In 2005, a new television anime series of Ah! My Goddess! Began airing in Japan, again produced by AIC and distributed in the US by Media Blasters. This version has returned to the manga roots of the series, retelling events much closer to their original form. Though there are minor differences, typically based on what is considered unacceptable for television, this version follows the canon of the manga quite closely. Although only 24 episodes and one recap were aired, the Japanese DVD release had two more bonus episodes that haven't and will not air on TV.