English: Listen to Me, Girls. I Am Your Father!
Synonyms: Papakiki, Listen to Me, Girls, I'm Your Father!
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 11, 2012 to Mar 28, 2012
23 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 7.591 (scored by 37064 users)
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SynopsisSegawa Yuta is a freshman of a university. He lost his parents when he was small and was raised by his sister Yuri. Yuta has been living alone since Yuri got married to a middle aged man when Yuta was a junior high student.
One day, Yuri visited Yuta's apartment and asked him to take care of her three daughters while Yuri and her husband were on a trip. He unwillingly accepted the job but the plane Yuri took went missing. In order to prevent the daughters from being adopted separately by relatives, Yuta decided to take in all three girls.
A life of a strange family in a tiny apartment begins.
Related AnimeAdaptation: Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai!
Sequel: Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai!: Pokkapoka
Characters & Voice Actors
Here's a multiple choice question before I begin talking about this series:
What would you do when your carefree life is suddenly being thrown into unsettled chaos when three girls, a middle-schooler, a fifth-grader, and a toddler wants to be under you care due to an unprecedented tragedy?
A) Call the cops
B) Try to find another babysitter
C) Slap yourself twice and tell yourself that this is all a dream and you'll wake up soon.
D) Take responsibility, learn about the value of family life, and take care of them
If you choose D, then kiss your carefree life goodbye and hello to responsibility of being uncle, big brother, and father all at once.
Judging by the title of the series, there's not much to expect and could seem to be quite predictable. "Listen to me Girls, I am Your Father!" But let's face the music, here...how many of you actually listen to your parents when you were little? (I know, I didn't). And going from there, we have the first episode where at the ending, one of our main characters (Sora Takanashi) is caught with her pants down literally. Now, you're probably thinking about dropping the series at this point as it might turn into an "ecchi" series. Well, dead wrong.
You see, in this story, we have our main character, the carefree Yuuta Segawa (also known affectionately as "uncles" by our cute little Hina). Of course, judging by just that, we might have our "kawaiiiii" moments running through our heads. Then, we have the middle child Miu Takanashi who causes mischievious deeds throughout the series for "uncles" and Sora. And finally, who could forget our tsundere-like Sora? I mean, the first scene we see her with uncles gets her pants caught down literally!
Despite all that's mentioned above, there is much more depth into this series than meets the eye. From a tragic news of the morning comes forth an unprecedented event that will change uncles' life forever. I mean, how would you feel if you certainly realized that someone you once knew disappear from the face of this Earth?
With the surprising turn of events, it is clear now that this series has a much in depth theme, the theme of responsibility and be someone you never thought you'd be: a father, an uncle, and a big brother.
Despite this though, there are still those fan-service scenes popping up occasionally such as Sora's untimely undressing and morning wake up calls. Then, there is our Raika girl, the strange girl with boobs that makes Sora's look like marbles. At this point, some of our viewers may have pushed that "dropped" button on their anime list. With the common usage of fan-service we see in nearly God-knows-what % of anime we see these days, it's not surprising. However, if you watch the series carefully, you may notice that this series eventually shows its true visage.
That visage is being the emotional and drama side of the show. It is deep as the series progresses. It is emotional as we see some of the more vulnerable sides of our characters. It is dramatic in the way how events turns out to be. And it is reality, not a dream.
Seriously, if you or most people were in Yuuta's shoes, it would of been something that you wish and wish was a bad dream and wake up to a morning coffee. But mornings will never be the same again with these three girls under your roof.
Beyond that, there are also some insightful side characters of the series some of us may want to keep their eyes on. (not just our hot girl Raika) For instance, the lolicon Sako who's there for the comic relif, the ladies man Nimura that has some great chemistry with Miu, and last but not least is Raika that skyrockets Sora's tsundere sense like no tomorrow. Despite her relatively short appearances, it is clear that her view in this series has touched the hearts and our minds (no, not just with her appearance) but by her interactions with the other characters.
As for the art and sound, I would say that both are just average and not award worthy of the year. I mean, it is just there. Of course, the light themed piano tone of the background occasionally does mix in with the series well but overall, not something I'll remember by for a long time. The art (like most 2010+ series) is presented well. However, there are those scenes where they background and obscene characters looks like computer generated graphics that leads to a turn off.
Overall, I'd say that this was a great series that debuted so far. It has its good (the realism of taking care of people and becoming someone you never thought you'd be). It has its bad (the pointless fan-service and some blend character designs). And then it has the ability to make our viewers continue to watch through its drama that all started after an unprecedented tragedy. What originally thought by some viewers (you know who you are) to be a series that tried to get attention through common cliche instead became a series of a touching melancholy. Perhaps, responsibility changes people who they are from carefree to responsible. Perhaps, it is unprecedented events that leads to people to discover their identity. Or perhaps, it is the reality that most of us may face today in our lives that can be reflected upon from this series. But all in all, this series is something to keep an eye on (especially since it only covers roughly 1/3 of the light novels). Remember, responsibility is not a privilege, it is a right. Don't believe me? Just ask Peter Parker.
"Family must not be separated, they must be together" - Segawa Yuuta
Raising a child isnt an easy matters, even for parents. Sometimes we must realize that if we're in our parents position and what do they feel when taking care of us, of course it isnt an easy things to do. So, can you imagine if we're a college student but at the same time we must taking care for 3 children? Segawa Yuuta knows the answer.
The story begins with Segawa Yuuta as the Main lead, he is a freshman of a university. His parents passed away while he was young and he got cared by his own sisters. and One day, he is visiting to his sister's apartement because he got asked to take care of her three daughter while Yuri (his sister) and her husband were on trip. and then the problem occured, His sister and her husband got a plane crash during the trip, and so, the three daughter will being live separately because of the family want they do so, and to prevent that happen, Yuuta decided to take all the three girls and live with them.
If you have watch Usagi Drop, then maybe this will kinda remembering you. a man adopted girls (but in Usagi Drop there was just one girl) because he is kinda sorry about what happen with her and back to the Papa no Iukoto, the story is focussing on their life like what you're gonna do with your life, since now you're taking care of 3 children. you must thinking about their food, their school, and even their happiness, can you do that? So does this life story was BORING? NO WAY'D HELL. The story is really maginificent, the problem that occured each episode is real, quite logic and not exaggerating. There is no drama that is excessive, they're just life or we can said more common life problems
For me, every each episode in Papakiki so tear jerking moments. I couldnt help to shed my tears. and honestly, while watching this i must have handerkerchief on my side (kinda embarassed). Because the way how this anime tells the story is really touchy. The slow paced story that this anime brings really increasing the atmosphere.
The art in this anime is really colorful and bright. The characters design is quite attractive and simply charming.
One anime comes to my mind while watching this anime was "Mayoi Neko Overrun", the art is so similar between this two anime, the girl is depicted cute. they use so many colour in the art (like three different colour hair in Takanashi sisters), and with this of course, the viewer who're watching this will never feel dull about this anime and more, the scenery or background is really good, like that i said, so colourful and i presume , it brings the atmosphere is cheerful and happy.
But with this art, its didnt really fit it with an heartwarming atmosphere. Colorful and bright coloring is more suitable if the anime is focussing on cheerful and happy moments. However, its not quite a problem since we might be distracted by how beautiful and colorful this art was.
Again, i am surprise how good the seiyuu was in this anime. especially for Takanashi Hina's voice. the sound was so childish like any 3 years old girl and more, the other Seiyuu like the seiyuu for Takanashi Sora is really talented, while she was singing, the sound was clearly like a profesional singer. What i mean is, they really put their feelings into it, i was moved by how much effort that they do and the result like you can estimate, it was perfect.
As for OP and ED, honestly i more like to hear the ED song, i am not saying the OP was bad, but the ED song was really more fits with the anime. i dont know what make ED more fits with the anime, but i have feeling towards this ED song. it brings happiness yet sometimes it was sorrowful (mixed feelings).
This probably what i loved the most from this anime, they really brings out the character. like the three sisters, they really unified with each other like the siblings must to be. and what make this series more interesting was of course, the little takanashi, Hina. We cant help not to in love with her. Cheerful and yet funny little girl. and that Hina itself that brings the atmosphere more lively and yet make the sad atmosphere, like when she asking where her mother and father is... if you're in Yuuta position, what will you said?
Not just the Hina itself that appealing me, Every characters that appears in this anime (except someone, you will find it in below) was the real reason too why i love the character in this anime, here is the summary for each character (especially Takanashi sisters and Yuuta) :
- Takanashi Sora, maybe the most character that have so much appearance in this anime, this character was lovely. As being the oldest sister between the three, she trying so hard so the other sisters will be like her and yet her shyness and tsundere toward Yuuta was reasonable, you will find it why i am not gonna spoil it.
- Takanashi Miu, if there was a character that i love after Hina, it must be Miu. i am surprise how mature Miu was, toward her act even her manner. sometimes i thought Miu was the older sister. and yet, she is a mediator between Yuuta and Sora, since she knows that his older sister have a feeling towards Yuuta
- Yuuta Segawa, i am impressed by how hardwork that he does for his niece (the three sisters), since he's just a student but he's also work for them and he really does it like a real man. Not wimpy character and even never give up. He can be a example for every man in the world. That the man must never give up. Do what you think is important.
- Raika Oda, the woman that will makes you falling in love in her. it attractive and even Kuudere! , behind that, she is like Miu, mature in every ways.
I want to give this section 10, but there is one problem that ruins it all. that is the president of SS club, pervert and even i dont know why he must appears in this series, as for me he doesnt give any positive to this and even ruins every scene if he is appear, if he never exist i thought that this anime will be more awesome.
I have regret on this anime... it was.. WHY I DIDNT KNOW THIS ANIME SOONER? when i found this anime i was like found a hidden gem/diamond in many of mainstream anime. This anime is totally recommended for all people who loves heartwarming anime with a light story on it.
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In both series, a single male adult opts to take on the responsibility of looking after a child (children) due to a force of circumstances. Both are warm and atypical anime series. Usagi Drop has a MAL average of 8.65, which should say it all really whilst Papa etc. is let down by its dubious name, which I am sure will detract viewers away from a really lovely show. Both recommended!
When it comes to having the resbonsibility of parenthood thrown on you, the two men in both of these anime do not disappoint to provide them a heartwarming home.
Disclaimer: Papakiki has a very obnoxious, generic otaku-like character...he's a creep. Try not to let him ruin it for you :P
The main protagonist of Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai took his nieces at his apartment. While Usagi Drop is the reverse.
Both animes are about a relative who was forced to take the intiative to take in kid(s) that have lost their guardians for their happiness.
Both main characters (which is a guy) decide to raise kids that was left behind. The kids are about the same age in both animes and their all girls. Main character also has mange their love life on top of raising the kids
Both are about a man single-handling parenting/care taking children(s).
• Both involve children
• And through some unfortunate events they loose their parents.
• And now face a whole new life, and both are incredibly
• Cute, and hit close to home.
Upon reaching the second episode of "Listen to me, Girls, I'm your father!", I've come to find that this show has a similar feel to Usagi Drop--a thirty year old man who takes in an illegitimate young child when his grandfather passes away compared to a college student who takes in a group of three children, two of which are not related to him, when his sister and her husband suddenly die in a plane crash. Both shows have a warming relationship that steadily form between the adult and children. ^_^
-Both have that "heart-warming" feeling of raising children.
-Both involve kind-hearted protagonists.
-Both go through the day-to-day basis of the guardian taking care of the child/children.
taking care of young child(ren) for deceased family, overcoming struggles and obstacles in the way of raising them
Both shows deal with raising children. Usagi Drop is relatively less moe and more mature.
In these two series, similarities are present in the following:
~main protagonist taking care of someone else like a family
~comedy, drama, and also heartwarming moments
~solving problems together as a family
~dealing with life
~similar style of main protagonists
A man find's in a situacion of taking care of an un related family. And thus he grows as a person.
Both anime is about kid who lost their parents and been taking care by others but Usagi drop is a million times better than Pap no Iukoto :P
Listen to Me, Girls. I Am Your Father! is similar to usagi drop in terms of childcare, as it goes about showing how people must adapt their lifestyles when looking after children, though granted Listen to Me, Girls. I Am Your Father! is a bit more sad in comparison to Usagi drop, it is definately worth the watch.
A single male adult opts to take on the responsibility of looking after a child (children) due to a force of circumstances.
Both are very similar involving younger girls. One of whom looks and is voiced by the same VA as Rin from Kodomo no Jikan. Also both are guilty pleasure level =P
In both, there are three young girls and one older guy as the main character, and Miu from Papa Kiki and Rin from KnJ are both played by the same person. Although, the KnJ is more of an ecchi comedy(The anime, atleast. The manga is a lot more serious), while Papa Kiki is a light hearted story with some comedy and has more of a plot.
Similar style of the series although the personalities of the other characters are a bit different. The main protagonist deals with various situations in his life in both of these series involved around the others although among different settings. (school/home) However, both of these anime(s) are something an eye should keep on if they want a little taste of romantic comedy.
Opening Theme"Happy Girl" by Eri Kitamura
Ending Theme"Coloring" by Yui Horie
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