A movie directed by Hiroaki Goda
The story of a typically reserved engineering student who unwittingly acquires his very own sex goddess after mis-dialing a number for takeout, this anime series comes from the long-running manga of the same name. In AH! MY GODDESS - VOL.4: WE'VE … see full wiki
Hoorah! Ah! My Goddess! is back! Well, not so much back as in heres some more of it. More of Kousuke Fujishimas goodness, and if you havent seen any of the series before now, do yourself a favor and take a peek. It will make things a lot more satisfying, and youll know how all this craziness came about. Though the first two volumes danced out with 5 episodes apiece, in the last two volumes theyve slipped back into just 4. Aww, sad. No use crying over it though at least theyre not going at the same pace as all the Inuyasha volumes. Yeesh.
Episode 15: Meet Banpei-kun, a robot made to make Belldandys life easier, even though hes doing nothing but making everyone elses lives miserable. Still, he might come in handy if Marller shows up.
Episode 16: Lets face it. Marller has issues. So whats a demon to do when she cant get anywhere near the people shes supposed to be making miserable? Why, break out an ultimate weapon of course! Who can stop the ultimate power of unluckiness??
Episode 17: We havent seen too much of Hasegawa, so this is her turn to shine. Yet, she doesnt seem to keen on the idea of being in the spotlight. Perhaps Belldandy can help
Episode 18: Megumi is such a good sister to Keiichi. Shes given him a great opportunity to go with Belldandy to a hotel on the beach where they can be together in a nice, quiet, romantic atmosphere. Yeah. Right.
Ah! How about it?
When it comes to the animation, voices, and music, everything is still the same as is has been (well, Im still not into the new end credit song, which changed after episode 13, but oh well). Theres really nothing at all to complain about. I always wish we could see more of Heaven though it looks really awesome, but well just have to stick with Earth for now. But music, voices, and animation altogether make for smooth sailing which isnt as much as I can say for what Keiichi has to go through. Poor guy.
There are some fun episodes in this one; in fact I think this volume is going to be my favorite. Marller just cracks me up and that crazy little dude she brought out in episode 16 was just ridiculous a.k.a. very amusing. I also have to mention that spirit Belldandy helped out in Megumis apartment. Even though hes had a total of two appearances, hes my favorite character (yeah, Im weird like that); hes just so cute! And I like his Japanese voice, haha. Oh, and would you like a little tidbit of info? His English VA is Goku! Things like that serve to amuse me. Episode 17 is a little random and started to bore me, and I have to say again that I really want someone to yell at Skuld. Half the things that happen to poor Keiichi and later Belldandy are all her doing. She needs to get a grip on herself yes, I know its anime, but people or fictional characters that are spoiled and selfish drive me up the wall. She was like that in the OAV, but definitely not as bad.
I suppose I should have said something sooner, but I wasnt really aware enough to think to. If youve been letting your children watch this series, you might want to check this volume yourself before handing it over. I know Urd and Megumi have been pushing Keiichi to get to a few more bases with Belldandy, and other vague references have been made about their living together, but some kids might not pick up on it. Still, in this series the adult humor is more present. Its funny to someone like me because its so ridiculous, but if youre a parent, youre going to have to make the decision.
Overall: Depending upon what youre looking for in anime, I think it will be hard to find yourself let down with this series. If you go into it without any series expectations and are simply looking for a good time, you should be pleased. Its still nice to kick back and watch a few episodes before bed. True, I think it might be more girly, so Im not sure what guys might think of it. Ah well, at the very least, Marller is hilarious, you have to at least appreciate that.
Episodes in Volume 4:
15. Ah! My Heart Was Stolen By a Goddess!
16. Ah! Catastrophe Arrives. An Auspicious Sign Stands?
17. Ah! What are Ability and Effort?
18. Ah! Fated Confession in the Moonlight?
Ah! My Goddess Series:
Volume 1: Always and Forever
Volume 2: Love Plus One
Volume 3: With or Without You
Volume 5: In Your Eyes
Volume 6: Last Dance
Ah! My Goddess! OAV Volumes:
Oh My Goddess! DVD Vol. 1
Oh My Goddess! DVD Vol. 2
Ah! My Goddess!: The Movie
Because its confusing to try and keep track of who is who, Ive decided to supplement my Ah! My Goddess! reviews with the English voice actors of that particular animation.
Drew Aaron .... Keiichi Morisato
Eileen Stevens .... Belldandy
Vibe Jones .... Urd
Annice Moriarty .... Skuld
Alissa Brodsky .... Marller
Emily Blau .... Megumi Morisato
Karen Nell .... Sayoko Mishima
Marc Diraison .... Toshiyuki Aoshima
Marc Thompson .... Tamiya-senpai
Scottie Ray .... Ootaki-senpai
Zoe Martin .... Sora Hasegawa
Sean Schemmel .... 3rd Class Earth Spirit (yay!)
Viewing Format: DVD
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