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Megami Kouhosei  
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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...


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Associated Names
Candidate for Goddess
Pilot Candidate
The Candidate for Goddess

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Latest Release(s)
v.5 by Cat Chan Scans (3500d ago)
v.2-4 by Cat Chan Scans (3520d ago)
v.1 by Cat Chan Scans (3606d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
5 Volumes (Complete/Discontinued)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (73 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.66 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 27th 2015, 12:32am PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Comic Gum (Wani Books)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
TokyoPop (5 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #872 increased(+270)
Monthly Pos #2348 increased(+288)
3 Month Pos #3807 increased(+944)
6 Month Pos #5533 increased(+848)

List Stats
On 153 reading lists
On 163 wish lists
On 24 unfinished lists
On 70 custom lists

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If only it continued   
Rating: N/A
by Mercenary09
August 26th, 2012, 9:48am
I liked the anime and was curious about the manga, but I mostly saw the name D.N. Angel and looked it up. Then looked it up here, and then looked up the author and found the page pretty funny for their 'developed trait'.
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Atypical, pretty good, could've been better and wish it wasn't dropped.   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by shinbei42
July 13th, 2011, 10:08pm
Its a pity that it was dropped in v5... I would've bought v6 if it was available. Its a pretty interesting series -- story and setup is atypical. Though I do find little boys wanting to be pilots of beautiful female robots a little bit... weird -- its unique xD

... Last updated on July 13th, 2011, 10:09pm
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Please continue this great series?   
Rating: N/A
by candidatezero
March 14th, 2009, 3:47pm
This is a great series and I know a lot of people who wish it could be finished, please don't leave us stranded here! If need be I'll even start a petition, if anyone here supports/agrees with me please contact me on here, or at

Thank you ^^
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Great manga!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Kit451
March 1st, 2009, 8:42pm
This is one of the greatest manga's I have read and I now find out its dropped?! Dude that's so not cool and fair. Seriously how could she do that to us? The story had a great plot and plot line and to just drop it? Not cool at all and is kinda douchebaggy.... UGH that makes me sad!
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Series Awesome   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Arwen11
October 20th, 2008, 8:13pm
Pilot Candidate or Candidate for Goddess was a great anime/manga, I don't know why it didn't make it but I remember waiting for Saturday to know what would happen to the characters. Is one of those things you don't fully understand. Perhaps it's dimise had to do withe lack of exposure that needed. It is unfortunate that Candidate for Goddess, like Fruit Basket and other fantastic series was not given the chance both by the public and publishers.
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