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Ah My Buddha V02

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Life at the temple goes on for Ikkou and his half-dozen harem of unattached and unobtainable priestesses. When Sakura parades around during a festival in her secret weapon of an outfit and runs across a reader of her website, she discovers he needs some help that only she can provide. The temple gang also ends up dealing with different issues like helping a live-action hero performance, taking care of a stray cat, and advising Yuko the tomboy over a love letter. Every day brings something different, and the only constant is that Ikkou will get an eyeful of priestess skin whenever things get sticky.


Studio Media Blasters Inc.
SKU 210593946
UPC 631595091076
UPC 14 00631595091076
Format DVD
Release Date 4/21/2009
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.78:1
Review Few things in anime viewing are more satisfying than seeing an anime series live up to high expectations or exceed modest ones. Conversely, few things in anime viewing are more depressing than seeing a series sink into the depths of its bargain-basement expectations. Such is the case with the series known in Japanese as Amaenaideyo!!, a series which clearly wants to be an silly ecchi romp in the style of Ninja Nonsense but instead ends up being dull, lame, and brainless, with not even a sufficient quantity or quality of fan service to justify that as an excuse to watch it.The corny premise is actually the least of the first volume's problems. The notion of a male character whose power increases with his arousal, and that he can be aroused by merely looking at the stripped-down forms of the girls around him, is an amusingly naughty one that sounds like it belongs in a hentai series instead. (Indeed, reverse the genders and the premise somewhat resembles that of the actual hentai title Beat Angel Escalayer.) It also allows a convenient excuse to work in lots of fan service and certainly seems abusable for all kinds of ribald jokes. With just a modicum of cleverness, such a concept could easily work.Studio DEEN gives the teenage female character designs a rounded look not unlike that of Ninja Nonsense and very distinctively different appearances, allowing viewers to pick their own favorite depending on preferred style. (Do you like bigger or smaller breasts? Pigtails or short hair? Tanned or pale skin? The harem has all of the options covered.) By contrast, most one-shot and supporting characters have a very generic look. A vibrant coloring job and solid animation give the series an appealing look, albeit one decidedly different from most of the studio's other efforts. If only they had put equal effort into the boring and unimaginative soundtrack, which has a decent opening number and better country-themed closer but in between fails to generate much excitement or enthusiasm.Extras are limited to only a clean opener. Media Blasters does continue their recent trend of printing cover art lengthwise, however.Not everything in the first four episodes is a total failure. The artistry looks respectable, they do offer an occasional funny moment, the references to one of the longest-running American horror movie series in episode 4 actually get a little creative, and at least some of the fan service is sexy. Those plusses fall far short of balancing out all of the minuses stacked against them, however. Doubtless some will find this to their tastes, as the series was successful enough to warrant a second season, but for most this first volume, at least, is not worth the cost of the DVD.
Reviewer Theron Martin
ReviewRating 7
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Video Format DVD
Chris Beveridge, Ah My Buddha is a fun little show... ...the girls are very cute, and the art is quite well-executed.
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