Oh my god…s? Two so-called deities run amuck and leave their victims trapped in their dreams. It’s up to Janperson to give the divine duo a rude awakening that crime doesn’t pay! Will our hero save the day, or will he face eternal rest at the hands of the Super Science Network?!
This is certainly a strange episode, with equal parts comedy and surrealism going on with it. It’s certainly not bad, just….odd. The dream sequences are definitely something to behold, and Janperson continues to be fleshed out as a character at this point.
There’s some cultural elements which Western viewers will likely to be lost about, so it wouldn’t hurt to brush up on the two gods referenced in this episode: Daikoku and Ebisu. That will make things a bit less baffling going in.
Also worth mentioning are two actors who play a big role in this episode. 80’s and 90’s tokusatsu fans may recognize them! The first is Megumi Mori, who had previously played Megumi Misaki/Blue Dolphin in 1988’s Chojuu Sentai Liveman. She plays the concerned doctor in this episode. The second actor is Yukio Masuda, who plays the pudgier cop in episode (where Officer Komori and his partner went, nobody knows). Masuda would later go on to play goofy GUTS technician Masami Horii in 1996’s Ultraman Tiga.