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.
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.
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
pantie shots and incest humor. It's as perplexing as it is infuriating.
Now don't get me wrong. I am a... purveyor... of many a pantie shot and clumsy-airhead-girl humor bit. I don't immediately cry "FANSERVICE" and dismiss an entertaining anime. But I still have no need to have a tear in my eye as we watch a three year old learn the cold facts about death, and then ten minutes later watch a 12 year old tsundere's older cousin complex.
"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.
If you want a comedy that's full of ecchi fan service involving children as well as loli vibes throughout the anime, look no further. You've found what you are looking for. If that's not something that would interest you, I don't recommend this anime. If you're still on the fence about it and/or want to hear what I have to say, then please read the rest of my review.
The voice acting was fine and the music was appropriate. Nothing special, though, and nothing really stood out to me. There were some cute moments when they were singing, but otherwise it's
forgettable. The voice actors did a good job of portraying their characters, so I have no complaints on that score either.
The art always felt familiar, like I'd seen it somewhere before. Then I realized that (in my opinion at least) Sako looked exactly like Kouta Hirano from Highschool of the Dead. Sora looks similar Haruhi (The Meloncholy of Haruhi Suzumiya). Hina looked like a mini version of Taiga (Toradora) with black hair. Nimura looks like Koizumi from Haruhi Suzumiya. Miu's looks kind of remind me of Asuza Nanako (K-on).Etc...Seriously all of them look like the replica of a character from a different anime. While the art was beautiful, it still felt very unoriginal.
I also found it annoying that Yuuta is supposed to be a college student, yet he looks the same age as 14 year old Sora. in the anime Yuuta is 18, making him 4 years older than Sora, so way does he look her age and sometimes younger than her? There are also times I feel that they made the 10 year old, Miu, look older than she was. Same with Hina. She looked more like a five or six year old than a three year old. I suppose if they drew people to match their ages, then the comedy and acceptance of that comedy wouldn't work as well? I don't know...moving on....
First, let me say that I have not read the manga, nor do I intend to, so this is all based solely on my impressions of the anime (and the three ova).
What makes this anime so sad is that it had such great potential. As the synopsis states, it's a about an 8 year old college freshman who takes in his three nieces (two of which aren't blood-related) after his sister and her husband's plane goes missing (and they are presumed dead - which they are). Sounds like it could be a really good anime, right? That's what I thought too. I was wrong. It was far from being a great anime, or even good or average anime, which is a shame.
This story truly could have been something great. The premise was a good one and I wanted to see it develop into something deep and meaningful (even with the genre of comedy attached to it). This simply was not to be as the powers that be ruined it with unneeded and tasteless fan service, along with some characters that were better off never being in the show given their behavior and how said behavior dragged the show into the dirt. I understand that this is a comedy and they were trying to be lighthearted, but I just felt it was done poorly. Very poorly.
The fan service was way to much for me to handle considering the premise of the show. I feel that this anime should have an ecchi lolicon warning label attached to it, so people can know about that aspect before going into for people (like me) who tries not to read reviews before watching the anime.
Let me warn you: There are A LOT of bath scenes. There are also plenty panty shots, boob shots, etc...a good majority of which center on the little girls (ages 3, 10, and 14). I didn't care for this aspect of the anime. Maybe it's because I'm a mother of two young children myself or maybe it's because I simply don't think little girls should be sexualized. Either way, the fan service added nothing meaningful to the plot and ended up leaving me feeling as if I had just seen something I had no business seeing.
To add insult to injury they just had to add pedophilia to the mix . Because what ecchi lolicon anime would it be without a pedophile(or two) that no one is really bothered by? That's what that particular tv trope (the lolicon trope) is all about, after all.
However, I didn't find it humorous. It had the complete opposite effect, actually. When that aspect came to life, I lost interest in the anime and simply watched it just to say I finished it. Using pedophilia as a joke isn't funny to me at all. So not only did it have a lot of ecchi fan service of young girls, but also pedophile elements that we were supposed to find amusing. I am not amused. Not to all.
It didn't help that the woman, Raika, struck me as being something of a pedophile herself. I can't be sure if her love and affection for the girls is platonic or not. The OVA seems to suggest something more (for some weird reason one of the OVAs seemed to turn all the girls in the show into some type of pseudo-lesbians). Innocent or not, Raika's behavior was no easier to shallow than Sako's disturbing behavior towards the girls. Both of them had an unhealthy obsession with them that, again, seemed to bother no one, yet bothered me as a viewer greatly.
Outside of the pedophile aspect of some characters, two more examples of useless characters in this anime are the landlady's daughter who tries to evict them simply because he took in his sister's kids, and Raika (her loli moments aside) was someone I just never understood and never found funny. Maybe I just don't get the humor in this anime? I mean, who would try to evict someone for attempting to do the responsible thing? While the anime tried to explain her harsh behavior, the execution was done badly and to be honest, every time she was on screen I couldn't stop getting distracted by how she was practically the glasses-wearing version of Karan from No. 6 (anime).
As far as I can tell the friends (Raika, Sako, and Nimura) contributed next to nothing to the anime and often were shown in a poor light when they were given screen time (though my definition of poor light may vary greatly from yours). The only one of the three I found even remotely likable was Nimura, but even so, the way everyone thinks these kids are cute and practically seem to fall in love with them is a put-off. Even if Nimura's true intentions are innocent, sometimes it just doesn't feel that way. In reality, it makes me question if everyone in the show is a lolicon in some form or another.
I also hated how the girls always said that Yuuta lacked delicacy. I didn't see that. If anything, they should have been more understanding of him and realized that more often than not they were at equal fault whenever something happened that put them in an awkward situation.
I found it annoying that Yuuto had taken them all in so the sisters could stay together when no one else would do that only for them to treat him so badly because he was a boy. I get that they are young girls, but there's a limit to how childish you can be. Yet Yuuta never chastised them for it and went along with their whims, which bothered me even more as he's supposed to be the adult. Instead, he allowed them to treat him like an inferior and even apologize to them when he'd done nothing wrong.
Example: when Yuuta offered to help Sora with her luggage because he was afraid she'd fall. She refused and, go figure, she fell down the stairs. When she fell the clothes in the luggage went flying and he accidentally picked up her panties. She gets embarrassed and slaps him, for which he apologizes. I'm sorry, but how was that his fault? I didn't find that funny, I just found it stupid.
As for character development, I didn't really see too much. While it was definitely there, considering the premise of the anime, a lot more character growth should have taken place. Instead serious events or issues that would have helped them grow as people were often glossed over or ignored for irrelevant material that has no business being in an anime centering on children for the purposes of comedy or whatever it was the creators thought to do with it.
I enjoyed the anime until the point that the bad humor and excessive fan service became too much for me to continue enjoying it. As already stated, the excessively ecchi fan service and the lolicon vibe of the anime made me feel uncomfortable while watching this. They are little girls. There's nothing funny about lolicon in this situation (or any situation really).
I can't imagine any normal person wanting to see little girls taking baths or seeing their panties or boobs or naked skin. They are kids. That's not cute. This is what really ruined it for me. Even with a good plot, there was no way I could force myself to enjoy it. I ended up feeling very disconnected from the characters and the anime the more I watched and was tempted to drop it a couple times.
Despite the good plot, I did not like this anime. The humor was distasteful and the use of fan service in regards to little girls made me uneasy. I feel that a great plot was largely ruined for worthless tropes that lowered the anime from something that could have been great to barely tolerable. At times, yes it was cute. At times, yes, the plot was wonderful. Sadly, it wasn't enough nor am I able to overcome my own personal bias to rate this higher.
If you don't mind kids being used as ecchi fan service material and pedophile tropes don't bother you then you should do fine with this anime. In fact, there's no reason you wouldn't love it. However, if things like that bother you as they do me, then I suggest skipping this anime, no matter how tempting the premise is. Had I known before startinf the anime about these details, I would have skipped it myself. It's just not worth it. At times such as these, reading some of the reviews before watching can really go a long way.
While I understand this is just an anime and that I probably need to lighten up, I can't find it in me to do that. Therefore, my score of 5/10. That's the best I can give it, based purely on the premise (that was wasted), the sound, and the copy-cat art that reminds me keenly of other anime, sometimes to the point of distraction.
If I was going to rate this as I really want to, I'd give it a three out of ten, but I'm not going to be that cynical. It did have it's good moments and it wasn't necessarily a bad anime. I'm sure there are many people who would (and do) love it and find it fun to watch. I am not one of them. That's not saying that the anime sucks or that I have poor taste. It's just that in this instance, I found that I simply couldn't enjoy it personally. So again, 5/10 is the best I can do in my overall rating and even that is being too generous in light of my personal qualms with the anime.
I hope that this review was helpful to you. Thank you for reading it.
They're young, or young looking, and they've been a staple in anime for a long time. Today, we're going to list twenty cute loli anime characters. (Note: this article is SFW. These characters are "loli" purely in the sense that they are or appear young.)