Due to the recent events that happened on the last episodes of the season, the Goddess have some stability problems with their body systems. The always adult looking Urd becomes a little girl and has a fateful encounter with a boy, whereas little Skuld becomes an adult and wants to experiment adulthood together with Keiichi.
The three episode special of Ah! My Goddess should be looked at in two parts, Episode one and then Episode Two and Three.
The first episode is a recap of the first twelve episodes of the TV Series with commentary from Keiichi and Belldandy. The recap episode reuses previous animations and sounds and provides little new material for the show and involves no advancement in story. The last two episodes take place immediately after the events in the TV Series. The story progresses based on different side-effects the Goddess’s exhibit after the series finale. The second episode focuses mostly on Urd while
the third episode focuses on Skuld. The stories of each are cute and silly, similar to many episodes from the TV series. It will feel as if the TV Series hadn’t actually ended.
The art in these episodes are nearly identical to those of the series. All of the scenes and characters are drawn brightly and are colorful. The backgrounds are all drawn well, with just enough detail to feel natural within the show. All three Goddess look beautiful and cute throughout the show. Visually, Keiichi is one of the only characters I can’t stand. His character design at times just looks awkward and out of place in the show especially when surrounded by the Goddesses. The animation is smooth, the lighting is well done, and unique/interesting camera angles help bring the stories to life. By no means will the animation blow you away with stunning graphics, but it does more than what is necessary to get the job done.
The openings for all three episodes remain the same as all the other episodes in the series, “Open Your Mind ~ Spread Your Small Wings" by Yoko Ishida. While the ending of episode one is the same as the first 12 episodes "願い (Negai)" by Yoko Ishida while the other two episodes have the second ending "Wing" by Yoko Takahashi. The sound effects are well done and accurate for what you’d expect certain actions to sound like. The Japanese voices match the characters very well and they do a great job matching the characters expressions or emotions. The background music is fitting for the scenes and really blends in well with the show. All in all it is an enjoyable listening experience.
This is one of my favorite parts of the show, I adore all the characters. Belldandy fits in a motherly role quite well while Skuld and Urd have a fairly accurate sisterly relationship. Keiichi on the other hand is caring yet a bit weak especially for a main male lead. It all balances out well between the characters creating a lot of comedic moments as well as cute moments. Although for episode two and episode three, the majority of the emphasis is put on Skuld and Urd instead of Belldandy and Keiichi and it is very interesting to see a different side of these two characters. Since Skuld is one of my favorite characters, I adored these two episodes a lot.
Episode one is simply just a recap so there really isn’t much enjoyment there. The commentary between Belldandy and Keiichi is mediocre as well. Rating solely on this episode, I’d give it a 6. Episode two and three though are much more fun simply because they are unique in comparison to episodes from the series. They are each very light hearted which explore vastly different situations and scenarios than the series. Both were very cute maybe even a little sad but nevertheless quite enjoyable. If I were to rate solely on these two episodes I’d probably give it a 9. All in all the enjoy-ability of these two episodes should be equivalent to the enjoy-ability from the entire series.
The first episode can pretty much be skipped, it doesn’t do anything constructive with the story or even the characters. It’s only purpose would be if you had forgotten what had happened in the first twelve episodes. If you enjoyed the series, the other two episodes should definitely be watched. You can expect a very similar experience with these two episodes as you did with the majority of the Ah! My Goddess TV Series. If you like Skuld and or Urd then this is a must see! If you simply enjoyed the TV Series I would highly recommend this. Similarly if you disliked the TV Series then you might as well not waste your time because these two episodes fit in perfectly as episode 25 and episode 26.
I recently made anime special previews which is not recommendable to non-anime fans or fellow anime fans alike but this one is recommendable for Ah Megami TV series fan and other anime fans to watch the anime series and then this special for additional fun.
Story 8/10 the plot lefts off the current season last episodes with the short continuation of events of what happen to our beloved characters. I enjoy the short love stories of urd and skuld. This special really knows how to satisfy its fans and thus making a great fan service. If your a megami
fan you will surely like this specials trust me. The recap is ok a for it gives reminders of how Ah megami a great romance anime series.
The Sound 7/10 I like the first OP of Ah my Goddess for the music is smoothing and uncommon in many anime series. The Opening really present the goddess beauty and the series itself. ED 1 presents the couple romance nice to hear but not that long to remember. ED 2 it's just ok but won't stuck in my song list player.
Art 6/10 I can say the animation of the goddess are good. The background theme is also ok but still the same if you compare in some 90's animation which mean the art style of the series is still have the concept of 90's drawing is still a majority and because I already watched the first OVA's of the 90's of Ah megami.
8/10 for the characters for I really enjoyed a lot just by seeing them and how they act in building the series.
8/10 for Enjoyment since I like the characters, the smoothing music, the natural art and the interesting short stories on each characters.
Overall 8/10 so far this the highest rate I can give to an anime special at the time written this preview. This a anime special worth to watch and worth recommending to people who have watched and liked the series. A must seen and must not miss episodes. You won't actually finish the 1st season without this special episodes.
Story: The stories were very silly and had no real point to the series itself but were still very entertaining to watch. It was also nice to see Urd and Skuld as main roles instead of Belldandy all the time.
Art: The same art from the series but it seemed to have improved a bit. Good job :)
Sound: The opening theme XD The voice cast also were up to my standards as they were throughoutt he main series.
Character: Very good! The characters of Urd and Skuld are more developed and you get an even better feel for them.
Enjoyment: Kinda bored in the final special but overall I really liked it.
Overall: I highly recommend watching these if you have seen the Ah! My Goddess series.
This is the special episodes from 1st season containing 3 episodes. The first episode is overall summary of the previous 24 episodes. I don't find that on the internet, so my review is completely depending on last 2 episodes. I consider the last 2 episodes as episode 25 and 26 of first season.
The story is outstanding, we can't blame someone if he find the story better than the main anime Ah! My goddess (TV). The story begins from the fact server down of heaven due to the 'ultimate destruction' thing. Due to this Urd become a child, Skuld become adult. Then
two beautiful story follows. This is a side story of the main anime.
Art is same as the main anime, very very good. Little Urd is so cute and adult Skuld is so beautiful!
I have no proper adjectives to describe the sound. Is this the best background music I ever listened? The sound is as great as it was in the main anime.
Now the character, the other side of Urd and Skuld has been shown here. Two love stories which will never be able to happen again. I love this kind of episodes with some kind of character development, expression of feelings.
Enjoyment is great, a sorrow bound gladness, I don't know how to express this kind of feelings. The two episodes are so good that you will want more episode like these.
Overall it is must watching, many of you will find it better than most of the episods form main anime.