Ah! My Goddess (season 1)

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The cover of the first English DVD compilation released by Media Blasters on September 27, 2005

Ah! My Goddess is an anime television series directed by Hiroaki Gōda, animated by Anime International Company, and produced by Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS).[1] Composed by Himaguchi Shiro, the music was produced by Half H•P Studio with Iwanami Miwa as music director.[1] The series was coordinated by both Hiroaki Gōda and You Watanabe, with Matsubara Hidenori as character designer.[1] The series is based on the manga series Oh My Goddess! by Kōsuke Fujishima, using material from the first 20 volumes of the series over 24 episodes.[2] The series focuses on Keiichi Morisato, a college student who accidentally summons a goddess, Belldandy, and wishes for her to remain with him forever. The season began broadcasting in Japan on TBS on January 7, 2005, and ended its run on July 8, 2005.[3][4] Bandai Visual released the episodes in Japan between April 22, 2005 and November 25, 2005, as eight DVD compilations each containing three episodes.[5] The two original video animations (OVAs), which had not been broadcast, were released on a special DVD on December 23, 2005.[6] In Region 1, the anime was licensed to Media Blasters.[7] Six DVD compilations, containing all twenty-six episodes, were released by Media Blasters from September 27, 2005 and July 11, 2006.[8][9] Each DVD contained four episodes, excluding the first two, which contained five each. A premium complete season box set was released on November 7, 2006; the regular set followed on November 27, 2007.[10][11] MVM Films distributed the series in the United Kingdom, with the individual volumes released between February 5, 2007 and December 3, 2007 in six similar DVD compilations.[12][13] The box set followed in July 7, 2008.[14] Madman Entertainment distributed the series in Australia, with the six individual volumes released between July 26, 2006 and December 6, 2006.[15] The DVD collection containing all 26 episodes was released on October 10, 2007.[16]

Three pieces of theme music were used throughout the series. The opening theme, titled "Open Your Mind" (〜小さな羽根ひろげて〜 Chiisana Hane Hirogete?), was performed by Yoko Ishida.[17][18] Ishida also sang the first ending theme, "Negai" (?, "Wish"), used for the first 12 episodes, the special episode and episode 24.[18] The second ending theme, used for the remainder of the series except episode 24, is "Wing" performed by Yoko Takahashi.[19][20]

Episode list[edit]

No. Title Animation Director Screenwriter Original airdate Refs
1 "Ah! You're a Goddess?"
"Aa! Kimi wa Megami-sama?" (ああっキミは女神さまっ?) 
Hiroaki Gōda Hiroaki Gōda January 6, 2005 [3][21]
Keiichi Morisato, a young student at the Nekomi Institute of Technology and member of the Auto Club, is rejected by school idol Sayoko Mishima, embarrassed by the Auto Club, and unwittingly angers dozens of the female students of the institute. While the other club members attend a party, he is left to answer the phone. Shortly before the anticipated call, Keiichi goes for a walk, during the course of which he encounters Hijiri, a young girl who has lost her purse. He goes out of his way to help her find it, before returning to his dormitory to take the expected call. Keiichi then accidentally dials a wrong number, which connects him to the Goddess Technical Helpline. To his surprise, the goddess Belldandy warps in and offers to grant him one wish. 
2 "Ah! Those Who Believe Shall Find Salvation?"
"Aa! Shinjiru Mono wa Tsuwareru?" (ああっ信じる者は救われるっ?) 
Hiroshi Ōshita Yoh Watanabe January 14, 2005 [3][22]
Keiichi jokingly tells Belldandy that he wishes for a goddess like her to stay by his side forever. His wish is granted, but the dormitory in which Keiichi is living has a strict policy of not allowing any girls to be around, and so he is evicted. The two search for a place to spend the night, but their efforts are complicated by the wish's force, which makes it impossible for them to remain apart even for brief periods. Eventually, Keiichi and Belldandy find a place to settle down for the night, and talk into the early hours, getting to know each other. 
3 "Ah! Apprenticeship, Home, and the Goddess!"
"Aa! Shugyō to Wagaya to Megami-sama!" (ああっ修行と我が家と女神さまっ) 
Nonaka Takuya Yoh Watanabe January 21, 2005 [3][23]
Keiichi and Belldandy set out to find a place to live. They meet Hijiri, the young girl Keiichi helped in the first episode, and her mother buys them a meal. However, the search for accommodation does not go well. Belldandy asks the holy spirit of Keiichi's money for help, and a strange gust of wind blows his single banknote into the air. It leads them to a Buddhist temple, where the priest, Koshian, after mistaking Keiichi for a thief, allows them to stay on the condition that they maintain the temple. Belldandy saves Keiichi by using her magic, an incident witnessed by Koshian and which inspires him to go on a pilgrimage, leaving the temple in their charge. 
4 "Ah! The Queen and the Goddess!"
"Aa! Joō-sama to Megami-sama!" (ああっ女王さまと女神さまっ) 
Ryuichi Kimura Jukki Hanada January 28, 2005 [3][24]
Keiichi takes Belldandy on a tour of the Nekomi Institute of Technology. She immediately attracts attention from the students, to the irritation of Sayoko Mishima, the self-proclaimed "queen of the campus." Forced to explain Belldandy's presence, Keiichi claims she is a new exchange student. Professor Osawa is suspicious however, and decides to investigate. To protect the pair, Toraichi Tamiya and Otaki Aoyama modify the school records, inserting Belldandy into the system. Sayoko, still angry with Belldandy, decides to flirt with Keiichi, but the system force continually interferes with her plans. In desperation, she takes Keiichi for a drive, but when he reveals he knows that Sayoko is only pretending to care about him, she finally admits defeat. 
5 "Ah! Living Under One Roof Together!"
"Aa! Hitotsu Yane no Shita de!" (ああっひとつ屋根の下でっ) 
Yoshiyuki Asai Chabō Higurashi February 4, 2005 [3][25]
Social pressure, and a growing realization of his feelings for her, encourage Keiichi to ask Belldandy out on a date. He turns to a self-help book for advice, but nothing seems to go quite right. Summoning his courage, Keiichi decides just to be himself, but Belldandy mistakes his nervousness for illness, and rushes him off to his room, where she uses magic to "heal" him. Keiichi succeeds in expressing his feelings for Belldandy just before losing consciousness, and he realizes the next day that it does not matter whether or not they go out together. No matter what other people think, he will always have Belldandy at his side. 
6 "Ah! A Blessing in Every Bargain?"
"Aa! Horidashimono ni Megumi Ari?" (ああっ掘り出しものに恵アリっ?) 
Hirotaka Endō Yoh Watanabe February 11, 2005 [3][26]
Megumi Morisato, Keiichi's sister, arrives unannounced at the temple and tells Keiichi that she has been accepted as a student at the Nekomi Institute of Technology, and will therefore be moving to the town. She gives Keiichi a specification for her ideal home, threatening to live with Keiichi and Belldandy if Keiichi does not find a home for her. In spite of his conviction that an apartment meeting Megumi's specification will be impossible to find, Keiichi undertakes the task. After a fruitless day's search, Megumi reveals that she would be happy to lower her expectations, and that she had never intended to move into the temple. The following day, Belldandy casts a spell, which leads them to an apartment meeting everything on Megumi's wish list. The reason for the apartment's availability, and its low price, is soon revealed in the form of an earth spirit, who attacks Keiichi and Belldandy. After defeating the spirit, Belldandy discovers that the spirit's energy source, a power vein, was disrupted by a stake driven into the ground. In return for diverting the power vein, the spirit agrees to protect Megumi when she moves in. 
7 "Ah! Where to Confess One's Love!"
"Aa! Omoi Tsutaeru Bashō!" (ああっ想い伝える場所っ) 
Teragijin Hitoaki Jukki Hanada February 18, 2005 [3][27]
It is Valentine's Day and Belldandy, unaware of the custom, fails to give Keiichi a gift. Megumi explains the tradition to her, so Belldandy makes some chocolate for Keiichi, and tries to find a romantic spot in which to give it to him. Naively, she asks Sayoko Mishima about "romantic places", and is directed towards the campus playboy, Toshiyuki Aoshima. Toshiyuki takes Belldandy to a hotel room, where he attempts to take advantage of her, but Belldandy uses her magic to ward him off before collapsing with exhaustion. The following day she takes Keiichi out on a date. In spite of some poor initial choices, she does eventually find a romantic spot, and they finally exchange gifts. 
8 "Ah! Can You Pass the Love Test With Those Low Scores!"
"Aa! Hensachi Sanjū kara no Ren'ai Juken!" (ああっ偏差値30からの恋愛受験っ) 
Mio Takatori Chabō Higurashi February 25, 2005 [3][28]
While trying to find medication for Belldandy's flu-like symptoms Keiichi meets a pharmacist who proves to be Belldandy's older sister, Urd, in disguise. She convinces Keiichi that Belldandy is ill because of a problem with the system force, which can only be fixed if a sample of Keiichi's DNA is sent to heaven. Urd claims the best method is by physical contact, in other words he must kiss Belldandy. Keiichi finds himself unable to do that, and so Urd attempts to force him to kiss Belldandy, but fails. When Belldandy wakes up and discovers what is going on she and Urd fight, until Urd's spell backfires, leaving Belldandy the victor. To Keiichi's dismay, it is then revealed that Urd has been condemned to remain on Earth until further notice. 
9 "Ah! The Queen and the Goddess's Secret!"
"Aa! Joō-sama to Megami no Himitsu!" (ああっ女王さまと女神のヒミツっ) 
Yoshihiko Iwata Yoh Watanabe March 4, 2005 [3][29]
After defeating Sayoko and Urd in the beauty pageant at the institute, Belldandy reveals a little too much of her powers to the suspicious Sayoko. Sayoko and Toshiyuki join together in an attempt to investigate Belldandy's powers, but they are repeatedly thwarted by Urd. In frustration, Sayoko and Toshiyuki decide to kidnap Keiichi, exploiting Urd's weakness for enka music to distract her from protecting Keiichi. While Urd does battle with Toshiyuki, Belldandy searches for Keiichi. Sayoko meanwhile is torturing Keiichi by forcing him to watch her destroying rare and collectible model cars. After rescuing Keiichi and defeating Toshiyuki, Belldandy and Urd erase Sayoko and Toshiyuki's memories of events. 
10 "Ah! Can the Auto Club Triumph?"
"Aa! Jidōshabu wa Katemasu ka?" (ああっ自動車部は勝てますかっ?) 
Teragijin Hitoaki Jukki Hanada March 11, 2005 [3][30]
Toshiyuki opens a rival club opposite the Auto Club, calling it the Four Wheels Club. Intent on closing down the Auto Club, he challenges them to a race, with the loser agreeing to disband their club. Belldandy accepts the challenge, and she, Keiichi, and the other members of the Auto Club, raise the funds to build a car for the event, only to see it destroyed by Toshiyuki. Refusing to admit defeat, they narrowly succeed in rebuilding the car just in time for the start of the race. Once it is underway, however, Belldandy has to use all of her powers to keep the vehicle from disintegrating, but with the combination of Keiichi's driving skills, the innovative design of their car, and the knowledge of Sora Hasegawa of the area, the Auto Club wins the race. 
11 "Ah! A Demon has Come and is Creating Calamity!"
"Aa! Akuma ga Kitarite Wazawai o Nasu!" (ああっ悪魔が来たりて災いを成すっ) 
Yoshiyuki Asai Chabō Higurashi March 18, 2005 [3][31]
The demoness Marller, who had been incarcerated by Belldandy and Urd, is released from her prison and seeks revenge. Disguised as a Tanuki statue, she infiltrates Keiichi and Belldandy's temple home and transforms Keiichi into a Honda Cub. The two goddesses are unable to reverse the spell, as Mara has password-protected her curse. Urd drives Keiichi in order to head off to find the CD in which Mara had been imprisoned, while Belldandy tracks down Mara and asks her to release Keiichi. Mara chooses to fight with Belldandy instead, but Urd's arrival with the CD forces her to surrender the password in exchange for her freedom. 
12 "Ah! Compare and Contrast Goddesses and Queens?"
"Aa! Megami to Joō o Tenbin ni Kakete?" (ああっ女神と女王を天秤にかけてっ?) 
Yoshihiko Iwata Yoh Watanabe March 25, 2005 [3][32]
Still bent on revenge, Marller teams up with Sayoko, who steals the CD from Urd. Marller casts a spell on Keiichi, making him attracted to Sayoko. Sayoko joins Belldandy and Keiichi and the three go to a dance club. Belldandy and Sayoko have a dance off, after which Keiichi declares that he wishes to stay with Sayoko, suggesting that Belldandy should go home to rest. Although the spell causes Keiichi to feel an attraction to Sayoko, his feelings for Belldandy keep surfacing, to Sayoko's frustration. After Urd defeats Marller by using rock music, the CD is grabbed by a software bug and immediately disappears. Keiichi finds Belldandy and reveals that all he wants is for her to stay with him, which she does. 
12.5 "Aa! Megami to Kōkan Nikki?" (ああっ女神と交換日記っ?)  Hiroaki Gōda Yoh Watanabe April 1, 2005 [A][33]
Keiichi and Belldandy discuss their feelings about their experiences together so far. 
13 "Ah! Who Does Big Sister Belong To?"
"Aa! Onee-sama wa Dare no Mono?" (ああっお姉さまっは誰のモノっ?) 
Hirotaka Endō Jukki Hanada April 8, 2005 [3][34]
Problems with Yggdrasil, the computer system focused on Belldandy, start to cause serious disruption on Earth. Belldandy's younger sister, Skuld, arrives to fix the system force and take Belldandy back to heaven. The goddesses hunt down the software bugs, while Skuld attempts to persuade Belldandy. As the software bugs continue to disrupt Keiichi's life, Belldandy agrees to return to heaven after telling Keiichi that time travels differently there, and that one second in heaven could equal hundreds of years on Earth. Keiichi promises to wait for her return, no matter what. Although Skuld is pleased initially, she comes to realize the extent of Keiichi and Belldandy's dedication to one another. With Keiichi's help, she rebuilds her "bug stomper", and with the bugs finally eliminated, Skuld announces her intention to remain on Earth, to watch over the pair. 
14 "Ah! Teaching a Lesson Called Competition!"
"Aa! Taiketsu to Iu Na no Kyōiku Jisshū!" (ああっ対決という名の教育実習っ?) 
Teragijin Hirotaka Aoshima Takashi April 15, 2005 [3][35]
Skuld is having a hard time adapting to life on Earth, and her attempts to help Belldandy around the temple are not as successful as she would like. When Megumi turns up and criticizes Skuld's work on Keiichi's bike, both Megumi and Skuld decide to enter separate robots into a competition. Megumi embraces the help of others, but Skuld turns down all offers of assistance. Both contestants manage to produce their robots, but on the day of the contest it becomes clear that Skuld's emphasis on power over control has given the advantage to Megumi. Skuld attacks Megumi's creation with her own, but Megumi is able to stop her. In desperation, Skuld causes her robot to self-destruct, destroying Megumi's robot in the process. However, Belldandy, Skuld, and Megumi manage to settle their differences and agree to work together next time. 
15 "Ah! My Heart Was Stolen By a Goddess!"
"Aa! Megumi ni Kokoro Ubawarete!" (ああっ女神に心奪われてっ) 
Ryuichi Kimura Chabō Higurashi April 22, 2005 [3][36]
In the hope of attracting more attention from her sister, Skuld builds Banpei-kun RX. When Marller arrives, Banpei drives her away, thus proving its worth. Unfortunately, Banpei consumes considerable power, thus causing disruption to Keiichi's work and Urd's entertainment. Skuld responds by modifying Banpei to be more power efficient. Things continue to go awry when Banpei attacks Keiichi, believing that it is defending Belldandy. Although it was never programmed to behave in that way, Banpei has modified its own programming because of its love for Belldandy. Banpei constantly follows Belldandy around, learning to accept the others only as a result of Belldandy's teachings and example. When Marller returns, Skuld and Banpei work together to rescue Belldandy's lunch, but Banpei loses its memory and personality when saving Skuld. 
16 "Ah! Catastrophe Arrives. An Auspicious Sign Stands?"
"Aa! Wazawai Kitarite Chabashira Tatsu?" (ああっ災い来たりて茶柱立つっ?) 
Yoshiyuki Asai Aoshima Takashi April 29, 2005 [3][37]
Marller takes possession of Megumi and summons Senbee, the god of unhappiness and poverty, in the hope of separating Keiichi and Belldandy. The earth spirit who shares Megumi's apartment does his best to help her, but fails and is forced to make his way to Belldandy disguised as a teddy bear. Meanwhile, Marller and Senbee try to bring misfortune on Keiichi, but Keiichi seems to be having a very lucky day, and each attempt is deflected by a corresponding stroke of good fortune. Things come to a head when Marller seals Belldandy's powers and Senbee causes the car Keiichi is driving to burst into flames. With the arrival of the earth spirit to explain events, Belldandy is able to exorcise Marller from Megumi and to use her powers to save Keiichi. 
17 "Ah! What Are Ability and Effort?"
"Aa! Sainō to Doryoku tte, Nan Desu ka?" (ああっ才能と努力って何ですかっ?) 
Hiroaki Tomita Jukki Hanada May 6, 2005 [3][38]
Sora, lacking in self confidence, is entered into a women-only go-kart race. She initially refuses to participate, but Belldandy persuades her. Sora moves in with the others at the temple, and Skuld builds a race track for her to practice on. Skuld also builds a robot to drive the kart for Sora, and Urd tries to transform Sora's personality with one of her potions, but both schemes are unsuccessful. With Sora about to give up, Belldandy convinces her to try one last time. Sora finally succeeds, but on the day of the race she falls ill, brought on by her fear of failure. Eventually, following Keiichi's example and with some wise words from Belldandy, Sora is able to compete in the race. 
18 "Ah! Confess Your Feelings Under the Moon?"
"Aa! Unmei no Kokuhaku wa Tsuki no Shita de?" (ああっ運命の告白は月の下でっ?) 
Hirotaka Endō Yoh Watanabe May 13, 2005 [3][39]
Megumi arranges a seaside vacation for Keiichi and Belldandy as an opportunity for Keiichi to get closer to Belldandy, but Skuld and Urd tag along as well. Urd wishes to be helpful, but her assistance is more of a hindrance than a help. Skuld though, still wanting Belldandy to have nothing to do with Keiichi, constantly interferes. After Urd tells Keiichi that he must declare his love to Belldandy, he tries to do just that, near the sea, but Skuld interferes with a robot and almost destroys everything. Belldandy saves Keiichi, but just as he declares his love, Skuld comes between the pair, leading Keiichi and Skuld to believe that they are the ones destined to be together, in spite of their wishes. Belldandy, however, is happy that Keiichi has finally revealed his feelings for her. 
19 "Ah! Don't Look At Me Like That?"
"Aa! Sonna Hitomi de Mitsumenaide?" (ああっそんな瞳でみつめないでっ?) 
Teragijin Hirotaka Chabō Higurashi May 20, 2005 [3][40]
Urd prepares an aphrodisiac, which Skuld sabotages by adding extra ingredients. Although the potion, created in the form of small sweets, was intended for Keiichi, Belldandy eats it instead and becomes far more outgoing. When Urd realizes what has happened, she reveals to Skuld that an antidote is possible, but it would take thirty hours to make and the potion will wear off in twenty-four hours, anyway. Keiichi finds it difficult to cope with Belldandy's new personality, but he agrees to take her out shopping. Skuld and Urd follow, trying to keep things under control, as Keiichi continues to be confused by Belldandy's behavior, unsure of how he should react. As the day ends, Keiichi and Belldandy travel along the coast at sunset, ending up in an old church, where Belldandy professes her love and Keiichi professes his in return. 
20 "Ah! Save the Goddess, If You're a Man!?"
"Aa! Megami o Sukue! Otoko Nara!?" (ああっ女神を救えっオトコならっ?) 
Yoshihiko Iwata Jukki Hanada May 27, 2005 [3][41]
Urd and Skuld are called back to heaven because of increasing problems with the Yggdrasil. However, Skuld leaves Keiichi a dessert, which changes him into a woman. Belldandy, while trying to prepare an antidote for Keiichi, is exposed to a virus from heaven and becomes ill. On Skuld's suggestion, Megumi, Sora, Toraichi, and Otaki pay a visit, forcing Keiichi to disguise himself until they leave, although Megumi sees through the act and assumes it must be to help Belldandy. In desperation Keiichi resorts to dialing wrong numbers in the hope of reaching the Goddess Helpline, but all to no avail. When Belldandy's angel, Holy Bell, emerges, with crystals marring her skin, Keiichi makes one more attempt to contact the Goddess Helpline and succeeds. Following Urd's instruction, Keiichi climbs the Tokyo Tower to catch wind crystals for the cure. On Skuld's advice, they jump from the tower, and are saved only by Banpei's efforts. Returning to the temple, Urd makes up the antidote, which Keiichi then administers to Belldandy via a kiss. 
21 "Ah! The One I Yearn For Is A White-Winged Angel!"
"Aa! Akogare wa Shiroi Tsubasa no Tenshi!" (ああっ憧れは白い翼の天使っ) 
Akira Katō Aoshima Takashi June 3, 2005 [3][42]
Skuld begins training in magic so that she may have an angel just like Belldandy. However, she becomes frustrated by the amount of effort involved, and so tries to shortcut the process through science, building a device to amplify her powers. When she switches it on, it casts a high-level water spell, knocking Skuld unconscious and trapping her with Keiichi. Belldandy is unable to reach them, as her powers are insufficient. Only Urd is powerful enough, if she summons her angel, but she cannot, as she ordered it never to appear again because of its hybrid demon/goddess appearance. Finally Urd comes to terms with her angel, and summons it to save Skuld. The episode ends with a call from The Almighty One, who reveals that Urd's license has been suspended. 
22 "Ah! A Devil's Whisper, Along With a Pot?"
"Aa! Akuma no Sasayaki wa Tsubo to Tomo ni?" (ああっ悪魔のささやきは壺と共にっ?) 
Yoshiyuki Asai Chabō Higurashi June 17, 2005 [3][43]
Marller finds and awakens the Lord of Terror, who has been sealed in an urn, to bring misery to the world. Urd, depressed over the loss of her goddess license, tries to cope by finding something to do with her life, but everything she tries only makes her feel worse. After the Lord of Terror offers her a chance to regain her powers by embracing her demonic side, he takes possession of her, and Urd announces that she is the Lord of Terror's rightful heir. Belldandy is thus given a choice, either to inform the Almighty One who may destroy Urd, or to try to save Urd by herself. Making things more difficult, Urd now possesses the Ultimate Destruction Program, and, unless the goddesses can stop her, she will destroy the world. When Urd arrives, accompanied by a giant robot, Belldandy, Skuld, and Keiichi engage her in battle. Although Urd is temporarily defeated thanks to their efforts, Marller ambushes them, sealing Keiichi away when he tries to protect Belldandy. Once Belldandy has recovered, she realizes that the only way she can defeat Urd is by removing her own "power limiter," thus unleashing her full strength. 
23 "Ah! The Savior, Together With the Sound of a Flute?"
"Aa! Kyūseishu wa Fue no Oto to Tomo Ni?" (ああっ救世主は笛の音と共にっ?) 
Hirotaka Endō Yoh Watanabe June 24, 2005 [3][44]
Belldandy, in search of sufficient power to stop the Lord of Terror, releases her full strength and buys the goddesses time to resolve the emergency. Meanwhile, Urd starts to unleash the Ultimate Destruction Program by working through each level of protection. Belldandy finds her and attempts to destroy the urn in which the Lord of Terror was confined, inadvertedly removing the final layer of protection. This starts the destruction program and releases Fenrir. The Almighty One contacts Skuld and sends her the vaccine for the program, and Belldandy does battle with Urd once more. During the battle however, the Lord of Terror leaves Urd to possess Fenrir. Skuld arrives and Belldandy blows the flute of Midgard, being the cure for the Ultimate Destruction Program, thus summoning Midgard. The Lord of Terror is seemingly defeated, but at the last minute, he manages to take possession of Midgard. 
24 "Ah! Always With You?"
"Aa! Itsumo Kimi to Tomo ni?" (ああっいつもキミと共にっ?) 
Hiroaki Gōda
Itsuki Imazaki
Teragijin Hitoaki
Yoh Watanabe July 8, 2005 [3][45]
The Lord of Terror, now possessing Midgard, continues his attack as he attempts to open a gate to the "world of the demons". Keiichi and Skuld manage to work out what is happening and Belldandy "deletes" Midgard, injuring Keiichi in the process. Confident that the Lord of Terror is gone, the three goddesses and Keiichi head back to the now destroyed temple, unaware that the Lord of Terror has taken possession of Keiichi. He takes the flute of Midgard and leaves Belldandy with the option of killing him or allowing the Earth to be destroyed. Furthermore, the Valkyrie Lind descends, with orders to kill the Lord of Terror and Keiichi in the process if necessary. Belldandy chooses to defend Keiichi, even at the cost of her own life. The Lord of Terror threatens to kill Keiichi in an attempt to force the goddesses to assist him in his aims, prompting Belldandy to offer herself in Keiichi's place. However, when the Lord of Terror discovers that he cannot possess a goddess, Skuld takes advantage of his weakness to force him into a floppy disc instead, which she wipes with a magnet, thus destroying him. 
25 "Ah! Urd's Small Love Story?"
"Aa? Urudo no Chiisana Koi Monogatari?" (ああっウルドの小さな恋物語っ) 
Ei Aoki Aoshima Takashi December 23, 2005 (OVA) [6]
Problems at Yggdrasil after the Lord of Terror incident result in Belldandy shrinking and Urd becoming a child. Urd spends her temporary childhood with a new friend, Shohei Yoshida, after almost getting him into trouble when she was caught drinking sake. Meanwhile, Keiichi and Belldandy work on producing moon rocks, in an effort to provide an alternative energy source for the goddesses while Yggdrasil is being repaired. Urd decides to help Shohei increase in self-confidence, and takes him to the top of a high-rise construction site, as a test for him to overcome his fear. With the moon rocks complete and Urd once again her normal age, she says goodbye to Shohei, pretending to be his friend's older sister. She agrees to see him again once he has grown up. 
26 "Ah! Being an Adult is Heart-Throbbing?"
"Aa! Doki Doki wa Otona no Aji?" (ああっドキドキは大人の味っ?) 
Takafumi Hoshikawa Jukki Hanada December 23, 2005 (OVA) [6]
Due to continuing problems at Yggdrasil, Skuld ages into an adult, and she decides to take advantage of her temporary adulthood. After borrowing Megumi's motorbike, she encounters Toshiyuki, who provides her with all the ice cream that she can eat. However, he expects something in return and entraps her. After being rescued by Keiichi and Belldandy, Skuld is confused by her feelings. Although she could not bear to be touched by Toshiyuki, Keiichi's touch produces a different response. She asks Keiichi to take her out, and they venture downtown. As they shop for clothes, the pair are asked to model for a bridal salon. After some difficulty when feigning a kiss for a requested photograph, the two end up at the beach, where Skuld tries to come to terms with her feelings for Keiichi before reverting to her real age. 

Volume DVDs[edit]

Japanese release[edit]

Bandai Visual released the episodes in Japan between April 22, 2005 and November 25, 2005, as eight DVD compilations each containing three episodes.[5] The two original video animations (OVAs), which had not been broadcast, were released on a special DVD on December 23, 2005.[6]

Bandai Visual (Japan, Region 2 DVD)
Volume Episodes Release date Ref.
Volume 1 1–3 April 25, 2005 [5]
Volume 2 4–6 May 27, 2005
Volume 3 7–9 June 24, 2005
Volume 4 10–12 July 22, 2005
Volume 5 13–15 August 26, 2005
Volume 6 16–18 September 23, 2005
Volume 7 19–21 October 28, 2005
Volume 8 23–24 November 25, 2005
Volume 9 25-26 December 23, 2005 [6]

North American release[edit]

In Region 1, the anime was licensed to Media Blasters, which released six DVD compilations, containing all twenty-six episodes, between September 27, 2005 and July 11, 2006.[8][9] A premium complete season box set was released on November 7, 2006; the regular set followed on November 27, 2007.[10][11]

Media Blasters (North America, Region 1 DVD)
Volume Episodes Release date Ref.
Volume 1 1–5 September 27, 2005 [8]
Volume 2 5-10 November 29, 2005 [46]
Volume 3 11-14 January 31, 2006 [47]
Volume 4 15-18 March 28, 2006 [48]
Volume 5 19-22 May 30, 2006 [49]
Volume 6 23-26 July 11, 2006 [9]
Premium DVD Box 1-26 November 7, 2006 [10]
Normal DVD Box 1-26 November 27, 2007 [11]

United Kingdom release[edit]

MVM Entertainment distributed the series in the United Kingdom, with the individual volumes released between February 5, 2007 and December 3, 2007 in six similar DVD compilations.[12][13] The box set followed in July 7, 2008.[14]

MVM Entertainment (United Kingdom, Region 2 DVD)
Volume Episodes Release date Ref.
Volume 1 1–5 February 5, 2007 [12]
Volume 2 5-10 April 16, 2007 [50]
Volume 3 11-14 June 18, 2007 [51]
Volume 4 15-18 August 6, 2007 [52]
Volume 5 19-22 October 1, 2007 [53]
Volume 6 23-26 December 3, 2007 [13]
DVD Box 1-26 July 7, 2008 [14]

Australasia release[edit]

Madman Entertainment distributed the series in Australasia, with the six individual volumes released between July 26, 2006 and December 6, 2006.[15] The DVD collection containing all 26 episodes was released on October 10, 2007.[16]

Madman Entertainment (Australasia, Region 4 DVD)
Volume Episodes Release date Ref.
Volume 1 1–5 July 26, 2006 [15]
Volume 2 5-10 August, 2006
Volume 3 11-14 September 6, 2006
Volume 4 15-18 October, 2006
Volume 5 19-22 November, 2006
Volume 6 23-26 December 6, 2006
DVD Box 1-26 October 10, 2007 [16]

Notes[edit]

A. ^ Episode 12.5 was not included in the English DVD releases and it consequently has no official U.S. title. In addition, the episode is not officially numbered but had aired between episodes 12 and 13. The title translates loosely to "Ah! An Exchange Diary with the Goddess?"[54]

External links[edit]

List of Ah! My Goddess episodes at TV.com

References[edit]

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  21. ^ 第1話「キミは女神さまっ?」 [Episode 1: Ah! You're a Goddess?] (in Japanese). Tokyo Broadcasting System. Retrieved November 23, 2013. 
  22. ^ 第2話「ああっ信じる者は救われるっ?」 [Episode 2: Ah! Those Who Believe Shall Find Salvation?] (in Japanese). Tokyo Broadcasting System. Retrieved November 23, 2013. 
  23. ^ 第3話「ああっ修行と我が家と女神さまっ」 [Episode 3: Ah! Apprenticeship, Home, and the Goddess!] (in Japanese). Tokyo Broadcasting System. Retrieved November 23, 2013. 
  24. ^ 第4話「ああっ女王さまと女神さまっ」 [Episode 4: Ah! The Queen and the Goddess!] (in Japanese). Tokyo Broadcasting System. Retrieved November 23, 2013. 
  25. ^ 第5話「ああっひとつ屋根の下でっ」 [Episode 5: Ah! Living Under One Roof Together!] (in Japanese). Tokyo Broadcasting System. Retrieved November 23, 2013. 
  26. ^ 第6話「ああっ掘り出しものに恵アリっ?」 [Episode 6: Ah! A Blessing in Every Bargain?] (in Japanese). Tokyo Broadcasting System. Retrieved November 23, 2013. 
  27. ^ 第7話「ああっ想い伝える場所っ」 [Episode 7: Ah! Where to Confess One's Love!] (in Japanese). Tokyo Broadcasting System. Retrieved November 23, 2013. 
  28. ^ 第8話「ああっ偏差値30からの恋愛受験っ」 [Episode 8: Ah! Can You Pass the Love Test With Those Low Scores!] (in Japanese). Tokyo Broadcasting System. Retrieved November 23, 2013. 
  29. ^ 第9話「ああっ女王さまと女神のヒミツっ」 [Episode 9: Ah! The Queen and the Goddess's Secret!] (in Japanese). Tokyo Broadcasting System. Retrieved November 24, 2013. 
  30. ^ 第10話「ああっ自動車部は勝てますかっ?」 [Episode 10: Ah! Can the Auto Club Triumph?] (in Japanese). Tokyo Broadcasting System. Retrieved November 24, 2013. 
  31. ^ 第11話「ああっ悪魔が来たりて災いを成すっ」 [Episode 11: Ah! A Demon has Come and is Creating Calamity!] (in Japanese). Tokyo Broadcasting System. Retrieved November 24, 2013. 
  32. ^ 第12話「ああっ女神と女王を天秤にかけてっ?」 [Episode 12: Ah! Compare and Contrast Goddesses and Queens?] (in Japanese). Tokyo Broadcasting System. Retrieved November 24, 2013. 
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  34. ^ 第13話「ああっお姉さまっは誰のモノっ?」 [Episode 13: Ah! Who Does Big Sister Belong To?] (in Japanese). Tokyo Broadcasting System. Retrieved November 24, 2013. 
  35. ^ 第14話「ああっ対決という名の教育実習っ?」 [Episode 14: Ah! Teaching a Lesson Called Competition!] (in Japanese). Tokyo Broadcasting System. Retrieved November 24, 2013. 
  36. ^ 第15話「ああっ女神に心奪われてっ」 [Episode 15: Ah! My Heart Was Stolen By a Goddess!] (in Japanese). Tokyo Broadcasting System. Retrieved November 24, 2013. 
  37. ^ 第16話「ああっ災い来たりて茶柱立つっ?」 [Episode 16: Ah! Catastrophe Arrives. An Auspicious Sign Stands?] (in Japanese). Tokyo Broadcasting System. Retrieved November 24, 2013. 
  38. ^ 第17話「ああっ才能と努力って何ですかっ?」 [Episode 17: Ah! What Are Ability and Effort?] (in Japanese). Tokyo Broadcasting System. Retrieved November 24, 2013. 
  39. ^ 第18話「ああっ運命の告白は月の下でっ?」 [Episode 18: Ah! Confess Your Feelings Under the Moon?] (in Japanese). Tokyo Broadcasting System. Retrieved November 24, 2013. 
  40. ^ 第19話「ああっそんな瞳でみつめないでっ?」 [Episode 19: Ah! Don't Look At Me Like That?] (in Japanese). Tokyo Broadcasting System. Retrieved November 24, 2013. 
  41. ^ 第20話「ああっ女神を救えっオトコならっ?」 [Episode 20: Ah! Save the Goddess, If You're a Man!?] (in Japanese). Tokyo Broadcasting System. Retrieved November 24, 2013. 
  42. ^ 第21話「ああっ憧れは白い翼の天使っ」 [Episode 21: Ah! The One I Yearn For Is A White-Winged Angel!] (in Japanese). Tokyo Broadcasting System. Retrieved November 24, 2013. 
  43. ^ 第22話「ああっ悪魔のささやきは壺と共にっ?」 [Episode 22: Ah! A Devil's Whisper, Along With a Pot?] (in Japanese). Tokyo Broadcasting System. Retrieved November 24, 2013. 
  44. ^ 第23話「ああっ救世主は笛の音と共にっ?」 [Episode 23: Ah! The Savior, Together With the Sound of a Flute?] (in Japanese). Tokyo Broadcasting System. Retrieved November 24, 2013. 
  45. ^ 第24話「ああっいつもキミと共にっ?」 [Episode 24: Ah! Always With You?] (in Japanese). Tokyo Broadcasting System. Retrieved November 24, 2013. 
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