Oh My Goddess 38
July 26, 2011
Kosuke Fujishima – Dark Horse – 2011 – 42+ volumes
This is the end of Chrono’s story. While I still don’t like that she’s dressed as a maid (it made for an especially embarassing, forehead-slapping moment at the end of the story), her story wound up fairly cute. After all the parts of the spell are tracked down, the last piece is in the very last place Chrono wishes to retrieve it from. Of course Belldandy cheers her on, blah blah blah. This part was very adorable, even though I’m glossing over it here. We find out just why Peorth chose Chrono for this mission, and while it wasn’t for the nobelest reasons, Chrono did do a good job with her delivery. There was also a nice conversation between Lind and Peorth in heaven, and I loved seeing both of them again, even if it was only briefly.
The new story is about Hild, and I can pretty much guarantee that any story with her in it is going to be awesome. This time around, Hild is overthrown as the overseer of Hell by her direct subordinate. It looks like this story is going to be a long one, because a lot of work goes into showing just what the power struggles in Hell look like, and the beginnings of how this affects reality. We don’t get to see Hild meet up with Belldandy and Keiichi until the very end of the book, but even then, she does something completely awesome to make up for it.
Also, she has a pet dinosaur/alligator/bull named Momo-chan. Everything about Hild makes up for the last few lackluster volumes, and makes me want the next volume immediately. It’s nice to see that the series hasn’t lost its touch after all this time.