Nov 27, 2021
Story of the series is quite simple as it focuses on mainly the Mother and her 3 daughters and their relationship as the daughters grow throughout the series. It is very endearing to see them grow and the finale of the series is very rewarding in that aspect.
Keep in mind that the second season episodes 103-141 consist of side stories and rebroadcasts that happen chronologically before the episode 102 which is the finale.
Comedy is top tier and I think it really handles the relationship between parent and their kids really well and uses that as an advantage on many comedic and emotional situations.
I'd say that
the characters are probably the biggest strength of the series as the daughters and the dynamic between them and also between them and their parents makes the series very engaging to watch.
There is Fuu the eldest daughter who has very imaginative mind and usually you see her playing as a princess or fairy. She also has a big sister role to her siblings which she takes pride in.
There is Suu who is the middle daughter. She usually follows her big sister when it comes to playing and joins into her scenarios. You could say she is more tomboyish than Fuu. She also is "free" as described by the mother often.
There is Chii who is the youngest also called the CEO by the mother because of her demanding attitude. She can't really speak that well but wants to take part in her sisters playing scenarios.
The show utilises many broken Japanese structures and words as the kids don't know how to speak properly yet, which is really wholesome and pretty funny I'd say. The situational comedy usually relies on that kind of gimmicks.
I haven't yet seen another series that does something like that and incorporates it part of the series structure as well as this series does. In many other anime the kids are usually big enough to atleast speak coherently
I didn't really expect much going into it. Initially I only got interested in it after hearing the theme song and how catchy it was, later I was drawn into the family dynamic between the characters as Sazae-san, Chibi Maruko-chan etc do that really well so I was hoping something along those lines.
Further I got I realised that it was more about parent and their kid dynamic than the extended family like the two others I mentioned. Kind of like young parent first kids type of scenario. Not married for long bit of like Hai Akko Desu series in late 80s except I think this one gets the dynamic lot better.
I didn't think I'd get as invested in the series as I did.
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