Keiichi is a regular college student at Nekomi Institute of Technology. In his spare time he races motorcycles and hangs out with his girlfriend Belldandy. Did we mention that Belldandy was a goddess? Early on the relationship between Keiichi and Belldandy is briefly explained to get everyone up to par even if they haven’t seen the series. Belldandy’s mentor Celestin makes a surprise appearance on Earth. After a small kiss from him Belldandy loses her memories. Her feelings towards Keiichi, why she remained on Earth, all of that is erased.
The first part of the movie is spent on reliving Belldandy and Keiichi’s first moments together. Belldandy doesn’t understand what being on Earth entails. She waltzes around in her goddess uniform until Keiichi points out how awkward it is. The introduction might be tiresome for people that have watched all of the series, but it serves a purpose getting the other people who haven’t watched the series up to speed. Later on the conflict focuses on Celestin and his plans on ruining the Goddess System. Will Belldandy regain her memories and fight against her former mentor?
On the UMD disc you have the standard stuff: animated menus, dual language tracks (Japanese/English) and subtitles. An animated scene selection would have been a great addition, instead of having to use the shoulder buttons to surf through scenes. The only other extra on the disc is the first episode of “Adventures of the Mini Goddess”. It’s a short nine minute flick, with a “squiggle-vision” style for animation. The bonus video is fairly funny and a good bonus to the movie. Ah My Goddess is an appealing movie, even it is a tad sappy at the end. Fans of the series or other anime series like Love Hina will dig this.