One day three goddesses appeared on the earth, they are full
of mischief and sometimes they can make themselves very small...
some of you may already know I'm a big fan of both anime and
manga, the problem with anime is that it's often difficult,
at first, to work out the target audience. In the case of
Mini-Goddess I can only presume that the show is aimed
at six to twelve year olds and not the fans of the original
Oh My Goddess. Some of the original characters have
been replaced by a rat and the remaining girls are, well,
the B team at best.
this isn't meant to be a criticism (be honest, it is), let's
face it The Magic Roundabout was aimed at the same
age group and that had a stoned bunny and a sugar addicted
dog and was a generally brilliant show. The episodes are bizarrely
short, about six minutes a piece, so it makes it feel very
much like a show designed to act as filler between other longer
volume four disc contains episode thirty-seven to forty-eight,
but you'd have to be going some to sit through the whole lot.
I did and am now seriously considering therapy. The animation
is minimal at best; as you watch the show it's very evident
that for the most part there is little movement in individual
scenes, usually just the mouths, all else remains static.
The writing is fairly slick and if you're a fan of the show
(yes, you in the back hiding) then you're going to be in pig
heaven. Everyone else should stay well clear.
I find it hard to find much to recommend in this show. The
shortness of the episodes does not allow for character development
or any complex plots, leading to a lot of repetition if watched
one after another. The show is obviously played for laughs,
but to honest the characters are on the screen for such a
short period of time that you don't really care what happens
The lack of depth to the show is reflected in the amount of
extras. You get character notes and a gallery as well as the
non credit ending and a bunch of trailers for much better
shows. Even if you thought that you'd like to get it for your
kids for something short and sweet to watch, I'd still rather
recommend the original Magic Roundabout.
a short review for some very short episodes. If you're a fan
then knock yourself out, but I can't see what anyone else
could see in such an obvious filler show. Fans of the original
Oh My Goddess should stay well clear, lest it invoke
in you apoplexy.