Type: TV Series
Episode Count: 48
Version reviewed: Japanese Subtitled
Date of Review: 29 Jan 2013
The original Japanese title for this series is Aa! Megami-sama: Chichaitte Koto wa Benri da ne which translates to Ah! My Goddess: Being Small is Convenient. Each episode is six minutes long.
A fun Ah! My Goddess spinoff.
It’s easiest to simply repeat the introduction to each episode here: “One day, three goddesses appeared at the home of an average college student. The three use their powers to make people happy. They also use their powers to make themselves small. This is their story.”
This is a series which is meant for fun, pure and simple. No complicated story, no dramatic character arcs. With only an exception or two, The Adventures of Mini-Goddess (I still like the title Being Small is Convenient better) is something like the classic Looney Tunes. If you really want to shoehorn in a backstory, it would be that this series is what happens at the Morisato residence when Keiichi is away at class. Indeed, except for a few off-screen cameos, Keiichi is not even in this series.
The Adventures of Mini-Goddess stars Urd, Skuld, and Belldandy in their small, chibi forms. Belldandy is actually not the star of this series; she is the least seen of the three goddesses. The series focuses on comedic hijinks with Urd and Skuld, along with one of the rats of the Morisato house, Gan-chan. The basic idea is that Urd and/or Skuld are up to something, and Gan-chan is usually the victim. The episodes in the first half of the series follow a standard comedic short format (think Looney Tunes or Tom & Jerry), while the second-half episodes tend to be more experimental or parodic in nature.
Mini-Goddess is a very easy series to recommend. If you like Urd, Skuld, Belldandy, and slapstick humor, that’s all you need. There may not be much to this series, but that doesn’t stop it from being fun to watch.