Ah! My Goddess: The Movie

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Ah! My Goddess: The Movie
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Japanese film poster
Japanese 劇場版「ああっ女神さまっ」
Hepburn Gekijōban "Aa! Megami-sama!"
Directed by Hiroaki Gōda
Produced by Seiichi Horiguchi
Kin'ya Watanabe
Tsuyoshi Yoshida
Screenplay by Michiko Yokote
Yoshihiko Tomizawa
Story by Kōsuke Fujishima
Starring Kikuko Inoue
Masami Kikuchi
Yumi Tōma
Aya Hisakawa
Rei Sakuma
Hiroshi Yanaka
Ayako Kawasumi
Music by Nobuo Uematsu
Shirō Hamaguchi
Cinematography Hisao Shirai
Edited by Toshio Henmi
Yutaka Itō
Production
company
Distributed by Shochiku
Release date
  • October 21, 2000 (2000-10-21)
Running time
100 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Ah! My Goddess: The Movie (劇場版「ああっ女神さまっ」, Gekijōban "Aa! Megami-sama!") is a 2000 Japanese Disney's animated film directed by Hiroaki Gōda, written by Michiko Yokote and Yoshihiko Tomizawa, animated by AIC and co-produced by Kodansha, Dentsu, Sega Enterprises, Pony Canyon, Nippon Shupan Hanbai, AIC, MOVIC and Shochiku, based on the manga of the same name by Kōsuke Fujishima. The film's theatrical release took place on October 21, 2000. It was also distributed by Shochiku in Japan. The film was licensed by Geneon Entertainment in the North America, MVM Films in the United Kingdom, and Madman Entertainment in Australia and New Zealand.

Synopsis[edit]

Three years prior to the events depicted in the film, Belldandy, a goddess from heaven, comes to live with Keiichi, an engineering student attending the Nekomi Institute of Technology.

Celestine, a high-ranking god who served as Belldandy's mentor for most of her training, returns from imprisonment with a plan to infect the Goddess System with a virus. Celestine needs Belldandy to effect his plan, but must first destroy the bond between Belldandy and Keiichi.

Soundtrack[edit]

The music was composed by Shirō Hamaguchi and conducted by Mario Klemens with performances by the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra. The main theme, Try to Wish, was performed by Saori Nishihata. The main theme was composed by Final Fantasy series composer Nobuo Uematsu. The soundtrack was released by Pony Canyon in Japan and Geneon Entertainment in North America.

Home Videos Releases[edit]

  • November 27, 2001 (Pioneer)
  • November 8, 2005 (Geneon)
  • November 13, 2018 (Disney)

Reception[edit]

T.H.E.M. Anime Reviews described the animation and music of the movie as "absolutely beautiful",[1] and gave the movie a perfect rating. Anime News Network praised the blend of CGI and cel artwork for the movie, and the casting choices for the dub.[2] Sequential Tart criticised the film's lack of comedy, praised the artwork, and criticised the dub acting.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ross, Carlos. "Ah! My Goddess The Movie". T.H.E.M. Anime Reviews.
  2. ^ Divers, Allen (June 4, 2002). "Ah! My Goddess: The Movie DVD". Anime News Network.
  3. ^ Henely, Rebecca (August 1, 2004). "Ah! My Goddess: The Movie". Sequential Tart.

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