Buddy Daddies

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: Buddy Daddies


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 7, 2023 to Apr 1, 2023
Premiered: Winter 2023
Broadcast: Saturdays at 00:00 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: P.A. Works
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy
Themes: ChildcareChildcare, Organized CrimeOrganized Crime
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.121 (scored by 123251123,251 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #4722
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #888
Members: 277,735
Favorites: 3,012

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On Christmas Eve, four-year-old Miri Unasaka arrives in Tokyo completely alone, in search of her father. The bright lights and merry atmosphere guide Miri to a big hotel and a man with a delicious-looking cake. However, the child has just unknowingly walked into the center of an elaborate, foolproof plan for assassinating a dangerous mafia boss.

Professional assassins Kazuki Kurusu and Rei Suwa live together, fleeing memories of their grim childhoods and avoiding emotional connections. When their mission goes awry and they end up bringing Miri home, there is only one reasonable thing to do: return Miri to her mother. But the girl's innocent laugh and pure worldview quickly enamor her to Kazuki, who secretly enjoys playing a parent, and it is not long before Rei's impenetrable heart makes room for Miri.

Miri's every move is unpredictable, and Kazuki and Rei find raising an energetic child harder than any of their missions. Although it presents a great risk to their careers, Kazuki and Rei—both assuming the affectionate nickname "papa"—decide to provide Miri with a normal childhood despite all the odds stacked against them.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Buddy Daddies was released on Blu-ray and DVD in six volumes from March 22, 2023, to August 23, 2023.

Characters & Voice Actors


Higashi, Mao
Assistant Producer
Iwasaki, Noriko
Assistant Producer


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"SHOCK!" by Ayase

Ending Theme

"SHOCK!" by Ayase (eps ep 1)
"My Plan" by DURDN (eps eps 2-)

Episode Videos


Jun 3, 2024
The interesting thing about this show is that I get incredibly annoyed whenever people call it a Spy x Family rip-off, while I also wonder if this show would have ever seen the light of day had it not been for Spy x Family. Clearly, stories about found family are doing rather well right now and this show has a lot of beautiful found family moments

The characters are all endearing. On first glance, you look at our two male leads and you might think 'eh, I have seen this before. One of them is a badass straight arrow, the other is the funny goof with ...
Aug 5, 2023
Mixed Feelings
this anime was straight up boring on the first 3 episodes i dropped it alteasy 3 times and i just watched it on the morning as a time killer and turns out as a pretty good story. Not so much on the hook but it turned out really good. No more season 2 on this with that ending.

Anyways this anime should be treated as a slice of life, time killer anime theres some really good bits and pieces of drama but in the end you will only see them on the later episodes

Might be confused with one of those anime where they mmakesu watch an ...
Apr 10, 2023
This show is like if Spy x Family cut out everything interesting in the plot.

The fact that this show got tagged as 'Action' is equivalent to if Death Note got tagged 'Slice of Life' because Light talks to his family sometimes. This show is purely a slice of life anime with a complication that the two Dad's are assassins. The hook of the show was supposed to be the balancing act of cool action assassin and the facade of a happy family raising an unknowing daughter.

Instead it is a show about a whiny ass little kid that is unbearable and is constantly crying and ...

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