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.
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
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.
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.
Ah! it was kinda painful for me to watch. A!MG is the story of Keiichi, a college student down on his luck and part of the Auto Club with weirdo senpais. That sentence in it of itself would lead one to believe that it is a very interesting anime but in actuality, it wasn\'t.
Don\'t get me wrong, some of my friends actually loved it because it was so sweet, I\'m just not one of them. The idea of a goddess agency in heaven to assist kami-sama in helping the unfortunate is great but I think the plot could have
been a lot better. If there were more developments in Season 1, I\'m sure I would\'ve watched Season 2 but I was only oh so glad that I finished Season 1 so I could move onto a different anime.
I found this anime extremely boring, which is really sad, because it has so much potential. There were even parts of the show where I thought, "Oh! This will get good! I will get story!" but instead it was nothing. D:
Only watch this if you like pointless anime romantic comedies where nothing really happens.
I am in shock by how different my thoughts on this anime were before I watched it... I had always thought it would be really cool...
I'm not going to lie I am a big fan of this series however there are still somethings I didn't like which require me to subtract one point from a perfect score. A lot of people I know tend to shy from this series saying it has perversion...? this series by far has been one of the cleanest romance/comedy series I have watched I will point that out now so I don't ramble about it later.
Story- Okay as far as storylines go I was impressed the storyline was kind of original if not strange at some points. The aspect I enjoyed the most was
how it managed to fit comedy in without ruining the romance like some series often do. One thing it does follow a pretty basic story line (synopsis of storyline: Boy meets girl and blah blah slight harem scheme blah blah guy develops feelings for girl develops feeling for guy blah blah wierd stuff happens forcing them to be closer together and thats about it).
Art- Alright I have watched the original version on top of having read chapters from the manga and I have to say they stayed pretty acurate to the drawing style and I kind of liked it.
Sound- I actually was pretty content with the sound it was good and matched the series the dramatic parts had music that matched really well and also the characters voice actors were really good that is of course in jap lang and eng sub.
Character- This series actually did impress me because each character did bring something different to the table and time was always taken out so that you could understand each character better. I mean yeah we have a few generic character types in the mix but it's cool because even despite that they all have something uniquely different about them that it makes you ok with that blandness. So yeah thumbs up.
Enjoyment- Like I said I really enjoyed this series there isn't much I can say I didn't enjoy other than a few episodes and things that I felt were rather meaningless to the story as a whole and aside from one episode which I kind of just skip over whenever I rewatch it the whole series flows well together.
Overall- A good anime, if you like comedy and romance this is the series for you my biggest advice if you're watching for the comedy don't be put off by the first couple of episodes trust me it get's funnier as it goes along.
When you're a (straight) guy who likes romance anime, but doesn't want all the ecchi/harem nonsense, but also dislikes how terrible the heroines are in more shoujo anime, there aren't a whole lot of options for you. Either the girl is super sexy or the girl is totally unattractive, leaving all the focus on the guy. there is unfortunately little middle ground in the romance anime world. This show is tending toward balance, but the male lead is severely neglected still.
The male lead is a wishy-washy guy with no confidence, who acts really pathetic. he does absolutely nothing to impress anyone, and proves totally useless
in most situations. this is unfortunate, because the heroine is so well done
This show has one of the best heroines one could ask for. She's beautiful, kind, caring, and overall great. It makes perfect sense that she's a goddess because she's really the embodiment of a near perfect heroine. her only flaw is that she doesn't really seem to have one. One could easily just say "She's a goddess. That's intentional" and that would be a logical argument. However i don't wish to criticize her character. She really is a great character that warms your heart and puts a smile on your face.
The artwork in this show is awesome. I love the art style of this era and this fits in nicely with that.
My main problem with this show is that the plot is really bad. It never seems to go anywhere. I had expected to get far more romance, and for there to be a greater focus on Keiichi and Belldandy's relationship. but the good parts of that get swallowed up by the other characters' antics and stupidity.
Lastly, don't watch this in English dubbed. It is by far the worst English dub I have heard. That being said, I don't particularly recommend this show to anyone. at the same time i will not say that it's not worth watching. It is a perfectly good way to kill time between shows. It helps to lighten the mood after watching a very heavy show.
Well, it started off okay with lots of laughs and touching moments but I don't really like weak wussy main male characters. After 18 episodes, it gets a little tiring. Then again, it's my own opinion so if you enjoy watching the same old cliches where the characters get embarassed easily by the most mundane situations, this is a must watch.
Sometimes I find there's no real plot, every episode bring about a new situation for the couple to overcome, their love isn't really tested and most of the time you end up feeling disappointed even though they succeed in getting through that episode's trial.
I am writing this review of my overall impressions of Ah! My Goddess Seasons 1 & 2, mainly because it felt like one long drawn out series to me. The show was very cute and enjoyable for a bit more than half of the first season, sadly I purchased both the complete first and second seasons before watching any episodes at all, based purely on the outstanding recommendations of others. Having bought all of the episodes (along with the OVA series and movie - neither of which I ever plan on watching) I forced myself to sit through the second half of season 1 and
all of season 2.
Ah! My Goddess is of the cute romantic comedy variety with great character development that is enjoyable regardless of how ridiculous or unrealistic the plot or individual story arcs seem to be. This story revolves around Keiichi Morisato, a "university" student (keep in mind that he is a university student when reading the rest of the review) who seems to have no luck with the ladies, nor much of a social life, and lives in a dorm-like co-op with his fellow members of the mechanic club (which for some reason doesn't allow girls). As the summary suggests Keiichi makes a phone call one day and somehow gets a hold of the "goddess helpline" by accident. "A beautiful Goddess named Belldandy appears," before Keiichi and allows him one wish...
The reason why i disliked this anime was that it is aimed primarily for middle or elementary school kids. I generally like this type of romantic comedy (series like Lovely Complex, Toradora, etc.). While a show like Lovely Complex might have been enjoyed by a younger audience as well, it nonetheless was able to hold up to an adult crowd. The protagonists in Lovely Complex acted their age (for the most part). In Ah! My Goddess, on the other hand, Keiichi, who was attending university, acted like prude teenage girl. Unless Keiichi was secretly hiding in the closet, his actions towards Belldandy throughout the series were inconceivable and terribly frustrating. Likewise, at one point in the series, Keiichi's mechanic club actually gets angry at him for bringing a girl back to his room. WTF? These unrealistic situations and interactions often made the show painful to watch. Sure stuff happened, and the characters developed, it just seemed that as the show progressed, the maturity levels of the characters regressed. (see next paragraph for further reasons why I hated this stupid anime - contains a spoiler, but if you are a male over the age of 15 you shouldn't be watching this series anyways so read ahead).
Making a phone call and having a Goddess appear in front of you? sure, why not. The Goddess granting you a wish? I'll believe it. You wishing for the Goddess to be exclusively your possession? sounds conceivable. Keiichi (being in college) and Belldandy (being a Goddess who has been around indefinitely) going through 46 episodes, while living together, loving each other, and Belldandy doing everything that Keiichi asks of her, only kissing twice and never once having sex? RIDICULOUS.
Who wouldn't want a beautiful goddess like Belldandy to stay with them forever? (Though frankly I would rather have Urd. She is a hottie.) Having not seen any of the previous incarnations of this series I can't say which is the best, but this was a very entertaining version at least.
I'm not sure I really cared for the pace at which Keiichi and Belldandy's relationship progressed. As in, it seemed like it didn't. I guess I would have prefered them to get more alone time. As it was they seemed to have a rather bland (though devoted and loving)
Still, I would recommend this to anyone that is interested in a romantic comedy.
What really pulled me a first was the title itself, I first thought it was a pun on the common phrase OMG!
As I watched, *some of the things there are things I actually want to happen to me* Imagine, the main character is just and ordinary student working as a mechanic part-time and all of a sudden, One phone-call mistake brings him the IDEAL GIRL! She’s great at cooking, singing, She’s kind, caring, and is devoted to Keiichi, one part I liked about it is when she said, "You can wish for anything, EVEN THE DESTRUCTION OF THE WORLD!!!"
The story itself revolves in a
romantic comedy kinda way, It’s twists and turns are what pulled me through to watch the entire series, Now I have finished both 2 seasons and am planning to complete all media of it :D
Kind of boring Slice of Life. It wouldnt make any difference if the Goddesses werent Godesses but normal People, and People in the show state exactly what the Problem is, they tell Keiichi that even an elementary Romanze is more grown up than what he is doing... well, i dont have anything more to say than this. They keep introducing new Characters every 5 Episodes build them up as new Main-Sidecharacters just to drop them again and after that they may have 2 cameos 10 episodes later and thats it.
Conclusion: Its a rather hard to look, but tamed Harem/ecchi/slice of life anime but because its
so boring/childish/monotone you have to watch out not to fall asleep while watching it.
I dont know if the Manga was better but if you dont like the kind of lovely/one dimensional characters and you actually want some Story Progression, you better stay away from it. Because the story is kind of non existent. They could have easily crammed all that happened in like 5 episodes if it wasnt for said useless side build ups with story arks that went to absolutely nowhere just to get dropped again. For People that like to see some romance, but dont like Ecchi that much i really recommend it. I waited so many Years to finally watch it and now i feel kind of disillusioned because it was so mediocre :/ Ive seen Iriya no Sora UFO no Natsu in 2010 and was totally blown away and got so emotional while watching it. I kind of suspected the same here and got massively dissappointet (no feelings at all). I highly recommend to take a look at this Movie.
Read Snakeskins and Krissasaur comment if you want other not all out possitive reviews about the show. The last thing i want to say is that i really like the Art and Sound (bagbpipes FTW), they never feel overly cheap or overused, the ..Angeltalk.. they use sometimes is strange but not overly distracting. On a sidenote i have to say that i have seen the show with english dubs, they may have worsen the experience, im from germany but i felt like with most english dubs this one wasnt in the shows favor. ps Angels (most dissappointing sidecharacters by far) were build up strong and then they got immediately dropped again, they are the best example of this scheme.
It's difficult to review a show that defines why you enjoy anime, especially when it's not critically acclaimed. This said, Ah! My Goddess is a show that I will hold dear for quite some time. Let's face it, the show has charm.
The show, while quirky and admittedly cheesy, will forever remain one of my favorites. I immediately connected with Keiichi, but the true "ringer" was Belldandy. Never have I witnessed a female character that has drawn me in as Belldandy has. Some critics claim that the relationship between Keiichi and Belldandy is "unhealthy," stating that Belldandy is merely a reflection of the Japanese desire for
a submissive female. Claims such as these irritate me; Keiichi and Belldandy's relationship is far removed from normalcy, but in no way is it unhealthy (setting aside outside forces). Rather, I found their relationship to be a breath of fresh air in the world of drama/media. Keiichi and Belldandy's utter devotion to each other is enviable on many levels, and very unique. While I found the lack of any type of physical contact annoying (the show only gives mere pecks and caresses, while the manga already has them kiss), it was nice to see a show where two characters could show love to each other with out having to disrobe. The point is this: while the relationship is seen as unrealistic and cheesy by most audiences, I see their relationship as something to envy and aim for. I would take dedication and trust over realism and pointless drama any day.
Furthermore, I would argue that Belldandy is no where near submissive and if she is, it's towards the man she loves, not to outside circumstances. Even during her submission (just wait till episode 19), Keiichi refuses to take advantage of her, and that I would argue is the true strength of the show.
The animation is nothing unique, but it is well done and uniform. The soundtrack is a tad cheesy, but it fits the mood of the show well. Fanservice is apparent, but not overdone and the comedy of the series ranges from slapstick to drop-dead hilarious. This all said, the draw of the show lies in the characters. The show is relatively episodic; no real plot develops, but this format works well for the show. The side stories where excellent as well. Skuld, Urd, Hild, Sayoko, and Megumi all had some great characterization, leading into some great episodes. I especially liked "Ah! Urd's Small Love Story?" Unfortunately though, the end of the series leaves you wanting more. Many fans are still hoping for a season 3 to say the least. A little closure would be nice!
Overall, Ah! My Goddess is a solid, slice of life anime. A show that I would recommend to nearly any anime viewer.
The series has a very light-hearted approach, considering the personality and the kind of romance of the main characters, but, the story development is kinda slow, even the manga's story is slow, the development of each character should've been faster, but this made it more interesting, because it kinda show us how hard it is to live with three goddesses, it shows us that just because you have a goddess as your partner doesn't mean it's all fun and no work.
The animation is pretty at times but sometimes it gets pretty choppy but nothing to worry about, Belldandy's Cuteness is safe nonetheless! hehehe
Now, this is what I liked about the series, Hamaguchi Shirou is really a great composer! just listening to the soundtracks make me remember the series altogether, the Opening Theme and the Ending Themes also take me in awe, the songs fit the series just right.
Ok...The Main Characters are ok I have nothing to say about them it's good, their personalities are just fitting to their roles...but it's the supporting characters who I have the problem with, they fit just as well but by considering their number,the development is bad, not that bad, but, well, its not that good either and the exposure they get is pretty small, mainly because the series focuses on the Main Characters....
Well, I enjoyed the series, when I watched it I was laughing all the way! Very Cute story and very funny scenes fill this series I seriously enjoyed it and really made me want more...well you'll know it better if you watch it.
It's on its way to have had a perfect score but there just have to have some flaws, nothing's perfect but we can try (just don't try too hard), right?
BTW...this series is the one that triggered a new addiction for me...and now I'm an addict for anime! hehehe....
A fairytale romance that seems to start after the happily ever after.
I'm always skeptical of these kinds of 'harem-esque' romance stories, it's so easy to neglect a strong narrative and character depth for simple (male) wish fulfillment. On the face of it "Aa! Megami-sama!" is guilty on both counts and yet...it's so sweet you can't help but smile. It's simple, the plot goes nowhere, it's hardly laugh a minute yet it's joyous mood is infectious and if that's what they were going for the intro is perfect. Aa! Megami-sama! is the cotton candy of animes and there's really nothing wrong with that.
Ah my Goddess is a very enjoyable anime especially if you just want to sit back and relax and watch something less serious, It has lot of funny and quirky moments which will leave a smile on your face and wondering what will happen next!
This anime is very hard to review without spoiling to much though,
Some people may find the character progression in this series a little slow and tedious but If your like me you wont mind this as even the filler episodes are decent to watch and will keep you entertained.
The Series doesn't have the most serious setting but it does show a
good creative group of characters,the story will not be the most complex but I think it shines in its simplicity and uses that simplicity really well.
The characters are really good but some supporting casts could have been fleshed out more but that comes down to personal preference.
The Art and Sound style go hand in hand and work well together.
Overall I though this was a very good anime and worth watching if you don't want a dramatic gritty comedy romance anime :)
To put it simply, this is a good older anime. The art style, for the time, was great. The sound profiles for the beginning and ending titles were also definitely on my favorite list. Now on to the good parts. Over-all this anime is a tear jerker. The story line is a slow-paced, easy setting and is easy to follow. However I was very disappointed in the character development concerning the main character. He doesn't grow very much through this VERY long series. I enjoyed the character development of the secondary characters a lot more then the main, which i believe is very poor planning
on the creators behalf. That being said, I found the main character ( male) to be very weak on a mental level and his mental capabilities decreasing through out the series as he is constantly rescued and then put on a pedistoool. To me this caused a very weak character and I was severely disappointed, HOWEVER the actual story lien is amazing. I loved watching the secondary characters grow and the histories they had. I also loved how they evolved (metaphorically) with each challenge they faced. I cant really bash this anime due to the faults of a single character though. Its defiantly a good watch, just don't get your hopes up for the main male.
The story of this anime is mostly character driven which varies with each episode. The art is pretty standard. The music was enjoyable, but not too memorable.
The best thing about this anime is definitely the characters. I liked the characters a lot partially due to their interactions with others being very unpredictable. This anime is full of comedy in which it succeeds in doing very well. I also enjoyed the setting of the anime which tended to vary a lot. The supernatural elements and hilarious antagonist also made this show very enjoyable. If you are looking for a
fun comedy this series is definitely worth watching.