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 down in a plane crash. 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 have ever fantasized about what would happen if suddenly you became the guardian of 3 little girls out of nowhere, then this might just be your anime.
The overall story is very well organised and presented throughout the whole series. The core idea is presented and developed at a great pace, maintaining variety. While the main idea might not seem too interesting at first, Papa still makes it exciting. Papa puts the characters to great use to make sure the flood of problems stay fresh and varied. Though there are a couple of flaws here and there (see at Characters). The anime
ending is not particularly great, but it can be forgiven if you watch the OVA and specials which give it a proper ending.
Score - 7 (9 with OVA and specials)
Expect to see some minor comedy in the anime. Nothing too spectacular, it's just there to spice things up. However, the jokes can become repetitive and boring after awhile since they use the same concept and ideas for jokes.
The characters are the most integral part of Papa and it succeeds to deliver. Almost all of the main characters are great, none of them are shallow characters. They all have deep/multi-layered personalities and they made them feel real, making it easy to like them all.
The supporting characters on the other hand are very-very supporting characters. Most of them are just one of the basic stereotypes and don't really show anything beyond those.
As the series go, the main characters build deep bonds and their character develop into more depth. My only concern was the lack of attention for Miu both in terms of connections and character development. The same goes for the support characters.
Score - 8
The art is one of the best ones. Not really because it's beautiful in art terms, but because it complements the story and ambiance so well. It's bright, heart warming and cute. It really helps you ease into the mood of this anime.
Score - 9
The voice acting was pretty good in my opinion. There was character to them, i could feel the emotions behind them. As far as the music goes, i think it was good, but nothing outstanding. However, it still goes well with the heart warming charm of Papa.
Score - 7
|The whole package|
As i have already implied, the audio-visuals just work so greatly together and Papa really has a great ambiance to it, which i can only recommend. All in all, if you would like to see how a "newly-born" family bonds over while overcoming all hurdles, melting hearts with how cute and lovely it is, then this anime is for you.
Overall Score - 8
For me, who always wanted to have a loving family environment, where i felt comfortable, this anime was just incredibly heart warming for me. It really meant a lot for me, and seeing the family bond over all the issues was just an unimaginable dream for me. Not to mention the characters... They were all extremely lovable and i could really put myself into their shoes. Personally speaking i'm still disappointed by the lack of Miu content but oh well. But because of all these, the anime will always have a place in my heart and i will give it a
Subjective Overall Score - 10 (9 because of Miu)
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