Aug 1, 2019
5 of 12 episodes seen
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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.
"Should I watch it?"