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Ah! My Goddess/Aa Megami-sama Manga to End in April

posted on by Egan Loo
48th & last volume to ship in July with "another ending" drama CD

The May issue of Kodansha's Monthly Afternoon magazine is announcing on Monday that Kousuke Fujishima is ending his Aa Megami-sama (Ah My Goddess/Oh My Goddess!) manga in the following issue on April 25. The June issue will also have a "super-important announcement."

The May issue is further announcing that the 48th and final manga volume will have a 5,000-yen (about US$50) deluxe Limited-Edition Final Box on July 23. The box will include the manga volume itself and an original drama CD. The "another ending Ver." CD will tell a story that is "a little different from the manga" with the anime adaptation's four main cast members (Masami Kikuchi as Keiichi Morisato, Kikuko Inoue as Belldandy, Yumi Touma as Urd, Aya Hisakawa as Skuld) and others.

The exclusive full-color box will also contain a full-color, miniature 1 to 4 no Aida (Between 1 and 4) book with four parts, a full-color booklet with a long interview with Fujishima on his 25 years of memories, and a set of 12 reproduction art pieces (including 10 never included in art collection books). The staff is encouraging fans to send their own messages via postage mail or email by May 30. The staff teases that these messages will be included on the CD or booklet.

Fujishima began the manga in Monthly Afternoon in 1988, and Dark Horse Comics published the 45th manga volume in North America last December. The manga inspired an original video anime series, three television series with a special, and three additional original anime DVDs.

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