Anime Review: Ah! My Goddess

Ah! My Goddess
Warpshadow

Review Ah! My GoddessWritten by WarpshadowRating good/ very good

Ah my goddess is a long running manga that has finally gotten the animated series that it deserves even if it is somewhat changed.

Keiichi Morisato is a very nice but also very unlucky college student. The very imbalance in his karma has caused heaven itself to react by sending the goddess Belldandy down to Earth to grant Keiichi one wish. Just off of the top of his head Keiichi ends up wishing that Belldandy stay with him forever. The wish is granted and fate itself intervenes evicting Keiichi from his dorm do to the fact he broke the rules and brought a woman there.

While there are many romantic anime titles that cater to a male audience but Ah My Goddess stand above most of such titles for two reasons. The first is that it is based off of a manga series rather than a ren ai game and so it doesn't have to combine multiple plot paths into one story line and the second is that it refuses to rely on the lowest common denominator to hold the viewer's attention. For example Keiichi's younger sister Megumi acts somewhat like normal sibling as opposed clingy lolita type that appears in many shows. This is a slice of life sort romantic comedy, even if it is a highly magical life, so go in expecting tight plotting or much in the way of action. There are several changes from the original manga however these usually arise from retcons based on later information or stretching a chapter out to an entire episode. For what it is Ah My Goddess is a nice show to unwind with.

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