Megami Kouhosei
The Candidate for Goddess
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Megami Kouhosei

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Synonyms: Pilot Candidate
Japanese: 女神候補生
English: The Candidate for Goddess
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 5
Chapters: 27
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 1996 to 2001
Genres: Adventure Adventure, Drama Drama, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Theme: Mecha Mecha
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Comic Gum
Authors: Sugisaki, Yukiru (Story & Art)


Score: 6.861 (scored by 953953 users)
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Ranked: #107702
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Popularity: #8286
Members: 2,292
Favorites: 28


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Volumes: /5
Chapters: /27


It is the year 4088. It has been over one thousand years since the Crisis of Systems (Lost Property), which resulted in the destruction of four planetary systems, leaving only a single inhabitable planet, Zion. Mankind is forced to live in space colonies, since that one planet is constantly being invaded by alien life forms that have come to be known as Victim.

To stop the aliens and to allow people to land on Zion, mankind has developed the astronomical humanoid weapons, Ingrids, also known as Goddesses. G.O.A. (Goddess Operation Academy) is a school dedicated to the training of young men to pilot these Ingrids...

(Source: Tokyopop)


Megami Kouhosei was published in English as Candidate for Goddess by Tokyopop from April 13, 2004 to June 15, 2006.



Apr 13, 2014
Candidate for Goddess is a great manga with solid characters and amazing art. The story is very deep and always has a sense of mysteriousness, though it doesn't get to the point that you become aggravated. Sure, there are some clichés like "I'm gonna reach the top! The best of the best!" but what would a shounen manga be without it?

The story also gradually builds character connections in a way that nothing seems rushed, even though the manga is only five volumes long. Honestly, I can't really complain about anything except for the fact that it ended! ^_^


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