Ah My Goddess begins, possibly

June 13th, 2009 by Author

In AMG S1, I was looking forward to eye candy, and it does not disappoint. The visual implementation is breathtaking.

However, I seem to be unable to abstract the story away. I hate the lead shackling Belldandy in the way he’s done. In my mythology this kind of tricky wish is reserved for villain’s comeuppance[1]. I developed an unhealthy attraction to Mishima, who’s going to be a sorry comic relief, I just know it. And so on and so forth. So, I do not itch to see more. Maybe one day I check out Urd, if my DVD queue drains completely.

UPDATE: Steve sums it up better:

And yeah, there was always something intensely creepy and strange about the wish Keiichi made, and the fact that it was granted. But then, Beldandy is also rather creepy and strange.

[1] For example, I’ve read a sci-fi story where an astronomer sold his soul to the devil in exchange for future services; the foolish devil agreed. In his arrogance he was certain that any desire of a mortal must be finite, and so signing a blank check was not risky. But the services turned out to be a help in studying the physical universe in its entirety.