A large collection consisting of the adventures of the Goddesses featured in the anime and manga series Ah My Goddess. Parodies of other works, and a large number of jokes pervade this series of shorts in which the Goddesses torture and hang out with their friend Gan the rat.
Story: 6 (Most issues evolve around Gan-chan)
Art: 7 (Same style as Ah! My Goddess)
Sound: 7 (All the sound FX you would expect in a comedy)
Character: 8 (Great idea putting support cast in main roles)
Enjoyment: 6 (Fairly funny for a kids comedy)
Overall: 3/50 = 6.6 = 6.0 (5 minutes of a fun show )
Mini Goddess is to Ah My Goddess as Tiny Toons is to Loony Tunes. Basically a chibi version of the goddesses Urd, Skuld, and Belldandy. They're a lot funnier, cuter, and wacky compared to its normal counterpart. First off, you should know that Keiichi and Belldandy aren't the main characters. Urd,
Skuld, and a new character named Gan-chan are the main characters in this show. I especially like this since there is more screen time for Urd and Skuld. Belldandy is more of a supporting cast and its perfectly fine. It's not a show to be taken serious since the episodes last around 5 minutes with a 2 minute ending theme song. With the limited time, the episode stories are all pretty much made up of "what if" episodes, parodies, silly situations, and afterthoughts. It almost feels like they were just making it up as they went, but thats just how the show is constructed. This puts a whole new spin on random sitcom anime with the only comparable show (that I know of) to this one is Tiny Toons. If you don't know what that is feel free to search the internet. One episode said it best: "Why do you call it the adventures of mini-goddesses when all you guys do is mess things up." It's so hilarious but true!
On a technical standpoint, the art and animation was perfectly fine. All kept in the same style of Ah! My Goddess style. But slight details will be left out to keep the characters in a chibi feel to them. Since this is a comedy in the simplest sense, the animation's are mostly contrived of comical sight gags and limited frame rates. The visual issues are placed well enough to convince the viewers its for comical purposes. And it plays out pretty convincingly. The voice actors are kept all the same and still retain their greatness, and even the ending theme song is pretty cute although it never changes.
Some people might take a while getting used to Gan-chan as being one of the main characters. But after a while you will most likely end up getting used to him as he and the Goddesses get stuck in many silly situations. It's obvious this is geared toward a younger audience, but people will still be able to find a few laughs in this show regardless of age. Even I had a few favorite episodes, but there are much more funnier shows than this. If you're a big fan of Ah! My Goddess or if you enjoy silly comedy slapstic or even if you're a big fan of Urd and/or Skuld, definitely give this show a shot. And don't be fooled by the episode number, you can finish this whole show in about 4-6 hours time.
This show is meant to be enjoyed, it has nearly nothing to do with the main plot of ah! megami-sama! Every episode happens when keichi isn't at home and the goddess turn into the mini-goddess living their adventures with gan-chan. You'll find lots of parodies with other known animes like Saint Seiya and Berserk.
Chibi artwork hasn't anything really exceptional. If you feel stressed and wants to be free from it, watch few episodes, they are really short. Perfect anime for casual times.
It's really hard for me to sum up my thoughts on this series because even though I've always enjoyed the romantic and magical aspect of the ah my goddess series with regards to its many iterations in the realm of anime, I really enjoyed this anime a lot more because of its heavy emphasis on humour which made this show quite an easy and enjoyable watch.
This show is basically a parody series on the ah my goddess license and the story line of this parody anime is that it focuses on the adventures that the three goddesses have with a little rat
called Gan-Chan while Keichi is gone to college. The hilarity factor comes from is that all the goddess are all chibified which makes them quite adorable to watch and the poor abuse they put through their little rat friend.
This anime doesn't have an overall plot per se because a lot of the episodes are very self contained minus the odd two part episode but with each episode only being 7 minutes long it does a really good job of telling the story it wants to tell, getting a lot of laughs out of the viewer while not getting bothersome and annoying within those 7 minutes. This anime covers so much ground with its silliness because it greatly exaggerates typical anime tropes while taking on parodies of several things in Japanese and American media.
Some of these things are doing their own versions of the Godzilla and the die hard films. Each of the goddesses still retain their personalities that we've become accustomed to in ah my goddess, but in this series they're greatly enhanced and over-exaggerated.
Belldandy is still kind and loving, but completely naive
Urd is brash and hot-headed and on the scatter occasion goes completely insane especially when she clones several versions of herself.
Skuld is still as whiny and temperamental as ever, but there are some episodes where she is completely random and designs some very zany things.
Then we have poor Gan-Chan; the adorable little rat that has big dreams and big goals and despite the goddesses always offering to help him with those dreams and goals it can sometimes end it complete disaster but you can't help but feel a little bit of sympathy for poor Gan-Chan. No matter how many times he gets hurt, he keeps coming back for more and you have to applaud that.
In this series the main characters are Urd/Skuld/Gan-Chan while Belldandy takes more of a supporting role which is vastly different from what we're use to in ah my goddess. There are even a few episodes where Belldandy has very little dialogue. Overall it doesn't really hamper the overall enjoyment of the anime because each character has their share of hilarious moments.
The strongest appeal of this anime is that its incredibly funny and there are plenty of laugh out loud moments because you just don't know what to expect when you watch each episode. I can guarantee you this, its going to be something completely random and completely unexpected. Despite the humour that this anime has, it does have some beautiful moments as well. I want to bring to attention to one episode in the series called rainy day, and its just an episode with urd walking around town in the rain to the tune of ambient music without any dialogue until the very end. Its very refreshing to have an episode like that to give you a chance to relax from all the crazy zaniness that this anime exemplifies.
I want to also mention that I really adored both ending theme songs of the anime because they're very adorable and light hearted tracks to listen to and at the end of each episode you can't help but feel a little happy by the end of it because I think this anime does what it sets out to do which is to put a smile on your face and I think this anime does a great job of that.
Overall this is a wonderful little anime to watch, and its not too much of a time sink with each episode only being 7 minutes long. It's a great anime to watch regardless if your a child, a teenager, or an adult and I hope you find plenty to laugh and smile about when you give this anime a try.
Favourite Character: Urd
Least Favourite Character: Marller
Ah My Mini Goddesses is a small tv short for kids that airs for about 7 minutes per episode and has chibi versions of Belldandy, Urd, and Skuld but mostly Urd and Skuld and a new character, a mouse named Gan-chan.
It mostly revolves around Gan-chan whom is a somewhat clumsy mouse who loves food. There's no real main storyline it's just a cute kid show.
The art is good but the same as the OVA.
It's the common sound effects from any ordinary kids comedy show.
Cute, funny, and adventurous. Gan-chan was clumsy but pretty cool and Belldandy, Skuld, and Urd were the same
It was 48 episodes long and it got really boring sometimes so it wasn't all that great.
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