In a world where humans can have their wish granted via the Goddess Help Hotline, a human, Keiichi Morisato, summons the Goddess Belldandy by accident and jokes that she should stay with him forever. Unfortunately for him, his "wish" is granted.
Suddenly, Keiichi is now living with this gorgeous woman all alone, causing him to be kicked out of the all-male dormitory he was staying in. But soon, after they find lodging in a Buddhist temple, Keiichi and Belldandy's relationship begins to blossom. Although they are both awkward and rather uncomfortable with one another at first, what awaits these two strangers could turn out to be an unexpected romance.
hmm.. without spoiling anything, this could be hard to explain..
The story might advance extremely slow at times but I have never felt the need to skip parts(I often skip boring or long parts) You won't have episodes filled with explanations as happens often in anime these days, his isn't an anime where you will have 1001 questions in the beginning(well, you might have 1 or 2 if you're good at noticing the little things)
meh.. its clean, nice, detailed manga style.. You won't find any ugly or messy characters/objects so I think we can say its good.
I don't realy notice sound a lot and the sounds is not perfect but fits in nicely.
You will soon love most of the characters(even the evil one's have their charm)
You learn more about them every now and then, even those backgroundfilling nobody's have some story to them
Enjoyment: I laughed, I was touched and I was never ever frustrated so I think they did a good job on this.
This realy wasn't my type of anime and it does seem enormously girly at first but I ended up watching it anyway because I finished all my other anime already.
At times I was realy moved by how romantic everything was and the other times.. well, I fell off my chair while laughing more than once. Ah my goddess is a unique and wonderfull anime, try it out even if it isn't your type, you might like it anyway.read more
The story could certainly be hard to describe without spoilers, however if you have already watched the anime, heard about it, or simply read the synopsis, then please read on.
The story advances at a steady pace, however sometimes it can be slow while sometimes it can be fast. I personally thought the story was interesting, and it intrigued me to watch more and more of it. There are no filler episodes, as each episode contributes to something within the story. Thankfully no episodes have extremely long talks, nor do they have "no action". There will always be a little bit of action, and comedy in certain area's.
The art I found quite thrilling, it was something different to see, the backgrounds blended nicely with what was going on, as well as sometimes the mood of the character. It isn't ugly or poor, it's very good quality art.
In my opinion the sound was okay, there wasn't any unnecessary sounds within any of the episodes, and the sound also corresponded with what was going on. Obviously the character voices and such, but also the sound of the background noises - the wind, the birds, insects, etc.
As soon as I started watching this anime, I fell victim to the characters.
They are all so different, and you will be unable to choose which is your favourite character.
Good, or evil, both shall win you over. Throughout the anime, you learn more about the characters and their personalities.
Enjoyment: Personally this anime made me laugh quite a lot, and at certain parts it even brought a tear to my eye. It is so touching, and so understanding, but at the same time it keeps you interested - wanting to know more, wanting to see what happens next.
This type of anime is one of a lot which I enjoy watching. However, from the pictures you may see of the anime - it does seem girly, and such - however, even if it does look girly, it's not. If you just take the time to watch a couple of episodes you will realise that this anime could be a great enjoyment for you.
Throughout this anime, you can easily get moved from anger, to sorrow, to guilt, and probably other emotions too. Romance is also within this anime.
Ah! My Goddess is an anime I recommended for friends to watch, and now I recommend it for you viewers to watch as well. Even if it doesn't seem appealing, give it a try and watch a couple of episodes.read more
This will be a short review since it's 5:30 AM and my memories of the first season aren't very fresh due to me having completed it a few weeks back. I suddenly felt like expressing my opinion about the series before my memories become too fuzzy, so...
The story is simple: A guy (Keiichi) with bad luck has bad things happen to him constantly, a Goddess (Belldandy) takes pity on him, allowing him to have 1 wish and the guy rather bizarrely requests that the Goddess stays with him forever. From that point onwards the other main characters are slowly introduced, including characters such as Skuld; a young Goddess who wants all Belldandy's attention, and lots of comedy follows.
Ah! My Goddess (AMG) is what I've come to call a 'circular series', and by that I mean it's the type that goes around in a seemingly endless circle of comedy episodes that advance the plot very slowly if at all. But, thankfully, that isn't a bad thing in the case of this series - The main characters are all likeable, the relationship between a wimp (Keiichi) and doormat (Belldandy) is as entertaining as it is cute and the series clearly had a fairly high budget. You'll end up glad that Ah! My Goddess is the type of series that will continue until the money stops coming.
AMG is a show that just about anyone from either gender should enjoy. It isn't a series for the sort of people who can't enjoy anything without blood and guts but I find it hard to imagine anyone else disliking it. If you want an easy to watch or a 'girlfriend friendly series' that's almost guaranteed to make time pass in an enjoyable manner then this most certainly is it.
I've moved onto the 2nd season (although I've put it on hold for the moment) and I still enjoy watching it just as much as I did when I started. I highly recommend continuing the series with that once you get through the first season - It's a direct continuation of what you'll by then know is a high quality series.read more
Ah! My Goddess is a light-hearted, sweet, fantasy without serious romance or ecchiness. It's a great anime to watch if you are not looking for anything special but rather sit and relax to an easy viewing. As mentioned by other reviewers, I think girls will like this series more than guys because of the strong female lead and role reversals. However, those hard-core romantics who are seeking relationship development and ecchi harem loving guys should look elsewhere.
The story starts out centered around the male lead, Keiichi, who has no luck but is still kind and generous to others. When given the opportunity to have any wish granted, he wished to spend eternity with a goddess. From that point on, his whole world changed and the series slowly started to shift focus to Belldandy, his goddess.
Throughout the series, Keiichi would get into trouble and Belldandy would always bail him out. Her love for him is the heart of the entire anime. There are many cute and touching moments that stem from their relationship but not much development takes place and they never really kiss.
Art and Sound
Overall, I think the characters were very well drawn and cute. Keiichi is really put in a fortunate position with so many beautiful female characters surrounding him. The special effects are not terrible either. As for the sound, I really like the opening sound track. It sounds very scottish. As for character voices, Belldandy's voice annoyed me because she sounded very old and mother-like. This is probably because Kikuko Inoue played a lot of mother/teacher roles in other animes I watched.
Unlike a lot of romance animes, this anime revolves around the female lead, Belldandy, who is the guardian/housewife. Her character seems like a symbol for strong, modern women. She is a strong heroine with incredible powers, has a caring and nurturing personality, is irresistible to men and machines alike, and at the end of the day she is the perfect housewife. With all those amazing qualities, its no surprise that she is a goddess!
With a strong female lead, it is only natural than the male lead, Keiichi, is weak. He is a normal human who lacks special powers and suffers from an inferiority complex. However, his attractiveness comes from his unconditional love for others. He is kind, generous, and protective of everyone; even if they are strangers. And on top of all of that, his only wish was to be with the one he loves. He's the kind of guy that girls can picture their husbands to be like.
Overall, I could not give this anime a rating above average because there were very few memorable moments. For the most part, it is a forgettable series that is too similar to other romance animes, but that may be a good thing if you need a break from a harder hitting anime. I would recommend this anime to those who just have to see every romance/comedies, but for those who are looking for a new experience, this anime will not satisfy you.read more