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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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.
If you plan to watch this anime with the assumption you'll get a lot of moe loli-fanservice, then you'll be sad to know that there isn't much of it.
What you do get however, is a very deep, touching story, that's very thoughtfully written. It tackles a lot of different, difficult topics and approaches them in a very realistic manner. The result is a very sweet anime that breaks from the norm and is a great optimistic, thought-provoking watch.
I won't say any more here as nothing much needs to be said. Watch with low-expectations (as I did at the beginning) and you'll be sure to have them far exceeded.
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
Both involve story lines where two guys take care of young girl/girls while juggling their love lives.
The duty of taking care of another child/children becomes a prominent theme in both series.
Also, there is light toned comedy, slight romance (more so in Aishiteruze Baby), and drama. But most importantly, it is about responsibility in both series where the main character becomes something he never thought he'd become.
Heartwarming series that's a must-see.
Both stories about student take care of little girl (girls).
Opening Theme"Happy Girl" by Eri Kitamura
Ending Theme"Coloring" by Yui Horie
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