Eighteen-year-old Dale Reki is a skilled, kind, and respected traveller, acknowledged as one of the leading adventurers in the city of Kreuz. One day while on the hunt for magical beasts, he comes across a sweet devil girl named Latina. She is alone, dressed in rags, and bears the devils' symbol of a criminal: a broken horn. Concerned for her wellbeing, Dale decides to ensure Latina's safety by bringing her to his home, eventually leading to him adopting her.
Latina is sweet, innocent and compassionate, charming Dale beyond his expectations. He begins to enjoy the life of parenthood— experiencing the trials that come with raising a child and coping with the heartache he feels whenever his busy lifestyle as an adventurer parts him from her.
Although work and life as a new parent become reassuring constants for Dale, the mysteries surrounding the girl remain. Why was Latina alone in the forest, and why does she harbor the symbol of a criminal? At the same time, Latina also begins to learn about the world and herself as she adjusts to her new life with Dale.
In a season where literally every show is average, there is one gem that I look forward to each week. Not only is UchiMusume the cutest thing I have ever seen, but it is also the most relatable as well.
The story is pretty much identical to other CGDCT shows (except that there's really only one CG here), in that there is no real story. Some random dude named Dale finds a cute loli demon (literally just a human girl with horns) and decides to adopt her. Everything after that is just Latina acting cute.
At this point, you might be wondering why I gave this show
a 10. What separates this from other moeblob shows? Really, that's quite simple: Latina is the single cutest loli in the history of anime. ....that's it. Next section.
Dale also happens to be the single most relatable character I've ever seen. Indeed, I felt a spiritual connection to him when he shouted "NOT ENOUGH LATINA" after Latina hadn't been on screen for about 8 minutes. Other such outbreaks are ever-present in the show, as Dale's only purpose is to be obsessed with Latina and dramatically over-react whenever they are separated. His voice acting is incredible and really helps capture his character. Listening to Bakugou's VA fawn over a loli is an enlightening experience.
While the animation might be somewhat lacking at times, the art is incredible. I find it difficult to believe that this is the studio's first show, but apparently, it is. The OST and OP/ED are quite unremarkable, but who cares. You're here for the cute loli, not the music.
I wasn't really planning to watch UchiMusume this season, as the name gave me the vibe of your everyday typical isekai trash that we see pretty much every season, but to my surprise, the community actually seemed to like it. So at 1:00 in the morning, I open up kissani-, I mean Crunchyroll, binge-watch all the 8 episodes and let me tell you I couldn't have been more disappointed.
With most of the people that watched this anime having liked it so far, I too tried my best to not be the sour one. Sadly, I couldn't find a single reason to like this series
and give it a score of more than 4. With mediocre main storyline, to badly written characters, from awful character progression or development, as you may call it to lazy art, the only saving graces that didn't make me rate this series any lower are those few and far between wholesome moments that stay true to the core plotline. Let me explain what I mean.
The story is not outright horrendous, but its also not something amazing, being mediocre at best. Basically, an adventure meets a cute little loli in the jungle and takes her in. If it were 2010 this would have been a newer storyline, still mediocre but new. As of 2019, there are few people who have not watched something similar with better characters and execution. Nothing much to talk about here as the writer decided to make this so average, I can't even criticize that. But what I can criticize is the characters. Don't even get me started how badly these characters are written. The mc is your avg op isekai protagonist, but not in an isekai, your female main character is your avg isekai first heroine, the damsel in distress, but in loli form factor and not in an isekai. That's it. The side characters are all some random mobs who just happened to get some screen time.
I probably think the writer was like, "Is our loli lonely? Here you have some friend. Is our protagonist not powerful enough? Here you have some political power. Do you lack character depth? Here you go some character develop- Oh I forgot we don't do that here." I have seen some worse writings but this one does not fare better than them.
The sound acting is actually not that bad. With, of course, Latina being the emphasis. Nothing outstanding but nothing terrible, a simple 5. But oh boy.. the art goes along with the worse of this season. With badly drawn background, to shabby work on the interiors, along with lazy action scenes, I had to force myself to sit through those * episodes. From what I know, the art on the light novel was much much better than the shitshow we have been presented here.
Finally, did I enjoy this? Not one bit. To be honest, UchiMusume was painful to watch. With so much potential out there, someone out there had to go and animate this.
Verdict; Who should watch this and who should not? If you're new into anime and have no baseline at the moment, you could enjoy this anime, or if you're really into lolis being the focus(sarcasm btw) then sure go ahead watch Uchimusume.
But if you're like me, tired of all the recent typical isekai bs and want something good with decent characters. a good story and animated by a studio that actually wants to draw it, I kindly suggest you do not waste your time here.
If it's for my Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord is quite possibly the most adorable show you will ever see and I recommend giving it a watch.
This show offers practically the sweetest little anime girl you will ever witness along with the ever-so caring, yet badass Dale who loves Latina more than anything else in the world. This dynamic is refreshing and pleasant in the way it's presented and allows this anime to earn such a high score.
Not only does the mystery element behind Latina rope you in, but the story is executed in a well-paced manner and gets entertaining in
places you do not expect, surprising you and keeping you on your toes. The story shows potential especially involving the little knowledge we have about the world and the glimpses we get of the workings.
The side characters are enjoyable and contribute to the story very well, the animation is fitting to the series though some errors can be spotted and the music is sweet. The opening and ending are cute, Latina sings the opening and Dale sings the ending. Main characters Latina and Dale have a lovable relationship that makes you want to see them every week. Dale is obsessed with Latina and you can't help but get obsessed too. He's easily such a likeable character, considering how he's the top adventurer in the city but turns into utter mush whenever he sees Latina do basically anything or whenever has to leave her. Poor guy just wants to see his little Latina, his Papa bear side has to be the best thing ever.
Anyways, watch the show. Don't second guess or doubt it, just watch it. It's genuinely entertaining and you'll get a kick out of seeing the living paradox that is Latina doing mundane chores like cleaning and cooking. Dale as a parent is an exact representation of us when we see Latina, let's all just agree to protect Latina at all costs.
A really cute and relaxing show with a nice atmosphere.
Nowadays it seems like every medium to big sized anime with a good rating has a catch to it, be it the plot, the art, the characters or something else, you get the point.
This anime has its own catch - its cuteness.
"Should I watch it?"
The story isn't a complex plot, but rather a quite simple and straight foward idea.
It's mainly slice of life based on a fantasy world which has demons, adventurers, quests, etc.
So far in the anime (until episode 6), everything happens pretty much the same as in the manga,
with slight deviations. Should the anime follow this pattern, the story is well translated from manga to anime, and is above average in terms of quality and originality.
Even if the anime's stated genres are fantasy and slice of life, it also fits well into the demon, magic, mystery and romance (as in romance between parent and child).
There are traces and hints of mystery, but they don't lead to huge plot twists but rather to unknown, interesting and unexpected backstories.
Summarized, the MC, Dale, a somewhat famous and skilled adventurer, finds, in a forest, a girl which belongs to the demon race. She takes the adorable little girl home and becomes her adoptive father. As I'm pretty sure many of us have (or will), Dale got attached to the cute demon and starts living life as a caring father.
The art in this anime is a bit above average.
While some scenes seem to lack in expressiveness, most are really cute. Even so, the occasional numb-feeling and poor scenes made my scoring for this category go lower.
Then again, while some scenes are not so great, others are the cutest I've seen in years, and I mean it.
The design and drawing of most scenes are not too complex. In fact, they're rather simple. But there's no connection between complexity and quality. Sure, some scenes feel rushed and maybe stiff, but most of the time these bads are overwhelmed by the goods - cuteness and atmosphere.
The art is pretty much average, with some not-so-nice stiff scenes every now and then; most scenes however are just simply too good and cute to let this scoring of the art go any lower.
I usually pay attention to sound in movies and anime. But while watching this anime, something rather unusual happened - I didn't really notice the sound. That's a good thing. Sound isn't made to attract your attention, but rather to help and build the desired atmosphere.
The music is well placed and fits the scenes properly. Usually you know the music is good when it doesn't stand out too much, and when it does it's because it's good. Other times, when music stands out it's because it's bad and out of place. In this anime, it's the former. Although only 5 episodes have been released, the music did catch my attention for being really good and really well placed a few times.
The sound effects are nothing to complain about. I'm honestly really happy they aren't overused or exaggerated.
The voice acting, however, is a different story. While Latina's voice (the demon girl) is really good and really, and I repeat, REALLY good (for real, it's so damn cute), Dale's voice is sometimes lacking. His voice, occasionally, sounds numb, stiff, rushed and, overall, just plainly bad. Fortunately, these occurrences are rare, and Latina's sweet and lovely voice is more than enough to compensate.
One word: adorable.
I don't really know how to explain my feelings for the characters in this anime, as I'm not used to actually ENJOYING cuteness. Most anime which want to make a character very cute fail, but this one doesn't. I'm honestly amazed. I'm not the type of person who watches slice of life, and neither am I the type of person to find things cute, in general. Heck, I hate kids. But this anime has did it for me - it managed to make me really enjoy a slice of life anime, it managed to create a character that I adore a lot and it managed to make me go head over heels over a cute kid. Amazing.
But, as with all things in life, there is a bad(-ish) side to the characters as well - they aren't really that well built, apart from Latina. Dale seems like it has a really boring backstory, with nothing too interesting apart from him being skilled; the other characters don't have much of a backstory. But, since this is a slice of life, I understand that.
This section gets a 9 - the characters are good and Latina is just amazing.
It's amazing how just 5 episodes of a random anime I've picked up managed to raise my mood and make me desperately want the next episode to air.
Considering that I don't usually watch slice of life, that I'm not usually impressed by cuteness and that I'm definitely not a kid-loving type of person, it's really amazing how this anime, in just 5 episodes, managed to amaze me.
I really enjoy it, and it's really relaxing. That's pretty much what I have to say on my enjoyment. It's a 10 for this one.
It's an unique experience, something I haven't seen before, and I'm really glad that I've picked it up. It's extremely relaxing, charming and cute.