I hear the 15th volume of "Ah! My Goddess" is scheduled to be published this September. I am also glad. Here I wrote I wanted the next volume. Most of AMG-fans may have thought so.
However Mr. Kousuke Fujishima, the cartoonist who draws AMG, still keeps up inviting an assistant at monthly "Afternoon" by Kodansha. For a long time. Perhaps the applicants come from mainly Shangri-La or Gotham. They would do a costume-play of Belldandy or Skuld. This means warmly dressed people. These dressed people can scarcely live in Kawasaki in Japanese hot summer. They helped the construction of the Tower of Babel long time ago. At present they still speak over-differentiated dialects. In short there is not an assistant who speaks Japanese.
Copyright (C) Kousuke Fujishima / Kodansha, Dark Horse Comics, Alan Gleason, Toren Smith
In October 1996, the title "1-555-goddess" was published by Dark Horse Comics in USA as the first volume of the review of "Ah! My Goddess." It is available in Japan. The title indicates an American telephone number. However Japanese do not make the figure in telephone number correspond to a letter. (Instead Japanese have a habit called Goro-awase, say, "4126" is pronounced as "Yo-i-fu-ro." (English word: Good Bath) "4126" is a very famous catch phrase of a famous Japanese hotel. When you go to Itou, go to Hatoya...)
This book is not different from many american comic books. A paperback like a Japanese comic books. This consists of six stories. Moreover most of comics in Japan do not include personal data of the cartoonist and the book includes Fujishima's past career.
The original titles of the six are as follows;