Miyu is an 8th grade girl, whose parents have been hired by NASA. They take off to America leaving Miyu with Mr. Saionji. Later, Mr. Saionji decides to go on a 1 year long trip to India leaving Miyu alone with his son, Kanata. More complications rise when an Alien baby and his babysitter pet crashes/lands in their house. To make things worse, alien baby starts calling Miyu and Kanata Mom and Dad, also showing ESP power and floating around.
Kozuki Miyu's parents fly off to the United States of America as Mrs. Kozuki has been recruited to work for NASA over there as an astronaut. Miyu is left in Japan, although not alone; the Kozukis leave their daughter under the care of a good family friend -- Mr. Saionji -- who coincidentally has a son of around the same age called Kanata. However, Mr. Saionji is called over to India to complete training as a priest, therefore leaving both kids alone in Japan without any parental guidance. On the first night the two are stuck together (they don't particularly like each other at this point in the story) a UFO crashes into the house, and inside is an alien baby from Planet Otto with his cat-like babysitter! Miyu and Kanata agree to take care of the baby -- Ruu -- and his babysitter -- Wanya -- until rescuers from Planet Otto arrive.
Story & Characters: As strange and uninteresting as I thought this would turn out, I found it to be sometimes quite captivating and leaving me dying for another episode. Miyu and Kanata are both fairly normal characters, which makes them the perfect backdrop for the chaos which takes over their lives upon the arrival of the two aliens. Wanya provides for a wonderful character foil for both Miyu and Kanata as they scramble about trying to fit Ruu into their lives and properly take care of him. There is a large cast of supporting characters, including Miyu's two friends, Aya (who is obsessed with writing plays) and Nanami, Kanata's friend Santa (who at first appeared to be a typical class "weirdo" but proves himself different in that his interests exceed your every day bizarre hobbies (one of which is a strange affinity for faces in wood...) and adds quite a bit of hilarity to some episodes), and Christine (the pink-haired "princess" who goes on a rampage whenever she sees another girl close to her crush, Kanata, resulting in countless instances of hilarious slapstick comedy).
The relationship that develops between Kanata and Miyu was refreshing to watch, as instead of developing with feelings of tension like relationships in other shoujo anime, their immature bickering and joint efforts to take care of Ruu lead to a smooth, gradual development that takes quite some time. They remind me a bit of Ranma and Akane from Ranma 1/2. :)
Audio: The openings are bouncy and energetic, as appropriate for this type of anime, and the endings are sweet (but not both are slow) and pleasing to the ears. The background music is simple without becoming plain and repetitive, but complex enough to emphasise and heighten feelings in scenes. The characters' voice acting was more than acceptable, and I was relieved that Miyu had a softer-voiced seiyuu (voice actor) rather than the usual squeaky, girl voice that seems to be so popular. Ruu's voice was extremely adorable and fitting, and everyone else's voices fit their characters well.
Character & Animation: The character designs are mostly loyal to those in the manga, and they actually change into different outfits when at home. I was particularly pleased that this extra detail was added as there are definitely a few anime shows out there where the characters wear the same exact outfit every episode.
The animation was consistent, never choppy, and perfectly acceptable for the type of anime it is. The colours were bright enough to radiate a happy and cheerful feeling without burning anyone's eyes.
Conclusion: Almost every episode I watched left me feeling refreshed and good inside, even though emotions in episodes varied from being happy to sad to playful or comedic. The series manages to keep you hooked while never laying on too much tension and never leaving you bored. I thoroughly enjoyed watching the anime, and definitely recommend it to those who are looking for a light-hearted comedy that can be both touching and romantic.read more
There are a various reasons to why i love this anime. One, it displays the love of parents for their child with a mix of sci fi or outer space thingz (lol idk) and then it has the teenage love going on. The episodes have humor in them, some very dramatic. The cute moments of how two teenage kids live with each other is funny and top it all off with a talking big cat thingy, and flying cute baby, c'mon now. The animation might not be eye catching but overtime you'll learn to love this anime. ^^
Daa! Daa! Daa! is one of my favorite anime of all time.
Yes, it's really really old and the art and sound is not even comparable to modern anime. But considering for how it was for it's time, this deserves a 10. Even so, the story is great. Sure, it's silly and a lot of scenes are cliches. But the basis of the story plot and the design is very original, and the characters are all wonderful in playing their part. Everyone is very distinctive.
This anime does not follow an intensive story plot which connects episode to episode, so it's great for rewatching when you want to just pick a little portion out of it. But at the same time, it does have a slow story which progresses.
I would highly recommend this anime if you want to take a break from the modern anime series with intensive plots and much harem. If you don't... I recommend it anyway because it's great for laughing and story.read more
Daa! Daa! Daa! is the classic story of boy meets girl meets alien baby meets alien babysitter. It has all the elements of a romantic comedy that one could possibly entertain. Miyu and Kanata are junior high school students that find themselves caring for an alien baby, Ruu-chan, with the help of his escort and babysitter, Wannya. For better or for worse, Miyu and Kanata are currently living alone together due to extenuating circumstances.
As a romantic comedy, Daa! Daa! Daa! falls into a formulaic pattern for a majority of its episodes. For example, Miyu and Kanata are trying their hardest to maintain their everyday lives and accommodate Ruu-chan as much as possible. However, due to Ruu-chan having supernatural powers, he creates a large stir. Miyu, Kanata and Wannya then are responsible for calming the situation and rescuing Ruu-chan. This affects the plot directly as well as the character development for both Miyu and Kanata. While some episodes bring together Miyu and Kanata closer than just strangers and more like boyfriend and girlfriend, the next seems to completely nullify any development in their relationship status.
Daa! Daa! Daa! is not an unsuccessful series. It has 78 episodes, a testament to its positive reception when it initially aired. It suffers from the same issues longer and even more popular series in the same genre does. Though the plot may be formulaic, it works to provide entertainment usually. Despite the novel premise of the plot, the chemistry and comedic situations between the characters are eventually unmemorable. Regardless, it may be helpful to know that the target audience for this show is likely to be junior high school students or even younger that are looking for an immediate sour of entertainment. read more
Anime is popular for having loads of adorable characters. Anime baby boys and girls, in particular, have a special way of making people happy. Here are 15 of the cutest babies in anime, sure to brighten your day with their beautiful innocence.