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Yes, believe it or not, the manga series "Aa! Megami-sama" aka "Ah! My Goddess" is celebrating it's 25th Anniversary later on this year. (August 25th, 2013)

By that time, the manga will be in it's 300th chapter!! :w00t:

(it's published once a month)

There will be another OVA released this Spring myanimelist.net/anime/9611/

More info here, courtesy of The Goddess Project: goddess-project.net/board/inde…

So what do you think that Fujishima-sensei has in store for us, the fans?

There have been numerous rumors around the internet for several years hinting at a 3rd Season. ("Fighting Wings" was the 20th Anniversary OVA's, and that was back in 2008) there were 2 more OVA's released in 2011: "Together Forever" and "Hunters + Hunters"

Whether these rumors are true or not, depends on Kadakowa Pictures, AIC, (Anime International Company) and Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS), plus how how well the next two volumes sell along with the OVAs.
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kemcha Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
I'm the admin of "The Goddess Project.net" and I can assure you that we've been keeping our eyes and ears open for any new information and posting it on our website. Unfortunately, the only news that we have is that there is an upcoming third OAD episode as well as the first merchandise item from Max Factory, the Belldandy figurine. More news should be forthcoming throughout the year.
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gamera68 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the feedback.
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dragonfriend7738 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
quick question: do you know when the manga is updated? I just caught up with the story.
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kemcha Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Each chapter of the manga series is published in Kodansha's "Afternoon" magazine. It's released during the last week of every month. While the manga is translated by two different online groups, those services might be coming to an end as Dark Horse Comics is nearly caught up to the publishing run of the original manga publication.
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dragonfriend7738 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Why would DHC's catching up with Afternoon's content impact the online translators?
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gamera68 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It is published and translated once a month, usually around the 23rd or so, but the last chapter (292) hasn't been translated as of yet to my knowledge; maybe due to the fact of the New Year holiday - I'm just speculating, of course. It should be updated very soon though.
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dragonfriend7738 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
I'm very much looking forward to seeing what they're going to do with this trial. This whole thing is reminding me of the Gate of Trials that was portrayed in the first OVA.
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gamera68 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You and everybody else is waiting to see how this pans out, and
also the reason behind Belldandy asking Keiichi to form an all new contract that was sealed with a kiss.

Oh, you mean the Judgement Gate. That was not featured the original OVAs,(1993 -1994) but only in the Movie, which came out in 2000, way before the anime series. (2005 -2007)
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dragonfriend7738 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Yeah, I kinda call the '93-'94 OVA series a mini anime series, as to me an OVA is a movie.

I am liking the introduction of Bell and Skuld's mother, though. She seems like quite the interesting character. I'm interested in seeing what she makes of K1 and the gang after all this is resolved.
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gamera68 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I see :)

Yes she does. And she resembles Belldandy in looks as well.
Me too!
How long is this story arc gonna last anyway?

Please get to the point already, Fujishima-Sensei!
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dragonfriend7738 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Well, I think he's hinted at the root of the issue with the latest update.

That issue being that Goddesses that have romantic relations with humans tend to forsake their duties when they are forced to face the grief of their lovers dying. In a system like Yggdrasil, the Sysadmin can't stand by while program managers walk off their posts. Add to that the doublet system, and Heaven cannot allow dieties to become mortal and allow themselves to die either.

The obvious solution would be to allow the rare individuals that the dieties fall in love with to become immortal, but if you let the wrong person into heaven you can have a lot of problems. I suppose that this test might be the system's solution to that issue.

Just idle speculation on my part, of course.
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gamera68 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You may have a point, as now that you mention it, I see that it might be going n that direction regarding "relations" between mortals and immortals (goddesses) hence why when Keii made his wish the FIRST time, his libido was sealed away, preventing "that" from happening.

Keiichi has mentioned in the manga and anime series more than once that "something is always holding me back, preventing me from taking the next step." His words, not mine.

He has known that something was blocking him from taking his and Bell's relationship to the next level.

You bring up a good point about gods or goddesses becoming mortal because of the Doublet System. Excellent point.

The Judgment Gate is used to test those who do fall in love with mortals whether or not there is any doubt in their hearts if they have the blessing of being together. If either of them have any doubt, they would be forever separated, never being allowed to be with each other ever again. (The explanation is from the Movie)

I believe it's the similar test as seen in the current manga story arc. Or it could just be speculation, like you said.
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sonic2000121 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this series has done so much in helping my career and my drawings...
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gamera68 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, glad to hear it :)
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Guon--22 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is that true about the OVA's 2011 ... ?o?
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gamera68 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, they were both released sometime ago, and can be found online.
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Guon--22 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I read the link ... that's amazing O.o
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Koch-Cola Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Gohda is the new Gabe Newell. :icontrollfaceplz:
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gamera68 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't get it:?
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Koch-Cola Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
He won't give us a proper Season 3.
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gamera68 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, nobody knows for sure.

I'm sure that he has something in store since it is the 25th anniversary. We got the OVA 2-parter special in 2008 "Fighting Wings", plus 2 more OVA's in 2011, with another one on the way for sure this March.

All we can do as fans is hope for the best. :D

The manga has picked up speed since chapter 278 though...
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OtakuRhi Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
SUGOI it's the 25th Anniversary of Ah my goddess coming up ^^
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gamera68 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes :)
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OtakuRhi Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
I have been reading and watching the Anime since the Anniversary will be in November and I might as well start to get into the franchise :D
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gamera68 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Me too :)
It really is a great story, and it's finally going somewhere since Belldandy and Keiichi formed a new, more powerful contract :D
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OtakuRhi Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Yeah I love the story and it's my kind of Anime :D
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gamera68 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Same here. been following it for years, and am up to date on the most recent manga chapter (291)

I've also written 6 chapters of a fan-fiction based upon it as well.
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OtakuRhi Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Cool I wouldn't mind checking out your fan fics :3
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gamera68 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much in advance. ( They are marked mature for a reason, LOL)
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PropertyofLamb Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Awsome!
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gamera68 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know, right? :D
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melficexd Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome :) The longest manga development ever :)
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gamera68 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, it certainly is :)
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