- Format: Box set, PAL
- Language: Japanese
- Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Number of discs: 6
- Studio: Mvm
- DVD Release Date: 7 July 2008
- Run Time: 650 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- ASIN: B0019J2UM2
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 251,041 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
Ah! My Goddess: The Complete Collection
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Episodes 1-26 of the Japanese anime series about an angelic dating service for earthly nerds. Keichi Morisato is an engineering student, top driver of his campus motor club and predictably, given those circumstances, not very good with the ladies. But while calling in a takeaway one night, a wrong number puts him in touch with the 'Goddess Hotline' - a sort of ecclesiastical female-order service. Keiichi is soon hooked up happily with Belldandy - the perfect female companion and a goddess in every sense of the word. Sadly, Belldandy is not possessed of the social skills to operate on this mortal plane - making for some tricky scenes in the dorms where Kei-Kun lives.
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Keiichi Morisato is a university student who never seems to have much luck, especially when t comes to women. However, his luck soon changes when he accidently contacts the Goddess helpline while trying to order some takeaway food. Before he knows it, Keiichi is greeted in person by the beautiful Goddess Belldandy, and he is given one wish. To belldandy's surprise, Keiichi finds himself wishing for her to stay by his side forever...and this lays down the basic premise for Ah! My Goddess.
AMG progresses through a series of comedic an romantic episodes with some small hints of fanservice. The basic theme throughout is Keiichi and Belldandy wanting to get together, but with the other characters getting in the way. However, towards the end of the series, AMG changes dramatically in style with the attempt to incorporate a serious plot at the last minute. So you will find that this sweet romantic comedy will briefly turn into an epic battle with the future of the Earth at stake. This change in style took me by surprise, and while it is still a decent part of the story, it seems really out of place and random.
One of the best things about AMG is the great cast of characters. Strangely though, the secondary characters are far more interesting and enjoyable to watch than the the protagonists Keiichi and Belldandy. Two of the most entertaining characters are Belldandy's older and younger sisters. The older sister 'Urd' is a feisty, outgoing Goddess who constantly tries to get Keiichi ad Belldandy together, much to the annoyance of younger sister Skuld, who wants her sister all to herself. Another classic character is the mischeiveous series antagonist and devil, Mara, who acts the kind of the villain of the week as she cooks up a variety of schemes in order to cause as much mayhem as possible for the main characters. At one point, she turns Keiichi into a bicycle (of all things). Keiichi's autoclub buddies are also two characters to look out for as they provide loads of comic relief, like in one particular scene where they dress up as cheerleaders in order to recruit people to join their club.
When I think about it, the beginning episodes of the series, though they are very sweet and charming, are undeniably tame in comparison to later episodes. The series ultimately picks up as soon as the secondary and tertiary characters enter the fray. As soon as this happens you will find yourself grinning and laughing out loud throughout this series.
As far as animation goes, AMG looks simply superb! The artwork is very crisp and clear and there are mainly bright and colourful images which go well with the lighthearted feel of the show. There is also some nice CGI effects that go together seemlessly with the 2d animation. The character design also deserves a mention, as most of the characters are beautifully designed and most of them are really memorable.
When I watch anime I watch the english dub first time round, and I must say that the english voice actors have done a good job. It's not brilliant but at least it doesn't grate on me like some other dubs do. Each voice goes really well with each of the characters. I particularly like the voice of Mara. The music in this anime is pretty average, with pretty average with some typical J-pop tunes. The intro theme song is a nice mellow affair which goes well with the feel of the show, however, its not really my type of music.
The one bad thing about this boxset is that the extras are absolutely dire!! Each disc apart from disc 1 has only art galleries and textless openings or closings. The first disc has Japanese voice actor interviews and outtakes, which isn't too bad, but it would have been nice if they had made more of an effort on the other discs. On a plus side, te presentation of this collection is lovely. Like most other anime series released under MVM, Ah My Goddess comes in a sturdy artwork box with each of the six discs in slim DVD cases.
If you enjoy this first series of Ah! My Goddess, you may be pleased to know that a sequel series subtitled 'flights of fancy' has been made. However, due to problems with ADV UK, distribution of the second series has been put on hiatus and at the time of writing, only one volume has bee released. However, the entire second series is available on Amazon.com, so it may be worth importing it if you can't wait to get it over here.
I'd reccommend this boxset to people looking for something that is heartwarming and will put a smile on your face. Ah! My Goddess is a great series that should appeal to most poeple with a sense of humour and to anyone who has a heart.
This set includes all twenty-six episodes of the series' first season split across three discs, and while the series can get a little silly at times it is always entertaining and fun to watch. The animation is generally okay and while the English dub isn't the best one I have heard, there are far worse ones out there as well.
I have yet to read the original manga version of this series so I cannot say how closely this series follows it but I can say that while the plot of this anime can be a little light in places it is definitely funny and can be quite sweet in places as well. One of the things I do like about the series is the use of Norse Mythology (something I have always been interested in) and while they do get some things wrong on occasion (it should probably be Verdandi rather than Belldandy) it is nice change.
`Ah! My Goddess' is a good series and I would say that anyone who enjoys romantic comedy series like `Love Hina' should also enjoy this series.