Whenever Keiichi leaves the house, Belldandy, Urd and Skuld shrink themselves to play with the other residents of the area - including their clueless rat sidekick, Gan. Whether its a battle against Gan-zilla or adventures in kitchen appliance romances, the goddess adventures are dangerously funny! Contains all 14 episodes collected in a "Bailey Box."
When Keiichi goes to class each morning, the Norse goddesses Urd, Skuld, and Belldandy who live with him shrink themselves down for brief, comic adventures with a wall-eyed rat named Gan. The cleverest episodes parody familiar genres and anime series. In "Gabira," Gan turns into a monster-rat in a spoof of the Godzilla movies of the '50s. Skuld zaps the air conditioner into overdrive in "Snowfield," and soon the room is covered with snow. Skuld, Urd, and Gan use pushpins as climbing spikes to reach the crazed appliance in a send-up of outdoor adventure films. "Gan-Chan the Locomotive" begins with a funny parody of Galaxy Express 999, with Gan as Tetsuro and Belldandy as Maetel, but the comedy degenerates into a weird variation on Starlight Express with the characters as locomotives. When Urd, Skuld, Belldandy, and Gan-Chan find themselves on camera without a script in "This Happens Once in a While," they stage a sci-fi romance Space Cruiser Uzushino that satirizes the space operas of the Star Blazers era. Occasional villainy is provided by the voluptuous blonde sorceress-demon Marla, who sometimes sounds like wannabe Naga from Slayers. The miniature versions of Urd, Skuld, and Belldandy have little of the charm that made the Oh My Goddess OAVs so popular. The series is clearly aimed at much younger viewers, with slapstick humor replacing the mixture of romance and mythology. (Rated 13 and older, but appropriate for children two years younger: minor slapstick violence, brief nudity) --Charles Solomon