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The Adventures of Mini-Goddess
Reviewer: Rowena Lim Lei 05/01/2001

Synopsis:
One day, three goddesses appeared before an ordinary university student (see "Oh My Goddess"). They used their powers to make people happy. One of the powers they used was the power to become small in these stories...

 

Review:
The Adventures of Mini-Goddess (in the handy petite size) is a collection of vignettes which show the daily antics of super-deformed Belldandy, Urd, and Skuld. The way I understand it, the events in this anime take place in the premises of the original OAV. It's like what the goddeses do in their spare time, when they aren't preoccupied with humans.

 

Most of the eps feature Urd and Skuld, and a rat friend / sidekick they affectionately refer to as Gan-chan. Belldandy just comes and goes, I figure this is because she's always busy taking care of Keiichi and doing household chores in the OAV. Adventures of Mini-Goddess eps are very brief, lasting only about five minutes or so. What do they do in these eps? Just about everything -- from searching for treasure in the attic to making fun of Gan-chan. It's all very silly and shallow. The humor is generally weird, albeit at times admittedly funny. In the first ep, Urd poses as a fortune teller and tries to help Gan-chan with his lovelife. After a series of Urd's erratic love spells, Gan-chan ends up getting married to a tea kettle.

 

The art and animation are quite good but cutesy in style, as this anime's theme seems to revolve around cuteness. You can actually watch this without previous Oh My Goddess background because the eps pretty much stand on their own. The songs and music are also pleasant and catchy, following the tradition of the original. To be honest, I'm quite neutral in my feelings about Adventures of Mini-Goddess. I'm not crazy about it but I don't dislike it either. Adventures of Mini-Goddess is simply a combination of brainless fun and a whole lot of cute stuff. If too much cuteness makes you cringe however, you may want to skip this altogether.

 

Miscellanies:
If you want a more meaningful experience with the goddesses, go for the original OAV series. I read somewhere that Adventures of Mini-Goddess is based on the mini comic strips found in the original manga.

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Review Title:
The Adventures of Mini-Goddess
Alternative Titles:
Ah! My Goddess: Chichaitte Koto wa Benri da ne
Type:
TV
Episodes:
48
Duration:
336 Minutes
General Rating:
3 out of 5 stars
Aired:
1998-1999
Suitable For:
Everyone
Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy, Magic
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