One year after goddess Belldandy emerged from Keiichi Morisato's mirror and promised to stay with him forever, a new threat to their happiness emerges, one that could end the contract between Belldandy and Keiichi.
This is a really good series that you should definitely watch if you have watched the first season. The story picks up after the first season left off and the characters are more fully developed and more friendships are made :)
The story was very good. Nothing too new from last season but it was still well thought out. The only downside is taht some of the epsiodes were very similar to some of the episodes from last season.
In my opinion the art has definitely improved from last season. The art is more high-quality and better detailed. The only problem I have is the ears o.o
those are way tooooo big and stick far out from the head.
Amazing sound! Opening and ending themes were nice, the characters voices fit well with the show (except for Marler's) and the background tracks were just outstanding!
The characters from last season were developed even further which made them morel ikeable. New characters from this season however were not. They just show up for one episode then disappear. Some do however appear in a few places in the show.
I completely enjoyed this. There were a few episodes every now and then that were so boring to watch that I was almost to tears but I'm glad that I watched this.
If you watched the first season I highly highly highly recommend that you watch this season. :)
The second season of Ah! My Goddess is a great compliment to the first season. With more characters, more romance, and more fun episodes, this series has definitely improved.
Although the anime lacks a compelling, overarching story, I find the 1-2 episode stories to be very fun and entertaining. Each episode seems to center around a different character but shares a common thread of love and the importance of friendship and family. There are many new romantic developments that occur for side characters, but the Keiichi and Belldandy's relationship does not seem to progress as much as you would like it
to. Still, there are plenty of ooh and aww moments as the new relationships are very cute.
Art and Sound
As expected, the art and sound haven't really changed much from the first season so there isn't much to add to this section.
Part of what I like about the series this time around is that they made Belldandy's character more human and imperfect. She gets drunk, her license is suspended, and she gets jealous and upset. Another plus is that they really focused more on relationships and the growth of all the side characters. For example, Otaki, Keiichi's senpai, was a very random character in season 1, but he actually shows a much softer and caring side when he gets a girlfriend.
I found this season a lot more enjoyable than the first one. With more growth, better comedy, and a lot of touching scenes, it really leaves you feeling satisfied. Without a strong storyline and many characters to depict, the anime really focuses on creating a lot of fun situations so you cannot go wrong in terms of entertainment.
Although this season doesn't really bring anything new to the table, it serves its purpose well. It is a very entertaining, light-hearted, comedy with plenty of feel good moments. I definitely recommend it to anyone who watched the first season.
With regards to the second season of Ah My Goddess; does it really do anything new or exciting to make it better than the first season of ah my goddess? Unfortunately
not, but it doesn't do anything worse either. It's pretty much the same thing as you would expect from the first season but some aspects of the storytelling are much more frequent while other aspects of the storytelling are less frequent.
In this second season, Belldandy and Keichi have been together for a year and despite this season not having an overall focal point, not even at the very end of the second
season. It still takes its time with establishing the relationship between the Keichi and Belldnady because even though they are very well aware of their feelings for each other they still struggle to vocalize those feelings which may be frustrating to people who want to watch the show and see the relationship reach the next level. If your expecting to see the relationship reach the next level then your going to be sorely disappointed but despite the slow pace of the developing relationship it doesn't really detract from what makes the series so enjoyable.
This second season does have an overall theme of conflict and what I mean by that is the majority of the episodes of this series focuses on seeing and exploiting the weaknesses of Keichi's and Belldandy's relationship. As flawless as we all see character Belldandy, we get to see some of the character flaws that she has, especially on the feeling of jealousy because there are several attempts that are made to disrupt the relationship between Keichi and Belldandy. There are several occasions throughout the entire season where a competing love interest is brought in in order to provide conflict in Belldandy's and Keichi's relationship. This is in the form of another Goddess by the name of Peorth from the Earth Help Center that Keichi calls accidentally and Hild who is known as the leader of Demonkind and is also Urd's mother. In a way, these new characters add some very much needed depth into the series and while they can act as a thorn with regards to the relationship between Keichi and Belldandy they are needed and their contributions to the overall plot of this series does ultimately help the evolution of the relationship between Belldandy and Keichi. With regards to the conflict our typical antagonists from the first season are still present in the second season of this series such as Sayoko, Toshiyuki, and Marller but they don't show up nowhere near as often as what they did in the first season.
One of the biggest surprises that I found with the second season of this series compared to the very first season is that there is very little action in the second season of this series compared to the first but overall action is not really needed to strengthen this series, so if your expecting some action set pieces in the second season of this anime than your going to be incredibly disappointed. The lack of action in the second season of ah my goddess is more than made up by the amount of comedy in this series. The second season is absolutely hilarious especially when you have Keichi put in one embarrassing situation after another especially when other females start to take a liking to him. We also get to see Belldandy get drunk when she drinks Cola which leads to some awesome hilarity. It's the sheer amount of hilarity that this anime has is what keeps the pacing of this anime very consistent even though every once in a while it can still have that ability to have a very few heartfelt episodes as well.
Urd and Skuld still have their moments to shine in this series as well. Their tiny little story arcs throughout the second season give us a much needed break from overall progression of Belldandy's and Keichi's relationship which can get a little frustrating from time to time. We get to see small plot points such as Skuld getting her very own angel, Urd being split into two beings because of her angel and demon half, and seeing some insight into urd's love life. Even side characters that didn't have much screen time in the first season of this anime, get their time to shine in the second season of this anime. We even get to see some history of the auto club.
The art is still beautiful in this series, but unfortunately I did not find the music memorable in the second season.
Keichi's and Belldandy's relationship is still quite endearing to watch despite how slowly paced it is, but regardless of how slow the progression of their relationship is, it is still ultimately the foundation of this entire anime and it is still enjoyable to watch. It is a nice feeling to watch them work out their problems and have their heart to heart conversations and there are quite a few touching moments in this entire anime. Belldandy's caring and patient nature is always refreshing to see and she is always the type of person to always see the good of any situation regardless if she loses her goddess license or even becomes a demon for a short amount of time. Thankfully Keichi's akwardness and shyness is a perfect match for belldandy's natural ability to be kind and thoughtful.
Overall, the second season of ah my goddess is a perfect companion piece to the first season but it may sour some viewers based on the fact that not much progress has been made with Keichi's & Belldandy's relationship. However, it is still an enjoyable watch with a good mix of humour and heartfelt moments which contributes to the excellent sense of pacing that the second season of this series has as a whole.
Favourite Character: Belldandy
Least Favourite Character: Skuld
I liked the story better than the first season (score: 6). The "story" is still a collection of mini-stories that aren't always related, but it was still enjoyable.
I upgraded from the first season's score of 6. This anime definitely feels character focused, so naturally, the art revolves around how artistic the characters look. With some of new unique characters added in (Peorth, Hild, and Lind), the artistic aspect of the anime felt like it deserved a level up. Call me generous.
The sound seemed no different from season one (I can't remember anything unique about it while writing this). However, I don't think
it's bad that it wasn't different. Sometimes you want something familiar to hold onto as you progress into something new, right?
Unlike the first season (score: 7), I actually felt some character development! It was fun to see the changes in the old characters' personalities since they were so stagnant. The new characters definitely helped out with moving the developments along.
I still personally like most romance anime, so I still enjoyed watching this.
Overall, this is a must-see if you've already watched the first season. Watching the first season alone will leave a stale taste in your mouth compared to having the satisfaction of watching the characters grow (even though it is still just a little bit).
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