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|Ah My Goddess - The Movie|
Actors: Bridget Hoffman, Kikuko Inoue, Masami Kikuchi, Tony Oliver, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn
Director: Hiroaki Gôda
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Anime & Manga, Animation
Trouble in Paradise! Belldandy's mentor mentor, Celestin, was imprisoned for attempting to overthrow the Goddess system, but now he's back! Using a system virus, Celestin, corrupts the Goddess system and removes all of ... more »
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Amber S. (Phyrflie) from SANTA MARIA, CA
Reviewed on 8/18/2009...
This is a great movie if you like the series. It follows the story line, but you can watch it separately without feeling lost too.
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PeoplePhobic | 01/03/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm not a big fan of the Oh! My Goddes series. I thought it was really sappy. However, the movie is among my favorite anime films of all time. Instead of being happy all the time Beldandy and Keiechi's relationship takes a tragic turn. Heaven is in chaos and they have nowhere to turn to for help. And to top it off the Earth is at the brink of destruction by a forced evolution.The graphics are excellent and the sound is superb. Also the scene "Beldandy vs Urd" is without a doubt the most artistic fight scene i've ever seen in any genre of anime or film. It was only between two characters and it had a epic and urgent feel that had me on the edge of my seat. Rent or buy this movie! You will enjoy it."
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Kai-kwong Ho | Quarry Bay Hong Kong | 10/27/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The megamisama movie is beautifully drawn, with fluid motions and bold use of colour (see the scene when Celestine appears in front of Belldandy). The character design is true to the latest style of Fujishima sensei's drawing, which is distinctly different from the OVA. The plot itself is twisty and focuses a lot on Belldandy and Keiichi battling through their emotional problems. A true masterpiece. Although viewers who are used to the extrovert Holywood style are advised to glue their eyes on the screen for the subtle changes in facial expression and voice pitch, which is typical of Japanese story telling.However it does have a few problems. First of all, for fellow viewers in the US who probably have seen the OVA, but generally do not have access to all (the latest) 22 volumns of the manga; you might be wondering who Chihiro and Peroth are, and the movie never attempts to explain these major characters from the manga.And for those who know Fujishima sensei's story well, you'll notice there is a discrepancy in the time line - in the movie, Keiichi is still a student while Chihiro's garage has already opened. This discrepancy probably doesn't matter too much for the movie's plot, but it's irritating for a fan like me, who keeps wondering while watching, how come Chihiro's shop could open without Keiichi and Belldandy working for her. Who's changing the oil? Who's keeping the cash register?The movie also seems at times to bring in characters just to please the fans. (I do admit seeing familiar characters on the movie screen is quite a treat) But honestly I don't find it necessary to bring in Megumi or Chihiro in the plot. And the one thing that really irritates is the appearance of Noble Scarlet. Everybody familiar with the story knows Skuld's angel is Noble Scarlet, but everybody familiar with the story also knows that Skuld doesn't have an angel (digest this!). The sole purpose of her appearance is to please the fans and make the scene look good with all three angels (from all three goddess)battling out with Morgen.Although there are a few reservations from a fan's point of view, it shouldn't stop anybody from enjoying this wonderful film, whether you're familiar with the manga's story or not. I'm sure everybody will find it rewarding to watch."
A re-release with DTS
eau | USA | 11/08/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This movie is easily one of the best anime movies ever. It has an engaging plot, fluid-like animation, and an excellent orchestral score performed by the Warsaw Philharmonic. Although it is very entertaining and pretty much stand-alone, viewers can benefit more if they get some background information on Kosuke Fujishima's work of the 3 goddesses and their earthly friends, since the movie doesn't spend much time introducing the characters and their relationship.
This DVD is practially a re-release of the old edition with the addition of Japanese DTS 5.1, which is only half bitrate. The video transfer is exactly the same as the old one. The old video is anamorphic and excellent to begin with, but you do get the same brief hard sub in two places in the movie. All the extras are literally carried over from the old release, including the mini-goddess episode. New is the inclusion of the TV and theatrical teasers and trailers and an art gallary. There is no reversible artwork and the keepcase is white this time.
If you are die-hard AMG fan or don't already have this movie, get this DTS release by all means. If you have the old release, you really don't gain much by upgrading."