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. :)
This review is for the continuation of the Ah! My Goddess (AMG) TV series, Sorezore no Tsubasa. It can be be watched without watching the previous series but it's probably best not to do so because all but a few of the major character introductions were handled in the first series.
AMG is your standard romantic comedy (rom-com), complete with a rather pathetic male lead and a huge amount of large breasted females around him. It has its quirks, such as supernatural elements in the way of Goddesses and demons, as well as some robots, but the main focus is on the comedy side, with
the supernatural stuff often used as a means of getting more laughs out of viewers.
Keiichi, the pathetic male lead mentioned above, lives with no less than three Goddesses: Belldandy, a doormat who has no evil in her heart and would do anything for Keiichi; Urd, Belldandy's half Goddess, half demon big sister who likes wearing revealing clothes and attempting to push the lead couple closer together and Skuld, Belldandy's younger sister who wants all of her big sister to herself and is an expert at building machines. The four different personalities work well together, with Urd being my favourite by far because she comes across as the most real character and has had the most development in AMG to date.
A few weeks after finishing the first season (S1), I typed up a very short review. I commented that, although the plot didn't really advance after the start, instead going around in a seemingly endless circle, people would walk away glad that AMG is a 'circular' series because it's so heart-warming and charming.
After finishing season 2 (S2), I'm starting to think I was incorrect. The fact that the relationship between Keiichi and Belldandy didn't advance beyond them 'sort of' confessing their love for each other wasn't a bothersome issue in S1 because it dealt with the start of the story, including the introduction of all the key characters. It also ended fairly strongly for the start of a lengthy rom-com saga, with the last few episodes being about Belldandy stopping the Lord of Terror from destroying the world.
In S2, however, there was only the introduction of mostly unimportant characters to draw the viewers attention away from Keiichi and Belldandy's relationship. And there was no Lord of Terror type of story this time around to the end the series purposefully. Apart from one or two episodes that continued on from where the previous episode ended, the entire series was episodic. Even the final episode that aired on TV (22) was random, with little to no build-up. While I'm not doubting that all the content included in the series was taken from the manga, it wouldn't be unfair to label most of what was included as filler designed to stretch the story beyond reasonable limits. The manga is still on-going after something like 20 years, and I read that Keiichi and Belldandy STILL haven't kissed even in the manga, so I'm sure it'll only get worse in the future TV series. I'm hoping not but I can't see any way for the story to have lasted for so long without 90% of the chapters not adding anything constructive.
Watching S2 actually made me start to dislike both Keiichi and Belldandy. Keiichi's a complete loser, lacking any backbone, and his inability to even openly admit his love for Belldandy after living in the same house for over a year made him look really, really pathetic. It's normal for the lead character of a rom-com to be like that but the endless length of AMG makes it much more of an annoyance. And as for Belldandy, her carefree and 'love everyone, no matter what' attitude became bothersome as the series went on. You'd expect a woman to get a little sexually frustrated with a guy who can't even bring himself to kiss her, despite his obvious feelings, yet she seems more than happy to go her entire life without so much as kissing...unless cooking gives her orgasmic pleasure, which isn't out of the question going on how much she cares about what Keiichi thinks of it, her passive personality is as fake as you can get -- it'd only work well in an erotic game.
The only episodes I truly enjoyed, aside from a few that made me laugh, such as the one involving the plum spirit singing about how he loved Urd, were those that attempted to add character development, and those were few and far between. There was one episode near the start that presented Tamiya, the comical senior who bosses around wimpy Keiichi, as a real person who could fall in love, and there were another two that attempted to develop Skuld, the kid Goddess who wants Belldandy (her big sister) all to herself, into a more mature character by bringing a young male into the picture...but that was it really in terms of character development. Near enough everything else could be discarded without it damaging the series.
Another issue I have is how the supernatural (the Goddess and demon stuff) was handled. I'm well aware that, first and foremost, AMG is a rom-com and that the viewer isn't supposed to take anything seriously. However, I can't deny that it bugged me how Urd, a Goddess and one of Keiichi's harem, casually revealed her mother to be the leader of demon kind, and the same goes for seeing the leader of demon kind become just another member of Keiichi's harem. Goddesses are supposed to stop demon kind from doing demonic stuff, yet the three Goddesses at Keiichi's house see no problem with talking to them and being friendly... Shouldn't they attack demons on sight, not befriend them? It's all a bit too silly, even for a rom-com.
As for the visual and sound side, AMG (both seasons) is the most visually pleasing rom-com anime I've seen. The range of colours used is impressive, the art is very consistent, the animation is good when it needs to be and the computer graphics blended in well. The new music used in S2 isn't as good as the music from S1 but that isn't a big issue when S1 music gets used as well. In short, there are no problems.
If there's to be a third season, I hope Sayako, the posh chick and 'queen' of Keiichi's college, appears more. She only appeared during the early episodes of S2, which is a shame when she was probably my favourite character in S1. I also hope Megumi, Keiichi's tomboy of a younger sister, appears for more than a few seconds in any future AMG offerings. I can understand why most of the S1 supporting cast didn't get much time in S2 - they'd already had their own episodes in S1 - but they are far better characters than the likes of Peroth; the Goddess who acts like a hooker (I got the impression she only 'helps' humans sexually). I'd hate to see more poor characters thrown in and less time being given to the more likable characters...
Anyway, enough. I rate the series 6.5/10 and, despite its flaws, hope a third season will be created. If there's still no progress after that then I'd consider dropping everything AMG, but until then I'll stay interested in seeing more of Belldandy.
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.
This is a story bout the adventures of Keichi and Beldandy. Keichi accidently phone calls the goddess agency and interacts with the goddess beldandy. She grants him one wish and his wish is to stay with her forever. This is just outlined on the first episode. The story makes you feel that its going to be a rather interesting romance between these characters but as you get further, there is little to no plot devolopment and the love theme that is used gets to be rather redundant over time.
the animation was average at best and there really is no eye candy colors to be had
Probably the only great thing about this series is the opening theme song. The rest of the music played in the show is just boring and does not follow well with the scenes in the show.
There are few character interactions and love triangles that you will encounter, but its not very character driven. The series just gets weaker and weaker the further you get in.
I did not enjoy this by any means, i had a few laughs from keichi but thats bout it. I can't believe i actually finished this anime, it took me around 3 months to watch the full series. In even 1 episode i paused and even turned it off and wasnt able to finish a complete episode in the same day, i had to watch it 3 times on seperate days. Its really that bad. My advice to you is, if you like Ah my goddess, watch the first one. Its a much more well put together series, still not fantastic though. I can't say im looking forward to any more AMG's. This was a waste of my life i could of been watching something better.
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