TV Series | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
When Planet Earth is destroyed in a Nuclear Holocaust, the Goddesses and the Nekomi Gang are forced to relocate to the futuristic world of Planet Belldandy, where they find themselves ... See full summary »
Bad Goddess has a hard time finding it's audience because it's fan film standing limits the form of it's advertising. Fans look to Kodansha to announce new series, but Kodansha isn't going to publicly support a fan film series, nor would the original cast members acknowledge it, as they view it as a bootleg. If you post the links on anime facebook groups, most times than not, the admins will immediately remove it. The best you can hope for is to let it sit on YouTube for a few years and maybe it will find an underground cult following. Making an anime show with a subtext about piracy is very telling in the fact that a lot of manga/anime fans will financially support the anime shows/mangas and condemn piracy on the surface, and then do it behind close doors when they want to get their hands on the latest show or online translation that isn't in release in their country. Kevin's background as a video mixtaper that re-edits theatrical mixtapes for collecting/preservation purposes adds a level of authenticity to the proceedings. It's a fan film show made by a bootlegger who worked at a public access station. It's not fake (like for example, an Anchor Bay "bootleg edition" release of Army of Darkness Director's Cut), it is exactly what it claims to be. Kevin doesn't represent the entire Anime/Manga Otaku community, but he's definitely a part of it, as are others just like him.
Well, if it ain't on BBC, it ain't worth watching, is it?
In The Keys of Marinus Serial, Otaki has a line of dialogue where he asks why Tamiya isn't coming on their quest with him. The title cards accidentally got switched around and partially deleted during that moment. Once again, Kevin left his mistake alone for comedic purposes.
"Episodes Animated By Nobody Because We're F--king Cheapskates." Kevin didn't know specifically who the original animators were for which characters, or if they would want their names attached to a bootleg work of fan fiction they weren't paid for, when their unknowing contributions were stock animation screen captured off of the first two seasons DVDs rather than a job where they would sit down and make new animation, hence he credited nobody. To see the original Animation Crew Credits, watch the original Ah My Goddess Shows.
There are many noticeable differences between the Original Fan Fiction series and the Anime Video Comic Adaptations as Kevin wanted to improvise some new dialogue to give the audience something new to watch. Most of the action scenes were either skipped over or re-written. Almost all of the material from the original fan fiction made it into the Video Comic version in some form or another, but some of the material gets moved around and incorporated or referenced into other episodes. Kevin tried to be as faithful to his series as possible, but due to the animation style, changes were inevitable, giving him a new perspective on fans who complain when an anime series is not canon to the original stories. To see the original Bad Goddess stories that the video comic is based on, check out the external links section.