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The Adventures of Mini-Goddess - Limited Edition Boxed Set

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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 it’s 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."

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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

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Product Details

  • Format: Animated, Color, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Geneon [Pioneer]
  • DVD Release Date: July 1, 2003
  • Run Time: 400 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00009B8CQ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #215,096 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Rowena Wendy Lim on September 21, 2006
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.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By The AsdaX on February 28, 2009
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I love this spin-off series of the Ah! My Goddess series. I just think it's hilarious to see the antics that Urd and Skuld often get to and the pain and endurance Gan-Chan has to go through. Heck, you don't necessarily have to be a fan of the franchise to enjoy it, take it from me.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cynthia Johnston on November 22, 2010
This series is full of short episodes that are fully packed with humor in the 'Oh! My Goddess'/'Ah! Megami-Sama' vein. These are the video equivalent of the vertical single-strip fillers that appeared in the original monthly mangas - direct, concise and packed with pint-sized ROF laughter!

Mainly centered on the goddesses Urd And Skuld - along with a surprisingly lucid house rat named Gan, - these episodes alternatively poke fun at movies, sports, techology, magic and various other subjects at random. They're almost all light-hearted, with the sole exception being an episode titled "Rainy Day"; this one is a gentle musical episode that will make you smile wistfuly as it plays. The others? You'll chuckle, laugh and end up straining something when you catch the references that usually are blantantly obvious - such as a certain 'monster-ous' film studio logo, twisted to fit this series.

With times like they are, this is something to have on the shelf for when you need a little lightening-up...
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By Goddess_Maker on July 5, 2014
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Thank You SSSSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOO Much!!!!!!!! I Love it, & it is great!!!!!!!!!
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Michael Valdivielso on February 25, 2005
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This short shorts make fun of everything, from monster movies, action & adventure flicks, space epics, dating games, trains, elections, baseball, treasure hunting and even have some touching moments, like the episode with Urd during a rainy day.
I knew Wendee Lee was the English voice of Urd, but then I realized Belldandy was being played by Belldandy..er..I mean Ruby Marlowe and Skuld was being played by Sherry Lynn, well, I couldn't be happier. Toss in Tony Oliver as Keiichi, Anthony Mozdy playing Gan-chan (who seems to get all the best lines) and you have a perfect little series. Something to enjoy on those slow days, when it is raining or when you just need a break.
Don't forget the green tea and rice crackers!
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