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Papa no Iu Koto wo Kikinasai

January 25, 2012

Light novel series “パパのいうことを聞きなさい!“ written by Matsu Tomohiro and adorned with illustrations created by Nakajima Yuka already spawned a manga adaptation and now sees its anime adaptation air.

Watched the first three episodes and so far do like this show, which while it may not be anything stellar or novel is still quite entertaining. The animation by studio Feel is good, the girls are all drawn in a very cute, appealing style that I must confess works quite well on me.

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If I were to fault the series anywhere, surprisingly it is for the same reason that also contributes to what is one of this show’s strengths and keeps me interested to see how it will all develop.

While it is offhandedly labeled as slice-of-life, comedy, ecchi or even a loli genre show, “Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai“ either lacks a true identity, a specific direction or it actually cleverly mixes those different genres to a smooth blend.

Perhaps the real reason is that this series knows moderation, not overdoing its suggestive scenes, ecchi content or dramatic moments? “Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai“ thus far opts to not go into extremes of typical genre traits, which is refreshing as nowadays anime series too oft stand out by simply going into the extremes of their genre.

Must admit that personally I like that it is not focusing too much into one genre’s spectrum, but bringing us simple slice-of-life moments, some dramatic developments, a few ecchi jokes, some heartwarming scenes.

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Twin tailed Miu is voiced by Kitamura Eri, she also handles the opening theme ‘Happy Girl’ and voices Karen in this season’s “Nisemonogatari” as well as previous roles like Yachiyo in “Working!!”, Kanade in “Mayo Chiki!” or Kureha in “So-Ra-No-Wo-To”.

Busty bombshell Taika is voiced by Horie Yui, who also sings the ending theme ‘Coloring’. She has voiced many characters, like Siesta in “Zero no Tsukaima”, Akane in “Kämpfer”, Tsubasa in “Nisemonogatari” and Minori in “Toradora!”.

Too bad we won’t see much more of Yuuta’s sister Yuri, liked her character design and Ohara Sayaka’s performance, having previously voiced characters like Alicia in “Aria”, Selvaria in “Valkyria Chronicles”, Irisviel in “Fate/Zero” and Yuuko in “XXXHolic”

Will have to see how the series evolves, as it may still head into a direction that might not appeal to all viewers, myself included. If it does keep its current balance, it will deliver a fun series that mixes various genre traits into a mellow whole.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Devastator001 permalink
    January 26, 2012 8:58 am

    Hmm family slice of life? Hmm reminds me of of otaku no Musume except less otaku ^_^ might get this one once some on my watch list ends or peters out

  2. January 26, 2012 6:19 pm

    @Devastator001
    In many ways so far it actually is, it has some humor, ecchi and drama too. ^^

  3. January 29, 2012 3:56 pm

    I love slice of life anime thought this one took a path i didn’t expect after i saw the first episode. I won’t tell anything more so i don’t spoil (even if it is predictable)
    It’s fun, girls are all really cute and it is entertaining.
    I really wonder how it will evolve, i hope the plot will be more serious because it have the potential.

  4. January 29, 2012 7:53 pm

    @Katsura-chan
    Well considering the set up is the girls ending up living with Yuuta, the final scenes of the first episode aren’t entirely unexpected. Something along those lines would have needed to happen to trigger that plot.

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