Ah! My Goddess, Volume 1: Always and Forever
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The series stay very true to the long running manga. For the uninitiated, Ah! My Goddess tells the comedic story of young Morisato, a struggling college kid trying to survive his schoolwork and at times his roommates. One day while trying to order takeout food he dials the wrong number and gets the Goddess Helpline. Enter beautiful and sweet Goddess Belldandy. Belldandy grants his wish which is that she stays with him. This simple action sets up a series of comedic and sometimes touching events as the two characters budding romance takes off. Morisato moves into his own place which gradually gets crowded thanks to Belldandy's relatives coming to crash and sometimes live. This anime has harem show elements but stays away from fan service, prefering to focus on the romantic/comedic events of the character's lives.
The latest TV series is really a visual treat. The character designs are a bit more angular compared to the original OVA series but the animation is fluid and the colours are truly brilliant. Musically the opening and closing themes are catchy. For voice actor fans the entire original Japanese cast has been brought back to reprise their roles. For dub fans Media Blasters brings on board a great English crew who do a great job of capturing the character's spirits.
The collector's box includes volume one and a cell/ Ketai phone strap for fans as well as the attractive artbox itself.
Ah! my Goddess is a fun and entertaining series that shouldnt be missed by any anime fan. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
The TV series was originally aired in Japan in a cropped, 4:3 format. The Media Blasters release is in the original 16:9 format, just like the Region 2 DVD.
The box set edition consists of volume 1 DVD in a collector's box, and a Belldandy cell phone strap imported from Japan.
The first being the fan-favorite OAV series. While only five parts of the story are told in this adaption, and many bits of the manga are skipped over, the focus is more on romance. A very good romance story indeed.
Then there was the 2001 full-length movie, which put even more emphasis on drama and romance, with hints of comedy. This movie had some of the most beautiful animation I've seen to date, and the story told here is very touching, and it is sure to get a few fans, male or female, a bit misty-eyed.
If one doesn't count "Adventures of the Mini-Goddess" series, which was just a collection of comedy skits, showing all the crazy things the three Goddesses (Belldandy, Urd, and Skuld namely) do while Keiichi is away, this TV series makes it the third-go-round for animated Ah My Goddess.
For the unknowing buyer, this story is actually a fairly simple one. The strengths of this series are in its strong romance plot between Belldandy and Keiichi, and all the comedic bits thrown in, especially once the other two Goddesses, Urd, the luscious one always trying to pull some little scheme to bring Bell and Kei closer, and Skuld, the smart, but slightly bratty one. There's many others who come to disrupt the lives of the young couple, but that's part of what makes this series enjoyable. Through it all, Keiichi and Belldandy undeniably have feelings for each other, which, when they 'are' alone, allows for the sweet touching moments to shine through in this series.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a very sweet love story. Keiichi the college student is blessed. A goddess named Belldandy has come to Earth to grant his wish. Read morePublished on December 7, 2012 by KevinB
As everyone can find out from reading the other reviews on this series, Ah! Megami Sama is certainly one of the classics that I believe an anime fan shouldn't be without. Read morePublished on February 27, 2011 by Bakajanaino?
the only think i can say is buy it.
it's very very very GOOD
Personally, I'm not the biggest anime fan. At first I was a little unsure when I saw the characters, assuming it might be just another "cheesy" anime with overly developed cartoon... Read morePublished on January 1, 2008 by A. Beck
I randomly found out about this anime one day just by a fluke, and now it's my all time favorite anime ever.
This series is very heart warming, and funny.
I love this show. Its sweet, funny, and serious all in one. I recommend this anime to fans looking for a light-hearted show full of comedic situations, zany characters, and sweet... Read morePublished on June 22, 2006 by Lindsey