Oh My Goddess! (OAV)

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As a model lover, original creator Kosuke Fujishima uses Tamiya and Hasegawa (two major Japanese model makers) as character names.

The opening sequence showcases characters from the Manga.

the sisters are named after the 3 norse sisters of Fate.......Verdandi, Skuld and Urd

One of the genuine fan hits of the 1990s in the US, to the extent that there were impassioned arguments among fans as to whether the Japanese title Aa! Megami-sama should be translated literally as Ah! My Goddess or more loosely as Oh My Goddess! to get in the English pun on "Oh, My God!''; until creator Kosuke Fujishima went on record in favor of the latter.

Oh My Goddess! began as a manga in September 1988; another variant on the teen "magical girlfriend" formula, but with an unusually sweet and romantic plot. By 1992 the manga was so popular that its beginning was adapted into this five-episode OAV release.

The OAV skips much background information, assuming viewers are already familiar with the more detailed comic-book serial.

The five-episode OAV was one of A.I.C.'s highest-quality productions. The first four half-hour episodes appeared quarterly between February and December 1993; the 40-minute finale did not come out until May 1994. The animators clearly took enough time to do a good job finishing it off.

The music by Takeshi Yasuda for the OVA series has been a fan favorite CD import over the years since it's initial US release on VHS in 1994 by Animeigo.

The man who almost collides with Keiichi and Belldandy in the first OVA is Ken Nakajima, one of the characters from Kosuke Fujishima's other famous work: You're Under Arrest! In fact, voice director Scott Houle was going to call Marc Matney (who voiced Tamiya in this series) to do the character's one line (which was a scream). However, Matney was unavailable to come in after recording Tamiya, so Houle dubbed Ken's scream himself.

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