Ranked #1335

Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai!

Alternative Titles

English: Listen to Me, Girls. I Am Your Father!
Synonyms: Papakiki, Listen to Me, Girls, I'm Your Father!
Japanese: パパのいうことを聞きなさい!


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 11, 2012 to Mar 28, 2012
Premiered: Winter 2012
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Light novel
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.561 (scored by 45,710 users)
Ranked: #13352
Popularity: #521
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Segawa 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.


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Episode Director
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Script, Series Composition

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Opening Theme

"Happy Girl" by Eri Kitamura (eps 2-13)

Ending Theme

#1: "Happy Girl" by Eri Kitamura (ep 1)
#2: "Coloring" by Yui Horie (eps 2-13)

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May 15, 2012
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 read more
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Feb 11, 2015
Man, what the hell is an "Ecchi" tag doing on this anime?

This anime has all the components of a successful emotional anime. It deals with the themes of loss, family and survival in a mature way and can make you tear up at more than one point, while portraying daily life of the protagonist with a sense of realism and without the tropes found in many anime.

If there was no "but" following this anime might be considered a mini-Clannad by those who viewed it.


The writers inexplicably decide that a show about loss, family and perseverance is somehow the right time to add run-of-the-mill read more
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Jun 23, 2015
We're pushed into a story where it starts calm, then the sad part hits. To some, they might tear, I completely understand the motive behind each character's decision, but it really doesn't drag me into the main story much as I didn't care for the characters that much during the beginning, I had enpathy for them but caring was still lacking.

This isn't a AAA+ action anime, it's realistic modern day Japan, so all the actions or... most of the non-sexual ones seem logical to me. The jokes are funny at first but they're overused way too much throughout the series.

The three sisters are all read more
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Aug 5, 2013

"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.

STORY 9/10

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 read more
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it's not THAT similar, it's just that both anime has a guy that's, for Astarotte IS a father, and in papa is just kinda like a father, both taking care of a child. Astarotte isn't a story about that though, papa is more of a family story, and Astarotte is more of a romance stuff  
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