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Omishi Magical Theatre: Risky☆Safety is a 1999-2000 anime series based on a manga by Ray Omishi (Sorcerer Hunters, Maze Megaburst Space), which has as its main selling point overpowering cuteness.

Junior-high-schooler Moe Katsuragi is depressed upon seeing her crush with an older girl. The depths of her despair attract a tiny Shinigami named Risky, who will go to great lengths to capture her soul upon death. Risky gets as far as her initial pitch, which causes Moe to laugh... prompting Risky to disappear and the sudden appearance of equally tiny apprentice angel Safety. Turns out that the pair share the body.

Comprised of 24 eight-minute episodes, Risky☆Safety manages to start with Slice of Life comedy and make it even Lighter and Softer than previously thought possible. As Moe goes about her daily life, now accompanied by the bossy Risky and the klutzy Safety, she comes to learn what her happiness really entails.

Provides examples of:

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: For both Risky and Safety. In this case, Safety's hair color is changed from blue in the manga to cyan (or green, depending on the viewer) in the anime, while Risky's outfit, crimson in the manga, becomes grey.
  • Award-Bait Song: Koko ni Irukara ("Because We're Here" in Japanese), heard in the penultimate episode of the same name. Heard when Risky and Safety move Heaven and Earth to help Moe overcome The Moment of Destiny.
  • Because Destiny Says So: The final arc of the series had The Moment of Destiny dramatically altering character's fates, and to some extent their personalities. Some characters, Safety included, are willing to give up and accept the changes.
  • Big Eater: Risky, apparently... in the first episode alone, she apparently ate an entire box of chocolate kisses in about ten seconds. Chocolates which are the size of her head.
  • Blind Without 'Em: Safety, without her glasses.
  • But Now I Must Go: After successfully beating their destinies, Risky and Safety inform Moe that they have to return to their superiors now to await punishment. They vanish, telling her not to cry and that they'll always be friends. They return in the end though, presumably to spend the rest of Moe's life with her.
  • Cultural Cross-Reference:
    • A shrine kami compares Moe and Yuya's relationship to Anakin and Amidala's. This gag originated in the Japanese script.
    • Additionally, two episode titles are references to the Austin Powers series. Ray Omishi must really like American movies.
  • Cute Little Fang: Risky has one.
  • The Faceless: Moe's parents, Yuya's father. We hear their voices, and the most we see of any of them are their hands or their legs.
  • Failure Is the Only Option: For Risky, at least. She receives increasingly-irritated nastygrams from her superiors over her failed scams for Moe's soul.
  • Fanservice Pack: Risky is shown in episodes 14 and 15 as being much more... ample.
  • Form-Fitting Wardrobe: Again, Risky. During the aforementioned episodes 14 and 15, her clothing really accentuated her bust.
  • Formula-Breaking Episode: Done twice, first with telling a story from the pair's past, and second to turn the story of Momotaro into a Space Opera.
  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: Risky delivers one of these to Safety near the end, when she's ready to give up and just let her friend's destinies get rewritten.
  • Genre Shift: The Fractured Fairy Tale which turns into a Space Opera, mentioned below, and one episode even is played out like a silent film, complete with black-and-white and sepia tone.
  • In Love with the Mark: Kade was sent to kill one of the Momotaro. They fell in love instead.
  • Inter Species Romance: Lani the Pomeranian is in love with both Risky and Safety, thanks to Safety accidentally shooting him with a love arrow. Needless to say, it's unrequited.
  • Naked First Impression: Moe first spots Risky while the latter is putting on her clothes.
  • Odd Couple: Risky and Safety, although a variation, as they don't live with each other, but share each other's body.
  • One Head Taller: Moe is a head taller than her boyfriend, Yuya. She has to bend down a bit to kiss him in the second-to-last episode.
  • "On the Next Episode of..." Catch-Phrase: This changes slightly depending on who's delivering the line. Risky uses "Yoroshiku, baby!" while Safety reads the line straighter, but sticks "desu no" to the end.
  • Screw Destiny: Risky sets Safety straight with this trope.
    Risky: I'm a shinigami who's brave enough to follow her own will! Isn't that the same for you, Safety?
  • Shinigami: Risky, who has a lot of skull motifs in her clothing, is a cross between the "Grim Reaper" and "shoulder devil" portrayals.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: Wakatake, one of the Momotaros, and Kade, a shinigami.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: It seems that Risky has a thing for chocolate kisses.
  • Verbal Tic: Safety ends most of her sentences with the archaic desu no.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: Safety, as noted under Japanese honorfics, is very polite.

Alternative Title(s): Risky Safety