Ah! My Goddess Ch. 276 Manga Review

Ah! My Goddess Manga/Oh My Goddess! Manga
ああっ女神さまっ Chapter 276

SPOILER Summary/Synopsis:

Ah! My Goddess Ch. 276Urd says she has a request of Skuld since she plans to take out the device and critters holding them captive. Skuld realizes this means that Urd plans to tap into her mazoku half for those powers and worried that it would consume Urd and drive her mad. Urd teases Skuld a bit but then admits that the reason she needs Skuld’s help is to make sure Urd doesn’t go out of control.  As such, Urd wants Skuld to use one of her bombs to stop her and wonders if Skuld has such a bomb.

Skuld reaches into her outfit and pulls out a small sphere-shaped item with two small cones protruding from it, calling it an anti-proton bomb. With it, Skuld says she can destroy the entire mazoku realm, something Urd finds to be overkill and something the shadow critters start worrying about.

Urd reaches within herself and finds the source of her mazoku powers, unleashing them and enjoying the rush she gets as a result. This causes the shadow creatures to react, whom Urd dispels without effort. She then launches an attack at the device in the ceiling that has been absorbing their goddess power, causing small things to emerge from her hand and not only destroy the device, but consume its shards as well. Skuld is stunned by this and Urd realizes she’s losing control. The symbol on Urd’s forehead turns into a star and Urd asks Skuld to stop her, even if it destroys her.

Thoughts/Review:

It has been so many years since Urd dealt with her demonic/mazoku side that I’m struggling to remember why she chose to be a goddess at all (assuming that was ever stated in the manga).  Still, despite the rush of power and Urd’s needing to use it to get herself and Skuld out of their prison, I liked that she had enough presence of mind to ask for Skuld to do the unthinkable and kill her. Yeah, it is somewhat cliched but I don’t mind.

As to Skuld, I did laugh at the fact that she had a bomb powerful enough to take out the entire realm they are in and yet it is such a tiny thing compared to Skuld’s normal bombs.

So, not a lot happening here beyond Urd tapping into her dark half, removing the trap, and then starting to succumb to the darkness.  I’m looking forward to seeing how they get out of this without killing Urd.

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9 Responses to “Ah! My Goddess Ch. 276 Manga Review”

  1. Lan says:

    you know, i think im stopping myself here with all the spoilers. BUT if these 2 chapters (278,279) end up in the latter half of the printed volume, i dont think im going to stand the wait for the next dark horse volume. Mind you, by the time the dark horse volume is released, the series may have finished in japan >.<

  2. Ether101 says:

    I want to see where this goes as well. After what happened in 278 and 279, this series very well could end with issue 300 or go on for some time.

    ether101@hotmail.com

  3. Lan says:

    I kinda hope it doesn’t end, yet. Without saying too much here, it would be frustrating if things end as is. it wouldnt be right for the fans

  4. AstroNerdBoy says:

    278 and 279, eh? ^_^;;;; Well, maybe I’ll get to catch up sooner rather than later.

    I don’t know if these two chapters are marking the end of the current storyline, but my thinking had been that chapter 300 would be the drop-dead ending point for the manga. However, if this story is ending soon and were ending the manga as well, I’d expect an announcement fairly soon.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Urd was born a goddess (remember the scene where Hild is holding the infant Urd? The program emblems on her face were those of a goddess). If Urd choose to be a demon she probably wouldn’t be able to live with her sisters any longer, and Urd does love her sisters.

    In the translation I read Urd asked Skuld to stop her, not kill her. Skuld said her proton bomb could stop any demon, but I don’t think it could destroy the entire demon realm. If it could and she used it and destroyed the demons she would also destroy their doublets (gods),and there is no way she would do so (she would kill her own doublet thereby killing herself).

  6. AstroNerdBoy says:

    Urd was born a goddess (remember the scene where Hild is holding the infant Urd?

    In the manga? Actually, I’m not remembering that at all. ^_^;;;

    The translation I read indicated that Skuld’s bomb was powerful enough to wipe out the realm (though I doubt she’d do that), which is why Urd started sweating and wanting something a little more normal (or something like that).

  7. Anonymous says:

    Here is the URL where you can see Hild holding baby Urd. From Chapter 138.

    http://www.donmai.us/post/show/59616

    Here is a fanart color interpretation of the same scene:

    http://captainnerd.deviantart.com/art/Mama-Hild-and-baby-Urd-49426434

  8. AstroNerdBoy says:

    Thanks for the link. I seem to remember that image now.

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