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 »
Kevin Neece's father died during the making of Marller Gets a Spinoff: A Certain Magical Pimpdex. Kevin had just finished photoshop animating and editing the first scene from the side story where Sayoko, Misaka, and Keiichi the Spineless were trapped on the island from the Ah My Goddess PlayStation 2 Video Game. He went out to run an errand for his Grandmother in Assisted Living, during which he brainstormed the openings scenes for the Love Hina and Ah My Buddha substories. Upon immediately arriving home ready to write thing down, his Mother was sitting on the chair on the phone with Jim's second wife, Nancy, in the front room and told Kevin to sit down. Jim Neece died from a snorkeling accident on vacation out in the Bahamas... he was on vacation celebrating his retirement and had not even received his first retirement check. Once again, the scene Kevin edited just a mere hour before finding out the news featured Sayoko, Keiichi, and Misaka on a tropical island... the Serendipity Curse of Bad Goddess strikes again. Kevin's thoughts on the matter: "Life is sickeningly ironic, but I can think of a lot worse ways to go out than snorkeling around a tropical island. Some people die homeless under a bridge, but my father, who worked a government office job his whole life, went out celebrating and living up life like a champ. He was a good man, and he will always be loved and remembered by everyone that knew him." But it didn't end there. Later that day, Kevin went to his ex-wife's apartment to tell Angela and his daughter the news in person. Angela broke down crying and revealed that Jim died the DAY AFTER the one year anniversary of her nephew Dylan Gutierrez's suicide. Kevin memorialized Dylan's death in The Keys of Marinus Serial a year earlier. Kevin was completely freaked out by the coincidences and went home to be alone after Angela accused him of bringing bad luck down on their heads by hanging out with the witchcraft community and making Bad Goddess. Angela and Lindsay went over to his house later that evening to apologize and so that he wouldn't be alone. The movie Kevin watched that night was Collateral Beauty, a film about dealing with Grief and the Angels of Love, Time, and Death. The next day, Kevin's mother received a phone call from his step-sister Genette. She reminded them that his Mother's first husband, Freddie, also died on June 24th... about one month after they took a trip to the Bahamas. A few months later when Kevin received a photocopy of Jim Neece's Handwritten Will in the mail, the will was dated June 24, 2009. Jim Neece wrote and signed his will on the day he would die nine years later. There's just something deadly About the day June 24th in this family.
Not everybody adheres to the angelic mindset. Not everybody fits. Some people live in the darkness their whole lives, and they have feelings, too.
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.
Director Kevin Neece cut the first three scenes from The Pilot Movie (aka The Intervention), as he felt his inclusion as the public access narrator drove the viewers away from the entire series under the mistaken impression that he was going to intercut himself into the story every other shot for the entire show. In reality, it was just the first three scenes of that episode, then he disappears. Kevin's fear wasn't that people didn't like the show, it was that the viewers were bailing on the first episode without giving the rest of the series a chance (more so to the point that the first three episodes were really a 1 hr 40 min pilot movie broken into three parts, and they weren't checking back on the next two episodes to the "finish the movie"). As he realized that the story didn't really begin until the conversation in the Bar, and that the first three scenes where just comedy skits that were thematically unconnected to the actual plot, he let them go. The Uncut Version of The Intervention episode is featured on the Archive.org release.