helped her in finding another place to stay. Next comes Belldandy's older sister Urd, whose methods of bringing them closer are questionable at times. After that comes Bell's younger sister Skuld, who is adamant on splitting Keiichi and Belldandy apart by any means necessary (for the majority of the series she is usually the one to invoke this trope). And then the demons are involved, who always have nasty plans that could end up separating the two. If that's not enough, [[spoiler:it was revealed late in the manga that when Keichi made his wish, his sexual desire was sealed by Heaven to prevent him from pursuing the opportunity.]]

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* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: Keiichi's attempts to advance his relationship with Belldandy always end up this way. way:
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First his sister Megumi moves into the temple with them. Not wanting her to invade their privacy and revealing Belldandy's true identity, the couple helped her in finding another place to stay. Next comes stay.
** Their peace fall short when
Belldandy's older sister Urd, Urd arrives, whose methods of bringing them closer are questionable at times. times so much that she might as well throw a wrench in the works instead. It doesn't help that she also have a mean streak that can arise ire even in Belldandy.
** And then the demons are involved, who always have nasty plans that could end up separating the two.
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After that comes Bell's younger sister Skuld, who is adamant on splitting Keiichi and Belldandy apart by any means necessary (for necessary. For the majority of the series she is usually the one to invoke this trope). And then the demons are involved, who always have nasty plans that could end up separating the two. trope to Keiichi, especially after Urd TookALevelInKindness.
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If that's not enough, [[spoiler:it was revealed late in the manga that when Keichi made his wish, his sexual desire was sealed by Heaven to prevent him from pursuing the opportunity.]]
1st Aug '16 7:52:12 AM MayIncon
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* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: Keiichi Morisato. [[spoiler:Years of blue balls and counting. This has been revealed to be a plot point – when Keichi made his wish, his sexual desire was sealed by Heaven to prevent him from pursuing the opportunity.]]

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* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: Keiichi's attempts to advance his relationship with Belldandy always end up this way. First his sister Megumi moves into the temple with them. Not wanting her to invade their privacy the couple helped her in finding another place to stay. Next comes Belldandy's older sister Urd, whose methods of bringing them closer are questionable at times. After that comes Bell's younger sister Skuld, who is adamant on splitting Keiichi Morisato. [[spoiler:Years of blue balls and counting. This has been Belldandy apart by any means necessary (for the majority of the series she is usually the one to invoke this trope). And then the demons are involved, who always have nasty plans that could end up separating the two. If that's not enough, [[spoiler:it was revealed to be a plot point – late in the manga that when Keichi made his wish, his sexual desire was sealed by Heaven to prevent him from pursuing the opportunity.]]
30th Jul '16 3:52:31 AM kirara19
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** In an early chapter, Urd brews one with the intent of tricking Keiichi into taking it to speed along his relationship. She ends up accidentally swallowing it herself. The whole chapter brings some FridgeHorror since the love potion was essentially a date-rape drug that might have made Keiichi try to force himself on Belldandy.

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** In an early chapter, Urd brews one with the intent of tricking Keiichi into taking it to speed along his relationship. She ends up accidentally swallowing it herself. The whole chapter brings some FridgeHorror since the love potion was essentially a date-rape drug that might have made Keiichi try to force himself on Belldandy.



** Works with Sayoko too. She [[GreenEyedEpiphany realizes]] that the genuinely NiceGuy she [[UnrequitedLoveSwitcheroo rejected earlier is the one she really likes]], rather than her superficial and self-centered courters. FridgeLogic in the sense that (regardless of what Sayoko tells herself) she actually isn't envious of Belldandy because she upset her status as the campus queen; she's jealous of Bell because Bell got Keiichi.

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** Works with Sayoko too. She [[GreenEyedEpiphany realizes]] that the genuinely NiceGuy she [[UnrequitedLoveSwitcheroo rejected earlier is the one she really likes]], rather than her superficial and self-centered courters. FridgeLogic in the sense that (regardless Regardless of what Sayoko she tells herself) herself, she actually isn't envious of Belldandy because she upset her status as the campus queen; she's jealous of Bell because Bell got Keiichi.
28th Jul '16 3:21:41 AM MayIncon
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** At one time in the manga the Lord of Terror threatened to [[Film/TheFly1986 fuse a shrunken Keiichi with a fly]].
18th Jun '16 4:26:21 PM MayIncon
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* IfWeGetThroughThis: Parodied in Chapter 244 when Lind notes that she would like to try on Peorth's {{Stripperiffic}} outfit after they finish dealing with Hagall's demonic invasion. Peorth then replies that mentioning this trope will always result in a tragedy in the end if "Earth movies" are of any indication. Lind brushes it off by saying that that rule doesn't apply to them since they're not from Earth.
25th May '16 9:58:01 AM MayIncon
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** Sora's a fairly straight example, though, at least when it comes to anything other than a car.
** Urd proves to be utterly incompetent at driving when she's forced to not use her powers.

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** Sora's a fairly straight example, though, [[CripplingOverspecialization at least when it comes to anything other than a car.
car]].
** Urd [[HopelessWithTech Urd]] proves to be utterly incompetent at driving when she's forced to not use her powers.
19th May '16 3:20:22 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlondesAreEvil: Most demons have light-colored hair. Halval is a notable exception.
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