Ah! My Goddess Ch. 271 Manga Review

Ah! My Goddess Manga/Oh My Goddess! Manga
ああっ女神さまっ Chapter 271

SPOILER Summary/Synopsis:

Ah! My Goddess Ch. 271Belldandy is getting weaker as her powers are being drained but Belldandy refuses to allow Keiichi to open the door to escape, which would kill the little mazoku girl.  Since Belldandy doesn’t want Keiichi to become her killer, Belldandy will be the one to open the door as she’ll do anything for Keiichi but first, she wants to undo the curse on the mazoku girl. The mazoku girl doesn’t believe Belldandy at first , especially since it took so long to incant, but then remembers she’s a first class goddess and thus does not lie.

The girl mazoku watches in amazement as Belldandy quickly sets up a counter-curse spell, having observed and figured out the curse, and establishes a 16-minute window in which the curse will be lifted. Despite her weakened state, Belldandy’s counter-spell stuns the girl mazoku, who’s amazed that Belldandy is not only casting a counter-curse, but also keeping a defensive spell up as well. However, the girl mazoku knows Belldandy is at her limit and decides that in order for her machine to gain more power, she needs to encourage Skuld and Urd to use more of theirs.

Skuld and Urd are weary from trying to escape but then Urd sees the shadow-creature about to attack Skuld. The two get up and flee but with limited room to run, the two turn and attack, the energy of which is absorbed out and used to power the machine to drain Belldandy.  The mazoku girl looks triumphant, feeling that before Belldandy can finish her spell, she will have had all of her powers drained.

Thoughts/Review:

It would be rather interesting if Belldandy were to kill the girl mazoku, and thus the girl’s doublet, just to get Keiichi out. However, I rather doubt Fujishima-sensei takes us down that road.

Instead, we have Belldandy using her powers to remove the mazoku girl’s curse.  Now, forgive me if my memory is playing tricks on me, but when Peorth had a curse placed on her by Welsper, none of the goddesses could remove it, including Belldandy.  Nope, in fact the curse was so hideous, the Daimakaichō  herself, Hild, had to come to Earth and cast a counter-curse along with Belldandy and the others.  Yet now, Belldandy can easily undo the girl mazoku’s curse because she’s Belldandy — Hild’s help nor any other mazoku’s help not required.  *_*

Well, that’s Fujishima-sensei’s writing style for you.  While he makes note of the doublet system in this sub-arc, which he’d previously established, he appears to forget the idea that mazoku curses had to be removed with the help of mazoku. Maybe I misunderstood, but Fujishima-sensei is well known for writing what he wants and continuity may have to take a back seat to his current story.

Anyway, I can’t see a solution out of the problem at the moment, but then I can’t see the big picture of the mazoku plan either.  I can’t see what Belldandy’s power has that Urd’s and Skuld’s don’t, since they are willingly giving theirs up in trying to escape.  Not going to try at this point but maybe the next chapter will be more revealing.

One more thing — I did get a chuckle out of Belldandy securing the key in her bosom, knowing Keiichi would never lay a finger on her there. ^_^;;;

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12 Responses to “Ah! My Goddess Ch. 271 Manga Review”

  1. arimareiji says:

    Wrt your last sentence:

    Bwahahahahahahaha… *literally rofl*

    ~

    Y’think perhaps this was a wink and a nod from Fujishima-sensei about K1’s asexuality?

  2. Ether101 says:

    Welsper’s curse was different and more complected in nature then this one.

    I really am hoping that this plan blows up in the demons faces some how. It would be great if Hagel attacking Keiichi’s mind unleashed some kind of unfathomable power that was only being kept in check by his will.

    Anyways, I’m sure you’ll be surprised by the next chapter. Not necessarily happy but surprised.

  3. AstroNerdBoy says:

    Y’think perhaps this was a wink and a nod from Fujishima-sensei about K1’s asexuality?

    I don’t think he’s asexual. Until Fujishima-sensei nerfed K1, he was more like a normal guy, even if a nice one. Now, I see K1 as the ultimate nice guy; unless Belldandy takes him by the hand and leads him through the process step by step, K1 won’t make a move on his own. Indeed, such guys in real life end up putting the girl of their affection on such a high pedestal, they can’t even reach them. So if anything, Fujishima-sensei has made a literal play on this phenomenon by having a real goddess in K1’s life and though he loves her dearly and she’s close at hand, she’s still out of reach in his mind. Plus, there’s Skuld and Urd getting in the way.

    Basically, if Fujishima-sensei were to do this properly, he’d have Belldandy take the lead, after which, K1 would be OK from then on. ^_^

    Welsper’s curse was different and more complected in nature then this one.

    It seemed the girl’s curse was fairly complex if it took as long as it did to cast. ^_^;;;

    Anyways, I’m sure you’ll be surprised by the next chapter. Not necessarily happy but surprised.

    Heh! ^_^;;; Now I’m not sure I’m wanting to see it. *lol*

  4. arimareiji says:

    I don’t think he’s asexual. Until Fujishima-sensei nerfed K1, he was more like a normal guy, even if a nice one.

    Aye, it’s not truly accurate to call him asexual – it just makes for good shorthand and joke fodder. (^_^)

    I half-wonder… perhaps the reason for disliking the next chapter is that Belldandy is knocked semi-conscious from being drained. Then K1, thinking that it’s a matter of saving Belldandy’s life, actually does take the key? Naturally Belldandy will have just finished removing the curse in time and won’t mind a bit, but K1 will spend the rest of the series in dogeza (and that only after being talked out of seppuku by Belldandy).

    Or then again, maybe not… maybe it’ll be the catalyst for her realizing K1 is unwilling to touch her in anything resembling a sexual manner without her taking the lead, hardly even to save her life, and after all this is done Belldandy does so.

  5. AstroNerdBoy says:

    Its hard for me to imagine Keiichi going for Belldandy’s breasts at all, but I suppose that if her life were in danger, he’d do it and would open the door, even if it meant killing the girl mazoku.

    Well, as I said (or tried to), I really can’t see the way out of this one unless Belldandy gets the curse lifted in time, which is always possible. Of course, Skuld and Urd may somehow make an escape that helps Belldandy.

  6. arimareiji says:

    I think maybe we agree, just in two different phrasings… I don’t see K1 even thinking about touching Belldandy in any other circumstances than believing it’s to save her life. My speculation was that:

    * Belldandy lifts the curse, but she’s the only one who realizes it.
    * A few tenths of a second later, she gets drained into semi-consciousness before she can tell anyone.
    * K1 takes the key and opens the door, thinking it’s the only way to save Belldandy.

    I also find it highly improbable… I’m just speculating on one possible reason why it would be a giant surprise. And I can’t fathom any way through the next chapter without the curse somehow being lifted, either.

  7. AstroNerdBoy says:

    I also find it highly improbable… I’m just speculating on one possible reason why it would be a giant surprise. And I can’t fathom any way through the next chapter without the curse somehow being lifted, either.

    I’m told someone else has the next chapter or two out. I’m tempted to look but I’m holding off for now.

  8. this is a cute anime.thank you for posting.

  9. Anonymous says:

    If you guys recall, it was established in the Urd Exam arc, that Keiichi is waiting on a go signal from Belldandy.

    So he’s not nerfed or asexual, he’s a gentleman, waiting for the lady to let him know she’s ready.

    Of course since its Bell we’re talking about, he’ll be waiting a very, very long time.

  10. AstroNerdBoy says:

    If you guys recall, it was established in the Urd Exam arc, that Keiichi is waiting on a go signal from Belldandy.

    I don’t exactly recall that, but I haven’t reread the older manga volumes in quite some time. I do remember that Belldandy and he did kiss a few times before K1 was neutered.

    So he’s not nerfed or asexual, he’s a gentleman, waiting for the lady to let him know she’s ready.

    Well, when Peorth came, I do remember Belldandy saying something about the waiting, but it always seemed like she was waiting for K1 to signal his complete readiness. ^_^;

    Of course since its Bell we’re talking about, he’ll be waiting a very, very long time.

    Or whenever the manga ends, whichever comes first. *lol*

  11. Ether101 says:

    After seeing and reading peoples’ comments on the raw version of 275, I think you’re right about this series ending at 300.

  12. AstroNerdBoy says:

    After seeing and reading peoples’ comments on the raw version of 275, I think you’re right about this series ending at 300.

    Hmmmm…well, I haven’t read that far ahead. I suppose I should give it a look-see but I probably won’t. Regardless, I do think that things have been pointing to the series ending for quite some time now.

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