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
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or olderL represents licensing company
Score: 7.621 (scored by 26804 users)
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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.
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.
*Feedback and comments are welcome* read more
May 15, 2012
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.
Feb 13, 2012
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.
Sep 17, 2013
The two overall themes of this anime are solidarity (sticking together through everything) and what does it mean to be a family. Yuta, a college student, opts to take care of three of his nieces following the death of his sister. At the beginning, it seems a little awkward and rushed as the girls somehow just find themselves in this one bedroom apartment by the third episode as soon as their parents have died, but after the first few episodes, we get to see their lives play out and how each of them is affected by the new circumstances that they've been thrown into.
At first instance, the girls are soooo adorable!! But even beneath the kawaii factor, there's an edge of reality added to the girls as you see more of their back-stories and the way that they handle living in such a tight space, with very little sleep, and with the responsibility of running a household whilst keeping up with school. It's easy to get sucked into the positive and fighting spirit that these girls display, and as the story goes on, they start to impact their neighbours and friends as well. I would have liked to see even more in terms of their back-story and there could have been more of a focus on the emotions of the girls rather than just how they manage themselves. But for the space of 12 episodes, there was just enough character development to warrant a relatively high score on my part.
But whilst the character and relationship development was commendable for the girls, Yuta was not really focused on, except for at the beginning and at the end. But really, he was the one responsible for the whole situation, so he would presumably have been through a lot of emotions and concerns! There were snippets of his feelings here and there, but he seemed to be at work the whole time... which is reasonable I suppose (since he was the main money-earner). But considering that he was one of the key protagonists, I was a little disappointed with the attention that was given to him as a character and I would have liked to see more depth in his development as a person than what was displayed for most of the episodes; fortunately, the last few episodes of this show only just made up for the lack of focus on Yuta.
Overall, I enjoyed watching this show because of the progression that you can see in the relationships between the characters and the sense of family that develops throughout the episodes. It starts off as sad, but really, it is a fun and heart-warming show to watch. And who can complain about the kawaii-ness of the girls, they are so cute!!
So don't be put off by the title, this is definitely something worth checking out if you're looking for an anime revolving around the theme of family and togetherness. read more
Apr 9, 2012
Our main character Segawa Yuuta is a mostly normal person at this point in his life (19 year old going to college) however this all changes when disaster strikes his sister’s family leaving his 3 nieces (Sora, Miu, Hina Takanashi) the possibility being split up. Yuuta despite being 'the wrong person' to raise children decides to take all 3 of them in.
The characters take on the various yet common stereotypes. Yuuta even though only 19 is your solid and caring fellow who gives his all to ensure his nieces can stay together. Sora is the 14 year old tsundere who has a cute crush on her Uncle (she also has a blatantly obvious resemblance to someone…). Miu is the energetic 10 year old blonde who knows a lot for her age. Hina is the popular 3 year old who everyone just loves and adores. These may be already overused stereotypes but seeing them interact as a family is quite entertaining. Plus there’s also the supporting characters Raika, the attractive yet weird college girl that Yuuta tries to get close to, Kouichi Nimura the college mate who seems perfect and reliable in almost in every way shape, way or form and then there’s the creepy club president lolicon who seriously needs more time on screen getting beaten up. The lighter interactions between the main characters can feel a bit repetitive but they certainly do show that they care deeply about one another and all make sacrifices in order to help their general well-being. Overall all the characters (except the lolicon) are likeable and have their moments.
It’s very obvious that the anime deals with the problems that will arise with raising children. There are many struggles that Yuuta and the girls face and how they deal with them varies, some are minor, like Miu and Sora’s process of doing the washing humorously reflects that they are still schoolgirls . While most are very serious like the financial burden of having to raise children or the effects from the stressful conditions they must deal with which leaves us worrying of what will happen next. In terms of realism the problems might be realistic however the way they are dealt with aren’t, how could a college student raise 3 children? Of course realism would be boring; portraying the impossible task being accomplished is certainly more interesting.
However the emotional atmosphere set is exceptional well done, it certainly showed that when people are together and help each other, they can pull through what seems like the worst of situations. Many times during the show the character who is having the current problem will not solve the problem themselves (sometimes making it worst) instead another character/s will give a helping hand to pull them through. Sometimes when Yuuta and the girls seemed happy, you knew they were not, there was an undertone of sadness which seeped through the ‘smiles’, however when their friends and relatives supported them, the feeling of happiness and smiles in these scenes was certainly real. By showing that problems can be solved through family and friends being together results in a powerful emotional effect.
The background music certainly fits the mood of the scenes; however they’re nothing special and can get repetitive over time. The opening ‘Happy Girl’ sung by Eri Kitamura is a good energetic start which fits the series general mood yet I would deem it a typical Jpop song. The ending ‘Coloring’ by Yui Horie is by far one of my favourite things coming from this show; it has a different feel from most other Jpop songs and instead has ‘funky’ and ‘groovy’ feel (best words I can describe it with) and I found it very, VERY catchy.
The animation is done well with scenes mainly composed of positive bright colours to fit the general light hearted mood and negative colours were used during the darker depressing scenes. The characters I thought could have been drawn better and especially noticed this during side shots. There’s a bit of fanservice (mainly loli) which can be annoying however it doesn’t detract from the rest of the anime and dies down later on.
Even with a nice emotional factor, there are certainly some elements that can seem a bit off. Our main characters are indeed the mature, persistent and resilient types; when life kicks them they always get up no matter what, mainly through the helps of others. However most of time they just seem to take it and try to cope, never really lashing out. The characters display ‘calmer’ emotions like sadness, despair and tiredness much more than emotions like anger, hatred and frustration. Especially Yuuta, he has a lot more responsibility now, if he makes a mistake, then the consequences will not only affect him but the closest people to him. Surely he would have wondered why such misfortune would have befallen him and the girls and display some sought of anger or blame. I guess these emotions like anger and hatred wouldn’t have ‘fit’ with the characters and this anime but touching on them a bit more could have given something extra.
Light-hearted and humorous at most points yet with deeply emotional moments that make you feel for the characters as they experience suffering through to happiness. ‘Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai!’ is a lovely family-depicting anime that is definitely worth the watch.
My first review, so feedback will be appreciated. read more
Jan 11, 2012
The story revolves around our main protagonist who has to take care of his sister's 3 kids (although 2 of them are not blood related, they came from the sister's husbands 2 previous marriages, so technically none of the girls are related to each other).
I started reading this manga a few weeks ago and I was SO happy to see that this season would have the anime version of it along with other great series (Zero no tsukaima, Youko x Boku SSS, Highschool DxD and I think there was one more).
Story: 10/10. It's a cute story where the uncle enjoys his daily life with the 3 kids and they all become a happy family. I don't want to spoil anything so I won't say why it's a Harem genre (but you can probably tell already).
Art: 10/10. Seeing how this is a 2012 anime the art has to be good, and it really is. The details they put into the characters are really something. For instance, when yuuta walks into the room of one of the girls changing the red blush on her face/body is really noticeable. That's one thing that really stood out to me.
Sound: 10/10. I don't recall the OP but I listened to the Ending and it's really cute and sweet. I tend not to watch OP/ED since the show is already over or you just want to heart of the show, not the OP lol. There's only certain OP/ED I will watch (for instance Fairy Tails Ending where Gray is walking a path and reminiscing about the past, the music and animation is really nice so I actually watched it every time for that season. Also the OP of Mirai Nikki is AMAZING, the animation too).
Character: 10/10. Your typical cute family harem comedy. It's very nice and the 3 girls are very charming and have great personalities. Yuuta starts off as a typical "why the f*ck do I have to watch these 3 kids when I just want to be a normal college kid" (BUT IT'S A VERY MILD CASE).
He's not a douche about it. He cares for the girls and I don't want to spoil anything but if you've read the manga you know that he goes out of his way a lot to make sure that the girls are all happy and comfortable.
Enjoyment: 10/10. If you enjoy cute/family comedy harems then this is a great show. It's not a hardcore incestual/lolicon harem show at all. It's just a cute little comedy that brings people together :)
Great show. Great everything. I look forward to the next 25 episodes.
I probably won't have to update this in the future since I've already read a bit of the manga so I know what happens sorta. Please enjoy the show if you do watch it :)
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Apr 9, 2012
Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai! is a excellent anime with a Great story that hooks you. I found the characters build quite strongly and found it overall quite enjoyable.
If your looking for a anime with a solid story and good characters then Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai! is for you. I Recommend you give it a chance
Oct 26, 2012
If you read the description on what this is about, or translated the title that in English means "Listen to Me, Girls. I Am Your Father!"
Yuri and Shingo are going on a Honeymoon when their plane hits bad weather and crashed, Killing both of them.
Their 3 kids now have no parents, Would you a College student, have the guts, the courage to stand forth after hearing that the 3 girls would be split up, To take matters into your own hands?
It takes a special kid of person, and that is Segawa Yuuto, He stood up to the family members and said he wants ALL 3 and will look after them.
Yuuto for one you see a change in him, he has to go from a careless college guy, so a person that now cares for 3 girls, works extra jobs and does college as well, you can see the pressures and the strains this can cause, He becomes a MAN during this time, and its sooo easy to see, even the girl he has a crush on can see the change in him, a good change at that.
For the other characters they are perfect, From the 3 kids, Hina is the one that makes this series, she is 3 and thus comes alot of innocence, but this innocence can sometimes be very funny and amusing, then it could be Heart warming (When she wants to learn something to show Mummy and Daddy when they are back) and the next terribly sad.
Even the sub-characters are amazing and portrayed perfectly, they fit the show and help out when they can, but are NEEDED, Friends can help you in life, and this series shows that.
Is Sublime, One of the better looking series i have seen in a while, Even down the little quirks they give Hina (3 Year Old) is soo cute.
Voice's REALLY fit the characters, a perfect job there, only downside is the music was good nothing that was incredibly memorable though.
All i need to say, Is watch this series right away, Its something Special, One of the best series i have seen.
I have been thinking of Lines and Lines to say about this, But there is no need, To sum it up, Everything is done in a sublime fashion, and you will miss one of the best series around if you don't watch this.
(Soooooooooooo Wish for a Season II) :(
May 1, 2012
if you kinda want to get the feeling of what happens when someone died in your family and you have to move somewhere else, this is just right.
this anime have a nice plot about a possibility of what might happens once both the parent of some children pass away by an accident. the outcome could be both good and bad, but the best thing is never to give up.
although this anime could make some people feel kinda.... childish... it's still great, and makes you somewhat feel the burden of becoming an older person.
they do have a bit of fan service, which if your somewhat a lolicon you might like some of the scene ;)
Overall it was interesting, for me, in a way that makes me feel kind of the responsibility that could be install for anyone in the future, of becoming a parent. read more
Apr 5, 2012
But if you have read its light novel, like me, you might have different opinion in the animed version. This also depends on different readers. But in my opinion, the light novel is a must read, since its the original version of papakiki. The story line are quite different,only some major event are preserved, which is normal in light novel-anime adoption. Its quite sad to see it end so quick, since the novel are still on going. But some rumors said its going for 26 episodes. This is confusing and I don't really know about it, so I assume it to just be a rumor. Its also a bit disappointing to see they actually changed a few characters' personality (for example Sora-chan's club president). In the light novel, there are some more romance and a whole lot more of comedy, and there are several important events that explain a lot of things that we cannot understand in the animated series,including each character's history.
You can expect a season 2 coming, but might not be so soon. I expect more romance in this show and lets hope they can preserve the story line as much as possible. But still, love anime and the light novels, i enjoy both of them very much.
By the way, i won't recommend the manga, in my own opinion, the artwork are not very well done, story line seriously went out of track, and too much mild ecchi scene, the original story might also have some too but not that much when compared to the manga series, some of those events didn't even exist in the original plot!! No offence to the manga lover who are also reading papakiki in manga version, not trying to say anything bad about it. I read it too to make comparison between original, manga and anime. But if you like the manga then please continue your reading.
Just saying how I feel about this animated series, in short, its a good show and i enjoy it a lot. Can't wait for season 2 to come. read more
Jan 28, 2012
I say its good, everyone has their own unique feel and charm about them
Opening song is very touching and it shows the relationship between Yuuta and his 3 sisters. Ending song is cute- showcasing the 3 sisters- cute charm/appeal : ) One more thing--its really colorful : )
I believe yuuta and his 3 sister will have a very close bond. Everyone who enjoys slice of life anime that deals with life and learning life's preciousness lessons should watch this series. Give it a chance : )
Feb 15, 2012
When I first saw this show on the list for winter, my first thought was "oh, no! not more Tsunderes and Ecchi". But I checked out the first episode I was pleasantly surprised. There is really little to no Ecchiness (No panty shots, no nudity, no side boobs, some towel scenes and bare legs, but that is about it). All the girls ended up being being very polite and nice, if a little high strung. It still is a full tilt Moe fest however, and you should be prepared for that. In the end though, it is and adorable and entertaining show. It's sappy, sad, and humorous all at the same time. If you ever lost a parent at a young age, you'll probably cry your eyes out.
It's still early, but if you are an adult and liked Usagi Drop, you'll like this show, though maybe not as much. If you are a young, have a short attention span and mentally block out serious situations, you might even like this better than Usagi Drop. read more
Aug 4, 2013
"You'll always be family. No matter where you are. -Yuuta's sister"
The story briefly summarized goes something like this: Due to emergency circumstances, Yuuta has taken in his sister's 3 children, because the children are at risk of being split up to live with different families. Yuuta, against his family’s will, runs away with the girls back to his small apartment so they can all stay together. As they struggle to adapt to their new surroundings, Yuuta and the girls develop stronger bonds and begin to cherish the true values of having family.
I am so biased towards family oriented anime. I believe it's my favorite genre. Not something your family would watch, but watching something that has to do with a close family, or friends close enough to be considered family. But enough of about what I like. Let's talk about this anime.
Now then. There are so many problematic things in Episode One that is enough for anyone to automatically label this anime as crap. The ecchi elements and hints from this episode is strong with the force. The red on the cheeks and the shiny/glossy areas of body parts would be enough to drive people away in normal circumstances. BUT, I am happy to say that if you're hoping for some loli harem, you're watching the wrong anime. You MUST pay attention to the main storyline as it is the anime's most powerful quality. The phone call between brother and sister. And then the sister visiting her brother. And the brother returning the favor to visit his sister. The interactions between the main character Yuuta and the 3 children are quality interactions. (aside from the final scene.... lol) But if you pull through and SOMEHOW make it to episode 2, you WILL realize the good aspects of what this anime has to offer. I am not saying that this anime needs to be immediately watched, and I am in no way saying this anime is one of the best there is. There are FAR superior ones that have to do with taking in kids to raise or problems raising kids. (Usagi Drop being one of them.) I am saying if you give this anime a chance, you will not be dissappointed. I liked it.
The characters aren't exactly the best, but they are lovable. The way they portray a 3 year old in Hina is extraordinary. I dont speak japanese, but I can catch instances where she doesnt say words correctly, but instead says them as a 3 year old hears it. I'm sure you americans hear kids mispronounce words too and think it's either funny or cute. This anime seems to have a sad theme to it, but the occasional comic relief from Sako ("MY ANGELLL" LOL.) and love interest Raika fulfill their duties with exemplary fashion. I mean having an anime be sad throughout its whole run would just make it depressing right?
The relationship between the 3 girls and the main character is very endearing. The situations the 3 girls are put in and the solutions to the problems they encounter are very touching. How do you take care of 3 girls when all you have been doing is taking care of yourself as a male? What do you need to know about girls let alone raising them? How would you comfort them from the tragedy that befell upon them, especially for the youngest one? "How" seems to be the main word I've thought about while watching this anime. It's not all about figuring it out for yourself. Throughout the course of the story, Yuuta and the 3 girls learn quite a bit from each other. There's always something one of them can teach the other to make things easier for everyone. Anyway, I am totally in love with the way the main character Yuuta has a sense of comfort and relief whenever the 3 girls show signs of happiness, and whatever he thinks to himself gives me reassurance that no matter what obstacles people may face, there will always be an end to troubles and worries. Time heals all. I'm such a sucker for "feel good" scenes. Where's my manliness? lol
"It's enough for me to see you smiling. - Yuuta"
All in all, this anime deserves a watch. And like I said before, If you give this anime a chance, you won't be dissappointed. Just don't go in expecting greatness like Usagi Drop or Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki and it'll be fine. And if you don't feel anything for the situations these characters are put in, you don't have a heart. That is all. Enjoy! :)
Sep 24, 2012
Story: All I have to say is that if something like this ever happened to anyone, he would be the best to handle the situation. What would happen if you were a first year college student and all of a sudden you are now a guardian of 3 young relatives? Damn... The story is kept hold of pretty well. It shows the struggles that comes about and overcomes it with touching joy.
Art: As an anime of 2012 I have to say I expected better character details but I can't be picky, maybe it's their budget cut or something I don't know, but the art itself (disregarding the year it was made) was done very well.
Sound: The sound is a near perfection, everything fits. The voices of each character seems to fit them perfectly, almost as if you would be able to meet them in reality.
Character: Most of the characters are pretty cliche, although by that I mean just their character. What's not cliche is that different characters from different sections of anime come's together. You'll understand once you watch it.
Enjoyment: Well this is my own opinion because enjoyment is something only you can experience, for me personally I think a young man taking responsibility of being a guardian is a pretty big deal in society so I wanted to see how an anime version would turn out as and honestly speaking it kept me interested. But there's not many people like me who enjoys these kind of anime.
Overall: It was good, entertaining, and touching. read more
Aug 2, 2012
Jun 4, 2012
it's my first review
i loved this anime so much and i enjoyed it :)
it's great and worthy to watch !....
the art is amazing ^__^
and the characters was very good
Enjoyment was awesome :)
in the end ::
Comedy: nice and cool
Slice of Life: yes it's type of life
This anime tell about someones life and how to work hard for who you love..
and do whatever it's take to be one family
hope you enjoy watching it and o am sure u will ^____^
Dec 2, 2012
The story is a relatively interesting premise. Yuuta ends up taking in 3 of his nieces after their parents die, to stop them going off to different homes and ultimately being separated, he feels so strongly about this because his older sister and the mother of the youngest niece raised him when their own parents died. As you may have guessed from the last sentence Yuuta is only blood related to one of the girls.
The biggest issue i have with this show is that it tries to draw upon far to many ideas and genres, for a half series to really succeed with any of them. Sometimes it wants to be a slice of life drawing upon all the hardships of a poor college student trying to raise 3 girls on his own, other times it pushes lots of screen time into Yuuta's college life, mainly the strange club he joins and the love interest there with Raika, other times it wants to run with the oldest sister Sora having romantic feelings for Yuuta, and heads down the whole possible incest route. Then it remembers it could just flood the show with fan service and cute moments. The way the theme changes often several times in any one given episode makes it very difficult to really get into the show, given you'll probably like 1 or 2 aspects and be unhappy when it strongly overplays the others.
If you look at some of the more popular shows with this sort of subject matter most of them succeed by largely focusing on one theme and running all others as small scale extras, Usagi drop quickly jumps to mind, for keeping its focus to great success.
I liked the characters, the youngest sister Hina is cuteness overkill, Miu is crafty and wise well beyond her apparent age of 10, and Sora the oldest sister is semi in love with Yuuta, which will appeal to some.
Art is pretty good, i'm genuinely excited Feel are doing the new Minami-ke based on this showing. Art is distinctive, bright and generally well drawn.
In conclusion this sounded a great idea, that didn't really come off with all the demographics it's tried to cater for and squeeze into a relatively short run time.
Jul 9, 2013
The premise itself doesn’t seem too bad at face value. The main character Yuta is a college student who decides to take in his older sister’s 3 kids after she disappears in a plane crash along with her husband. However, this is where holes start to pop up. There is zero emotional impact with the disappearance because we barely got to know Yuta’s older sister at all and her husband straight up never appears onscreen. But it isn’t until the memorial service that things get REALLY ridiculous. After hearing that the sisters will be separated and sent off with different relatives Yuta takes a huge leap and offers to take them all in so they’ll be together. It’s a heartfelt idea, but ultimately unreasonable, right? Well apparently not because the adults LET IT HAPPEN. Forget the fact that the dude is attending college and working at the same time. Forget the fact that other, more responsible family members are willing to take in the young ones. Forget the fact that Yuta literally has only spent a couple days with the kids at that point. Nope, let em all stay in a cramped,one bedroom apartment. Needless to say, Hijinks ensue! Well, not really.
The 3 sisters are 14 year old Sora, 10 year old Miu, and 3 year old Hina. Sora is a tsundere with a brother-complex..er..adopted brother…uhm father complex? Long story short she wants Yuta’s D , because whats an anime without incest vibes? Id mention more about her but besides the fact that she has a slight resemblance to Haruhi there IS nothing else to mention about her character. Miu is the most tolerable of the 3 even though she does fuck all the entire time. There’s one episode focused directly on her but she mostly just chills in the background. Hina however, is in my opinion, not only the most annoying character in the series but the most unbearable anime character in recent memory. With a voice that manages to be high pitched yet grating at the same time, her overly “cutesy” behavior, and her predilection for breaking out into “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” (I swear to fuck she sings that at LEAST 60 times during the course of the series) Hina never fails to infuriate me just by being on screen. There are a few other characters but they’re so cookie cutter that I didn’t even bother to remember their names. There’s a beautiful girl who’s super popular in school but takes an interest in Yuta for no apparent reason even though she’s way out of his league. The good looking, womanizing best friend. And the fat, creepy, glasses wearing nerd…who’s also a lolicon. (of course)
Animation and character design is bland and even downright confusing at times. For example, Hina has a full head of hair that goes down to her lower back even though she’s only 3 and all the characters seem to have permanent red marks on their knees and elbows. The fan service is also a problem. There isn’t nearly enough to satisfy the lolicon pervs but there’s still enough to get an eyeroll from the people who actually want to pay attention to the story. OP isn’t bad but ultimately forgettable. The ED however is damn catchy. An 8bit-like tune that reminds me of 90’s Gameboy games. Though in retrospect, the fact that the ED signaled to me that my 24 minutes of brain rape were over is also probably part of the reason I liked it so much.
Pros- Fat lolicon dude gets a few chuckles now and again
Ending song is Ipod worthy
Premise a bit too unbelievable
Full of clichés and character tropes
HOLY SHIT, HINA DIEEEEE
Oct 11, 2012
Hopefully everyone who watches this anime will see past the loli, lolicon (yep), and a touch of ecchi. This anime is for every slice of life genre lovers out there, I can guarantee you that.
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Sep 8, 2012
Before I continue I want to state that this review has been written to clear up a misunderstanding that a lot of people seem to have on this series and spoilers will be involved. If you don't want to read this kind of review stop now & read a different one.
This series follows an episodic pattern but all episodes are more or less linked to each other and the story progresses with little to no filler elements. The synopsis describes the story perfectly - an average college students' life is changed for good when his sister and her husband go missing in a plane accident.
There are four main characters, Yuuta, Sora, Miu and Hina. While there are supporting characters here and there that will pop up in almost every episode I was under the impression that they were plot-irrelevant since the series seemed to be focusing on more important themes i.e being an orphan.
Now, despite what other people who have watched this series say, this is NOT a harem anime. There are absolutely no harem elements in here. First off the 3 main female characters are way too young for any harem to be added in, they are 3 (Hina), 10 (Miu) and 14 (Sora) respectively. The 3 year old plays around all day and is there to add cuteness to the series. The 10 year old, despite showing maturity beyond her years has no romantic or, god forbid, sexual attachment to the male character. The 14 year old does seem to have some romantic feelings going for Yuuta, but the makers didn't focus enough on that to give it some clarity. I.e we don't know whether it's genuine love or just simple infatuation.
As for other female characters... Yuuta hardly even talks to them. There can be no harem in an anime unless there's something going on between the male protagonist and other female characters and in this anime - there's nothing of the sort. A few ambiguous conversations and an eye wink do not make a harem anime.
Moving on - the sound and art were exceptionally good for a 12 episode tv series. Voice acting was authentic and art had that "eye-candy" effect. Both the opening and the ending songs were appropriate for this kind of anime. They weren't too ecstatic but not too serious either, they were just right.
All in all a very good anime that I would recommend to everyone who's looking for something... relaxing. Relaxing is the right word here because this anime isn't dark or serious enough to make you cry, instead it presents you with a problem the main characters are struggling with and it gradually solves that problem and in the end you connect with the characters and feel happy for them.
8 out of 10 points from me. read more